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The Lamar University Jack Brooks Chair in Government and Public Service will focus on substance abuse when it hosts the 2013 Brooks Conference on Thursday, April 18.
Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Lamar Institute of Technology Multi-Purpose Center, at Jimmy Simmons Boulevard and East Lavaca.
Dawn Mathis of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Houston will be the keynote speaker for a luncheon from noon to 1:15 p.m. Other guest speakers include Shane Howard, Jefferson County tax assessor-collector.

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CASA of Southeast Texas is gearing up for another year of advocacy for children suffering from a life of neglect and abuse.
With dwindling funding comes an increased need for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) and the money it takes to guide neglected children through the maze of Texas’ foster care system, especially since every neglected or abused child in Jefferson County is assigned an advocate from CASA of Southeast Texas.

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According to a report from the Orange Police Department, 45-year-old Orange resident Dexter Sias was caught red-handed trying to steal a stereo from a vehicle parked at a business in the 400 block of Green Ave. in Orange at approximately 12:04 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10.

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Police in Orange recovered approximately $1,175 worth of stolen power tools and other equipment from a local pawn shop after a call regarding theft of the items on Wednesday, April 10.

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Two men were arrested Tuesday, April 9, when sheriff’s deputies found marijuana, MDMA (Ecstasy) and 30 grams of liquid PCP (Phencyclidine) during a traffic stop. Orange County Sheriff’s Office narcotics deputies initiated the stop at approximately 12:20 p.m. near the intersection of Dayton St. and Western St. in West Orange.

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Officers with the Orange County Correctional Facility found a package containing synthetic marijuana hidden inside a prison transport van on Tuesday, April 9. According to a report from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the vehicle was parked at 205 South Border St. in Orange when correctional officers found the "green leafy substance."

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Early morning commuters on Interstate 10 were stopped cold Wednesday, April 10, after an 18-wheeler wreck shut down both eastbound and westbound lanes at approximately 5:34 a.m. 

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Lamar

(Lamar University press release)

Registration begins today (Tuesday, April 9) for May mini, summer and fall classes at Lamar University.

Special populations of students – which includes athletes, honors students, military personnel (active duty and veterans), seniors and students with disabilities – can register for classes beginning Tuesday, April 9. Open registration for all admitted students will begin Tuesday, April 16.

The May mini-session will run from May 17 to June 4.

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The U.S. Attorney General’s Office, heading up the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, filed for a temporary restraining order barring the Beaumont Independent School District from implementing voting changes ordered by Texas’ 9th Court of Appeals. The U.S Attorney General’s Office claimed jurisdiction in the matter pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires that any voting procedure changes in Texas be signed-off on by the DOJ.

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