Lamar University

Beginning for the 2019 football season Lamar University has approved the sale of beer to the general public at all football games announced LU Director of Athletics Marco Born Monday morning. In addition to football games, beer will also be sold at basketball and baseball games.

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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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This beach advisory is issued, Wednesday, Sept. 26, for Sea Rim State Park and McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge beaches.

Water samples collected at locations on Sept. 12 and Sept. 25 were found to have elevated levels of the Enterococcus bacteria. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency considers anything over 104 colonies to be unsafe.

Lamar University continues to test and monitor this water and based upon their results, further advisories will be issued as necessary. 

-Released by the Office of County Judge Jeff Branick

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The morning light guides you to the water, dressed in gloves, a long-sleeved shirt and tall rubber boots. You make this trek with a sieve extended by a long pole in hand as you collect snails, ranging in size from half-an-inch to an inch long, being careful to not expose yourself to parasitic flatworms that infest the waters. This is just another morning of summer vacation for Lamar University junior biology major Emily McCall of Orangfield, who spent two weeks performing field research in Kenya. 

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A beach advisory was issued for Sea Rim State Park, Wednesday, Aug. 29. 

It stated that water samples were collected at one location on Tuesday, August 28, were found to have elevated levels of the Enterococcus bacteria. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers anything over 104 colonies to be unsafe. 

Lamar University continues to test and monitor this water and based upon their results, further advisors will be issued as necessary. 

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Update:

The beach advisory previously issued on July 25 is withdrawn.

That advisory was issued after water samples collected were found to have elevated levels of the Enterococcus bacteria. The U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency considers anything over 104 colonies to be unsafe. At present the levels are considered safe.

Lamar University continues to test and monitor this water and based upon their results, further advisories will be issued as necessary.

- Jefferson County Courthouse - Judge Jeff R. Branick's Office

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Frank Messina, a member of the 1968 Lamar Cardinals football team, proudly displays Lamar University athletic memorabilia throughout his store Debb’s Liquor at 2525 College St. in Beaumont. One particular item that still excites him to this day is the “Catch Cardinal Craze” bumper sticker above the main entrance of his business.

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Nancy and Ken Evans

Nancy Evans, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, teacher and friend, passed away on June 22, 2018 in Beaumont, Texas. Nancy was born on December 2, 1949 near San Francisco, California. As an adult she and her husband Ken lived in Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, yet she continued to a hold a special love for California. She had especially fond memories of Sundays at the beach with her parents and sisters Charlene and Jenna as well as summer adventures with the family camper in tow.

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Lamar soccer player MJ Eckart

The defending Southland Conference champion Lamar women’s soccer team is offering a pair of one-week youth soccer camps this summer for boys and girls from ages 4 to 13. All camps will be at the LU Soccer Complex.

Camps are scheduled for June 11-15 and July 9-13. The camps for youngsters 4-6 years of age will run from 9-11:30 a.m. each day, while the camps for players 7-13 run from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

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Beaumont Police responded to an attempted kidnapping of three children near the 2200 block of West Virginia Monday, April 23. 

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