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Lamar University graduate and former Port Neches-Groves High School standout Chris Stroud earned his first career victory on the PGA Tour over the weekend as he captured the Barracuda Championship.

Stroud, a two-time All-American and four-time Southland Conference champion during his time at Lamar, won a three-way playoff with Greg Owen and Richy Werenski to claim the title.

“Eleven years I’ve waited for that,” Stroud said when he was introduced as the champion. “It’s a dream come true.”

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Legendary football coach and current defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams Wade Phillips will sign copies of his newly released book titled “Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life” on Friday, May 5.

His first stop will be at 2 p.m. at the Museum of the Gulf Coast (700 Procter St.) in Port Arthur, and Phillips will sign copies in Beaumont at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble (4155 Dowlen Road).

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Entergy Texas announced a $600,000 workforce development initiative Monday, March 13 at Edison Plaza in Beaumont with several important dignitaries in attendance including Entergy Texas CEO Sallie Rainer and Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Employees Ruth Hughs.

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Southeast Texas signing day 2017

Feb. 1 was a big day around the nation as athletes, mostly football and soccer, signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and play at their respective schools.

Over 80 student-athletes from Southeast Texas took part in the big day as family, friends, coaches and teammates help celebrate their accomplishment.

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The Port Arthur Higher Education Foundation presented a $50,000 matching grant to the Lamar State College Port Arthur Athletics Department Jan. 27 as the second installment of a yearlong fundraising effort on behalf of the program.

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Molly and the Ringwalds

And suddenly, it’s 1985 all over again. Break out the parachute pants and buy some extra hairspray because you’re going to want to head back in style to the days of neon colors and MTV music as Lamar State College Port Arthur celebrates an “Endless Summer” with a concert featuring ’80s tribute band Molly and the Ringwalds on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

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Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Milsap will perform at the 13th annual Gulf Coast Gala on Saturday, April 30, at the Carl Parker Center on the campus of Lamar State College – Port Arthur beginning at 7 p.m.

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Lamar State College - Port Arthur is closing its campus at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2015. According to Gerry Dickert, public information coordinator, there will be no classes for the remainder of the day, including night classes. This closure is due to a break in a water main in the city of Port Arthur. At this time, plans are to resume operations at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10.

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