The News

Judy Nichols, vice chairman, and Dr. Garrett Peel, chairman

Beaumont’s Dr. Garrett Peel was named Tuesday, Jan. 19, as the next chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party. Judy Nichols will serve as the vice chairman.

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Chief Jimmy Singletary swears in 10 new BPD officers. John Kenna was promoted

Friday, Jan. 15,  the Beaumont Police Department promoted Officer John Kenna to the rank of sergeant. Officer Kenna has served as a patrol officer with Beaumont PD for seven years.

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After being struck from behind while driving his truck during an early morning accident in Orange County, a 77-year-old Louisiana man attempting to direct traffic around the wreck was then struck by another vehicle.

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Darrell Mason

Darrell Mason, 19, of Port Arthur, the father of abused infant Faith Mason, pleaded guilty to injury to a child Friday, Jan. 15, in relation to the injuries his daughter suffered in August 2013 in the weeks after her birth.

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches with the Jason-3 spacecraft Jan. 17.

Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking global sea level rise, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday at 12:42 p.m. aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

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