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News of Business in Southeast Texas

April 23, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host the "Taste of the Town" and Auction on May 1 at the Doyle Convention Center. More
April 22, 2014 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther today reported to the Port Commission that the United States Army Corps of Engineers has furnished the port with its draft permit for the Bayport Channel Improvement Project; and the draft permit for Barbours Cut channel dredging will follow soon. More
April 21, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry will meet with business leaders in New York City from Tuesday through Thursday. More
April 21, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today presented a progress report on the Hire Houston First program, which shows that more than $1 billion of city business has been awarded to designated Hire Houston First firms. More
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April 21, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its "Build a Stand... Spark a Dream" event, with more than 40 children building lemonade stands in preparation for the Lemonade Day Galveston event. More
April 21, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today named the finalists for the 2014 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
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April 18, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host the 13th Annual Men Who Cook-Tour of Duty event on July 10 at South Shore Harbour Resort. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in March, down from February's rate of 5.7 percent. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Hispanic Business Division will host its Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 1 at Legacy Ford. More
April 18, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has issued a final greenhouse gas construction permit for the Lone Star NGL facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation recently presented its Stellar Awards, honoring workers in the space industry. More
April 17, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host a City of Richmond candidates forum on April 22 at the Fort Bend Country Club. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at the Gossip Tween Boutique and Right at Home Galveston. More
April 16, 2014 -- Mitchell Historic Properties in Galveston announced today that Bill Ross and Ernie Connor are retiring and that Joe Rozier will assume the position of general manager, overseeing all of MHP's Galveston operations. More
April 16, 2014 -- Watershed Market, which launched on March 22 & 23 in Houston's East Downtown District, has scheduled its second urban market on May 10 and 11. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies for several local businesses. More
April 16, 2014 -- SpaceX has rescheduled its launch of a third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station to Friday, after a launch that was to take place on Monday was halted due to a helium leak in the Falcon 9 rocket. More
April 16, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook reports that year-to-date total sales tax revenue for fiscal year 2013-2014 is up 3.82 percent over last year. More
April 16, 2014 -- On Tuesday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a permit to Apex Matagorda Energy Center in Matagorda to construct a 317-megawatt electric generating plant. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” process on Tuesday and opened active National Response Center cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana. More
April 16, 2014 -- The U.S. Coast Guard today ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the extensive four-year active cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon accident. More
April 15, 2014 -- Representatives with the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of the region. More
April 15, 2014 -- The BP Press Office has released an update regarding efforts to restore the Gulf coast following damages caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Port or Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution establishing environmental fine parity for damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill based on the Exxon Valdez oil spill incident in 1989. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced the Board of Directors' endorsements of candidates in the election for mayor and city council. More
April 14, 2014 -- Barrios Technology in Houston recently held its Annual Awards Banquet at the Johnson Space Center's Gilruth Center. More
April 14, 2014 -- Barrios Technology in Houston has honored seven of its employees who received their college degrees in 2013. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips for consumers to consider before spending their tax refund. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting "My Chamber Month", and inviting non-chamber members to attend all events that are typically offered only to members. More
April 14, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today announced that it is receiving a $6 million contribution from ConocoPhillips to the university's Dwight Look College of Engineering. More
April 13, 2014 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement was presented to National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Charles Bolden on Friday evening. More
April 12, 2014 -- NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston has released the results of testing on the Orion spacecraft. More
April 11, 2014 -- Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp today announced the establishment of Buy A&M, a single electronic procurement solution to increase the speed and efficiency of the university's procurement process. More
April 11, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted ribbon cuttings for the newly-opened Sonic in Richmond and the Old Main Street Bakery in Downtown Rosenberg. More
April 11, 2014 -- The Sierra Club today issued a statement following an appeals court decision rejecting the club's challenge to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's issuance of a license for a radioactive by-product disposal facility. More
April 11, 2014 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce recently held a graduation ceremony for its 2014 Leadership Excellence for Non-Profits Class. More
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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 Houston Airport System today announced that the system has signed a letter of intent with the Sierra Nevada Corporation to explore opportunities by a combination of a Houston-based spaceport and the company's Dream Chaser spacecraft. More
