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In the photos: Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther announced that cargo at port facilities continued the positive trend for the year and the outlook continues to be good through the remainder of 2014, More


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Nov 4 Election

October 30, 2014 -- Early voting for the November 4 General Election ends on Friday, with polling locations open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the last opportunity to vote early in the election. More
October 30, 2014 -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States today announced it has guaranteed a $21 million revolving loan facility by Cadence Bank to Jyoti Americas, LLC for the export of lattice transmission towers being built in Conroe, Texas. More
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October 30, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook has announced polling locations and hours for the city's November 4 bond election. More w/Video
October 30, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Willie “Bae” Lewis opposed, to extend the city's contract with Strategic Government Resources, the search firm assisting the city with providing candidates for a new city manager. More
October 30, 2014 -- Mercy Ships founder Don Stephens recently received the Daily Point of Light Award from Points of Light, an organization dedicated to volunteer services. More
October 29, 2014 -- Director General Yukiya Amano of the Vienna, Austria-based International Atomic Energy Agency visited Texas A&M this week, where he met with a host of top officials and received on-site briefings at an array of nuclear and related facilities for both power and applications. More
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October 29, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced on Wednesday that in its first year of implementation, the Capital Murder Project Court has reduced the number of older capital murder cases awaiting resolution. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension Service has been awarded a “Programs to Reduce Obesity in High-Obesity Areas” grant to support national efforts by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. More
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October 29, 2014 -- Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. on Wednesday announced that its subsidiary, FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, has entered into definitive agreements for the debt financing of approximately $3.85 billion of capital required for the development of Freeport LNG’s first train facility at its proposed natural gas liquefaction and LNG loading facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas. More
October 29, 2014 -- Trey Apffel, founder and owner of Apffel Law Firm in League City and president of the State Bar of Texas, wrote a column discussing the State Bar's efforts to assist military veterans. More
October 29, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today applauded Houston Mayor Annise Parker's announcement that the city will withdraw subpoenas of five local pastors. More
October 29, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Stephen Holmes opposed, to enter into an engagement letter with Allison, Bass & Magee, LLP for professional services to represent the county in litigation submitted by the County Legal Department on behalf of the commissioners court. More
October 29, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to hire Interim City Manager Brian Maxwell as its next permanent city manager. More
October 29, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today welcomed a nurse on her return from Texas after working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. More
October 29, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to submit a Continuation Grant Application to the Merck Company Foundation for the Expanded Linkage to Care Initiative. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office today reported that Sheriff's Deputy Jesse Valdez, III died this morning after a vehicle struck his patrol car head-on while traveling on East Wallisville Road. More
October 29, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today directed the city's legal department to withdraw subpoenas filed against five local pastors for copies communications they made regarding the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. More
October 29, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Bryan Frazier as director of the Brazoria County Parks Department. More
October 29, 2014 -- Sugar Land City council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a lease estoppel, consent and agreement with BZMZ Interests, Ltd, Robert S. Zlotnik, Marcie C. Zlotnik, SL Baseball, LLC and Opening Day Partners, LLC. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an updated interlocal agreement with the City of Galveston for the transfer of responsibilities for Seawall paid parking, the West End Beach Access Points, the East End Lagoon, and Hotel Occupancy Tax Collection to the park board. More
October 29, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an employee insurance benefit program to take effect January 1 and continue through September 30, 2015. More
October 29, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to open a transaction account with Capital One, National Association and designating Mayor Julie Masters, City Administrator Julie Robinson and Administrative Services Manager Jessica Rogers as authorized representatives for the account. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to have all fees for permits collected at City Hall, instead of the Hitchcock Police Department. More
October 29, 2014 -- Executive Director Roger Guenther announced at Monday's meeting of the Port of Houston Authority that September cargo at port facilities continued the positive trend for the year and the outlook continues to be good through the remainder of 2014, More
October 29, 2014 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a 1.35 percent service rate increase for residential trash pick-up by Republic Services/Allied Waste Services. More
October 28, 2014 -- The University of Houston and the University of Houston Alumni Association will host the inaugural Cougar 100 Luncheon on November 6 at 11:30 a.m. More
October 28, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has begun construction to complete the first phase of a new stormwater detention basin on Langham Creek in the Addicks Reservoir watershed, designed to anchor a regional drainage infrastructure plan for a fast-developing area of northwest Harris County. More
October 28, 2014 -- The Honorable Stéphane Dujarric - spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon - recently addressed students and community members on global citizenship and world affairs at the University of Houston-Downtown. More
October 28, 2014 -- Lone Star College will be hosting a Professional Careers and Administrative Services Career Fair on November 5. More
October 28, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed five members to the Texas Forensic Science Commission. The commission oversees professional conduct in forensic laboratories and facilities in Texas. More
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