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September 17, 2014 -- Sugar Land City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $1,649,491 contract to Federal Signal Corporation for the implementation of a citywide crime prevention license plate recognition program, consisting of the installation of cameras at 27 locations in the city. More
September 17, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to promote Julie Diaz from the position of interim director of the Parks and Senior Services Department to the position of director. More
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September 16, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding a proposed new rule on carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing stationary sources, specifically electric utility generating units; but the item was worded to express concerns about the federal intrusion. More
September 16, 2014 -- Former Houston Texans wide receiver J.J. Moses recently graced the College of the Mainland's second annual Family Day. More
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September 16, 2014 -- Beaumont Main Street is inviting all canines and their owners to Dogtoberfest 2014 on October 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Park. More
September 16, 2014 -- Texas Parks and Wildlife is observing the one-year anniversary of a law passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature prohibiting the uprooting of seagrass with the propeller of a boat within the coastal waters of Texas. More
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September 16, 2014 -- The World Affairs Council of Houston will host a presentation called "The Rise and Inevitable Fall of ISIS" featuring Bobby Ghosh, managing editor of the international news website Quartz, on October 7 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Houston History Association will host the fourth annual Houston History Conference, entitled "Houston: Born on the Bayou, Built on the Port", on October 11, coinciding with the citywide Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel. More
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September 16, 2014 -- Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have analyzed whether monitors reflect practices used by health care providers. More
September 16, 2014 -- Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar recently visited the San Jacinto College maritime training center to present a $368,173 Skills Development Fund grant for maritime job training. More
September 16, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced the selection of Boeing and SpaceX to carry United States astronauts to and from the International Space Station. More
September 16, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the conditional award of a $727,898 contract to Bruce’s General Construction, Inc. for the construction of the second phase of the city’s Hike & Bike Trail Project. More
September 16, 2014 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises, LLC, have agreed to pay $4,470,764 in overtime back wages to 2,677 current and former chemical and refinery employees as a result of investigations into violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. More
September 16, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced the launch of a new online tool to report animal cruelty, and a new pilot program designed to educate elementary school aged children on how to properly care for their pets. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to award a $305,396 contract to Menade, Inc. for the construction of sanitary sewer improvements along State Highway 6. More
September 16, 2014 -- Missouri City City Council on Monday voted unanimously to publish a notice of intent to issue bonds, in an amount not to exceed $5 million, for the construction of new water system infrastructure. More
September 16, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the city’s FY2015 Budget. More
September 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday has made appointments to the Manufactured Housing Board, the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority. More
September 15, 2014 -- A delegation from the Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America will dedicate the new William A. Lawson Chapel on September 27. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will be offering child safety seat demonstrations in Houston as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week on September 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at its Houston District headquarters at 7600 Washington Avenue. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Rotary Club of Galveston is seeking four applicants for an all-expense paid trip to the southern half of the South Island, New Zealand. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County announced that an 18-year-old male linked to a string of robberies and thefts dating back to June; a few of which occurred along METRORail, is now in police custody. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area has completed distributing new school outfits, hygiene kits, vouchers for shoes, and a positive start to the school year to over 1,600 local children in need. More
September 15, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the transfer of one vehicle from the Port Arthur Independent School District to the Constable Precinct 8 Office for use in the Absent Student Assistance Program. More
September 15, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the recipients of the 2014 Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards. More
September 15, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is searching for a 37-year-old San Antonio man missing from a boat that sank on Sunday offshore of Port Aransas. More
September 14, 2014 -- Galveston Historical Foundation announced on Friday that on September 26, Galveston’s historic St. Joe’s at 2202 Avenue K "will become one of the state’s best concert venues" as musicians Joe Pug and Bo Salling perform in conjunction with the 2014 TWELVE Project. More
September 14, 2014 -- What is billed as the nation’s first anti-bullying policy for school employees was announced on Friday in Houston, an effort initiated by Houston educational support workers, developed collaboratively with school administration and now part of the district’s standards of conduct for all employees. More
September 14, 2014 -- Beaumont has been awarded Bronze Scenic City certification by Scenic Texas. More
September 14, 2014 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw, with the advice and consent of the Texas Public Safety Commission, has named Robert Bodisch as deputy director of Homeland Security and Services, which expands his oversight of homeland security functions to now include the service-oriented divisions of DPS. More
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