Texas families can lock in today’s cost of undergraduate resident tuition and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities by enrolling their children in the tax-advantaged Texas Tuition Promise Fund before the close of the current general enrollment period on Feb. 28, the…
Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Texas businesses and residents as a result of President Biden’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Acting Administrator Tami L. Perriello announced Feb. 22. The declaration covers 77 Texas counties as a result…
ExxonMobil Beaumont is partnering with the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) to “STEM”-ulate student learning by performing a series of experiments coinciding with their classroom curriculum. ExxonMobil started the Stay at Home STEM program nearly a year ago in April 2020 to provide an…
BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals announced Feb. 10 that it continues its support of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in 2021 by distributing more than $40,000 towards STEM programs in Port Arthur, Port Neches-Groves, Bridge City, Nederland and Lumberton school districts.…
The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas (BBB) announced their officers and board for 2021, welcoming some back and others into the organization’s leadership for the first time. Kathryn James, a customer relations officer at Conn’s Home Plus, has been elected 2021 Board Chair. BBB named…
Lamar State College Port Arthur President Dr. Betty Reynard has been appointed first vice president of the American Technical Education Association (ATEA), putting her next in line for president of the organization in 2024. Dr. Reynard’s appointment will run from 2021 to 2023 with her installation…
As temperatures drop, energy bills inevitably rise. While freezing temperatures are in the forecast for parts of Southeast Texas, it doesn’t have to add a chill to customers’ bills, suggests Entergy Texas. Instead of cranking up the thermostat when the temperatures drop, customers can take some …
Scott Sebastien, Checkers & Rally's multi-unit franchisee, opened a new Checkers location in Beaumont Dec. 28, and Operator Shane Matheson said the new store offers employment opportunities, even as unemployment rates remain high due to pandemic-related losses many businesses have suffered.…
Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement Feb. 8 revealing that the U.S. Census Bureau has ranked Texas the top exporting state for the 19th consecutive year. With $279.3 billion in exports in 2020, Texas exports accounted for more than California and New York combined. The Lone Star State also led…
The Port of Beaumont is celebrating longtime employees of the transportation hub, announcing several staffers reaching significant career milestones in 2020-21. Port Director and CEO Chris Fisher is among seven port employees marking a milestone. Fisher has, so far, made a 40-year career with the…