April 10, 2014 -- ADP on Wednesday released its regional employment report, announcing that Texas added 28,650 private sector jobs during March. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation and the Texas Governor's Office today announced the recipients of the 2014 State of Texas Small Business Awards. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Texas Retirement System and the Texas Workforce Commission will host the 14th Annual Purchasing and HUB Connection on May 8 in Austin. More
April 09, 2014 -- Frio County Commissioners court on Tuesday announced that the county has been named a recipient of a $1.2 million state grant roadway fund. More
April 07, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Monday in Washington introduced the "Virtual Currency Tax Reform Act". More
April 07, 2014 -- San Jacinto College recently hosted the Business and Education Workforce Symposium - Houston Port Region, a gathering of business and education leaders to discuss increasing employment in maritime, manufacturing, oil and gas, and health care industries. More
April 06, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum’s Monthly Lecture Series will feature a lecture on Eight Significant Events in Maritime History by guest lecturer F. Carrington Weems, II, on Tuesday, April 8. More
April 05, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected MacLean Engineering & Applied Technologies of Houston to provide simulation model development for organizations at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
April 05, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has approved two projects to construct a new boat lift and construct new screening canopies at the Galveston Bolivar Ferry landing. More
April 04, 2014 -- Change Happens!, which is celebrating 25 years as a nonprofit organization established to transform the lives of families and children in high-risk communities, held its 7th Annual Spring Breakfast this morning. More
April 04, 2014 -- The Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce has announced its upcoming Easter events, including the chamber's annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 12 at the Good Ole Days Grounds. More
April 04, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce and the City of League City recently launched a business retention and expansion program for 2014. More
April 04, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds business owners that April 15 is the deadline to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts. More
April 03, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Thursday hosted the annual State of the City Address by Houston Mayor Annise Parker. More
April 03, 2014 -- San Jacinto College will host the seventh annual International Business and Logistics and Supply Chain Symposium on April 22 at the North Campus. More
April 03, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System on Wednesday announced that it has been named among the top 100 hospitals by research firm Truven Health Analytics. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the Hitchcock Family Practice as a "Business Spotlight" and held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Dwayne's Auto Express. More
April 01, 2014 -- Classic Southeast Texas has partnered with the West End Little League in Beaumont. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Texas Comptroller's office will conduct eighteen free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of April. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Young Professional Division will host a luncheon roundtable discussion with area mayors on June 18. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Environmental Defense Fund will host a workgroup session to discuss key metrics used to measure environmental performance at ports during the National Port Stakeholders Summit to be held next week in Maryland by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will host a donation drive during the April 11 Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit conference in support of local EMS, fire and law enforcement departments. More
April 01, 2014 -- Barrios Technology on Monday announced that Sandy Fletcher and the Extra Vehicular Activity 23 Console Team recently received the Eagle Manned Mission Award from the National Space Club. More
March 31, 2014 -- Response teams were out early this morning to continue the aggressive removal of oiled debris and sand from South Matagorda and tar balls on Mustang Islands. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to accept the Galveston Wharves and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation Consolidated Financial Audit and the Comprehensive Annual Financial report; and also voted unanimously to accept the 2013 Audited Galveston Wharves Pension Plan Annual Financial Report. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning regarding a phone scam with perpetrators impersonating Internal Revenue Service agents. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to review and approve the port’s investment policy. More
March 28, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst on Friday released a statement regarding the Texas Workforce Commission's report on Texas job growth in February. More
March 28, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday released a statement regarding data from the Texas Workforce Commission showing Texas added 37,000 jobs in February. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has reported that the state set a new wind power record on Wednesday, with output reaching 10,296 megawatts. More
March 28, 2014 -- City of Houston Council Member Stephen Costello released a comprehensive draft of the city’s financial policies at Thursday’s meeting of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee. More
March 28, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday in Washington, D.C. introduced S. 2170 and H.R. 4286, which involve domestic energy resources and energy infrastructure. More
March 27, 2014 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update published this wseek reports that Solvay will build and operate a large-scale alkoxylation unit in Pasadena; and also updates plans for a major expansion of Baybrook Mall. More
March 27, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Phillips 66 Company has agreed to retire more than 21 billion in sulfur credits that could have been used in the production of gasoline, and pay $500,000 in penalties for violations of the Clean Air Act as part of a settlement with the EPA. More
March 27, 2014 -- The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics today released a report on county employment and wages in Texas for the third quarter of 2013. More
March 27, 2014 -- San Jacinto College Central Campus will host a career fair on April 10. More
