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burglary suspects

“A person’s home is their sanctuary,” Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham said to an assembled group of media representatives gathered at the courthouse’s grand jury impaneling room Wednesday, May 25, underscoring his position that the burglary of someone’s home is a serious – and appalling – crime.

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 The CJC (Chambers-Jefferson County) 8U (8 and under) All Star Team Texas Heat won the District 39 Championship on May 15 in Vidor.  CJC Softball is an ASA League and is made up of girls age 4 to 16 years of age who are residents of Winnie, Stowell,

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Andre Boutte

In 21 seasons as a head boys basketball coach, Andre Boutte won three state titles at two different schools, dozens of district championships and 562 games while losing just 118 at Kountze, Port Arthur Lincoln and Beaumont Ozen.

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Reid Russell

Newly crowned Southland Conference Hitter of the Year Reid Russell joined six other Cardinals from the Lamar University baseball team who were voted onto all-league teams by head coaches and sports information directors.

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Senior Taylor Stockton was named SLC Student-Athlete of the Year.

Senior Taylor Stockton was named the Southland Conference’s Student-Athlete of the Year for women’s golf. Stockton, a Clear Lake native, becomes the fifth LU women’s golfer to be named student-athlete of the year, joining Casey Cain (2004, 2005), Therese Nilsson (2009), Stine Pederson (2011) and Kelly Erasmus (2015).

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Ozen football coach resigns after 2 years

The Ozen Panther football program will look for a fourth new head coach in five seasons as David Suggs announced his resignation May 10 after two seasons. Suggs and the Panthers were 9-12 in two seasons with one playoff appearance, finishing the 2015 slate with a 5-5 record.

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Jamie Jennusa (Photos by Matt Block)

The Southeast Texas Championship was the first National Physique Committee event to be held in the Golden Triangle since 1996. Competitors gathered at the Julie Rogers Theatre in downtown Beaumont on April 23 to show who had the best physiques. Making a special appearance was National Champion and famed bodybuilder Johnnie Jackson. 

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May 13-15 will be designated as Jim Gilligan Days.

Heading into his final weekend as a head coach in the dugout at Vincent-Beck Stadium, the city of Beaumont made a proclamation May 10 stating that May 13-15 will be designated as Jim Gilligan Days around the town for the years of service he has provided Lamar University and the entire community.

“It was very, very nice of Mayor (Becky Ames) and the City Council to present this to me. Tell everybody they have off for the next three days,” said Gilligan with a grin.

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West Beaumont Bulldogs

Fishing tourney benefits firefighters

Professional Fire Fighters Local No. 399 will host their first Hooks & Ladder Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 4, beginning at sunrise with a launch at Pine Tree Lodge at 3296 Pinetree Road in Beaumont (Labelle area).

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Reggie Begelton and Cody Elenz (inset)

Two former Lamar Cardinals are getting their shot to continue their playing careers at the next level. Shortly after the conclusion of the NFL draft, offensive lineman Cody Elenz and receiver Reggie Begelton each received a phone call from the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.

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