Lamar University

One of the greatest players in the history of the NBA, Julius “Dr. J” Erving will serve as the keynote speaker at the Lamar University basketball Tip Off Banquet scheduled for  Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Montagne Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 each and can be purchased by calling (409) 880-1715. Tables are also available at four different levels – Platinum, Gold, Silver and Regular. The Platinum table is $15,000, while the Golds are $10,000 and Silver tables are $5,000. The Platinum, Gold and Silver tables come with 10 chairs and passes to the V.I.P. reception.

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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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