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The Lamar University Department of Communication and the Reaud Honors College along with Lamar's Beta Xi Chapter of Phi Deta Delta and the Office of Undergraduate Research will be co-sponsoring a three-day interdisciplinary seminar on Politics, Media, and Storytelling. The seminar offers a fresh eye on storytelling and news making through various media formats (film, journalism/photo-journalism, radio broadcast, online) and political insights from an international expert who has traveled to many war zones of the world.

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Temporary Sea Pen

An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe, Mexico at the request of the Mexican government (SEMARNAT) and has begun a bold, compassionate plan known as VaquitaCPR to save the endangered vaquita porpoise from extinction. The vaquita porpoise, also known as the ‘panda of the sea,’ is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Latest estimates by scientists who have been monitoring the vaquita for decades show there are fewer than 250 vaquitas left in the wild.  The vaquita only lives in the upper Gulf of California.

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Elizabeth Ann Taylor | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 5:22 p.m., Beaumont Police received a call in reference to a victim of a shooting in the 3900 block of Eastex Freeway, Beaumont Police Sgt. Cody Guedry said in a release. 

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Police believe a medical episode is responsible for a driver striking another car and dumpster before crashing onto to the football field at the West Orange-Cove Middle School during little league practice, reports Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. W.K. Longlois.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) reports deputies were joined by police from Vidor and Beaumont as they traveled across city and county lines while pursuing a fleeing suspect who was allegedly throwing drugs, syringes and IDs from the window of the stolen vehicle during the chase.

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In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 16-20), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers that it is illegal to pass any school bus stopped on a highway to load or unload students while flashing red lights are activated.

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David Earl Bundage III of Orange (Facebook.com)

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash outside the DuPont plant in Orange County early Monday morning, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

Oct 9, at about 6:15 a.m., DPS responded to a multiple vehicle crash on FM 1006 in Orange County.

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A 23 year old man from Beaumont was found shot to death at the scene of a traffic accident in west Jefferson County, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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The City of Beaumont is beginning a program that could provide free spay and neuter surgeries to pets of eligible Beaumont residents through the city’s Animal Care Division, Animal Care Manager Matthew Fortenberry reports.

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The deadline to apply for American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey financial assistance is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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