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Expect alternating lane closures along I-10 east and westbound from FM 1442 to the KCS Railroad in Orange County tonight 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to replace pavement markings, TxDOT Sarah Dupre reported Jan. 9.

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Traffic along US 69 southbound at West Port Arthur Road in Beaumont will be down to one lane daily through this Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre reported Jan. 9.

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UPDATE, 1/9 at 1:40 p.m.: Fifty-five year old Roy Albert Pierson of Livingston was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries following an early morning crash on Highway 327. However, Pierson’s injuries did not appear to be life threatening, DPS PIO Stephanie Davis reported.

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Macy’s, Inc. announced Wednesday, Jan. 4, that it would be closing 68 of its stores in a series of actions to streamline its store portfolio, intensify cost efficiency efforts and execute its real estate strategy. 

The Beaumont location is included in these closings. The Parkdale Mall location is 171,000 square feet, opened in 2002, and employs 67 associates. According to Macy’s spokesperson Melissa Goff, the final clearance sale began on Monday, Jan. 9, and will run 10 to 12 weeks.

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Firefighters in Beaumont battled two blazes basically back-to-back Sunday evening, Jan. 8, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson.

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