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Brenda Sullivan (right), the March Golden Apple Educator Award recipient, and Sh
Keith Brenek, executive vice-president of Education First Federal Credit Union,

Education First Federal Credit Union has named Brenda Sullivan of Hamshire-Fannett High School the recipient of The Golden Apple Educator Award for the month of March.

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Lamar State College-Orange will be presenting the Distinguished Lecture Series at Lutcher Theater on Thursday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s distinguished lecturer is Jessica Buchanan, humanitarian aid worker and co-author of “Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six.”

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The Miller Branch Library invites you on an art trip to Paris!

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Pinehurst accident

A Pinehurst man is in stable condition in ICU after his motorcycle struck a pickup truck in front of Pinehurst City Hall and and the police department on March 24, reports Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III.

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Illustration depicting highlights along Opportunity’s route

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday, March 24 – 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers) – with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months.

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Structure fire

Firefighters doused a blaze at a home in Beaumont the morning of March 24 but not before the fire caused extensive damage to the residence.

According to a news release, just after 8:00 a.m., Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire in the 5300 block of Heatherwood Drive. When firefighters arrived, they found flames licking out through the roof of the home. The lone occupant was able to escape without injury before firefighters arrived, but there was heavy fire damage to the attic and roof of the home.

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Jefferson County deputies rescued a distressed calf that had been mired in mud for days after a vigilant tugboat captain reported the situation, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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A 29-year-old Vidor man was arrested after reportedly ramming a car with four passengers multiple times in what police are calling an incidence of "road rage."

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The Beaumont Police Department invites the public to attend their upcoming Cops and Kids Carnival on the Great Lawn at the Crockett Street Event Centre, 700 Crockett St., in Beaumont on April 18 and promises enjoyment for children, young and old.

According to BPD, the carnival, meant to allow local children to interact with local law enforcers in a positive environment, will feature food, fun, games and prizes. Admission is free, and the event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., so come early!

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Human remains discovered in Orange County on March 19 have been positively identified as 25-year-old David Van Nguyen of Port Arthur, missing since March 6 and the subject of an extensive search after his car was discovered March 7 on top of the Veterans Memorial Bridge, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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