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News of Business in Southeast Texas

September 16, 2014 -- The Houston History Association will host the fourth annual Houston History Conference, entitled "Houston: Born on the Bayou, Built on the Port", on October 11, coinciding with the citywide Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel. More
September 16, 2014 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises, LLC, have agreed to pay $4,470,764 in overtime back wages to 2,677 current and former chemical and refinery employees as a result of investigations into violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. More
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September 16, 2014 -- Belmont Village Senior Living will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday for its new community on Woodway Drive in Houston. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host Roy Watson, workforce development director with Chevron Phillips, on October 8 to discuss Texas House Bill 5, an education bill that took effect in 2013. More
September 15, 2014 -- San Jacinto College will host a career fair on October 1 at the Slovacek Student Center at the college's North Campus. More
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September 15, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued a warning for schools and school districts regarding scams involving fake invoices for educational supplies. More
September 15, 2014 -- Executive Service Corps of Houston will host Greater Houston Partnership Chair Paul Hobby to deliver the keynote address at the Leading Edge Luncheon on Tuesday. More
September 14, 2014 -- Representative Gene Green last week led a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Appropriations Committee Chair Hal Rogers, and Ranking Member Nita Lowey requesting increased funding levels for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program harbor maintenance funding in the House Continuing Resolution. More
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September 12, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday announced that it has extended its contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to provide support to the Human Health and Performance Directorate at the Johnson Space Center. More
September 12, 2014 -- The World Affairs Council of Houston on Thursday hosted a program on Ports and Prosperity featuring a speech by Seth Cropsey, director of the Center for American Seapower at the Hudson Institute. More
September 10, 2014 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District has been awarded a $10 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation for a project to expand the port's bulk terminal. More
September 10, 2014 -- United States Senator David Vitter today announced that the United States Department of Transportation is awarding more than $12 million in national infrastructure investments throughout Louisiana. More
September 10, 2014 -- United States Senator Mary Landrieu on Tuesday announced that the United States Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million grant to the Port of Lake Charles. More
September 10, 2014 -- Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr. on Tuesday announced issued a statement in response a $10 million United States Department of Transportation grant for funding of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Project. More
September 10, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that the state's sales tax revenues for August totaled $2.57 billion, an increase of 7.5 percent compared to August 2013. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Orange County Navigation and Port District on Monday voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement request from Temple-Inland, Inc., a business of International Paper, to facilitate a four-stage, $80 million, improvement project. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Beaumont Chamber Foundation will host its BBQ Cook-Off Festival on September 13 at the Downtown Event Centre. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau today warned senior citizens to be aware of the "Grandparent Scam", in which callers posing as grandchildren of the victim in attempts to have money wired to them. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Highway 36A Coalition reports that it now has the support of 14 cities, counties and economic development groups throughout Waller, Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties. More
September 05, 2014 -- Provost Umprhey Law Firm in Beaumont today announced that nine of the firm's lawyers have selected for the 2014 "Texas Super Lawyers" List. More
September 05, 2014 -- Leaders from the petrochemical, maritime, logistics and transportation industries participated in the fifth annual Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Petrochemical & Maritime Outlook Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center on Thursday. More
September 03, 2014 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that an agreement has been approved to support expansion plans of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. headquarters in the city, which will result in 530 new jobs during a 10-year period. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for the fall and preliminary outlook for the winter, noting that the state should have sufficient electricity available for demand during both seasons. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the 10th Annual Fort Bend Regional Infrastructure Conference on September 11 at the Rosenberg Civic Center. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region will host its Petrochemical and Maritime Outlook Conference on September 4 at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to levy a tax rate of $0.00253 per $100 valuation. More
August 28, 2014 -- Representatives from several well-known industrial companies participated in a “Reverse Trade Show” where their procurement or maintenance managers were available to answer questions and visit with attendees on "How to do Business" with their company. More
August 28, 2014 -- Travis County District Court Judge John Dietz today issued a ruling declaring the Texas school finance system as unconstitutional. More
August 26, 2014 -- Union Pacific Railroad has begun construction on a multi-million dollar project that will extend a second rail line through Sugar Land, Stafford and Missouri City, Texas, as part of an overall plan to improve train operating efficiency. More
August 26, 2014 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther had another positive report on selected financial and operational matters for the PHA Commission today. More
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