CPS

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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Christine Johnson and Baby Faith Mason, before and after injuries

Christine Johnson, found guilty of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury and injury to a child by omission, has been sentenced to 65 years in prison. She will be given credit for the two years she was jailed before her trial and will be eligible for parole in 28 years.

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Dunisha Baker

A woman who allegedly showed up drunk for a CPS hearing was arrested in Orange on Jan. 9, police report.

According to a police report by Orange Police Department Officer Brice Due, 24-year-old Dunisha Baker of Orange was arrested under suspicion of public intoxication after a state investigator called police and reported the woman had shown up at the office, apparently under the influence of something, for a hearing pertaining to her children.

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Baby Faith Mason

UPDATE: Baby Faith's parents were arrested on charges of injury to a child Sept. 27, 2013: http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/baby-faiths-parents-arrested

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