Cattail Marsh boardwalk officially opens

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated the grand opening of the Cattail Marsh boardwalk and viewing platforms Tuesday, July 26.

The new boardwalk features two covered platforms providing access to incredible views of the wetlands’ abundant wildlife. The boardwalk stretches 520 feet across the most active habitat within Cattail Marsh; it is eight-feet wide to the first viewing platform, and six-feet in width to the second viewing platform.  

ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery announces $450M expansion

ExxonMobil announced plans Tuesday, July 26, to increase production of ultra-low sulfur fuels at its Beaumont refinery by approximately 40,000 barrels per day, further strengthening its integrated downstream portfolio while meeting environmental standards.

 “This will represent the largest capital investment at our Beaumont refinery in more than a decade,” said Fernando Salazar, manager of the Beaumont refinery, of the $450 million investment by ExxonMobil.

Verizon to acquire Yahoo's operating business

Verizon Communications Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. announced Monday, July 25, that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments.

Business Journal article receives first-place National Newspaper award

Amtrak Argument by Kevin King, originally published in the March 2015 Business Journal, was bestowed the 2016 First-place National Newspaper Association award for Business Feature. Each year, NNA honors the best in community journalism in the Better Newspaper Editorial Contest and the best in community newspaper advertising in the Better Newspaper Advertising Contest. The BNEC and BNAC, together, make up the association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Entries are accepted during the contest entry period, which occurs annually from Jan. 1 through April 14.