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Lamar Uncle Sam

Lamar University is doing its part to aid Southeast Texans who wish to claim their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by offering free tax return preparation assistance and free electronic filing (e-filing) to taxpayers through its LU Community Outreach Program.

Victor Lynn Lovelady

U.S. Department of State spokesperson Victoria Nuland issued word on Jan. 21 from Washington, DC, confirming the death of a Nederland man, Victor Lynn Lovelady, contracted to work in Algeria. Lovelady was the victim of a terrorist attack exacted on the company he was working for overseas, at which time he was taken hostage by the group.


Between Jan. 20 and Jan. 21, three homes were burglarized in Orange, according to the Orange Police Department (OPD). In each of the incidents, one or more flat screen televisions were stolen. 

Cheese Chisholm of the Harlem Globetrotters talks to children about bullying.

Cheese Chisholm of the Harlem Globetrotters paid a visit to the Salvation Army’s Boys and Girls Club in Beaumont on Monday, Jan. 21, to talk to the children about bullying.

“I’m from the Bronx, N.Y., and I never had a chance for anyone to come to my neighborhood and talk to me,” Chisholm said. “So anytime I have a chance to talk to kids, I try to do the best I can.”

The visit was part of a new nationwide community outreach program by the Globetrotters in an effort to impact schools and communities.


U.S. News & World Report ranked Lamar University’s online graduate nursing program as second in the nation out of 101 programs evaluated.

The ranking is based on four criteria: faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, student engagement, and admissions selectivity

“We are very proud of our well prepared faculty,” said Nancy Blume, director of graduate nursing studies at Lamar. “They are the backbone of our successful program.”