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In the Photos: A settlement has been reached that will permit construction to resume on Galveston's Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal. More

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April 20, 2014 -- Galveston attorney and business leader John W. “Bill” Lyons Jr., a 1959 biology graduate of Texas A&M University and a lifelong champion of higher education, biological research and science promotion, has passed away at the age of 76. More
April 18, 2014 -- The United States Department of State on Friday announced that it will provide more time for the eight federal agencies specified in Executive Order 13337 to submit their views on the proposed Keystone Pipeline Project. More
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April 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department on Friday arrested James Merritt Sr. for Aggravated Robbery. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office reports that the stolen vehicle involved the double murder of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson has been recovered in Houston. More
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April 18, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the southbound Interstate Highway 45 entrance ramp from State Highway 96/FM 646 in League City permanently on Monday to begin construction of a new exit ramp from that location. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in March, down from February's rate of 5.7 percent. More
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April 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a preview and antique appraisals event on May 2 to kickoff the 40th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. More
April 18, 2014 -- The City of Missouri City will host a town hall on April 24 to provide information regarding the city's $40 million bond referendum on the May 10 election ballot. More
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April 18, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston has announced that Colonel Leonard Waterworth has joined the university as an executive professor in the Department of Maritime Administration. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding whether a school district may authorize an employee or trustee to carry a concealed handgun at any meeting of a governmental entity or on the premises of school property where a sporting event or interscholastic event is taking place. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to enter an agreement with Enchanted Rock Ltd to provide backup power supply to the Thomas Mackey Water Treatment Plant. More
April 18, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights some family friendly activities for the Easter weekend around the Gulf Coast region including beach volleyball, releasing butterflies and beautiful music week. More
April 18, 2014 -- State Senator John Whitmire on Thursday announced he has called for an investigation of a secret sex offender facility contract issued by the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management. More
April 17, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that the METRORail Red Line will be closed between the Downtown Transit Center and the Northline Transit Center during the weekend due to work on the rail expansion project. More
April 17, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 5-4, with Ornaldo Ybarra, Pat Van Houte, Cody Ray Wheeler and Don Harrison opposed, to approve the final reading of the district boundary lines to establish six single member council districts and two at large council districts. More
April 17, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to approve $1 million in funding from the Houston Endowment to support after-school programs and services through the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment. More
April 17, 2014 -- Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb has been appointed to the Texas Municipal League's Transportation and Rights-of-Way Policy Committee. More
April 17, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson today issued a reminder that April 28 is the deadline to register to vote in the May 27 Primary Run-Off Election. More
April 17, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer are at higher risk for colorectal cancer. More
April 17, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to confirm the promotion of Assistant Fire Chief David Zacherl to chief of the Texas City Fire Department. More
April 17, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve $30,000 in funding for a media/marketing proposal from Gulf Coast Festivals for the 2014 Ragin Cajun Festival. More
April 17, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the installation of crosswalk improvements at the intersection of Center Street and Pasadena Boulevard. More
April 17, 2014 -- A settlement has been reached that will permit construction to resume on Galveston's Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal, a project of the Liveable Communities Initiative. More
April 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday granted the City of West's request for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts related to the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in April 2013. More
April 16, 2014 -- The League City Police Department on Monday arrested Cole Gerard Zube and charged him with First Degree Injury to a Child. More
April 16, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host multiple cleanup events at various locations throughout the month of May. More
April 16, 2014 -- Mitchell Historic Properties in Galveston announced today that Bill Ross and Ernie Connor are retiring and that Joe Rozier will assume the position of general manager, overseeing all of MHP's Galveston operations. More
April 16, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to convey a tract bounded on the east by U.S. Highway 59, on the south by Rusk Street, on the west by Avenida de las Americas and on the north by Capital Street on the north to Houston First Corporation. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted to approve accepting applications for a code enforcement officer. More
April 16, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a special event permit for a Memorial Day event at the Veteran’s Memorial on Second Street on May 26. More
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