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Wired for Growth: $66M project will supply power to plethora of expansion projects, help attract businesses to Southeast Texas

Entergy officials joined with business leaders and elected officials at the Stowell Substation, south of Winnie on State Highway 65, on Tuesday, May 1, to “cut the wire” on a transmission project that is part of a three-year, $2 billion investment by Entergy Texas to modernize infrastructure to provide more reliable and affordable energy across Southeast Texas.

Light at the end of the tunnel

BNSF Railway, the Port of Beaumont, Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation (SETEDF) and Trans-Global Solutions Inc. (TGS) teamed up to help rebuild homes in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. The initiative took place Wednesday, May 2, when almost 150 volunteers put up sheetrock, and delivered food and water to homes affected by the storm. The water was provided by TGS and the food was provided by SETEDF.

DowDuPont to invest $100 million in Sabine River Works plant

DowDuPont is growing its business in Orange County. The merger of Dow and DuPont on Sept. 1, 2017, resulted in a combined market capitalization of approximately $130 billion, making DowDuPont the world’s largest chemical company, according to CNN. The DowDuPont merger was designed to split into three new, publicly traded companies in 2019 — an agriculture company (Corteva Agriscience), a material sciences company (DuPont) and a specialty products company (Dow).

Market Basket golf tourney raises $10K

Market Basket’s Annual Lamar Endowment Golf Tournament, held Tuesday, April 24 at Country Club of Texas, raised another $10,000 for Lamar University.
This is the sixth consecutive year that the tournament has raised $10,000 for LU, with the money being donated to the Athletic Department.
Skylar Thompson, president of Market Basket, said, “This is something we take pride in being able to do, and it is far more than just Market Basket making this possible. We have vendor partners from Texas and Louisiana that participate with us in raising the money that is donated.”

Grant applications available now for second round of Golden Pass Hurricane Harvey Recovery fund

The Foundation for Southeast Texas released applications Wednesday for the second round of funding to assist established relief organizations through the Golden Pass Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. Nonprofits and government organizations in Orange,

Jefferson and Hardin counties are encouraged to apply for funding to support hurricane recovery and mitigation efforts before the May 15 deadline.

Neighbors Emergency Center partners with Lifeshare for blood drive in July

Neighbors Emergency Center in Beaumont is partnering with LifeShare Blood Center to help extend the Southeast Texas blood bank supply for those in need. The blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Bel Furniture parking lot closest to the Neighbors Emergency Center building.