LU's Fredrick Ryans receives life-changing gift

Lamar University’s Fredrick (Fred) Ryans captivated the attention of two local business leaders with his heart-warming speech at the annual scholarship dinner in April 2017. A few days later, they would present Ryans with a life-changing gift.

Mobiloil Credit Union’s Smart Change Scholars’ Program certifies BISD high school students

Mobiloil Credit Union announced Friday, June 2, that 58 students in Greg Sholls Economic classes at Central High School were certified through the Smart Change Scholars’ Program. Melanie Pharis, Economic Teacher at Early College High School, certified 52 students. These students completed financial literacy modules that teach the importance of saving, credit scores, financing college education and home ownership.

Walmart testing employee delivery program

Announced Thursday, June 1, as part of its 2017 annual shareholders meeting, Walmart is testing a new program that will utilize its employees to get online orders to customers’ doors.

“It is a test in its early stage,” said Anne Hatfield, director of Communications for Walmart Public Affairs. “We’ve only been testing this for one month at two stores in New Jersey and one store in Arkansas.”

Coast Guard oversees response operations on the Sabine-Neches waterway after a fuel spill near Nederland

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Port Arthur reopened a section of the Neches River Thursday near the Sunoco Partners facility in Nederland.
The waterway was closed Wednesday night from light 28 to Sun Anchorage. Vessels transiting the area are limited to minimum wake and no passing in the affected area. Vessel Traffic Service Port Arthur reported
five vessels were waiting to go outbound and three waiting to come inbound at 2:20 p.m. Thursday.