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Lyft launched in Beaumont on March 9, following Uber's launch last year.

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On March 12 around 3:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on I-10, near mile marker 838, in Jefferson County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported at 4:18 p.m..

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On Friday, March 10, about 8:33 a.m., a motorist passed Sheriff Stephens on the right shoulder of I-10 at a high rate of speed, causing a significant hazard to other motorists, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a statement.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is warning local residents about a phishing scam targeting the area and citing a lawsuit, ironically, involving a fishing and bait company.

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Following major wildfires in the Texas Panhandle, Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster on March 13 in the following counties: Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts and Wheeler, according to a statement.

In addition to the disaster declaration, the State of Texas has asked the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a Secretarial Disaster Designation to activate the USDA Farm Service Agency's Emergency Loan Program to help eligible farmers and ranchers rebuild and recover from losses sustained by the wildfires.

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