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2008-08-18 12:00:49

Refinery expansion along the Texas Gulf Coast has pushed U.S. and German oil companies to build a $2 billion offshore oil port, the companies say. Enterprise Products Partners and TEPPCO Partners have teamed up with Oiltanking Holdings Americas, slated for construction 36 miles off the coast of Freeport, Texas, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday. The floating port will include facilities for two supertankers and pump oil through 160 miles of pipelines for deliveries to Texas refineries...

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By Amy Moore, The Port Arthur News, Texas Aug. 5--The threat of Tropical Storm Edouard prompted officials across Jefferson and Orange counties to cancel classes, meetings and activities until further notice. Lamar University, Lamar State Colleges Port Arthur and Orange as well as Lamar Institute of Technology will close Tuesday, Aug. 5 as the storm is predicted ot bring high winds, heavy rainfall and possibly even flood waters when it makes landfall. Local school districts are also...

2008-08-04 18:00:26

By Mary Meaux, The Port Arthur News, Texas Aug. 4--PORT ARTHUR -- A conference call with local, state and federal officials as well as the National Weather Service is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4. Depending on the outcome of the meeting, Port Arthur Mayor Deloris "Bobbie" Prince may call for the voluntary evacuation of the Sabine Pass area due to high water conditions. Port Arthur Police Maj. John Owens said the storm will likely strike land near high tide. Owens, who also...

2008-07-29 03:01:09

By Sherry Koonce, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jul. 29--BEAUMONT -- By Sherry Koonce The News staff writer BEAUMONT -- Increased fuel costs combined with a decrease in the production of some herbicides has county officials refiguring the cost of controlling the area's mosquito population. On Monday, Jefferson County Commissioners voted to amend a Mosquito Control District contract for the purchase of insecticides, herbicides and sprays. For the purchase of Roundup, a...

2008-07-18 03:00:27

By David Ball, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jul. 18--PORT ARTHUR -- The Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation owns 300 acres on West Port Arthur Road that serves as their business park. At their regular meeting Wednesday night they also approved the purchase of 7.25 acres on Texas 73 for $250,000 that they plan to develop into an industrial park. The PAEDC already has a business developer who wants to buy an acre of land at the park, according to Floyd Batiste, chief executive...

2008-07-17 03:00:21

By David Ball, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jul. 17--BEAUMONT -- What would happen if terrorists were to attack one of our Southeast Texas ports? Or if they attacked one of our refineries? Pipeline? A tank farm? Emergency responders do not have the luxury of dealing with the theoretical. Consequently, the United States Coast Guard put their Semper Paratus motto -- Always Ready -- to the test with other local agencies as they participated in the Sabine-Neches Emergency Coordination and...

2008-06-26 03:02:25

By Sherry Koonce, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jun. 26--BEAUMONT -- Jefferson County's Southeast Texas Regional Airport is among 100 regional airports in the nation most likely to lose some or all air service, according to a study by the Business Travel Coalition. The study attributed spiraling oil prices combined with the airlines inability to rely on Chapter 11 reorganization because of a tight credit market, as factors that could lead to an industry crisis. For the nation's 10 major...

2008-06-18 03:00:27

By Sherry Koonce, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jun. 18--Since its inception 20 years ago, local veterans have logged more than 90,000 hours maintaining Port Arthur's Veterans Memorial Park, and now they are looking for someone else to take responsibility for the facility. Located at the foot of the Veterans Memorial Bridge just inside Jefferson County line, the park was built to honor military men and women who served, and perhaps died, defending the U.S. The park is sponsored by...


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