Entergy readies for potential tropical storm

Entergy Texas, Inc. is keeping a close eye on a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico that is expected to make landfall within the next 48 hours.

Current forecasts indicate the storm and its projected 40-mile-per-hour wind gusts will make landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast near Sabine Pass early Thursday morning.

Entergy has core teams stationed in the forecasted area to respond to power outages resulting from severe weather. Crews and contractors are prepared to work long hours to restore service to customers as safely and as quickly as possible.

Landry’s brings first B.R. Guest hospitality concept to Lake Charles

Bill’s Bar & Burger is now open at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles. Located on the casino’s private beach, Bill’s Bar & Burger is the first B.R. Guest concept to open on the Gulf Coast.

“Bill’s Bar & Burger has premier destinations in New York and Pittsburgh; so I knew I had to bring this acclaimed restaurant to the south,” said Tilman Fertitta, owner of Golden Nugget Lake Charles. “We look forward to introducing this concept to the Gulf Coast and know it will become a restaurant favorite amongst our guests and area-residents.”

Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center celebrates 10 years of tourism

The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center, a Jefferson County Department, will celebrate 10 years of welcoming the world to Southeast Texas on Wednesday, June 21.

An after-hours event is being planned with food, drinks, and entertainment at the Visitors Center, located at 5055 I-10 South in Beaumont.

FDA requests removal of opioid from shelves for first-time ever

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), from the market. After careful consideration, the agency is seeking removal based on its concern that the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks. This is the first time the agency has taken steps to remove a currently marketed opioid pain medication from sale due to the public health consequences of abuse.