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Southeast Texas Delegation Visits the Netherlands
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance
Joint Legislative Committee Chairs
Other State and Local Elected Officials


A delegation of public officials, business leaders and other supporters of coastal issues, visited the Netherlands to tour the Dutch Delta Works, a series of construction projects that consist of dams, sluices, locks, dikes, levees, and storm surge barriers.  Scroll down the page for articles about the visit.

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October 05, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today announced that he has been reappointed to the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System, which will hold its first hearing on October 10 in Galveston. More
September 20, 2017 -- Nassau Bay Mayor Mark Denman on Tuesday issued a letter in response to an article regarding the cost of the proposed Ike Dike coastal spine project. More
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September 13, 2017 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and the Houston City Council on Tuesday unveiled the second promotional video to advance a coastal spine system that would protect the Upper Texas Gulf Coast from rising water due to storm surge during a hurricane. More
June 30, 2017 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston's Dr. William Merrell called for support for the "Ike Dike" concept for the construction of a coastal spine to protect the upper Texas Coast from storm surge caused by strong windstorms. More
April 25, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Monday sent a letter, cosigned by more than 60 Texas leaders, to President Donald Trump urging the inclusion of a coastal barrier system for the Houston/Galveston by area in his national infrastructure plans. More
April 18, 2017 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to enter into an interlocal agreement with the City of Houston for development of the Southeast Houston Mobility Plan. More
March 31, 2017 -- The Texas Senate recently approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 32, legislation which urges Congress to provide sufficient federal funding for the construction of a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast. More
March 22, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the completion of the Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan. More
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March 08, 2017 -- Houston City Council Members Dave Martin and David Robinson have announced that April 5 has been selected as the new date for the Flooding and Storm Surge Symposium at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
March 03, 2017 -- About 200 chamber of commerce and government representatives participated Wednesday in the first Galveston County Legislative Day at the Texas Capitol. More
December 19, 2016 -- Houston city council members David Robinson and Dave Martin will host a symposium on January 18 to discuss flooding and storm surge. More
December 15, 2016 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District on Wednesday announced that its Upper Texas Coastal Hurricane Storm Surge Suppression Study received Gold and Silver medals from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas. More
December 10, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following the passage of the Water Resources Development Act, which includes a provision he added to streamline the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal surge protection study along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. More
October 06, 2016 -- The Texas Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System held a hearing on Wednesday to hear further testimony regarding a proposal to protect the Texas Gulf Coast, particularly the Houston-Galveston region, from hurricane storm surge events. More
September 15, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the Senate's passage of the Water Resources Development Act, which includes a provision to help streamline the United States Army Corps of Engineers' coastal protection study along the Texas Upper Gulf Coast. More
September 07, 2016 -- Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel recently met with Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush at the Gulf Coast Industry Forum, where they discussed hurricane storm surge protection. More
August 12, 2016 -- The Center for Houston's Future recently hosted a panel of experts for a discussion on storm surge protection and response. More
June 29, 2016 -- The City of Morgan's Point and the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday issued a news release in response to the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District's Phase 3 Report of its Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. today issued a news release regarding the completion of its Storm Surge Suppression Study Phase 3 Report, which provides recommended actions. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc., has released the Phase 3 Report for its Storm Surge Suppression Study, with a recommendation on an alternative for mitigating storm surge impacts along the Southeast Texas Coast. More
June 10, 2016 -- The Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods will host a presentation on Tuesday by Jim Blackburn and Dr. Phil Bedient with the SSPEED Center at Rice University regarding measures to protect the Galveston area from severe storm events. More
May 26, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the COAST Act, which is aimed at expediting the process of studying and beginning construction on a federally-funded coastal protection project along the Texas Gulf Coast. More w/Video
May 13, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has introduced legislation to expedite the United States Corps of Engineers' Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study, which could provide infrastructure projects to protect Texas from storms. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a breakfast on Monday for Henne Schuwer, Netherlands Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to America, based in Washington, D.C.. More
April 29, 2016 -- Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel recently visited with United States Senator John Cornyn to discuss hurricane storm surge protection for the Galveston Bay and Houston Ship Channel area. More
April 28, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has introduced legislation to speed up the United States Army Corps of Engineers' feasibility studies, and streamline the authorization process for federally funded coastal protection projects along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
April 13, 2016 -- Rice University's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center and Texas A&M University's Center for Texas Beaches and Shores will host a conference on April 26-27 to discuss how to protect Houston and Galveston from the impacts of powerful storms. More w/Video
April 01, 2016 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District on Thursday held the third in a series of public scoping meetings to review the findings of the second phase of the six-county district’s Storm Surge Suppression Study. More w/ Video
March 30, 2016 -- Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel recently met with Congressman Steve Scalise, House Majority Whip, to discuss the issue of local storm surge protection. More
March 25, 2016 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District has rescheduled the March 29 public meeting in Orange to April 14 due to recent flooding in the area. More
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