Ivy Gene Donaghue

The Hardin County Top Five Most Wanted for the week of July 22 are as follows (name, age, charge, last known address):

James Dewayne Carter, 39, Forgery, 8882 Harvard Drive, Lumberton

Christopher Aaron Venn, 24, Felony Theft and Assault, 5980 Wheeler Road, Lumberton

Bradley Wayne Collier, 30, Felony Theft, 6990 Old Honey Island Road, Kountze

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Vidor police are currently investigating an attempted shoplifting incident that happened Friday, July 12, at the Vidor Market Basket on Main Street at approximately 4:45 p.m.

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William Harn

William Harn, professor and chairperson of Lamar University’s speech and hearing sciences department, was recently named as dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

“I am extremely excited,” Harn said. “It is a dream come true. I look forward to the challenges that come with the job.”

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Juan Zabala

Lamar University has named Juan Zabala executive director of the Lamar University Foundation, officials announced.

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Sheriff Woods (left) and Deputy Gilder

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Larry Gilder was given the 2013 East Texas Peace Officer Association’s (ETPOA) “Outstanding Peace Officer of the Year Award” at the 62nd Annual ETPOA Training Convention Awards Banquet on Tuesday, June 25, at the John D.

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