Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Dedicated to Sam Bean

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Virginia Bean, wife of the late Sam Bean, wipes away a tear during a renovation celebration at the Raintree Towers in Beaumont on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007. Sam Bean was vice president of Raintree's board of directors during most of the 15 years he served.

Virginia Bean examines a portrait of her late husband after a renovation celebration at the Raintree Towers. The Beaumont Elderly & Handicapped Housing Corporation refinanced the property for about $1 million to make significant repairs to the facility. As part of the renovation ceremony, a portrait of former board vice president Sam Bean was added to the towers' lobby.

Please read, "Civil rights leader honored" by Fred Davis.

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