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Brazoria County

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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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
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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
August 05, 2014 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents recently voted to schedule public hearings for August 11 and 14 regarding the college's proposed tax rate of $0.204 per $100 valuation. More
August 01, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Joe Deshotel, who are co-chairs of the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System, will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4 at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
July 30, 2014 -- Alvin Community College's Community Band recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with an Independence Day concert. More
July 29, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $4,415,202 contract to Freese Nichols, Inc. for the design of the McHard Road Extension Project. More
July 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council for the Houston-Galveston Transportation Management Area on Friday voted unanimously to amend the 2013-2015 Transportation Improvement Plan and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan update; and also heard a proposal to include the City of Galveston’s on-street bicycle network in the TIP at next month's meeting. More
July 23, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced that two new 100-foot gauge container cranes have arrived for installation at the port. More
July 23, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution stating that it is “not in the best interest of the public” to house illegal alien minors in Brazoria County. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize the submission of a voluntary “Path Forward” to the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of very small particles found in the air, including dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Highway 36A Coalition on Monday announced that the city of Prairie View recently joined the coalition. More
July 15, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Catherine Samaan as an associate judge in the Municipal Court. More
July 11, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on art gallery shows and music and dance events this weekend in the Gulf Coast region, including ArtHouston, a 12-gallery art walk in Houston and ArtWalk in downtown Galveston. More
July 09, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding between the county and Habitat for Horses, Inc. to coordinate animal rescue services during a disaster, including “rescue, transportation, documentation and identification of abandoned stray or stranded equines from areas affected by a disaster”. More
July 02, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $800,000 to the Houston-Galveston Area Council to reduce emissions from non-road equipment and marine vessels. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents reviewed the proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year during the meeting on June 26. More
June 29, 2014 -- The Houston-Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to submit its Voluntary Fine Particulate Advance Plan to the Environmental Protection Agency. More
June 28, 2014 -- Guidry News Service covered todays runoff election between Cal Jones and Tiffany L. Hamilton for Port Arthur City Council. More
June 27, 2014 -- Alvin Community College, working with Workforce Solutions, has launched the Access Granted program, which provides free job training for those interested in the pipefitting and welding fields. More
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