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September 16, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced the selection of Boeing and SpaceX to carry United States astronauts to and from the International Space Station. More
September 16, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the conditional award of a $727,898 contract to Bruce’s General Construction, Inc. for the construction of the second phase of the city’s Hike & Bike Trail Project. More
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September 16, 2014 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises, LLC, have agreed to pay $4,470,764 in overtime back wages to 2,677 current and former chemical and refinery employees as a result of investigations into violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. More
September 16, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced the launch of a new online tool to report animal cruelty, and a new pilot program designed to educate elementary school aged children on how to properly care for their pets. More
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September 16, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to award a $305,396 contract to Menade, Inc. for the construction of sanitary sewer improvements along State Highway 6. More
September 16, 2014 -- Missouri City City Council on Monday voted unanimously to publish a notice of intent to issue bonds, in an amount not to exceed $5 million, for the construction of new water system infrastructure. More
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September 16, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the city’s FY2015 Budget. More
September 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday has made appointments to the Manufactured Housing Board, the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority. More
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September 15, 2014 -- A delegation from the Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America will dedicate the new William A. Lawson Chapel on September 27. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will be offering child safety seat demonstrations in Houston as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week on September 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at its Houston District headquarters at 7600 Washington Avenue. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Rotary Club of Galveston is seeking four applicants for an all-expense paid trip to the southern half of the South Island, New Zealand. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County announced that an 18-year-old male linked to a string of robberies and thefts dating back to June; a few of which occurred along METRORail, is now in police custody. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area has completed distributing new school outfits, hygiene kits, vouchers for shoes, and a positive start to the school year to over 1,600 local children in need. More
September 15, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the transfer of one vehicle from the Port Arthur Independent School District to the Constable Precinct 8 Office for use in the Absent Student Assistance Program. More
September 15, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the recipients of the 2014 Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards. More
September 15, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is searching for a 37-year-old San Antonio man missing from a boat that sank on Sunday offshore of Port Aransas. More
September 14, 2014 -- Galveston Historical Foundation announced on Friday that on September 26, Galveston’s historic St. Joe’s at 2202 Avenue K "will become one of the state’s best concert venues" as musicians Joe Pug and Bo Salling perform in conjunction with the 2014 TWELVE Project. More
September 14, 2014 -- What is billed as the nation’s first anti-bullying policy for school employees was announced on Friday in Houston, an effort initiated by Houston educational support workers, developed collaboratively with school administration and now part of the district’s standards of conduct for all employees. More
September 14, 2014 -- Beaumont has been awarded Bronze Scenic City certification by Scenic Texas. More
September 14, 2014 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw, with the advice and consent of the Texas Public Safety Commission, has named Robert Bodisch as deputy director of Homeland Security and Services, which expands his oversight of homeland security functions to now include the service-oriented divisions of DPS. More
September 14, 2014 -- The San Jacinto College North Campus Science and Allied Health Building has received the Associated General Contractors APEX Award, "based on meeting or exceeding stringent and comprehensive criteria". More
September 14, 2014 -- The University of Houston reports that preliminary fall enrollment, based on the 12th day of classes, is 40,959, the largest in the history of the institution. More
September 14, 2014 -- Representative Gene Green last week led a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Appropriations Committee Chair Hal Rogers, and Ranking Member Nita Lowey requesting increased funding levels for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program harbor maintenance funding in the House Continuing Resolution. More
September 14, 2014 -- The 5th Annual Jane Long Festival will be held at Fort Travis Seashore Park on Bolivar Peninsula on October 11. More
September 14, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard and good samaritans rescued a child and four adults from their sinking sailboat 12 miles off Port Mansfield on Friday. More
September 13, 2014 -- The Ball High Student Council, in partnership with the City of Galveston’s Parks & Recreation Department, hosted a free community pool celebration carnival from 11 AM – 1 PM on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Lasker Park, 43rd Street and Avenue Q, Galveston. More
September 13, 2014 -- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions and other members of the Healthy Pets Healthy Streets coalition such as Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Friends For Life No Kill Animal Shelter and Rescue, Houston City Council Member Ed Gonzalez have announced expansion of the strategic spay/neuter initiative. More
September 12, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office reports that a wanted capital murder suspect was killed in east Harris County on Thursday after opening fire against officers with the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitives Task Force. More
September 12, 2014 -- The MLK Parade Foundation has announced that the 9th Annual MLK Youth Parade will be on January 17, 2015. More
September 12, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission awarded San Jacinto College and a maritime consortium consisting of Buffalo Marine Services, G&H Towing Co., Higman Barge Lines Inc. and J.A.M. Distributing a $368,173 job-training grant. More
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