Your taste buds will rejoice at the 13th annual A Tasting for Some Other Place on Tuesday, Aug. 18, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center. Area residents are invited to enjoy tasty tidbits offered by local restaurants, businesses and churches for only $10.

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Charrica Green and Amanda Lueke

Since last August, the Southeast Texas Food Bank has had a rare commodity within its walls.

Charrica Green of Memphis, Tenn., spent the last year serving the region as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) worker assigned to the food bank through AmeriCorps’ relationship with Feeding Texas, the state body that coordinates the Texas network of food banks.

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Hannah Leleux, a Lamar University junior from Bridge City majoring in computer science, has been awarded a scholarship from the Association for Computing Machinery – Women to attend SIGITE 2015, the 16th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, on Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, at DePaul University in Chicago.

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Ford’s F-150 is part of the successful Ford F-Series truck lineup — America’s best-selling truck for 37 consecutive years and America’s best-selling vehicle for 32 years.

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IEA supporters, volunteers and participants

Inspire, Encourage, Achieve recently held its Camp Bright Star closing ceremony and luncheon Friday, July 24. Camp Bright Star is a literacy-intensive summer learning program that promotes healthy lifestyle choices and learning opportunities that pave the way to brighter futures. The six-week summer learning program provides personal development and enrichment experiences for 35 Southeast Texas youth who have experienced past hardships and personal challenges.

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