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A Lamar University paleontology field crew led by Dr. Jim Westgate, professor of Earth and Space Sciences, recently returned from their expedition to the desert badlands of the Uinta Basin in northeastern Utah near Vernal.

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A packed house welcomed District Fire Chief John Seamans from the Houston Fire Department at the LIT Foundation’s 14th Salute to Real American Heroes on Sept. 11.

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The Beaumont A&M Club will honor four local teachers for exceptional educational accomplishments at the 55th annual Classroom Teacher Awards on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Parish Hall of St. Jude Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys, Beaumont.Chairman of the Beaumont A&M Club’s Classroom Teacher Awards, Michael Wolf, announced the following honorees of the Club’s 2014 Outstanding Teacher Awards:

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Motorboat propellers can uproot submerged seagrass.

This month marks the one-year anniversary of a law passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature prohibiting the uprooting of seagrass with the propeller of a boat within the coastal waters of Texas.

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A statue in honor of the late Tim Cole (inset) was dedicated Sept. 17, 2014.

Twenty-eight years to the day after his wrongful conviction of rape, a statue in honor of the late Tim Cole, who was and died in prison in 1999, was dedicated Sept. 17, 2014. Cole, a former Texas Tech student and Army veteran, was granted a posthumous pardon for innocence in 2010.

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