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Can you imagine what it would be like to spend Christmas in a turn-of-the-century oil boomtown? Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the campus of Lamar University, will embrace the joy of the season with “Christmas in Boomtown,” an event will allow visitors to participate in ways many celebrated the season more than a century ago.

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Campus and community leaders gathered Friday, Nov. 11, to celebrate a new initiative to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in Texas and beyond, thanks to a generous gift from Lamar University alumni Chuck and Becky Mason of Beaumont.

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Beaumont police are investigating a shooting in a neighborhood near Lamar University. Officers responded to a shooting in the 900 block of Bingman Drive on Sunday, Nov. 13. about 6:11 p.m, according to BPD PIO officer Haley Morrow.

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Volunteers broke ground in October on the South Park Community Garden, an initiative by Lamar University and the Greater South Park Neighborhoods Partnership to provide access to gardening space, training and nutritious food for local residents and students.

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Lamar University cross country continued its unprecedented run at the Southland Conference Championships. The men scored 43 points to claim their fourth-straight title and 10th in 11 seasons Oct. 28 at the Pecan Acres Park near the campus of Stephen F. Austin.

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Like a big family reunion, alumni members of Lamar University’s social Greek fraternities and sororities will gather to celebrate 60 years of Greek Life at Lamar University. The Office of Alumni Affairs, in partnership with Greek Life, is hosting the celebration on Friday, Nov. 11 at the University Event Center on the 8th floor of the Mary and John Gray Library from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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Beautiful weather is predicted for Lamar University’s “Rolling Out the Red” Homecoming 2016, which takes place this Saturday, Oct. 29.

The 2016 Homecoming Parade kicks off a fun day of music, tailgating, family activities and Cardinal football.

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The Cardinal Jazz Orchestra’s fall concert Thursday, Oct. 13, will feature fresh big band versions of such standards as Cole Porter’s Love for Sale, and Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water. They will also perform original material by some of America’s most well known composers of contemporary big band music, including Gordon Goodwin, Bob Florence, and Patrick Williams.

The event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont.

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Texas A&M alumni, friends and guests celebrated the Beaumont A&M Club’s 57th annual Classroom Teacher Awards Program and Dinner on Sept. 27, recognizing “Outstanding Teachers” for their service to the children they educate as well as the many contributions made by the panel of honorees to the community as a whole.

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Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office Investigator Marcelo

It’s July 30, 2008. Port Arthur native Damon West is sitting in his apartment in Dallas on the phone with his dealer trying to score some meth. He’s “high as hell” and telling his associate he’s feeling the heat; he’s worried the police are onto him, that they know about his illicit activities.

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