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The Texas Department of Transportation is conducting a public hearing to present proposed rail improvements and receive public comment pertaining to the Neches River Bridge Study.

The hearing will take place at the Civic Center, 701 Main St., Beaumont, on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Displays will be available for review at 5:30 p.m. with the formal hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will periodically feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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More than a dozen dogs were confiscated due to suspicion of animal cruelty by the Beaumont Police Department on Wednesday, June 29, and brought to the city’s animal shelter for what shelter employees believe will be in excess of two weeks. According to a call for assistance posted to Beaumont Animal Services’ Facebook page, the influx of dogs taken from the Beaumont home Wednesday afternoon has created a dire need for foster families to help care for the displaced pets.

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A ricocheting popper burned parts of Nolan Haney’s eye and eyelid when he was 4.

Fireworks sales started blazing across the country starting Memorial Day weekend, running through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is shining a light on this explosive fact: the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years.

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The Ruxpins

The Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting its annual “Celebrate Independence Day” on Monday, July 4, beginning at 7 p.m. with a live concert from the local Americana rock act The Ruxpins at the Riverfront Pavilion.

At 9 p.m. an unbelievable fireworks show will light up the Orange sky. The event is free and there will be plenty of kids events, snow cones, drinks and more. No pets are allowed.

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