Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth receives third national Magnet designation

Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth received its third national Magnet designation Tuesday, May 16.
Magnet status is an award given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing. A Magnet hospital is stated to be one where nursing delivers excellent patient outcomes, where nurses have a high level of job satisfaction, and where there is a low staff nurse turnover rate and appropriate grievance resolution.

Golden Nugget’s new hotel tower now open

The new Rush Tower at Golden Nugget Lake Charles casino is now open.
The tower, which has been under construction since January 2016, offers more than 350 additional luxury hotel rooms and three private Villa Suites.

Sour Lake hopes school district, new housing additions will attract residents and businesses alike

The city of Sour Lake is banking on a string of new construction projects to attract new residents to the town of around 1,800 people.
Touting its school district as a means to attract new residents — Hardin Jefferson High School ranks 243rd out of 589 public high schools ranked in the 2017 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings (none of Beaumont’s high schools made the list) — Sour Lake is seeing new development to support its growing population.

Huntsman presents STEM Innovation Grants to local schools

Huntsman Port Neches Operations (PNO) recognized six winning 2017 STEM Innovation Grant teacher recipients with surprise in-class visits Wednesday, May 17.
During school hours, PNO team members stopped by Port Neches-Groves, Nederland and Bridge City middle and high schools with balloons and treats and giant checks to signify the awards.