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News of Business in Southeast Texas

May 25, 2016 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award an approximately $577,000 contract to Preferred Electric, Inc. for new electric switchgear for Bulk Terminal-1. More
May 25, 2016 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the inaugural George P. Mitchell Regional Entrepreneurs of the Year awards at an event on June 10. More
May 25, 2016 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that members of his team have been named to the Plaintiff's Steering Committee in an air pollution lawsuit against Volkswagen for manipulating emission controls in its vehicles. More
May 24, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday spoke in support of the Toxic Substance Control Modernization Act. More
May 24, 2016 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Monday voted unanimously to award a $26,196,370 contract to CYMI Industrial, Inc. for construction of Container Yard 6 South at the Bayport Container Terminal. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Monday announced the availability of $1 million in additional funding for the High Demand Job Training Program, which supports collaborations between Workforce Solutions partners and local economic development corporations. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today approved a partnership with the United States Army Corps of Engineers for a cost-shared project that will allow for the beneficial use of clay mined from the Bayport Flare area. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to authorize Port Director Michael Mierzwa to enter into a three-month proof of concept proposal for valet cruise parking. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today hosted Gary Nami, ombudsman for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, to present the Patriot Award to Port Director & CEO Chris Fisher and Deputy Port Director Bill Carpenter. More
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May 23, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised parents to research summer camps before committing to sending their child. More
May 22, 2016 -- Port Freeport Commission Chair Ravi Singhania recently provided testimony to the Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports regarding how the port can benefit from the Panama Canal expansion. More
May 20, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the 31st annual Fort Bend Masters Golf Tournament on June 27. More
May 20, 2016 -- The Port of Galveston hosted its annual National Maritime Day Commemoration Ceremony on Thursday afternoon. The event was moved to the Texas Cruise Terminal I, from the usual location at Pier 21 due to thunder showers, lightning, downtown street flooding and a tornado warning. More
May 19, 2016 -- Verizon and Texas Southern University have announced a partnership focused on exposing middle-school minority boys across Houston to coding, application development, 3D printing, science, technology, engineering and math programs and related career opportunities. More
May 17, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is reminding individuals affected by the April storms in four counties that the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is June 2, 2016. More
May 16, 2016 -- RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring realtor Ivan Arjona was recently honored with his second consecutive Exceptional Performance Builders Award by The Woodlands Development Company. More
May 16, 2016 -- H-E-B on Friday announced statewide winners of the 15th annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. More
May 12, 2016 -- University of Houston will recognize Russell Ybarra, J. Victor Samuels and Glenn T. Lilie with honorary degrees at its commencement ceremony on May 14. More
May 12, 2016 -- University of Houston today announced that Integricote, a nanotechnology company created by the university, has signed a distribution deal for its protective coatings. More
May 12, 2016 -- The American Red Cross today announced that the Anheuser-Busch Foundation has committed $100,000 to support flood relief efforts in the Greater Houston area. More
May 12, 2016 -- The City of Houston on Wednesday formally announced the launch of the "Liftoff Houston!" 2016 Business Plan Competition. More
May 12, 2016 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city received $336,296 in sales tax revenues in May. More
May 12, 2016 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to reappoint Jerry Hughes as president of the board. More
May 11, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Office of the Attorney General Director of Law Enforcement David Maxwell have released statements following the announcement that the 2013 explosion in West, Texas, was caused by an intentionally-set fire. More
May 11, 2016 -- Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas has announced its 2016 Torch Awards winners. More
May 11, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute approximately $768 million in monthly sales tax revenues to local governments. More
May 10, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced Texas is co-leading efforts with the Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, along with nine other states, to ask a United States District Court to halt the U.S. Department of Labor’s plans to impose new rules that would make it more difficult and expensive for small business owners to obtain legal advice. More
May 10, 2016 -- Center for Houston's Future recently hosted its Business/Civic Leadership Forum. More
May 10, 2016 -- Port Freeport today announced the winners of its 16th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the grand opening of Raytheon's CityLine facility in Richardson, Texas. More
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