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Mary Scheer

Lamar University’s Mary Scheer is a recipient of the prestigious 2012 Liz Carpenter Award for Research in the History of Women, presented by the Texas State Historical Association.

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A Wednesday, Feb. 13, argument in the 5000 block of Pine Street almost turned deadly when one young girl stabbed another. 

According to a Beaumont Police Department press release, witnesses said the altercation had gone on throughout the day, culminating around 7:13 p.m. when the altercation between the two 12-year-old girls became physical. After being pushed to the ground, one girl grabbed a knife and stabbed the other in the stomach. 

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UPDATE: Police seek Joshua Latham, 26, for questioning as a person of interest in the disappearance of Higginbotham.

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The Quota International of Southeast Texas club is honoring Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames at a Southeast Texas Gala Salute at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Ina press release, the group said it will recognize Ames for her many accomplishments and contributions to the quality of life in Southeast Texas.

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Police say they are searching for an unknown suspect who shot a white egret with a bow and arrow.

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