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Parents dispute Pasadena playground closure

Despite the Holly Bay Court Park in Pasadena being roped off by police tape, several families played on the playground. Police say that the playgrounds are closed amid the coronavirus pandemic and ask that the public respect the rules in place for its protection. Pasadena police say that they've been trying to inform the public [...]

By |2020-05-19T15:37:10+00:00May 19th, 2020|Pasadena Texas News|0 Comments

Deer Park refinery at 87% capacity

According to sources, Royal Dutch Shell Plc's joint-venture refinery in Deer Park is operating at 87% capacity. Sources say they're operating at 87% because of low demand for oil during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shell has not determined when they will increase production at the facility. The refinery is a 50-50 joint venture between Shell and [...]

By |2020-05-12T13:06:42+00:00May 12th, 2020|Deer Park News|Comments Off on Deer Park refinery at 87% capacity

Deer Park ISD nurses meet kids’ needs at home

While students are at home during the coronavirus pandemic, Deer Park Independent School District nurses are adapting to meet students' needs. The nursing team members have been reaching out to talk with teachers and students about their health and what they're worried about while at home. The district's school lunch pickup service has also provided [...]

By |2020-05-05T14:13:08+00:00May 5th, 2020|Deer Park News|Comments Off on Deer Park ISD nurses meet kids’ needs at home

Houston-area chemical makers battle tough times and COVID-19

Gulf Coast chemical companies are responding to humanitarian needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plants are continuing to run while they boost production of chemicals that are used to manufacture personal protective equipment as well as the chemicals that are used to make hand sanitizer. Companies are are not only increasing the production of chemicals [...]

By |2020-04-28T13:01:44+00:00April 28th, 2020|Deer Park News|Comments Off on Houston-area chemical makers battle tough times and COVID-19

COVID-19 layoffs hitting more Texas workers tied to freight and distribution

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Texas businesses that are tied to freight, distribution and transportation are shedding hundreds of jobs. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notices filed in Texas show layoffs in the manufacturing, logistics or distribution industry include Step Energy Solutions, Pioneer Frozen Foods, Zachry Industrial-LyondellBasell and UTLX Manufacturing. More than [...]

By |2020-04-21T14:47:31+00:00April 21st, 2020|Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on COVID-19 layoffs hitting more Texas workers tied to freight and distribution

34 La Porte assisted living residents and staff test positive for COVID-19

Officials say that 34 assisted living residents and staff have tested positive for coronavirus at the La Porte Health Center on South Utah Street. The facility is now under strict health control orders to ensure proper infection control. A few days ago, the Galveston County Health Department announced that 83 people at The Resort at [...]

By |2020-04-14T12:56:11+00:00April 14th, 2020|La Porte News|Comments Off on 34 La Porte assisted living residents and staff test positive for COVID-19

Five people test positive for Coronavirus at La Porte assisted living facility

According to representatives with the La Porte assisted living facility, five residents and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The center released a statement explaining that residents who tested positive have been hospitalized. Staff members are no longer working in the center and are following the advice of their doctors. This center is one [...]

By |2020-04-07T17:05:08+00:00April 7th, 2020|La Porte News|Comments Off on Five people test positive for Coronavirus at La Porte assisted living facility

LyondellBasell to slow construction of PO/TBA project due to COVID-19

LyondellBasell announced it would be slowing construction of its propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) facility in Pasadena, Texas due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. As concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic continue to escalate, the company has announced it will be limiting non-essential activities. The project is abut 30% complete at this time. [...]

By |2020-04-01T12:33:41+00:00April 1st, 2020|Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on LyondellBasell to slow construction of PO/TBA project due to COVID-19

Mayors of Pasadena and Deer Park issue emergency declarations

The mayors of both Pasadena and Deer Park have issued emergency declarations as the coronavirus pandemic threat continues to escalate. The emergency declarations give the cities flexibility in overseeing large gatherings. All Deer Park's indoor parks and recreation department programs as well as facility rentals will be canceled through March 31. Deer Park and Pasadena [...]

By |2020-03-24T13:00:11+00:00March 24th, 2020|Deer Park News, Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Mayors of Pasadena and Deer Park issue emergency declarations