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In the Photos: Galveston City Council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of an automated pothole patching truck through HGACBuy. More
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April 24, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Thursday hosted United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, who formally announced during her visit that the HPA will receive a Diesel Emission Reduction Act grant of nearly $900,000. More
April 24, 2015 -- The City of Houston will hold a Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze mobile collection event on April 25. More
April 24, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Texas Armed Forces Scholarship Program. More
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April 24, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club’s 2015 Captain’s Roundtable educational series will host a special presentation by the United States Coast Guard on the Search and Rescue service on June 6, focusing on their last October’s rescue mission of the sailing vessel “French Kiss”. More
April 24, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office, along with other local, state and national agencies, is asking the public to wear yellow on April 25 for the missing. More
April 24, 2015 -- The United States Attorney's Office in Houston has filed federal charges against 22 defendants in connection with either bank robbery or commercial robbery as well as various firearms charges. More
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April 24, 2015 -- United States Senators Ted Cruz and Pat Toomey have filed an amendment to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, which would require affirmative Congressional approval of any Iranian nuclear deal before sanctions relief can occur. More
April 24, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to approve amendments to the 2014-2015 Unified Planning Work Program. More
April 24, 2015 -- The organizers of the 150th Anniversary Juneteenth celebrations in Galveston are inviting the public to join them on Sunday in shooting a video to promote the event. More
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April 24, 2015 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday received an annual report from the ACC Foundation. More
April 24, 2015 -- A trade delegation to India by Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Greater Houston Partnership this week concluded with an agreement signed between the GHP and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of India regarding mutual interests between India and Houston. More
April 24, 2015 -- Early voting in the May 9 General Election kicks off on Monday, with polls opening at various locations for city and school board races and referendums in the Gulf Coast area. More
April 24, 2015 -- The United States Naval Ship Mendonca, the Navy's largest roll-on/roll-off ship, was unloaded this week at the Port of Beaumont by Beaumont-based Soldiers from the 842nd Transportation Battalion. More
April 24, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on a number of leisure activities including the Texas Crawfish and Music Festival in Old Town Spring, the Peace, Love, and MARTY: A Montrose Art Party, the Jamaica-Galveston (JA-GA) Reggae Festival, the annual Sylvan Beach Festival, a Zone 2 Museum Experience in Houston, and Backstage at Allen's Landing, a walking tour along the bayou. More
April 24, 2015 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve resolutions of support for new projects being pursued by Texas City, La Marque and Galveston in calls for projects by the Texas and U.S. Departments of Transportation. More
April 23, 2015 -- Union Pacific Railroad has announced temporary crossing closures associated with its construction and maintenance work along Highway 90A in Sugar Land and Stafford. More
April 23, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday was appointed by Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to represent the Senate on the conference committee for House Bill 1, the state budget for the 2016-2017 biennium. More
April 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday welcomed President Juan Orlando Hernandez of the Republic of Honduras to Texas for a meeting and discussion on the Texas-Honduras economic relationship. More
April 23, 2015 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 6900 Southwest Freeway about 5 a.m. Thursday. More
April 23, 2015 -- The City of League City will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new pool at Hometown Heroes Park on May 5. More
April 23, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club’s Captain’s Roundtable will host the 2015 Hurricane Preparedness Seminar on May 30. More
April 23, 2015 -- Dr. William Merrell and Colonel Leonard Waterworth of Texas A&M University at Galveston today reported to Galveston City Council on their Ike Dike Study. More
April 23, 2015 -- The National Emergency Number Association and Association of Police Communication Officials held its annual Public Safety Conference this week on Galveston Island. More
April 23, 2015 -- Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen delivered the 2015 State of the City Address this week, highlighting the city's successes and plans for the future. More
April 23, 2015 -- The Texas Senate today approved legislation to create a framework for the use of body cameras by police officers. More
April 23, 2015 -- Texas Central Partners, the builder and operator of a high-speed rail service between Dallas and Houston, will host an open house informational meeting tonight in Cypress. More
April 23, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for the university's chronic obstructive pulmonary disease program. More
April 23, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a motion authorizing President & CEO Tom Lambert to negotiate the sale of the Pinemont Park & Ride to Harris County, subject to legal requirements and approval by the Federal Transit Administration. More
April 23, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is on a trade mission to India this week, met with the United States Ambassador to India and Indian governmental ministers in Delhi. More
April 23, 2015 -- Galveston Police Chief Henry Porretto recently received the NAACP Unsung Hero Award. More
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