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Evans (right) received the presidential medallion from James Simmons.

Kenneth R. Evans was invested as Lamar University’s 15th president on Thursday, Nov. 7, calling on students and faculty in his inaugural address to recognize the strengths of the university’s heritage while also seeking to invent a promising new future.

Betsy Arnold, Frank Broyles and Molly Arnold-Gay

Imagine what it would be like to visit your mother, whom you’ve built a lifetime relationship with full of warm and wonderful memories, only to discover she has no recollection of you, treating you more like a stranger than a child.

Superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois holds a press conference at BISD.

Unmarked FBI vehicles were at the Beaumont Independent School District administration building and the home of the school district's finance director, Devin McCraney, the morning of Thursday, Nov.7. Investigators had been to the home of BISD Superintendent Dr.