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Brazoria County

October 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today considered, then voted unanimously to defer until next month, a proposed change in the organization’s 401K policy to accommodate same sex marriages. More
October 21, 2014 -- Freeport LNG and Port Freeport today announced the start of work on a project designed to widen the Port Freeport harbor channel. More
October 20, 2014 -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi reports that the first of four new “Sentinels of the Coast” data collection stations has been installed in the water at Surfside. More
October 17, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the November 4 General Election, with federal, state, county and local races on the ballots in the Texas Gulf Coast region. More
October 16, 2014 -- Alvin Community College today announced that KACC 89.7 FM, the college's radio station, has been named the best station in the Houston area by the Houston Press. More
October 15, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing a proposal by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and United States Army Corps of Engineers to expand the definition of “Waters of the United States” to provide jurisdictional authority of the federal Clean Water Act. More
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October 14, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello and Isaac Ramirez, chief transportation planner for the Houston-Galveston Area Council provided an overview of the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan in a video program hosted by H-GAC Director of Transportation Alan Clark. More w/Video
October 14, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 3-2, with Scott Sherman and Gary Moore opposed, to approve, on final reading, an ordinance to rezone approximately 48.5 acres of land at the southwest corner of Spectrum Boulevard and State Highway 288 from the Waterlights Planned Development District to the Ivy Planned Development District. More
October 10, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett had scheduled a meeting of the six county Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District for Thursday afternoon in the Harris County Commissioners Courtroom, in order to hear a presentation to provide details about the GCCPRD Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
October 03, 2014 -- Monday is the final day to register to vote in the November 4 General Election, which includes a United States Senate seat, Texas Governor, county judge races and local city, school board positions and bond and charter propositions. More
October 03, 2014 -- Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region and Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted the Mobility Matters Symposium on Thursday. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday heard a presentation from Alvin city officials regarding the city's master plan for economic development. More
September 29, 2014 -- Alvin Community College's Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography program will host the Pediatric and Fetal Echocardiography Symposium on October 10-11. More
September 24, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept an offer of $271,000 for the purchase of the former tax office property located at the corner of County Road 281 and State Highway 35 in Alvin. More
September 23, 2014 -- Pearland City Council voted unanimously to adopt, on first reading, the city’s FY2015 Budget, which includes projected operating costs of $166,250,407, and capital improvement projects totaling $60,750,139. More
September 19, 2014 -- Alan Clark, director of Houston-Galveston Area Council’s metropolitan planning organization, on Thursday presented an overview of the 2040 regional transportation plan to the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to accept the final Long Term Water Supply Strategies Report prepared by Freese and Nichols that included an option to re-use effluent water from one or both of the City of Houston Southwest and Almeda wastewater treatment plants. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding a proposed new rule on carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing stationary sources, specifically electric utility generating units; but the item was worded to express concerns about the federal intrusion. More
September 16, 2014 -- Alvin Community College will launch ACCents, its new weekly radio show highlighting the programs, students and faculty at the college, on Thursday on KACC 89.7 FM. More
September 14, 2014 -- The Alvin Police Department recently joined with Alvin Independent School District Police Department, Alvin Community College Police Department, and Brazoria County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol to host the first Parent Awareness Night event. More
September 12, 2014 -- Alvin Community College today announced the line-up for its 2014-2015 drama season. More
September 10, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office will host its Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup event on September 27. More
September 10, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the county’s FY2015 Budget. More
September 09, 2014 -- Texas Transportation Commission has approved roadway improvements in the Greater Houston area, construction projects in Brazoria and Galveston Counties, a road widening project on Interstate 69/United States Highway 59 in Fort Bend County and four projects in Montgomery County worth approximately $30 million. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Highway 36A Coalition reports that it now has the support of 14 cities, counties and economic development groups throughout Waller, Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties. More
September 05, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday announced that it has contracted with a salvage company to remove a derelict fishing vessel that went aground 20 miles south of Freeport, Texas. More w/Video
September 04, 2014 -- Alvin Community College has started work to repair the bridge over the pond at the Nolan Ryan Center. More
September 04, 2014 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents last week voted 5-1, with James DeWitt opposed, to adopt a property tax rate of $0.204 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
August 28, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to propose a property tax rate of $0.498520 per $100 valuation for the 2014 tax year. More
August 27, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady today announced that his office will participate in a "No-Refusal" enforcement initiative against drunk driving for the Labor Day holiday weekend. More
August 26, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the sale of property to the Harris County Toll Road Authority for a total of $1,371,356, which the county intends to use for additional detention capacity to mitigate the drainage impacts of expanding the Sam Houston Tollway. More
August 23, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday approved funding for three Houston projects and Galveston’s On-Street Bicycle Network; and held a spirited discussion about a request to include Galveston County’s Victory Lakes Park & Ride service to the Transportation Improvement Program which will be considered at next month's meeting. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt a the Drought Contingency Plan. More
August 20, 2014 -- Dannielle Meyer, coalition coordinator for the Brazoria County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Counci on Drugs and Alcohol, has submitted a guest column regarding the Parent Awareness Night event, which will be held September 3 at the Nolan Ryan Center in Alvin. More
August 19, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Director today voted unanimously to approve mid-year revisions to the H-GAC 2014 Budget. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday hosted a presentation on a proposal by Texas A&M University at Galveston for a coastal spine system of storm surge barriers to protect Galveston Bay. More
August 14, 2014 -- Pearland City Council, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted 4-1, with Scott Sherman opposed, to propose a property tax rate of $0.7121 per $100 valuation, a 5.62 percent increase above the effective tax rate. More
August 13, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt an order authorizing the issuance of solid waste disposal revenue bonds by the Mission Economic Corporation to finance a waste-to-energy conversion facility by Fair Energy Operations, LLC. More
August 12, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $4,162,000 contract with CDM Smith, Inc. for professional services associated with the Far Northwest Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Project. More
August 09, 2014 -- The Texas Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association met in Galveston on Friday. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems on Monday held a public hearing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents recently voted to schedule public hearings for August 11 and 14 regarding the college's proposed tax rate of $0.204 per $100 valuation. More
August 01, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Joe Deshotel, who are co-chairs of the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System, will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4 at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
July 30, 2014 -- Alvin Community College's Community Band recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with an Independence Day concert. More
July 29, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $4,415,202 contract to Freese Nichols, Inc. for the design of the McHard Road Extension Project. More
July 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council for the Houston-Galveston Transportation Management Area on Friday voted unanimously to amend the 2013-2015 Transportation Improvement Plan and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan update; and also heard a proposal to include the City of Galveston’s on-street bicycle network in the TIP at next month's meeting. 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 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution stating that it is “not in the best interest of the public” to house illegal alien minors in Brazoria County. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize the submission of a voluntary “Path Forward” to the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of very small particles found in the air, including dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Highway 36A Coalition on Monday announced that the city of Prairie View recently joined the coalition. More
July 15, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Catherine Samaan as an associate judge in the Municipal Court. More
July 11, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on art gallery shows and music and dance events this weekend in the Gulf Coast region, including ArtHouston, a 12-gallery art walk in Houston and ArtWalk in downtown Galveston. More
July 09, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding between the county and Habitat for Horses, Inc. to coordinate animal rescue services during a disaster, including “rescue, transportation, documentation and identification of abandoned stray or stranded equines from areas affected by a disaster”. More
July 02, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $800,000 to the Houston-Galveston Area Council to reduce emissions from non-road equipment and marine vessels. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents reviewed the proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year during the meeting on June 26. More
June 29, 2014 -- The Houston-Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to submit its Voluntary Fine Particulate Advance Plan to the Environmental Protection Agency. More
June 28, 2014 -- Guidry News Service covered todays runoff election between Cal Jones and Tiffany L. Hamilton for Port Arthur City Council. More
June 27, 2014 -- Alvin Community College, working with Workforce Solutions, has launched the Access Granted program, which provides free job training for those interested in the pipefitting and welding fields. More
June 25, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to reappoint Dr. Raymond Jess as the local health authority. More
June 24, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution expressing support for the Texas Department of Transportation to re-establish a project to construct direct connect lanes from Beltway 8 to the new Route 288 Managed Lanes and support of the overall project. More
June 23, 2014 -- Leaders of the Greater Houston Partnership today announced details about UpSkill Houston, a comprehensive, industry-led approach to filling gaps in the Houston region’s workforce. More
June 20, 2014 -- Voters will cast ballots on Saturday to decide runoff races in Webster, Alvin, La Marque, Galveston, and Galveston College. More
June 20, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a $43,966,000 Fiscal Year 2015 budget. More
June 18, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Wednesday hosted Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County President Tom Lambert at its monthly membership meeting. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a sub-agreement with United Parcel Service for acquisition and deployment of all-electric delivery vehicles, in an amount not to exceed $2,319,696. More
June 16, 2014 -- Alvin Community College will host a Veterans' Education and Benefits Fair on June 24. More
June 16, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann staff with its Southeast Hospital and Pearland Convenience Care Center will participate in the Eighth Annual Vic Coppinger YMCA Freedom Triathlong event on June 29. More
June 12, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Judge Joe King opposed, to adopt a resolution of project support for the Airport Hangar Project for the Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport. More
June 11, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced that it has donated $20,000 to the Freeport Historical Museum in support of the museum's expansion. More
June 10, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 3-2, with Tony Carbone and Gary Moore opposed, to approve Community Development Block Grant Program projects for program year 2014 and FY2015. More
June 09, 2014 -- Early voting kicked off today for election runoff races in Webster, Alvin, La Marque, Galveston, and Galveston College. More
June 06, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for runoff races from the May 10 elections in Alvin, Galveston and La Marque, as well as Galveston College. More
June 04, 2014 -- The Alvin Community College Foundation recently provided a $1,400 grant for the "Jumpstart ESL" project, which will re-established an English as a Second Language program at the college. More
June 01, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued seven adults and one child from a fishing vessel that caught fire approximately three miles southeast of the Freeport Jetties on Saturday. More
May 29, 2014 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site in Brazoria County will host the "Blast from the Past" summer day camp June 23-27. More
May 28, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced that it has received an "A" rating and a stable outlook from Standard & Poor's Rating Services, based on the port's senior-lien revenue refunding bonds and revenue notes. More
May 28, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Stacy Adams opposed, to adopt tax abatement guidelines and criteria, which are to take effect on May 31. More
May 23, 2014 -- Early voting ends today for the May 27 Primary Runoff Election, with candidates for state and federal offices, as well as county positions in some Gulf Coast counties, trying to clench the nomination of the Republican and Democratic parties. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded $639,280 in self-sufficiency funding to a consortium made up of Alvin Community College, Brazosport College, Lone Star College and San Jacinto College to provide job training in support of petrochemical employers. More
May 22, 2014 -- Attorney Linda Bell, The Gulf Coast Center's director of legal services, recently spoke at the 2014 National Council Conference in Washington, D.C. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Tuesday held a ceremony to swear in incumbent regents Cheryl Knape and Mike Pyburn, as well as newly-elected Regent Jody Droege. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with Houston-based Asakura Robinson to conduct a livable centers study in the East End and Fifth Ward of Houston for an amount not to exceed $287,500. More
May 16, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the May 27 Primary Runoff Election, with members of both the Republican and Democratic parties selecting their final nominations to run in November's general election. More
May 15, 2014 -- Port Freeport has announced that two new cranes have departed from Shanghai, China and are expected to arrive for installation at the port by the end of July. More
May 14, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today issued a reminder that assistance is still available for those whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Ike. More
May 14, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of the initiatives of the Highway 36A Coalition. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the State Highway 36A Coalition. More
May 13, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $3,181,376 contract to the Crain Group, LLC, for the construction of Fire Station No. 3. More
May 12, 2014 -- Guidry News Service covered elections in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties on Saturday, as well as the special election for Senate District 4, which includes Jefferson, Chambers and portions of Harris, Montgomery and Galveston counties. More
May 10, 2014 -- Guidry News Service is following contested elections for Alvin City Council, Pearland City Council and Alvin Community College Board of Regents. More
May 07, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced the winners of the 14th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament. More
May 07, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve subcontractors to the district's agreement with Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. More
May 06, 2014 -- Alvin Community College's Drama Department will host auditions on May 8-9 for its two Summer Children's Theatre productions. More
May 05, 2014 -- Alvin Community College Regent Brenda Brown will be leaving the board in May, after serving 24 years in the position. More
May 02, 2014 -- Manvel High School recently hosted a "Shattered Dreams" event,featuring a mock car accident at the school. More
May 01, 2014 -- Alvin Community College recently recognized students during its Award Day ceremony. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Center recently hosted Sonja Gaines of the Health and Human Services Commission for a tour of their facilities in Galveston and Brazoria Counties. More
April 29, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $976,610 contract to T & C Construction, Ltd. for the Walnut Lift Station Project. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Center and the Gulf Coast National Alliance on Mental Illness will host the Pursuit of Wellness and Recovery for Youth Conference on May 9. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Upper Texas Gulf Coast will get a preview of summer today as temperatures are projected to reach the low 90s. More
April 25, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the May 10 General Election, which includes several mayoral and city council seat races, as well as bond referendums and city charter amendments. More
April 23, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to pledge support of a constitutional amendment on the November 4 election ballot to address the state’s transportation infrastructure needs by providing that a portion of existing oil and gas severance taxes be dedicated to the State Highway Fund. More
April 22, 2014 -- George Scott has published a Tax Coverage Guide for Harris County residents. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to enter an agreement with Enchanted Rock Ltd to provide backup power supply to the Thomas Mackey Water Treatment Plant. More
April 15, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a conditional use permit to allow a petroleum extraction production operation within a Heavy Industrial District at 10 acres located approximately 1,200 feet west of Main Street at Dixie Farm Road. More
April 10, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted its 15th Annual State of the Counties Address featuring the county judges of Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties on Wednesday. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Brazoria County Community Coalition will take back unused and unwanted prescription drugs at several locations on April 26 as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. More
April 09, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a letter of support for a water master for the Brazos River Basin, to be sent to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. More
April 07, 2014 -- Hospice Care Team will host its seventh annual Mother's Day event on April 26 in Lake Jackson and on May 3 in Texas City. More
April 04, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities from Beaumont to Galveston including an old-fashioned baseball game, a free movie classic and a women's expo with food, fun and shopping. More
April 03, 2014 -- Varner-Hogg Plantation in Brazoria County will host a celebration in observance of San Jacinto Day on April 19. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the Pearland Crawfish Festival on April 4-6. More
March 30, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday reviewed proposed amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and 2035 Regional Transportation Plan that will be considered for action at next month’s meeting. More
March 26, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award several contracts for plans and specifications and other aspects of the State Highway 288 toll lanes project. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Center has appointed T'Liza Kiel as volunteer coordinator for veterans services in Galveston and Brazoria counties. More
March 25, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Greg Hill opposed, to approve the final reading of an amendment to the city’s Thoroughfare Plan. More
March 21, 2014 -- Houston Wilderness hosted a Collaborative Access Event on Thursday, with presentations from community organizations highlighting their successes, current work and future plans for areas in the Sam Houston Greenbelt Network. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a third year funding agreement with the Gulf Coast Center for operation of the Victory Lakes Park & Ride Service, with a total contract value not to exceed $1,013,834. More
March 17, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has offered a suggestion to election officials intended to improve their communication with the news media as well as voters and taxpayers. More
March 14, 2014 -- The Alvin Sunrise Rotary Club will host its Alvin Music Festival and Cook-Off on March 28-29 at Briscoe Park. More
March 12, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint James Bradford and Bert Smith to the joint Brazoria County Angleton Lake Jackson Airport Zoning Board. More
March 11, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 3-1, with Scott Sherman opposed, to approve an interlocal agreement with the Lower Kirby Municipal Management District and Pearland Municipal Management District No. 1 in connection with the establishment of a regional detention pond for the Lower Kirby area. More
March 10, 2014 -- Jim Guidry reviews his experiences with election returns throughout the years and contemplates improvements for the future. More
March 07, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday featured Port of Houston Commissioner John Kennedy at its monthly luncheon. More
March 06, 2014 -- Angleton Danbury Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have signed a letter of intent to initiate a process to evaluate the possibility of a long-term, formal relationship. More
March 05, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry won a close race against challenger Michelle Hatmaker in the Republican Party Primary on Tuesday; Matt Sebesta won the Republican nomination for Brazoria County Judge and will face Democrat Robert Pruett in November. Guidry News Service also covered elections in Fort Bend, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
March 03, 2014 -- Candidate filing for the May 10 General Election ended on Friday, leaving some cities with several contested races while others will look to cancel their elections due to no opposition to candidates on the ballot. More
March 01, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted 18-2, with Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria and Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb opposed, to approve a resolution that commits $500,000 for a feasibility study for the proposed State Highway 36A and calls for protection of the Katy Prairie Conservancy as well as other natural resources. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday voted to name Dr. Christal Albrecht as the sole finalist for college president. More
February 27, 2014 -- Friday marks important dates for both the March 4 Primary Election and the May 10 General Election. More
February 26, 2014 -- The Bay Area Council on Drugs & Alcohol today announced that the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission recently administered a 10-day suspension of the liquor license of a convenience store in Alvin, Texas after an investigation found that the store was selling alcohol to underage youth. More
