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In the Photos: Galveston City Council approved a zoning change to permit Council Member Ralph McMorris to continue to manufacture Lt. Blender’s Cocktails in a Bag at the old Purity Ice Cream building. More
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May 28, 2015 -- Bills relating to open carry of handguns and concealed carry on college campuses pending before the Texas Legislature will be negotiated by members of a House and Senate conference committee before a final vote because Senator Brian Birdwell of Granbury on Thursday refused to concur in House amendments to his campus carry legislation. More
May 28, 2015 -- Senator Larry Taylor and Representative Greg Bonnen report that they have successfully passed Senate Bill 900, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association reform legislation. More
May 28, 2015 -- Over 50 Brazoria County partner agencies met today to discuss the Brazos River as it continues to rise. More
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May 28, 2015 -- Galveston City Council today voted 6-0 to approve a zoning change to permit Council Member Ralph McMorris to continue to manufacture Lt. Blender’s Cocktails in a Bag at the old Purity Ice Cream building at 1208 Postoffice. McMorris, who presented the zoning request to the city council, left the room during the deliberations and did not vote on the issue. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today approved 28 more projects, totaling more than $203 million, under Proposition 1, including the widening of U.S. Highway 290 in Harris County. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to ratify a resolution in support of a working agreement with Congressman John Culberson. More
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May 28, 2015 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to elect Wayne Miles as chair of the board. More
May 28, 2015 -- The City of Houston today advised that flooding is expected to continue on the West Fork of the San Jacinto River near Humble/Kingwood, and is urging residents to exercise caution and avoid travel in the area. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District today urged residents to take precautions from mosquito exposure. More
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May 28, 2015 -- University of Houston on Wednesday announced that the university's educational and research in programs in cybersecurity have been recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a Juneteenth lecture and document viewing of an original print General Order No. 3, which was an official enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, on June 13 at Menard Hall. More
May 28, 2015 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the city's FY2015 Budget to increase the Water and Sewer Fund by $114,000 for the addition of two full-time positions. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Buzz Elton opposed, to refer to the Galveston City Council consideration of utilizing credit card payments from hotels for the collection of hotel occupancy taxes. More
May 27, 2015 -- The Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners on Wednesday met with Brad Boney, a member of the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Galveston County, at the request of Governor Greg Abbott's Office. More
May 27, 2015 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has advised residents who live below Lake Houston on the San Jacinto River should prepare to take action as street flooding could cut off access to neighborhoods near the river. More
May 27, 2015 -- United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Highway Administration is releasing $5 million in emergency relief funds for the repair of flood-damaged roads in Texas. More
May 27, 2015 -- The City of Houston has provided an update on monitoring flooding in the area and has offered a list of cleanup tips following flooding in the area. More
May 27, 2015 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has advised residents on the West Fork of the San Jacinto River to prepare to take action as street flooding could cut off access to neighborhoods next to the river. More
May 27, 2015 -- Houston City Council today received a report on the aftermath of the floods caused by severe storms that passed through the city earlier this week. More
May 27, 2015 -- The City of Houston today confirmed that an additional victim was found deceased today during recovery operations following flooding in the area of United States Highway 59 and West Loop South. More
May 27, 2015 -- The Harris County Toll Road Authority has advised that the Houston Ship Channel Bridge will be closed June 5-8 to install new roadside tolling equipment. More
May 27, 2015 -- Shoreacres City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to reappoint Richard Adams as mayor pro tem. More
May 27, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District today reported that it is monitoring the Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs in west Houston. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas A&M University on Tuesday announced that two Texas A&M AgriLife Research water resources experts, Dr. Rabi Mohtar and Dr. Vijay Singh, have been chosen as laureates at the 15th World Water Congress. More
May 27, 2015 -- H-E-B on Tuesday announced that it will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross and has is launching an in-store tear pad campaign for victims of the recent floods and tornadoes in Texas. More
May 27, 2015 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to reappoint Vaun Henry as mayor pro tem. More
May 27, 2015 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted 2-4, with Bruce Henderson and Wally Deats voting in favor, to deny a motion to amend the city's requirements for manufactured homes to increase the allowable age of a home being located in the city from five years to ten years old. More
May 27, 2015 -- The City of Houston Emergency Operations Center today announced that it remains activated due to flooding in the city, but that city services are fully operational. More
May 27, 2015 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has advised that more rain could trigger additional flooding today. More
May 27, 2015 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Glenn Carlson to the Brazoria-Fort Bend Rail District Board of Directors. More
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