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Joseph Colone Jr. is facing the death penalty for a Beaumont double murder committed in 2010 but information that surfaced at a recent hearing indicated he will continue to be held in the Jefferson County Correctional

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Thursday, August 13, the 43rd class of the Tri-Agency Citizen’s Police Academy will start, and there are still seats available. Offered twice a year, this free 14-week course teaches the ins and outs of law enforcement and is similar to an actual police academy. Classes are held on Thursday nights from 7 – 9:30 p.m. All classes are taught by police officers, and will include topics such as criminal law, patrol tactics, traffic enforcement, crime scene investigation, SWAT, K-9, and basic firearms training.

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‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

Rated: PG-13

 

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Classic Movie Night continues at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Thursday, Aug. 6 with the musical-drama Mo Better Blues. Written, produced and directed by Spike Lee, the film debuted in 1990 starring Lee along with Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito, Joie Lee, Cynda Williams and comedian Robin Harris in his final film, who passed five months before.

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The Fellowship of Performing Arts presents The Screwtape Letters at the Wortham Center in downtown Houston beginning Thursday, Aug. 13 through Sunday, Aug. 16. The C.L. Lewis novel reveals spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view.

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