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Jefferson County Commissioners approved specifications for the refurbishment of the Jefferson County Health Clinic, 1295 Pearl St. in downtown Beaumont, at their meeting Monday, Jan. 28. Approximately $600,000 has been earmarked for renovations and repairs at the facility, according to Pct. 4 Commissioner Bo Alfred.

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At least seven dogs have died as the result of poisoning in Mauriceville.

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The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild is holding its “Carnival of Quilts,” a bi-annual luncheon and quilt auction, Saturday, March 2, on the eighth floor of the Lamar University Mary and John Gray Library, located at 4400 South MLK Jr. Parkway in Beaumont. The event will begin with a viewing of the quilts at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m.

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A host of businesses and restaurants at College and 11th streets were without power right before the lunch rush hour Thursday, Jan.

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Lamar University Office of Student Engagement has taken over parents programming with plans to increase parent involvement. The goal of parents programming is to get parents involved at LU and keep them up to date with news, events, deadlines and other important information on campus.

Jay Lambert, assistant vice president of student engagement, said he hopes to provide parents opportunities to become more engaged with Lamar and their students’ experiences.

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Orange Police tased a man in Orange Wednesday, Jan. 30. when the man attempted to evade arrest.

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According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a 12-year-old Mauriceville student was arrested after creating a “hit list” with names of fellow students. This is the second incident of students writing hit lists that OCSO has investigated this week.

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According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a 15-year-old Orangefield student was suspended after writing a “hit list” with names of fellow students.

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Samuel David Sanford III

The federal grand jury of the Eastern District of Texas indicted Samuel David Sanford III, 35, on Jan. 23 for the Dec. 19, 2012,  robbery of JP Morgan Chase Bank in Orange.

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Kumer Das

The Mathematical Association of America has chosen Kumer Das, associate professor of mathematics at Lamar University, to receive its Alder Award for 2013. A beginning college or university mathematics faculty member is given the award each year for distinguished teaching, and no more than three are awarded per year throughout the United States and Canada.

Das will receive the award at the Math Fest Ceremony in Hartford, Conn., on Aug. 2.

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