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Steak N Shake gets city of Beaumont’s stamp of approval

In addition to a parcel of land situated close to Parkdale Mall, franchisers of the Steak N Shake brand have also closed the deal on city approval for the restaurant’s debut in Southeast Texas.

At a meeting of the Beaumont City Council on Tuesday, May 29, the group voted to accept the franchise’s proposal, with a few modifications set forth in the deal.

According to  GBI Investments LLC representative Anthony C. Goss, the Steak N Shake franchise would use the footprint of the Parkdale Church at 4490 Crow Road as its first ever Golden Triangle installation.

$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.

Tarrifs shake up steel sector

Addressing a topic related to U.S. President Donald Trump for a bimonthly magazine (or monthly business journal) comes with its own degree of risk. For an administration that has announced policy or personnel change in a 140-character Tweet, there was always the chance that his proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could be reversed before the article made it into print.

Tagged for the taking

Sixty specially tagged redfish have been released for the 29th annual CCA Texas State of Texas Anglers’ Rodeo (STAR), sponsored by the Texas Ford Dealers, Tilson Home Corporation and Capital Farm Credit.

CCA Texas STAR officials released 60 redfish ranging from 20.5 to 25.5 inches in length. The tagged redfish were released throughout 600 miles of Texas coastal waters, from Sabine Lake to South Padre Island.

Refineries, plants essential to community in many ways

While some may view chemical plants and refineries as dangerous polluters, area industry has done much to improve air quality through carbon-capture technology and by adhering to strict regulations by both the state and federal government.

One example is Air Products, a carbon capture facility inside the Valero plant in Port Arthur.

Argent Financial Group earns Stevie Award

Argent Financial Group, which has an office on Delaware Street in Beaumont, has been named the winner of a Stevie Award for Company of the Year in the 16th annual American Business Awards.

The Ruston, Louisiana-based financial services company received a bronze award in the large financial services industry category. This is the first year Argent has won a Stevie Award, which is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top business awards.

Bridge City Chamber to participate in 2018 National Night Out

The Bridge City Chamber will hold its third annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6-8 p.m. at the Bridge City Park Pavilion. This free family friendly event is open to all Bridge City/Orangefield area residents. Attendees will be treated to free food, games, give-a-ways and lots of children’s activities courtesy of local businesses and organizations.