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Hundreds of families and business leaders will join together April 20 in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies — the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. The walk will take place at Lamar University and will start in a field between Brooks-Shivers Hall and the John Gray Center, 855 E. Florida Ave. in Beaumont. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the 3-mile walk kicking off at 10 a.m. To register for the event, visit www.marchforbabies.org or call (409) 242-6656.

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(Press release by Attorney General of Texas)

State authorities are warning senior citizens to be wary of identity thieves who are posing as Medicare officials in an attempt to steal seniors’ sensitive personal information.

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A high-speed chase between police and two Florida men driving a gold Buick Rendezvous began in Beaumont near Ford Park on Thursday, March 28, and ended with the suspects crashing their car into a pylon at the underpass of I-10 and Highway 12 near Veteran’s Park in Vidor.

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At least one man is in critical condition after he was stabbed Wednesday night. 

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Lamar University

Public Relations practitioners representing two nonprofit veterans organizations will be featured in the second of the three-session Fourth Annual Spring Public Relations Professionals Series on Tuesday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m.

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Lamar University

The Lamar University Jack Brooks Chair in Government and Public Service will focus on substance abuse when it hosts the 2013 Brooks Conference Thursday, April 18.

Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Lamar Institute of Technology Multi-Purpose Center, at Jimmy Simmons Boulevard and East Lavaca. 

Dawn Mathis of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Houston will be the keynote speaker for a luncheon from noon to 1:15 p.m. Other guest speakers include Shane Howard, Jefferson County tax assessor-collector.

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Gerald Franklin

 

A Port Arthur man has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term for stealing paint. 

Gerald Franklin, 47, went to trial for the theft of 5-gallon buckets of paint he stole from an elderly woman in Port Arthur Aug. 2, 2012. 

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Gena Reaud

Bells tolled, choirs of angels assembled, and God himself opened the gates of heaven last Saturday, March 23, to welcome Genevieve Hawkins Reaud home.

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Port Arthur Mayor Delores “Bobbie” Prince and city manager Floyd Johnson presented resident Thressal Lorraine Prevost with the key to her new home at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, March 27, at 1 p.m.

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Entergy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are recognizing 118 awardees for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment. Recipients of the 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award include Houston companies CenterPoint Energy, Hines, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, and Transwestern and Beaumont’s Entergy Texas.

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