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August 22, 2014 -- The United States Department of Energy reported that Texas continues to lead the nation in cumulative wind power capacity. More
August 22, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl E. Johnson recently reflected on the changes that occurred at the tax office under her decade-long watch. More
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August 22, 2014 -- The City of Missouri City will again partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to accept unwanted medication free of charge as part of Drug "Take Back" Day on September 27. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Santa Fe Police Department and the Santa Fe Municipal Court will be moving to their new facilities located at 3650 FM 646 N starting Monday. More
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August 22, 2014 -- Former astronaut Steven R. Nagel has passed away at the age of 67. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt a the Drought Contingency Plan. More
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August 22, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised that the mainlanes of Interstate Highway 45 North Freeway northbound from Canino to West Gulf Bank will be closed beginning tonight for the construction of new connector lamps. More
August 22, 2014 -- The American Red Cross Beaumont and Orange County Chapter has named Chester R. Jourdan, Jr. as the chapter's new executive director. More
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August 22, 2014 -- Lynda Guidry shares her thoughts on the passing of Victor Lang. More
August 22, 2014 -- Galveston Independent School District will host a celebration on Wednesday for the re-opening of Burnet Elementary. More
August 22, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1, with Stephen Mosely opposed, to extend a contract with Strategic Government Resources related to search services for the city manager position. More
August 22, 2014 -- Victor Lang was one of those guys of whom I like to say about, “they broke the mold and then they made Victor". More
August 22, 2014 -- Galveston City Council, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted unanimously to propose a tax rate of $0.597084 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
August 21, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proposed a new pension plan for incoming fire cadets. More
August 21, 2014 -- The University of Houston-Downtown recently launched the UHD College of Business Career Development Center with assistance from Walmart. More
August 21, 2014 -- The Alliance Fencing Academy recently hosted seventy world class fencers who were in Houston for the Alliance International Fencing Camp. More
August 21, 2014 -- Keller Williams Realty announced that Cindy Hamann has joined its The Woodlands operation as the new chief executive officer/team leader. More
August 21, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital reports that it is among the first to offer a drug-eluting stent in the treatment of peripheral artery disease. More
August 21, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a new partnership to provide a new level of specialized breast screening at a network of community breast care centers in the greater Houston area. More
August 21, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Police Department seeks the public's assistance in locating an 18-year-old robbery and theft suspect. More
August 21, 2014 -- A multi-partner coalition including the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has announced the purchase of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas coast in Calhoun County. More w/Video
August 21, 2014 -- A diverse group of stakeholders, including commercial and recreational fishermen, state and federal fisheries enforcers, and elected officials, met on August 18 at Texas A&M University at Galveston for a summit on how best to stop illegal fishing in United States waters by foreign vessels. More
August 21, 2014 -- The University of Texas System Board of Regents today formally approved the appointment of Admiral William H. McRaven as chancellor of the UT-System. More
August 21, 2014 -- Friday is the last day for early voting in the August 26 Galveston Independent School District Tax Ratification Election. More
August 21, 2014 -- The Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo commissioned a survey regarding the ultimate fate of the NRG Astrodome which shows that the vast majority of Harris County adults are keenly aware of the issues surrounding the future of the NRG Astrodome; and there appears to be virtually no change in the public's position on spending public money to repurpose the NRG Astrodome. More
August 21, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has filed a lawsuit seeking to force a northwest Houston game room to follow county regulations or shut down. More
August 21, 2014 -- League City City Council, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted 4-2, with Dennis OKeeffe and Joanna Dawson opposed, to reinstate a policy to allow council members to attend meetings, including regular, special meetings and work sessions, through videoconference calls. More
August 21, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted 3-2, with Jeff Tave and Carolyn Stanley opposed, on a motion to grant a variance request for use of the Event Room at no cost by the Bay Area Charter Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization. More
August 21, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to suspend portions of a local policy of the district for the 2014-2015 school year that had required students in grades 5 and 8 to meet the passing standards on the reading and mathematics sections of state standardized tests before being promoted to the next grade. More
August 21, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to award a $3,958,443 contract to SER Construction Partners, LLC for the 23rd Street Paving, Drainage, Water and Sewer Improvement Project. More
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