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Market Basket breaks ground on new Mauriceville store

Market Basket broke ground on a new Mauriceville store on Highway TX-62 on Friday, April 27. The original store located next door to the new site was heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

First Financial Bank in Mauriceville re-opens

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday, April, 5 for the re-opening of First Financial Bank at 11853 TX-12 in Mauriceville. Though they only closed for a brief time after Harvey, they are now able to welcome customers into their new facility. For information on all the services they offer, call (409) 745-3755.

Orange Chamber of Commerce kicks off St. Mary Catholic School 85th annual Spring Festival

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting April 27 to kick off the St. Mary Catholic School 85th annual Spring Festival, a weekend of food, fun and fellowship. St. Mary Catholic School 2600 Bob Hall Road, Orange, is for PK-3 to 8th grade. For more information, call (409) 883-8913.

Orange Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cutting for new Salvation Army Family Store

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Tuesday, April 3, for the opening of the new Salvation Army Family Store at 414 Donnell St. in West Orange. The new location will be open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call (409) 291-4019.

Bridge City Chamber holds grand opening at Capital Title in Orange

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce took part in Capital Title of Orange’s Grand Opening celebration May 3, at its downtown Orange location.

The Bridge City and Orange Chambers performed ceremonial ribbon cuttings in celebration of Capital Title re-opening its newly remodeled Orange office after flooding last year.

Bill Shaddock, owner/CEO, and Amy Yadon, branch manager/escrow officer, cut the ribbon to make the office opening official.

Flint Hills Resources provides STEM scholarships for Memorial High School students

Flint Hills Resources recognized eight outstanding seniors from Port Arthur Memorial High School with $1,500 scholarships to pursue a college degree.  Since 2013, FHR has recognized 48 Memorial High School students seeking careers in science, technology, engineering or math.

Photo courtesy of Flint Hills Resources

ISTC donates $5,500 to 11 high schools for Project Graduation

The Industrial Safety Training Council (ISTC) donated $5,500, distributed between 11 local schools, to support seniors attending Project Graduation for the 2018 school year. ISTC is dedicated to the youth’s safety and strongly believes in the mission of project graduation, which offers seniors the opportunity to celebrate with fellow graduates in a safe and secured environment free from drugs and alcohol.

Diamond S Diner ribbon cutting

The Sour Lake Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate Diamond S Diner becoming a new member. The celebration took place at 190 US-90 in China. The restaurant’s slogan is ‘Country Cooking at Its Best.’ For more information, call (409) 752-3030.


Favor app coming to Beaumont

Beaumont has become the most recent home of Favor, an Austin-based on-demand delivery company, as of Monday, April 23.

Favor allows residents to have runners carry out “favors,” which could be anything from delivering lunch to household shopping.

According to Catherine Nissley, communication manager of Favor, residents can get their first delivery free with the code BEAUMONT. Residents can signup and order online via or download the Favor app via the App Store or Google Play.

American Red Cross moves to new location in Beaumont

The American Red Cross of Southeast and Deep East Texas celebrated the opening of its new Beaumont office with a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, April 17.

The Beaumont office was scheduled to move from 3260 Eastex Fwy to a new location prior to Hurricane Harvey, and was temporarily without a physical location when hurricane related circumstances rendered the new space unavailable.