$137,000 going to 5 area nonprofits

The Southeast Texas Emergency Relief Fund (SETERF) presented checks to five nonprofit organizations Thursday, May 31 at the office of Edgar, Kiker & Cross PC in Beaumont.

The nonprofits receiving checks totaling $137,000 will provide nutrition and medical assistance for residents in Jefferson, Hardin and Orange counties.

The organizations include Nutrition and Services for Seniors, $20,000; Orange Community Action, $22,000; Gulf Coast Health Center, Inc.: $25,000; Legacy Community Health, $15,000; and SETX Food Bank, $55,000.

Huntsman STEM Innovation Prize Grant

Children are the future, so why not invest in them? Well, Huntsman did just that by awarding the 2018 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Innovation Prize Grant to local Teachers. The recipients included Katherine Whitney and Susan Ellis, Nederland Central Middle School teachers, and Selena Hennigan, a teacher at Orangefield High School. Both schools will be receiving $3,000 from the Huntsman STEM Innovation Grant Program.

Caboose display at port highlight's region's history

May 18, the Port of Beaumont hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its recently completed display, a restored Atchison Topeka Santa Fe (ATSF) caboose, once used in Southeast Texas by the Santa Fe Railroad.

Spindletop Award winner for 2018 is Trans-Global Solutions

The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce named Trans-Global Solutions Inc. (TGS) its 2018 Spindletop Award Recipient at a press conference Wednesday, May 23.

TGS is a leading provider of transportation, comprehensive railroad and heavy civil construction services. The company’s capabilities include marine terminal development and operations, industrial real estate development, earthwork and civil construction.

Interim Chamber President Andy Dill made the announcement to a mixed crowd of media, Chamber officials, members and other area business owners and representatives.