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UPDATE: Orange CVB has cancelled their community car show scheduled for March 2 due to unfavorable weather.

 

The first motor show took place in Paris in 1898 at the famous Grand Palais and by the end of the 19th century, car shows had replaced bicycle shows. A few years later, America’s first “horseless carriage show” was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City and drew more than 10,000 spectators, who saw the Ransom Eli Olds’ prototype for the new “runabout.”

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Lamar University’s women’s basketball program is rich in history. Everyone remembers March 17, 1991, when the Cardinals defeated LSU 93-73 in front of nearly 10,000 fans in the Montagne Center in the third round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament.

Then there was the resurgence of wins beginning in 2007, but what coach Robin Harmony and her team has been doing weekly since she became the head coach in 2013 is nothing short of spectacular.

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Beaumont native Jay Bruce is a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger Award winner and will soon begin spring training with the Seattle Mariners. The 31-year-old Bruce can also add Hall of Fame to his resume.

The West Brook graduate was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame wing inside the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur on Jan. 5 in front of 100s of family, friends and former high school teammates.

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Lamar women’s basketball coach Robin Harmony won her 100th career game as the Cardinal head coach when the team defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 76-58 on Jan. 5. The win is also the team’s 35th consecutive victory at the Montagne Center.

Harmony became only the third coach in program history to win 100 games.

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Hardin County’s only indoor training facility Athletic Edge Sports in Lumberton will host a baseball workshop with former MLB player Aaron Newcomb on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. Newcomb was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2012. He spent several years pitching in the professional ranks for the Burlington Bees, Washington Wild Things and Gateway Grizzlies.

The two-hour fundamental workshop is for ages 6 and older and costs $25. Call (409) 227-4646 for registration or view athleticedgetrainityfacility.com

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