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An amendment highlighting the findings of the State Department’s environmental review of the Keystone XL Pipeline passed the House floor May 22. According to a press release by U.S. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Texas), his amendment strengthens the argument to pass the Northern Route Approval Act, which declares that a Presidential permit is not required for the Keystone XL Pipeline’s application.

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Orange County Commissioners have unanimously approved a resolution to nominate International Paper as a double jumbo enterprise project and entered into a contract with iDocket.com for the company to provide public, fee-based access to records of the district and county clerk offices.

Jonathan Ferguson with Ryan LLC, a consulting firm assisting International Paper with the double jumbo enterprise project, approached the podium at the Commissioners Court meeting Monday, May 20, to explain the request for nomination.

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Saturday, May 18, was a glorious day for Lamar University, which conferred more than 1,600 degrees to 1,605 graduates. Many of these graduates are parents, full-time workers — not to mention volunteers, athletes and participants in school organizations.

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Among those in attendance at the OHA board of commissioners meeting Tuesday, May

After nearly a decade at the Orange Housing Authority (OHA), president of the board of commissioners Mary McKenna has moved on to greener pastures, now representing taxpayers as a member of the Orange City Council instead.

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Wearing his gift from the former county judge, Consul General Faisal Abdulla Al-

A group including local politicians, business and community leaders, and Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies welcomed the consul general of Qatar, Faisal Abdulla Al-Henzab, to the ranch of former Jefferson County judge and business consultant Carl Griffith on Friday, May 17, to celebrate the blooming friendship and business relationship between Qatar and Jefferson County.

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