Southeast Texas

BPD Officer Michael Wirfs holds his  newborn baby (Courtesy of The 100 Club)

Corporate sponsors and supporters of The 100 Club of Southeast Texas helped the charitable organization raise funds toward its mission of supporting the families of fallen first responders by participating in the club’s first ever Golf Tournament and Corporate Lifetime Member Recognition Dinner.

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The 100 Club of Southeast Texas received a check for $25,000 on Thursday, Aug. 18, from Martin Motors. The gift was a way for the automotive team to show its support for area police and fire personnel due, in part, to state and national events that have highlighted the importance of protecting and supporting all first responders, Martin Motors owner Danny Martin said.

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Patient Aleisha Boutte talks about her experience.

The orthopedic surgeons, nurses and therapists at Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth and Beaumont Bone & Joint Institute are changing the way patients and their families experience joint replacement surgery with the introduction of the Excellence in Joint Replacement program.

This comprehensive surgery and recovery program is based on a national best practices model for hip and knee replacements, and structured around the fundamental principles of wellness.

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Mobiloil Credit Union will host its Investing in You business forum Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Event Centre, 700 Crockett St., Beaumont.

You do not have to be a member of the credit union to attend this free event.

The forum, geared toward business leaders, will feature two keynote speakers along with other sessions that will empower individuals to become better leaders within their organization, said Tabetha Franklin, marketing director for Mobiloil Federal Credit Union in Beaumont.

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Reaud Guest House Executive Director Brooke Morrow

Whether it’s two in the morning or two in the afternoon, trips to the hospital are tiring, not only for the patient but also for those who are there to offer support to their loved one in a time of need. Waiting-room chairs and sofa beds stationed in busy lobbies and crowded hospital rooms leave little escape for the patient support group wanting some long-awaited shuteye or a refreshing shower.

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The City of Pinehurst, along with Orange County Office of Emergency Management and Sheriff’s Office, City of Orange, City of Vidor, City of Rose City, City of Pine Forest, City of West Orange and City of Bridge City will be participating with other cities within the Southeast Texas Region (Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties) to conduct a live exercise of our regional Southeast Texas Alerting Network system (STAN), also known as Blackboard Connect. The test will be conducted on Thursday, July 14.

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Most students look forward to their summer holiday away from school and homework, but summer break can be a difficult time for parents who depend on the school meal programs that provide their children with healthy breakfasts and lunches.

Government data collected by the Feeding America network of food banks indicates that in 2014, 46.7 million people were in poverty, including 15.5 million children under the age of 18; and 48.1 million Americans lived in food-insecure households, including more than 15 million children.

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Photo by Adam Balla

In less than a year’s time, the Dat Mac food truck has made its mark on Southeast Texas cuisine. Last June, owners/operators Jordan Stringer, Aaron Barnhill and Caleb Lewis made a bold foray into the growing food truck industry. They found a used food truck for sale, and took “Judy” out on the road to see if they could make their mac and cheese vision a reality.

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Cheniere Energy recently hosted a reception at Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) to recognize candidates accepted into the Craft Development Program established by the company last year.

The Craft Development Program is a workforce development program tailored to produce highly skilled welders needed to support ongoing construction along the Gulf Coast. Utilizing partnerships with LIT and local school districts, the program consists of advanced welding training at the college and customized, advanced welder training at a Cheniere-sponsored training facility.

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Founding Father and American revolutionary President John Adams envisioned a society wherein free people would be ruled by “a government of laws and not of men.” His remarks and philosophies were emblazoned in the 1780 Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the world’s oldest functioning written constitution that soon thereafter served as a model for the 1789 United States Constitution.

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