The News

The Wayne A. Reaud Building is no doubt the centerpiece of what will be the new front door to Lamar University. However, there are several other pieces to this puzzle that will present an inviting and attractive gateway to students, faculty and other visitors to the campus.

An important aspect of this new gateway is the reversal of entrance and exit ramps along US 69 between Highland Avenue and Spur 380.

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Arundo along a Hill Country stream

A coalition of government and nonprofit conservation groups is expanding the war on Arundo (Arundo donax), an invasive plant that threatens to take over scenic Hill Country rivers.

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A Little Cypress Junior High student brought an unloaded BB gun to class on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Staff retrieved the BB gun early in the morning.

Since "a BB gun is not classified as a firearm under federal law, no legal charges were brought against the student," LCM CISD Community Relations coordinator Sherry Combs said in a release.

However, Combs also said that LCM CISD will be "assign[ing] consequences to the student according to the student code of conduct."

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Port Arthur police are investigating poisoned formula that resulted in the hospitalization of a one year old infant in Port Arthur, PAPD Field Operations Lieutenant Jeremy Lloyd reported Dec. 4.

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Southeast Texas Hospice's annual toilet paper tea will be on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event organizers encourage attendees to bring an item to stock the office's shelves for the new year and provide more end of life services in the Golden Triangle area.

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