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Spindletop Rotary Club Donates Transport System to Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas NICU

The Spindletop Rotary Club was able to identify a need for the tiniest of patients in our community. The Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas NICU Department cares for some of the most vulnerable babies. The Spindletop Rotary Club was able to receive grant dollars to help purchase a piece of equipment called "Evacu B". This equipment is able to transport babies in times of emergency such as a fire or other natural disaster. Evacu B can provide one nurse with the capability of evacuating six babies and glide down a flight of stairs with no bouncing.

ExxonMobil plans investments of $20 Billion to expand manufacturing in U.S. Gulf Region

Exxon Mobil Corporation is expanding its manufacturing capacity along the U.S. Gulf Coast through planned investments of $20 billion over a 10-year period to take advantage of the American energy revolution, Darren Woods, chairman and chief executive officer, said Monday.

e.Sullivan wins big at Advertising Awards

Last Saturday night, March 4  at the Pioneer Club in Lake Charles, e.Sullivan Advertising & Design won big. In a feat all Southeast Texans can be proud of, the agency racked up 12 awards for everything from logo design to web development to packaging design at the American Advertising Federation Lake Charles ADDY awards.

To top off the achievement, e.Sullivan took home a Judge’s Award for the logo the agency designed for Beaumont Independent School District’s Austin Innovation Center. The logo can be viewed at

Burger King's parent company to buy Popeye's

Restaurant Brands International Inc.  and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.  announced Tuesday, Feb. 21 that the companies have reached an agreement for RBI to acquire Popeyes for $79.00 per share in cash, or $1.8 billion.

The acquisition of Popeyes will add a successful, highly-regarded brand with strong customer loyalty to RBI, one of the largest global quick service restaurant companies with two of the world's most iconic QSR brands – BURGER KING® and TIM HORTONS®.

LU to host Panama Canal CEO Quijano on worldwide impact of canal expansion Feb. 24

Lamar University’s Center for Advances in Port Management will host Jorge Quijano, administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, who will speak on the “Development and Operation of the Newly Expanded Panama Canal and Vision for Its Future” at 2 p.m. Friday, February 24, in Room 113 of the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.


Beaumont Public Schools Foundation receives donation from BBVA Compass

Will Leonard, BBVA Compass city president, recently presented Sal Guerrero, president of the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation, Inc. (BPSF) a financial donation of $10,000. The BVAA Compass contribution will be used to fund the BPSF grants program. The BPSF awards educational classroom grants each semester to staff and students in the Beaumont Independent School District to enhance teaching and learning.

Long-time favorite Parkdale Mall hangout returns

An old Parkdale Mall favorite hangout is back — and bigger and better than ever.

Rockin' your taste buds

Butch Arsement has been rockin’ the taste buds of Southeast Texans for more than 15 years with his country cookin’ with a Cajun flare.
Arsement keeps it interesting at his restaurant, Rockin’ A Cafe on West Cardinal Drive, which offers different entrées to choose from daily on the steam table.
“I’ve just always enjoyed cooking. … We’ve got a lot of kin that have restaurants in Louisiana,” Arsement said. “This is more Cajun-style. Louisiana does a lot of steam tables in their grocery stores.”

Chipotle opening in Beaumont's West End

Chipotle fans will be happy to hear that a new location is opening at Westfield/Kroger Shopping Center in Beaumont.
According to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. Communications Director Chris Arnold, the restaurant is slated to open in late March and will employ around 25 people.

Love’s Travel Stop opening in Beaumont this summer

Love’s Travel Stop will be bringing its brand of “highway hospitality” to four-wheel motorists and professional drivers alike with a new location near the Goodyear Plant just outside of Beaumont.
The 13,000-square-foot travel stop will be located on the westbound side of I-10 at Smith Road exit and is projected to open in late summer, according to Ryan Welton, external communications manager for Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores. Construction began in October 2016.