February 26, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $274,485 contract to Lorraine Builders for renovations to the show arena at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds. More
February 25, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to enter into a tax abatement agreement with Amerlux Exterior Lighting, LLC for the company’s proposed new larger facility southeast of North Spectrum Boulevard and Kirby Drive. More
February 22, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council 2014 General Assembly Meeting was held on Friday. More
February 17, 2014 -- Early voting in the March 4 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections begins on Tuesday, with offices including United States Senator, Texas Governor, and county leadership positions on the ballot. More
February 15, 2014 -- Hospice Care Team will offer 8-week “Hands Together” groups in Clear Lake, Dickinson, Galveston and Richwood this spring. More
February 14, 2014 -- Candidate filing is at the midway point for the May 10 General Election, giving candidates two more weeks to apply for a place on the ballot in several cities and school district in the Gulf Coast area before the February 28 deadline passes. More
February 13, 2014 -- Alvin Community College recently announced the winners of the 19th Annual Alvin Science Fair. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership Monthly Luncheon on Wednesday featured Texas State Senator Larry Taylor. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission recently presented a $510,834 Skills Development Fund grant to Brazosport College to provide job training for BASF Corp. More
February 12, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution for the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc., which was incorporated to aid the upper gulf coast region in the development of a regional plan to protect the region from future storm surge. More
February 11, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the city’s Safe Routes to School Plan for 2014. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced the winners of its 2013 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. More
January 29, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $383,392 contract to AAA Asphalt Paving, Inc. for the City of Quintana Streets Reconstruction Project. More
January 28, 2014 -- Candidate filing opens on Wednesday for the May 10 General Election, providing opportunities for those seeking office to file in various municipal and school district races. More
January 28, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to name Clay Pearson as city manager. More
January 28, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday issued a news release regarding the appointment of Clay Pearson as city manager. More
January 22, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to adopt an order authorizing the creation of a county energy transportation reinvestment zone. More
January 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to find a proposed extension of public wastewater service to the Tenaris Bay City plant site and the construction of new traffic lanes on State Highway 35 to be “consistent with regional plans and policies” to support a requested Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant application in the amount of $1.44 million for the grant request for the Colorado County project. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday featured Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark as the speaker for its monthly luncheon. More
January 15, 2014 -- Alvin Community College will begin accepting candidate applications on January 29 for the May 10 board of regents election. More
January 15, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the Texas Department of Transportation in closing the median of State Highway 288 at former County Road 48 to prevent traffic on the former county road from crossing the freeway or turning left. More
January 14, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an ordinance annexing a 20 acre tract of land located on the east side of County Road 107 F north of Bailey Road and west of Manvel Road. More
January 09, 2014 -- Triumphant Tails, Inc. of Kemah has announced that three dogs from the rescue group remain needing adoption from the Humane Society of Brazoria County. More
January 08, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced that it has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the 24th year in a row. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Brazos Pilots Association have announced the election of officers for 2014. More
January 03, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has published his comments on Houston Mayor Annise Parker's call for a new regional meeting to move forward on storm surge protection on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
December 31, 2013 -- Triumphant Tails, Inc. has provided an update regarding approximately 30 dogs from the Humane Society of Brazoria County that require adoption by January 15. More
December 26, 2013 -- Port Freeport recently raised more than $24,000 for the Texas Port Ministry through the port's benefit golf tournament. More
December 24, 2013 -- Beaumont Judge Donald Floyd released a jury on Monday, announcing that a confidential settlement was reached between the Leggio family and C.R. England, Inc. regarding the Thanksgiving Day 2012 accident that resulted in the death of Vincent and Debra Leggio, residents of Pearland, Texas. More
December 24, 2013 -- David Matthew Geissen of Danbury, Texas has been arrested following the return of an indictment alleging he communicated a false distress message to the Coast Guard. More
December 23, 2013 -- NAMI Gulf Coast will host a Family Support Meeting on January 13 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church. More
December 23, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted to approve three tax abatement requests. More
December 17, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to name Assistant City Manager Jon Branson as interim city manager. More
December 16, 2013 -- Second Chance Pets has announced that it has three dogs who were pulled from an animal shelter in Manvel, Texas available for adoption or foster care. More
December 16, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting on Saturday, voted unanimously to cast the county’s ballots in favor of re-electing Ryan Cade to the Brazoria County Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
December 16, 2013 -- Freeport LNG today announced that it has signed an agreement with IFM Investors to receive approximately $1.3 billion in equity funding for Freeport LNG's proposed natural gas liquefaction and LNG loading facility on Quintana Island. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the Pearland Crawfish Festival, benefitting area non-profit organizations and The Houston Blues Society, on April 4-6. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its State of Transportation in Texas membership event on Thursday featuring State Representative Joe Pickett. More
December 11, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Commissioner Stacy Adams as representative and Commissioner Larry Stanley as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors and General Assembly for 2014. More
December 10, 2013 -- The Brazoria County Humane Society has posted an update on re-homing efforts for more than 200 dogs due to closing of the facility. More
December 10, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to amend the city’s contract with Waste Management of Texas for solid waste and recycling services in order to implement a residential curb-side cart recycling program. More
December 06, 2013 -- Candidate filing ends on Monday for the March 4, 2014 Primary Election, with positions on the ballot including a U.S. Senate seat, Congressional offices, Governor, as well as local county judges, commissioners and justices of the peace. More
December 05, 2013 -- Freeport LNG today announced that Sigmund Cornelius has been selected to succeed Charles Reimer as president and chief operating officer of the company after Reimer retires in April. More
December 05, 2013 -- Alvin Community College will offer bacterial meningitis vaccinations on December 12 for students needing the vaccine to start the 2014 Spring semester. More
December 04, 2013 -- Hospice Care Team, Inc. will host "Holiday Memories", an event for grieving children, on December 7 in Lake Jackson and on December 14 in Texas City. More
December 04, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors, comprised of the county judges of Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Orange counties, voted unanimously to approve a $3.94 million contract with the Texas General Land Office on Tuesday. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday. More
November 28, 2013 -- Second Chance Pets of the NASA area is working to place over 150 dogs now in a privately held facility called the Brazoria County Humane Society. More
November 26, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to grant a request by the Pearland Economic Development Corporation to expend funds outside of Pearland’s city limits. More
November 26, 2013 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents has named Dr. Christal Albrecht, Dr. Cathy Kemper and Dr. Lydia Tena as finalists for the next college president. More
November 26, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 3-2, with Tony Carbone and Scott Sherman opposed, to approve a cost-sharing agreement with the Pearland Economic Development Corporation associated with the Max Road Sports Complex. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office recently issued opinions on four requests regarding matters of state law, including an opinion in response to a question by Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne concerning an exception to nepotism rules in the Government Code. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site will host its annual Candlelight Christmas celebration on December 7. More
November 22, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted unanimously to schedule a public hearing for December 23 to receive public comment regarding the tax abatement application of BASF Corporation. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to find that a proposed landfill on Fairbanks N. Houston Road "is consistent with plans, policies and H-GAC review criteria". More
November 18, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced that representatives from General Law Cities have elected City of Meadows Place Alderman Terry Henley and City of Waller Council Member Nancy Arnold to serve on the H-GAC Board of Directors. More
November 15, 2013 -- Dannielle Meyer, Brazoria County Community Coalition Coordinator for the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol, has written a letter to the editor regarding the results of the October 26 Prescription Drug Take Back Day. More
November 15, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Thursday voted to canvass the votes of the November 5 Constitutional Amendment Election. More
November 12, 2013 -- Alvin Community College on Monday hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Home Rule Cities recently elected members to represent their cities on the H-GAC's Board of Directors. More
November 12, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution “strongly urging” amendments to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Alvin Community College Foundation will host its 14 Annual Christmas Gala on December 3. More
November 06, 2013 -- Alvin Community College will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11. More
October 31, 2013 -- Alvin Community College will host Irving Roth, Holocaust survivor and author, for a special reception and lecture on November 12. More
October 30, 2013 -- Alvin Community College recently held its 38th Annual Fall Festival and Child Lab School Pumpkin Patch Party. More
October 29, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $57,500 agreement with the Gulf Coast Center to assist the city in developing a park and ride program to provide transit services for Pearland area residents to and from the Texas Medical Center, Downtown Houston, and link with METRO’s regional transit network. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday bestowed ACC President Dr. Rodney Allbright with the title of "President Emeritus". More
October 25, 2013 -- Alvin Community College on Thursday hosted a check presentation ceremony for two grants totaling $2 million from the Texas Workforce Commission to provide training for employees at local petrochemical firms. More
October 25, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to offer Matthew Hanks the position of county engineer. More
October 24, 2013 -- Alvin Community College is accepting nominations of families in need for its "Can Feed the Hungry" food drive until November 15. More
October 23, 2013 -- The Brazoria County Community Coalition will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday at multiple locations. More
October 23, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will present a $2 million check on Thursday at Alvin Community College to provide job training at the college. More
October 22, 2013 -- Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care on Monday announced plans to open a new clinic in Pearland in early 2014. More
October 15, 2013 -- Port Freeport has announced that Jason Hull has been promoted to the position of Director of Engineering. More
October 15, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the passage of a proposition on the November 5 election ballot to amend the state's constitution to establish the State Water Infrastructure Fund. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Brazoria County Historical Museum will present "Prehistoric Appetites", an exploration of the life of prehistoric hunter gatherers, tonight. More
October 09, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to award contracts to Gulf Coast Vending Services, LLC of Alvin and JavaSource of Pearland for vending machine services at Brazoria County facilities. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents last week voted to finalize a tax abatement agreement with Ascend Performance Materials on a proposed $1.2 billion propane dehydrogenation facility. More
October 02, 2013 -- Alvin Community College's Student Government Association recently hosted Texas State Representative Ed Thompson to speak about his experiences in local and state government. More
October 01, 2013 -- A United States Coast Guard boat and helicopter crews rescued 12 people after their 60-foot catamaran began taking on water and sank on Tuesday 14 miles off Freeport. More
September 28, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve a new policy on Transportation Development Credits which are used as local match for federal transportation grants. More
September 25, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $306,164 contract to Garner Paving and Construction for the Village of Surfside Beach Street Improvements project. More
September 25, 2013 -- The next Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup is Saturday at 28 sites along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
September 24, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the city’s five-year capital improvement program. More
September 24, 2013 -- Manvel City Council on Monday voted 5-1, with John Cox opposed, to adopt a $4.04 million budget for FY2014 and unanimously adopted a $.058 per $100 valuation tax rate. More
September 22, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted a speech by Houston City Council Member Dave Martin on Thursday. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a solid waste administration and implementation contract with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for continued operation of the H-GAC’s regional solid waste implementation activities. More
September 17, 2013 -- Alvin Community College will host an industrial job fair on September 26. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area will serve samples of food from its cookbooks at the BellaVita Mistletoe Market in Pearland on October 5, and host its fashion show on October 9. More
September 11, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the county’s FY2014 Budget. More
September 10, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an ordinance adopting a tax rate of $0.7051 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
September 09, 2013 -- A delegation of public officials from Harris and Galveston counties visited New Orleans last week to tour the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System that was installed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers following Hurricane Katrina. More
September 06, 2013 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will hold a meeting on September 12 in Dickinson to receive public comments on the implementation plan for restoration of Dickinson Bayou to reduce concentrations of bacteria in the bayou's water. More
September 04, 2013 -- Port Freeport today announced that the port has reached a $19.6 million settlement with multiple companies related to the investigation, redesign and repairs to the failure of the Berth 7 project. More
September 01, 2013 -- The crew of a sailboat found and helped tow a disabled boat and two people to safety Saturday off Freeport. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Bay Are Houston Transportation Partnership hosted a reception for Texas State Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen on Wednesday. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association will host a "Lunch and Learn" meeting featuring Captain David G. Marsh's presentation of "The Story of the Loss of M/V Derbyshire and 20 years of Investigations" on September 5. More
August 28, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to reallocate $445,000 in the county’s FY2013 Budget for the purchase of right-of-way for the widening of County Road 59 in the Pearland area. More
August 27, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to direct staff to begin a search process for a new city manager to take over for current City Manager Bill Eisen upon his retirement at the end of the year. More
August 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday held a spirited discussion of a plan by the Texas Department of Transportation to abandon maintenance of 1,897 miles of state highways in urban areas as a cost-cutting measure and to shift those costs to the cities and counties. More
August 23, 2013 -- Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday approved the college's FY2014 Budget and tax rate. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize a contract in an amount not to exceed $300,000, with one of four recommended consultants for the Woodlands Township Transit Plan. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Center today announced that it has been named to a coalition of community centers to receive staff training to help educate and assist persons on healthcare plan options available to them. More
August 18, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that a 51-year-old man is safe after falling off his sailboat and swimming appoximately 3 miles to shore near Freeport Saturday night. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Bay City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host a health fair on August 24 in Pearland. More
August 14, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $595,357 contract to AIA General Contractors, Inc. for fueling facility improvements at the Alvin North Service Center. More
August 14, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today reached a $7.5 million agreed judgment with the Gulf Chemical and Metallurgical Corporation as part of an enforcement action against the company for failing to comply with state environmental quality laws at its Freeport facility. More
August 14, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday participated in the clean up of a naturally occurring tar ball that was discovered on Surfside Beach near Freeport. More
August 13, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to schedule consideration of adoption of the property tax rate for 2013 on the September 9 and September 23 city council agendas. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership recently hosted representatives from cities in the Brazoria, Harris and Galveston county region to discuss the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents recently reviewed the college's proposed FY2014 Budget. More
July 30, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission approved 18 projects in the Houston District at the July 25 meeting, over half of them in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Montgomery and Waller counties. More
July 28, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership held its monthly luncheon in Pasadena last week, featuring a speech by Wayne Klotz on sustainability. More
July 26, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council voted unanimously to approve a request to the Texas Department of Transportation to award transportation development credits that does not include hike and bike trails in Galveston. More
July 26, 2013 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation in West Columbia, Texas will host its Third Annual Dog Days of Summer event on Augsut 3. More
July 24, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a request to re-allocate $12,000 from the 2012 ESG Homeless Prevention Program in order to extend the 2012 Rapid Re-Housing Project. More
July 23, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $162,200 contract to Triad Construction, Inc. for construction of a build out of the Pearland Convention and Visitor’s Bureau office. More
July 22, 2013 -- Alvin Community College today opened registration for courses in the college's fall semester. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to renew an existing agreement with the World Corporation to promote teleworking, working entirely from home. More
July 09, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Brazoria County associated with the County Road 59 Improvement Project. More
July 08, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize the parks department director to submit a grant application to the Texas General Land Office for the Follett’s Island Feeder Beach Project. More
July 08, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, director of the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, hosted a hurricane season briefing for southeast Texas officials today at the Reliant Center. More
July 02, 2013 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents last week received the preliminary budget plan for FY2014. More
July 02, 2013 -- Captain John Gunning, president of the Brazos Pilots Association, announced on Monday that Captain Daniel Blanton has been approved as a branch pilot for the Ports of Freeport. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted 15-2-1, with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, who chairs the TPC, and Harris County Engineer Art Storey opposed; and Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria abstaining, to approve project selections from the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program Call for Projects. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Brazoria County Community Coalition recently recognized The Medicine Shoppe in Angleton for providing the only permanent prescription drug collection site in the county. More
June 26, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $449,072 contract to Menade, Inc. for the replacement of a bridge over Cedar Creek at County Road 522. More
June 25, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $190,106 contract with Kendig Keast Collaborative for planning services associated with the city’s comprehensive plan update. More
June 24, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority on Friday announced that it has made a "senior call" on its surface water rights on the Brazos River. More
June 21, 2013 -- Several entities covered by Guidry News Service which are involved in transportation/rail projects have similar names and missions. Jim Guidry has prepared an analysis of the entities. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Alvin Community College Foundation will host a "Roast and Toast" for Congressman Randy Weber on August 3. More
June 20, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will recommend an alternative for the SH 288 direct connectors to the Texas Medical Center on Thursday, June 27 at Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professionals at 3100 Shenandoah in Houston. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 23-3, with League City Council Member Heidi Thiess, Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark and Brazoria County Commissioner Larry Stanley opposed, to authorize staff to develop voluntary particulate matter reduction strategies as recommended by the H-GAC Regional Air Quality Planning Committee. More
June 17, 2013 -- Alvin Community College today announced that it has joined a partnership with eight local community colleges to help train employees for jobs in the petrochemical industry in the Houston area. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Port Freeport Port Commission recently elected John Hoss as board chair. More
June 13, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt an order prohibiting outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county during the next 90 days. More
June 11, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $5,955,124 contract to S.J. Louis of Texas Construction, Ltd. for construction of the Hatfield Basin Trunk Sewer Project, and to appropriate an additional $2,255,000 to be funded by bond proceeds. More
June 06, 2013 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, Columbia Historical Museum and the Brazoria County Library System will host a "Blast from the Past" summer day camp June 24-28 for youth. More
