Household hazardous waste, scrap tire collection event


The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event on Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bridge City Intermediate School parking lot located at 1029 W. Roundbunch Road, Bridge City.

During this free event, the SETRPC is collecting items that could cause damage to your health or the environment if they are disposed of improperly. Some of the items include paints, cleaners, antifreeze, car batteries, used oil, insecticides, swimming pool chemicals, and many others.

IG report finds no conflict of interest on Keystone XL

roughnecks and derrick

U.S. State Department Inspector General released a supplemental report Feb. 26 addressing allegations from the environmental community regarding the department’s selection of contractor Environmental Resource Management. ERM was contracted to prepare a report for the Department on the environmental impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Dots connected on Texas clean energy

Texas has immense capacity for clean energy production — wind as well as solar and biomass fuel. About 15 years ago, the state demonstrated its commitment to increase clean energy through legislation as well as government funding. Our market-driven system with electric competition, incentives for renewables, and other factors in Texas has led to increased generation capacity and impressive growth in clean energy. Customers also have more choices, and prices are lower than they would be otherwise.

Golden Triangle Cajun Association gives to LSC-PA

The Golden Triangle Cajun Association

The Golden Triangle Cajun Association presented a check Wednesday, Feb. 12, for $5,000 to Lamar State College-Port Arthur. The scholarship donation was given in memory of Lou Boudoin, who was instrumental in getting the first charter in the State of Texas for the Golden Triangle Cajun Association. She served on the executive board of that organization for 10 years and was president until her death in January. Pictured, from left, are Leroy and Gloria Broussard of the Cajun Association, and LSC-PA President Dr. W. Sam Monroe.