March 27, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston on Wednesday announced that Angela A. Shippy has been named as the system's new chief quality officer. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports, comprised of the members of the Port of Houston Authority Board of Commissioners, today voted unanimously to approve an agreement between the Houston Pilots Association and maritime industry stakeholders that was reached last Friday after extensive negotiations. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Coast Guard has authorized limited marine traffic in the safety zone in the Port of Houston/Galveston for commercial ship traffic, which had been closed due to an oil spill that occurred on Saturday. Update 6
March 25, 2014 -- Port of Galveston Port Director Michael Mierzwa today gave a status report on the impact of Saturday’s oil spill in Galveston Bay, noting that the Carnival Magic cruise ship was allow to depart the port today. More
March 25, 2014 -- The National Law Journal has named Provost Umphrey's 2013 $32 million verdict against Dominos Pizza as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the nation. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will hold its Third Annual "Laws of Life" Awards Banquet on April 17 at The Event Centre in Beaumont. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host Kendra Scott as a guest speaker for the 2014 Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit conference on April 11. More
March 21, 2014 -- College of the Mainland today announced that ExxonMobil is committing an additional $500,000 in financial support for the Community College Petrochemical Initiative. More
March 20, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has announced a higher level of financial transparency award for the Leadership Circle Program. More
March 20, 2014 -- Texas Workforce Commissioner Hope Andrade today issued a message to Texas employers regarding updated regulations from the United States Department of Labor related to exempt salaried employees. More
March 20, 2014 -- Rice University today named the 42 finalists that will compete in the 14th annual Rice Business Plan Competition. More
March 20, 2014 -- The Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce will present an award to Jho Low, CEO of Hong Kong investment firm Jynwel Capital, on April 3 during the 24th Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. More
March 20, 2014 -- A very large semi-submersible rig, the Ensco 8500, was maneuvered into the Port of Galveston for some repair work at Gulf copper Wednesday afternoon. More
March 19, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced the recipients of the agency's 2013 Small Business Industry Awards program. More
March 18, 2014 -- Neches Federal Credit Union in Beaumont is currently accepting donations for the Hamshire-Fannett Elementary School, which was damaged by a fire on Tuesday. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host a forum on Tuesday for candidates in the Texas State Senate District 4 special election, which will be held on May 10. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas, in observance of National Nutrition Month, has joined in supporting Facts Up Front, an effort to put prominent nutrition labeling on the front of food and beverage packaging. More
March 17, 2014 -- Galveston, Texas’ Emerald and Diamond Beach reported record-breaking sales for year-end 2013. More
March 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between the cargo ship Genius Star VII and a barge loaded with 840,000 gallons of #6 fuel oil in the Houston Ship Channel on Friday. More
March 14, 2014 -- The NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston has extended a $22 million contract with Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems to provide support to International Space Station activities. More
March 14, 2014 -- Strategyst, LLC today announced that Sapphire, a luxury condo resort on South Padre Island, has reported sales passed expectations for 2013, with 32 of its homes sold during the year. More
March 13, 2014 -- BP today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency resolving all matters related to the suspension and debarment of BP, and will make the company eligible again to enter into new contracts with the federal government, including deepwater leases in the Gulf of Mexico. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association will host a panel on eminent domain issues during the Cattle Raisers Convention on April 5 in San Antonio. More
March 13, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston has implemented the "Virtual Care Check" system, a remote patient monitoring system that provides patients with chronic medical conditions access to mobile health care services that sends updates to their providers. More
March 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today attended the grand opening of the Queensland Government North America Trade and Investment Office in Houston, and discussed trade opportunities between Texas and Australia. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the 2014 State of the Schools Luncheon with the Lamar Consolidated and Needville school districts on April 25. More
March 12, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, which supported the Beaumont Independent School District bond referendum which called for the construction of new and modern schools and facilities, has issued a statement supporting a forensic audit to account for the bond funds. More
March 12, 2014 -- City of Houston investigators report evidence that contradicts safety inspection promises made by Lyft, a new commercial transportation provider operating in Houston without a city license. More
March 11, 2014 -- Tony Payan of Rice University in Houston discusses the recent ruling by Mexico's Ifetel against America Movil and Televisa. More
March 11, 2014 -- Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert recently presented his State of the County address at an event co-hosted by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance. More
March 11, 2014 -- The Port of Corpus Christi will join the Neuces County Historical Commission on Wednesday in dedicating a historical marker for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. More
March 11, 2014 -- The Huntsville Area Technology and Business Complex has announced that Trandori, the first company to participate in the Complex's Business Incubator Program, will beta test their interactive educational product with students and teachers through June 2. More
March 10, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently held ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the Grand Parkway Professional Building, the Brazosview Healthcare Center, and Move Dance and Fitness. More
March 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday in Austin was honored with an award by the Entertainment Software Association for his support of the growing video game industry in the state. More
March 10, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to authorize staff to negotiate regarding the renewal of property, liability and auto insurance coverage through the Texas Municipal League. More
