Instacart expands services to Southeast Texas

Southeast Texans can now have groceries and other store items delivered to their doorstep from three major area retailers.

As of Wednesday, Oct. 18, Instacart, a same-day grocery delivery service allowing customers to select groceries through a Web application and have them delivered by a personal shopper, has expanded its services into the Beaumont area.

Area residents can now order from H-E-B, CVS and Petco, and have items delivered straight to their homes in as little as one hour, and order up to seven days in advance, according to the company.

Groves eatery revives family recipes, mom-and-pop spirit

For Kevin Smith, bringing back Monceaux’s to Mid-County means more than just bringing back a popular restaurant dating back decades. He’s also keeping his mother’s memory alive, and her treasured recipes.

The late Helen McKinney was the cook at the original Monceaux’s in Port Arthur and brought her recipes with her when she began working there.

“Monceaux’s was famous for their shakes, hot dogs and hamburgers, but when my mom started working there, she brought stuffed shrimp, crab burgers, her tartar sauce recipe, and it blew up,” Smith said.

ExxonMobil begins production on new polyethylene line at Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant

ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced Tuesday, Oct. 17 that it has commenced production on the first of two new 650,000 tons-per-year high-performance polyethylene lines at its plastics plant in Mont Belvieu.

Sasol hires 500th employee to support Southwest Louisiana mega project and announces additional jobs to come

Sasol announced Wednesday, Oct. 11, that the company hired its 500th employee for its $11 billion ethane cracker and derivatives project in Calcasieu Parish and expects to hire at least an additional 200 employees over the next two years to support its new operations, resulting in 700 new jobs.