Shangri La Gardens receives $10,000 from Chevron Phillips in support of Hurricane Harvey recovery

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center announced Thursday, Dec. 14 that it has received a gift in the amount of $10,000 from Chevron Phillips. These funds will support the replacement of vital environmental education materials lost as a result of flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Wayne A. Reaud named Southeast Texas Legend

What makes someone legendary? While many have achieved academic accomplishments, career milestones and high socioeconomic status, only a few have set themselves apart with a magnitude of selflessness that they will truly be remembered for generations to come.

Wayne A. Reaud became one of the chosen few to be recognized as a Legend by Lamar University Thursday, Nov. 9, when he was named the 16th Southeast Texas Legend Scholarship honoree at the very building the university dedicated in the Beaumont Super Lawyer and philanthropist’s honor a year ago.

NASA astronaut, physician and entrepreneur highlights second installment of Lamar University’s CICE Bootcamp

Dr. Scott Parazynksi was one of several guest speakers at the Lamar University Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship’s (CICE) 2017 Bootcamp, which took place Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2.

Parazynski, who has participated in five NASA Shuttle missions and spacewalks and has climbed Mount Everest twice, is an engineer, pilot, medical doctor and founder of Fluidity Technologies, a company that patented a hyper-intuitive, one-handed drone controller that vastly improves ease of maneuvering.

CommunityBank of Texas goes public

CBTX Inc. (“CBTX”), the bank holding company for CommunityBank of Texas N.A., announced Sunday, Nov. 10, that it has completed the initial public offering of 2,400,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $26 per share. CBTX’s common stock began trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on Nov. 8 under the trading symbol “CBTX”. Nov. 8, the underwriters exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 360,000 shares of CBTX’s common stock at the public offering price less the underwriting discount.