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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

Houston-area schools offering free meals amid Coronavirus concerns

As Houston-area school districts have closed amid concerns of the Coronavirus, many are offering free meals for their students. HISD along with the Houston Food Bank offered food distribution Saturday morning at Cesar Chavez High School. While social distancing is required many schools are offering curbside pickup options. Families who choose to walk rather than [...]

By |2020-03-17T13:55:40+00:00March 17th, 2020|Houston News|Comments Off on Houston-area schools offering free meals amid Coronavirus concerns

Police find body of 27-year-old in Pasadena

Police have begun an investigation after finding a body in the breezeway of a Pasadena apartment complex. The body of the 27-year-old man was found early Monday morning in the breezeway of a building located at the Bryton Hill Apartments on Richey Street and West Jackson Avenue. A neighbor found the body and called the [...]

By |2020-03-10T14:55:32+00:00March 10th, 2020|Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Police find body of 27-year-old in Pasadena

Men escape truck before it rolls into a creek in La Porte

Two men were in an accident in La Porte and managed to escape from their truck before it rolled into a creek. Both men are expected to be okay. The men were on Highway 225, and the vehicle swerved to miss another accident. Another driver hit them and sent their Chevy off the road and [...]

By |2020-03-03T15:18:05+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Car Accidents, La Porte News|Comments Off on Men escape truck before it rolls into a creek in La Porte

Wreck kills passenger in Pasadena

A passenger was killed in Pasadena in a three-way accident Monday evening just before 9 p.m. The accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Texas Highway 225 not far from Beltway 8. Three vehicles were involved in the accident. A passenger from one of the cars was pronounced dead on the scene. Two other people [...]

By |2020-02-25T15:47:55+00:00February 25th, 2020|Car Accidents, Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Wreck kills passenger in Pasadena

Nearly a dozen tankers bring cancer-causing chemical to Deer Park monthly

A chemical company in North Carolina called Chemours was caught discharging GenX, an industrial byproduct, and it showed up in the drinking water. The chemical is now being brought to Deer Park each month by the company. GenX is used to make Teflon and other products such as fast food wrappers. Its trade name is [...]

By |2020-02-18T15:56:46+00:00February 18th, 2020|Deer Park News|Comments Off on Nearly a dozen tankers bring cancer-causing chemical to Deer Park monthly