June 03, 2013 -- Coast Guard crews along the Texas Gulf Coast responded to multiple search and rescue cases Sunday resulting in 17 lives saved or assisted. More
May 30, 2013 -- Alvin Community College on Wednesday hosted a graduation ceremony for the college's 97th and 98th Law Enforcement Academies. More
May 29, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $5,633,087 contract to Durwood Greene Construction Company for the construction of the Highway 36 Widening Project. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to refer a draft Transportation Development Credit Policy back to the administration for additional work before it is considered again for action. More
May 23, 2013 -- State Representative Craig Eiland announced on the House Floor on Wednesday that he will not seek reelection when his term expires in 2015. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize $18,045,926 in contracts for housing construction management services associated with the H-GAC's Round 2 Chambers County Disaster Recovery Program. More
May 16, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with the City of Alvin to provide tax collection services for the city through the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office. More
May 14, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $141,240 contract to General Contractor Services, Inc. for construction services associated with the “Quiet Zone Crossing” and median improvements at the intersection of FM 518 and the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad. More
May 12, 2013 -- Guidry News Service covered Saturday elections in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
May 11, 2013 -- Brazoria County election returns are being covered by Guidry News Service. More
May 10, 2013 -- Voters in the Gulf Coast area will cast their ballots on Saturday in the election for various city and school leadership positions, as well as some special county propositions. More
May 07, 2013 -- Port Freeport recently hosted its 13th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament at the Freeport Municipal Park. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross today announced that David Dunn has been appointed as executive director to oversee the organization's offices in Angleton, Texas City and across the Galveston Bay. More
April 27, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its annual State of the City Address by Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Friday. More
April 26, 2013 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted its inaugural Dolphin Dash Fun Run. More
April 26, 2013 -- Early voting kicks off on Monday for the May 11 General Election, with voters in the Gulf Coast region able to get an early start on casting their ballots in various elections. More
April 25, 2013 -- The National Alliance for Mental Illness-Gulf Coast will host a support meeting on May 21 in Alvin. More
April 24, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement agreement for Airgas, Inc. More
April 23, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize a lease agreement with the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau for office space for the bureau at Pearland Town Center. More
April 17, 2013 -- The Brazoria County Community Coalition's Prescription Drug Task Force will host prescription drug take back locations around the county on April 27 as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. More
April 16, 2013 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center will host a free community CPR class on Saturday. More
April 15, 2013 -- The annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is Saturday, April 20. More
April 12, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership held its annual State of the Counties program on Wednesday, featuring updates from the leaders of Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties. More
April 10, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $188,129 contract to Lorraine Builders, Inc. for the construction of new restroom facilities at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds. More
April 09, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Bill Eisen to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council for the coordination of emergency medical resources and assets in the event of an emergency or disaster. More
April 05, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will hold a live talk between students with Mary Marek Elementary School in Pearland and astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Monday. More
April 03, 2013 -- Pearland will host the Pearland Crawfish Festival Friday through Sunday, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of Pearland Westside Library and the Houston Blues Society. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Alvin Sunrise Rotary Club will host its Second Annual BBQ Cook-Off on Friday and Saturday. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Board of Regents of Alvin Community College last week approved a tax abatement plan for Ascend Performance Materials in conjunction with the construction of a $1.2 billion propane dehydrogenation complex. More
April 02, 2013 -- Houston attorney Jacqueline Armstrong today announced that Brazoria County has accepted a judgement against it of $850,000 in a case involving two former female employees who had won a judgement against former Judge James Blackstock on claims of sexual harassment. More
April 01, 2013 -- Soroptimist International of Alvin recently hosted its annual Men Who Cook event to raise funds to support area women. More
April 01, 2013 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted students from Alvin High School for a lesson on making clay sculptures and pottery. More
March 29, 2013 -- Alvin Community College's Student Government Association will host the Dolphin Dash 5k Fun Run/Walk on April 20. More
March 28, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership will host the 14th Annual State of the Counties Luncheon on April 10 at the Downtown Aquarium, 410 Bagby Street in Houston. More
March 28, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a reception for Congressman Randy Weber on Wednesday. More
March 27, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept the FY2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. More
March 26, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to accept the city’s comprehensive annual financial report for FY2012 as prepared by Whitley Penn, the city’s consultant accounting firm. More
March 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to solicit public comment on a new transportation conformity determination and proposed revisions to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Plan and 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update. More
March 19, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to renew a contract with the Gulf Coast Center for the Victory Lakes Park & Ride service from the University of Texas Medical Branch medical campus in League City to Galveston’s employment and activity centers on weekdays during peak periods for another year. More
March 13, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. More
March 12, 2013 -- Port Freeport has announced the winners of the 13th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament Logo Drawing Contest. More
March 12, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to designate a reinvestment zone for properties located near the intersection of North Spectrum Boulevard and Kirby Drive. More
March 08, 2013 -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness Gulf Coast will host its third annual NAMI Gulf Coast 2013 Walk on April 13 at Alvin Community College. More
March 07, 2013 -- Uptown Houston, originally formed in 1975 as a voluntary association of businesses and property owners in the Galleria area, and officially approved by the Texas Legislature and the governor as a management district in 1987, is now embarking on a major new amenity for its members – a plan to improve mobility in the area. More
March 04, 2013 -- Candidate filing for the May 11 General Election ended on Friday, with several candidates moving forward to May unopposed for various positions in the Gulf Coast area. More
March 01, 2013 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site in West Columbia is seeking entries for its 55th anniversary celebration Automobile and Motorcycle Show on March 16. More
February 28, 2013 -- Hospice Care Team, Inc. will host grief support groups throughout the Bay Area beginning in March. More
February 27, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a tax abatement to Ascend Performance Materials Operations, LLC for a period of 10 years at a rate of 100 percent for eligible improvements. More
February 26, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a contract to J.M. Davidson, Inc. for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Brazos River Floodgates along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Freeport. More
February 26, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state has invested $1 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in Ascend Performance Materials Texas, Inc. to construct a new propane dehydrogenation facility in Alvin. More
February 26, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting House Bill 335, which would authorize the online publication of municipal legal notices. More
February 26, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the County Address by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on Monday. More
February 25, 2013 -- Filing ends on Friday for those seeking local elected offices in the May 11 General Election, with races forming in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, Galveston and Jefferson counties. More
February 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to receive public comment on potential 2013-2016 projects under consideration. More
February 23, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council held its annual General Assembly Meeting on Friday. More
February 22, 2013 -- The Brazoria County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol will host the first meeting of its Prescription Drug Task Force on February 27 in Angleton. More
February 21, 2013 -- Students from Alvin Community College recently visited the Buffalo Soldier Museum in Houston in recognition of Black History Month. More
February 19, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to join an alliance of regional planning entities collaborating on opportunities and challenges associated with the Eagle Ford Shale Play. More
February 14, 2013 -- Alvin Community College will host a job fair on March 1 at the Nolan Ryan Center. More
February 13, 2013 -- Alvin Community College students recently visited Austin on Community College Day to meet with state legislators. More
February 13, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-0-1, with Stacy Adams abstaining, to make an offer to Joe Ripple for the appointment as the county’s floodplain administrator. More
February 12, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to call an election for May 11 to elect two positions on the city council. More
February 11, 2013 -- Freeport LNG Expansion, LP today announced that it has signed a 20-year liquefaction tolling agreement with BP Energy Company for use of Freeport LNG's proposed natural gas liquefaction and LNG loading facility on Quintana Island. More
February 06, 2013 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents has authorized a firm to take steps to sell the Pearland College Center. More
January 29, 2013 -- Candidate filing begins on Wednesday for the May 11 General Election, providing opportunity for citizens to run for various positions on city councils, school boards, and other local entities with terms expiring this year. More
January 29, 2013 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents recently received an audit report on the college's finances for FY2012. More
January 29, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 3-2, with Scott Sherman and Greg Hill opposed, to award a $76,314 contract to Library Interiors for the purchase of furniture, fixtures and equipment for the Pearland Westside Library. More
January 28, 2013 -- The Brazoria County Commissioners' Court spotlights Leadership Angleton. More
January 28, 2013 -- Port Freeport today announced that the United States Army Corps of Engineers Chief of Engineers has given a positive report on the port's Harbor Channel Improvement Project. More
January 22, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to nominate Commissioner Larry Stanley for appointment to the Policy Committee of the Texas Conference of Urban Counties. More
January 16, 2013 -- Houston-Galveston Area Council Manager of Transportation and Air Quality Programs Alan Clark updated the H-GAC Board of Directors on Tuesday about a recent action by the Environmental Protection Agency that includes the Houston area as a possible non-attainment area for fine particulates. More
January 15, 2013 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a contract to the Harris County Emergency Corps for fire and EMS dispatching services for the city. More
January 14, 2013 -- The Pearland Convention and Visitor's Bureau will present the Pearland Crawfish Festival from April 5 through 7 on Highway 288. More
January 09, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Commissioner Larry Stanley as representative and Commissioner Donald “Dude” Payne as alternate to the Conference of Urban Counties. More
January 02, 2013 -- Port Freeport has announced the appointment of Jeff Strader as its new chief financial officer. More
January 02, 2013 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to terminate a burn ban order put in place on November 15. More
December 27, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint Commissioner Matt Sebesta as primary member and Commissioner Larry Stanley as alternate member to the Transportation Policy Council of the Houston-Galveston Area Council. More
December 19, 2012 -- HomeTown Bank, N.A. recently held a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new branch building in Pearland. More
December 18, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the $258,996,272 Budget and Service Plan for 2013. More
December 14, 2012 -- Alvin Community College recently rented puppies to students during finals, with proceeds benefiting the college's Student Ambassador program and the Pearland Animal Shelter. More
December 13, 2012 -- Port Freeport recently presented a donation of the proceeds from its benefit golf tournament to the Texas Port Ministry. More
December 13, 2012 -- Port Freeport recently received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. More
December 12, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of 5.33 acres of property for construction of the Precinct 4 Government Center Courthouse Annex. More
December 12, 2012 -- Update: The Texas Department of Transportation reports work at State Highway 288/South Freeway southbound at FM 518 in the Pearland area has been completed and that closures of the freeway have been cancelled for the remainder of the week. More
December 11, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $375,000 bid to Construction Masters, Inc. for the construction of the Westside Library. More
December 07, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today joined the Milken Foundation in presenting the Milken National Educator award to Kristi Plummer, a teacher in the Alvin Independent School District. More
November 30, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to approve a resolution for “approval of air quality conformity determination”. More
November 28, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to approve a $97,946 engineering services agreement with Aguirre & Fields, LP for engineering associated with the development of plans, specifications and estimates for the replacement of the bridge on County Road 522 at Cedar Creek. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council's Mobility NOW television program focuses on State Highway 288 in its latest episode. More
November 27, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Scott Sherman opposed, to renew a $190,000 contract with Automated Merchant Services, Inc. for credit card merchant services for a one-year period. More
November 25, 2012 -- San Jacinto College Central Campus karate students took home 16 medals, including gold, during the 2012 Japan Karate Association (JKA) American Federation national championship in New Orleans. More
November 20, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve appointments to various advisory committees. More
November 16, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to implement a ban on outdoor burning for a period of 90 days due to drought conditions. More
November 16, 2012 -- Alvin Community College's choir, band and drama departments will host Christmas productions in December. More
November 13, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to reappoint Mayor Tom Reid as representative and named Woody Owen as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly and Board of Directors. More
November 09, 2012 -- A wide range of activities, from festivals to art exhibits are available around the Texas Gulf Coast region this weekend. More
November 07, 2012 -- Randy Weber defeated Nick Lampson and two others to win a seat in Congress; Steve Stockman won his election to return to Congress; Larry Taylor was elected to the Texas Senate, State Representative Craig Eiland was reelected and several other races in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties were decided on Tuesday. More
November 06, 2012 -- Contested Races in Brazoria County. More
November 06, 2012 -- Representatives from Home Rule cities in the Houston-Galveston Area Council recently elected Manvel Mayor Delores Martin and West University Place Mayor Bob Fry to serve as representatives on the Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors. More
November 03, 2012 -- Candidates for representative of the 14th Congressional District of Texas, which is being vacated by Ron Paul who did not seek reelection, are engaging in contentious exchanges in the final weekend of the election campaign. More
November 02, 2012 -- A wide range of artistic activities and exhibits are available on the Texas Gulf Coast this weekend. More
November 02, 2012 -- Guidry News Service is covering regional and local elections in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson Counties. For the candidates in contested races, as well as a list of unopposed candidates Click Here
October 31, 2012 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted its 37th Annual Fall Festival. More
October 28, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday heard reports on the Houston Intermodal Terminal Rail Access Study and the North Corridor (IH 45) Environmental Impact Study. More
October 25, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association on Wednesday hosted a reception for A. J. “Pete” Reixach, Jr., who recently retired as executive director of Port Freeport. More
October 25, 2012 -- HomeTown Bank President Allan James "Jimmy" Rasmussen has been elected to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Board of Directors. More
October 24, 2012 -- Alvin Community College on Monday hosted the Send Silence Packing exhibit featuring 1,100 empty backpacks on the campus grounds to raise awareness about student suicides. More
October 23, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to declare the city’s intention to reimburse expenditures from future capital lease proceeds. More
October 23, 2012 -- The Brazoria County Community Coalition and Brazosport College recently held a Town Hall for Alcohol Awareness in Lake Jackson. More
October 19, 2012 -- Early Voting begins Monday in the November 6 General Election, with candidates casting ballots for President, one of the state's two seats in the United States Senate, as well as various federal, state and local races. More
October 17, 2012 -- The Alvin Community College Wind Ensemble and Community Band will perform a fall concert on October 25 at the ACC Theatre. More
October 17, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to negotiate with Tegrity Homes for the H-GAC Round 2 Disaster Recovery Housing Program. (Correct) Tegrity Homes and AHRG Corporation were recommended to the board in ranked order. More
October 12, 2012 -- The Port Freeport Board of Commissioners has appointed Glenn Carlson as Executive Port Director and CEO. More
October 12, 2012 -- Texas Gulf Coast residents from Orange to Brownsville participated in a Coastal Windstorm Conference in Beaumont on Thursday. More
October 10, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a tax abatement for Saber Power Services, LLC. More
October 09, 2012 -- Pearland City Council voted unanimously to approve a one-year, $385,530 destination marketing agreement with the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. More
October 08, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Len Waterworth has announced the hiring of Phyllis Saathoff as managing director of corporate projects for the Port of Houston. More
October 08, 2012 -- All six county judges appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Gulf Coast Protection and Recovery District gathered at the Galveston County Commissioners Court Workshop Room this morning for the first meeting of the group in two years. More
October 04, 2012 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a debate for the 14th Congressional District of Texas at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center on Wednesday. More
October 04, 2012 -- Port Freeport Interim Executive Director Phyllis Saathoff, who had been a candidate to replace former executive director Pete Reixach who recently retired, has announced that she is no longer a candidate for the position and she is resigning from the port. More
September 30, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted to support a $2.5 million grant amendment for the Galveston Seawall; and voted to approve a resolution supporting a joint request to the Federal Transit Administration by the City of Conroe and The Woodlands Township that they be granted “designate recipient” status for federal funding. More
September 28, 2012 -- The Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol's Brazoria County Community Coalition will host prescription drug take back locations in Alvin, Angleton, Lake Jackson and Manvel on Saturday. More
September 26, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Center has honored Executive Director Mike Winburn for thirty years of service. More
September 26, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to establish procedures for processing income and resources of sponsors for resident aliens applying for benefits under the county’s Indigent Health Program. More
September 25, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the city's five-year Capital Improvement Program, which includes $346,385,560 in projects. More
September 21, 2012 -- The Texas Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup is Saturday at 29 sites along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
September 18, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today voted to negotiate with BBC Research & Consulting for consulting services to support the fair housing portion of the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and to approve several contracts with firms for case studies in the various communities involved in the project. More
September 18, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt, on first reading, a 2012 property tax rate of $0.7051 per $100 valuation, an increase of two cents from the 2011 tax rate. More
September 18, 2012 -- The Port Freeport Port Commission has agreed to levy a 2012 property tax rate of $0.0515 per $100 valuation. More
September 18, 2012 -- The members of the Texas State Pilots Association, meeting September 13-14 in Beaumont, Texas, honored the more than 100 years of service and leadership provided by three recently retired members, Captain Max Blanton of the Freeport Pilots, Captain Larry Robinson of the Matagorda Pilots, and Captain James Coonrod of the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
September 17, 2012 -- NAMI Gulf Coast will host suicide prevention training seminars in Brazoria County this month. More
September 13, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office Fall 2012 Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup will be on Saturday, September 22nd, from 9 until noon. PSA
September 12, 2012 -- State Representative Craig Eiland and the Joint Interim Committee to Study Seacoast Territory Insurance met in Austin Wednesday to hear testimony on the Committee’s charge of examining alternative ways to provide insurance to the seacoast, study the residual markets for windstorm and hail insurance in other states, study building codes and mitigation strategies and make recommendations to the legislature. More
September 12, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the county’s FY2013 Budget. More
September 11, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the 26th annual Fall Adopt-A-Beach cleanup on Saturday, September 22. More
September 10, 2012 -- The Nassau Bay Garden Club has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Rachel Nichols of Lake Jackson, Texas. More
August 30, 2012 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents recently approved a $25.06 million budget for the 2013 fiscal year. More
August 29, 2012 -- Alvin Community College's Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department will launch a helicopter training program on September 11. More
August 29, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $1,336,860 contract to Mar-Con Services, LLC for improvements at the intersection of County Road 59 and Business Center Drive. More
August 28, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $5,691,253 contract to Triple B Services, LLP for construction services associated with the Hickory Slough Detention Pond at Max Road Phase 1 Project. More
