Three new food venues come with temporary closing of LU Setzer Center

While the remodeling of the Lamar University Setzer Student Center and “The Quad” has caused some inconvenience for students and staff, and will continue to for quite some time — renovation for the student center is expected to be complete in January 2018 — three new food offerings that came as a result of the temporary closing of the center make the wait not only more bearable, but actually enjoyable.

LIT and BISD Partner for Innovative Academy Grant

With the assistance of Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT), Beaumont ISD was awarded a $375,000 competitive grant for the Texas Industry Cluster Innovative Academies initiative that launched in September 2016.
“We are thrilled to partner with BISD,” said Dr. Lonnie Howard, president of LIT. “As the premier technology institute, it is our mission to ensure that students are well trained for success in the workforce.”

LSCPA Athletics receives $50,000 donation

The Port Arthur Higher Education Foundation presented a $50,000 matching grant to the LSCPA Athletics Department on Friday, Jan. 27, as the second installment of a year-long fundraising effort on behalf of the program. The college spent the past year collecting donations in order to receive the second $50,000 allotment from the PAHEF, which was presented by President Dr. Sam Monroe to LSCPA President Dr. Betty Reynard. The first installment of $50,000 was presented in December 2015. Pictured during the check presentation are (from left) Dr.

City of Beaumont moving forward with Riverfront Park improvements

The city of Beaumont is moving forward with plans for Riverfront Park improvements.
In a Work Session on Tuesday, Jan. 31, City Manager Kyle Hayes said the city currently has budgeted $3 million for park improvements, which include $240,000 for access and drainage improvements; $1.49 million for a splash park; $300,000 for a food truck park; $290,000 for restroom facilities; $250,000 for lighting and landscape improvements; $180,000 for contingency; and $250,000 for engineering and construction management.