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A former Beaumont Independent School District employee who said he was terminated from his job of more than a decade in retaliation has been denied further legal recourse by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in a ruling handed down Monday, Oct. 5. 

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Body camera used by Lamar police

The Lamar University Police Department (LUPD) is expanding its use of body-worn cameras. Cameras are already in use across campus, according to a Lamar press release, from the campus security camera system to cameras in each LUPD patrol unit.

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Joe Deshotel fundraiser photos

As the sun was setting on the Winnie ranch of former Jefferson County Judge Carl Griffith on Thursday, Oct. 1, Democratic officials and election hopefuls gathered to raise funds and show support to longtime State Rep. Joe Deshotel, who’s been in office the better part of two decades, representing District 22 at the state’s capital.

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Gift of Life’s fifth annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush attracted more than 5,000 walkers and runners “lacing up to save lives” to downtown Beaumont on Saturday, Oct. 3.

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Patti Wilson, dressed as Pete the Cat, read to students the book by the same nam

Y Reads with You, a literacy program developed by the partnership of the YMCA of Southeast Texas and Port Arthur Independent School District, hosted its kickoff celebration at Sam Houston Elementary in Port Arthur on Thursday, Oct. 1. 

With storytelling, snacks and activities, the preliminary event was an educational and interactive success.

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Angela Dillahunty demonstrates how she utilizes the culpascope in forensic exami

Sexual abuse is a subject that makes people extremely uncomfortable, but one that is an ugly, prevalent reality for millions of victims in the U.S. each year.

Nearly 70 percent of all reported sexual assaults affect children ages 17 and under, according to U.S. Department of Justice statistics.

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Extreme Cash Blast

Roy Patterson of Silsbee claimed a prize worth $1 million in the Texas Lottery scratch ticket game $500,000,000 Extreme Cash Blast.

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Invista announced Monday, Oct. 5, a reduction in force affecting employees of its Orange adipic acid unit, which the company plans to shut down completely.

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Lamar University is hosting a Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Setzer Student Center, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Students will learn about the opportunities and the benefits of studying abroad. Faculty members will be present to share about the many faculty-led programs available at LU. Students who studied abroad last year will also attend to share their experiences.

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