Beaumont Independent School District police are currently investigating the theft of copper wire at four BISD campuses.

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The Newton County Sheriff's Office is searching for 50-year-old Timothy Brown who has been missing since July 1. According to a news release from NCSO, Brown is a 6-foot tall white male weighing approximately 230 pounds. He was last seen driving a black 2001 Chevrolet Suburban bearing Texas license plate number 1KZ977. NCSO asks that anyone with information regarding the missing man contact them at (409) 379-3636.

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Jayne Bordelon and Officer Calvin Walker

Dozens of children ages 5 through 14 gathered to listen, learn and let loose Aug. 1 at the Bullying Stops Here Rally at the City of Port Arthur Health Department building.

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Game room owner 28-year-old Quintellius Vontoure of Orange was arrested Wednesday night, August 7, after local law enforcement officer executed a search warrant at Vanity’s Game Room located at 1004 16th Street in Orange.

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Lamar President Kenneth Evans

(Lamar press release)

Lamar University is scheduled to confer 750 degrees at the summer commencement Saturday, August 17, in the Montagne Center. Lamar University's 15th president, Kenneth Evans, will be the keynote speaker.  The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Education and Human Development, Fine Arts and Communication and the Center for General Studies.

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