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As expected heavy rains today especially parts of Jefferson and Orange Counties as deep tropical moisture continues to move north along with upper level disturbances. A break possible tonight before more storms again toward daybreak Sunday. True tropical air in place so some will be heavy once again early Sunday. Some drier air ...
LU president honored
As Lamar University president Jimmy Simmons serves out his final days in office, a street on the LU campus was re-named in honor of him.
With Simmons and his wife in attendance, Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames officially unveiled the new street sign.
City council members, city officials and LU administrative staff and faculty were also on hand for the event.
The official "Susan and Jimmy Simmons Day" in Beaumont was scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Simmons has been president of Lamar University for 14 years, with more than 40 years total at LU.