August 24, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today talked about commuter rail between Galveston and Houston and a proposed high speed rail service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. More
August 22, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday engaged in a spirited discussion of “sustainability” and whether the board should take a vote on whether to support projects with that designation. More
August 21, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host meetings tonight in Alvin and on Thursday in League City regarding Segment B of the Grand Parkway, which would take a route from Interstate Highway 45 to State Highway 288. More
August 20, 2012 -- Pearland City Council Member Scott Sherman has been elected as president of Texas Municipal League Region 14. More
August 16, 2012 -- A large crowd turned out for the rededication of the Truman G. Blocker Burn Unit at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Wednesday. More
August 15, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to name Interim Purchasing Director Lesa Girouard to the position full time. More
August 15, 2012 -- Deputy Clinton Lobpries has received the Officer of the Year Award from the Exchange Club of Angleton. More
August 14, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 3-2, with Scott Sherman and Keith Ordeneaux opposed, to approve a $20,000 contract with the Gulf Coast Center’s Connect Transit to continue demand response transportation services. More
August 07, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a meeting in Angleton on Thursday to present proposed improvements to Business 288B from Henderson Road to Wilkins Street. More
August 07, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a meeting tonight in Pearland to gather input regarding the proposed extension of the Pearland Parkway. More
August 01, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard today rescued four people whose fishing boat was sinking approximately five miles off the coast of Freeport. More
August 01, 2012 -- The contests are set for the November 6 General Election. For a summary of the races in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties Click Here
July 31, 2012 -- Voters return to the polls today to cast votes in runoff elections for the Republican and Democratic primaries. More
July 30, 2012 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents recently received an update on the condition of Regent Cheryl Knape, who was injured in June. More
July 25, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the court’s rules regarding the order of the agenda concerning public appearances. More
July 24, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an advanced funding agreement with the State of Texas for the Fite Road Project. More
July 23, 2012 -- Early voting began today for the July 31 Republican and Democratic PartyPrimary Election Runoffs. Guidry News Service is covering contested races in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties. More
July 21, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard has suspended the search for two missing swimmers near Freeport. More
July 20, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard is searching for two missing male swimmers who were reported missing near Surfside Beach in Freeport. More
July 20, 2012 -- San Jacinto College has published an appeal to students for its non-destructive testing program - a type of quality control inspection that does not harm the part being tested - noting that many students are often hired before they're able to graduate from the program. More
July 18, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Center will honor outgoing board members James T. Floyd, Gerald Mitchell, and David Walker on August 25 at the Mainland Community Service Center in Texas City. More
July 18, 2012 -- Attendance information has been added to Tuesday's report on the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Despite an intensive battle to represent the Galveston City Council at the H-GAC, there was no Galveston representative at the meeting. More
July 17, 2012 -- Alvin Community College will host a blood drive on July 23 in the Student Center in honor of injured regent Cheryl Knape. More
July 14, 2012 -- NAMI Gulf Coast will hold the "Visions for Tomorrow" workshop series on July 28 and August 4 at the Brazosport Medical Center in Lake Jackson. More
July 11, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to submit a grant application to the Houston-Galveston Area Council to develop a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development, which would be used to develop a coastal shoreline access master plan for Brazoria County. More
July 10, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to submit nine project applications to the Houston-Galveston Area Council for inclusion in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Plan. More
July 02, 2012 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday received a report regarding the college's Registered Nursing Program. More
June 27, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a proposal by the Brazoria County Toll Road Authority to move forward with traffic and revenue studies for the Highway 288 Toll Road Project. More
June 26, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to terminate a bid award to Coastal Pump Services, Inc. for mechanical services and to award the bid to STP Services at a unit price of $60 per hour for labor and 15 percent markup above contractor cost for parts. More
June 25, 2012 -- Voters in Galveston and Pearland made their final choices in three races during runoff elections on Saturday, with Galveston electing Lewis Rosen as mayor and Norman Pappous to the District 4 council seat, and Pearland voters selecting Keith Ordeneaux for Position 4 on its city council. More
June 25, 2012 -- Area veteran journalist Mary Alys Cherry has joined Bay Group Media as publisher of Bay Area Houston Magazine. More
June 22, 2012 -- Galveston and Pearland will hold runoff elections on Saturday to determine winners in a mayoral and two city council races. More
June 22, 2012 -- Soroptimist International of Alvin recently presented grants, scholarships and awards during its End of Year Luncheon. More
June 21, 2012 -- Alvin Community College recently helped identify a heart problem for a volunteer during a cardiovascular scan conducted as instruction for students in the college's DCVS class. More
June 19, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the H-GAC Round 2 Phase 2 Method of Distribution of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds, which reallocates non-housing, public housing and subsidized housing funds. More
June 15, 2012 -- Brazoria County Aviation Director Jeff Bilyeu said that the airport terminal authorized by the commissioners court this week is a cornerstone of an improvement process that he has been working on since joining the county five years ago. More
June 14, 2012 -- NAMI Gulf Coast will hold the "Visions for Tomorrow" workshop series on July 28 and August 4 at the Brazosport Medical Center. More
June 13, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 3-1, with Commissioner Stacy Adams opposed, to approve the construction of a new airport terminal building at the Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport. More
June 12, 2012 -- The Houston–Galveston Area Council has developed two new products, a website and a video, to help access and functional support needs individuals and others better prepare for hurricane season. More
June 12, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a new library services agreement with Brazoria County for the establishment of obligations for the city’s future Pearland West Side Library. More
June 12, 2012 -- Alvin Community College will host a hurricane preparedness seminar on June 28 at the college's Theatre. More
June 11, 2012 -- New for this year’s Juneteenth Celebration in Galveston County is the Historic Mainland Bus Tour. Participants (limited to 47) will be transported by air-conditioned, charter buses to two remarkable mainland sites - Stringfellow Orchards and the 1867 Settlement. Guides will welcome visitors to each site and give a history of the property. More
June 07, 2012 -- Alvin Community College on Tuesday hosted a viewing event at the college's observatory for students and residents to view Venus as it passed in front of the sun. More
June 01, 2012 -- Alvin Community College recently received a $923,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
May 30, 2012 -- Port Freeport Commissioners today accepted Freeport LNG's bid for a long-term lease of a 170-acre tract of land on Quintana Island adjacent to Freeport LNG’s existing LNG regasification facility. More
May 30, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to amend an engineering services agreement with Coast and Harbor Engineering, Inc. for the design of improvements to County Road 257, also known as Bluewater Highway. More
May 30, 2012 -- The District Attorney and Tax-Assessor Collector in Harris County were defeated in Tuesday's primary election and the sheriff's election and commissioners court races in Galveston County ended in runoffs. For a report on elections in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties Click Here
May 29, 2012 -- Brazoria County Primary Elections. Candidates
May 28, 2012 -- The two missing children that were subjects of a search by the Coast Guard and local agencies at Surfside Beach were found safe on the beach on Monday. More
May 25, 2012 -- A dozen elected and appointed officials appealed to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council to move forward on improvements to State Highway 146 from Red Bluff to FM 518. More
May 25, 2012 -- The Democratic and Republican Party Primary Elections take place in Texas on Tuesday, with candidates on the ballot for federal, state and county offices. More
May 24, 2012 -- Alvin Community College Board of Regents Chair Pete Nash on Tuesday administered the oath of office to regents James DeWitt, Bel Sanchez and Doyle Swindell to new terms in office. More
May 23, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the publication of an intent to issue $29 million in general obligation bonds for street improvements and other projects. More
May 23, 2012 -- Seabrook City Council candidate Robert Llorente rolled the dice and won a spot on the ballot in the June 16 runoff election against Robert Duncan for City Council Position No. 1. More
May 22, 2012 -- High School students from the 10 counties encompassing the 14th Congressional district participated in 2012 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery last week in Friendswood. More
May 16, 2012 -- Alvin Community College radio station KACC will kick off its Live Summer Concert Series on June 7 with a performance by Mary Smith and Mystique. More
May 15, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the Plans and Project Review Committee’s recommendations for the Criminal Justice Priority List. More
May 15, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Felicia Harris opposed, to authorize the submission of a grant application to the Criminal Justice Division of the Texas Governor’s Office for $107,000 funds to purchase a mobile command trailer for the Pearland Police Department. More
May 14, 2012 -- Election returns left incomplete Saturday night because of problems with equipment in the Galveston County Clerk’s office are being posted by County Clerk Dwight Sullivan. More
May 14, 2012 -- Alvin Community College will hold auditions on Wednesday and Thursday for its summer children's theatre productions. More
May 13, 2012 -- Additional Early and Write in Votes will be added to some elections in Galveston County following an Election Day plagued by failures of scanning equipment, but most races are complete. More
May 09, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the creation of the Pearland Westside Branch Library, and authorized the District Attorney’s Office to enter into discussions with entities involved for all matters related to the creation of the new library branch. More
May 08, 2012 -- Port Freeport has announced the winners of its 12th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament. More
May 07, 2012 -- The Texas Historical Commission recently named Chris Elliott as the site manager of the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site in West Columbia, Texas. More
May 01, 2012 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson reports that less trash than usual was found at the annual General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on Saturday. More
April 29, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to receive public comments about projects included in $2 billion in statewide funding approved last week by the Texas Transportation Commission. More
April 27, 2012 -- Early voting in the May 12 General Election begins on Monday, with cities school districts, and colleges in the Gulf Coast Region opening the polls for various races. More
April 27, 2012 -- Congressman Pete Olson recently toured the Pearland Center of Alvin Community College on Tuesday. More
April 27, 2012 -- The Texas Transportation Commission of the Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday authorized TxDOT to advance the State Highway 288 and United States Highway 290 projects. More
April 25, 2012 -- The Houston Police Department today joined other federal, state and local agencies today in announcing the arrest of more than 40 individuals suspected to be involved in the theft of checks and money orders from apartment complex lock boxes in the Houston area. More
April 25, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office Spring Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup is Saturday. More
April 25, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution stating the county’s agreement to advance funds to the Brazoria County Toll Road Authority to conduct a traffic and revenue study for a proposed toll road project on State Highway 288. More
April 24, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a contract with Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 4 for the operation and maintenance of the district’s water and sewer system. More
April 23, 2012 -- Alvin Community College today announced that it has been listed in the top 10 percent of community colleges in the country in rankings released by the Aspen Institute. More
April 19, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $1 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund into a new hydrocarbon cracker unit planned for placement in Brazoria County by Dow Chemical Co. More
April 17, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to renew contracts with Goodwill, Gulf Coast Trades Center, Inc. and SER-Jobs for Progress to train out-of-school youth for jobs, but to not renew a contract with the Houston Area Urban League for the training. More
April 17, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District today began temporary closures of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at the West Gate of the Brazos River Floodgates for repair work. More
April 11, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to accept the FY2011 Financial Audit. More
April 10, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to name Trent Epperson as head of the Projects and Engineering Department and Lata Krishnarao as head of the Community Development Department. More
April 04, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $1,718,071 contract to Bioengineering Arcadis for periodic levee safety inspections of federally-constructed levees in Texas City, Freeport, Matagorda, Port Arthur, Alice and Three Rivers. More
April 02, 2012 -- Phyllis Saathoff has been named interim executive port director/CEO of Port Freeport, Texas, following the retirement of A.J. “Pete” Reixach Jr. More
April 02, 2012 -- Port Freeport today announced that Executive Port Director and CEO A.J. "Pete" Reixach, Jr. has retired. More
March 29, 2012 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted the "ACC Throw-A-Thon", with students, employees, artists and other members of the community spinning 111 pottery pieces to be donated to the Empty Bowls Houston project. More
March 28, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution endorsing the concept of the “Gulf Coast Emergency Communications Network”, a program proposed by Clear Channel Communications utilizing the company’s digital screen billboards. More
March 27, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 3-2, with Woody Owens and Felicia Harris opposed, to authorize the use of the city’s available fund balance to make compensation adjustments for employees. More
March 23, 2012 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday voted to approve a new casualty-liability and property insurance policy with Victory Insurance, with annual premium of $572,489. More
March 22, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership today hosted its 13th Annual State of the Counties Address, featuring updates by top county officials in Brazoria, Galveston and Harris Counties, at the Downtown Aquarium. More
March 20, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors was two members short of a quorum, in part because of very bad weather, and agreed to have a discussion among the members present. More
March 14, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to renew the county’s property insurance policy with Victory Insurance of Lake Jackson. More
March 13, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $3,143,020 contract to JRT Constructors, Inc. for the Barry Rose Wastewater Treatment Plant Rehabilitation Project. More
March 07, 2012 -- The Bay Area Council On Drugs And Alcohol will present "Chronicles of a Teen Killer" at Brazosport College throughout the months of March and April. More
March 06, 2012 -- The lists of candidates are set for the May 12 municipal and school board elections on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
March 06, 2012 -- The Alvin Community College Student Government Association will host a crawfish boil on Thursday. More
March 05, 2012 -- Update: Former La Marque mayor Geraldine Sam has filed to oppose current Mayor Bobby Hocking in the May 12 election, Greg Roof has filed to run for mayor of Galveston, Terrylin Tarlton has filed to run for Galveston City Council, Michael Aldous has filed to run for mayor of Santa Fe and Randy Strickland has filed to run for the Hitchcock City Commission. More
March 05, 2012 -- Port Freeport Executive Port Director A.J. "Pete" Reixach, Jr. has provided the "State of the Port" report for 2011. More
March 02, 2012 -- Port Freeport will host its 12th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament on May 5 at Freeport Municipal Park. More
March 01, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has advised its members that fog conditions are expected to linger in the area until Saturday morning when a cold front is expected at or shortly after sunrise. More
February 29, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a tax abatement for Dow AgroSciences, LLC for a period of seven years. More
February 28, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution authorizing the use of eminent domain to acquire a drainage easement at a 9.77 acre tract of land for the construction and maintenance of drainage improvements. More
February 28, 2012 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday voted unanimously to refinance $8.9 million in bonds issued in 2005 to build the college's Science/Health Science Building. More
February 25, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday approved a resolution in support of several amendments to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update as well as a resolution in support of recommendations for use of Rider 42 Bond funds. More
February 21, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a list of appointments by H-GAC Chair Delores Martin, who is mayor of Manvel. More
February 18, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has posted a news release on the continuing project to maintain federally-authorized navigation channels along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
February 17, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Center will offer the Children Services Program beginning on March 1 in League City. More
February 17, 2012 -- The first meeting of the new Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee was held on Friday at the Houston Pilots Office in Deer Park. More
February 17, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has launched an online forum, Facebook page and online survey for its Regional Plan for Sustainable Development. More
February 15, 2012 -- Freeport LNG Expansion, LP has signed a front-end engineering and design contract with Zacrhy/CB&I Joint Venture for the Freeport Liquefaction Project near Freeport, Texas. More
February 15, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $1 million grant agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division, and approving a county match of 10 percent, or $111,111, for the construction of an airport terminal building. More
February 14, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to enter into a development agreement with MHI Partnership, Ltd. for the Hickory Slough storm water detention facility. More
February 10, 2012 -- Candidates in various cities and school districts have placed their names on the ballot as the first week ends for official filing in the May 12 General Election. More
February 09, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and the Texas General Land Office will host public workshops to gather ideas on hurricane and tropical storm damage reduction, flood risk management and ecosystem restoration in Orange, Jefferson, Chambers, Galveston, Harris and Brazoria counties. More
February 08, 2012 -- Alvin Community College today announced that filing is underway for the May 12 General Election, which includes three positions on the college's Board of Regents. More
February 03, 2012 -- Local candidates can soon begin filing to run for local city council and school board positions in several counties, as official filing for the May 12 General Election opens on Saturday. More
February 01, 2012 -- Alvin Community College's Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography Program will offer heart scans to the public February 5-14 to raise funds for student scholarships and lab supplies. More
February 01, 2012 -- Baker Distributing Company's second annual food drive benefiting the Gulf Coast Center will be designated for adult mental health programs. More
January 30, 2012 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday received a report from CPA firm Belt Harris and Pechacek regarding the college's recent audit. More
January 29, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council held its annual meeting on Friday, electing Manvel Mayor Deloris Martin chair for 2012. More
January 27, 2012 -- Guidry News Service has learned that State Farm Insurance has notified agents on the Texas Gulf Coast that about 11,000 homeowners’ insurance policies will not be renewed. More
January 27, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to elect new officers for 2012. More
January 25, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to award a contract to Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, Ltd. for the restoration and repair of the exterior of the Brazoria County Museum. More
January 24, 2012 -- Pearland City Council, during a special meeting session on Monday, canvassed the results of the January 14 runoff election for Council Position 5, and administered the oath of office to Greg Hill as council member for the position. More
January 18, 2012 -- The National Parks Conservation Association, Houston Wilderness and Rice University’s SSPEED Center has released its report, "Opportunity Knocks: How the Proposed Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area Could Attract Visitors, Boost Business, and Create Jobs". More
January 17, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced the winners of the 2011 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to request an extension in the time for comments for a proposed expansion of the ozone non-attainment area by the Environmental Protection Agency that would include Matagorda County. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a series of meetings over the next two months to develop a plan for the 13 county region. More
January 16, 2012 -- Greg Hill defeated Kevin Cole to claim the unexpired term for Pearland City Council Position 5 in a special runoff election on Saturday. More
January 14, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce on Friday hosted a forum for the candidates in the Republican Primary for the 14th Congressional District of Texas. More
January 13, 2012 -- NAMI Gulf Coast will host a two-day Partnerships Education workshop on February 25 and March 3 in Alvin. More
January 13, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court, during a special meeting today, voted unanimously to name Sonja Broadway as Veterans Service Officer. More
January 13, 2012 -- Pearland will hold a runoff election on Saturday for the unexpired term of City Council Position No. 5. More
January 11, 2012 -- Alvin Community College will host the 13th Annual Evening of Big Band Music, with music by the Kurland Street Band, on February 4. More
January 11, 2012 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to issue a letter of support for the Port Freeport’s proposal to expand its foreign trade zone. More
January 10, 2012 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to award a $519,211 contract to Lindsey Construction, Inc. for construction services associated with the State Highway 35 Mitigation Pond Project. More
January 06, 2012 -- Alvin Community College's band is seeking new members for the 2012 Spring Semester. More
January 06, 2012 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, the purchase of radio equipment and associated accessories from Motorola, Inc. for a total of $439,615. More
