• Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    The "Golden" Triangle -- Pay No Attention To the Tons Of Pollutants

    In calculating the latest pollution fine levied against BASF Fina Petrochemicals LP in Jefferson County, state regulators made a note that might make residents of "The Golden Triangle" reconsider the nickname for their home.The Beaumont-Port Arthur area, documents say, has been exposed to 11.4 tons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Point Comfort Alcoa Plant May Close

    The Alcoa plant in Point Comfort, about 125 miles from here, is a pretty massive operation: It can produce up to 2.3 million metric tons a year of alumina, which is the stuff from which aluminum is made. Now it may be shutting down. An Australian newspaper (an Australian company partners with ... More >>

  • News

    August 1, 1996

    Among Friends

    Buster Brown's financial disclosure includes an interesting omission -- and addition