Kevin King

Beaumont City Councilman Mike Getz (left) reviews the new health center

The Beaumont City Council approved a resolution awarding a $2.2 million contract to Allco Construction for the construction of four open-air tennis courts, four covered tennis courts and a viewing loggia at the Beaumont Municipal Athletic Complex, 6455 Colleg

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Michael Smith

When 57-year-old Beaumont Fire and Rescue fire inspector Michael Smith became one of the first 20 black firefighters to work for the city of Beaumont in 1982, he said it was like experiencing a case of déjà vu.

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Police say Boyett's Camaro was traveling at well over 100 mph.

UPDATE: Dawn Sterling, the mother of sisters Connely Renee Burns and Courtney Ray Sterling — who died in a Lumberton auto accident Feb. 3 — was severely injured in the crash but survived.

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Jamie Smith (right)

Few Southeast Texans probably think of the name Jamie Smith while driving on the streets and through the neighborhoods of South Beaumont and noticing the improvements in the area, but the Ward IV city councilman has worked hard to improve his ward by cleaning up neighborhoods and setting up empowerment zones to attract new businesses among other accomplishments.

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Terry Wuenschell

Jefferson County commissioners approved the appointment of Terry Wuenschell as interim tax assessor collector (TAC

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Council member Willie ‘Bae’ Lewis (right) speaks to City Manager Floyd Johnson

Port Arthur City Council and City Manager Floyd Johnson agreed Thursday, Jan. 30, in a closed executive session that Johnson would leave his position effective immediately.

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Pulse, Lamar University’s student-created literary magazine, has released its 60th edition. Sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages, the magazine contains poetry and prose by students from a variety of disciplines on campus. The magazine is funded by donations from patrons of the arts.

R.S. “Sam” Gwynn, professor of English and modern languages, said Pulse is an essential nurturing ground for young writers.

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