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News of Business in Southeast Texas

July 28, 2014 -- The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $12 million civic penalty against Southwest Airlines for alleged failures in complying with regulations in three separate enforcement cases related to repairs on jetliners operated by the company. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $1,063,855 contract to APC Construction, LLC for maintenance dredging of the docks and wharves of the port. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on October 23 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
July 26, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority reports that dredging has started on the first of two improvement projects to deepen the port authority's container terminal channels from 40 feet to 45 feet, matching the depth of the Houston Ship Channel. More
July 25, 2014 -- Chambers representing Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Galveston, La Marque, Port Aransas, Port Arthur, Portland and Texas City met in Corpus Christi today to address sustainable funding for Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
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July 25, 2014 -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Gulf Coast held its fourth annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake Kick Off Party at the Moody Mansion on Wednesday. More
July 25, 2014 -- Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced that Captain Stuart Miller has rejoined its TITAN Salvage operations team as salvage master. More
July 25, 2014 -- Clyde Fitzgerald, a member of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, was elected to a fourth term as president of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District of the International Longshoreman's Association at the organization's convention in Savannah, Georgia this week. More
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July 24, 2014 -- Galveston City Council this afternoon voted to make appointments to the Galveston Park Board of Trustees; the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Galveston Port Facilities Corporation; and the Galveston Industrial Development Corporation. More
July 24, 2014 -- Sierra Nevada Corporation on Wednesday announced that it has formed a partnership with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency for expansion of its "Dream Chaser" Space System. More
July 24, 2014 -- SpaceX on Wednesday announced that it recently performed a "soft landing" over water of its Falcon 9 rocket's first stage, a step toward landing the rockets after launch of their payloads for re-use in future missions. More w/Video
July 23, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded 14 grants totaling almost $1 million to Texas universities and community colleges for summer youth camps focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. 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 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today issued a report regarding the Texas Workforce, and proposed steps to ensure continued prosperity. More
July 22, 2014 -- Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment Corporation today officially announced that it is exploring plans to construct a large methanol production and export facility at Shoal Point in Texas City. More
July 21, 2014 -- Lone Star College today issued a reminder that August 1 is the deadline to submit nominations for the Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center Advisory Council's 28th Annual Small Business of the Year awards. More
July 21, 2014 -- The Texas City Small Business Fair, an event launching Texas City Small Business Week, will take place on August 4 at College of the Mainland. More
July 21, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued an alert regarding a scam involving a fake shipping company offering "work from home" opportunities to ship goods overseas. More
July 18, 2014 -- Thirteen area teachers spent a week with local aerospace companies for the 2014 Aerospace Teacher Externship. More
July 18, 2014 -- Barrios Technology employees recently received corporate performance awards for their support of NASA's Johnson Space Center and the International Space Station program. More
July 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $3.9 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund into Omnitracs, LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas. More
July 18, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to award a $557,330 contract to Hugh Patrick Constructors of Texas City for the construction of east levee roadway improvements at the Industrial Reservoir. More
July 18, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 19,100 jobs in June. More
July 17, 2014 -- The Central East Texas Alliance will be hosting an event focusing on workforce development issues in central east Texas on August 26, 2014. More
July 17, 2014 -- DNV GL today announced that it is expanding its Katy office to accommodate all of its Houston area staff in one location. More
July 17, 2014 -- The Texas Bankers Foundation recently presented the 50-Year Banker Award to Richard S. Cardner, executive vice president and chief trust officer for Moody National Bank in Galveston. More
July 16, 2014 -- Barrios Technology flight controller Louis Huerta recently received the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Johnson Space Center's Power of One Award for center impact. More
July 16, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded $4.5 million to Texas A&M University for the new Texas Research-based Adult Instruction Network Professional Development Consortium. More
July 16, 2014 -- The Galveston County Economic Alliance has confirmed that discussions have been underway for a number of months and are still active with a number of entities and potential investors regarding the possible development of a methanol plant on Shoal Point in Texas City. More
July 16, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Monday met in a joint workshop with the Galveston Planning Commission to receive a status report on proposed new land development regulations. More
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