Across Southeast Texas , the most fashionable yards and business establishments are those that “get their red on,” sporting signs that proclaim Cardinal spirit.
Lamar University ’s 2008 Red, White & You celebration is just around the corner, and residents will have lots of locations to choose from when they pick up their signs starting April 1. While they are called “yard signs,” they are also excellent complements to storefronts of businesses, said Juan Zabala, executive director of alumni affairs at Lamar.
The signs will be available at no charge as long as supplies last, Zabala said.
To highlight Red, White & You – and also celebrate the university’s 85th anniversary — Lamar will present the Jimmy Simmons & Friends Encore concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the Montagne Center.
The yard signs are available in the Lamar University Alumni Affairs Office, Room 102 of Building B of the John Gray Center , 855 E. Florida Ave. in Beaumont , as well as at these locations:
    American Real Estate, Tuscany Village location, 3550 Dowlen Road , Suite A, Beaumont.
    Calder Cleaners, 2395 Calder, Beaumont.
    Debb’s, 6666 Phelan Blvd. in St. Charles Plaza and 2525 College St., Beaumont.
    Kampus Korner Restaurant, 4655 Rolfe Christopher Drive , adjacent to the Lamar campus in Beaumont .
    Lamar University ’s Lumberton campus, at Lumberton High School , 103 S. LHS Drive , off U.S. 69, Lumberton.
    Messina ’s, 1412 Magnolia, Beaumont.
    Munro’s Dry Cleaners, 301 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway; 590 S. 11th St.; 3710 W. Lucas; 4408 Dowlen Road; and 198 S. Dowlen Road, Beaumont;712 S. Main, Lumberton; and 3108 FM 365, Nederland.
    Rao’s Bakeries and Coffee Cafes, 2596 Calder and 4440 Dowlen Road , Beaumont , and 3504 FM 365, Nederland.
For additional information about the signs or to purchase Jimmy Simmons & Friends Encore tickets, call the Lamar University Office of Alumni Affairs, (409) 880-8921.