March 10, 2014 -- United States Coast Guard officials and other dignitaries from the region turned out this morning for the official ribbon cutting for the USCG Sector Houston-Galveston Maritime Interagency Operations Center at Ellington Field. More
March 10, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert warning email users of scam messages disguised as a funeral notification. More
March 07, 2014 -- NASA's Human Research Program has selected ten proposals for a twin astronaut study. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Texas Association of Health Underwriters has issued a reminder that March 31 is the deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act. More
March 07, 2014 -- Barrios Technology on Thursday announced that four of the company's employees were presented Silver Barrios Employee Awards and Recognition for their performance supporting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's International Space Station program. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state's labor statistics for January mark the lowest unemployment rate since November 2008. More
March 07, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday featured Port of Houston Commissioner John Kennedy at its monthly luncheon. More
March 05, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final seasonal assessment of resource adequacy for the spring, and a preliminary outlook for the summer, reporting that electricity reserves are expected to be "tight" at the start of summer, but the outlook improves by late summer. More
March 05, 2014 -- The Board of Commissioners of Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Tuesday met with a representative from Lloyd Engineering Inc. to discuss the progress of a master service agreement between them, as well as the firm's recent work below the Pelican Island Bridge. More
March 04, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will perform a ribbon cutting ceremony at Touchstone Dentistry on March 13. More
March 04, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that a conservation alert it issued on Monday is no longer in effect, and thanked consumers for conserving electricity during winter weather conditions that affected the state. More
March 04, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is encouraging consumers to take advantage of their rights this week in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, which is observed March 2-8. More
March 04, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Hospital today announced that Gary Kerr has been named CEO at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. More
March 04, 2014 -- BP today announced its intention to establish a separate business to manage its onshore oil and gas assets in the US Lower 48 states. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Lone Star College System will participate in the ExxonMobil Community College Petrochemical Initiative exhibit in the Reliant Center from March 4 through 23 during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More
February 28, 2014 -- The University of St. Thomas in Houston spotlights its cooperative engineering program. More w/Video
February 28, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch n' Learn Seminar on March 19 at the League City College of the Mainland campus. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today reported that a new 10-year outlook shows that peak demand for electricity is growing more slowly than in previous years. More
February 27, 2014 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP has announced that it has joined with Veteran Contact Center, LLC to create jobs for veterans through a new outreach and verification program. More
February 27, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host its Fourth Annual ATHENA Leadership of the Bay Area Awards event on May 9. More
February 25, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to amend the port’s existing professional services contract with TC&B/GBA, a joint venture of Turner Collie & Braden, Inc. (doing business as AECOM Technical Services, Inc.) and Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. for construction management and other support to Bayport and Barbours Cut channel improvement projects in an amount not to exceed $2.1 million. More
February 25, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Austin-based Castro Property Restoration. More
February 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced that Lemonade Day Galveston will extend beyond Galveston Island to Galveston County on May 4. More
February 25, 2014 -- The Port Arthur, Houston, and Galveston International Seafarers' Centers have all received the "Seafarer Advocate Award" from Lloyd's List. More
February 25, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority has published a news release about Executive Director Roger Guenther's report to the PHA Commission at today's meeting. More
February 25, 2014 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association today participated in a Houston area Port Coordination Team conference call regarding the suspension of activities at several ports due to fog. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a resolution in support of plans to develop new vehicular and rail bridges between Galveston Island and Pelican Island. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the port’s 2014 Master Facilities Plan, a 10-year, approximately $500 million plan for improvements to the port’s facilities. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host the 37th Annual Cattle Raisers Expo during the Cattle Raisers Convention on April 4-6 in San Antonio. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for selecting a trustworthy tax preparer. More
February 24, 2014 -- BP today announced the start-up of Na Kika Phase 3, a project supporting the company's strategy of growing production at four BP-operated hubs in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. More
February 22, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a series of public hearings regarding Reef Fish Amendment 28 Red Snapper Allocation from March 10 through 24 at various locations around the Gulf of Mexico. More
February 21, 2014 -- Houston Wilderness on Thursday honored the legacy of George P. Mitchell with the inaugural Wild Life Award. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the Fort Bend Masters Golf Tournament on April 14 at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club in Richmond. More
February 21, 2014 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm has announced that Walter Umphrey and Paul "Chip" Ferguson have been named "Local Litigation Stars" by Benchmark Litigation. More
February 20, 2014 -- United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson has announced that Calvin C. Braun, a Houston attorney who handles bankruptcy cases, has been arrested on charges of bankruptcy fraud and filing false declarations in bankruptcy court. More
