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News of Business in Southeast Texas

December 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday helped announce the acquisition of Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC by FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corp. More
December 18, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a project to repair the pilings and pier deck in the Pier 19 area of the port. More
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December 18, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today announced that more than $1.8 million in supplemental environmental projects will take place in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico as part of settlement agreements with companies charged with violating environmental laws. More
December 18, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today announced that FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies USA, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Kalon Biotherapeutics, LLC, an organization founded by the A&M System in 2011 to manufacture biopharmaceutical products. More
December 18, 2014 -- Luminant on Wednesday announced that the company has finalized an agreement with the Sierra Club to resolve lawsuits from the organization. More
December 17, 2014 -- SpaceX will attempt a precision landing of the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform during the next launch of the Dragon spacecraft. More w/Video
December 16, 2014 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther today reported to the port commission that it has been a banner year for the port authority. More
December 16, 2014 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association held its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 15, 2014 -- Sugar Land Regional Airport Assistant Director of Aviation Beth Rosenbaum was recently included on Airport Business Magazine's "Top 40 under 40" list. More
December 15, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the FY2014 Annual Audit Report. More
December 15, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the city's partnership with Comcast in the launch of "EveryBlock", a "hyper-local" free online service and mobile app to provide a personalized news feed to users. More
December 15, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned of a "high tech" version of a check cashing scheme involving scammers using mobile bank apps to deposit fake checks into a victim's account then withdraw the funds before the fake checks are caught by the bank. More
December 13, 2014 -- Economic Alliance Houston Port Region held its annual Holiday Party on Thursday. More
December 13, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership held its annual Holiday Party on Thursday. More
December 12, 2014 -- BP recently presented the Galveston County Economic Alliance with a $20,000 donation to support the alliance's efforts to generate economic development. More
December 12, 2014 -- The United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation on Thursday announced that the foundation's Institute for Organization Management program has selected Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola to serve as a faculty member in 2015. More
December 12, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that Carolyn Campbell has joined the corporation as director of communications. More
December 12, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership released its annual Houston Employment Forecast at the Houston Region Economic Outlook event on Thursday. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the average unemployment insurance tax rate for all employers will be decreased for 2015. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston today hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the expansion of Cruise Terminal No. 2. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Japan airline ANA is planning to offer non-stop air service between Tokyo and Houston in the spring of 2015. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Wednesday approved penalties and orders totaling $477,898, including a $126,560 fine against a Pasadena company for air quality violations. More
December 11, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently named Dr. Brian Brendel as its 2014 Physician of the Year. More
December 11, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced that it has awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality $2,506,000 in funding to prevent and respond to petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks. More
December 10, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation has announced that the George R. Brown Convention Center is the only convention center in the world to offer access to digital money. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is inviting local groups to participate in the 24th Annual Christmas Parade. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Ocean Energy Safety Institute has hired Paul Robinson as the institute's program manager. More
December 10, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that the Federal Register has published its notice of a proposed amendment to its regulation of cruise ship terminal security. More
December 10, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in November totaled $2.66 billion, an increase of 10.7 percent compared to November 2013. More
December 09, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will recognize ten of its members at its Annual Awards Luncheon on January 9, 2015, at Cindy's in Richmond. More
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