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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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Victor has recovered amazingly well from his horrific injuries.

In a pretrial hearing on the morning of Friday, October 2, 2015, Clinton Johnson pleaded guilty to a 3rd degree felony of causing serious bodily injury to an animal with a deadly weapon. Johnson made headlines recently for stabbing a dog twice with a blade that was attached to a portion of PVC pipe. He slashed the dog's neck and penetrated the dog's right hip down through the leg.

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Vicky Boone Casting is holding an open casting call for funny, imaginative and out-of-the box boys, ages 11-13, for a lead role in an upcoming father-son story.

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This Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 9 p.m., the Discovery Channel will be airing the program “On The Case” with Paula Zahn, which focuses on victims in murder cases.

One of the cases featured will be the murder of Beaumont police officer Paul Hulsey on March 22, 1988. This case led officers to locate and capture the serial killer responsible for Hulsey’s murder. He was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. His execution was carried out in Texas on December 9, 1997.

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Christa Grimh

During another parked car investigation, Vidor police officers arrested an allegedly intoxicated Vidor teen who fell asleep in her vehicle while parked next to the pumps at a local gas station on Sept. 27, reports the Vidor Police Department. The incident marked the second parked car investigation in the span of week that led to arrest.

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Police officers in Vidor investigating a vehicle stopped at a city park after hours ended up making two arrests after discovering an intoxicated man and his gun-toting female passenger inside the car on Sept. 26, according to the Vidor Police Department.

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