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News of Business in Southeast Texas

July 01, 2015 -- The City of Houston and Capital One Bank today announced the launch of the third year of the "Liftoff Houston!" Business Plan Competition. More
June 30, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Leadership Fort Bend program recently welcomed its 2016 class and congratulated its 2015 class. More
June 30, 2015 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced it is providing a $1.7 million grant to fund a demonstration project for youth in the city as part of efforts to combat youth unemployment. More
June 30, 2015 -- Texas A&M University recently announced the formation of the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academies, allowing a co-enrollment partnership with colleges across the state to address the growing need for engineers. More
June 30, 2015 -- Barrios Technology today announced that two employees with the company have received the quarterly Silver BEAR Award for their work supporting the Johnson Space Center and the International Space Station. More
June 30, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted a Launch Site License to allow Ellington Airport to establish itself as a launch site for reusable launch vehicles, making it the 10th commercial spaceport in the country. More w/Video
June 30, 2015 -- Texas, Mexico & Pacific Railroad, LLC in Galveston has announced its "Better Communities-Help Sponsor Program" is partnering with Esther Nelson to expand her "Magical Story Times Workshop" program. More
June 30, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking Texans to work at its disaster recovery centers in Houston, Austin and Denton. More
June 29, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city has collected $258,823 in sales tax revenues for June, an increase of 9.26 percent compared to June 2014. More
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June 29, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green joined fellow Congressmen Pete Olsen and Brian Babin in introducing legislation to create two new grant programs to help train workers in the maritime and energy sectors. More
June 29, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers to be aware of scams promising gift cards in exchange for taking a customer survey. More
June 26, 2015 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to name Barbara McManus as president of the board. More
June 26, 2015 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on Wednesday hosted its bi-annual state Legislative Wrap-up at San Jacinto College's North Campus. More
June 24, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority's Port Commission on Tuesday received a report on cargo activity from Executive Director Roger Guenther, who announced that the port has handled more than 16 million tons of cargo during the first five months of the year. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to direct Port Director & CEO Chris Fisher to move forward with a partnership project with Kinder Morgan Energy Partners for the Bulk Terminal Rail Expansion Project. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution requesting that the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency take steps to disburse funds to the port and other entities regarding public assistance grants for repair of damages incurred during Hurricane Ike. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Perry Homes in Richmond. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned residents of fake websites created by con artists preying on those looking for affordable housing. More
June 19, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 33,200 jobs in May. More
June 18, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced changes to guidelines for the Texas Rising Star child care provider certification program. More
June 18, 2015 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a $197,380 contract to Trans-Global Solutions, Inc. for rehabilitation of the railroad crossing at Childers Road. More
June 17, 2015 -- San Jacinto College recently formed a partnership with The Boeing Company to offer students an opportunity to serve as technical aides to support the company's work on the International Space Station. More
June 17, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas recently provided tips to avoid scams for those moving to a new home this summer. More
June 17, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday advised consumers to be wary of scams when looking to improve their credit scores. More
June 16, 2015 -- AT&T has announced that it has made preparations for response to Tropical Storm Bill. More
June 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that GRI Renewable Industries is planning to build a new manufacturing plant in Amarillo, Texas. More
June 15, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Galveston Community Sailing Center on July 18. More
June 15, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is urging businesses and consumer to prepare now for a tropical disturbance moving toward Texas. More
June 14, 2015 -- The Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation recently received a $50,000 donation from the Valero Energy Foundation to benefit welding, process operating, instrumentation, industrial mechanics, computer drafting and occupational safety and health students. More
June 10, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard today responded to an allision that impacted a cargo tank aboard a barge in the upper Houston Ship Channel, which caused the release of naphtha, a volatile petroleum mixture, prompting a shelter-in-place in the area and closure of the ship channel until early in the afternoon. More w/Video
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