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Phillips 66 presented a $10,000 check to the Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont on

Phillips 66 presented a $10,000 check to the Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont on Oct. 10 for next year’s annual Fire Prevention and Family Safety Festival, an educational event that reaches numerous Southeast Texans and educates both adults and children.

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Byron Bush

Criminal proceedings against Beaumont resident Byron E. Bush, 37, accused of the attempted capital murder of two Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies, again resulted in a mistrial when jurors could not agree on a verdict Oct. 7 in Judge Larry Gist’s court.

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JASPER COUNTY - From TXDOT: At approximately 1:45p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a one vehicle crash on Highway 63 West in Jasper County. The crash occurred near Sandy Creek Bridge.

A Cadillac passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on Highway 63 towards Jasper. The vehicle left the roadway, traveled into the woods and struck a tree.

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CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. announced that their portfolio of market-dominant regional shopping centers will open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, November 25, and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Parkdale Mall in Beaumont is owned by the company and will be included in the Thanksgiving Day closing.

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Over a thousand bikers attended the Lace, Grace and Gears rally on Crockett Street the first weekend in October. The rally started on Friday, Sept. 30, and opened at 8 a.m. Their goal was to beat the world record for most women riders on motorcycles at one time, currently held by an Australian group of 1,002 riders.

Lace, Grace and Gears posted on its Facebook page Oct. 3 that the final count of 806 women and 62 bikes “was an amazing feat” and “watch out 2017!”

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WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 12 that four Texas companies pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a total of $3.5 million dollars for criminal violations of the Clean Air Act at two oil and chemical processing facilities in Texas.

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Ford Pavilion

On the eve of a deadline to give word to current Ford Park Entertainment Complex management company SMG as to Jefferson County’s intent to either keep the management team they’ve been with for 15 years or sign with a competitor, Jefferson County Commissioner Everett “Bo” Alfred reported that not only have both companies been informed of the county’s decision, but a tentative contract from new management provider Spectra was in the hands of Purchasing Director Deborah Clark as of Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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Manuel Delacruz

Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Oct. 5 that a grand jury has returned a no bill in the matter of the in-custody death of Manuel Delacruz, 26, of Port Arthur on Aug. 1.

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Enjoy a delicious breakfast while supporting local students at the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation’s 24th annual Fiesta Breakfast fundraiser on Oct. 25 at Casa Olé in the Target Shopping Center.

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

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