Refineries, plants essential to community in many ways

While some may view chemical plants and refineries as dangerous polluters, area industry has done much to improve air quality through carbon-capture technology and by adhering to strict regulations by both the state and federal governments.

One example is Air Products, a carbon capture facility inside the Valero plant in Port Arthur.

Argent Financial Group earns Stevie Award

Argent Financial Group, which has an office on Delaware Street in Beaumont, has been named the winner of a Stevie Award for Company of the Year in the 16th annual American Business Awards.
The Ruston, Louisiana-based financial services company received a bronze award in the large financial services industry category. This is the first year Argent has won a Stevie Award, which is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top business awards.

Bridge City Chamber to participate in 2018 National Night Out

The Bridge City Chamber will hold its third annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6-8 p.m. at the Bridge City Park Pavilion. This free family friendly event is open to all Bridge City/Orangefield area residents. Attendees will be treated to free food, games, give-a-ways and lots of children’s activities courtesy of local businesses and organizations.

BC Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Auto Lube

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony welcoming Auto Lube Bridge City as a member on Tuesday, May 15.

Locally owned and operated by Brandon and Kristen Bearden, this is their second Auto Lube location in Orange County. The first location opened in Vidor more than 20 years ago, and the couple took ownership three years ago. They say business has been so good in Vidor that they decided to open the second location at 1004 W. Roundbunch Road at the corner of West Roundbunch and FM 408 in Bridge City.