CPS

Child Protective Services (CPS) staff and other child advocates gathered for a press conference Friday, April 7, at the fire museum pavilion in downtown Beaumont.

“CPS completed 166,753 investigations that confirmed 58,664 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Texas last year,” Shari Pulliam, Beaumont’s CPS spokesperson, said in a release, calling child abuse “a big problem” in Texas.

“More than 200 children in Texas died due to abuse or neglect last year,” she said.

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Beaumont police arrested a mother and daughter who staged a kidnapping Feb. 9.

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Galen Key, president of IAFF Local 399; Jeff Nesom, VP; and Travis Melancon

This is the third year that the Beaumont Fire Department has partnered with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for Southeast Texas’ Operation Warm community coat program.

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Rep. Dade Phelan

On the first day of early filing of the 85th Legislative Session, state Rep. Dade Phelan filed his first bill, HB 289, which would provide an additional option for Child Protective Services (CPS) and judges to cut through the red tape of kinship placement in the state of Texas, according to a press release from Phelan’s office.

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Police arrested an apparently intoxicated man found lying in a ditch filled with water while holding a 1-year-old child in his arms Aug. 29, reports Orange Police Department Officer Michael Roush.

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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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Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) personnel and detectives with the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) are investigating the apparent drowning death of a special needs child that occurred July 2, PAPD reports. 

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CPS removed nine children from a Port Neches residence after officers investigating a stabbing at the location discovered signs indicative of abuse of at least one of the kids, Port Neches Police Chief Paul

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Meagan Lonion

Police in Pinehurst arrested a local woman March 1 after discovering her toddler wandering around a storage facility unattended as the allegedly intoxicated mother slept in a unit there.

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Darrell Mason

Darrell Mason, 19, of Port Arthur, the father of abused infant Faith Mason, pleaded guilty to injury to a child Friday, Jan. 15, in relation to the injuries his daughter suffered in August 2013 in the weeks after her birth.

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