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News of Business in Southeast Texas

November 24, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will launch the Vivian Rose Hernandez Junior Ambassador Program on December 2. More
November 24, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to submit an initial conceptual business plan for the operation of the Downtown Intermodal Transit Terminal to the City of Galveston. More
November 23, 2015 -- The Port of Galveston on Monday announced that the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves approved a five year agreement with the City of Galveston for cruise terminal shuttle bus services. More
November 23, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will honor Clear Creek Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith with its 2016 Quasar Award for Exceptional Leadership in Economic Development during the organization's 23rd annual Quasar Award Banquet on January 29, 2016. More
November 23, 2015 -- The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded Port Freeport the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 26th consecutive year. More
November 20, 2015 -- Linbeck Group has announced that it has received notice to proceed on phase one of an academic complex at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
November 18, 2015 -- Texas Farmers Bureau has recognized three young farmers and ranchers as finalists in the 2015 Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher competition. More
November 18, 2015 -- Port Freeport recently hosted United States Army Corps of Engineers Brigadier General David C. Hill and the USACE Galveston District's Colonel Richard P. Pannell. More
November 17, 2015 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, in a special meeting held on Tuesday, approved the Fiscal Year 2016 Operating and Capital Budget. More
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November 17, 2015 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association announced that it raised more than $275,000 for local college technical programs through its golf tournament. More
November 16, 2015 -- The Katy Area Economic Development Council announced that Fritz Industries recently opened its news Houston office. More
November 13, 2015 -- The Port of Galveston on Friday welcomed Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise vessel. More
November 13, 2015 -- Port Freeport chief executive officer Glenn Carlson announced his decision to retire to the Commission effective March 15, 2016. More
November 13, 2015 -- The Port Freeport Commission voted unanimously to lower the tax rate from .045 cents to .041304 cents, a decrease by 8.2 percent. More
November 13, 2015 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Rick Fowler, who will discuss the development of the Delta House Floating Production System, on Tuesday for the museum's final industry lecture of the year. More
November 11, 2015 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve a lease of office space at the port's administration building with NorthStar Group Services, Inc. More
November 11, 2015 -- The Houston Downtown District and Downtown Development Authority on Tuesday announced the launch of a capital improvements campaign for the Main Street corridor. More
November 11, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host the inaugural Container Trade Outlook Conference on November 18. More
November 11, 2015 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy will host a conference on Thursday to discuss the risks, opportunities and stakes of Arctic oil and gas development. More
November 11, 2015 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reported that a total of 822 new drilling permits were issued in October, compared to 3,046 issued on October 2014. More
November 10, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to adopt the port's FY2016 operating, renewal and replacement and capital improvement budgets. More
November 09, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced that Peter R. Huntsman has been named to the system's board of directors. More
November 09, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today offered tips for online shoppers to protect themselves from scams while shopping for the holidays. More
November 06, 2015 -- Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola today issued a statement regarding the signing of the Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 into law. More
November 06, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority today commissioned the first of four new Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes at its Barbours Cut Container Terminal. More
November 06, 2015 -- The Consumer Energy Alliance today issued a statement regarding the rejection of a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. More
November 05, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it now offers "Genius" 3D Mammography exams. More
November 04, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he is distributing a total of $731.7 million in sales tax allocations to local governments for November. More
November 04, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for NASA to provide assets and expertise in the development of the new commercial spaceport at Ellington Field. More
November 02, 2015 -- San Jacinto College's North Campus will host several "mini job fairs", featuring industry-specific employers, beginning on Tuesday. More
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