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July 31, 2015 -- San Jacinto College on Thursday provided an update on the progress of the construction of its Maritime Technology and Training Center in La Porte. More
July 29, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday received a report on business at the port's terminals, which has handled almost 20 million tons of cargo since the first of the year through June. More
July 28, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard today responded to a diesel spill at Greens Bayou, resulting in the closure of the Houston Ship Channel where it intersects with the bayou. More
July 27, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution casting the port’s ballots in favor of selecting Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Allison Nathan Getz as nominee to serve as the Conservation and Reclamation District’s representative on the Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Trustees. More
July 27, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to award a $295,990 contract to Texas Gulf Construction Company, Inc. for storm sewer and drainage system improvements at the east end of the port. More
July 27, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today administered the Oath of Office and Sworn Statement to Elizabeth Beeton and Albert Shannon at its annual meeting. More
July 23, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host a workshop on Saturday for racers participating in the Harvest Moon Regatta and have not raced in off-shore regattas in the Gulf of Mexico previously. More
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July 20, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard today is responding to a collision that occurred between two barges in the intracoastal waterway east of Bolivar Road. More
July 16, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host its 29th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta, a race from Galveston to Port Aransas, October 22-25. More
July 13, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to accept a settlement with BP in the amount of $1,371,191 related to economic damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 10, 2015 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to name Michael Eason as assistant secretary/treasurer of the board. More
July 09, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to accept a $527,469 settlement from BP for economic losses suffered by the port resulting from the the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
July 07, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority announced that Standard and Poor Rating Services and Fitch Ratings assigned it a 'AAA' rating and concluded the Rating Outlook for the port authority is "Stable". 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 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 21, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Friday discovered a 100-yard area of oil seepage along the beach on the Bolivar Peninsula. More
June 19, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday performed two rescues related to the first leg of the Great Texas 300 catamaran race, which started in South Padre Island and ends in Galveston. More w/Video
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 16, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard today closed waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay as Tropical Storm Bill arrives at the coast of Texas. More
June 15, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard today advised the public to stay off the water and has issued a port condition change to put in place readiness requirements for entities throughout the port due to an approaching tropical disturbance. 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
June 10, 2015 -- The Houston District Export Council, the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, and the Greater Houston Partnership on Wednesday hosted a panel of civic and business leaders which highlighted the consequences for American exporters if the United States Export-Import Bank authorization expires. More
June 10, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday provided an update on the progress of the decommissioning of the STURGIS, a barge that housed a nuclear power plant, at the Port of Galveston, including a tour of the ship for local and state representatives. More
June 10, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted 4-3, with Chair Ben Holland, Vice Chair Edward Walsh and Richard DeVries opposed, to utilize the City of Galveston’s health insurance plan for the port’s employees. More
June 09, 2015 -- The 842nd Transportation Battalion today held a change of command ceremony at its headquarters at the Port of Beaumont, with Lieutenant Colonel Darrin Bowser turning command over to Lieutenant Colonel Brad Bane. More
June 09, 2015 -- Houston Pilots Association Presiding Officer Captain Michael A. Morris today issued a statement in response to the release of findings by the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the March 22, 2014 ship-barge collision at the Texas City Y intersection of the Houston Ship Channel. More
June 08, 2015 -- Port Freeport's Board of Commissioners at their June 4 meeting unanimously elected Ravi Singhania Chairman of the Port Commission. More
June 08, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club on Saturday announced the winners of the Serralles Shoe Regatta. More
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