February 20, 2014 -- Fredell Pollak Rosen, chair of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership’s Coastal Storm Protection Alliance, and her husband, Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen, on Wednesday hosted a delegation of visitors from Holland who are cooperating with Dr. William Merrell and Texas A&M University at Galveston on the Ike Dike Hurricane Storm Surge Protection Project. More
February 20, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the 2014 State of the County address by Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert on February 28 at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond. More
February 20, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority today reported that the port generated record container movement and cargo tonnage in 2013. More
February 19, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday in Beaumont held a press conference at the Spindletop Museum to discuss ideas to promote energy development and boost the economy. More
February 19, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced that Dr. Roque Joel Ramirez of Robstown has entered a plea of guilty to mail fraud in connection with his scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid through fraudulent billings. More
February 19, 2014 -- The North American Marine Environment Protection Association and the West Gulf Maritime Association hosted a conference on the “Winds of Change in Shipping” in Houston today. More
February 18, 2014 -- Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Chair Vandy Anderson reported to the Board of Commissioners Tuesday that Transort, LLC wants to contribute $4 billion to Pelican Island projects, including rail and vehicular bridges. More
February 18, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced that PM Realty will cover the cost to move four Oak trees at 3737 Buffalo Speedway to a city park. More
February 17, 2014 -- Jefferson Energy Companies recently received its first unit train of crude oil at its newly constructed Jefferson Transload Railport facility at the Port of Beaumont. More
February 14, 2014 -- Space Center Houston will host 500 middle-school students through March 19 in the Exploration Academy program, funded by The Boeing Company. More
February 14, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Automated Passport Control kiosks have been installed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for use by those arriving on international flights. More
February 14, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on Occidental Petroleum Corporation relocating its corporate headquarters to Houston. More
February 14, 2014 -- DSW Homes has posted a Valentine's Day photo report on homeowners who have been assisted in Disaster Recovery Projects. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold meetings of the Shrimp and Ad Hoc Artificial Substrate Advisory Pnels on March 5-6 in St. Petersburg, Florida. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the Fort Bend Masters Golf Tournament on April 14. More
February 13, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host a membership luncheon on March 14. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host its seventh annual Mardi Gras party at Legacy Ford on March 4. 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 13, 2014 -- The organizers of the Galveston Island Chicken Shack Strut have issued a call for chicken keepers interested in being a stop on its second annual event on April 19. More
February 13, 2014 -- The State Bar of Texas on Wednesday announced the results of its 2014 Judicial Poll. More
February 11, 2014 -- The Frio County Commissioners Court has confirmed roadways for consideration for state funding through the county energy transportation reinvestment zone grants. More
February 11, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Orange for the BP Recovery Fund. More
February 10, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has released an update from its recent meeting in Houston. More
February 10, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will present the 2014 Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit Conference on April 11 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston. More
February 10, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies for Triton Contractors, Southland Title and CHRISTUS Foundation for Healthcare. More
February 10, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting nominations and applications for its 17th annual Torch Award for Marketplace Trust competition. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will present the 2014 Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit conference on April 11 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
February 07, 2014 -- Eleven of the 12 candidates for the 36th Congressional District participated in a Meet the Candidates Forum sponsored by Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership’s Political Protocol Committee and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday. More
February 07, 2014 -- H2o Ultra Lounge in Galveston will host a Rodeo Kickoff party on Saturday. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter has issued a news release regarding its lawsuit against ExxonMobil, charging the company with violations of the Clean Air Act at its Baytown manufacturing facility, which begins on Monday. More
February 06, 2014 -- William Owuama, Marla Owuama, and Florida Holiday Island, all of Houston, have been indicted for health care fraud in a case investigated by state and federal officials. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted the organization’s 2014 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, an event that had been rescheduled from last week because of inclement weather. More
February 06, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing money through the Texas Enterprise Fund into Websense, Inc. and Dropbox, Inc., which will result in the creation of 615 new jobs in Austin. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier will host Galveston Appreciation Weekend beginning Friday, with special discounted tickets available for purchase. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Port of Corpus Christi will host a celebration on Friday marking the completion of the La Quinta Channel Extension Project. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Port of Corpus Christi has promoted Acting Chief of Police Tom Mylett to Chief of Police for the port. More
February 05, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual awards banquet. More
February 05, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Korean Air is launching non-stop service in May between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Incheon International Airport in Seoul. More
