The staff of the Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center has announced the center will reopen to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 20. It has been closed since September 2019 due to water intrusion from Tropical Storm Imelda. Repairs and remodeling were recently completed and, according to center staff…
The Nederland Independent School District is joining 1,024 school districts throughout Texas to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month, Superintendent Dr. Stuart Kieschnick announced Jan. 14. “Our school board members are volunteers who shoulder critical responsibilities and often…
Governor Greg Abbott visited the Texas House and Senate Chambers Jan. 12 to deliver opening day remarks for the start of the 87th Texas Legislature. The governor urged the members of the House and Senate to work together over the next 140 days to tackle the issues that matter most to Texans across…
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking to provide broadband service and devices to low-income households, reports the commission. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 directed the FCC to create the program, which would reimburse participating companies for providing…
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal on Jan. 11 at 9 am ET. SBA is continuing its dedicated commitment to underserved small businesses and to addressing potential access to capital…
The Internal Revenue Service assured taxpayers and tax professionals Jan. 12 that updates to key federal tax forms and instructions are complete and will be available when Americans begin filing their tax returns. Most individual taxpayers file IRS Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR once they receive Forms…
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, and the Texas A&M University System Center for Innovation in Advanced Development & Manufacturing (CIADM) Jan. 11 announced that production has begun in Texas on two different COVID-19 vaccine candidates with support from the U.S. government to meet…
The Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) is passing on federal aid to students working to complete their credentials. Effective immediately as of Jan. 11, a $300,000 grant allocated to LIT will help the school's displaced students who are Texas residents, so they can upskill and quickly return to…
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE) on Jan. 11, showing the state is projected to have $112.5 billion in revenue available for general-purpose spending during the 2022-23 biennium. The revenue estimate represents a 0.4% decrease from funds available for the…
The Medical Center of Southeast Texas began administering the COVID-19 vaccine to first responders in Southeast Texas this week. Vaccinations began Jan. 7 and will be administered in a phased approach for all first responders according to criteria outlined by the CDC and ACIP. The Medical Center…