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The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) has announced that Jefferson County is conducting a test of the functionality and accuracy of the Southeast Texas Alerting Network (STAN) on Thursday, August 6, as a part of the region's hurricane and all hazards preparedness efforts.

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All westbound lanes on Interstate 10 at mile marker 859 were closed for over an hour on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 4, due to a diesel spill that resulted from a three-vehicle accident.

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ExxonMobil Beaumont refinery is increasing its production capacity by approximately 20,000 barrels per day, the company announced Tuesday, August 4. This expansion will further strengthen ExxonMobil’s integrated downstream portfolio in Southeast Texas and add flexibility to process light crudes, the release states.

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A Round Rock man who reportedly fell asleep at the wheel was sent to the hospital this morning after he crashed with a Freightliner on Interstate 10.

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Updated, August 5:

A head-on collision in front of the DuPont Plant in Orange County sent three people to a Beaumont emergency room on Aug. 3, one of whom was flown to the hospital via medical helicopter due to the severity of injuries she sustained in the wreck, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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