The News

Dr. Jim Sanderson, Dr. Jerry Craven and Dr. Jerry Bradley
Dr. Catalina Castillón and Dr. Jerry Craven

Mention the name Lamar University Press and the first thing people think of is the university newspaper, which makes sense, but only because the average citizen is unaware that Lamar has an actual literary press. The recent name change to Lamar University Literary Press has helped clear the confusion, but there is still the matter of spreading the word about Lamar’s hidden gem and the history behind how it came into being.

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A suspect police believe is responsible for multiple purse-snatchings and cell phone thefts in Beaumont is in custody on aggravated robbery charges, Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Tony Harding reported June 17.

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An accident involving two cars and a UPS truck claimed the life of a male passenger of one of the vehicles, Beaumont Police Department Officer Tony Harding reported in a news release on June 17.  

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A multiple-vehicle accident in Liberty County on Friday morning claimed the lives of two people and shut down a portion of State Highway 105 for several hours, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Stephanie Davis reported June 17. 

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Kristin Stanley, Niket Parikh, Fred Tally-Foos, Arin Madera, and Jose Talavera

For the next three months, three teams of bike riders from the University of Texas are taking their mission on the road, cycling from Austin to Alaska in hopes of raising awareness (and funds) for cancer research and treatment.

Along the way, 22 of the riders made a pit stop in Beaumont to get some much needed R&R, as well as food and water, at the home of Beaumont attorney and philanthropist Hubert Oxford III. Oxford’s daughter, Gabe, is also riding for the cause, taking an alternate route to the northern destination more than 4,000 miles away.

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