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Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth receives third national Magnet designation

Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth received its third national Magnet designation Tuesday, May 16.

Magnet status is an award given by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing. A Magnet hospital is stated to be one where nursing delivers excellent patient outcomes, where nurses have a high level of job satisfaction, and where there is a low staff nurse turnover rate and appropriate grievance resolution.

Shell to offer 16 weeks of paid maternity leave to employees

Shell recenly announced on its website that it will be the first major integrated oil and gas company to introduce a new global standard of 16 weeks paid maternity leave.

The move by the company appears to be a strategy to attract and keep female employees.

Huntsman presents STEM Innovation Grants to local schools

Huntsman Port Neches Operations (PNO) awarded six winning 2017 STEM Innovation Grant teacher recipients with surprise in-class visits Wednesday, May 17.

During school hours, PNO team members stopped by Port Neches-Groves, Nederland and Bridge City middle and high schools with balloons and treats and giant checks to signify the awards.

Beaumont Main Street celebrates 25th anniversary, recognizes local businesses

Around 300 people attended Beaumont Main Street’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, May 11 at the Event Centre.

The event began with a dance number from iRule Dance Studio, which was a nod to Karen Bourdier and Tim Sudela's photography exhibit Dancing Through Downtown, which will be on display at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas starting Sunday, May 21. John L. Nau, III, Chair of the Texas Historical Commission and President and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors, gave the keynote address to attendees.

JK Subaru presents 'Share the Love' check to Meals on Wheels

JK Subaru presented Nutrition & Services for Seniors with a donation of $3,613 Friday, May 12, from funds raised by the Subaru of America, Inc. 2016 Share the Love Event. The presentation took place at the dealership, which is located at 1800 US-69 in Nederland. The funds were raised by the Subaru of America, Inc. Share the Love event. For every new or leased Subaru sold between November 17 and January 23, Subaru donates $250  to a choice of charities that benefit the community.

Postal workers look to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

In recognition of the annual partnership between the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and local food banks, the Walden Road Post Office hosted a news conference Thursday, May 11 to promote the 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, conducted throughout the nation and region on Saturday, May 13.

Huntsman showcases its wetlands during Earth Day celebration

In recognition of Earth Day, Huntsman Corporation hosted an environment and sustainability showcase Thursday, April 20 at its Environmental Education Center in Port Neches. The topic of discussion was the company’s 1,100 acres of man-made wetlands created to recycle the plant’s process wastewater into water that can be used as a habitat for area wildlife.

Port Arthur CVB promoting spring travel for boaters, birders and anglers

Colorful migrating birds are visiting Port Arthur for spring migration and a FeatherFest field trip of birders spotted them and year-round shore birds at Sabine Woods, Sea Rim State Park and McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge. The Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau sponsored the April 10 field trip.

Texas Economy Adds 9,500 Jobs in March

The Texas economy expanded in March with the addition of 9,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 5 percent in March, up slightly from 4.9 percent in February.

Christus Southeast Texas opens Outpatient Center in Mid County

Christus Southeast Texas celebrated the opening of its new 36,500-square-foot Outpatient Center in Mid County Wednesday, April 26 with a ribbon cutting and open house.