Patient Aleisha Boutte talks about her experience.

The orthopedic surgeons, nurses and therapists at Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth and Beaumont Bone & Joint Institute are changing the way patients and their families experience joint replacement surgery with the introduction of the Excellence in Joint Replacement program.

This comprehensive surgery and recovery program is based on a national best practices model for hip and knee replacements, and structured around the fundamental principles of wellness.


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.

Ronnie Miller

Friday, Aug. 5, at 7:45 a.m., Beaumont narcotics detectives executed a narcotics search and arrest warrant at an apartment in the 2100 block of McFaddin St. SWAT made entry into the house and secured three residents inside. Once the scene was secured, a search of the residence revealed powder cocaine, a small amount of marijuana, two handguns, and over $2,000 cash.

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Monday, Aug. 8, at 7:51 p.m., Beaumont police officers assisted Beaumont Fire and EMS with the possible drowning of a child at the Super 8 Motel at 1110 I-10 S. Three year old Romilio Madina was at the motel with his mother’s friends. Three of the friends were at the pool with the child and discovered him at the bottom of the pool unresponsive.

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The Texas Department of Transportation is conducting a public hearing Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Beaumont Civic Center to present proposed rail improvements and receive public comment pertaining to the Neches River Bridge Study.

Displays will be available for review at 5:30 p.m. The formal hearing begins at 6:30 p.m.


Frankie Don Miller Jr. passed away Aug. 8, 2016, surrounded by family. He was born June 13, 1949, in Vidor, Texas, to Frankie Don Sr. and Billie Louise (West) Miller.

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Central Mall welcomes four-legged shoppers on Wednesday nights in August, beginning Aug. 10, for newly launched Dog Days events

Shoppers in Port Arthur may soon be taking a new route on their nightly dog walk. From 5-8 p.m. each Wednesday in August, beginning August 10, Central Mall, managed by JLL, is encouraging its shoppers to bring their pooches in for themed events. The newly launched Dog Days program will feature fur-friendly experiences on four themed nights:


According to reports from the Beaumont Police Department, shortly before noon on Aug. 8, a man used a note to rob the CommunityBank of Texas location at the corner of Major Drive and Highway 105.

Information provided by BPD indicates that when officers arrived at the scene, they were told the suspect was a white male, approximately 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8, with a red beard and glasses.

Antibiotics used by beekeepers will no longer be available over the counter.

Honey bees may not provide unconditional love, nor will they assist in any rescue efforts. These animals, however, share the same need for health care as do our beloved, four-legged pets. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration is demanding it.

Photo by Tim Sudela

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated the grand opening of the Cattail Marsh boardwalk and viewing platforms Tuesday, July 26.

The new boardwalk features two covered platforms providing access to incredible views of the wetlands’ abundant wildlife. The boardwalk stretches 520 feet across the most active habitat within Cattail Marsh; it is 8 feet wide to the first viewing platform, and 6 feet in width to the second viewing platform.