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Lamar University and the Beaumont Foundation of America have announced the 15th in a series of Southeast Texas Legends Scholarships, this one honoring Walter Umphrey, founding partner of Provost Umphrey Law Firm. The $100,000 endowed scholarship will assist underserved Lamar University students, said Lamar President James Simmons.

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Early voting is in full force in Jefferson County. 

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The all-new Lexus 2013 GS 450h continues to be a leader in the hybrid-powered luxury sport sedan category it created six years ago. Combining bold, dynamic styling, 338 total system horsepower and a spacious interior, the GS 450h offers the best of all worlds with its performance, connectivity and comfort features.

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The Jefferson County Bar Association (JCBA) celebrated its fourth annual National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, the week of Oct. 22-Oct. 26, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Event Centre at 700 Crockett St. in downtown Beaumont. The celebration honored attorneys who provide civil legal services without fees to low-income residents who cannot afford to hire lawyers.

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CASA of Southeast Texas invited the community to participate in its first annual Superhero 5K and Kid’s Fun Run Saturday, October 13 out at Parkdale Mall. The CASA Superhero 5K was presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Controlled Fluids Incorporated, Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute, and Suzanne and Don Maloney.

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Chef Tiffany Derry, Beaumont native and chef/owner of Private|Social in Dallas, will be hosting her first-ever dinner in Beaumont in celebration of annual Tiffany Derry Day. Friday, Nov. 9, Derry will return to her hometown to prepare four courses featuring some of her favorite seasonal dishes.

“I grew up in Beaumont, so to have a day named after me is the ultimate honor,” said Derry. “Beaumont and the fabulous people there have done so much for me — I love finding ways to let them know how much I appreciate their unwavering support!”

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The Nederland City Council unanimously approved the acceptance of a 2012 State Homeland Security Program grant of more than $17,000 for interoperability radio equipment for local emergency services providers at its regular meeting Monday, Oct. 22. 

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Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) trustees voted 4-2 to forego any right to roughly $2 million forfeited by district electrical contractor Calvin Walker, who admitted to falsifying invoices submitted to the school district for payment. The decision to not seek the funds came Oct. 18, a day after an attempt by BISD board president Woodrow Reece and Melody Chappell to claim attorney’s fees from the Walker money was denied by a federal court.

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Parents will have an opportunity to get a lifetime record of their child’s digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand to law enforcement in the event of an emergency at Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event in Orange. The event is free for every family and will take place at Cecil Atkission Toyota on Friday, Oct. 26, from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No special information is required.

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Beaumont Police gathered to present honors to officers and community leaders Thursday evening, Oct. 18, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Beaumont at their 2012 Annual Awards Banquet.

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