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Mobiloil Credit Union held a ground breaking for its newest location at 11250 Eagle Drive in Mont Belvieu Friday, April 7.

Construction of the 3700-square-foot credit union will begin this month, and the location is anticipated to open in late 2017.

Mont Belvieu Mayor Nick Dixon, city officials and chamber representatives from the Mont Belvieu area along with MOCU executive staff, board members and the building design team were present for the ground breaking. 


The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will present the Spindletop Award to Cheniere Energy, Inc. and Golden Pass LNG at the Chamber’s Spindletop Award Celebration, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17. This is the first time ever that the award has been given to more than one recipient. 

The announcement was made at a Tuesday, April 25 press conference at the Beaumont Chamber office.

The Spindletop Award was created in 1999 to recognize larger area businesses for outstanding corporate/organizational citizenship and overall impact on our community. 

Sabino Orlando Martinez

A 35-year-old Port Arthur, Texas man has been found guilty by a jury for federal violations related to the murder of a Port Acres woman in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced April 27.


A gun-wielding madman capable of massacring students and teachers roaming the halls of a small-town Texas high school isn’t at all the picture painted by the family and counsel of accused mass murder plotter 17-year-old Triston Miller. However, investigators paint a different picture of the suspected would-be shooter and the teen is now banned from the school where he’s been an honor student for years after being arrested on April 18 amid allegations he was planning a “Columbine-style” shooting at the Port Neches-Groves High School.