Boyd Gaming breaks ground on $45M expansion of Delta Downs

Boyd Gaming senior executives and local officials celebrated the commencement of construction on a $45 million expansion and enhancement of Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel at a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in Vinton, Louisiana.

Several company representatives and local dignitaries were present for the celebration, including Boyd Gaming president and CEO Keith Smith, Delta Downs Vice President and General Manager Steve Kuypers, Vinton Mayor Kenneth Stinson, Louisiana state Sen. John Smith and state Rep. Michael Danahay.

Texas Comptroller visits Beaumont to report on the financial health of Southeast Texas

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, who serves as Texas’ treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimator, visited the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Monday, Sept. 28. The Comptroller’s visit was part of the Good For Texas Tour, a 27-city, two-month series of town hall-style gatherings, where Hegar meets with local officials and citizens to talk about the future of the Texas economy.

Port of Beaumont to receive Spindletop Award

When the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce (GBCOC) holds its Annual Meeting and Spindletop Award Presentation on Tuesday evening, Oct. 20, in the Beaumont Civic Center, this year’s Spindletop Award will be presented to the The Port of Beaumont.

The Spindletop Award was created in 1999 to recognize larger area businesses for outstanding corporate/organizational citizenship. Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will be the keynote presenter for the Spindletop Award Banquet

Seafarers’ Center honors Capt. Mark D. Taylor at annual banquet

The Seafarers’ Center of Beaumont honored Captain Mark D. Taylor with the Tom Jackson Sabine-Neches Waterway Outstanding Service Award on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the MCM Eleganté Ballroom.

The annual fundraising event recognized Taylor for his many years of dedicated service on the Sabine-Neches Waterway.