February 04, 2014 -- Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Chair Vandy Anderson on Tuesday reported to the Board of Commissioners on a meeting with Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Ryan Dennard regarding the proposed new rail and vehicular bridge to Pelican Island. More
February 04, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at Space City Dialysis, Anytime Fitness, and GHX Industrial. More
February 04, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at Marchi Travel Service, Spiritspace, and Pic-N-Post. More
February 04, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday renewed the proclamation declaring a liquefied petroleum gas emergency. More
February 04, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today released a report finding that combined passenger totals for William P. Hobby Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport increased by 1.2 percent in 2013. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the 2014 State of the County Address, presented by County Judge Robert Hebert, on February 28 at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond. More
February 03, 2014 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP announced that it has filed a class action lawsuit against Target Corporation in response to a security breach between November and December that resulted in the exposure of personal information, including credit and debit information, of Target's customers. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning for cell phone users regarding the new "One Ring" scam, which can result in unauthorized charges to their wireless service accounts. More
January 31, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has urged President Barack Obama to move forward on the Keystone Pipeline following the U.S. State Department's environmental impact study on the project. More
January 31, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission this morning voted unanimously to promote Deputy Executive Director Roger Guenther as the new executive director of the port following the surprise announcement by Colonel Leonard Waterworth that he was resigning immediately More
January 31, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that it has received a $338,571 reward through CenterPoint Energy's SCORE Lite Program to improve energy efficiency at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
January 31, 2014 -- Texas A&M University will host its "Aggie Entrepreneurship Saturday" this weekend in Houston and Fort Worth. More
January 31, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today is leaving for a week-long visit to South Africa to represent Houston at the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Mayor's Summit, and lead a trade delegation to the country. More
January 31, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday spoke at the grand opening of the Emerson Innovation Center in Round Rock, Texas. More w/Video
January 30, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership and Houston Mayor Annise Parker will travel with a delegation to South Africa from February 1 through 8 to discuss trade and investment opportunities. More
January 30, 2014 -- Six candidates for Texas House District 129 participated in a Meet the Candidates Forum sponsored by the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership’s Political Protocol Committee and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that it has revoked accreditation of an appliance repair business in Lumberton, Texas. More
January 30, 2014 -- Dr. William "Bill" Merrell", chair of the marine sciences program at Texas A&M University at Galveston, has been recognized with the 2013 Unsung Hero Award from the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. More
January 29, 2014 -- Texas A&M University has released the results of a study showing that its economic impact in College Station was more than $4.4 billion during 2013. More
January 29, 2014 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, in a special meeting on Monday, approved an updated procurement policy. More
January 28, 2014 -- Amy Milstead, President of Milstead Automotive, was recently invited to attend the State of the Union address in Washington and spoke at the Republican National Convention about the Affordable Care Act. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston has published a news release regarding the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves approval of a five year agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. at Monday’s Board meeting. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will welcome special guest Mikaila Ulmer, a 9-year-old Lemonade Day entrepreneur, to Galveston on Wednesday. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves voted unanimously today to commit $250,000 to facilitate research and studies for the proposed Ike Dike Storm Surge Protection System. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to enter into a tax abatement agreement with OCI N.V. for property located within the OCI Reinvestment Zone. More
January 27, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation today named former Houston city council member Mark Goldberg as director of corporate sponsorships. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is sponsoring the "Laws of Life" essay contest for students in the bureau's business service area. More
January 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry last week represented Texas at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More
January 25, 2014 -- The City of Galveston began the year long celebration of its 175th anniversary with a gala event at Galveston’s Hotel Galvez on Friday; an event that also celebrated the 168th anniversary of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. More
January 24, 2014 -- The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors has approved the nomination of Allan DuBois and Beverly Godbey as candidates for president-elect. More
January 24, 2014 -- Port Canaveral in Florida recently hosted a CPE Certified Port Executive Program. More
January 24, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that employers added 17,600 jobs in Texas during December. More
January 24, 2014 -- Galveston Public Information Officer Liz Rogers on Thursday updated Galveston City Council on plans for the city's 175th Anniversary. More
January 23, 2014 -- R.C. "Rick" Mobley has joined the Houston Office of Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. as a Regional Director of Transportation and Planning. More
January 23, 2014 -- The North American Marine Environment Protection Association and the West Gulf Maritime Association will hold a conference, "Winds of Change in Shipping", on February 19 in Houston. More