December 30, 2011 -- Pearland will kick off early voting in the City Council Position 5 runoff election on Tuesday, January 3. More
December 28, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of re-designating a portion of United States Highway 59 as Interstate 69. More
December 21, 2011 -- The Bay Area Council On Drugs And Alcohol urges the public to drive sober this holiday season. More
December 21, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Center today announced that Karen DeJean of Dickinson has been appointed to the center's board of directors. More
December 21, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 26-3 to approve an amendment to the First Round Method of Distribution for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds, which adds Galveston Housing Authority as an eligible housing fund sub-recipient, and reallocates $25 million in housing funds from City of Galveston to Galveston Housing Authority. More
December 20, 2011 -- Former Congressman Nick Lampson is running unopposed for the Democratic Primary in District 14, which currently is held by Ron Paul, who is not seeking reelection. More
December 16, 2011 -- Representatives of the Texas Department of Transportation today updated the Houston-Galveston Area Transportation Policy Council on the Houston-Austin Intercity Rail Study. More
December 15, 2011 -- Filing continues through Monday for national, state and local offices in the 2012 Primary Elections, due to an extension of the filing date by a federal court. More
December 14, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to lift a burn ban order implemented due to drought and wildfire conditions in the area during the past nine months. More
December 13, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to order a special runoff election on January 14 for Council Position No. 5. More
December 06, 2011 -- The Pearland Economic Development Corporation today announced that Melissa Black has joined the corporation as its new director of marketing. More
December 05, 2011 -- Pearland’s special election on Saturday to fill City Council Position 5 ended with the call for a runoff between candidates Greg Hill and Kevin Cole. More
November 30, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Stacy Adams opposed, to extend a ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county for an additional 90 days. More
November 29, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Felicia Harris opposed, to approve an interlocal agreement and amended memorandum of understanding with Brazoria Drainage District No. 4. More
November 28, 2011 -- Filing in the March 2012 Primary Election began today, opening county, state and federal positions to candidates seeking party nominations. More
November 21, 2011 -- Port Freeport recently received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the port's 2010 financial report. More
November 20, 2011 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas announced on Friday that a Clute man has been sentenced to prison in a child pornography case. More
November 18, 2011 -- Special elections will have voters in Houston and Pearland casting ballots in December to fill city council positions in both cities. More
November 17, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Wednesday voted unanimously to canvass the results of the November 8 election. More
November 17, 2011 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted a blood drive, providing free tickets to a private screening of "Breaking Dawn", a movie in the "Twilight" series, to several donors. More
November 15, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $77,950 bid to Architrave Construction and Design, Inc. for the construction of the Pearland Gateway monument. More
November 09, 2011 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker defeated five challengers on Tuesday. Guidry News Service covered elections in five Gulf Coast counties. More
November 08, 2011 -- Alvin Community College has issued a reminder to students regarding new meningitis vaccination requirements that go into effect January 1. More
November 02, 2011 -- Alvin Community College will host a ceremony in observance of Veterans Day on November 11. More
October 31, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program to include the 2010 Call for Projects and Proposition 12 Bond Program Projects. More
October 27, 2011 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center has reported that its new Lake Jackson Outpatient Clinic has already assisted veterans, treating some patients before the clinic's official opening. More
October 26, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept a proposal from Baker and Lawson, Inc. for professional services associated with the survey and design of a beach access road and parking lot along County Road 257. More
October 25, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal cooperative pricing arrangement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the purchase of an ambulance. More
October 21, 2011 -- Early voting begins Monday for the November 8 General Election, with local races taking place in Houston and Tiki Island. More
October 19, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a draft recommended method of distribution for Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery funds and announced that three public hearings will be held on the recommendations. More
October 19, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will hold three public hearings to garner public input on the method of distribution for approximately $969 million in Community Development Block Grant Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery Funds. More
October 12, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to nominate Ryan Cade for election to the Brazoria County Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
October 11, 2011 -- The City of Pearland and the Pearland Economic Development Corporation on Tuesday announced that Utah-based Merit Medical Systems, Inc. was recently recruited to build a new research and development and manufacturing facility in Pearland. More
October 11, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to combine the city’s engineering and inspection departments into a single department to be called the Community Development Department. More
October 05, 2011 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday for the official opening of its new VA Outpatient Clinic in Lake Jackson. More
September 29, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt regulations for the beaches of the county. More
September 27, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host open house meetings in October to present the preliminary San Bernard River Watershed Protection Plan. More
September 27, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 3-1, with Felicia Harris opposed, to adopt a 2011 tax rate of $0.6851 per $100 valuation. More
September 24, 2011 -- Thousands of volunteers turned out to pick up tons of trash from Texas beaches in the Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach cleanup. More
September 22, 2011 -- Port Freeport on Wednesday announced that the port has received an "A" rating and stable outlook from Standard & Poor's Rating Services. More
September 21, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an in-kind match of $216,570.51 for a $639,091 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program Grant from the Texas Department of Transportation to enforce the law against driving while intoxicated. More
September 20, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Center recently honored the Mental Health Deputies of Galveston and Brazoria Counties Sheriff Departments for their outstanding dedication and service. More
September 20, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court, in an emergency meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to appoint members to a grievance committee. More
September 19, 2011 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is offering free flu vaccinations for veterans at VA Medical Center in Houston as well as at outpatient clinics in the region. More
September 18, 2011 -- Jim Guidry has posted a commentary applauding last week's Technical Workshop and Symposium for the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District hosted by Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership which brought together engineers, environmentalists and elected officials from throughout the Gulf Coast Region to discuss storm surge protection. More
September 16, 2011 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a Technical Workshop and Symposium for the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District at South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center on Thursday. More
September 15, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to adopt a 2011 total property tax rate of $0.4731010 per $100 valuation. More
September 15, 2011 -- Lead agencies in the administration of $35 million in Social Services Block Grant funds for Hurricane Ike recovery hosted a meeting in Galveston on Tuesday to deliver a report on the "return on investment" of the grant funds. More
September 13, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $146,534 contract to Pate Engineers, Inc. for engineering design services associated with the Twin Creek Regional Lift Station Project. More
September 02, 2011 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees this week approved the 2011-2012 Budget, with reductions of almost $8 million in expenditures from the prior year. More
September 02, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court, in an emergency meeting today, voted unanimously to adopt a plan for redistricting of election precincts and commissioners precinct boundaries. More
August 26, 2011 -- John Barton, who on Thursday was named interim executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, today updated the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Council on development of SH 99, the Grand Parkway. More
August 24, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to again extend an outdoor burn ban for the county due to drought conditions and wildfire risk. More
August 23, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to reschedule the council’s September 12 regular meeting to September 19 in order to comply with the city charter and truth-in-taxation requirements for approval of the FY2011 Budget and tax rate. More
August 19, 2011 -- Alvin Community College now offers a home school program for students in first through 12th grade through its continuing education workforce development program. More
August 15, 2011 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center today announced that it will open a VA outpatient clinic in Lake Jackson on October 11. More
August 11, 2011 -- Alvin Community College will host free workshops in August, September and October on computer-aided industrial design. More
August 10, 2011 -- Danny Frank recently joined Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors in Pearland. More
August 10, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a tax abatement to Ascend Performance Materials, LLC. More
August 09, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize a $67,953 contract with ESPA Corp for engineering services associated with the Cowart’s Creek Diversion Maintenance Project. More
August 04, 2011 -- Congressional candidate John Gay will serve as auctioneer during a fundraiser for Pearland resident Joanne S. on Saturday at 2-A-Days Sports Bar. More
August 02, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting and open house on August 16 to receive comments on the updated Regionally Coordinated Transportation Plan. More
August 01, 2011 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents last week voted to seek a replacement for Softball Coach Jennifer Hightower, who took the employee exit incentive program that was approved at the June board meeting. More
July 31, 2011 -- Registration is under way at San Jacinto College. More
July 27, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve a seven-year, 100 percent tax abatement with BASF Corporation for a new dispersion facility for the company. More
July 26, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the action plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program for 2011. More
July 25, 2011 -- Four Texas WorkForce Centers in the region covered by the Houston-Galveston Area Council are being considered for closure, including offices in Downtown Houston, Spring Branch, Galveston and Winnie. More
July 25, 2011 -- Friendswood resident, Terry Arnold, leads the effort to score a win in the PUMA Project Pink! for MD Anderson's Morgan Welch Clinic. This clinic was the first of its kind, opened in 2006, just one year prior to Ms. Arnold being diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer, (IBC) a rare but fatal form of breast cancer. More
July 20, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday held extensive discussion of the previous vote of the board to negotiate with AECOM rather than AmericaSpeaks to coordinate public engagement activities in preparation of the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development. More
July 19, 2011 -- Port Freeport recently held a swearing-in ceremony for John Hoss and Shane Pirtle, as new members of the Port Commission. More
July 14, 2011 -- Nita's Forget-Me-Nots of Alvin will participate in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 8 at the Stewart Beach Pavilion in Galveston. More
July 14, 2011 -- John Gay, who has been campaigning for the Republican nomination for the United States House now held by Ron Paul, has published a report on his campaign now that Paul is not seeking re-election to Congress. More
July 12, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to name Council Member Ed Thompson the mayor pro tem for the next year. More
July 12, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted to schedule a public hearing on July 26 to consider the adoption of an order prohibiting littering of beaches in Brazoria County, as well as motor vehicle traffic on “any natural or man-made sand dune or other form of shoreline protection” on the county’s beaches. More
July 11, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Port Bureau has published the first of a series of reports on “The Ports of Texas”, including the Port of Houston, the Port of Texas City, the Port of Galveston and Port Freeport. More
July 02, 2011 -- The Coast Guard has suspended it's search for a girl who was reported missing near Surfside Beach. More
July 01, 2011 -- A committee of the Houston-Galveston Area Council on Tuesday took issue with the decision of the H-GAC Board of Directors to negotiate with AECOM as the vendor to conduct public engagement for the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant Program, despite the committee’s number one ranking of AmericaSpeaks for the project. More
July 01, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court in an emergency meeting on Thursday voted 3-1, with County Judge Joe King opposed, to ban fireworks for the Fourth of July weekend. More
June 30, 2011 -- The Brazoria County Commissioners Court will hold an emergency meeting today to consider declaring a ban on the sale of all fireworks in the unincorporated portions of county. More
June 29, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Pearland City Manager Bill Eisen to the Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors. More
June 28, 2011 -- The Bay Area Council On Drugs & Alcohol's Brazoria County Community Coalition is reminding everyone that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving and to designate a sober driver before the July 4 celebrations begin. More
June 28, 2011 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents recently reviewed its proposed 2011-2012 operating budget, which includes cuts due to a projected 12.91 percent decrease in state funding during the next two years. More
June 28, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $632,804 bid to Millis Development & Construction, Inc. for the construction of the first phase of the Trail Connectivity Project. More
June 25, 2011 -- Runoff Election Returns: La Marque has a new mayor; a La Marque ISD trustee position is settled; Pearland has elected a new council member; and Port Arthur elected two city council members. More
June 25, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted to add an ex-officio, non-voting membership to any visiting member of the Texas Legislature. More w/Video
June 24, 2011 -- The cities of La Marque, Pearland and Port Arthur, as well as La Marque Independent School District, will hold special and runoff elections on Saturday for various positions. More
June 22, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a new policy regarding a bill that requires regional planning commissions to offer ex-officio, non-voting, membership on their governing bodies to a member of the Texas Legislature. More
June 19, 2011 -- Gulf Coast Protection and Recovery District, the six-county group formed by Governor Rick Perry to consider options for storm surge protection on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast, hosted a meeting with a delegation from the Netherlands, a country that has pioneered technology to protect against tidal surges. More
June 16, 2011 -- Alvin Community College will host a blood drive on June 29 at the Pearland Campus. More
June 15, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to prohibit the sale and use of restricted fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county during the Fourth of July holiday. More
June 14, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a traffic signal assumption agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation. More
June 07, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Area Agency on Aging recently assisted in the 14th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature elections for the Houston-Galveston region. More
June 07, 2011 -- NAMI Gulf Coast, along with Janssen, a division of Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is sponsoring a free program on July 14 at the Alvin Senior Center regarding schizophrenia and its treatment More
June 02, 2011 -- The University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus has selected works from 20 area artists for the founding art collection at the campus. More
June 01, 2011 -- June will provide voters with another round at the polls in several areas, with runoff elections and one special election scheduled at various times during the month. More
May 31, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made appointments to the Brazos River Authority Board of Directors and the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services. More
May 31, 2011 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday approved an employee exit incentive program. More
May 25, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award managing depository bank and sub depository bank services to First National Bank of Lake Jackson. More
May 24, 2011 -- House Bill 578, the "Hold Harmless" funding bill has been approved by the Texas House Transportation Committee and now will be considered by the full House of Representatives. More
May 24, 2011 -- Pearland City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to canvass the results of the May 14 General Election. More
May 22, 2011 -- San Jacinto College (SJC) Central athletic director Scott Horstman has announced the hiring of Jacob Wonders as head men’s basketball head coach. More
May 22, 2011 -- Three Alvin Community College GED Graduates were recently honored with scholarships. More
May 18, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the Bacteria Reduction Implementation Plan developed by a steering committee composed of government, business and community leaders “with a common goal of developing a plan for reducing bacteria in area waterways. More
May 16, 2011 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted a graduation ceremony for students in the college's kindergarten program. More
May 15, 2011 -- Incumbent mayors of League City and Kemah were defeated by challengers and the mayor of La Marque was recalled; mayors of Pearland, Alvin and Beaumont were reelected; two new members were elected to the College of the Mainland Board of Directors but the COM bond issue is undecided; and voters in Galveston approved a plan to charge fees to park on the Seawall. More
May 13, 2011 -- Voters in several cities along the Gulf Coast will cast their ballots on who will take the helm as mayor of their town on Saturday as voting day takes place in the General Election. More
May 12, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul today announced the winner of the 2011 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery. More
May 11, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $425,469 bid to C.F. McDonald Electric, Inc. of Houston for the Velasco Drainage District and Commodore Cove Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Emergency Generators Project. More
May 10, 2011 -- Port Freeport today announced the winners of the 11th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament, which was held May 7. More
May 10, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Scott Sherman opposed, to reappoint Ronny Hecht, Christopher S. Klein and Shareen Larmond to the Spectrum Management District Board of Directors. More
May 05, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Economic Development District, along with several community partners, will host an exporting workshop on Thursday, June 9, at the Brazosport College Corporate Learning Center in Lake Jackson. More
May 05, 2011 -- Sugar Land City Council Member Russell C. Jones, who is the Fort Bend County advisory representative on the Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors, has written to Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark regarding a recording of Tuesday's workshop meeting on issues related to the GCWA. More
May 04, 2011 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday held a workshop meeting on issues related to the Gulf Coast Water Authority. More
May 02, 2011 -- Representatives from the Texas Forest Service attended the Arbor Day Celebration in Pearland on Friday. More
May 02, 2011 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents recently approved online degree programs for the college's General Studies and General Liberal Arts degrees. More
May 01, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve amendments to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program, the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan; and administrative amendments to the 2011-2014 TIP and the 2035 RTP. The actions included approval of two issues related to the FM 646 Project in Galveston County. More
April 27, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint members to the Brazoria County Citizen Redistricting Advisory Committee. More
April 27, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service will host the state's 122nd State Arbor Day celebration on Friday at Southdown Park in Pearland. More
April 26, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $412,000 bid to Siemen’s Industry, Inc. for the installation of adaptive traffic signal improvements along FM 518 between Kirby Drive and FM 1128. More
April 22, 2011 -- The Pearland Economic Development Corporation on Thursday announced the launch of its new web site, which includes online tools for businesses, developers and site selectors researching the city. More
April 21, 2011 -- The University of Houston’s Hurricane Business Recovery Center reports that accounting consultant Christine King has just received her certification as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. More
April 21, 2011 -- Gulf Coast Water Authority General Manager Robert Istre resigned today, shortly before a scheduled executive session to discuss his performance. More
April 21, 2011 -- Elected officials from Harris and Galveston counties, as well as mental health professionals from three counties, held a news conference today to discuss the proposed legislative budget cuts to mental health services, and how thet will impact costs of law enforcement, public safety and the safety of individuals with mental illness. More
April 20, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize staff to enter into a contract to conduct the Livable Centers Study as part of the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan “to create more walkable, mixed-use places that are easier to serve via transit” in Galveston. More
April 18, 2011 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today issued its third quarter 2010 county employment and wages report for Texas, noting that Brazoria County recorded the fastest growth in average weekly wages among the state's largest counties. More
April 18, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently announced that the state is investing $194,000 through the Texas Enterprise Fund in 3M Co. for the expansion of their manufacturing facility in Angleton. More
April 18, 2011 -- The Texas General Land Office will host its 25th annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 30 at several locations along the upper Texas coast. More
April 13, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept the FY2010 Financial Audit. More
April 12, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Felicia Kyle opposed, to renew a contract with Waste Management of Texas for solid waste and recycling services. More
April 05, 2011 -- The Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce will host forums this month for candidates running for positions in Alvin, Manvel and Alvin Independent School District in the May 14 election. More
April 04, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that the Texas Senate has unanimously approved a bill to add seats representing Fort Bend and Brazoria counties to the Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors. More
