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Brazoria County

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
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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 -- 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
August 26, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the sale of property to the Harris County Toll Road Authority for a total of $1,371,356, which the county intends to use for additional detention capacity to mitigate the drainage impacts of expanding the Sam Houston Tollway. More
August 23, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday approved funding for three Houston projects and Galveston’s On-Street Bicycle Network; and held a spirited discussion about a request to include Galveston County’s Victory Lakes Park & Ride service to the Transportation Improvement Program which will be considered at next month's meeting. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt a the Drought Contingency Plan. More
August 20, 2014 -- Dannielle Meyer, coalition coordinator for the Brazoria County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Counci on Drugs and Alcohol, has submitted a guest column regarding the Parent Awareness Night event, which will be held September 3 at the Nolan Ryan Center in Alvin. More
August 19, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Director today voted unanimously to approve mid-year revisions to the H-GAC 2014 Budget. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday hosted a presentation on a proposal by Texas A&M University at Galveston for a coastal spine system of storm surge barriers to protect Galveston Bay. More
August 14, 2014 -- Pearland City Council, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted 4-1, with Scott Sherman opposed, to propose a property tax rate of $0.7121 per $100 valuation, a 5.62 percent increase above the effective tax rate. More
August 13, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt an order authorizing the issuance of solid waste disposal revenue bonds by the Mission Economic Corporation to finance a waste-to-energy conversion facility by Fair Energy Operations, LLC. More
August 12, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $4,162,000 contract with CDM Smith, Inc. for professional services associated with the Far Northwest Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Project. More
August 09, 2014 -- The Texas Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association met in Galveston on Friday. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems on Monday held a public hearing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
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