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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement March 30 following the passage of Senate Bill 28 - the Texas Port Expansion Act, by Senator Brandon Creighton, (R - Conroe). The bill passed with a unanimous vote.

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Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick

Ducks Unlimited announced the winners of the 2017 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards during the 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference held in Spokane, Wash., and this year’s recipient in the local/private citizen category is Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick.

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Felicia Adele Broussard

A Jefferson County Grand Jury indicted a Nederland woman on three counts of forgery for allegedly altering and cashing 17 checks from her former employer’s personal bank account, totaling more than $22,000, at a convenience store.

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The new cracker will be built alongside Total’s Port Arthur refinery.

Total announced Monday, March 27, that the company is entering into a partnership with Borealis and Nova to form a joint venture with the aim of building an ethane steam cracker at the Port Arthur facility and a new Borstar polyethylene unit in Bayport.

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A West Orange elementary school teacher has been placed on leave after allegedly duct taping a first-grade student to the chair before spring break. According to reports, the allegation was not made known to officials until the week of March 27.

West Orange-Cove CISD spokesperson Lorraine Shannon issued a statement on behalf of the district confirming an educator is on leave pending investigation but stated that procedure would not allow for the release of much information at this point.

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