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The mandatory evacuation order for the City of Pinehurst due to flooding has been lifted effective Friday, March 18, at 9:00 a.m., Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer announced in a news release.

According to Hanauer, Adams Bayou has ceased rising, and no significant threats exist to homes or businesses at this time. All residents who evacuated can return home and businesses may resume normal operation. This order only applies to the City of Pinehurst and not surrounding jurisdictions under a similar order. 

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Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods swore in six new deputies and promoted a veteran peace officer during a ceremony at the Jefferson County Jail on March 10.

Trent Ikner, Derrick Hill, Lester Reeves, Kenneth Harrell, Lim Nguyen and Todd Guidry were sworn in Thursday morning. Five of the new deputies serve as corrections officers at the jail, and one is a reserve deputy with the sheriff’s office. All now hold the title deputy sheriff.

Before the swearing-in, Sheriff Woods recognized the officers’ efforts to achieve their new rank.

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The ongoing flooding we are experiencing in Southeast Texas and the closure of Interstate 10 in Louisiana have delayed delivery of the March 17-23 edition of The Examiner. Subscribers should expect home delivery Friday, March 17.

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Claude Citizen (Facebook.com)

A family disturbance between two Beaumont brothers turned deadly when one of the sibling's stabbed the other with a kitchen knife March 17, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

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Photo by Clem Webb

S.O.C. Save Our Children, Children in Motion, held its annual Appreciation Banquet recently to honor community leaders and supporters and highlight the importance of a loving educational environment with an emphasis and understanding of the importance of reading in everyone’s life.

This year’s honorees included Dr. Paris Bransford, the Dugas-Leger Law Firm, Port Arthur Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince, Hargie Faye Savoy and Chief C. A. “Pete” Shelton.

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Humane Society of Southeast Texas

Donations to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas can be made at any of these locations: Posh Pets in Nederland, Steinhagen Oil, All Fast Lanes locations, Kinsel Ford, Cowboy Power Sports, all iHeartMedia stations, Puppy Love in Beaumont, Retail Merchants @ 3830 hwy 365 in Port Arthur, Blue's Drive-Thru @ 4000 Lin

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Chairman of the Huntsman Corporation Jon Huntsman Sr., Site Director for Huntsman Corporation’s Port Neches Operations facility Chad Anderson, Groves City Manager D.E. Sosa, as well as Rep. Randy Weber, state Rep. Dade Phelan, state Sen. Brandon Creighton, state Rep.

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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.

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State troopers and other law enforcement officers caught up with and arrested a suspect who fled during a traffic stop in Orange on March 17, reports Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper David Henry.

According to Henry, DPS troopers attempted to stop a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant on S.H. 87 north of Orange at approximately 6:45 a.m., but the driver of the vehicle failed to halt. He continued to evade officers, traveling southbound on S.H. 87 until they spiked the vehicle’s tires.

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Announced March 15 on NBC’s Today Show, a Houston Zoo’s Coquerel’s sifaka — a type of lemur — is one of 10 animals featured on National Geographic’s April covers. According the magazine, “In a publishing first for National Geographic magazine, the April 2016 issue has 10 different covers featuring the work of well-known National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore.”

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