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Innovative prescription bottle cap helps patients monitor drug use

CVS is now selling a device that may help fight opioid abuse as well as aid other customers in keeping up with their medication schedule. According to the manager of the College Street location in Beaumont, in May, the CVS store began offering TimerCaps, which incorporate an LCD timer that tells a patient how long it has been since they last took their medication.

State, local entities, healthcare providers hold town hall meeting to discuss opioid addiction

The Prevention Resource Center of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) and the Texas Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC) conducted a Town Hall meeting on prescription drug misuse Wednesday, July 19, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont.

Pet therapy team brings joy to lives of Calder Woods residents

When David Hornack rescued his Labrador retriever, Dr. Hank, he immediately knew this was no ordinary dog.
Hornack and one of his other dogs were finishing their walk in Wuthering Heights Park in Beaumont when Hank started following them.
“He was just so calm and gentle. He just attached himself to me like that. … I immediately thought, ‘Where’s your owner,’” Hornack said. “I thought he might just be off his leash because he was calm and just followed us.”

Beaumont med spa offers latest in beauty technology

The latest technology in medical spa treatments is now available in Beaumont.
Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames, Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce representatives and staff and doctors from Revivify Medical Spa celebrated the opening of Drs. Lubna Elahi and Afia Naqvi’s new business at 3302 McFaddin Ave., Ste. 2 in Beaumont on Friday, June 30.
“On behalf of all the citizens of Beaumont, I would like to thank you for investing in our community,” said Ames.

Evaluation of Valero plant expansion highlights community partnerships

A roughly half-billion-dollar expansion project on the horizon for Valero’s Port Arthur refinery site could be complete by 2020, with the planning stages well underway and applications for the expansion under review and pending approval.

Cinemark Tinseltown transforms the movie experience

Electric-powered, oversized plush reclining seats, wall-to-ceiling screens, state-of-the art surround sound systems and beer and wine selections at the concession stand are luxuries that Southeast Texans might have never imagined their local theater would offer.
But those luxuries, which many traveled to Houston or Austin to enjoy, are now available right here in Beaumont.

Two new restaurants under construction near Parkdale Mall

A commercial complex that will house two new restaurants is currently under construction near Parkdale Mall.
The building going up behind Buffalo Wild Wings will eventually house R Taco and Salata.

Legislation will help Texas ports receive funding for infrastructure improvements

Legislation to enable funding opportunities for Texas ports was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on May 26 after passing both the House and the Senate unanimously.
This bill creates the Ship Channel Improvement Revolving Fund as an account in the General Revenue fund for navigation districts to secure loans for projects to improve ship channels, Sen. Brandon Creighton, author of the bill, told the Business Journal.

Uber expands services to Mid-County and Orange County

Uber has expanded its services to Mid-County and Orange County.
The company made the announcement at a press conference Friday, July 28, at Neches Brewing Company in Port Neches with State Rep. Dade Phelan; Tyler Blount, co-owner of Neches Brewing Company; and Uber Public Policy Manager Chris Miller present for the announcement.
“Previously we were in Beaumont, but as a result of HB 100, we are expanding to Jefferson and Orange counties to cover the rest of the Golden Triangle,” Travis Considine, communications manager for Uber told the Business Journal.

Kinsel Toyota opens new 43,000-square foot dealership

Kinsel Toyota held a grand opening celebration for its new dealership at 4235 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont on Thursday, July 27.
The event included a ribbon cutting, free car washes all day for all guests, water slide, DJ, dunking booth, free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and lemonade, the Kona Ice truck and Megatronix Mobile Media video game truck and trailer.
The 43,000-square-foot facility took about 16 months to complete, according to a release from Kinsel.