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After a year’s worth of hard work and determination, Southeast Texas has another Eagle Scout ready to take on the world.

Hunter Kilgore, 18, of Troop 85 of St. Anne’s Home School Association has completed his Eagle Scout court of honor after a board approved his project and other requirements to receive the highest honor bestowed by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

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Pulse, Lamar University’s student-created literary magazine, has released its 60th edition. Sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages, the magazine contains poetry and prose by students from a variety of disciplines on campus. The magazine is funded by donations from patrons of the arts.

R.S. “Sam” Gwynn, professor of English and modern languages, said Pulse is an essential nurturing ground for young writers.

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Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, and Peanut Butter Patties are back! It’s that time of year again, and Girl Scouts locally and across the country are selling their famous cookies. Saturday, Feb.

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” program is moving into Beaumont. “Let’s Move!” which according to its website “is dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams,” was introduced at a Jan. 22 Beaumont City Council Meeting by Dr.

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Macbeth

Lamar University’s Department of Theatre and Dance breathes new life into one of William Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies “Macbeth,” opening Feb. 28. The fast-paced thriller of witches, prophesy, murderous ambition and warfare will run in the University Theatre through March 3.

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Mary Scheer

Lamar University’s Mary Scheer is a recipient of the prestigious 2012 Liz Carpenter Award for Research in the History of Women, presented by the Texas State Historical Association.

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A Wednesday, Feb. 13, argument in the 5000 block of Pine Street almost turned deadly when one young girl stabbed another. 

According to a Beaumont Police Department press release, witnesses said the altercation had gone on throughout the day, culminating around 7:13 p.m. when the altercation between the two 12-year-old girls became physical. After being pushed to the ground, one girl grabbed a knife and stabbed the other in the stomach. 

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UPDATE: Police seek Joshua Latham, 26, for questioning as a person of interest in the disappearance of Higginbotham.

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The Quota International of Southeast Texas club is honoring Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames at a Southeast Texas Gala Salute at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Ina press release, the group said it will recognize Ames for her many accomplishments and contributions to the quality of life in Southeast Texas.

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Police say they are searching for an unknown suspect who shot a white egret with a bow and arrow.

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