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Port names overpass for retiring Commissioner Shelton

Jacob DickMay 14, 2019

Port of Beaumont Commissioner C.A. “Pete” Shelton attended his last board meeting Monday, and his colleagues made sure it was a memorable one.

In addition to presenting him with hugs, handshakes and stack of cupcakes with nautical designs, the board voted unanimously to name its new $12.5 million overpass leading into the Orange County Terminal in his honor.

“I am proud to have been a member of the Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners for the last 30 years and I am so pleased to have been a part of the accomplishments the port has realized,” Shelton said in a statement. “It has truly been a pleasure working with my fellow commissioners and our port staff.”

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