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Kurt Picard

PGA golf pro Kurt Picard, charged with two counts of sexual assault of a minor, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 13, at his home in Nederland. Port Neches Police Chief Paul Lemoine stated in an email that the victim is 15 years old.

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Tuesday, Sept. 27, Home Instead Senior Care and Nutrition and Services for Seniors are hosting an awards and appreciation dinner honoring their partners and volunteers.

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A military contractor has been levied with a monetary judgment for accepting gifts and gratuities from sub-contractors, announced Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Sept. 16.

On Oct. 15, 2015, Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (KBR) was ordered to pay a final judgment of $108,342.10 to the United States by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. 

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Police in Beaumont arrested a 26-year-old Port Arthur man for allegedly stealing a car and then leading officers on a foot-chase through a local neighborhood, Beaumont Police Department Carol Riley reports.

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Tom McDonnell with Spectra and Doug Thornton of SMG

“We’ve got to be more aggressive… to bring events in, and looking at new ways of generating that business,” SMG executive vice president Doug Thornton told Jefferson County Commissioners this week, explaining what the SMG management team would do differently if given yet another five years to oversee events at the publicly subsidized Ford Park Entertainment Complex, where it has been in charge for nearly 15 years operating at a roughly $2 million-a-year deficit.

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Arbor Day Foundation

Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Trees for America program.

Everyone joining this month will receive one of the following tree packages based on their location: 10 Arizona cypress, 10 live oak or 10 mixed trees including eastern redbud, white pine, sugar maple, white flowering dogwood, pin oak, red maple, river birch, silver maple and northern red oak.

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Beaumont officers arrested a robbery suspect fleeing the Stop & Shop convenience store at 671 Washington Blvd. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 11:39 p.m.

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Saturday, Sept. 24, the Jefferson County District Clerk’s Office will be open for Passport Day from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This is the first time that the District Clerk’s Office has opened on a weekend since the office started doing passports April 1, 2015, according to Jefferson County District Clerk Jamie Smith. On Passport Day, customers can walk and in request routine or expedited service.

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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.

“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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UPDATE: Christina Pollard was arrested Sept. 16, 2016.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) and Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas is requesting the public's help finding 31-year-old Christina Marie Pollard of Port Neches.

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