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Members of the Gift of Life’s Youth Advisory Council are joining thousands of students across the country to commemorate National Kick Butts Day on Wednesday, March 16, an initiative that encourages youth, teachers and health advocates throughout the United States to stand up and speak out against Big Tobacco.

Pictured with Dr. Mike Shahan, LSC-O president, are LSC-O Foundation members Pat

The Lamar State College-Orange Foundation has set Saturday, April 23, as the date for its fifth annual “Boot Scootin’ at the Brown Estate” fundraiser. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a “social hour” and barbeque dinner that will be followed by dancing to the music of the Twangsters Union band. Guests will be seated under tents so that they can enjoy the springtime ambience and beauty of the Brown Estate grounds.

When Lauren Courmier (inset) was arrested, officers discovered 28 grams of meth.

A former Vidor Independent School District teacher busted with more than 9 ounces of methamphetamine last November is again in jail on drug charges after officers with the Orange Police Department (OPD) stopped her March 8

Meagan Lonion

Police in Pinehurst arrested a local woman March 1 after discovering her toddler wandering around a storage facility unattended as the allegedly intoxicated mother slept in a unit there.


Beaumont Police Traffic Investigators are seeking the public’s help with information about a traffic crash that occurred Saturday, March 5, around 3:25 p.m. in front of Raceway.

Officers responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and were advised the driver’s injuries were possibly non-life threatening.

The motorcycle operator died later that day from injuries he sustained in the crash.

He was identified as Jaime Joseph Jacob, a 33-year-old male from Lafayette, Louisiana.