The Humanities major FIG tours the KVLU studio.

Lamar University now offers Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs), an opportunity for first-year students to develop a sense of community as they attend classes and participate in various activities with their mentors and fellow classmates.

Hunting ducks and geese can be tough, but regardless of age, some of us can’t re

Duck and goose hunters risk misery on any given day, but there are times when we know better than to go but still choose to roll the dice in an effort to scratch out one more memorable hunt.

That was the case this past Saturday, Jan. 2, when Old Man Winter tossed us some of the worst weather we’ve seen so far this season. It rained all day. The temperature was in the low 40s, and unfortunately, I had agreed to join a few buddies on a combo goose/duck hunt on a flooded field and marsh.

Christopher Correa

The former director of Baseball Development for the St. Louis Cardinals made an initial appearance in Houston federal court Friday, Jan. 8,  on charges of accessing the Houston Astros’ computers without authorization, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson and Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI. Friday afternoon, the former Cardinals official entered a guilty plea to all counts as charged. 

Ronald Barrett
Christopher Holman
Felicia Brown

The swift action of Beaumont Police officers led to three arrests and the recovery of a stolen vehicle on Jan. 7, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from BPD, shortly after their shift began, officers in Beaumont’s north end were patrolling in the 5000 block of Helbig Road. As they were patrolling, officers identified a vehicle that had been reported stolen. Patrol officers found the vehicle to be occupied by three individuals, one of whom was a suspect in several violent crimes.


Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, a Palestinian born in Iraq, has been charged in a three-count indictment alleging that he attempted to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.