The News

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Friday, Aug. 11, the appointment of two new members to the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) Board of Managers. The seven-member board was reduced by the resignation of Dr. Jimmy Simmons, Lenny Caballero and Jack Carroll last month.

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On Friday, August 11, at 7:30 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to an apartment in the 2800 block of Pine Street in reference to a disturbance, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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On Friday, August 11, shortly after 3:00 AM, Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at in the 2300 block of Emile Street, Capt. Brad Penisson said in a release.

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Freddie Titus

An “ambassador for mankind,” Lamar University’s Freddie Titus took a different path when he discovered the joy of serving others over self. He has brought that approach to his teaching and service beyond the campus.

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Lamar University’s Center for Innovation Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE) is partnering with faith-based and community organizations for the first ever Port Arthur Hope & Opportunity Event. The free community event with be Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Booker T. Elementary School, located on 1300 Freeman Avenue in Port Arthur, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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