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Chief Oscola Clayton Sylestine, the principal chief of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribe of Texas, succumbed to illness and passed away Thursday, Jan. 31. He will lie in state at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, 17 miles east of Livingston, when all arrangements have been completed. He was 80 years old.

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In his 21 years at Lamar University, Oney Fitzpatrick Jr., 55, has witnessed prestige and growth as well as prejudice and intolerance. He has watched thousands of students graduate, many his own, and said that helping them reach that goal has been his greatest accomplishment.

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The announcement in late January that Gov. Dave Heineman of Nebraska has given his approval to a revised route for the Keystone XL pipeline has put the issue squarely back on the White House’s plate.

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Dire financial circumstances or perhaps alluring television commercials promising “Why wait for your structured settlement” have driven some people to look for huge paydays by cashing in their settlements early. But the evidence shows the only ones making big bucks in the deals are the companies offering them by taking advantage of the desperate or impatient.

Investing in the future

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Mayor Bobbie Prince and District 6 City Councilman Robert Williamson walked out of a Feb.

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Community members had two opportunities to voice concerns regarding the Beaumont Independent School District’s (BISD) proposed districting maps and now, during a meeting scheduled for Feb. 21, the Board of Trustees will have the final say on which scheme will be in effect for the 2013 voting season. 

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As part of the centennial celebration at Central Baptist Church of Port Arthur, John Storey, a member of the church for more than 40 years and distinguished regents professor emeritus of history at Lamar University, has published a new book, “Go Tell the Good News.”

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As part of the centennial celebration at Central Baptist Church of Port Arthur, John Storey, a member of the church for more than 40 years and distinguished regents professor emeritus of history at Lamar University, has published a new book, “Go Tell the Good News.”

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According to Beaumont police, a man entered the BBVA Compass bank at 11th Street and Interstate 10 in Beaumont shortly before 10 a.m. Feb. 6 and demanded cash from the teller, claiming he had a gun. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5-feet-8, wearing a light blue hoodie. He was last seen fleeing the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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