The News

Vernon Durden

(Lamar press release)

The Lamar University Alumni Advisory Board has elected Vernon Durden of China to serve as 2013-2014 president.  Ellen Rienstra of Beaumont is past president, and Stephanie Molina of Beaumont will serve as president-elect.

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Jaylon Trahan (inset) pleaded guilty to assaulting two educators.

An 18-year-old Port Arthur man pleaded guilty Monday, May 13, to two counts of assault on a public servant after attacking two teachers in what the victims say was a violent and brutal display of aggression at Memorial High School in Port Arthur.

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Jakari Stoner

An 18-year-old Beaumont man was in jail Monday, May 13, after pleading guilty to indecency with a child.

Jakari Stoner pleaded guilty to molesting a family member in Judge John Stevens' court, saying little as his sentence was read aloud.

“This is about the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen in 34 years of practice,” Stevens said Monday.

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One woman required medical treatment after an altercation in Orange led to an aggravated assault.

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Cowboy Church On The Rock

Cowboy Church on the Rock will host “Crawfish for Conner” at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18 to benefit Connor Stanton, a local six-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare vascular tumor that is currently inoperable.  Connor and his family live in China and he attends China Elementary School. Dinner will include crawfish, corn, and potatoes.  

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