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Attorneys representing ousted City of Orange Police Captain Robert Arnold have requested more time to provide a Houston District Court with information as to why the former public servant should be entitled another arbitration hearing in an effort to get his job back using an arbitrator whose prior ruling in the matter was overturned by a judge earlier this year.

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Councilman Jamie Smith

With some $47 million in the bank in oil royalties from the Beaumont Municipal Airport, the city of Beaumont is gearing up to begin its first major infrastructure project using the newly -acquired funds to revamp Seventh Street from Laurel to Interstate 10.

City Council approved the lowest bid Tuesday, April 30, awarding the project to Brystar Contracting Inc. for a total price of $6,075,569.55.

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When the Washington, D.C. District Court announced that the Beaumont Independent School District trustee election would be placed on hold and not be validated for May 11, it also asked the interested parties in the case to submit additional information. The case was heard before the court to deliberate whether or not a Texas 9th Court of Appeals ruling constituted “voting changes” that would need to be pre-cleared through the Department of Justice.

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A resolution calling for the cancellation of the May 11 Beaumont Independent School District trustee election on April 29 has prompted another legal battle with litigants asking a court to determine if school board trustees overstepped their boundaries in instituting such a measure.

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Sanaz Alasti

Sanaz Alasti, assistant professor of criminal justice at Lamar University and a native of Iran, has been named a Fellow of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.

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Left to right, Billy Pattarozzi, Elly Garner, Ashley Angelle, and Professor Thom

Three Lamar University MBA students placed first in graduate level value funds at the Global Asset Management Education (GAME) conference, officials announced.

Ashley Angelle of Bridge City, Elly Garner of Orange, and Billy Pattorozzi of Beaumont, placed first at the conference hosted by Quinnipiac University April 3-6, in New York City.

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During the school year, millions of children across the United States are provided with free or low-cost meals through the National School Lunch Program. The federally funded program operates in more than 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential childcare facilities, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). With summer approaching, the question arises: What will these children do without the meals they are receiving at school everyday?

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A lucky group of children from Beaumont and Port Arthur Independent School Districts visited The Giving Field in Beaumont on Friday, April 26, for an Educational Health and Wellness Fair to celebrate Global Youth Service Day 2013.

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pic courtesy of Lamar University

(Lamar press release)

A group of 10 LU senior mechanical engineering students, also known as “Cardinal Racing,” who designed, built and raced an all-terrain vehicle took first place in a sled-pull event, and finished 30th overall out of the 100 teams at the 2013 SAE Baja East competition in Cookeville, Tenn., April 18-21.

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LU

Lamar University invites students of all ages to a variety of summer camps to be held on campus this summer. Camps are offered for a variety of ages and interests with both daily and residential opportunities.

Lamar University Soccer Camp– There will be one session May 11, for girls, grades 8 -12. There will be two sessions, July 8-12 & July 22-26, for boys and girls ages 4-16.

Contact (409) 880-7595 or visit http://www.lamarsoccercamp.com.

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