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Pasadena sales tax revenue continues to show growth over 2020

While the monthly sales tax receipts report was good news for many cities in the area, Pasadena was a huge winner. When the Texas state comptroller’s office released the figures for May recently, it showed Pasadena enjoyed a 47.9 percent year-on-year increase in sales tax revenue.

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Haldor Topsoe to Build New Plant in Pasadena

Haldor Topsoe will build a 15,000 ton per year hydroprocessing catalyst plant at the company’s existing Bayport production site in Pasadena, Texas. The plant will increase production capacity...

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Chevron eyes permanent shutdown of Pasadena, Texas FCC

Chevron Corp is considering permanently closing the gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracker (FCC) at its 112,229 barrel-per-day (bpd) Pasadena, Texas refinery as part of a possible reconfiguration of the plant, said sources familiar with the company’s deliberations, as reported by Reuters.

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Exxon hiring more temporary workers as Texas refinery lockout continues

Exxon Mobil Corp said it will begin hiring additional temporary operators of its Beaumont, Texas refinery as a lock out of 650 union-represented workers runs into its 11th week, as reported by Reuters.

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Governor Abbott Hosts Florida Gov. DeSantis For Border Security Briefing

Governor Abbott today hosted Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for a border security briefing in Del Rio, Texas. At the briefing, Governor Abbott provided an update on the state's efforts to combat the vast influx in the smuggling of drugs, weapons and other contraband into the state.

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Governor Abbott Lauds Lone Star State’s Jobs Surge

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) release of June employment numbers showing continued economic expansion as Texas employers added 55,800 jobs over the month, marking job growth in 13 of the last 14 months, as the unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent as more Texans jumped back into the job market.

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