The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both Texas and federal waters will close 30 minutes after sunset May 15 until a still-to-be determined time in July.

The closing date is based on samples collected by the Coastal Fisheries Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department using trawl, bag seine and other information gathered from the shrimping industry.

Joann Boutte, 70, speaks with her attorney at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

A 70-year-old Beaumont woman was sentenced Monday, March 4, for shooting another woman in an argument over a bag of shrimp.