Julie Richardson Procter Walk of Survivorship balloon release

Her body ravaged by life-sustaining blood cells turned mortal enemies, the cancer that took her energy, that took her hair, that took her breasts, that took her life could never take her spirit. Nor will it damper the memories we keep of the life she lived.

Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program founder Regina Rogers remembers the program's namesake, her family matriarch, as one of many strong women who faced their fears head-on and fought a valiant fight against a terror from within.

Lamar women’s basketball

The start of college basketball is right around the corner, and if the Southland Conference preseason polls are any indication, both the Lamar women’s and men’s teams will have plenty of success in the 2017-18 season.

The women’s team is picked to finish first in the league while the men are predicted to finish second behind Stephen F. Austin.

“We now have to live up to our expectations,” said women’s head coach Robin Harmony. “I think this team can be something special.”

Wenny Chang

Lamar University women’s golf coach Jessica Steward announced the team’s 2016-17 schedule. It’s a slate that will definitely challenge the four-time defending Southland Conference champion Cardinals.

Dr. Anne L. Matthews

The Rotary Club of Beaumont will host a celebration of International Women’s Day at the club meeting Wednesday, March 2, beginning at noon at the MCM Eleganté. The speaker will be Dr. Anne L. Matthews, who served as the first woman vice president of Rotary International. Matthews was also the first woman to serve on both the Rotary Foundation Trustees and the Rotary International Board of Directors.

Officer Tom Swope and Sgt. Candice Cox of the Beaumont Police Department

Rape – it’s an ugly word for an abhorrent act. And “sexual assault” covers an even broader range of attacks.