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News of Business in Southeast Texas

February 10, 2016 -- The Air & Waste Management Association - Gulf Coast Chapter will host the 19th Annual Hot Air Topics Conference on Thursday in Houston. More
February 10, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority today issued a news release regarding the reappointment of Theldon R. Branch, III to the Port Commission by Houston City Council. More
February 10, 2016 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Ninth Annual Conference "Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit", which will be held on April 14, will be dedicated to former Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas. More
February 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a statement on the state's ranking as the top exporting state in the nation for the 14th consecutive year. More
February 09, 2016 -- Houston First has hired Roger Harris as director of external affairs to expand the local-government corporation’s community outreach. More
February 09, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau has advised residents to be vigilant of romance scams when using social media and online dating sites. More
February 09, 2016 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to order an election for May 7 to elect two positions on the board. More
February 09, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its "State of the Grid" report for 2015. More
February 08, 2016 -- The Community College Petrochemical Initiative will host the "Women in Industry" conference on February 19 in Galveston. More
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February 08, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released drilling permit and completion statistics for January. More
February 08, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that Fiscal Notes, a publication of the office, will discuss the "help and hurdles" Texans can expect when starting a new business. More
February 05, 2016 -- Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel recently presented a letter of thanks from the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region and the League City Chamber of Commerce to Jed Webb of Congressman Randy Weber's office. More
February 05, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced the launch of a workforce development initiative to help students enter the workforce faster. More
February 05, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas on Wednesday assessed $567,834 in fines against operators and businesses for violations of oil and gas and pipeline safety regulations. More
February 05, 2016 -- Space Center Houston today announced that the attraction has a $73 million annual economic impact on the greater Houston area, according to a new economic study. More
February 05, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Governmental Affairs and Infrastructure Committees will host a regional update breakfast with the Texas Department of Transportation on February 24. More
February 05, 2016 -- Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel recently met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to discuss local storm surge protection needs and funding challenges, as part of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region's policy trip. More
February 05, 2016 -- VisitHouston on Wednesday announced that Pamela Summers has been hired as director of tourism partnerships. More
February 04, 2016 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that passenger totals at Houston's airports surpassed 55 million in 2015, setting a new record. More
February 04, 2016 -- Newell Cheatheam of Newell's Designs recently attended the Chief Architect Academy. More
February 04, 2016 -- The 710th Brigade Support Battalion recently deployed from Fort Polk, Louisiana to the Port of Beaumont to train for hurricane relief and mobility. More
February 04, 2016 -- John Manlove Marketing & Communications today announced that the company has been retained by the Port of Houston Authority for the port's rebranding campaign. More
February 03, 2016 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation today announced that Bill Nye has been selected to receive the 2016 Space Communicator Award. More
February 03, 2016 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday received a report that the port handled 30.5 million tons of cargo during 2015, surpassing previous records. More
February 02, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenue in January totaled $2.47 billion, a decrease of 4 percent compared to January 2015. More
February 01, 2016 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association has reported that seven out of possibly 22 suspects were arrested in connection with their involvement with an all-terrain vehicle theft ring which encompassed three states. More
February 01, 2016 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Friday presented Clear Creek ISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith with the 2016 Quasar Award for Exceptional Leadership in Economic Development. More
January 29, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber and the The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host Rosenberg Mayor Cynthia A. McConathy's annual State of the City of Rosenberg on February 23. More
January 28, 2016 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers has provided an update on the status of the decommissioning of the STURGIS in Galveston. More
January 27, 2016 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced the winners of the 2015 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. More
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