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Creative minds will converge for the 2014 Lamar Literary Festival, a two-day event featuring presentations and readings from published authors, creative writing professors and award-winning student writers.

The Lamar University Department of English and Modern Languages will host the event on the sixth floor of the John Gray Library on Thursday, Nov. 13, and Friday, Nov. 14. This year’s festival will recognize the achievements of three small Texas presses, including Beaumont’s own LU Press.

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An accident in Orange involving an semi trailer and passenger vehicle sent four people to the hospital Wednesday, Nov. 12.

At approximately 9 a.m., there was a two vehicle crash on Interstate 10 at the MLK Overpass in Orange, a press release by Texas Department of Public Safety states.

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Three Southeast Texas vets are being honored with the Knight medal of the French Legion of Honour, France’s highest decoration awarded for excellent civil or military conduct: Beaumont resident Arlie Ray Horn, 90; Beaumont resident and retired Jefferson County 136th District Court Judge Jack R. King, 91; and 94-year-old Vidor resident Robert L. Jackson.

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After breaking ground in August 2013, the Spindletop Center has proudly announced the grand opening of The Cottages, the center’s fourth apartment complex in its series of innovative housing solutions for people with disabilities and low incomes.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is warning Southeast Texans about a new “spoofing” scam active in the area, and said residents should be suspicious of any phone calls they might receive with “Jefferson County Courthouse” showing up as the name on the caller ID.

Caller ID spoofing allows a caller to masquerade as someone else by falsifying the number that appears on the recipient’s caller ID display; originally used by collection agencies, it was outlawed in 2010.

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