Land Cmr. George P. Bush applauds creation of Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement Monday, Feb. 13, relating to Texas House Speaker Joe Straus' appointment of 11 House Members to the newly created Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation, and Infrastructure:

Jefferson County judge will run as Republican

Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick sent an email out Wednesday, Feb. 8 announcing that he was changing political parties from Democrat to Republican and his reasons for doing so. The letter in its entirety reads:

"I originally wrote this letter in October, but at the request of a friend, delayed sending it for 90 days.  It is now shorter than it was originally.

Waitr sponsors Lamar State College Port Arthur athletics

Waitr, popular for its mobile app providing on-demand restaurant ordering, delivery and carryout, presented a check to Lamar State College Port Arthur’s Athletic Department as a proud sponsor of the school. Waitr Growth Marketing Manager Megan Ketchum presented the $2,000 check to LSCPA’s Scott Street, Director of Athletics.

Active in the Port Arthur community, Waitr donated the funds to provide scholarships for student athletes at LSCPA.

“We hope that this sponsorship is the start of a great partnership between Waitr and Lamar State College,” Ketchum said.

Golden Pass LNG donates $50,000 to LSCPA Industrial Technology Center

Golden Pass LNG recently donated $50,000 to Lamar State College Port Arthur’s Sheila McCarthy Umphrey Industrial Technology Center. The new Technology Center will house the Process Technology, Instrumentation Technology, Computer Drafting, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning programs. Construction, which is being undertaken by SpawGlass Construction Corp., is expected to be completed this summer. Golden Pass LNG’s donation will help with the acquisition of equipment for the new center.