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UPDATE: Orange CVB has cancelled their community car show scheduled for March 2 due to unfavorable weather.

 

The first motor show took place in Paris in 1898 at the famous Grand Palais and by the end of the 19th century, car shows had replaced bicycle shows. A few years later, America’s first “horseless carriage show” was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City and drew more than 10,000 spectators, who saw the Ransom Eli Olds’ prototype for the new “runabout.”

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Lamar University’s women’s basketball program is rich in history. Everyone remembers March 17, 1991, when the Cardinals defeated LSU 93-73 in front of nearly 10,000 fans in the Montagne Center in the third round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament.

Then there was the resurgence of wins beginning in 2007, but what coach Robin Harmony and her team has been doing weekly since she became the head coach in 2013 is nothing short of spectacular.

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Beaumont native Jay Bruce is a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger Award winner and will soon begin spring training with the Seattle Mariners. The 31-year-old Bruce can also add Hall of Fame to his resume.

The West Brook graduate was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame wing inside the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur on Jan. 5 in front of 100s of family, friends and former high school teammates.

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Lamar women’s basketball coach Robin Harmony won her 100th career game as the Cardinal head coach when the team defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 76-58 on Jan. 5. The win is also the team’s 35th consecutive victory at the Montagne Center.

Harmony became only the third coach in program history to win 100 games.

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Hardin County’s only indoor training facility Athletic Edge Sports in Lumberton will host a baseball workshop with former MLB player Aaron Newcomb on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. Newcomb was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2012. He spent several years pitching in the professional ranks for the Burlington Bees, Washington Wild Things and Gateway Grizzlies.

The two-hour fundamental workshop is for ages 6 and older and costs $25. Call (409) 227-4646 for registration or view athleticedgetrainityfacility.com

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Just three short years in business, Britt Baker has become one of the most popular athletes on the Independent professional wrestling circuit. Standing 5-foot-7, the Pennsylvania native is sometimes fire, sometimes nice. From the U.S. to Japan, Baker has competed inside the square circle against some of the best in the business, recently seen on the WWE Network in NXT against Shayna Baszler.

But this Baker is different. She’s a doctor.

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The Lamar University women’s golf team announced the 2018 Alumni Day, hosted by the current Cardinals at the Beaumont Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 20. Alumna will be able to pair up with a current Lamar student-athlete or coach for a fun day of golf and camaraderie.

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Gale-force winds are forecest inside the Beaumont Civic Center as Hurricane Pro Wrestling returns this Saturday, Sept. 22 with a loaded card featuring seven exciting matches. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 (family 4-pack $30) and can be purchased online at www.hurricanepro.info or at the door.

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Marco Born was named Lamar University Director of Athletics by President Dr. Kenneth Evans on March 29 and wasted no time before being seen out in the community. For those who have never seen Born in person, he stands nearly 6-foot-10 and loves to talk and promote Lamar University.

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A veteran of coaching in the Southland Conference, David Dumars joins the Lamar University men’s basketball coaching staff. Dumars replaces Justin Bailey who left last month to become the head coach at Arkansas-Fort Smith.

Dumars comes to Beaumont after spending the previous 18 years at McNeese, the final 14 seasons as associate head coach. The hiring marks the second time Price and Dumars have served on the same staff.

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