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Jerry Hentschel

Jerry Hentschel, 84, of Beaumont died Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born May 28, 1932, in La Grange to Julie and Johnny Hentschel. Coach Hentschel was a United States Army veteran. He was a graduate of Sam Houston University and former football coach for South Park and West Brook high schools.

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The Beaumont Police Department released its 2016 annual report, the theme of which is “Serving with integrity, fairness and respect.”

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Southeast Texas veteran lawman Zack Shelton will be on cinema screens nationwide as the movie documentary “I Killed JFK,” featuring Shelton and other President John F. Kennedy assassination experts, is set to air for a limited time in select theaters in honor of Kennedy’s 100th birthday. Locally, the movie will be shown at Port Arthur Central Mall 10 on Wednesday, May 31, with showtimes of 7 and 9:30 p.m.

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This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet’s surface than previously thought.

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The FM 366 exit from TX 73 in Port Arthur will be closed tomorrow, May 25, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for railroad crossing repairs, TXDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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On May 23, at about 11 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle crash on I-10 in Jefferson County, about ten miles west of Beaumont, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. 

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On Wednesday, May 24, at about 3:00 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the area of Magnolia and Trinidad, in reference to an call involving a man with a gun, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

When officers arrived, they were unable to locate anyone.

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UPDATE: The City issued a boil water advisory notice May 26 for customers affected by the 11th Street valve replacement project. Water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, customers may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

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Police officers encounter mental health consumers on a regular basis, however mandated training is lacking when it comes to prioritizing the need for this training. The Beaumont Police Department is committed to going above the minimum training required for encountering citizens in our community experiencing a mental health crisis, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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Jamie Posada Jr, 24, and Ricardo Posada, 20

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office has charged two individuals that were involved in the shooting that resulted in the death of a Galveston County resident, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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