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October 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today considered, then voted unanimously to defer until next month, a proposed change in the organization’s 401K policy to accommodate same sex marriages. More
October 21, 2014 -- Freeport LNG and Port Freeport today announced the start of work on a project designed to widen the Port Freeport harbor channel. More
October 20, 2014 -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi reports that the first of four new “Sentinels of the Coast” data collection stations has been installed in the water at Surfside. More
October 17, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the November 4 General Election, with federal, state, county and local races on the ballots in the Texas Gulf Coast region. More
October 16, 2014 -- Alvin Community College today announced that KACC 89.7 FM, the college's radio station, has been named the best station in the Houston area by the Houston Press. More
October 15, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing a proposal by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and United States Army Corps of Engineers to expand the definition of “Waters of the United States” to provide jurisdictional authority of the federal Clean Water Act. More
October 14, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello and Isaac Ramirez, chief transportation planner for the Houston-Galveston Area Council provided an overview of the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan in a video program hosted by H-GAC Director of Transportation Alan Clark. More w/Video
October 14, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 3-2, with Scott Sherman and Gary Moore opposed, to approve, on final reading, an ordinance to rezone approximately 48.5 acres of land at the southwest corner of Spectrum Boulevard and State Highway 288 from the Waterlights Planned Development District to the Ivy Planned Development District. More
October 10, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett had scheduled a meeting of the six county Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District for Thursday afternoon in the Harris County Commissioners Courtroom, in order to hear a presentation to provide details about the GCCPRD Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
October 03, 2014 -- Monday is the final day to register to vote in the November 4 General Election, which includes a United States Senate seat, Texas Governor, county judge races and local city, school board positions and bond and charter propositions. More
October 03, 2014 -- Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region and Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted the Mobility Matters Symposium on Thursday. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday heard a presentation from Alvin city officials regarding the city's master plan for economic development. More
September 29, 2014 -- Alvin Community College's Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography program will host the Pediatric and Fetal Echocardiography Symposium on October 10-11. More
September 24, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept an offer of $271,000 for the purchase of the former tax office property located at the corner of County Road 281 and State Highway 35 in Alvin. More
September 23, 2014 -- Pearland City Council voted unanimously to adopt, on first reading, the city’s FY2015 Budget, which includes projected operating costs of $166,250,407, and capital improvement projects totaling $60,750,139. More
September 19, 2014 -- Alan Clark, director of Houston-Galveston Area Council’s metropolitan planning organization, on Thursday presented an overview of the 2040 regional transportation plan to the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to accept the final Long Term Water Supply Strategies Report prepared by Freese and Nichols that included an option to re-use effluent water from one or both of the City of Houston Southwest and Almeda wastewater treatment plants. More
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 -- Alvin Community College will launch ACCents, its new weekly radio show highlighting the programs, students and faculty at the college, on Thursday on KACC 89.7 FM. More
September 14, 2014 -- The Alvin Police Department recently joined with Alvin Independent School District Police Department, Alvin Community College Police Department, and Brazoria County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol to host the first Parent Awareness Night event. More
September 12, 2014 -- Alvin Community College today announced the line-up for its 2014-2015 drama season. More
September 10, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office will host its Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup event on September 27. More
September 10, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the county’s FY2015 Budget. More
September 09, 2014 -- Texas Transportation Commission has approved roadway improvements in the Greater Houston area, construction projects in Brazoria and Galveston Counties, a road widening project on Interstate 69/United States Highway 59 in Fort Bend County and four projects in Montgomery County worth approximately $30 million. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Highway 36A Coalition reports that it now has the support of 14 cities, counties and economic development groups throughout Waller, Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties. More
September 05, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday announced that it has contracted with a salvage company to remove a derelict fishing vessel that went aground 20 miles south of Freeport, Texas. More w/Video
September 04, 2014 -- Alvin Community College has started work to repair the bridge over the pond at the Nolan Ryan Center. More
September 04, 2014 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents last week voted 5-1, with James DeWitt opposed, to adopt a property tax rate of $0.204 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
August 28, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to propose a property tax rate of $0.498520 per $100 valuation for the 2014 tax year. More
August 27, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady today announced that his office will participate in a "No-Refusal" enforcement initiative against drunk driving for the Labor Day holiday weekend. More
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