AT&T to acquire Time Warner

AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. announced Saturday, Oct. 22, that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire Time Warner in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $107.50 per share. The agreement has been approved unanimously by the boards of directors of both companies.

TWC Announces Texas HireAbility Campaign

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has partnered with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and Texas Workforce Solutions to launch the Texas HireAbility campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. The campaign is launched in conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month to highlight the contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce. Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation for Disability Employment Awareness Month in Texas.

Lamar University introduces new shuttle

A partnership between Lamar University’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) and Police Department (LUPD) has resulted in the addition of a new, accessible shuttle on campus.

“The accessible shuttle is a first for Lamar University because it has a lift that allows people with physical disabilities to have an opportunity to use the university’s student shuttle service along with other students,” said Kyle Mutz, director of the DRC.

“For the first time, students with disabilities are able to ride with their friends and have an equal experience in using this service,” he said.

Parkdale Mall to close on Thanksgiving Day

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. announced that their portfolio of market-dominant regional shopping centers will open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, November 25, and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Parkdale Mall in Beaumont is owned by the company and will be included in the Thanksgiving Day closing.