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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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A man with a parole violation who allegedly attempted run from police during a traffic stop in Beaumont Jan. 7 is behind bars in the Jefferson County Jail. 

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Officers investigating an auto burglary quickly apprehended and arrested a suspect, reportedly recovering several items stolen from inside the victim's vehicle, according to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department. 

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Haywood Drive from Concord Road to Ada Avenue in Beaumont is closed to through traffic starting Jan. 9 at 7 a.m. until noon on Jan. 11, the City of Beaumont reports. 

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Today, the City of Beaumont has partnered with SeeClickFix to announce a new mobile app called “Beaumont 311” that will allow citizens to report quality-of-life and non-emergency issues to the City, Chris Jarmon, executive assistant to the city manager, reported Jan 9. The app replaces GoRequest, which is the City’s current 311 mobile app.

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Sunday, Jan. 8, Gov. Greg Abbott met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.

Gov. Greg Abbott met with Her Excellency, Tsai Ing-wen, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Houston on Sunday, Jan. 8, to discuss energy, trade relations and commercial ties between Taiwan and the state of Texas. Gov. Abbott and President Tsai discussed ways to increase trade relations with Taiwan, particularly in the exchange of natural gas and agricultural products, of which Taiwan is a major consumer.

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