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The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System May 26 approved campus-specific policies regarding the possession of concealed handguns at the system’s eight member institutions, including Lamar University in Beaumont. The policies, which take effect Aug. 1, were approved during the board’s quarterly meeting at Texas State University’s Round Rock campus.

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Firefighters in Beaumont battled two blazes in two days at two separate residences, one vacant and one occupied, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

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Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw issued a statement May 27 in honor of Memorial Day and the troops who have served and died for the protection of the United States of America.

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Cheniere Energy recently hosted a reception at Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) to recognize candidates accepted into the Craft Development Program established by the company last year.

The Craft Development Program is a workforce development program tailored to produce highly skilled welders needed to support ongoing construction along the Gulf Coast. Utilizing partnerships with LIT and local school districts, the program consists of advanced welding training at the college and customized, advanced welder training at a Cheniere-sponsored training facility.

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Victoria Broussard

Rodney Broussard is building ADA accessible efficiency quarters onto his rural Jefferson County home to allow his daughter to come back to Southeast Texas from the neuro-rehabilitative center in Conroe.

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