President Obama rejects Keystone XL project

President Barack Obama rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline Friday, Nov. 6. The announcement came days after TransCanada, the company building the pipeline, asked that its permit application be paused due to another challenge to the project in Nebraska.

State Department denies TransCanada's request to 'pause' Keystone XL project

The U.S. Department of State has denied TransCanada's request to pause the Keystone XL pipeline project, spokesperson John Kirby at the Department of State announced during a press conference Wednesday, Nov. 4. TransCanada Corporation announced on Monday, Nov. 2, that it had sent a letter to Secretary John Kerry of the U.S. State Department asking the Department to pause its review of the Presidential Permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Beaumont City Attorney receives community service award

The International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) awarded the James H. Epps III Award for Longevity of Service to a Community to Beaumont City Attorney Tyrone Cooper on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at its 80th Annual Conference at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.
Cooper has served the Beaumont community for 35 years and has been an active member of the IMLA for 30, according to a press release by IMLA. He presently serves on the IMLA Board of Directors.

Around $940,000 in grants announced at Harvest of Giving Awards Reception

photo by Clem Webb

Capital One Wealth and Asset Management honored 41 Southeast Texas nonprofit organizations and presented grants totaling approximately $940,000 Wednesday, Oct. 21, on behalf of six local foundations at its Harvest of Giving reception and awards ceremony at the Neches Room in Beaumont.