Texas Farm Credit celebrates new location in Beaumont

Texas Farm Credit celebrated the move of its Beaumont office with a grand-opening barbecue and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 25.

The new office is located at 7185 Interstate 10 South, on the eastbound

frontage road east of South Major Drive.

With approximately 3,200 square feet of office space located off the I-10

corridor, in front of Ford Park Pavilion, the new site offers more spacious

facilities and ample parking.

“We’re excited to be at this new, convenient location,” said Texas Farm

Lamar University sets enrollment record

Lamar University has set another all-time enrollment record, officials announced today. Official figures for the fall 2014 semester taken on the 20th class day show Lamar has the highest enrollment in the university’s history.

“We are very pleased with 2014 fall semester enrollment figures,” said Kevin Smith, senior associate provost.

Lamar’s record headcount was set with 14,889 students, up 6.1 percent over last fall. Of this number, 14,451 (an increase of 5.01 percent) are reportable to the State for appropriations funding during the base period, Smith said.

Unconventional Formations Fuel the Economy

The current oil surge is generating millions of jobs across the United States.  One of the key drivers of activity is the opening of unconventional oil- and natural gas-bearing formations through technological advances such as hydraulic fracturing.  One of the first big plays to be unlocked by fracking is the Barnett Shale.

LU Small Business Development Center offers fall seminars

The Lamar University Small Business Development Center has announced the schedule for its fall business development seminars and workshops.  Fall workshops beginSept. 30 with a presentation dedicated to branding.  Other topics will include Introduction to Spanish, Bookkeeping 101, credit score management, how to write a business plan and opening a restaurant.  Seminars and workshops will be available throughout the fall semester.