The News

The U.S. Attorney General’s Office, heading up the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, filed for a temporary restraining order barring the Beaumont Independent School District from implementing voting changes ordered by Texas’ 9th Court of Appeals. The U.S Attorney General’s Office claimed jurisdiction in the matter pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires that any voting procedure changes in Texas be signed-off on by the DOJ.

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Lamar

(Lamar University press release)

Registration begins today (Tuesday, April 9) for May mini, summer and fall classes at Lamar University.

Special populations of students – which includes athletes, honors students, military personnel (active duty and veterans), seniors and students with disabilities – can register for classes beginning Tuesday, April 9. Open registration for all admitted students will begin Tuesday, April 16.

The May mini-session will run from May 17 to June 4.

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LSC-O Quiz Bowl Team

(Lamar State College-Orange press release)

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City of Port Arthur

The Blue Santa Program and the City of Port Arthur would like to invite the public to the city’s Annual State of Affairs Address on Thursday, April 10, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Dr. The cost is $25.00 per person and the deadline to register is April 1. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Blue Santa Program. To purchase tickets, please call Christe Whitley at 409-983-8015.

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Jim Sanderson

(Lamar University press release)

The Texas Institute of Letters has honored Jim Sanderson, professor and chair in Lamar University’s Department of English and Modern Languages, with the Kay Cattarulla Award for short-story writing.

The institute – considered the most prestigious literary organization in Texas – presented the award Saturday, April 6, at its annual meeting in San Marcos. The award recognizes the best short story written by a Texan or about Texas.

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