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July 23, 2014 -- The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Houston Public Library have announced plans to ban smoking and tobacco products at all of their properties. More
July 23, 2014 -- Two Texas A&M University economists reported that the Affordable Care Act will not likely slow healthcare growth and spending. More
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July 23, 2014 -- Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard presented his proposed fiscal year 2015 budget to the Sugar Land City Council on Tuesday. More
July 23, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District recently awarded a small business contract to Quaternary Resources Investigations LLC for geotechnical services. More
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July 23, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard will hold a change-in-command ceremony in which Houston native Lieutenant Commander Steve Morris will assume the responsibilities of commanding officer Lieutenant Commander Chad Holm as leader of Maritime Safety and Security Galveston. More
July 23, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced that two new 100-foot gauge container cranes have arrived for installation at the port. More
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July 23, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District will host its "Kids Health Fest 2014" event August 1-29, providing required vaccinations for children before they return to schools. More
July 23, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution stating that it is “not in the best interest of the public” to house illegal alien minors in Brazoria County. More
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July 23, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $26,000 expenditure from the 2013-2014 Special Events Fund budget for the Texas Travel Industry Association’s Texas Travel Summit that will take place in Galveston September 28 through October 1. More
July 23, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Jefferson County for improvements to Martin J. “Popeye” Holmes Park. More
July 23, 2014 -- Fort Bend County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Army Corps of Engineers that would expand the jurisdictional authority of the federal Clean Water Act. More
July 23, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve funding for site acquisition and construction of a 112-unit affordable housing community in the vicinity of 4320 Old Spanish Trail. More
July 23, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of Proposition 1, a proposed state constitutional amendment on the November 4 election ballot to increase state transportation funding. More
July 23, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted 1-4, with only Lee Sander voting in favor of approval, to deny a request from Sander to change the speed limit on Delany Road from 40 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour starting at Highland Creek to the 30 miles per hour sign north of Highland Bayou. More
July 23, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Dennis OKeeffe and Joanna Dawson opposed, to waive costs to the city associated with traffic control for the Clear Lake International Triathlon on August 23, estimated at more than $4,400. More
July 22, 2014 -- The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club will host its annual convention in Houston this weekend. More
July 22, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green issued a statement on President Barack Obama signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act into law. More
July 22, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green joined colleague Maxine Waters in calling on House Republicans to examine alleged discrimination at Goldman Sachs Group. More
July 22, 2014 -- Anna Van Brummen, Princeton University student and Houston native, will compete for the world championship in women's epee fencing in Kazan, Russia. More
July 22, 2014 -- Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell announced that he is raising the minimum starting hourly rate for city employees. More
July 22, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Joe Deshotel, who are co-chairs of the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System, will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4 at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
July 22, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a professional services contract with Berg Oliver Associates, Inc. for the Hurricane Ike Community Development Block Grant Round 1 Bolivar Culvert Outfalls project. More
July 22, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $724,200 bid to G & G Enterprises of Beaumont for the construction of the second phase of the Hike & Bike Trail. More
July 22, 2014 -- Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment Corporation today officially announced that it is exploring plans to construct a large methanol production and export facility at Shoal Point in Texas City. More
July 22, 2014 -- Missouri City City Council on Monday voted to approve a small business policy. More
July 22, 2014 -- Harris County Public Infrastructure Director Art Storey today announced to Harris County Commissioners Court that he has hired Gary Treich, former Houston district engineer of the Texas Department of Transportation, to be the new director of the Harris County Toll Road Authority. More
July 22, 2014 -- The Hitchcock Independent School District Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Barbara Derrick. More
July 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has ordered a special election for September 9 to fill the Texas State Senate District 28 seat, which was vacated by Texas State Senator Robert Duncan. More
July 22, 2014 -- League City City Council, during a workshop meeting on Monday, took no action regarding pending litigation in the matter of CenterPoint Energy Houston, LLC vs. City of League City, Texas, et al in the 10th Judicial District Court of Galveston County. More
July 22, 2014 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will host a public meeting on August 7 to discuss priorities for solutions to water quality issues in Cedar Bayou. More
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