Entergy gives to Sour Lake library

Sam Bethea with Entergy presents Alma Carpenter Library Director Leah Gilfillian with a checkfor $300 from Entergy’s community grant program. The staff at the Sour Lake library plan to use the grant to help with their Summer Reading Program and to help bring in other  new programs.

Heat and Humanity: On your mark

For many of us, life’s “big wheel” has not only kept on turning but seems to be spinning with a dynamo hum much faster than we ever expected or imagined. And with the seventh decade of my life quickly approaching, one of the issues occupying my attention is how I share my life experiences with the generations coming after me, knowing there is truth to Will Rogers’ famous quote, “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” Adding to the mix is not wanting others to drive into life’s roadside ditches in which I’ve often found myself stuck.

The Economist: End of an era

General Electric (GE) was recently eliminated from the Dow Jones Industrial Average after more than a century as part of the index. GE was one of the 12 original stocks included in the index when it was developed in 1896, and while it had come and gone from the index twice in its early days, the company had been continuously part of the Dow since 1907. It was the last of the original stocks to exit, and it is unlikely to return.

Medical Center of Southeast Texas names new president

The Medical Center of Southeast Texas announced Carl “Bo” Beaudry as its new president on Monday, July 9.

As president, Beaudry will oversee both the Port Arthur and Beaumont campuses of The Medical Center of Southeast Texas.

“As a Golden Triangle native, I am grateful for the opportunity to return home and serve our community with pride and compassion,” said Beaudry.

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