Pinehurst

Police removed a credit card skimmer from a gas pump in Pinehurst while investigating credit card fraud Dec. 22, reports Pinehurst Police Department Chief Fred Hanauer.

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It’s been quite a while since Southeast Texas has had a zoo to call its own. From the 1920s to the ’70s, Beaumont had a small zoo at Magnolia Park that included bears and lions and much more —about 150 animals at its peak in the 1950s, according to local news archives. These animals were relocated to San Antonio in 1970, and it wasn’t until 2013 that Southeast Texas saw another zoo.

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The City of Pinehurst Police Department received two grants from the Texas Department of Transportation(TxDOT) for their recent participation in the 2016 Labor Day incentive and their participation in both the Memorial Day and Labor Day incentive programs. 

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Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer is asking the community to come together in support of his friend Chuck Peet of Orange who is fighting colon cancer and other serious afflictions by donating to a GoFundMe account the chief has set up to assist Peet's family with medical expenses and other necessities. 

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Pinehurst police picked up an armed suspect in possession of methamphetamine while the man was reportedly in the process of burglarizing a storage facility, reports Chief Fred Hanauer III.

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A Pinehurst police officer shot and killed a pit bull dog after the animal reportedly charged him aggressively while the officer was responding to a call May 23, Pinehurst Police Department Chief Fred R. Hanauer reported.

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The Pinehurst Police Department is kicking off the 2016 Click It or Ticket campaign Monday, May 23, and Chief Fred Hanauer of the Pinehurst Police Department urges motorists to always “Buckle Up For Safety."  

"It is the law and just makes sense," says the chief. 

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Police in Pinehurst are cracking down on methamphetamine dealers in an ongoing effort to eradicate the dangerous drug from the city, Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer revealed in press releases. 

According to Hanauer, the department, along with Constable Pct. 2 David Cagle, have been investigating methamphetamine distribution in the area for some time. 

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The mandatory evacuation order for the City of Pinehurst due to flooding has been lifted effective Friday, March 18, at 9:00 a.m., Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer announced in a news release.

According to Hanauer, Adams Bayou has ceased rising, and no significant threats exist to homes or businesses at this time. All residents who evacuated can return home and businesses may resume normal operation. This order only applies to the City of Pinehurst and not surrounding jurisdictions under a similar order. 

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The City of Pinehurst Police, Fire, Water and Street Departments are going door to door making contact with businesses and residents that they expect to be affected by rising flood waters, Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III said in a news release Monday morning, March 14.

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