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Pompano Club now Benton’s Up Front

The Pompano Club is no more. Hurricane Harvey caused nearly a foot of water to flood the establishment and shut it down.

“The Pompano Club was a private dining club. You had to be a member to come eat or you had to be with a member. We had dancing. We had a live band that played. It used to be every night and then we dropped it down to Thursdays and Saturdays and then we dropped it down to Saturdays,” said Sean Schneider, who has worked for the Pompano Club for more than 23 years.

Times change, however, and so does clientele.

Shipley Do-Nuts moving from 11th Street to College Street

Shipley Do-Nuts, which has conducted business at 550 S. 11th St. in Beaumont for the past 22 years, will be moving to a new location, across from H-E-B and past Whataburger and MedExpress Urgent Care on the eastbound side of College Street. Borath Bin, who owns both the 11th Street location and the Shipley in Vidor, said the new 2,400-square-foot donut shop is scheduled to open in the fall and should employ 12-16 workers. Bin said the current location does not include enough parking space for his customers, and he also hopes to pick up more traffic on the busier College Street.

5Point Credit Union gives to ACS for cancer research grant

Nearly 40 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. That is a personal statistic for many local residents, including Relay For Life team members at 5Point Credit Union who were recently recognized for their fundraising efforts for The American Cancer Society (ACS).

In 2017, 5Point Credit Union raised $515,000 for the fight against cancer, ranking as the highest fundraising team for ACS in the nation.

Texas Tri-Agency partners promote Texas Internship Challenge to connect education with careers

Texas’ Tri-Agency partners today met in Austin with industry and education stakeholders to discuss expansion strategies for the “Texas Internship Challenge,” a statewide campaign to increase and promote internships for students in Texas.

Port Arthur Industrial Group brings STEM-based Science Museum to 1,800 elementary students

Through the support of the Port Arthur Industrial Group (PAIG) which includes Port Arthur refineries and petrochemical companies, along with the PAIG Community Advisory Group, the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) showcased the TAME Trailblazer at nine Port Arthur ISD schools from January 29 to February 9.

2018 Golden Triangle Divisional STEM Competition held

The 2018 Golden Triangle Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (GT-TAME) Divisional STEM Competition was held Saturday, Feb. 3, at Lamar University.

Buc-ee's named 'Best Gas Station Brand in US'

GasBuddy recently released its list of the Top 10 Gas Station brands in the U.S. and Texas-based Buc-ee's beat out all the others. Buc-ee's, which many Southeast Texans frequent during trips to Houston by stopping off at the company's Baytown location, gained Top-Rated Coffee, Top-Rated Outdoor Lighting, Top-Rated Customer Service, Top-Rated Cleanliness, and Top-Rated Restrooms.

Rebuild Texas Fund, LiftFund and Goldman Sachs partner in $7M initiative to assist small businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey

Strategic partners are powerfully joining together to place small businesses along the Texas Gulf Coast on the path to recovery following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Goldman Sachs, through its 10,000 Small Businesses program and the Rebuild Texas fund are providing $7 million to LiftFund to assist Texas small business owners in the recovery and rebuilding of their operations following the catastrophic storm. Rebuild Texas is a collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the Office of the Texas Governor’s OneStar Foundation.

ISC makes two additions to its leadership team

ISC Constructors, LLC (ISC)  announced Monday, Feb. 5 two additions to the company’s leadership team — Kyle Zeringue and Keith Gautreau.

ExxonMobil to triple Permian production by 2025, plans to invest more than $2B in terminal and transportation expansion

ExxonMobil announced Tuesday, Jan. 30 that it plans to triple total daily production to more than 600,000 oil-equivalent barrels by 2025 from its operations in the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico. Tight oil production from the Delaware and Midland basins will increase five-fold in the same period.