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Post Hurricane Harvey - Texas Chemical Industry Priority is Employees and Community

n the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas chemical industry is focused on helping its employees and communities recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was displaced or impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the record flooding across the state. Your resiliency and determination are an inspiration, and we hope your recovery is swift and smooth.

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Texas Manufacturing Activity Strengthens, Outlooks Improve

Texas factory activity increased again in July, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose 11 points to 22.8, indicating output grew at a faster pace than in June.

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Company Announcements

LyondellBasell to move ahead on $2.4 billion Houston plant

The Houston petrochemical company LyondellBasell said it will move forward with its most expensive project ever, a $2.4 billion plant near the Houston Ship Channel that would become the largest factory of its kind in the world.

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Political News

Voter fraud crackdown a step closer with House committee vote

The Texas Legislature moved a step closer Monday in toughening the state’s penalties for those who hijack votes from unsuspecting Texans by using mail-in ballots

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In town halls, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd juggles district priorities in Trump era

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd logged hundreds of miles Sunday and Monday to hold town halls during Congress' summer recess, and his interactions with constituents illustrated the fine line he must walk in his massive swing district.

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With no opposition in sight, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott formally launches 2018 re-election bid

Before sign-waving supporters, Gov. Greg Abbott formally launched his re-election campaign Friday in San Antonio, days before he brings the Texas Legislature back for a special session.

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With 2018 election looming, Texas back in court over political maps

Texas and its legal foes are back in court this week to hash out whether the state can hold the 2018 elections with its existing political maps.

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Regulatory News

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Emergency Management

TCC OSC Hurricane Recovery Resources

Resources collected by the TCC Occupational Safety Committee

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Mid-Coast Region

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