Gov. Perry appoints Jackson to Texas Water Development Board

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Kathleen Thea Jackson of Beaumont to the Texas Water Development Board for a term effective March 18, 2014, and to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The board provides leadership, planning, financial and technical assistance for the responsible development of water for the State of Texas.


Veolia chosen to dispose of chemical weapons components

residual hydrolysate byproduct of nerve gas

The Veolia Environmental Services plant in Port Arthur is one of two facilities world-wide and the only U.S. facility chosen by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for the destruction of Syrian chemicals and effluents, OPCW announced on Feb. 14. 

Public hearing on TWIA changes draws crowd

At least 150 interested parties gathered at the Beaumont Civic Center on Wednesday, Feb 26, to learn more about proposed changes by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) that would add a surcharge to car insurance policies in the event of another big storm.


Gulf Coast pipeline complete

TransCanada, government officials celebrate milestone in Beaumont

Marking a milestone for the Keystone Pipeline System, on Jan. 22, TransCanada announced that the Gulf Coast Project, a 487-mile leg of the Keystone Pipeline beginning in Cushing, Okla. and ending locally in Nederland, began delivering crude oil to Texas refineries.