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Michael Morton enjoys a moment with his granddaughter after being released from prison after 24 years for or a crime he didn’t commit.
Courtesy photo Michael Morton

Innocence unshackled

Innocent man’s release from life-sentence in prison Twenty-four years and seven months of uncomfortable clothes, bad food, bad company and never seeing anything but concrete walls. Twenty-four years and seven months he glared from behind bars, angry that the world could be so cruel to[Read More…]

November 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
REVIEW: ‘Eleemosynary’ has fine way with words

REVIEW: ‘Eleemosynary’ has fine way with words

Eleemosynary, meaning of or pertaining to alms, is a big word one doesn’t hear on a daily basis. In Lamar University’s play “Eleemosynary,” the word is continually echoed throughout the story, as are many other long, perplexing words. The long, perplexing words match the essence[Read More…]

November 7, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
World View: Dougal MacGregor, Monterrey, Mexico, senior

World View: Dougal MacGregor, Monterrey, Mexico, senior

What is the most common misconception about your home country? In the four years I have been here I have met hundreds of people and only one, maybe two, believed that I was from Mexico. To some extent it is because I am unusual —[Read More…]

November 6, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
World View: Sharmin Jahan, Dhaka, Bangladesh graduate student

World View: Sharmin Jahan, Dhaka, Bangladesh graduate student

What is the most common misconception about your home country? First, they ask, “Where is that?” Then I have to explain to them the location is geographically around India, the Bay of Bengal, Myanmar. Some people do know the country because of the cricket team,[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
The Haunted Village in Dam B features a trio of frightening experiences including clowns, monsters and animatronic ancestors.
Photos by Lainie Harris

Chills in Southeast Texas woods

Clowns, zombies and criminally insane combine for scary evening at The Haunted Village Deep in the woods and swamps of east Texas, a small village sits quietly waiting to scare the unsuspecting visitor. The village is built on the backstory of the Winslow clan. Those[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Crowds and Colored Clouds

Crowds and Colored Clouds

More than 6,000 people participated in the Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush, Saturday, in downtown Beaumont. The race began in front of the Beaumont Civic Center at 8 a.m. and culminated with a color blast outside of Beaumont City Hall at 9:30[Read More…]

October 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Business Hall of Fame inductee, and avid fisherman, Dan Hallmark, examines a piece of bait at his home, Oct. 6
UP Elizabeth Grimm

Hallmark inducted into Business Hall of Fame

When Dan Hallmark was a senior at what was then Lamar Tech, J.D. Landes, dean of the College of Business, suggested he interview for a local bank. “He felt like I was qualified,” Hallmark said. “I said ‘Dr. Landes, I appreciate the confidence and the[Read More…]

October 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
UP Molly Porter

Crowds and Colored Clouds

More than 6,000 people participated in the Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush, Saturday, in downtown Beaumont. The race began in front of the Beaumont Civic Center at 8 a.m. and culminated with a color blast outside of Beaumont City Hall at 9:30[Read More…]

October 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Uliana Trylowsky, left, Dasha Dashutima, and Yuliia Robertson talk in the Quad, Oct. 09.

First-hand knowledge highlights colloquy on Ukraine

  The international honor society, Phi Beta Delta – Chapter Beta Xi, will sponsor a talk, “Colloquy on Ukraine — Three Views — Three Women” Wednesday, 3-4 p.m. in the Gray Library open conference area on the sixth floor. The talk will feature Uliana Trylowsky,[Read More…]

October 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard Moser

Nobel Prize Roundup: O’Keefe, Mosers win medicine prize for brain-GPS research

How do we know where we are? How can we find the way from one place to another? And how can we store this information in such a way that we can immediately find the way the next time we trace the same path? This[Read More…]

October 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features