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Tickets on sale for annual Economic Forecast luncheon with Dr. Ray Perryman

Tickets on sale for annual Economic Forecast luncheon with Dr. Ray Perryman

Tickets remain available for the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd Annual Economic Outlook luncheon, featuring economist Dr. Ray Perryman. The luncheon is slated for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7. “Ray Perryman is considered one of the top economists in Texas and the country,” says Tyler Economic Development Council CEO Tom Mullins. “He is regularly called ...

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In Texas, residents are riding out the latest oil bust

BIG LAKE — The week before Christmas, restaurant owner Terry Stevens warmly shook hands with oil workers and wished them a happy holiday as they walked out the door, some possibly for the last time. Stevens, a 52-year-old Michigan transplant, moved to this West Texas outpost five years ago, before the latest oil boom. Workers flocked to the Mexican restaurant ...

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Summit secures contracts for $2.5 billion plant

Summit secures contracts for $2.5 billion plant

Summit Power Group signed a contract tonight with Chinese and Canadian heavy industrial firms at an event in Beijing to build the Texas Clean Energy Project plant near Penwell, a development Summit described as a “major step toward financing and construction” of the more than $2.5 billion plant. The signing in Beijing was scheduled for 9 p.m. central time Monday, ...

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Officials: worker burned at Delaware City refinery

DELAWARE CITY, Del. — Delaware authorities say a worker was burned at a refinery in Delaware City. New Castle County Paramedics said in a statement that they were called Sunday evening to the Delaware City Refinery Company for a report of an injured worker. Paramedics say when they arrived they found a 62-year-old man with burns on his face and ...

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Oil port seeks customers for planned crude loading facility

FORT FOURCHON, La. — The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port is seeking customers for a planned service that will send crude to Texas refineries. LOOP spokesman Terrance R. Coleman tells the Advocate that the project is intended to bring back the market that was cut off when the Houston-to-Houma pipeline was reversed two years ago. The pipeline began sending oil from ...

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Las Cruces government plans energy efficiency projects

LAS CRUCES — The city of Las Cruces has been exploring ways to reduce its electricity costs. Converting as many as 3,000 street lights from electric-metered lights to LED units, installing solar panels at five city-owned facilities, and replacing florescent lighting systems to even more energy efficient systems in other city buildings are expected to begin early next year. Altogether, ...

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Five things you need to know today, Nov. 24

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com. 1. The Odessa City Council voted Monday to “move forward” with a conceptual design and financial breakdown of a roughly $75 million downtown hotel and convention ...

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