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From July 2013 – July 2015, David Carl Smith sent The Examiner 19 letters.

At the conclusion of a bond hearing punctuated by an eruption of emotion, including a declaration of love from the suspect to his mother and a tearful outburst from the deceased victim’s family, Criminal District Court Judge John Stevens set a $500,000 bond for David Carl Smith, who was extradited from the Netherlands to face murder charges in Jefferson County.

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Garth House representatives, including therapy dogs Taffee and Jack, accepted a

Abuse, disability, and disease can affect persons of all ages, even the youngest and least prepared. Sept. 15-16, the Valero Port Arthur Refinery donated a total of $570,000 to local nonprofit organizations that focus on improving the lives of the children of Southeast Texas, funds raised with the help of employees through sponsorship of the 2015 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children in San Antonio.

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On September 29, 2015, Port Arthur police were dispatched to 4200 Gulfway in reference to a man down. Subsequent investigation revealed the man, identified as 42 year old Port Arthur resident Michael Paul Blanchard, had been murdered. 

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Police in Orange arrested a naked man disrupting traffic in the wee morning hours of Oct. 1. They say they believe the man suffered from excited delirium due to intoxication.

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 On Friday, October 2, 2015, at 4:50 a.m., Beaumont police officers responded to the 4900 block of Littlewood in reference to a possible drowning.

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