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.

Lamar State-Port Arthur Student Activities featured in national magazine

The Lamar State College-Port Arthur Student Government Association

All along, Claire Thomason thought the way she and the Student Government Association at Lamar State College-Port Arthur did things was just how it was done by everyone.


An article published in a national magazine this month begs to differ.