April 02, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul reports that he was upset to learn that the Federal Reserve Board gave "a stagering amount of money" to foreign banks "during and since the crisis of 2008". More
March 31, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has launched a clean air awareness program, with activities including "Fresh Air Friday" on April 8 to highlight clean air programs and promotion of methods to reduce the region's ozone footprint. More
March 29, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to name Vance Riley as Fire Chief. More
March 29, 2011 -- The Texas General Land Office will host its 25th annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 30 at several locations along the upper Texas coast. More
March 28, 2011 -- As the May 14 election approaches, several candidates have withdrawn their names from the ballot, in some cases leaving races unopposed. More
March 26, 2011 -- San Jacinto College culinary arts students Gina Rios, left, and Lesli Garza competed in the national “That Takes the Cake” sugar art competition, held recently in Austin. More
March 25, 2011 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday approved a $25 per credit hour fee for Alvin Independent School District students taking dual credit classes on high school campuses. More
March 24, 2011 -- Alvin Community College is accepting applications for the fall session of its kindergarten program. More
March 23, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to renew property insurance for the county with Victory Insurance of Lake Jackson. More
March 18, 2011 -- Alvin Community College Music Department students and faculty recently entertained guests during Brazoria County Day in Austin. More
March 16, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to provide up to $300,000 to the Deep East Texas Council of Governments for its Hurricane Ike housing repair work and to provide up to $190,000 to the City of Shoreacres to clean up and restore public lands damaged by Hurricane Ike. More
March 15, 2011 -- The filing period for the May 14 General Election ended on Monday, with several races in the Gulf Coast area drawing unopposed candidates. More
March 15, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the first reading of an ordinance making it unlawful to protest within 1,000 feet of funeral services. More
March 14, 2011 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced that a $4.7 million improvement project at Surfside Beach has been completed in time for Spring Break. More
March 14, 2011 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake's Pearland campus will host an open house on April 2. More
March 14, 2011 -- Filing ends today for the May 14 General Election, with several cities looking to decide their future mayors at the ballot box. More
March 11, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Thursday voted to amend a December court order regarding appointments to the Houston-Galveston Area Council's Transportation Policy Council and the Technical Advisory Committee. More
March 09, 2011 -- Port Freeport recently announced the winners of its 11th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament Logo Drawing Contest. More
March 04, 2011 -- The 18th annual River, Lakes Bays 'n Bayous Trash Bash will take place on March 26, with more than 5,000 volunteers expected to gather and clean waterways in the Houston-Galveston area. More
March 03, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership held its 12th Annual State of the Counties Address at the Downtown Aquarium today. More
March 03, 2011 -- R. C. Williams, chair of the Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors, has responded to letters from Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson and City Manager Allen Bogard. More
March 01, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize a $319,220 contract with Charles D. Gooden Consulting Engineers, Inc. for engineering services associated with the Old Alvin Waterline Project. More
February 26, 2011 -- Elected officials from the 13 counties that comprise the Houston-Galveston Area Council gathered on Friday for the general assembly of the organization and the election of new officers for 2011. More
February 26, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association reports to its members that foggy conditions are causing some petrochemical terminals to run at reduced rates but that there are few shutdowns. More
February 25, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted to defer action on approval of the funding targets for the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program until next month's meeting. More
February 24, 2011 -- Alvin Community College's Phi Theta Kappa Mu Upsilon Chapter is hosting a diaper and formula drive through March 25. More
February 23, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Commissioner Matt Sebesta as liaison to the Engineers Office, and appoint Commissioner Larry Stanley as liaison to the Airport, Environmental Health, Purchasing and Child Protective Services departments. More
February 23, 2011 -- The Alvin Community College Athletic Department will host its eighth annual golf tournament on March 28 at Southwyck Golf Club in Pearland. More
February 21, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated its members on fog conditions at ports on the Upper Texas Coast. More
February 18, 2011 -- The Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Water Authority voted 5-1, with Eric Wilson opposed, to approve a resolution opposing legislation sponsored by Senator Joan Huffman to expand the voting membership of the GCWA board to include Brazoria and Fort Bend counties. More
February 17, 2011 -- Port Freeport on Wednesday announced that it has received increased activity through the movement of wind energy components, and received the world's largest single shipment of windmill tower components in October. More
February 15, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to order an election for May 14 for the city’s mayor and one position on the city council. More
February 14, 2011 -- Candidate filing began today in several cities, school districts and colleges in the Gulf Coast region for the May 14 General Election. More
February 11, 2011 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center has announced plans to open a new VA outpatient clinic in Lake Jackson this summer. More
February 09, 2011 -- Gulf Coast Weather Observer Jim O'Donnel reports that freezing rain has arrived in parts of Houston, but that Chambers and Galveston counties are not covered by any winter weather advisories, watches or warnings. More
February 09, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to approve a resolution calling on state legislators to reconsider funding for Brazosport College. More
February 05, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel, who has contributed valuable weather information to Guidry News Service over the years, has offered a commentary on the snow forecasts that did not materialize in Southeast Texas. More
February 04, 2011 -- San Jacinto College will open for regular class schedules and normal business operations on Saturday. More
February 04, 2011 -- Weather Observer Jim O'Donnel reports that much of Southeast Texas had an ice event rather than a snow event is because the air from about 5,000 to 8,000 feet above the ground warmed up to a few degrees above freezing and this temperature inversion aloft expanded as the night progressed. More
February 04, 2011 -- Weather observer Jim O'Donnel reports that freezing conditions are impacting Southeast Texas roadways: the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) at the Southwest Freeway (US-59) in the Stafford/SW Houston area has been closed; US-59 has also been closed in Wharton and the Katy Freeway (IH-10) at Greenhouse Road near Katy in west Harris County has been closed. More
February 03, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel reports that snow is starting to develop over portions of West Texas extending eastward into the Texas Hill Country and the city of San Antonio and is moving toward Southeast Texas. More
February 03, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel's Thursday morning update includes the prospect of some very light snow flurries or a brief shower of ice pellets (sleet) early this afternoon, and he believes that the main onset of wintry precipitation in earnest will be delayed until after 6:00 p.m. More
February 02, 2011 -- Brazoria County Tax Assessor-Collector Ro'Vin Garrett today announced that her office has begun inserting discount drug cards, available through a program endorsed by the Brazoria County Commissioners Court, when returning motor vehicle registration renewals to county residents. More
February 02, 2011 -- Update: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has instructed utilties to begin return to normal operations, discontinuing rolling power outages, but has urged consumers to continue conserving electricity. More
February 01, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel has posted an update on his forecast reasoning regarding the winter weather event expected in Southeast Texas. More
February 01, 2011 -- Texas Department of Transportation maintence crews in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery and Waller Counties will be pre-treating all bridges and overpasses with a liquid magnesium chloride, anti-icing solution on Wednesday in preparation for the possibility of icy conditions Thursday night and Friday. More
January 31, 2011 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents, in their meeting last week, received an update regarding the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmation and accreditation process for the college. More
January 26, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve a resolution in support of Texas House Joint Resolution 56, proposed legislation by the state to require the state to provide funding for any additional service mandated by the legislature on local governments and school districts. More
January 25, 2011 -- The Port Freeport Port Commission recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the City of Freeport to work together on transportation issues for traffic entering or leaving the port. More
January 25, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a resolution opposing a proposal by the Texas Legislature to eliminate funding for Brazosport College, located in Lake Jackson. More
January 21, 2011 -- Former Galveston County Judge Ray Holbrook appeared before the Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday on behalf of new County Judge Mark Henry. More
January 19, 2011 -- Hospice Care Team will offer its second annual retreat for grieving men on January 23 at an area retreat center. More
January 18, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a $1.2 million request by the Gulf of Mexico Foundation, Inc. to establish a training center for coastal habitat restoration and conservation in Galveston County. More
January 12, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $726,000 bid to The Crain Group of Pearland for the construction of a shop building for the West Service Center. More
January 12, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership held its 2011 Annual Meeting on Tuesday. More
January 11, 2011 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, on first and final reading, an ordinance prohibiting the use, purchase, possession and sale of products that could be used as synthetic marijuana. More
January 03, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court held a special meeting on Saturday, New Year’s Day, following the ceremony to administer oaths of office to newly elected officials. More
December 29, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to support the Texas General Land Office's request for a rehearing of a Texas Supreme Court case affecting the state's open beaches law. More
December 27, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a series of public meetings in January and February to receive public input regarding the draft Implementation Plan for the reduction of bacteria in the region's waterways. More
December 23, 2010 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $4.3 million contract to Manson Construction Company to dredge the Freeport entrance and jetty channels as well as the lower turning basin in Brazoria County. More
December 15, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the development of $2 billion in Liquefied Natural Gas liquefaction, storage and export facilities by Freeport LNG on land leased from the Port of Freeport on Quintana Island. More
December 14, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to deny a proposed increase by Texas-New Mexico Power Company of electric distribution rates. More
December 13, 2010 -- Alvin Community College will hold registration for upcoming GED classes at its Pearland Center on January 6 and at the main campus in Alvin on January 11 and 13. More
December 07, 2010 -- Port Freeport recently received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. More
December 02, 2010 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted a Workforce and Business Development Summit, featuring the Texas Workforce Commission's Larry Jones. More
December 01, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the director of the Parks Department to implement parking rules. More
November 29, 2010 -- Hospice Care Team, Inc. will hold Holiday Memories events in Lake Jackson on December 11 and in Texas City on December 18 for children and teens who are grieving the death of a loved one. More
November 28, 2010 -- Galveston’s 2010 Dickens on The Strand is next weekend, December 4 and 5. More
November 23, 2010 -- Alvin Community College recently received the Partnership Award from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
November 23, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $2.128 million bid for construction of the Hillhouse Satellite Service Center to Hassell Construction, Inc. More
November 19, 2010 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a new associate degree program in pediatric echocardiography. More
November 16, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve council of government’s Vision for Tomorrow document. More
November 11, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court, in an emergency meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to amend a contract with the Brazoria County Fair Association. More
November 11, 2010 -- The representatives of the General Law Cities in the Houston-Galveston Area Council recently selected members to represent their cities on the H-GAC's Board of Directors. More
November 09, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an update of the Master Parks Plan. More
November 09, 2010 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association recently held its annual technical conference on coastal issues in Charleston, South Carolina. More
November 08, 2010 -- The Gulf Coast Center today announced that it has received two grants to provide services to veterans in Galveston and Brazoria counties. More
November 08, 2010 -- The Pearland Economic Development Corporation today announced that two businesses have selected the Shadow Creek Business Center in Pearland as their new office location. More
November 03, 2010 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland, a Democrat, easily won re-election over a Republican challenger on Tuesday; but elsewhere in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties it was not a good day for Democrats. More
November 02, 2010 -- Today is Election Day across the United States. Guidry News Service is covering elections in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
October 28, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to direct the County Auditor, with the assistance of the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office, to issue paperwork necessary to file claims for reimbursement from insurance companies in relation to expenses in repair of the Alvin branch of the Brazoria County Public Library. More
October 26, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a letter to federal elected officials regarding the Clear Creek Flood Project. More
October 21, 2010 -- The Pearland Economic Development Corporation today announced that Delta Rigging & Tools will be locating the company's new headquarters and shared services center to the Shadow Creek Ranch Business Center in Pearland. More
October 21, 2010 -- Alvin Community College on Wednesday was presented a $1.3 million grant by Texas Workforce Commission Commissioner Ronny Congleton to provide training for new and existing employees at four area petrochemical companies. More
October 21, 2010 -- Brazoria County today announced the launch of "BetterRxCard", a free drug discount card program for county residents. More
October 21, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council on Wednesday announced that it has accepted a $3.75 million grant to develop a sustainability plan for the Houston Gulf Coast Planning Region. More
October 19, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to award $1,565,119 to the City of Galveston; $1,717,418 to Nehemiah’s Vision, a non-profit construction company associated with the Southern Baptist Churches in Texas operating in Galveston County on the Bolivar Peninsula, and possibly in Brazoria County; and $516,074 to the Student Conservation Association, a national organization doing several projects in the local region. More
October 18, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court will host a press conference in Pearland on Wednesday to announce the launch a new discount prescription card program. More
October 15, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host meetings on October 21 and 22, in Lake Jackson and Freeport, respectively, concerning a Watershed Protection Plan for the Bastrop Bayou Watershed. More
October 13, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $234,469 bid to C.F. McDonald Electric, Inc. of Houston for the installation of emergency generators at three lift stations in the City of Angleton. More
October 12, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an administrative services agreement with the Pearland Economic Development Corporation for the utilization of city employees to staff the corporation. More
October 03, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced four public meetings within the H-GAC eight-county transportation region. More
October 01, 2010 -- Soroptimist International of Alvin will host its annual Serendipity Garage Sale on October 9 at Grace Episcopal Church. More
September 30, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will hold meetings regarding the Bastrop Bayou Watershed Planning Project will be held on October 21 at Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson and on October 22 at the Brazoria County Environmental Center in Freeport. More
September 29, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the acquisition of The Snow Building, located at 500 North Chenango in Angleton, by the Brazoria County Appraisal District. More
September 28, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the city's five-year Capital Improvement Program for 2011-2015. More
September 26, 2010 -- Texas Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee Chair Senator Tommy Williams told the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday that the Texas Legislature will face a challenge in development of the budget for the next biennium. More
September 21, 2010 -- Houston-Galveston Area Council Executive Director Jack Steele today told the H-GAC Board of Directors that there has been some movement in the next phase of the Community Development Block Grant Hurricane Recovery Program. More
September 15, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a 2010 Tax Rate of $0.4631010 per $100 valuation. More
September 14, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the first reading of an ordinance adopting a 2010 tax rate of $0.6651 per $100 valuation. More
September 07, 2010 -- The Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. today unanimously selected Dannenbaum Engineering as general engineering consultant to the corporation which is studying the feasibility of a storm surge protection system such as the proposed Ike Dike. More
September 01, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to appoint Kathy Wootton as human resources director. More
August 31, 2010 -- The Port Commission of Port Freeport recently elected new officers, and named Thomas S. Perryman as chair. More
August 31, 2010 -- Wake Nation Houston, a cable wakeboarding park, has announced plans to open the new water-sports complex at a location near Pearland in 2011. More
August 29, 2010 -- Hospice Care Team, Inc. will offer 8-week “Hands Together” bereavement groups in Galveston, Clear Lake, Alvin, Dickinson, and Lake Jackson this fall. More
August 27, 2010 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday voted to adopt a budget of $24.51 million for the 2010-2011 for maintenance and operations of the college, as well as adopt a tax rate of $0.199830 per $100 valuation, the same rate currently held by the college. More
August 26, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host final round public meetings on September 7 and September 9 regarding safety and mobility improvements along the southern section of State Highway 6, from FM 521 to Interstate Highway 45 South. More
August 25, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a seven year tax abatement for Shintech, Inc. for the expansion of the company's packing plant facility. More
August 24, 2010 -- The University of Houston's Hurricane Business Recovery Center will host "The Business Breakfast Connection: Eat Talk Learn" on Friday at the Hampton Inn in Pearland. More
August 24, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve renewal rates for employee insurance with various vendors. More
August 20, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted to appoint Cathleen Sbrusch as a Brazoria County Health Director. More
August 17, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the Community Development Block Grant Second Round Regional Allocation Formula Method of Distribution. More
August 12, 2010 -- Alvin Community College will host an open house for employers who employ workers with industrial electrical technology and programmable logic controller skills on August 24 at the Pearland Center. More
August 11, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to order an election for November 2, 2010. More
August 10, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to accept the 2010 certified appraisal roll properties within the city that fall in Brazoria County. More
August 08, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard and the Freeport Police Department rescued four people after their boat capsized in Mystery Harbor off Freeport on Sunday. More
August 03, 2010 -- University of Houston - Clear Lake will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the university's new Pearland campus on August 14. More
July 29, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a resolution in support of the Chocolate Bayou Dredging Project. More
July 28, 2010 -- The Pearland Economic Development Corporation on Tuesday announced that it has recruited Brask Inc., Neela to open a new fabrication facility in Pearland. More
July 27, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $4.148 million contract to Huff & Mitchell, Inc. for construction services associated with the city's 30-inch waterline interconnect. More
July 26, 2010 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents last week voted to increase tuition by $4 per credit hour for in-district students and $8 per credit hour for out-of-district students. More
July 21, 2010 -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Alvin Police Department are seeking help in identifying a male suspect who robbed the Compass Bank in Alvin on July 19. More
July 20, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today voted unanimously to "release for public comment" the proposed Community Development Block Grant Second Round Regional Allocation Formula August 2010 Method Of Distribution that had previously been approved unanimously by the H-GAC Hurricane Ike Recovery Committee. More
July 19, 2010 -- On behalf of Brazoria County, the City of Manvel and the City of Pearland, the Houston-Galveston Area Council will host two meetings to solicit public input on a proposed park and ride service for residents in the Pearland/ Manvel area – the SH 288/ Brazoria County Park & Ride. More
July 18, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard recovered the body of a three-year old boy near San Luis Pass on Sunday. More
July 16, 2010 -- Alvin Community College will host a blood drive on July 22. More
July 15, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to provide storm debris removal for small communities within the county. More
July 13, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $936,408 contract to Statewide Services, Inc. for the construction associated with the Old Town Site Drainage Improvement Project. More
July 07, 2010 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski has published an announcement that “all 32 miles of Galveston’s beaches are clean, safe, open and awaiting summer tourists”. More
July 07, 2010 -- Pearland Mayor Tom Reid has commended Guidry News Service for it's regional coverage in a posting to the GuidryNews.com Forum. More
July 02, 2010 -- Brazoria County District Clerk Jerry Deere died on Thursday, just hours after officially retiring from the office that he served for many years. More
June 29, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $1.195 million bond order by Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 6. More
June 28, 2010 -- The University of Houston's Hurricane Business Recovery Center will host a hurricane preparedness seminar on Wednesday at the Pearland Commerce Center. More
June 28, 2010 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents last week received the proposed 2010-2011 annual budget from college administrators. More
