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The Kwick Stop #2 was robbed twice in two days. On Saturday, Feb 29, at 8:30 p.m., a white male entered the Pinehurst convenience store, approached the counter and placed several items down as if to pay for them.  He then demanded cash from the register while indicating he had a weapon in his pocket. The clerk complied. The suspect, who is believed to be the same person that robbed the store the day before, left with an unknown amount of U.S.

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On March 1, at 1:45 a.m. the Port Arthur Police Department responded to a report of a drive by shooting. Officers arrived and learned that there were occupants inside the residence but non were injured despite several rounds penetrating several walls of the residence. Occupants of the residence were all inside when the shooting began and were able to give a limited description of the suspect vehicle involved. The incident is currently being investigated. 

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On Monday, March 2, Highway 365 between West Port Arthur Road and 67th street in Port Acres will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until around 1 p.m. for traffic accident reconstruction. The Roadway will be closed and impassible to all traffic in both directions during this time. Please make alternate travel arrangements and avoid this area during this time. 

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Kwick Stop robbery 1
Kwick Stop robbery 2

Police in Pinehurst are searching for a suspect who robbed the Kwick Stop convenience store early this morning, reports the Pinehurst Police Department.

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BISD conservator Fred Shafer and special education director Brant Graham

“It’s still the same; it hasn’t changed,” frustrated parent Carl Champagne says of the Beaumont Independent School District Special Education Department. 

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Charlton-Pollard Elementary School Choir Director Cindy Gibson led the children
First lady of Texas Cecilia Abbott (center)

Two local legends and leaders in education were inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor at the Capitol Rotunda in Austin on Feb. 19 by The Spirit of Star Day Foundation, and elementary choir students from the Beaumont school bearing their names were asked to visit the state’s capitol and celebrate the lives of these historic figures through song in honor of the birth of the Texas government and Black History Month.

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BPD Officer Aaron Wasser sits in traffic watching his monitor as LPR technology
A Bridge City patrol car participating in the warrant roundup utilizes LPR camer
Wasser checks the receipt of a man whose license plate set off the LPR alarm. Lu

The grace period to take care of outstanding warrants ended Feb. 22, and law enforcement divisions from cities around Southeast Texas have joined forces to put traffic violators who have failed to take responsibility for their citations behind bars, or at least make them pay their fines.

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Margueritte Humphrey
Margueritte stands with grandchildren Justin and Morgan

During the month of February, The Examiner celebrates Black History Month by spotlighting members of the community whose outstanding actions are exemplary lessons, not only for African-Americans, but also for people of all races. One humble lady stands out not only as a voice for those who can’t speak, but as an advocate for today’s youth.

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Kelly's Academic Challenge Team competed in the quarterfinals of the Channel 6 Challenge on February 21 at the KFDM Studios. The team of Brent Johnston, Gio Medina, and Hayden Raps took the lead in the first round and went on to defeat East Chambers High School 270 to 165. The match will be aired on KFDM Channel 6 on May 3 at 12:00 p.m.

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