Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby tours Port of Beaumont

Newly appointed MARAD Administrator Rear Adm. Mark Buzby visited the Port of Beaumont Friday, Jan. 19, to familiarize himself with the busiest port in the United States for both import and export of military cargo.

Education First Federal Credit Union presents $35,000 to local schools

Education First Federal Credit Union and its We’re Paying It Forward program distributed 117 checks totaling almost $35,000 to local schools in Southeast Texas on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Event Centre in Beaumont.
The program was developed three years ago to support local education while allowing Education First members to direct a portion of their own dollars back into the communities in which they live and work.

Cheniere Energy demostrates LNG process at Youth Career Expo

Several thousand kids came by Cheniere Energy’s booth at the Youth Career Expo at Ford Park on Thursday, Feb. 1 as Cheniere’s process engineers demonstrated the properties of liquefied natural gas as an example of volume reduction by dipping a balloon in LNG.

Photo courtesy of Cheniere Energy

Vernon Pierce retires from Entergy

Vernon Pierce, whose career at Entergy spans more than 43 years, has announced his retirement.

Pierce officially retired at the end of January as vice president of customer service for Entergy Texas Inc. where he was responsible for oversight of distribution operations, including construction, engineering, repair and expansion of infrastructure for existing and new customers. He also maintained oversight of storm response activities, and most recently, led the Entergy Texas response to Hurricane Harvey, which knocked out power to 186,200 customers.