Beaumont ISD Officer Macie Bergeron and Chief Rob Flores

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) distributed nearly $13,000 in grant items to students and staff of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) for innovative classroom projects during the 2016 Fall Grant Caravan on Dec. 2. The foundation and friends visited nine campuses and the BISD Police Department, awarding 12 grants to 11 staff and a group of five students.

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Dow Jones Business News reported the following:

Exxon Mobil Corp. ( XOM ) reported a hydrocracker problem at its refinery in Beaumont, Texas. "Hydrocracker unit experienced an upset due to an electrical malfunction," the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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Officials for the Orange Campus of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas announced Tuesday, Dec. 13 that effective January 12, 2017, all emergency services will be discontinued. 

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Dean James

It’s never too early to make plans to bring in the new year, and now those wanting something different to do can attend Jazz Resolution — A New Year’s Eve Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 31, inside the ballroom at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Beaumont Plaza (3950 I-10 South and Walden Road).

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The American flag and POW-MIA flag are raised at American Legion Post 493 while

American Legion Post 493 in Mid-County added a Back the Blue flag to its flagpole during a flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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