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Dr. James Colbert

Texas public schools are in a state of disarray and failure and it’s up to the people of Texas to do something about it.

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Here he comes, Mr. Habitat! Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County announced the contestants for the Mr. Habitat 2013 title. The competition is part of the organization’s 2013 Mr. Habitat: Heartthrob Fundraiser. The group met with media on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Goodfella’s Restaurant in Beaumont to introduce the contestants and discuss exciting upcoming events.

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Newspapers contain a wealth of history — chronicling war, tragedy and triumph. They capture a page of time, frozen for all to see.

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Valerie Fourtunia

A mother from Beaumont was honored for her sons’ tissue donations in the Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth lobby Friday, Dec. 14, in Beaumont.

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The McFaddin-Ward House is hosting an evening of holiday cheer Dec. 20 — “Eggnog Thursday.” Join the fun and get into the holiday spirit with this chance to see the historic home with halls bedecked with festive decorations in celebration of Christmas. Tasty treats and delicious eggnog will be served in the visitor’s center of the museum, and attendees can take advantage of a self-guided tour. The community is invited to attend from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Bradley Pigage, an Air Station Houston rescue swimmer, r

A 33-year-old man was rescued by a Coast Guard aircrew when his boat ran aground Friday, Dec. 14, approximately 7 miles southeast of Port Arthur.

The daughter of an employee from Dustin Gulf Seafood reported the missing man to Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders, saying that the man had not arrived at his usual time.

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ceremonial mace

As the academic processionals march through the Montagne Center for Lamar University’s commencement ceremonies this Saturday, Dec. 15,they will follow a university mace that received a recent facelift thanks to the work of a Lamar alumnus.

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Regina Rogers

Lamar University is scheduled to confer 1,193 degrees at fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Montagne Center. Community activist Regina Rogers will be the keynote speaker.

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1170 Center Street

At least two families are displaced from their homes after a structure fire in a vacant home near downtown Beaumont spread to adjacent homes. 

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