The News

The freshman 15 – words that inspires dread and pre-semester dieting in young men and women entering their first year of college – commonly refers to weight gain, specifically a gain of 15 pounds, associated with the new college student lifestyle freshman experience in transitioning from high school, often including the consumption of more fast food than what they would have eaten while at home with mom and dad and probably more beer than parents would like to admit.

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PAPD

A man was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in Port Arthur on Friday morning, Aug. 30, resulting in his death.

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Nik Wallenda

The Hope Women’s Resource Clinic, a Beaumont nonprofit organization that has been a solace and support sys­tem for pregnant women and their families for more than 20 years, will be holding its annu­al gala Tuesday, Sept. 10, to raise funds to help the non­profit continue to provide “unconditional love and hope” to thousands of Southeast Tex­as women.

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Event Centre

After more than a year of legal maneuvering and mediation, the City of Beaumont has approved a settlement with contractor C.F. Jordan and made the final payment for the city’s newest venue, the Event Centre. 

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Stark-Fitts

 

Vicki Stark-Fitts, 49, of Hull pleaded guilty Aug. 22 to racketeering charges related to her association with a “whites only” criminal enterprise that engaged in methamphetamine distribution and murder in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Aug. 22. 

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