Renowned economist Ray Perryman talks oil prices and Texas economy in exclusive interview with Business Journal

Renowned economist and president of The Perryman Group Dr. Ray Perryman spoke with the Business Journal in an exclusive interview following The Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation’s Economic Forecast Breakfast, where he was a featured guest speaker Tuesday, Jan 6, about the current state of the Texas economy and what to expect in 2015.


Will we continue to see the price of oil decline in 2015, in your estimation?


Entergy vegetation management program underway in Beaumont

Contract workers began the New Year with an expansive project to clear tree limbs, branches, twigs, and other brush from 23-miles of power line serving 1,152 customers in Beaumont, as part of Entergy Texas Inc.’s vegetation management program.

“Asplundh Tree Expert began the 2015 trim plan with a circuit out of the Elizabeth Substation,” said Richard Buckner, Entergy Texas Inc. (ETI) vegetation operations coordinator (OC) for Beaumont and Winnie. “Weather permitting this circuit will be completed within 2 months.” 

Economic Forecast Breakfast: Speakers discuss Texas economy, oil prices, windstorm coverage

Jim Rich welcomes guests.

The Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation hosted its annual Economic Forecast Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan 6, at Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza.

The meeting provided a look back on the previous year’s economic development successes and what Texans can anticipate in 2015 and featured renowned economist and president of The Perryman Group Dr. Ray Perryman and District 32 Texas State Representative and Chairman of Texas House Committee on Calendars Todd Hunter.

Southeast Texas native to share juicy life experiences from Orange to Shanghai in one-woman show

San Francisco theatrical producer Kate Robards will be performing a one-woman tale of her juicy journey from her hometown of Orange, Texas, to Shanghai, China in the cleverly named production Mandarin Orange on Friday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan 10, at Orange Community Players, 708 W. Division St. in Orange.

Tickets can be purchased at and are $10 each.