Tu Anh-Thi Tran and Robert Huynh

Oct. 29, 2014, more than 60 law enforcement personnel from multiple agencies raided five game rooms and the Beaumont residence of the woman they say was running the show, seizing roughly $150,000 in cash and property, including an ATM.

Port Arthur City Council

April 5, the Port Arthur City Council tabled an agenda item that would prohibit land on Jade Avenue to be used for a “slaughterhouse or meat-processing plant” after Riceland Farms recently brought a proposal for such a facility before the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

Floyd McSpadden, Pat Parsons and Kristie Young

CommunityBank of Texas has created an annually funded scholarship to support students at Lamar University.

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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.


The shelter has a long-timer in need of a good home. Kenzo will need a lot of room to stretch those legs. Beaumont Animal Services believes he has some Great Pyrenees in him, known for their docile temperament, devotion to people, and intelligence.

Johnathan Paul Smith (inset) has been arrested on multiple burglary warrants.

Police officers investigating a rash of burglaries in Beaumont’s West End arrested one suspect they believe participated in multiple crimes, stealing weapons, jewelry, electronics and numerous other items from several residences.

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Registration opened Tuesday, March 29, for the ninth annual Christus LiveWell Women’s Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Living Well,” which is all about encouraging women to take charge of their lives and health to create balance and happiness in their lives.

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A special ceremony at Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont on Friday, April 1, honored James R. Barlow of Beaumont, a survivor of the historic Okinawa campaign. Members of the Marine Corps League and area veteran organizations took part in the flag raising and dedication.

The 89-year-old Barlow enlisted in May 1944. After boot camp at Parris Island, he served in the Pacific Area from January 1945 until August 1946. He was only 19 when he began serving in the last and biggest of the Pacific island battles of World War II, the Battle of Okinawa.


Wounded service members and their family members who participate in future Lone Survivor Foundation (LSF) healing retreats on the Bolivar Peninsula facility will have access to a fully equipped, wood working shop donated by Dewalt Tools.

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New rodeo stars will be born during the wild and crazy “Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show” at Vidor High School on Monday, April 18, starting at 7 p.m. It’s basketball played on real, live donkeys, and it’s wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus! All local players will be riding, so come out and see someone you know try to ride a donkey and play basketball at the same time. It’s a thrill a minute, a spill a minute.