The News

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.

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Motorists crossing the channel between Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island were impeded by a shutdown of ferry service for approximately three hours Monday morning, May 4, after a man reportedly jumped from a ferry.

According to information from the Coast Guard, the jumper was a white male between 40 and 50 years old. Ferry personnel immediately initiated rescue attempts when the man jumped overboard, but were unsuccessful in locating the man overboard.

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Beaumont Police have arrested one of two suspects sought in the murder of a clerk working at a convenience store, reports the BPD.

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Several law enforcement agencies teamed together May 2 during a drug bust in Orange County, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, collecting pounds of illegal drugs and two stolen guns.

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Memorial High School Junior Javaun Butler, 17, was ‘killed’ as a result of drink

Over 1,500 students were able to witness the tragic consequences of drinking and driving on Tuesday, April 28, when Memorial High School in Port Arthur hosted a presentation from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s Shattered Dreams Program. The annual car-crash demonstration is meant to outline the dangers of drinking and driving, especially for teens.

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