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The Texas Department of Transportation is conducting a public hearing to present proposed rail improvements and receive public comment pertaining to the Neches River Bridge Study.

The hearing will take place at the Civic Center, 701 Main St., Beaumont, on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Displays will be available for review at 5:30 p.m. with the formal hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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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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More than a dozen dogs were confiscated due to suspicion of animal cruelty by the Beaumont Police Department on Wednesday, June 29, and brought to the city’s animal shelter for what shelter employees believe will be in excess of two weeks. According to a call for assistance posted to Beaumont Animal Services’ Facebook page, the influx of dogs taken from the Beaumont home Wednesday afternoon has created a dire need for foster families to help care for the displaced pets.

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Mural at Atria Collier Park honoring veterans

When Engage Life Director Cheri Courts came to work for Atria Collier Park three years ago and saw the wall honoring veterans, she immediately wanted to paint a mural for these men and women that put their lives on the line to make sure we could keep our freedom. 

Atria Collier Park is an assisted living community in Beaumont.

“To me this was how we as a community could honor and say ‘thank you’ to all of our veterans,” said Courts, who has an extensive background in art.

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Some of Beaumont’s West End city water customers will be experiencing a mini-drought as this week ends when crews temporarily shut off water supply to residences and businesses to repair a faulty valve.

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A ricocheting popper burned parts of Nolan Haney’s eye and eyelid when he was 4.

Fireworks sales started blazing across the country starting Memorial Day weekend, running through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is shining a light on this explosive fact: the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years.

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The Beaumont Police Department is mourning the loss of a four-legged "brother in blue" as K-9 Nicky died over the weekend, Sgt. Cody Guedry reports.

Nicky "passed away quietly at his home" in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 26, Guedry stated in a news release. 

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The city of Beaumont is taking measures to resolve an issue that has caused many of its residents difficulty and discomfort. The city is replacing a water valve meant to provide relief to residents who have recently experienced a loss of water at their homes and those who have been under a boil notice since June 22. 

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Police have arrested a suspect they say was caught crawling out of the broken door of a local liquor store, but not before the man fled the scene with a bundle of booty and led the officers on a chase through Beaumont neighborhoods. 

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