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Qatar Petroleum announced Tuesday, April 25 that Golden Pass Products (GPP) has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy to export LNG to Non-Free Trade Agreement countries. NFTA Countries are countries that do not have a free-trade agreement with the U.S.

“Golden Pass Products is pleased to have achieved this important regulatory milestone as we continue to work to develop the export opportunity,” said company spokesperson Clark Vega.

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Things got interesting last week at the State Capitol. Some Republican lawmakers seek to deliver on the anti-immigration fervor they believe motivates the Tea Party elements in their base.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Thursday, Sept. 30, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas from Liberia. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa but developed symptoms approximately four days after arriving in the U.S. on Sept. 20.

Ricky Perry speaks at Texas Vietnam Memorial dedication

By Cindy Yohe Lindsay

Special to The Examiner


The day was perfect for a crowd of more than 3,000, with blue skies and a canopy of white clouds. The dedica­tion of the Texas Vietnam Memorial on March 29 on the Capitol grounds in Austin was a day that seemed blessed, not only because of the weather but also for the nine years it took to complete a monument to recognize those so well deserving.

Gov. Rick Perry

It was the usual crowd for Gov. Rick Perry’s annual State of the State address at the capitol – a joint session of the Texas Legislature with House members joined by Senators on chairs set up in the aisle of the House chamber, various state officials, staffers and reporters alongside tourists and various delegations in town for the day, all gathered to hear what the longest-serving governor in Texas history had to say now.