The News

Brandon Belaire, a junior from Groves; Remington Whitt, a senior from Livingston

A dozen Lamar University civil engineering students are working hard to ready Big Beau, their canoe, for the 2015 Tex-Mex Regional Competition. This year, preparations for the annual competition extend beyond the research and construction to include serving as hosts for the April 23-25 competition, the first at LU since 2004.

Lamar’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will host the competition for the Texas-Mexico Region.

Blue Bell Ice Cream

Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, can cause se

Brandon Miller, 25

Beaumont Police Department patrol officers taking a report in the 1400 block of Roberts Street on April 22 had to stop what they were doing and immediately investigate when they heard shots fired from a nearby neighborhood park, reports BPD.

Lupe Flores and wife Nancy

Jefferson County Judge Guadalupe Rodriguez  Flores of County Court at Law No. 2 passed away April 21, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. In his too-short 65 years on earth, he was a skilled advocate, distinguished jurist, community activist, compassionate neighbor and friend to everyone he met, but the titles he cherished most were husband, father and grandfather. To governors and laborers alike, Judge Flores was simply “Lupe.”