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In the photos: Galveston City Council voted unanimously to hire Interim City Manager Brian Maxwell as its next permanent city manager. More

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October 31, 2014 -- Galveston City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to hear a presentation regarding the proposed decommissioning of the MH1-A Sturgis, a barge which formerly housed a nuclear power plant, in Galveston. More
October 31, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its seasonal assessment of resource adequacy report, with forecasts showing the region will have sufficient electric supplies during the winter, though unusually severe conditions could result in "tight" reserves. More
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October 31, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on a variety of Halloween and other fall activities around the Gulf Coast region including trick-or-treating locations, scarecrow displays and hayrides and how other cultures remember their ancestors. More
October 31, 2014 -- Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton, in their continuing series on coastal issues, reports that the recent rain has not ended worries over water supply. More
October 30, 2014 -- Moody Gardens will kick off the 2014 holiday season on November 15 with a special performance by Tom Kenny, the voice actor behind Spongebob Squarepants, and his band the Hi-Seas. More
October 30, 2014 -- Greg Abbott, Texas Attorney General and Republican candidate for Texas governor, has received endorsements from local and county law enforcement associations across the state. More
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October 30, 2014 -- The Center for Public Deliberation at the University of Houston-Downtown recently hosted an interactive forum for more than 150 Houston-area leaders, legislators, students, faculty and community members to discuss various solutions to the nation’s current immigration reform debate. More
October 30, 2014 -- The University of Houston-Clear Lake invites the public to its Veterans Day Celebration at the school's Liberty Park on November 11 at 10:30 a.m. More
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October 30, 2014 -- Houston police reported on Thursday that a man who was arrested in a 2012 fatal stabbing at 5400 Telephone Road has been charged with murder in the 178th State District Court. More
October 30, 2014 -- Freeport LNG Development, L.P. on Thursday announced that it has donated $1 million to the Brazosport College Foundation for workforce training. More
October 30, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today announced that the refunding of two bonds has resulted in a gross savings of $2.75 million over 15 years. More
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
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
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
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
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