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Lamar University professor earns elite honor as 2014 Piper Professor

Lamar University’s Jerry Bradley joins an elite group of educators as a 2014 Piper Professor in recognition of his dedication to the teaching profession and his outstanding academic and scholarly achievements.

Bradley, university professor of English and Modern Languages, is one of 10 faculty members in Texas to be honored this year by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation – and the 13th Lamar faculty member to receive the honor since the program began in 1958.

Orange names Feb. 22 Earl Thomas III Day

Orange Mayor Jimmy Sims presents Earl Thomas III with a proclamation

Hundreds of Southeast Texans attended Orange’s Mardi Gras on the Sabine Saturday, Feb. 22, and many stayed to attend an after-party honoring Seattle Seahawks safety, Super Bowl XLVIII champ and West Orange-Stark High School graduate Earl Thomas III.

Following the parade at the Orange Pavilion, Mayor Jimmy Sims read a proclamation naming Feb. 22, 2014, as Earl Thomas III Day and presented Thomas with a key to the city.

Household hazardous waste, scrap tire collection event


The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event on Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bridge City Intermediate School parking lot located at 1029 W. Roundbunch Road, Bridge City.

During this free event, the SETRPC is collecting items that could cause damage to your health or the environment if they are disposed of improperly. Some of the items include paints, cleaners, antifreeze, car batteries, used oil, insecticides, swimming pool chemicals, and many others.

IG report finds no conflict of interest on Keystone XL

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U.S. State Department Inspector General released a supplemental report Feb. 26 addressing allegations from the environmental community regarding the department’s selection of contractor Environmental Resource Management. ERM was contracted to prepare a report for the Department on the environmental impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Dots connected on Texas clean energy

Texas has immense capacity for clean energy production — wind as well as solar and biomass fuel. About 15 years ago, the state demonstrated its commitment to increase clean energy through legislation as well as government funding. Our market-driven system with electric competition, incentives for renewables, and other factors in Texas has led to increased generation capacity and impressive growth in clean energy. Customers also have more choices, and prices are lower than they would be otherwise.

Golden Triangle Cajun Association gives to LSC-PA

The Golden Triangle Cajun Association

The Golden Triangle Cajun Association presented a check Wednesday, Feb. 12, for $5,000 to Lamar State College-Port Arthur. The scholarship donation was given in memory of Lou Boudoin, who was instrumental in getting the first charter in the State of Texas for the Golden Triangle Cajun Association. She served on the executive board of that organization for 10 years and was president until her death in January. Pictured, from left, are Leroy and Gloria Broussard of the Cajun Association, and LSC-PA President Dr. W. Sam Monroe.

Lamar State-Port Arthur Student Activities featured in national magazine

The Lamar State College-Port Arthur Student Government Association

All along, Claire Thomason thought the way she and the Student Government Association at Lamar State College-Port Arthur did things was just how it was done by everyone.


An article published in a national magazine this month begs to differ.


ACS grant boosts faculty research on desulfurization

A grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund will support the research of two Lamar University faculty members into new techniques to remove sulfur compounds from hydrocarbon fuels.


Jon Huntsman to speak in LU’s Judge Joe J. Fisher Distinguished Lecture Series April 3

Jon M Huntsman

Philanthropist, industrialist and author Jon M. Huntsman will visit Lamar University on April 3, becoming the 11th guest in the Judge Joe J. Fisher Distinguished Lecture Series. He will present a free public lecture titled “We are not put here to fail” at 2 p.m. in the University Theatre. A public reception will follow the event.


Neches FCU promotes Butler

kristin butlerJason Landry, president/CEO of Neches Federal Credit Union, has announced the promotion of Kristin Butler, loan manager for Neches FCU. She has been with Neches FCU since 2003, and the last eight years has served as loan supervisor. Butler has extensive consumer lending experience. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.