The News

Lamar University students got a little wet-nose encouragement during finals week. Certified therapy dogs with Paws 4 Love, a nonprofit local chapter of the national organization Intermountain Therapy Animals, and rescue dogs from the nonprofit organization Humane Society of Southeast Texas, visited the campus.

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The Lone Survivor Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing unique healing opportunities for U.S. Armed Forces members and their families, hosted the groundbreaking ceremony for its first retreat facility on Saturday, April 26, in Crystal Beach.

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As the family of each fallen officer placed a yellow carnation on a wreath honoring all of the department’s officers killed in the line of duty, some loved ones sobbed.

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The Ivory Bill

Jan Ruppel, Big Thicket Association president, has announced that the Big Thicket Association (BTA) christened the Ivory Bill at Riverfront Park on Thursday, April 24, during a Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting.

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Maj. Gen. William “Len” Smith

AUSTIN - Speaking at the start of the 2014 Texas Military Forces Senior Enlisted Workshop at the Austin Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) and Joint Vehicle Maintenance Facility (JVMF), on April 11, 2014, Maj. Gen.

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