Texas home sales, median home prices increase during the second quarter of 2018

The number of homes sold in Texas—and the median price for those homes—continued to rise during the second quarter of 2018, according to the 2018-Q2 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by the Texas Association of Realtors.


New man on campus at Lamar State College-Orange

For Dr. Thomas Johnson taking over the Lamar State College-Orange presidency feels like a homecoming. Johnson, who retired from law enforcement after serving 20 years, was born in Port Arthur and went to Sam Houston Elementary, living only a few blocks away on 42nd Street.

U.S. congressman Randy Weber holds town hall meeting at Huntsman plant

 Tuesday, Aug. 21, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber visited Huntsman Port Neches Operations to tour the facility and meet with executives to discuss plant operations and the company’s environmental initiatives.  Immediately after, Congressman Weber hosted a town hall meeting for employees to share his objectives for the 14th District of Texas.
Among the topics discussed were the steps that industrial companies like Huntsman have taken to reduce emissions and increase safety in the neighborhoods they operate in.

Entergy Texas donates $300K to entities impacted by Harvey

To mark the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, Entergy Texas donated $300,000 to local educators, local governments and nonprofit organizations to replace items that the storm destroyed.
 “Harvey showed the heroes of our communities,” said Sallie Rainer, president and CEO of Entergy Texas, Inc. “The schools, cities and community organizations were there to help people get back on their feet following the storm. Our contributions today are a sign of our ongoing partnership to make our communities stronger.”