Lamar Institute of Technology recently completed a $1.5 million upgrade to its Process Operating unit to further help students meet the growing demands in an automated, industrial environment and enter the workforce, industry-ready, according to Dr. Valerie Worry, LIT’s Process Operating Technology…
CommunityBank of Texas, N.A. announced Aug. 7 that Joel Foxworth is joining the bank as Executive Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender. With nearly 24 years of management and commercial lending experience, Foxworth brings extensive industry knowledge and passion for local community banking…
Beaumont Independent School District announced Aug. 3 that it had received notice that a West Brook student-athlete attending freshman football practice tested positive for COVID-19. The student last participated on Wednesday, July 29, and all students that were present at practice with the student…
The Nederland ISD and the Board of Trustees announced Aug. 4 that they have selected a lone finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools. On Monday, Aug. 3, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name Dr. Stuart Kieschnick as the lone finalist. Dr. Kieschnick currently serves as the…
The Board of Directors of Education First Federal Credit Union (EFFCU) has announced the retirement of Keith A. Brenek, who has served as President and CEO since 2008. Brenek, a Southwest Texas State and Southwest CUNA Management School graduate, joined Education First 12 years ago as Chief…
Lamar State College Port Arthur is hosting free COVID-19 testing for both employees and members of the community on Aug. 4-6. The testing, which is free of charge, will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 8 to 11 a.m. for LSCPA employees only. Testing becomes available to the general public at no…
The Beaumont Walk to End Alzheimer’s event for October 10 will take place as scheduled this year but will look different due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus. Past walks have always been a gathering of a large group of participants who then traverse a set course.  Due to COVID concerns, that’s…
The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is now accepting applications for grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting Jefferson County, the committee reported Aug. 3. Applications are due Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, by 5 p.m. and are to be turned in to Kathi Hughes, Director of the…
Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) urge eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers to apply for federal COVID-19 relief funds before the August 3 deadline. Provider Relief Funds may be used to cover lost revenue due to…
Governor Greg Abbott issued a Proclamation July 27 extending the early voting period for the November 3 Election by nearly a week. Under this proclamation, early voting by personal appearance will begin on Tuesday, October 13, and continue through Friday, October 30. The proclamation also expands…