June 24, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard today is continuing its search 130 miles off the coast of Freeport for a man reported missing from the fishing vessel Maria Elena on Wednesday. More
June 23, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to apply for assistance from the Texas General Land Office in cleaning and maintaining public beaches for fiscal year 2011. More
June 18, 2010 -- The University of Houston Hurricane Business Recovery Center will participate in the 2010 Ready or Not Hurricane Workshop at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston on Saturday. More
June 15, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted 21-5 to defeat a motion to negotiate a contract with the Greater Houston Partnership, for an amount not to exceed $400,000, to provide “layoff aversion services” to at risk businesses in the region. More
June 15, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize a lease agreement with the Pearland Economic Development Corporation for a portion of a city-owned building that will also be leased to the University of Houston for the university's Pearland campus. More
June 12, 2010 -- Congressman Ron Paul has made several nominations of students from Galveston and Chambers Counties to Department of Defense Academies. More
June 09, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $68,486 proposal to LJA Engineering and Surveying, Inc. for the design of the West Fork Chocolate Bayou Detention Pond. More
June 08, 2010 -- The Alvin Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks display on July 4 at Alvin Community College. More
June 07, 2010 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host an open house on Thursday for its new Radiology Imaging Center in Pearland. More
June 04, 2010 -- Hospice Care Team, Inc. will host Father's Day events for grieving children on June 12 in Lake Jackson and June 19 in Texas City. More
June 04, 2010 -- This Africa Light of Mine, a nonprofit organization that helps children in Africa, recently received support from schools in Pearland and Alvin. More
June 04, 2010 -- Port Freeport today announced the winners of its 10th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament, which was held in May at Freeport Municipal Park. More
June 02, 2010 -- Former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, who is president of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc., told county judges and surrogates from six coastal counties that there were nine responses to requests for proposals for a general engineering consultant to the corporation. More
June 01, 2010 -- Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Brazoria County Judge Joe King, as well as port officials from Galveston, Houston and Freeport, representatives of the United States Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, and emergency management and health department officials from Galveston County held a news conference at the Galveston County Courthouse today. More
May 31, 2010 -- Regional scheduled bus service provided by Southern Brazoria County Transit service will start on five routes in Lake Jackson, Clute, Freeport and Angleton on June 1. More
May 27, 2010 -- Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Brazoria County Judge Joe King, as well as port officials from Galveston, Houston and Freeport, representatives of the United States Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, and emergency management and health department officials from Galveston County will hold a news conference at the Galveston County Courthouse next Tuesday. More
May 27, 2010 -- Alvin Community College will host a dinner to benefit the Bay Area Council of Boy Scouts of America on June 3 at the Nolan Ryan Center. More
May 27, 2010 -- Walter A. Niemand, outgoing President and CEO, West Gulf Maritime Association will be honored at a reception in Houston on Thursday, June 3. More
May 26, 2010 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a Section 10 Permit to Independent Natural Resources, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Renew Blue, Inc., to install a commercial wave-powered demonstration facility a mile off of Freeport, Texas in the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 26, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Stacy Adams opposed, to approve an Engineering and Inspection Services Agreement with LCG Engineering. More
May 25, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 3-1, with Felicia Kyle opposed, to approve the issuance $7.685 million in Economic Development Corporation Sales Tax Revenue Bonds. More
May 24, 2010 -- The Dickinson Police Department today announced that Taelah Smith, a child who was missing since Saturday, has been located safely in Alvin and returned to her mother. More
May 20, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court, during a special meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to approve an exemption to state competitive bidding requirements for the county's purchasing director to procure items for the Alvin Public Library. More
May 19, 2010 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Tuesday canvassed the results of the May 8 election and administered oaths of office to L.H. "Pete" Nash, Karlis Ercums, III and Mac Barrow, who are serving their second terms on the board. More
May 18, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today approved participation in the funding of three projects totaling $4.5 million including a $100,000 allocation for a farmers market in Seabrook. More
May 17, 2010 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today sought to calm concerns about the oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon spill and potential effects on the Texas coast. More
May 12, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $5.307 million bid to Cross Roads Industries, Inc. for the County Road 58 Mobility Project. More
May 11, 2010 -- Congressman Ron Paul on Tuesday expressed disappointment that the Senate failed to pass an amendment offered by Senator David Vitter (amending the Senate financial reform bill), which included the express language of Paul’s “Audit the Fed” legislation. More
May 11, 2010 -- Connect Transit, in partnership with the cities of Angleton, Lake Jackson, Clute and Freeport, and other stakeholders, will offer bus service through the new Southern Brazoria County Transit Service beginning June 1, with routes throughout the region. More
May 11, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $3.082 million bid to Crossroads Industries, Inc. for construction services related to the Town Ditch Project. More
May 09, 2010 -- Through its Learning for Life program, the Bay Area Council of Boy Scouts of America is now making many opportunities and resources available to every kindergarten through 12th grade student in Galveston and Brazoria Counties. More
May 09, 2010 -- Joe Jaworski was elected Mayor of Galveston in Saturday's election; and Nassau Bay Mayor Donald Matter and Port Arthur Mayor Deloris "Bobbie" Prince were reelected. More
May 06, 2010 -- Congressman Ron Paul reports that his legislation to audit the Federal Reserve Bank, which passed by a wide margin in the House Financial Services committee and has over 319 House co-sponsors, was threatened by a compromise in the Senate on Thursday. More
May 06, 2010 -- Alvin Community College on Monday published a photo from a dedication ceremony held in Alvin for a memorial monument for North Side School, which was a school for children of Mexican descent that operated in Alvin in the early to mid-1900s. More
May 04, 2010 -- Early voting ends today for the May 8 General Election, with several contested races in cities and school districts in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties on the ballot. More
May 01, 2010 -- San Jacinto College reports that it is expanding its International Business and Logistics training with the introduction of a new maritime program. More
April 28, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to cancel its agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch for telemedicine services. More
April 27, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $1.805 million bid to the Crain Group for construction services associated with Fire and EMS Station No. 5. More
April 23, 2010 -- Coast Guard Air Station Houston rescued two men from a capsized boat in Christmas Bay, near Freeport, this afternoon. More w/Video
April 23, 2010 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a $4 per credit hour tuition increase for in-district students and $7 for out-of-district students. More
April 22, 2010 -- Alvin Community College Board of Regents candidate for Position 8 Michael "Drab" Green recently participated in a candidate forum in Manvel. More
April 21, 2010 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc., the six county coalition that was formed to consider options for storm surge protection along the upper Texas Gulf Coast, held its first meeting on Tuesday in the Galveston County Commissioners Courtroom. More
April 19, 2010 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that Pearland resident Antonio Fonseca, Jr. has been named as 2009 Houston VA Volunteer of the Year. More
April 16, 2010 -- Hospice Care Team, Inc. will host "Mother's Day Memories" events for children coming to terms with the death of a loved one on April 24 at its Lake Jackson office and on May 1 at its Texas city office. More
April 14, 2010 -- Ballots were cast in the Primary Election Run-Off for the Democratic and Republican parties on Tuesday, with party nominations finalized in various races throughout the Gulf Coast area. More
April 14, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve sending a letter in support of the Middle Brazos River Reconnaissance Study and Saltwater Barrier Study. More
April 13, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement agreement with Neelila, LLC. More
April 12, 2010 -- Voting for the Primary Run-Off Election in the Republican and Democratic parties takes place on Tuesday. More
April 12, 2010 -- Port Freeport recently announced the winner of the 10th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament Logo Drawing Contest. More
April 09, 2010 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that Nancy Benefield, the former chief executive officer of Alvin Community Health Endeavor, a nonprofit medical organization in Alvin, has been arrested on two felony charges of Medicaid-related fraud. More
April 05, 2010 -- Early voting began today for the April 13 Democratic and Republican Primary run-off election, with voters deciding run-off races in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
March 28, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday approved several amendments to the 2008-2011 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. More
March 26, 2010 -- Pearland resident Mary Jo Wuenschel recently received her birthday wish for her 80th birthday, drumming as guest drummer for the Singing Wuenschels at Sacred Heart Church in Manvel. More
March 26, 2010 -- Alvin Community College today announced that the college's board of regents has approved its annual property insurance coverage through Victory Insurance Agency, Inc. More
March 26, 2010 -- The Port of Freeport on Thursday announced that Executive Port Director and CEO A.J. "Pete" Reixach, Jr. has been named chair-elect of the American Association of Port Authorities. More
March 24, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Judge Joe King opposed, to approve a request from the aviation director to change the name of the Brazoria County Airport to the Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport, and to change the logo of the airport. More
March 23, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 2-3, with only Steve Saboe and Woody Owens voting in favor of approval, to deny award of a bid in the construction of the Old Townsite Western Gateway. More
March 22, 2010 -- The Brazoria County Community Coalition has announced a Responsible Beverage Service Campaign throughout the city of Freeport. More
March 19, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced that the River, Lakes, Bays 'n Bayous Trash Bash will be held on March 27. More
March 18, 2010 -- Port Freeport on Wednesday announced that it has received a $2,000 sponsorship from Freeport LNG for the port's 10th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament. More
March 16, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting comment on revisions to department transportation planning and programming rules that will be posted in the Texas Register on March 19. More
March 16, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host public meetings on the State Highway 6 South Access Management Study on March 23 and March 25. More
March 11, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to create a temporary position for a Fire Training Center Field Technician. More
March 10, 2010 -- Alvin Community College today held a drawing for positions on the ballot for Position 8 on the college board of regents. More
March 09, 2010 -- Alvin Community College on Monday announced the names of candidates for three positions on the college board of regents for the May 8 election. More
March 09, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to direct the city's staff to prepare service plans for the proposed annexation of certain areas located in the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction. More
March 08, 2010 -- James Nash has been named Trade Development Representative for Port Freeport. More
March 08, 2010 -- Filing for the May 8 General Election ends at 5 p.m. today for elected offices at several cities, school districts and colleges in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
March 04, 2010 -- County judges from Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties were the featured guests at the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership’s 11th Annual State of the Counties Address on Wednesday. More
March 03, 2010 -- Doug Godinich won a close race for the Democratic nomination for Galveston County Clerk and Stan Stanart won the Republican nomination for Harris County Clerk. The list of defeated incumbents in the primaries include State Representative Al Edwards, Harris County Tax Assessor Collector Leo Vasquez and Jefferson County Commissioner Mark Domingue. More
March 02, 2010 -- Election Day for the 2010 Primary Elections is today, with various positions on the Republican and Democratic Party tickets on the ballot. More
February 26, 2010 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday voted to approve the reconstruction of a two-mile walking and jogging track at the main campus. More
February 23, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve amendments to the Texas State Plan for the county's use of Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant funding from Fiscal Year 2008. More
February 23, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a mutual aid agreement with the cities of Alvin and League City, as well as with Alvin Independent School District and Alvin Community College, for the creation of a joint SWAT Team. More
February 22, 2010 -- Alvin Community College has announced that the Soroptimist International of Alvin organization recently collected more than $9,800 for The Salvation Army through its annual bell ringing campaign. More
February 18, 2010 -- Alvin Community College on Wednesday announced that it has received a $1 million grant to provide tuition-free technical training and support services for unemployed and low-income residents. More
February 16, 2010 -- Executive Director Jack Steele today updated the Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on second round Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery funding in light of concerns by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that the state’s initial plan did not allocate adequate housing funds to meet unmet needs in Harris, Galveston and Orange counties. More
February 16, 2010 -- The North Brazoria County Democrats will hold a meeting on Saturday in Pearland. More
February 15, 2010 -- Early voting for the March 2 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections begins on Tuesday. More
February 11, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that it has installed a four-way traffic signal at the intersection of State Highway 45 and FM 1459 in Brazoria County. More
February 10, 2010 -- The Bay Area Council Boy Scouts of America will celebrate 100 years of scouting with fun and games at Moody Gardens on February 20. More
February 09, 2010 -- Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response today announced that it has been awarded a $10.7 million Social Services Block Grant through the Houston-Galveston Area Council to provide unmet needs funds for survivors of Hurricane Ike in the 10-county area impacted by the storm. More
February 09, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the Velasco Drainage District's efforts to receive certification of the Freeport & Vicinity Hurricane Protection Levee Project. More
February 09, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 2-3, with Scott Sherman and Felicia Kyle voting in favor of approval, to deny placing on the ballot a proposed charter amendment to increase the number of seats on the city council from five to seven. More
February 04, 2010 -- The Pearland Economic Development Corporation has announced that Matt Buchanan has taken over as its new executive director. More
February 03, 2010 -- The Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol, through its Youthworks program, recently organized activites for students at Alvin school district's ASSETS campus for Education: Go Get It Week, including a career day event. More
February 02, 2010 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association complained that the President's proposed budget "does little to reduce coastal hazards or provide incentives for smart coastal growth policies". More
January 29, 2010 -- The Gulf Coast Center MHMR will host an open house on February 5 at its Galveston County Community Service Center and on February 12 at its Brazoria County Community Service Center. More
January 27, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to proceed with the issuance of $19.55 million in General Obligation Unlimited Tax Road Bonds. More
January 26, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to designate Mayor Tom Reid as the chair of the Development Authority of Pearland for a one-year term. More
January 19, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today held a spirited discussion of the method of distribution of Community Development Block Grant Funds, but took no action at the meeting. More
January 19, 2010 -- Sedona Lakes, a new residential neighborhood in Manvel, will host a grand opening ceremony on January 30. More
January 16, 2010 -- Dickinson City Council Member Kerry Neves was elected Chair of the Houston-Galveston Area Council at the council of government's annual meeting on Friday at the Westin Galleria in Houston. More
January 15, 2010 -- Former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, who is chair of Governor Rick Perry’s Hurricane Ike Recovery and Coordination effort, said that he is not discouraged by Harris County Commissioners Court’s delay in approval of a resolution to support a feasibility study of storm surge protection projects, such as the proposed Ike Dike. More
January 13, 2010 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting funding efforts for the Village of Surfside to pay for a study of erosion at Pedestrian Beach. More
January 12, 2010 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a resolution declaring the Kirby rail route as the preferred passenger rail route in southern Harris County and within the city limits. More
January 07, 2010 -- The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has recognized Port Freeport for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. More
January 06, 2010 -- Today maintenance crews in Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Montgomery and Waller Counties will be spraying a magnesium chloride solution on elevated structures to prevent any moisture accumulation from freezing. More
January 04, 2010 -- Filing ends today for the March 2 Primary Election, with several area candidates filing for positions in federal, state and county offices. More
December 29, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced the winners of the 2009 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. More
December 22, 2009 -- The Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to amend an interlocal agreement with the City of Pearland to include additional costs for construction of a soundwall at McHard Road from Country Place Boulevard to County Road 94. More
December 21, 2009 -- The Brazoria County Appraisal District has announced the winners in the 2010-2011 Board of Directors election, with one new member elected to the board. More
December 20, 2009 -- Texas Governor’s Legislative Director and former Texas Senator Kenneth L. Armbrister presented Alvin Community College President Dr. Rodney Allbright with recognition and greetings from Gov. Rick Perry at the ACC Law Enforcement Academy graduation ceremony on December 11. More
December 17, 2009 -- Alvin Community College Law Enforcement Academy No. 84 graduated on December 11. More
December 15, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize filing an application for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, or "SAFER" Grant through the United States Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. More
December 14, 2009 -- The West Gulf Coast Maritime Association reports that several Gulf Coast ports are closed today due to heavy fog. More
December 14, 2009 -- The United States Census Bureau is seeking employees for the 2010 Census. More
December 10, 2009 -- Port Freeport recently held its annual Friends and Customers Appreciation Reception, and collected 125 toys for the Freeport Police Department's Blue Santa Program. More
December 08, 2009 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that it is planning to open outpatient clinics in Richmond, Lake Jackson, Katy and Tomball, as well as re-open its Texas City clinic, next year. More
December 08, 2009 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint Albert Priselac as the county's Fire Marshal. More
December 08, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to table a resolution authorizing the application for funds through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, or SAFER, grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More
December 07, 2009 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the award of $6 million in disaster relief funds to the Bluewater Highway Shoreline Restoration Project to repair damage caused along the road during Hurricane Ike. More
November 25, 2009 -- Hospice Care Team, Inc. will host a Holiday Memories event on December 12 at its Lake Jackson office and December 19 at its Texas City Office for children and teens grieving the death of a loved one. More
November 24, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council on Monday announced that its 2009 Recycling Awareness Campaign was awarded the Outstanding Publication Education and Outreach Award from the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association. More
November 24, 2009 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to name Commissioner Mary Ruth Rhodenbaugh as representative and Stacy Adams as alternate for the Houston-Galveston Area Council 2010 General Assembly and Board of Directors. More
November 24, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Bill Eisen to enter into a mutual aid agreement with Harris County. More
November 18, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council on Tuesday announced that representatives from Home Rule Cities have chosen Stafford City Council Member Cecil Willis and Dickinson City Council Member Kerry Neves as members of the H-GAC Board of Directors. More
November 12, 2009 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a bid to Crain Zamora for the construction of the East Annex Adult Probation Department. More
November 11, 2009 -- General Law cities in the Houston-Galveston Area Council region recently elected members and alternates to serve on the H-GAC's Board of Directors. More
November 10, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an advanced funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the State Highway 35 Improvement Project. More
November 03, 2009 -- Pearland City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to approve appointments of several members to the Pearland Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. More
October 30, 2009 -- The Texas oyster season will open November 1, but due to health risks there will be several areas closed to harvest. More
October 27, 2009 -- The Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to set criminal penalties for use or possession of glass products on the county's beaches. More
October 27, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a resolution in support of the Alvin Independent School District bond election. More
October 26, 2009 -- The Alvin Community College 34th Annual Fall Festival & Carnivalwas held on October 24. More
October 21, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to negotiate several contracts recommended by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. More
October 16, 2009 -- HomeTown Bank President and CEO Jimmy Rasmussen has been elected to chair the Independent Bankers Association of Texas. More
October 14, 2009 -- Hospice Care Team Inc. will be offering a special 4-week grief support group series called “Coping with the Holidays” in Galveston, Clear Lake, Dickinson, Alvin and Lake Jackson beginning the week prior to Thanksgiving. More
October 13, 2009 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing the incorporation of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. and approval of the bylaws. More
October 13, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to appoint Mayor Tom Reid as representative and Mayor Pro Tem Felicia Kyle as alternate on the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly and Board of Directors. More