January 23, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has released a report identifying 16 transmission improvement projects, totaling more than $3.6 billion, planned for completion by 2018. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host its 2014 Annual Meeting on January 28. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees will host a public meeting tonight in Galveston to gather comments on $627 million in proposed early restoration projects across the Gulf Coast states. More
January 22, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will visit San Jacinto College on Thursday to join a roundtable discussion regarding the college's workforce training programs. More
January 21, 2014 -- Science Applications International Corporation today announced that Larry Sikes, an employee with the company, has been selected as a recipient of a Silver Snoopy award by the National Aeronautics Space Administration's Astronaut Corps. More
January 20, 2014 -- The Galveston County Tax Office reminds businesses that responsibility for the collection of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission beer permitting fees will be moved to the State effective February 1. More
January 20, 2014 -- The Houston Association of Realtors has named Christi Borden of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene as the 2013 Realtor of the Year award recipient. More
January 20, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host a job fair on Saturday at the University of Houston Sugar Land campus. More
January 20, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers planning a wedding invest in wedding insurance to protect against unforeseen situations. More
January 19, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership presented the Quasar Award to University of Houston Chancellor Renu Khator at its 2014 Annual Banquet on Friday at South Shore Harbour Resort in League City. More
January 18, 2014 -- The 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference will be held from January 27-29 at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Alabama. Tom Linton will cover the meeting for Guidry News Service. More
January 17, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that construction has started on the renovation of the Sunset Coffee Building at historic Allen's Landing in downtown Houston. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today reported that electricity consumption in Texas increased by 2.1 percent in 2013. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today announced the chamber's selection of CMS IP Technologies as the Dr. Robert A. Swerdlow Small Business Person of the Year. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and Central Fort Bend Chamber will present the 2014 State of the County address by County Judge Robert Hebert on February 28. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host Mikaila Ulmer, a 9-year-old Lemonade Day entrepreneur from Austin who launched "BeeSweet" lemonade, on January 29. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced the 2014 release dates for Texas unemployment statistics and job-related data. More
January 16, 2014 -- Finalists have been announced for the inaugural Lloyd's List North American Marine Awards, with the winners to be named at the awards dinner on February 19 in Houston. More
January 16, 2014 -- Contractors are working to remove construction scaffolding that collapsed into the waters adjacent to the Highway 82/Martin Luther King (Gulfgate) bridge in Port Arthur. More
January 15, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that the state will provide athenahealth Inc. with $5 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund to expand the company's Austin operations. More
January 15, 2014 -- The Houston Ship Channel Security District Board of Directors on Tuesday elected Gary Scheibe as chair of the board for 2014-2015. More
January 15, 2014 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association has launched a revitalized CAER Line with upgraded technology to better serve the community and inform residents about emergency and non-emergency events. More
January 15, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies at Fuddruckers and the campaign office of Galveston mayoral candidate Don Mafrige. More
January 14, 2014 -- J. Sam Lott of Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., on Tuesday updated the Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on a Texas Department of Transportation study of requirements for a high speed rail terminal in Houston. More
January 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will hold their 168th Annual Meeting in honor of the City of Galveston's 175th anniversary on January 24 at the Hotel Galvez. More
January 14, 2014 -- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University will host author and oil industry expert William Leffler on January 16 for an issues forum regarding the past, present and future of the offshore oil industry. More
January 14, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to order an election on May 10 to elect three positions on the board. More
January 13, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today released its list of the "Top 10 scams" reported to the bureau in 2013. More
January 13, 2014 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus supply spacecraft successfully attached to the International Space Station on Sunday as part of the company's first contracted cargo delivery mission to the station. More
January 13, 2014 -- Space Exploration Technologies recently was awarded a contract with SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation of Japan to launch a communications satellite to a geostationary orbit in 2015. More
January 11, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce has announced their 2014 Board Members. More
January 10, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber on Friday held its 2013 Annual Awards Luncheon at Cindy's Palace in Richmond. More
January 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed George W. Brown, III, Bradley "Brad" Rutledge and James Scott to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
January 10, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership recently joined a delegation to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress regarding possible changes to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and the National Flood Insurance Program. More
January 10, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston on Thursday announced that its hospitals will offer a free electronic video service for new parents documenting their child's first moments of life. More w/Video
January 09, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced the successful launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus spacecraft on a mission to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. More
January 09, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host a job fair on January 25 at the University of Houston Sugar Land campus. More
