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USW members and supporters protest at Marathon Petroleum in Texas City.

The United Steelworkers Union (USW), which represents workers at 65 U.S. refineries that produce approximately 64 percent of the oil in the U.S, called for work stoppage at nine U.S. refineries Sunday, Feb. 1 following failed negotiations in a national oil contract that expired at midnight Saturday night.

Anthony Holliday led the Cards with 14 points.

The Lamar Cardinals fell behind early to Sam Houston State and were never able to recover, losing by the final score of 79-50 on Feb. 2 at the Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville to fall to 11-11 overall and 5-5 in Southland Conference play.


Delta Downs in nearby Vinton, La., will host a big night of thoroughbred horse racing on Saturday, Feb. 7, billed as Louisiana Premier Night (LAPN). Twelve races are scheduled beginning at 5:30 p.m., and all races will be restricted to Louisiana bred horses with total purse money exceeding $1 million.


Years ago, when hearing “Mardi Gras,” you’d instantly think New Orleans, or maybe even the Galveston celebration. Not anymore.

Mardi Gras Southeast Texas is bigger and better than ever for the 23rd consecutive year, and the party for all ages will be held in downtown Port Arthur beginning Thursday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 15.


‘A Most Violent Year’

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain

Directed by: J.C. Chandor

Rated: PG-13