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Donna Blaisdell (right)

(Lamar press release)

Donna Blaisdell has become The Texas State University System’s first ever recipient of the TSUS Regents’ Staff Member Award. The award was presented today at the TSUS board meeting in San Marcos.

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Police are investigating an aggravated assault after a report of gunfire led them to the scene of a shootout in the Arthur Robinson housing complex in the 1300 block of 5th Street in Orange on Tuesday night.

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An amendment highlighting the findings of the State Department’s environmental review of the Keystone XL Pipeline passed the House floor May 22. According to a press release by U.S. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Texas), his amendment strengthens the argument to pass the Northern Route Approval Act, which declares that a Presidential permit is not required for the Keystone XL Pipeline’s application.

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A Beaumont man was hospitalized after police say he was hit while riding his bike in Beaumont’s North End. 

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On 5/20/2013 officers responded to the 3500 block of Raven Street in reference to a disturbance. A white female was issued a criminal trespass warning and made to leave the residence.

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An 18-year-old man died in the streets of Orange after sustaining injuries from broken glass while crawling through a window after a burglary at a residence on 6th Street in Orange on Wednesday, May 22, police said. 

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Randy Deshawn Kelly

Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 5:35 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a robbery at the Express Mart No. 10  at 2210 Interstate 10. Upon arrival, officers found that two men had come into the store, and one was armed with what looked like a revolver. The subjects demanded money and cigarettes, and then left the store and got into a small white pickup which was parked outside.

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One man is in custody after a suspicious package left at the corner of College Street and Major Drive in Beaumont caused a brief bomb scare.

Beaumont Fire Department spokesman Brad Pennison said police, SWAT and K-9 units received the call about 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, and were securing the scene soon after.

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According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, investigators have a suspect in the livestock shootings that occurred in a private property area of Mansfield Ferry Road in Vidor. Fifteen cows and calves were found fatally shot on Monday, April 15, at approximately 8:50 a.m. by a concerned citizen traveling past the field where the cattle lay dead and dying, according to Sheriff Keith Merritt on the morning of the discovery.

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James Martin Chaney

Two children are without their mother after police say a Hamshire man shot her multiple times in the 156000 block of Heckaman Loop in

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