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Ex-Railroad Commissioner Buddy Temple dies at 73

Buddy Temple

LUFKIN, Texas — Former Railroad Commissioner Buddy Temple, who withdrew from the 1982 Democratic primary for governor and unified the party behind state Attorney General Mark White’s eventual winning campaign, has died at age 73. Buddy Zeagler, executive director for the Temple family’s philanthropic foundation, told The Lufkin Daily News that Temple died at his Lufkin home Tuesday. Temple, an ...

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GE expands job cuts at Lufkin oil unit to 575 from 330

General Electric Co said it increased planned job cuts in its Lufkin oilfield equipment unit to 575, as it grapples with pressure on the unit from the drop in oil prices. The move follows GE’s notification to regulators in January of the planned layoffs of 330 people at its beam-pumping manufacturing facility in Lufkin, Texas. The total number of reductions ...

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GE Oil & Gas announces $60M upgrade to Lufkin unit

LUFKIN, Texas— GE Oil & Gas plans to spend $60 million on expansion and modernization of its foundry in East Texas. The upgrades announced Thursday involve the GE site in Lufkin, about 115 miles northeast of Houston. The complex produces iron castings used to make beam pumping units and power transmission equipment. GE plans to demolish about 30,000 square feet ...

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