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(Lamar press release)

Lamar University has been recognized for excellence in the field of minority education innovation by the P-20 Initiatives for African American Student Success.

Lamar received this recognition at the 2013 “Every Student Can” Developmental Education Course Redesign Summit hosted by the P-20 Initiatives for African American Student Success in conjunction with the Texas Higher Education Journal in Austin on July 15-16.

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Jefferson County Bar Association and Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans logos

The Jefferson County Bar Association (JCBA) will host a free legal advice clinic for area veterans Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. – noon at Lumberton Fire & EMS, 228 Country Lane Drive, Lumberton. Appointments are encouraged by calling the bar office at (409) 835-8647, but walk-ins will be welcome.

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Nine people were arrested Friday, Aug. 16, 2012, and one suspect remains at large after officers of the Orange Police Department Narcotics Division and DEA agents broke up what they say was a fraudulent prescription drug ring in Orange, Texas.

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Bishop Curtis Guillory, Michael “Shane” Sinegal and Kevin Roy

IEA – Inspire, Encourage, Achieve – is a Southeast Texas nonprofit with a commitment to serving at-risk youth through programming that helps them identify their strengths and achieve dignity and respect.

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Fredrick Lee Davis

Law enforcement officers with the Texas Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Duncanville Police Department successfully located and arrested one of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Most Wanted Fugitives. Fredrick Lee Davis, 25, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 14, in Duncanville and booked into the Dallas County Correctional Facility.

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Texas Education Agency logo

Three Beaumont ISD elementary schools not only met state standards but also earned further distinction in all of three key areas, according to a press release from the Texas Education Agency. Under the state accountability system, campuses in Texas that achieve the rating of "Met Standard" can also earn distinction designations for the following:

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Ingress

 

A gaming application for Android is helping put Beaumont and other local cities on the map. Ingress, a game developed by Niantic Labs and currently owned by Google, utilizes players to mine data for Google Maps. Area players are set to gather in Beaumont on Saturday, Aug. 17, and the public is invited. 

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