Sour Lake Chamber honors local businesses

Two Sour Lake businesses were honored at Sour Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 24.
J&R Meat Market, located at 185 TX-326 in Sour Lake, was named Small Business of the Year, while KAT Excavation and Construction, at 16531 Hwy 105 in Sour Lake, received the Business Leadership Award.

Country music legend Mark Chesnutt to headline Gulf Coast Gala

Country music legend and Southeast Texas native Mark Chesnutt will headline the 15th annual Gulf Coast Gala at Lamar State College Port Arthur.
“An Intimate Evening with Mark Chesnutt” will feature an all-acoustic performance of the Beaumont native’s greatest hits. The performance takes place Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center on the campus of LSCPA, 1800 Lakeshore Drive in Port Arthur.

Future process operators train using video game technology

Using 3D software that looks just like a video game on an Xbox One, students at LIT are learning the proper lockout-tagout plant safety techniques virtually — without causing any major damage in the real world.
LOTO EXP is a program that was developed in 2015 by Systran, a process-driven company that caters to hydrocarbon processing industry.

Admiral headlines second annual Symposium on Resilient Ports

The Lamar University Center for Advances in Port Management held its second annual symposium at the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE) on Friday, April 6. The symposium’s theme was “Resilient Ports and Waterways in 2030.”