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Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that an average of 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported in September 2015 that an estimated 17.6 million persons, or about 7 percent of U.S.

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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.


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.


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.

Mural at Atria Collier Park honoring veterans

When Engage Life Director Cheri Courts came to work for Atria Collier Park three years ago and saw the wall honoring veterans, she immediately wanted to paint a mural for these men and women that put their lives on the line to make sure we could keep our freedom. 

Atria Collier Park is an assisted living community in Beaumont.

“To me this was how we as a community could honor and say ‘thank you’ to all of our veterans,” said Courts, who has an extensive background in art.