Scott Kazmir (top), Beaumont’s 16u Sun Devils, Justin Carr and Mel Farr

Detroit Lion, Hebert grad Mel Farr dies

Former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr passed away suddenly at his home Aug. 3 in Detroit at the age of 70.

New Cardinal uniforms

Lamar University head football coach Ray Woodard, along with players Reggie Begelton and Xavier Bethany, traveled to the L’auberge Resort Resort in Lake Charles on July 29 to meet members of the media at the 2015 Southland Conference Football Media Days.








Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 227-631, .359
Best Bets: 15-25, .600
Longshots (hitting the board): 25-45, .555
Top 3 picks in the $: .554

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 210-631, .332
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 30-52, .576
Top 3 picks in the $: .539

Sheriff Mitch Woods presents Heroic Efforts Awards.

Two Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and a DPS trooper received Heroic Efforts awards July 27 for life-saving endeavors on behalf of a man trapped inside a burning car after a June 29 accident.

Total logo

Total is exploring the possibility of adding a longtime strategic partner for its Port Arthur platform, a company representative confirmed Wednesday, July 29.

Quick Dagger

Multiple stakes winning sprinter Heitai was upset July 25 at Evangeline Downs by Quick Dagger in the $75,000 Turf Express.

Lamar Loop, dance team, cheer squad, Jessie Mudd and Will Hibbs

Lamar spirit teams

The Lamar University Spirit Team, consisting of the LU Cheer Squad and the LU Dance Team, brought home several awards after attending the Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association Collegiate Camp held July 10-13 at Texas State University in San Marcos.

The dove season opener is Sept. 1, 2015.

The dove season opener in the Central Zone is set for Sept. 1, and in case you haven’t looked at the calendar, that’s a Tuesday. That’s a little bit odd, but the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has opted to keep the opener on the traditional day of Sept. 1.








Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 212-594, .356
Best Bets: 14-24, .583
Longshots (hitting the board): 25-43, .581
Top 3 picks in the $: .552

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 196-594, .329
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 26-47, .553
Top 3 picks in the $: .540