Gov. Rick Perry

It was the usual crowd for Gov. Rick Perry’s annual State of the State address at the capitol – a joint session of the Texas Legislature with House members joined by Senators on chairs set up in the aisle of the House chamber, various state officials, staffers and reporters alongside tourists and various delegations in town for the day, all gathered to hear what the longest-serving governor in Texas history had to say now.

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According to Beaumont police, a man entered the BBVA Compass bank at 11th Street and Interstate 10 in Beaumont shortly before 10 a.m. Feb. 6 and demanded cash from the teller, claiming he had a gun. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5-feet-8, wearing a light blue hoodie. He was last seen fleeing the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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One man is in critical condition after a shooting in Vidor.

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Lamar University Office of Student Engagement has taken over parents programming with plans to increase parent involvement. The goal of parents programming is to get parents involved at LU and keep them up to date with news, events, deadlines and other important information on campus.

Jay Lambert, assistant vice president of student engagement, said he hopes to provide parents opportunities to become more engaged with Lamar and their students’ experiences.

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David Matthew Lester and Darrin Kyle Foreman

Police arrested two men after information led them to suspect a methamphetamine lab was being run out of a residence in Pinehurst.

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