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The Neches River Rail Bridge public hearing scheduled for the evening of July 28at the Beaumont Civic Center has been postponed.

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A 44-year-old Houston woman pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales July 26.

Nhung Tuyet Nguyen, also known as Sandy Nguyen, pleaded guilty to theft of government property before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated the grand opening of the Cattail Marsh boardwalk and viewing platforms Tuesday, July 26.

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ExxonMobil announced plans Tuesday, July 26, to increase production of ultra-low sulfur fuels at its Beaumont refinery by approximately 40,000 barrels per day, further strengthening its integrated downstream portfolio while meeting environmental standards.

 “This will represent the largest capital investment at our Beaumont refinery in more than a decade,” said Fernando Salazar, manager of the Beaumont refinery, of the $450 million investment by ExxonMobil.

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The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) has named Xiangyang (Sunny) Lei, associate professor of organic chemistry and interim chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as the recipient of Lamar University’s 2016 Faculty Mentor Award.

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