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Tim Funchess is a fourth generation Beaumonter and eighth generation Texan who has served as the Jefferson County Treasurer since taking office in January 2011, and in September, he was elected president of the County Treasurers Association of Texas.

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University of Texas president Gregory Fenves announced Wednesday, Feb. 17, that he has decided on policies for University of Texas at Austin that would allow concealed handguns in UT classrooms.

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Evans (right) received the presidential medallion from James Simmons.

Kenneth R. Evans was invested as Lamar University’s 15th president on Thursday, Nov. 7, calling on students and faculty in his inaugural address to recognize the strengths of the university’s heritage while also seeking to invent a promising new future.

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The Rev. Mark Smith first met President Bill Clinton in the early ‘90s, when a group of youth led by the pastor performed a musical selection for a White House function while Clinton was still the leader of the Free World.

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