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In the Photos: Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough was the featured speaker at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Galveston. More
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May 23, 2015 -- The Coast Guard continues to monitor a platform near Breton island after an on board fire was suppressed Saturday. More
May 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed a Joint Session of the Texas Legislature commemorating Texas fallen heroes in honor of Memorial Day. More
May 23, 2015 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management advises that several very wet storms are moving into southeast Texas and will contribute to the threat of flooding. More
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May 23, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn applauded Friday's passage of Trade Promotion Authority legislation by the Senate on Friday. More
May 23, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick congratulated the Texas Senate for the final passage of the "Open Carry" bill. More
May 23, 2015 -- The Texas Senate is off today but ill convene at 6 p.m. on Sunday as the legislative session winds to a close. More
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May 22, 2015 -- A Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer and a Florida colleague have developed a biosensor that can detect listeria bacterial contamination within two or three minutes. More
May 22, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker issued a statement on negotiations between the city and Houston Organization of Public Employees, the municipal employee union. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Galveston County District Attorney's Office announced that a jury on Thursday convicted Gregory Charles Hurst, Jr. of the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and sentenced him to 50 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. More
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May 22, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Friday reported that state franchise tax revenue collections as of the annual May 15 deadline totaled $4.12 billion. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network on Friday announced that Texas Senate Bill 788, legislation requiring businesses to reconfigure phones to provide direct access to 9-1-1, was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to award $1.6 million in transportation development credits to a program planned for the Harris County freeway system. More
May 22, 2015 -- San Jacinto College today announced that the college has closed on 57 acres at Generation Park. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that tickets for its METRORail Fest Concert on Saturday are no longer available, but that community members can still participate in rallies and ribbon-cutting ceremonies celebrating the opening of two new rail lines during the day. More
May 22, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded an $11,492,530 contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for maintenance dredging of the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and extended entrance channel, as well as the Houston Ship Channel between Bolivar Road and Redfish Island. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday urged drivers to exercise caution and obey traffic laws while traveling during the holidays, as flooding continues to be a concern in the state with more storms forecast for the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 22, 2015 -- Texas State University System Board of Regents on Thursday approved the purchase of O. Henry Hall in Austin from the University of Texas System. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Sixth Annual National Maritime Day Commemoration Ceremony took place Thursday at Pier 21 in Galveston. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Houston Police Department today reported that Marcus Murphy has been arrested on murder charges in connection with the February 25 fatal stabbing of a woman found at 13503 Northborough. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department today issued a statement on the death of firefighter Richard Deluna, who was found dead along with this girlfriend, Caroline Minjares, at their home. More
May 22, 2015 -- Houston police are investigating Thursday's fatal stabbing of a woman and apparent suicide of a man found at 16630 Lake Prince Lane. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state has added an estimated 287,000 jobs during the past year. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office on Thursday announced that a grand jury determined no action be taken after completing an investigation of the December 26 officer-involved shooting of Carlton Smith, Jr. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday received a presentation of the district's FY2016 Budget. More
May 22, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Memorial Day activities, including Carnival fun, Latin American style in Houston; a festival celebrating Galveston Bay in Kemah; and fireworks in The Woodlands. More
May 21, 2015 -- Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday announced a $3.8 billion tax relief package for Texas businesses and homeowners. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner reports that he tried and failed to include in House Bill 1 a ban on the use of state taxpayer dollars to support the construction of a high-speed railway in Texas. More
May 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman John Culberson announced that the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a fiscal year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science funding bill crafted under his leadership. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement following the Texas Senate's passage of Senate Bill 531 to third reading. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday issued a statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 2065, which intends to protect religious liberty. More
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