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April 16, 2014 -- The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” process on Tuesday and opened active National Response Center cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana. More
April 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Oceanic Explorer 264 miles southwest of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday. More w/Video
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April 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued three crew members aboard an uninspected towing vessel on Lake Pontchartrain on Tuesday. More
April 16, 2014 -- The U.S. Coast Guard today ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the extensive four-year active cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon accident. More
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April 15, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is overseeing response efforts for an offshore drilling rig that began taking on water into a ballast tank after a large wave hit them in heavy seas more than 100 miles south of Galveston. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office has announced that Christopher Ryan Sam on Monday was sentenced to thirty years in prison for a 2012 home invasion in Texas City. More
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April 15, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying a burglary suspect who crept into a baby's room in the 18200 block of Flint Hill Drive. More w/Video
April 15, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Kevin O’Brien opposed, to approve a $50,010 budget amendment to reimburse Boon-Chapman for leasehold improvements at the new CareHere Clinic on Highway 646. More
April 15, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 5-1-1, with W.L. Pate, Jr. opposed and Jamie Smith recusing himself from the vote, to authorize the city manager and city attorney to negotiate an economic development agreement with Jefferson County and Pate Development related to a proposed hotel and water park at Ford Park. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a contract with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to repair or replace failing on-site sewage facilities in the H-GAC region, in an amount not to exceed $492,000. More
April 15, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $118,125 contract with Exeter Architectural Products for the installation of permanent window coverings at City Hall. More
April 15, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Frederick A. Murphy and Thomas G. Ksiazek, two professors at the university, have been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the sixth annual International Symposium on Filoviruses. More
April 15, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the issuance of a request for proposals and the creation of an advisory committee for the "One Bin for All" waste management and diversion project. More
April 15, 2014 -- Space Center Houston today announced that several agencies are working to take apart, relocate and reassemble a 747 Shuttle Carrier aircraft to be placed on display. More
April 15, 2014 -- The BP Press Office has released an update regarding efforts to restore the Gulf coast following damages caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Port or Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution establishing environmental fine parity for damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill based on the Exxon Valdez oil spill incident in 1989. More
April 15, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the “Ike Dike” storm surge protection concept for Galveston Bay proposed by Dr. Bill Merrell at Texas A&M University-Galveston. More
April 15, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Connie Trube opposed, to award a contract to Texas First Bank for depository services for the city. More
April 15, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to reschedule the May 26 council meeting to Tuesday, May 27, due to the Memorial Day holiday. More
April 15, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a conditional use permit to allow a petroleum extraction production operation within a Heavy Industrial District at 10 acres located approximately 1,200 feet west of Main Street at Dixie Farm Road. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced the Board of Directors' endorsements of candidates in the election for mayor and city council. More
April 14, 2014 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart has announced that the first batch of over 38,000 postal ballots for the May 27 Primary Runoff Elections has been mailed and will be arriving in voters' mailboxes this week. More
April 14, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to sign a letter of intent to offer economic development incentives to Pate Development and Innovative Leisure Partners for the construction of a convention center hotel and water park at Ford Park. More
April 14, 2014 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced that he intends to appoint a board of managers to oversee the management of Beaumont Independent School District and to name a new superintendent for the district. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued an opinion regarding whether section 505.152 of the Local Government Code authorizes an economic development corporation to fund certain entertainment projects. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Ronald McDonald House in Galveston is celebrating its 25th anniversary of operation in assisting patients and families who travel to the Galveston medical center for health care. More
April 14, 2014 -- Southeast Texas residents will experience a soggy start to the week leading up to Easter, which will also include chilly mornings and seasonably warm days, according to the Houston/Galveston office of the National Weather Service. More
April 13, 2014 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement was presented to National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Charles Bolden on Friday evening. More
April 12, 2014 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has received the Suzanne McDaniel Award for Public Awareness from the Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus. More
April 12, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department is currently investigating a fatal traffic accident that took place on Friday at 1800 Lorraine. More
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