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High Five 05-19-2016

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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Officers from area law enforcement agencies, friends of the force and family of fallen officers gathered at the front steps of the Beaumont Police Department downtown station May 12 to honor heroes of justice slain in the line of duty.

As the ceremony opened, uniformed officers escorted family members of fallen officers to their seats in the front rows near the steps leading up to the memorial star displaying badges emblazoned with the names of 17 officers killed while protecting and serving the populace.

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Photo by Sharon Brooks

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) distributed more than $11,000 in grants to Beaumont Independent School District students and staff during the 2016 Spring Grant Caravan on Friday, May 13. BPSF board members and friends visited eight BISD campuses and surprised several staff and students by presenting them with items requested for innovative classroom projects to enhance the learning experience at the schools.

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Photo by Kevin King

There’s a lot to look at when entering a new doctor’s office: photos of the family, wall art and perhaps a few old magazines. And then there’s the doctor himself. Wait. Are those sandals?

When Dr. Jack Johnston of the Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute walks into his office at 2501 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard in Port Arthur, probably what will surprise first-time patients the most is the footwear selection of the physician. Don’t expect to see traditional, white hospital shoes when Dr. Johnston enters the exam room.

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The Beaumont Police Department reports one person is dead and another injured after a fatal accident at the bridge in the 8200 block of Eastex Freeway in Beaumont. According to BPD Sgt. James Cody Guedry, both victims fell over a guardrail at the top of the overpass while attempting to change a flat tire

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The Beaumont ISD Student Services Department will begin accepting Campus-to-Campus Transfer Applications at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, in the Central Administration Building Boardroom at 3395 Harrison, Beaumont. Applications will be accepted through 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.

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The City of Beaumont has announced that as of May 14 they have permanently closed Pearl Street at the Kansas City Southern Railroad crossing at Gilbert Street.

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An ATV rollover accident in Jefferson County sent an injured passenger to a local hospital for treatment May 15, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stpehanie Davis reported in a news release.

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One man is dead and another facing charges after an auto-pedestrian accident in Orange County on May 15, Texas Department of Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release.

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Ernesto Izaguirre, Juan C. Chavira-Guerrero, and Susana Escalante-Visinais

Methamphetamine has been a problem in Southeast Texas for many years, as evidenced by drug seizures across the area. Law enforcers say traffickers and abusers often disguise the illegal drugs in a variety of ways in an attempt to conceal them from officers, but Agent Tim Duriso from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) warns criminals there is nowhere safe. Officers are onto them.

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