Saturday, May 18, was a glorious day for Lamar University, which conferred more than 1,600 degrees to 1,605 graduates. Many of these graduates are parents, full-time workers — not to mention volunteers, athletes and participants in school organizations.

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Among those in attendance at the OHA board of commissioners meeting Tuesday, May

After nearly a decade at the Orange Housing Authority (OHA), president of the board of commissioners Mary McKenna has moved on to greener pastures, now representing taxpayers as a member of the Orange City Council instead.

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Wearing his gift from the former county judge, Consul General Faisal Abdulla Al-

A group including local politicians, business and community leaders, and Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies welcomed the consul general of Qatar, Faisal Abdulla Al-Henzab, to the ranch of former Jefferson County judge and business consultant Carl Griffith on Friday, May 17, to celebrate the blooming friendship and business relationship between Qatar and Jefferson County.

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Some artists paint to express themselves or as a form of therapy— to get out feelings trapped inside. Others use art as a path to immortality, using their works to carry on their own names. Ken Pridgeon paints to immortalize others — fallen soldiers who not only fought and died for their country, but were also mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, daughters and sons mourned by their families.

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While talking to a young man the other day about the Lord and His work, we each spoke about reading the Bible. I was interested to hear the very well educated fellow say, “It doesn’t really do me any good to read the Bible or go to church. I just can’t seem to remember very much of it any time later.” He’s in good company. Well, perhaps not good company, but joined by big numbers.

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