Sports

The City of Beaumont is hosting the area’s first major eSports spectator event on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Jefferson Theatre.

The greatest fighting game contenders from around the area will compete in an eSports showdown to see who will triumph as the champion of Southeast Texas. Gamers will compete in three games — Street Fighter V, Injustice 2, and Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U gaming system.

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Tyler Craig (left) and Spencer Lambert of the University of Louisiana at Monroe

UPDATE: The week has been full of twists and turns for Hunter DeSplinter and Conner Choate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville at the Carhartt Bassmaster 

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers that by staying sober and following basic traffic laws, they can give their fellow motorists the gift of safe travels this season.

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A Houston man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Dec. 18.

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Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Wilburn Junior “Will” Agy | Photo: DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking the public’s help in solving the 1995 murder of Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Wilburn Junior “Will” Agy, who was shot and killed while acting in an official capacity, the department said in a release.

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Thanksgiving is not exactly a turkey’s dream come true. But for deer hunters it’s always nice to get lucky and harvest a turkey for the holidays. 

If it wasn’t for the Rio Grande turkeys, we wouldn’t have much of a turkey hunting season. The Rio Grande turkey is by far the most populous and widest-ranging wild turkey subspecies in our state. The other two subspecies with populations in Texas are the eastern turkey and the Merriam’s turkey.

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Lamar University is now in search of a new athletic director. Nov. 20, Jason Henderson resigned his position after being on campus for 11 years. Henderson joined Lamar in 2006 as a compliance coordinator then was named interim athletic director in 2011. Lamar took the interim tag off in 2012.

Former Lamar basketball standout Norman Bellard was named interim athletic director.

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 Lamar University soccer players celebrate a victory

After winning their first regular season Southland Conference title, the Cardinal women’s soccer program grinded its way through the conference tournament and won it. LU defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1-0), Central Arkansas (2-1) and SFA (2-0) to advance to the NCAA Tournament after finishing a dismal 2-14-3 last year.

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Lamar Cardinal soccer champs

Playing in front of their biggest home crowd ever, the Lamar Cardinals came up with their biggest win ever, a 4-1 drubbing of archrival McNeese on Oct. 27, to claim the Southland Conference regular-season championship for the first time in the 11-year history of the LU women’s soccer program.

“What an amazing night,” said head coach Steve Holeman. “We came out and played an amazing game. These girls worked hard all season, and it really paid off tonight.”

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