June 1 officially marks the start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and with the potential tropical disturbance in the Gulf, this season is already living up to predictions of an active season. Entergy Texas is ready to respond this hurricane season and wants customers to be prepared too. “…
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said June 1 that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.61 billion in May, 13.2% less than in May 2019 and the steepest year-over-year decline since January 2010. The majority of May sales tax revenue is based on sales made in April and remitted to the agency in May. …
CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System is preparing to reinstate its open visitor policy on May 21, while following more stringent guidelines to ensure patients, Associates and medical staff minimize exposure risks and maintain safe environments of care. Beginning Thursday, patients will be…
The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas announced May 19 the names of the students who earned the Student of Integrity Scholarships awarded by the BBB Foundation. The honorees were selected by a team of independent judges from candidates representing an eight-and-a-half county region.…
During a press conference May 18, Governor Greg Abbott announced the second phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% and additional services and…
A Beaumont engineer has been charged in the Eastern District of Texas with allegedly filing bank loan applications fraudulently seeking more than $10 million dollars in forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (…
Lamar Institute of Technology was named one of 15 Best Trade Schools in Texas by the World Scholarship Forum. Ranked number eight, LIT was chosen, according to the selection criteria, because “these programs are focused on benefits offered and career outlook. We also considered the quality of…
Governor Greg Abbott May 11 directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to test 100% of residents and staff in Texas nursing homes for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19…
On May 6, Governor Greg Abbott and the OneStar Foundation announced the Texas COVID Relief Fund, which will provide critical funding and resources to organizations across the state working on the ground to support the economic recovery of local communities. Funds raised will be distributed through…
Standing in a near-empty auditorium in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) headquarters, Houston emergency physician Diana L. Fite, MD, took the oath of office to become the 155th president of America’s largest state medical society on May 2. TMA installed Dr. Fite as president before a live and…