JCPenney welcomes Libby Edelman fashion brand featuring modern designs for the everyday woman

JCPenney is stepping up its fashion game with the debut of Libby Edelman®, a lifestyle brand featuring irresistible fashion for time-strapped women. Inspired by Libby Edelman, creative visionary and co-creator of Sam & Libby® and Sam Edelman® footwear, the exclusive namesake brand boasts footwear, handbags, casual clothing and accessories that exude effortless style for a busy life. A special preview collection spotlighting summer dresses, casual footwear and lightweight crossbody bags debuts in 500 stores and at beginning July 14, followed by a full launch on Sept. 8.

Arkema exploring $400 million expansion of Beaumont plant to produce intermediates for component used in animal nutrition

Arkema Inc. presented potential plans for expanding its Beaumont plant to the Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday, May 22.

The project could see a $400 million investment and create 19 permanent jobs and 500 temporary jobs during peak construction at the chemical manufacturer’s 2810 Gulf States Road facility near the ExxonMobil Beaumont refinery, according to Didier Auber, regional manufacturing director for Arkema. The plant currently has around 120 employees, he said.

Entergy Texas presents $2,500 donation to Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas

Entergy Texas presented a $2,500 donation to Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas in support of Sharing Solutions. Entergy Texas representative Pamela Williams, Lead Customer Service Manager (pictured 3rd from left), presented the donation during the workforce board’s meeting on Tuesday, June 6.

Sharing Solutions is a professional social services group, comprised of over 40 local agencies in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties, that work together to increase utilization of available services and support for individuals and families.

Only you can boost Jefferson County’s marsh system survival!

Jefferson County is home to a 139,000-acre Chenier marsh system, the largest contiguous coastal marsh in Texas, which runs roughly from Highway 73 south to the Gulf of Mexico. It is an ecological wonder and extremely important to preserving the future of Jefferson County. It is important recreationally, as it is used by hunters, fishermen, birdwatchers, beachgoers and kayakers. It is important ecologically, as it is a finfish, shrimp, crab and waterfowl nursery habitat.