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News of Business in Southeast Texas

January 31, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce reports that the United Steelworkers Union has issued a strike notice at the ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery. More
January 30, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued an alert to businesses in the area regarding bogus emails sent by scammers posing as being from the bureau. More
Port of Texas City Scholes Airport
January 30, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to create a disadvantaged business assistance program to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. More
January 30, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business on Thursday issued a recommendation that the state appropriate $20 million to fund the education of additional Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. More
January 30, 2015 -- Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union on Thursday announced that it has expanded to serve eight counties. More
January 29, 2015 -- Six students from the Stephen F. Austin School for Maritime Studies spent Tuesday morning interacting with G & H Towing Company’s crew aboard one of the newest and most technologically advanced harbor tugs on the Houston Ship Channel. More
January 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced a proposal to eliminate the Emerging Technology Fund and use the fund's unexpended balance to establish the Governor's University Research Initiative. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced plans to build a new training center at George Bush Intercontinental Airport to enhance the skillset of employees working on airport system-designated construction projects. More
January 28, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that legislation he co-sponsored to expedite approval of Liquefied Natural Gas export projects has been approved by the House of Representatives. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the transfer of approximately 5.2 acres of property, known as Calcasieu Point Boat Launch Park, to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. More
January 27, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to enter into a 30-year lease agreement with the Houston Maritime Museum for property near the M/V Sam Houston. More
January 27, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority had a tremendous year in 2014, setting records for both steel and container cargo, Executive Director Roger Guenther announced Tuesday. More
January 27, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Houston airports posted record-setting passenger traffic numbers for 2014. More
January 26, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the "Top 10 Scams" of 2014. More
January 26, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously, with Eddie Walsh absent, to urge the Texas delegation in Congress to support reauthorization of the Export Bank of the United States. More
January 26, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a resolution to provide a partial assignment of the OCI N.V. tax abatement agreement to Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. More
January 23, 2015 -- United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the Port of Houston on Friday. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that December marked the 51st straight month of employment growth in Texas, with 45,700 jobs added during the month, bringing a total of 457,900 jobs added in 2014. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host motivational speaker Mike Hawkins as speaker for the chamber's quarterly membership lunch on January 29. More
January 22, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas reported that total energy use in 2014 increased by 2.5 percent from 2013. More
January 22, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today reminded residents that a public meeting will be held tonight at Space Center Houston concerning a proposal to establish a spaceport at Ellington Airport. More
January 21, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who will tour the Louis Dreyfus Commodities Grain Elevator and deliver remarks on the value of agricultural trade. More
January 20, 2015 -- University of Houston today announced that the university has been selected to lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues that is being established through funds resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
January 19, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the officers of its board of directors for 2015, including Shawn Hanley, who was elected board chair. More
January 19, 2015 -- AT&T on Friday announced that it has closed on its acquisition of Mexican wireless provider Iusacell. More
January 19, 2015 -- College of the Mainland's Gulf Coast Safety Institute will offer no-cost incident command system classes on Thursday. More
January 19, 2015 -- Sea Star Line today announced that it will launch its new weekly barge service from Jacksonville, Florida to Puerto Rico on Thursday. More
January 19, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann's Convenient Care Center in Pearland recently hosted a tour from the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. More
January 18, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership presented the Quasar Award to Dr. William Merrell and installed Vic Pierson as 2015 chair at its annual banquet on Friday. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today released new how-to videos for sales tax filers. More
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