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Celebrate the art, literature, music and cuisine of the region at the launch of the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast.

Dr. Sam Monroe, president of Lamar State College Port Arthur from 1974-2013 and current president of the Port Arthur Historical Society, which operates the Museum of the Gulf Coast, will speak.

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Junior Colton Weisbrod netted a career-high 34 points to lead Lamar to a 74-54 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Jan. 7 at the Montagne Center. The Cardinals (10-6/2-1 Southland) trailed for a grand total of 13 seconds on their way to a rout of the Lions.

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Rhydan Bolton and Kristofer Garcia

UPDATE: Kristofer Garcia, 22, of Beaumont was found guilty of murder in the Jan. 19, 2015 shooting death of Rhydan Bolton, 19, a student at Lamar University. The jury later sentenced Garcia to 60 years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine. 

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The Wayne A. Reaud Building is no doubt the centerpiece of what will be the new front door to Lamar University. However, there are several other pieces to this puzzle that will present an inviting and attractive gateway to students, faculty and other visitors to the campus.

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Kiandra Bowers

Lamar University senior post player Kiandra Bowers was chosen by College Sports Madness as the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 28.

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Coach Ray Woodard

Lamar University head football coach Ray Woodard will not return for the 2017 season, Director of Athletics Jason Henderson announced Nov. 21.

“We would like to thank Coach Woodard for all that he has done for the Lamar University football program,” said Henderson. “It still remains our goal to compete for championships and to put our student-athletes in a position to be successful on the field and in the classroom.”

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Dorothy Becker

Dorothy Becker was one tough lady. Long before she taught vocational nursing at Lamar University during the 1950s and ’60s or worked at Baptist Hospital and St. Elizabeth, she joined the U.S Army after receiving a nursing degree from Columbia Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Becker, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 92, served as an officer and nurse during World War II.

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After a beautiful closeout that won her the league championship, Lamar University cross country’s Evelyn Chavez was voted the Southland Conference Women’s Athlete of the Year.

Along with Chavez’s award, Keith Fallon took the Male Newcomer of the Year honor, and cross country coach Tony Houchin won the Men’s Coach of the Year award.

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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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Tyran de Lattibeaudiere and  Chelsea Grant

After dominating during a busy three-match week for the Lamar University volleyball squad, senior outside hitter Chelsea Grant was voted as the Southland Conference Player of the Week on Oct. 25.

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