The News

On Saturday, March 11, at 11:22 p.m. Beaumont Police officers were working an accident in the 7900 block of Walden Road. A marked Beaumont Police patrol unit was parked unoccupied when a white ford F-150 failed to control speed and collided with the unit, Officer Cody Guedry reported March 12.

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A free Hebrew class meets every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in the community room at the R.C. Miller Memorial Library in Beaumont. New students can join at any time.

The class, which has 10 to 12 regular students, is taught by Lamar chemical engineering professor Rafi Tadmor and Arlene Pippin, former volunteer at the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem.

Beginners learn days of the week, numbers, colors and parts of the body and practice writing the Hebrew alphabet on their first day.

“It’s more like a study group,” Pippin said.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating two March 9 shootings they believe to be related, reports the Port Arthur Police Department. 

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Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin while testifying in a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on March 7, announced his intention to expand provisions for urgent mental health care needs to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.

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Governor Greg Abbott met March 10 with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Houston to discuss energy, trade relations and commercial ties between Texas and Canada. Prime Minister Trudeau met with the Governor while in Texas attending the CERAWeek Conference. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed common goals on energy, trade and education.

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