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News of Business in Southeast Texas

August 01, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final greenhouse gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration construction permit to the OCI Beaumont LLC methanol and ammonia plant in Nederland, Texas. More
August 01, 2014 -- The Port of Lake Charles recently hosted a ceremonial key exchange, handing over the keys to the newly-renovated building at 152 Marine Street to United States Customs and Border Protection officials, who will open a new field operation and border patrol office from the new building. More
August 01, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that it has extended a contract with Lockheed Martin Corporation for the Facilities Development and Operations at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
August 01, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the Fort Bend Strong Gala on November 6 at Safari Texas Ranch. More
August 01, 2014 -- Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. on Thursday announced that Jack Wood, former president and CEO of Western National Bank, has been elected to the board of directors for Cullen/Frost. More
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July 31, 2014 -- The City of Sugar Land has released a request for statements of interest to select a partner to potentially develop an industrial business park at the site of the former state Central Prison Unit. More
July 30, 2014 -- Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce’s premier of “Dancing with the Stars” will be held at the Showboat Pavilion on Thursday, August 7, as the finale of the Texas City “Small Business Week – Shop Texas City First”. More
July 30, 2014 -- Guidry News Service on Tuesday visited the Port of Lake Charles. More
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July 30, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that astronaut Mike Massimino has left the agency for a full-time position with Columbia University in New York. More
July 30, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently provided an aerial tour of the Houston Ship Channel for Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick, commanding general of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, to highlight the economic growth along the ship channel. More
July 29, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Visualase, Inc., which was awarded a Texas Emerging Technology Fund grant in 2007, has been acquired by Medtronic, Inc. More
July 29, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to approve a lease between the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation and Turner Construction Company for the James Fadden Historic Building at 2410 Strand for a base rent of $10 per month. More
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 Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today elected Benjamin F. Holland, Jr. to another term as chair and reappointed Eddie Walsh as vice chair during its annual meeting. 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
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
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
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