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The Lamar men’s and women’s basketball teams are set to begin Southland Conference play this weekend as the Cards will host Nicholls on Saturday, Jan. 3. The Lady Cards (3-8) will play at 4 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 7 p.m.

Then, both teams will travel east to New Orleans on Monday, Jan. 5 for a double header with the ladies tipping off at 5:30 p.m. and the men will follow at 7:30 p.m.

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Girls’ Haven has announced that its 21st annual Gumbo Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. The Gumbo Cook-Off will be held once again at the Parkdale Mall Parking Lot.

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The faculty, staff and students of Lamar State College – Orange united in an effort to lessen the challenge of hunger in Orange. Through numerous fundraisers campus-wide, LSC-O raised a total of $5,300 to assist five area soup kitchens. Dec. 10, five checks for $1,060 each were presented to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, St. Mary Catholic Church, Salem United Methodist Church, and First Presbyterian Church.

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The Texas Transportation Commission approved funds for multiple Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) projects, some affecting Orange, Jefferson and Hardin counties, at its monthly meeting Dec.

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The Texas Game Warden service has unveiled its new Airbus helicopter that will enhance the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s statewide law enforcement apparatus and assist with its search and rescue and disaster response efforts.

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Incoming District Attorney Bob Wortham presented Jefferson County outgoing District Clerk Jane Birge with a symbolic retirement gift on Monday, Dec.

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Antioch pastor the Rev. John Adolph and BPD Chief Jimmy Singletary
BPD Detective Donald English

In light of the current climate in America, with tension and violence between law enforcement officers and African-Americans, a community forum at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont on Monday, Dec. 29, allowed residents to have a candid discussion with law enforcement personnel from the Beaumont Police Department, the Port Arthur Police Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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You still have time to take a trip back to the ’80s — 1983, to be exact. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage and with electrifying dance at its core.

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It was another banner year for entertainment in Southeast Texas with an especially long list of musical acts that featured performances by Sir Elton John at Ford Park, the iconic Morrissey at the Julie Rogers Theatre, an acoustic performance by 3 Doors Down at the historic Jefferson Theatre, Grammy winning rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at the Dixie Dance Hall, and Disney sensation Zendaya dancing and singing in fr

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The City of Beaumont would like to remind the public that city offices, including Water Customer Service and all library branches, will be closed on Thursday, Jan.

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