The News

Gisela Houseman, owner and CEO of The Houseman Companies in Orange, has added $50,000 to further strengthen the Tony Houseman Memorial Scholarship in Speech and Hearing at Lamar University. She also donated equal amounts to existing scholarships at Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar State College-Orange.

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Cory Broom accepts his Golden Apple and $500 check from Education First FCU.

Education First Federal Credit Union has named Cory Broom of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School its Golden Apple Educator Award winner for the month of August.

As the 2015-16 school year began, Broom was awarded with a Golden Apple and a $500 check from Education First Federal Credit Union in front of his drama students, LC-M staff and many of the parents who nominated him.  Onlookers met inside the high school theater to surprise him with the news.

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Motorists navigating the roadways around the intersection of Washington

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Cody Melton

Accused kidnapper Cody Melton, 35, was indicted Sept. 16 on aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault family violence charges after the Beaumont man allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and abducted her 4-year-old child in Jefferson County on Aug. 25.

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The Beaumont Police Department announced Tuesday, September 15 it will be reorganizing its Animal Services program.

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