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News of Business in Southeast Texas

May 23, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn applauded Friday's passage of Trade Promotion Authority legislation by the Senate on Friday. More
May 22, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded an $11,492,530 contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for maintenance dredging of the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and extended entrance channel, as well as the Houston Ship Channel between Bolivar Road and Redfish Island. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state has added an estimated 287,000 jobs during the past year. More
May 21, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Volunteer & Member Recognition Luncheon, and presented the chamber's ATHENA Award to Ivy Pate, regional vice president of CHRISTUS Health of Southeast Texas. More
May 20, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that an energy package by the House Energy and Commerce Committee includes a framework for a process to quickly approve cross-border pipelines between the United States, Canada and Mexico, while specifically excluding the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. More
May 20, 2015 -- Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough was the featured speaker at today’s meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Galveston. More
May 20, 2015 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a contract to Javeler Marine Services to conduct a Hydrographic Survey of the port’s expansion property off of Alabama Street past George Street Complex around to the Pier Road Terminal. More
May 19, 2015 -- More than 20 members of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate regional priorities. More
May 19, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to issue a request for proposals for strategic marketing and creative design services in connection with the Strategic Plan recently approved by the port commission, which Port Director Roger Guenther said is necessary for the port’s continued growth. More
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May 18, 2015 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau recently received two awards from the American Marketing Association. More
May 18, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to reappoint C.A. “Pete” Shelton as president of the board. More
May 18, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to be aware of various scams aimed at military personnel. More
May 18, 2015 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today announced that Traci Koenig has been selected as the alliance's new marketing and communications manager. More
May 17, 2015 -- The Galveston Seafarers Center’s 8th Annual Gala & Auction on Saturday honored the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
May 16, 2015 -- The Houston Tomorrow Board of Directors has announced that Jay Blazek Crossley is the new executive director, replacing his father David Crossley. More
May 14, 2015 -- Economic Alliance Houston Port Region recently became the newest member of the Dream It. Do It. network representing Dream It. Do It. Southeast Texas. More
May 14, 2015 -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced that it fined Clean Harbors Deer Park, LLC in La Porte for violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. More
May 14, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for AG|CM in Houston. More
May 14, 2015 -- Barrios Technology on Wednesday announced that it has been awarded a contract by The Boeing Company to provide services to support the Crew Space Transportation System and Crew Space Transportation - 100 spacecraft. More
May 14, 2015 -- Humana, Inc. on Wednesday announced that Melanie Toniazzo has been promoted to market vice president for the company's employer group in Houston. More
May 13, 2015 -- Port Freeport today announced the winners of its 15th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament. More
May 13, 2015 -- Barrios Technology President and CEO Sandy Johnson was recently named recipient of the Robert W. Kneebone Volunteer of the Year Award by the United Way of Greater Houston. More
May 13, 2015 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday entered into an alliance with Houston-area industry and safety organizations to protect workers from exposure to fall hazards in the construction industries. More
May 12, 2015 -- The United States Department of Energy on Tuesday issued authorization for the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the United States. More
May 11, 2015 -- The Katy Area Economic Development Council on Monday announced that Katy is well positioned due to strong economic diversification to thrive as the oil industry continues to contract. More w/ Video
May 11, 2015 -- Bill McCoy, president of the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, has posted comments on the death of Ike Akbari, a respected local businessman. More
May 11, 2015 -- The Offshore Technology Conference on Friday debuted its new event, d5: The Next Big Thing, a discussion of technologies to help "foster new ideas about the next big thing" for the offshore energy industry. More
May 11, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert involving individuals misrepresenting themselves as being affiliated with a church fundraiser through the sale of restaurant gift cards. More
May 11, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a report authored at the university cites problems in annual performance reviews of employees. More
May 11, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that United Airlines is breaking ground on the airline's new Terminal C North concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
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