October 09, 2009 -- Port Freeport has partnered with Cosco Shipping Company, Hercules Offshore Liftboats, NMA Maritime & Offshore Contractors, GAC-RUR, J & S Contractors, Brazos Pilots and Freeport Launch to handle special cargo that requires highly-skilled labor. More
October 07, 2009 -- Lake Jackson Intermediate School will hold its 2009 Open House on October 7. More
October 07, 2009 -- Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., a medical device company developing and commercializing innovative interventional treatment systems for vascular disease, has signed a 10-year lease agreement for a new 46,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Pearland. More
October 06, 2009 -- The deadline to register to vote in the November 3 elections passed Monday, and in addition to state constitutional amendments, voters in several cities and school districts will be casting ballots on local issues. More
September 30, 2009 -- BASF’s Freeport site recently donated thousands of school supply items to Brazosport Independent School District. More
September 30, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council on Tuesday announced that the efforts of the Texas Stream Team, part of the H-GAC's Clean Rivers Program, have helped recover absent aquatic life in streams and implement best management practices at waste water treatment facilities in the Houston-Galveston area. More
September 29, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced that more than 100 elected officials, community planners, engineers, bike advocates and bike enthusiasts attended its bikeway network luncheon and expo on September 23. More
September 29, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a five-year capital improvement program for 2010-2014. More
September 28, 2009 -- Hospice Care Team will host a "Sibshop" event on October 17 at its Texas City Office for children who are grieving the loss of a sibling. More
September 24, 2009 -- The 23rd Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup will be held Saturday at 28 sites along the Texas coast. More
September 22, 2009 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to exercise the county's local option to develop the Grand Parkway. More
September 22, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday held a joint public hearing with the Pearland Planning and Zoning Commission to receive comments on a request to change the zoning of property in the area of 8017 Fite Road from Single Family Residential to a General Commercial zoning district. More
September 17, 2009 -- The Port Freeport Port Commission today approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget holding the tax rate at the current level. More
September 16, 2009 -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness Gulf Coast will host a Gumbo Luncheon and Joint Chapter Meeting in October to raise awareness about mental illness during National Mental Illness Awareness Week. More
September 16, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to endorse a position statement on second round funding of Community Development Block Grant Funds by the Office of Rural Community Affairs. More
September 15, 2009 -- United States Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy on August 26 announced a $9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act SmartWaySM Diesel Emissions Reduction Act award to the Houston-Galveston Area Council, which will fund a SmartWaySM loan program that will reduce truck emissions. More
September 15, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the final reading of a property tax increase through adoption of its 2009 Tax Rate of $0.6526 per $100 valuation. More
September 14, 2009 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, at a news conference on the western end of the Galveston Seawall, today announced $135.4 million in coastal protection projects, which he described as an ambitious effort to take the fight against beach erosion coast-wide, in a coordinated effort from South Padre Island to McFaddin Beach More
September 14, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host planning workshops in Webster and Pasadena later this month to receive public comments on transportation and land use for the East Port Area. More
September 11, 2009 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will a conduct regional planning meeting on September 30 to review and update information for airports in the Houston area. More
September 10, 2009 -- The Dow Chemical Company today announced that it will close its styrene monomer and ethylbenzene production units in Freeport by the end of the year. More
September 09, 2009 -- United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that $2.1 million in federal recovery act funds will pay for Texas transit improvement projects in Bryan and Lake Jackson. More
September 08, 2009 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted 2-3, with County Judge Joe King and Mary Ruth Rhodenbaugh in favor and Matt Sebesta, Dude Payne and Stacy Adams opposed, to deny adoption of a personnel policy to put in place a hiring freeze. More
September 08, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host public meetings on September 22 and 24 to discuss safety and mobility improvements along the southern section of Highway 6 between FM 521 and Highway 45. More
September 03, 2009 -- The deadline for candidates to file for election in November 3 races passed on Wednesday afternoon, with several candidates filing for races in Galveston Independent School District and Houston City Council. More
September 03, 2009 -- The Texas General Land Office will operate a mobile Hurricane Response Information Unit in Surfside on September 10-12 to answer homeowners questions about rebuilding beachfront properties, FEMA buyouts or other issues. More
September 01, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a 2009 tax rate of $0.6526 per $100 valuation. More
August 31, 2009 -- The Coast Guard assisted three fishermen approximately 30 miles off the coast from Freeport after their vessel was disabled on Sunday. More
August 26, 2009 -- Alvin Community College President Dr. Rodney Allbright on August 25 presented a resolution to Cleo Congrady, in appreciation for her commitment and dedication to the community and public education. More
August 25, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday held public hearings to consider the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Budget and 2009 proposed tax rate, which remains unchanged from its current rate of $0.6526 per $100 valuation. More
August 21, 2009 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a contract between the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Brazoria County Health Department for regional and local health services. More
August 17, 2009 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced the launch of TexasBeachAccess.org, a new web site with maps showing the post-Ike boundaries of the public beach in Galveston and Brazoria counties. More
August 17, 2009 -- The Brazoria County Community Coalition today announced that it is implementing a Responsible Beverage Service Campaign throughout the county to reduce underage drinking and other alcohol-related problems. More
August 11, 2009 -- The Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to renew the appointment of Leo D. O'Gorman as Local Health Authority. More
August 11, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a resolution setting the dates of August 31 and September 14 for consideration of the proposed Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Tax Rate and voting on an increase of property tax revenue of 0.32 percent. More
August 06, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting on August 13 for comment on the current Transportation Improvement Plan. More
July 30, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council on Wednesday issued reminder for residents to stay informed on their rights under the Fair Housing Act. More
July 29, 2009 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to approve a memorandum of support for the Port of Freeport to receive funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant. More
July 22, 2009 -- NAMI Gulf Coast will offer family education workshops on children with brain disorders in August and September at Alvin Community College. More
July 14, 2009 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Village of Surfside to construct a 2.7 mile asphalt recreational trail along Bluewater Highway. More
July 14, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a bond order of Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 6, authorizing the issue of $3.14 million in Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds. More
July 14, 2009 -- Congressman Ron Paul will host a Texas Barbecue Bash on August 15 at the San Luis Resort & Conference Center in Galveston, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit a Galveston-area charity to assist with continuing hurricane relief for Hurricane Ike. More
July 05, 2009 -- Guidry News Service is celebrating its 13th Anniversary this week. Jim Guidry has posted some thoughts on the occasion. More
July 01, 2009 -- The United States Small Business Administration's Houston District Office on Tuesday announced that July 14 is the deadline to apply for a disaster loan for damages resulting from storms on April 27-28. More
June 30, 2009 -- Pearland City Council, at a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to elect Felicia Kyle as mayor pro tem. More
June 30, 2009 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday announced that the Texas Transportation Commission has approved $7.8 million in funding for improvements at Brazoria County Airport. More
June 29, 2009 -- NAMI Gulf Coast recently announced its newest education program, Great Minds Think Alike, will begin on July 28. More
June 29, 2009 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to renew a disaster declaration ordering a burn ban and prohibiting the use of aerial fireworks, with the exception of professional displays, during the Fourth of July season. More
June 26, 2009 -- In a joint effort, the local police departments within Brazoria County, Sheriff’s Office, and the Brazoria County Community Coalition will be working together in conducting “compliance checks” throughout the community to encourage responsible alcohol sales in accordance with the laws of Texas. More
June 25, 2009 -- Soroptimist International of Alvin on Tuesday held its annual luncheon, where the organization presented grants, scholarships and awards. More
June 24, 2009 -- The City of Alvin will host its Fourth of July fireworks display at Alvin Community College. More
June 23, 2009 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a burn ban and fireworks restriction. More
June 23, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to reject a request for a conditional use permit for 1.727 acres of property located at 2070 Mykawa Road. More
June 09, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize participation in the Other Victim Assistance Grant through the Office of the Attorney General. More
June 08, 2009 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a request by the Dole Fruit Company and CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric to use and occupy the Brazoria County Fairgrounds in the event of a major storm evacuation. More
June 02, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting tonight at its offices in Houston to receive input on the Draft 2010-2011 Unified Planning Work Program. More
May 27, 2009 -- The South Side Roller Derby will make an on-air appearance on the Lost Fidelity Show at 89.7 FM KACC radio in Alvin on May 29. More
May 26, 2009 -- The Annual Houston/Galveston National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Meeting will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Saturday. More
May 26, 2009 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Brazoria County Fresh Water Supply District No. 2 for professional services to design a wastewater treatment plant. More
May 24, 2009 -- Two Brazoria County Water Protection Meetings are scheduled this week. More
May 23, 2009 -- Texas State Technical College, in partnership with Alvin Community College, will host the Inaugural Horizon Technologies Summer Symposium on June 4 at the Pearland Center. More
May 23, 2009 -- Alvin Community College in partnership with Workforce Solutions of Lake Jackson will led the Summer Jobs for Youth Program, for residents of Brazoria County between the ages of 14 to 24 from low-income families, from June 8 through early August. More
May 23, 2009 -- Hospice Care Team will offer 6-week "Hands Together" groups this summer to help those who are grieving. More
May 21, 2009 -- Manuel R. Gonzalez, Director of the United States Small Business Administration’s Houston District Office, announced on Tuesday that SBA will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center to provide personal service to homeowners, renters and business owners impacted by the severe storm and flooding that occurred April 27 and 28 in Harris County. More
May 20, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to send a resolution to Texas Governor Rick Perry asking that he not sign legislation that would mandate Brazoria County to withdraw from the H-GAC, if it is passed by the Texas Legislature. More
May 19, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to hire David Whitaker as a building official for the city. More
May 12, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt goals determined during the city's 2009 Annual Planning Workshop. More
May 08, 2009 -- Congressman Ron Paul will be hosting a Military Academy Day at Cinco Ranch High School in Katy on May 9. More
May 05, 2009 -- Brazoria County officials, civic leaders and residents and property owners along County Road 257, the Blue Water Highway, turned out this afternoon for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the entrance to the Key Largo subdivision to celebrate restoration of the highway, a $3.5 million project. More
April 28, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a resolution requesting that the Texas Department of Transportation extend proposed widening and improvements of FM 521 to Broadway Street. More
April 27, 2009 -- Volunteers are urgently needed in your community to advocate for nursing home residents. More
April 23, 2009 -- Three Alvin High School students will be graduating from Alvin Community College weeks before they graduate from Alvin High School. More
April 19, 2009 -- Lee Otis Zapp has issued a bulletin for the Coastal Windstorm Insurance Coalition. More
April 14, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the annexation of approximately 4.115 acres of land by Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 26. More
April 06, 2009 -- More than 1,000 volunteers will join Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, for the 23nd annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 25th on the Bolivar Peninsula. More
April 03, 2009 -- Alvin Community College, in cooperation with numerous community partners, will host the Texas Gulf Coast Industrial Job Expo on April 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Alvin. More
March 30, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Conservation and Recreation Forum on April 23. More
March 27, 2009 -- The Great Dane Rescue of Southeast Texas on Wednesday announced that it has been approved by the state as an official rescue group and is in the process of becoming an official non-profit organization. More
March 26, 2009 -- The University of Houston Supply Chain InDustry Organization (S.I.D.O.) Annual Fund Raiser Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 17 at the Southwyck Golf Club in Pearland. Flyer
March 17, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council, which sponsors the Bastrop Bayou Wathershed Protection Plan, has announced that meetings will be held on March 24 and March 26 to introduce the watershed protection project and receive comments. More
March 13, 2009 -- Alvin Community College regents criticized the actions of District 11 Texas Senator Mike Jackson for authoring a new bill requesting that the Pearland Independent School District be added to the San Jacinto College District’s service area during a regular meeting on March 12. More
March 10, 2009 -- United States Senator John Cornyn voted against the $410 billion Omnibus Spending Bill, calling it "bloated". More
March 10, 2009 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has announced the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill includes $29.5 million that she helped to secure for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. More
March 03, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will sponsor meetings on March 24 in Freeport and March 26 Lake Jackson concerning the Bastrop Bayou Watershed Planning Project. More
February 10, 2009 -- In order to fully serve the needs of those who are grieving throughout the Bay Area, the Hospice Care Team will offer their 8-week "Hands Together" groups in Galveston, Clear Lake, Pearland, Dickinson, and Lake Jackson this fall. More
February 10, 2009 -- St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital has announced that a new St. Luke’s Community Emergency Center is open at 11713 Shadow Creek Parkway, a fast-growing area in the Pearland community. More
February 10, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to order an election on May 9 for council positions two and four, which are currently held by Helen Beckman and Felicia Kyle, respectively. More
February 08, 2009 -- Alvin Police Chief Mike Merkel, who ran unsuccessfully for Brazoria County Sheriff, in 2004 and 2008, has donated his leftover campaign funds to a trust fund for Scholarships at Alvin Community College. More
February 08, 2009 -- The Alvin Community College Continuing Education Workforce Development Department will offer a new Clinical Medical Assistant  training program beginning on April 25. More
February 05, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to approve the assignment of a design build agreement for the University of Houston-Pearland. More
January 13, 2009 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Larry Marcott, Mike O'Day, Rushi Patel and Kurt Evenson to the 2009 Charter Review Commission. More
December 09, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the first and only reading of a zoning change request for land at the south and north side of Magnolia Road and east side of FM 1128. More
November 25, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to approve entering into a contract with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson, LLP for tax collection services. More
November 12, 2008 -- San Jacinto College dual credit cosmetology students on Monday styled hair for doll owners at the American Girl Doll Expo in Pearland. More
November 11, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve contracting Hall, Barnum and Lucchesi Architects for architectural services related to the Fire Station No. 5 project. More
October 28, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to declare a moratorium on platting requirements for owners of existing lots zoned and used as single family residential areas seeking to build new accessory structures or to improve, expand or replace structures already located on the property. More
October 27, 2008 -- BASF today announced that it has recently made donations to the Brazosport Chamber of Commerce and the Brazoria County Historical Museum. More
October 22, 2008 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Freeport. More
October 21, 2008 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today opened a Disaster Recovery Center in West Columbia in Brazoria County. More
October 20, 2008 -- BASF today announced that it has recently made donations to the Brazosport Health Foundation and Brazosport Education Foundation. More
October 14, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to reappoint Roy Simmons as Municipal Court Judge. More
October 11, 2008 -- Brazoria County’s Bastrop Bayou Watershed Protection Meetings continue with two meetings at the end of October; one in Lake Jackson and one in Freeport. More
September 09, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to approve a resolution expressing the City's interest in participating in a proposed sports and recreation complex in the city. More
September 08, 2008 -- The United States Coast Guard's Air Station Houstn team on Saturday provided a fly-over for the MD Anderson Hummer Run event in Alvin. More
August 26, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to approve renaming Orange Street Park as Hunter Park in honor of Robert and Julie Martin Hunter. More
August 12, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to deny a zoning change request for six acres of property in the area of Cullen Boulevard and FM 518 from General Business Retail District and Suburban Residential to Planned Development District. More
August 06, 2008 -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Houston today announced that Pearland Volunteer Fire Fighters will participate in the "Fill the Boot" campaign on Saturday. More
July 29, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the city manager to enter into negotiations for a design build contract for construction of a University of Houston-Clear Lake campus in Pearland. More
July 15, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to deny a zoning change request for 5.84 acres on the east side of Dixie Farm Road north of Westfield Lane from Single Family Residential to Office and Professional District. More
June 24, 2008 -- BASF and Brazosport College representatives today participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the BASF Center for Process Technology to be built at Brazosport College. More
June 24, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize a contract to relocate utilities in association with the second phase of the Dixie Farm Road Project. More
June 18, 2008 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host public meetings with the Galveston Bay Estuary Program and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality next week to continue the planning process for Brazoria County's source water in Bastrop Bayou. More
June 11, 2008 -- Alvin Community College today announced that it will host its third annual "Super Saturday" event for first-time students on July 12. More
June 10, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to approve an amendment to an ordinance regarding homestead exemptions. The amendment adds a general residential homestead exemption for property owners. More
May 29, 2008 -- Alvin Community College's Dolphins baseball team ended its run for the JUCO World Series on Wednesday after losing to Hagerstown Community College by 11-9. More
May 28, 2008 -- Alvin Community College today announced that its Dolphins baseball team lost the first game in the third round of the JUCO World Series. More
May 28, 2008 -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Gulf Coast, will host a family education workshop on children with brain disorders at Brazosport College on June 21 and 28. More
May 27, 2008 -- Alvin Community College on Monday announced that its Dolphins baseball team won the second round of the Alpine Bank JUCO World Series. More
May 13, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a resolution denying a rate increase proposed by CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp., and to participate in the Texas Coast Utilities Coalition which opposes the increase. More
May 08, 2008 -- The Coast Guard medevaced a 42-year-old man from an oil tanker approximately 30 miles south of Freeport, Texas, this morning. More (With Video)
April 29, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to approve a development agreement for park dedication requirements for the Canterbury Park Subdivision. More
April 27, 2008 -- Approximately 125 junior high students from seven area schools participated in a University Interscholastic League One Act Play district competition, held at Alvin Community College, on April 5. More
April 26, 2008 -- Six candidates entered their names on the ballot for four open seats on the Alvin Community College Board of Regents. More
April 24, 2008 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced that State Representative Dennis Bonnen will dedicate FM 2004 as the Jason Oliff Memorial Highway on Saturday. More
April 15, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to authorize the city manager to enter into an interlocal agreement with Brazoria County for the Cullen Parkway Expansion Project. More
April 14, 2008 -- The Pearland Economic Development Corporation today announced that Kyler S. Cole has joined the organization as the Old Town Site Coordinator. More
April 06, 2008 -- Houston-Clear Lake President William A. Staples presented the 2008 Community Partnership Award to officials of Pearland during the UH-CL Community Breakfast in March. More
March 25, 2008 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site today announced that it will celebrate its 50th year open to the public on Saturday. More
March 25, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to approve a resolution declaring unopposed candidates and canceling the May 10 election. Mayor Tom Reid and Council Member for Position 3 Steve Saboe will retain their seats. More
March 11, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to approve renaming the Southwest Environmental Center to the John Hargrove Environmental Complex. More
February 26, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to approve an advanced funding agreement with the State of Texas for the Cullen Parkway Improvement Project. More
February 26, 2008 -- The 2008 Spring Fishing Classic is February 29 through March 16 at Bass Pro Shops in Pearland. More
February 12, 2008 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted to authorize a design build contract for construction of a public safety facility. More
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