The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center, a Jefferson County Department, will celebrate 10 years of welcoming the world to Southeast Texas on Wednesday, June 21.

An after-hours event is being planned with food, drinks, and entertainment at the Visitors Center, located at 5055 I-10 South in Beaumont.

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More than one veteran police officer was released from duty at the Port Arthur Police Department within a week’s time. Mickey Sterling and Rickey Antoine were terminated from employment on consecutive Fridays amid allegations of impropriety. Both had been on administrative leave pending a final decision to terminate or to return them to work by PAPD Chief Patrick Melvin. 

Officer Darren Johnson, placed on administrative leave at the same time as Antoine, resigned.

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The Foreign Cinema Series continues Monday, June 19, with the 2006 Spanish drama Volver at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar, the Spanish film stars Penélope Cruz as Raimunda, a working-class woman in Madrid along with her husband and 14-year-old daughter. The parents of Raimunda and her sister Paula perished in a fire years ago. After a murder and a family tragedy, Raimunda’s mother’s spirit materializes to help comfort them.

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) is hosting two summer exhibitions — Sherry Owens: Fabric of Life and FRESH: Recent Acquisitions — through Sept. 10 in the main gallery.

Friday, June 16, AMSET will honor the artists and their works at an open reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dallas artist Sherry Owens will give a tour and gallery discussion.

Owens is renowned for her sculptures made of crepe myrtle trees, simultaneously evoking both the natural and otherworldly elements of the tree in her sculptures and installations.

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Hurricane Pro Wrestling returns to the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. Headlining the show will be Hurricane Pro’s longest reigning heavyweight champion, “Sexy” Steve DeMarco, against one of the biggest and baddest indy wrestlers in the sport, “Ruthless” Ryan Davidson.

Hambone and “Bulldog” Justin Walker are the current HPW tag team champions and face challengers Avarice and Germany’s own Heinz Emmerich for the titles.

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