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In the Photos: The Galveston Historical Homes Tour kicked off its 41st annual homes tour event during the weekend. More
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May 04, 2015 -- The 30th Annual Texas Crab Festival in Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula is next weekend. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Monday approved a bill which intends to prevent local fracking bans. More
May 04, 2015 -- Graduate students from the University of Houston won top honors in the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge with a plan to harness geothermal energy to treat water produced during hydraulic fracturing. More
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May 04, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado reported that the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 1155, a bill which seeks to bring high skilled jobs to the state. More
May 04, 2015 -- Galveston Arts Center will host a free educational photography presentation on May 13. More
May 04, 2015 -- Researchers at the University of Houston have created an optical lens that can be placed on an inexpensive smartphone to magnify images by a magnitude of 120, all for just 3 cents a lens. More
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May 04, 2015 -- The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on May 25. More
May 04, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to amend the county’s interlocal agreement with the Southeast Texas Regional Radio System to add Orange County and the Texas Department of Public Safety as stakeholders. More
May 04, 2015 -- Galveston City Council today in a special meeting voted 6-0 to authorize the filing of legislation to add a voting, ex-officio member from the city council and an additional tenant member as commissioners of the Galveston Housing Authority. More
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May 04, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that its fifth National Security Cutter, James, has completed acceptance trials, ensuring the cutter meets its contractual requirements and is ready for delivery to the Coast Guard. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Galveston Historical Homes Tour kicked off its 41st annual homes tour event during the weekend. More
May 04, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that spirometry, a common test that allows physicians to determine how well a person's lungs work, is underutilized for asthma diagnosis and management from 2001 to 2011. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released seasonal and long-term reports that forecast sufficient electricity generation capacity to serve the region. More
May 04, 2015 -- Update: The Texas Department of Transportation has resumed operation of the Galveston Ferry. Operation of the ferry had ceased today following a report of a man jumping overboard from one of the boats. More
May 03, 2015 -- Former United States Ambassador to Qatar Chase Untermeyer, who is writing a series of books based on a daily journal he has kept since he was nine years old, on Friday visited with Jim Guidry about his writing. More
May 02, 2015 -- The annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance is drawing large crowds to Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook. More
May 02, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that a dock worker at the Port of Houston sustained multiple injuries on Friday. More
May 02, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that three people, including two adults and a child, were killed in a house fire at 4800 Maggie in southeast Houston on Saturday. More
May 01, 2015 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District has announced the retirement of Dee Scott, a longtime member of its board of trustees. More
May 01, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is advising motorists to consider taking alternate routes ahead of a total closure of all westbound mainlanes of IH 10 East Freeway at Waco Street from May 2 at 4 a.m. to May 3 at 9 p.m. More
May 01, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement regarding a federal district court's order to produce documents related to statements made during a hearing earlier this year More
May 01, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin reports that the United States House of Representatives on Thursday approved an amendment he offered which intends to prohibit nuclear nonproliferation funds from being used in contracts with Iran unless the country is required to stop the pursuit and development of nuclear weapons. More w/ Video
May 01, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and State Senator Paul Bettencourt today held a news conference regarding property tax reform accomplishments by the Texas Senate. More
May 01, 2015 -- The City of Friendswood will hold additional early voting hours on Saturday for the May 9 election. More
May 01, 2015 -- The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a tourism summit on Tuesday at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
May 01, 2015 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has published a study finding that the resilience of coastal communities against storms, flooding and erosion can be strengthened when protected by natural infrastructure such as marshes, reefs and beaches, or with hybrid approaches. More
May 01, 2015 -- Brazoria County has announced that it will operate Vote Centers polling places for the May 9 General Election, with voters able to cast a ballot in their local election at any polling location. More
May 01, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas has elected Frank Stevenson of Dallas as the next president-elect of the bar. More
May 01, 2015 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday announced that it has received a $10,000 grant to support its out-of-school healthy food access and nutritional literacy programs. More
May 01, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend options including Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; an iron exhibit at the Dishman Museum of Art at Lamar University in Beaumont; the Houston Dragon Boat Festival, the 20th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, the 9th Annual Houston Polish Festival; and the 4th Annual Star Wars Art Festival in Houston. More
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