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Lamar University archivist Penny Clark and Charlotte Holliman display an early u

Since the introduction of digitization, archivists at museums and universities across the world have been able to increase access for interested viewers to sensitive and important materials by preserving digital copies available for viewing online. Lamar University’s John and Mary Gray Library is no exception.

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The City of Beaumont 2015 Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, September 19, 2015 has sold out. The event is taking place at the Downtown Event Centre at 700 Crockett Street.

Emily Wheeler, Division Manager for the City of Beaumont Event Facilities, announced the updated event details, adding that tickets will not be available at the door.

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Matt Block, managing attorney with the Child Support Division's Beaumont office, was recognized by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Thursday at the Statewide Child Support Managers' Conference in Fort Worth. Block was named "Managing Attorney of the Year" for his commitment and dedication to Texas children. The Attorney General's Child Support Division offers assistance to families that includes locating absent parents, establishing paternity and collecting and distributing child support payments.

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The Kelly Debate team became a modern rendition of the Constitutional Convention to celebrate Constitution Day, September 17, reports Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School Director of Development Deborah Drago.

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UPDATED: A traffic collision at approximately 6:00 a.m. this morning on Friday, September 18, 2015 has resulted in at least one fatality. 

According to trooper Stephanie Davis, the two-vehicle crash on Highway 73 just west of FM 366 in Jefferson County occurred in the eastbound lanes of Highway 73 near the Taft Street exit. 

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Coastal Welding Supply honored fallen law enforcement officers Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Senior Trooper Steven Vincent of the Louisiana State Police on Wednesday, Sept. 9, by presenting a $5,000 Lifetime Membership donation to the 100 Club of Southeast Texas, a 501(c)3 charity organization that pays financial death benefits to spouses and/or surviving dependent children of fallen first responders.

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An armed robber who preyed on the elderly came before Judge Raquel West in the 252nd District Court last week, who accepted his guilty pleas to multiple counts of aggravated robbery.

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The city of Port Arthur will offer influenza vaccinations Oct. 1 at the Bob Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, and Nov. 2 at the downtown Pavilion, 500 Procter St. The Drive Thru Flu Clinic will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Vaccinations are $10. Adults only.

For more information, call the Health Department at (409) 983-8800.

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A Dunk a Cop and Link Sale Fundraiser will be held at the Market Basket on Highway 105 in Beaumont from noon until 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2015. The event is being hosted by the Injury Prevention Coalition of Southeast Texas, local law enforcement agencies, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Zummo Meat Company to support our local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.). 

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