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Dave Oliphant, a 1963 Lamar graduate, author, and an accomplished poet and scholar, returned to Lamar on Feb 11 to speak to students about his memories of the school where his writing career began.

“I had such wonderful teachers at Lamar,” said Oliphant, who was born in Fort Worth but moved to Beaumont in 1953.

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Excitement was physically in the air on Valentine’s Day at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Beaumont/Port Arthur.

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Zola Ann Wilson

Shackled and mostly quiet in Judge John Stevens felony court, a 46-year-old Port Arthur woman pleaded no contest Tuesday, Feb. 19, to two counts of aggravated assault and admitted her guilt in a U.S. 69 collision that caused the death of a Groves man more than a year ago.

By taking the plea agreement, Zola Ann Wilson avoided a possible prison term of 20 years for the death of Gary Naquin, 34, who died in the accident.

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One man was arrested in Orange on Sunday after a report that he was jumping in front of cars and disrupting traffic as he walked alongside North Highway 87.

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teens in prom dresses

Munro’s Dry Cleaning has partnered with Junior League of Beaumont, OCI and KFDM Channel 6 to make sure area girls get to go to prom by sponsoring Simply Cinderella. <

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Ana Mendez

Ana Mendez, a Lamar University dietetics major from Marshall, breaks down language barriers. Her goal is to deliver patients the information they need to stay healthy in a way that is easy to digest.

Mendez’s interest in dietetics came when her mother developed gestational diabetes during a pregnancy. A native of Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, her mother spoke little English and asked Mendez, who was 14 years old, to interpret for her and her doctors.

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A woman’s search for her sister ended in tragedy after the body of 41-year-old Tami Diane Higginbotham was discovered in Newton County on Friday, Feb. 15.

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UPDATE:

Joshua Latham, the man wanted for a felony probation violation in Orange County and for questioning in the Tami Diane Higginbotham missing persons case, was arrested at approximately 8 p.m. on Feb. 14 in Maryville, Tenn.

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Springfield Armory XD .40 caliber subcompact pistol

Orange Police received a call shortly after midnight Thursday morning, Feb.14, 2013, regarding a burglary in the 2600 block of Fairview Drive in Orange.

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Don Henley

CHRISTUS Health Foundation - Southeast Texas has announced that Don Henley will headline the 33rd Annual Gala, set for April 20, 2013, at the Beaumont Civic Center.

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