Hundreds of families and business leaders will join together April 20 in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies — the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. The walk will take place at Lamar University and will start in a field between Brooks-Shivers Hall and the John Gray Center, 855 E. Florida Ave. in Beaumont. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the 3-mile walk kicking off at 10 a.m. To register for the event, visit www.marchforbabies.org or call (409) 242-6656.

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Port Arthur Mayor Delores “Bobbie” Prince and city manager Floyd Johnson presented resident Thressal Lorraine Prevost with the key to her new home at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, March 27, at 1 p.m.

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Sports fans in Southeast Texas will be ecstatic to know that beginning on April 1 at 6 a.m., Cumulus Media will officially launch Sports Radio 1450 — the newest and only sports station in the market.

Sports Radio 1450 AM will provide around the clock sports coverage from experienced broadcasters and feature high-profile personalities and utilize resources of CBS Radio, include stepping inside “The Jungle” with Jim Rome. Wait, that’s not all.

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The young ladies of Girls’ Haven are celebrating after receiving a welcome gift from Harbor Healthcare Systems in the form of a brand new study room.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new study room was on March 22 at 1 p.m. at the facility located on Fannin St. in Beaumont. The recently renovated room features fresh paint, new computers and printers, lovely decorations and comfortable furniture. This room was designed to offer the residents a safe and practical environment for their studies and homework.

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A three-hour long Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting held Thursday, March 21, ended with one trustee facing assault charges and the majority of the board voting to bring in Houston lawyers to ready for a legal battle at the Texas Supreme Court.

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