Faith-based youth events help stimulate the city’s economy

While sporting tournaments like softball, baseball, soccer and tennis are mainstays for the Beaumont economy, the city is also a hot spot for youth meetings and events, according to the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Beaumont has become a huge draw for faith-based youth groups, in part because it delivers affordable accommodations, family-friendly attractions, and offers easy accessibility between venues, restaurants, hotels, churches and other entertainment options that youth love, the CVB says.

Southeast Texas Arts Council looks to form Cultural Arts District in Beaumont

The Southeast Texas Arts Council is working on submitting an application that it hopes will lead to a Cultural Arts District in Downtown Beaumont.
Executive Director of the Southeast Texas Arts Council Sue Bard said the application to the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) will be submitted on or before Thursday, June 15.
“We should know (if it was approved) sometime in September,” she said.

Texas economy adds 30,400 jobs in April

The Texas economy expanded in April with the addition of 30,400 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent.
“Texas employers continue to create jobs in the broad-based Texas economy with ten of the 11 industries expanding over the year,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar. “With the addition of 258,900 jobs over the past year, TWC remains committed to providing the services needed to get Texans back to work.”

Flint Hills Resources donates to PA Education Foundation

Flint Hills Resources (FHR) made a $12,000 donation to the Port Arthur Education Foundation (PAEF) on Tuesday, May 23, at the Carl Parker Center in Port Arthur. The funds will be used for student scholarships.
Port Arthur Memorial High School C.A.T.E. (Career and Technical Education) students were selected for the scholarships based on a teacher’s nomination and their plans to pursue a career in the field of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).