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High Five 02-11-2016

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.

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ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery experienced an unplanned shutdown of one of its sulfur units Wednesday morning around 11 a.m., Feb. 10, and as a precautionary measure enacted a shelter-in-place order within the complex.

A similar move was made at nearby Jefferson County Courthouse, according to Greg Fountain, Emergency Management coordinator for Jefferson County.

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As state and federal representatives ponder legislation aimed at combatting the mental health issues that plague the nation, in Southeast Texas, former mental health hearing magistrate Jesse Branick says it’

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As the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) continues to report cases of Zika virus disease in the state — the number of cases was at 10 as of Tuesday, Feb.

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LeRoy Saleme, Shirley Bonton and Willis Mackey

In early March 2014, the La Marque school district was assigned a state conservator after consecutive years of poor academic performance and financial troubles, according to information from the Texas Education Agency.

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A hidden gem serving some of the best tortillas you’ll ever taste has just opened up in Southeast Texas.

Laredo Taco Company, located inside the new Stripes convenience store at 2300 Highway 365 in Port Arthur, is new to the area and definitely worth checking out. The restaurant, which held its grand opening Jan. 5, is already experiencing heavy lunch traffic from plant workers and employees from the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, who are just a couple of blocks away, said Stripes General Manager Dave Stout.

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Another city of Port Arthur supervisor was arrested on theft charges Feb. 10 as part of an ongoing Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and Port Arthur Police Department investigation. 

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The Port Neches Police Department needs the public's help identifying three suspects using stolen debit card information.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for suspect in an aggravated robbery at the Sake Sushi Bar and Lounge on 9th Street Feb. 9.

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Beaumont Police Department’s patrol officers arrested a 34-year-old Beaumont man shortly after 7:00 p.m. in the north end of Beaumont, but not without a struggle.

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