January 09, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has named Julie Harman Howell as director of member services and events. More
January 09, 2014 -- Harris “Shrub” Kempner, president of Kempner Capital Management, was the featured speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Galveston Island. He was introduced by Hal Rochkind. More
January 09, 2014 -- Ronald J. Neighbors, who was general manager of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District since it was created by the Texas Legislature in 1975, and the Fort Bend Subsidence District since its creation in 1989, was honored at a retirement party at the Alley Theatre on Tuesday. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the American Cancer Society, Carebuilders at Home, MattressLand and Furniture, Right At Home, and Anytime Fitness. More
January 08, 2014 -- Godwin Umotong of Houston has been sentenced to 72 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $880,000 in restitution for health care fraud. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce today announced the newly-elected members of the chamber's board of directors. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Space City Con. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host its 44th Annual Membership Banquet and Awards Ceremony on January 30 at the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Galveston County Small Business Development Center today announced that a new series of free classes is being made available for small business owners and entrepreneurs in Galveston County through a grant from BP. 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 07, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that peak demand for electricity in the morning set a new winter record of 57,277 megawatts. More
January 07, 2014 -- CHI St. Luke's Health today announced that it has formed enhanced partnerships with Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Heart Institute. More
January 07, 2014 -- The National Resource Damage Assessment Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will host meetings in January to gather public comment concerning its draft plan for $627 million in restoration projects, including projects in Texas. More
January 07, 2014 -- Space Exploration Technologies on Monday successfully launched and delivered the THAICOM 6 satellite to geostationary transfer orbit using a Falcon 9 launch vehicle. More
January 07, 2014 -- Port Corpus Christi will host the third annual Gulf Ports Environmental Summit on January 16 and 17 at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine will install their new officers during an event on January 17 at the Petroleum Club of Houston. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon-cutting ceremonies at Speedy's Printing, Affinity Immediate Care Clinic, The Kitchen Chick, and Number 13 Prime Steak and Seafood. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided questions consumers should ask before joining a gym. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Brazos Pilots Association have announced the election of officers for 2014. More
January 06, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage on NASA TV of Wednesday's launch of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft mission to resupply the International Space Station. More
January 03, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a reminder to employers that all workplace compliance posters required to be posted by law are available free of charge. More
January 03, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host its 2013 Annual Awards Luncheon on January 10. More
January 02, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that firearm accessories manufacturer Magpul Industries is relocating its corporate headquarters from Colorado to Texas. More
January 02, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that Bob Pertierra has been joined the partnership as senior vice president and chief economic development officer. More
January 02, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host a job fair on January 25 at the University of Houston-Sugar Land campus. More
January 02, 2014 -- Marine Response Alliance today announced that Samina Mahmood has been appointed the association's manager. More
January 02, 2014 -- The City of Sugar Land will present its State of the City Address on January 24 at the Sugar Land Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. More
December 31, 2013 -- Marine Response Alliance has announced that it has relocated to Houston to be situated with international salvage partner, Titan Salvage. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve an advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the Orange County Overpass Project. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will present University of Houston President and Chancellor Dr. Renu Khator with the 2014 Quasar Award for Exceptional Leadership in Economic Development at BAHEP's 21st Annual Quasar Award Banquet on January 17. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided its "top ten" consumer tips for 2014. More
December 27, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that it has extended its contract with DB Consulting Group, Inc. to provide information technology, multimedia, information management and external relations support services for the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
December 26, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday to consider adopting an order designating a transportation reinvestment zone in the port. More
December 26, 2013 -- BoatUS today provided safety tips to prevent common boating incidents in 2014. 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 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update posted on Monday reports that it has been a banner year for the industrial sector. More
December 21, 2013 -- Port Corpus Christi will host the 3rd annual Gulf Ports Environmental Summit in January at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership announced today that Lilyanne McClean has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Communications, effective immediately. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Frio County Commissioners Court recently increased its local match to receive Texas Department of Transportation funds for roadway improvements due to the impact of energy sector development on the county's transportation infrastructure. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state's unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in November, the lowest rate since December 2008. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Thursday voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the port’s infrastructure and business development agreement with Phoenix Port Partners, the consultants working on the development of the west end of the port. More
December 20, 2013 -- San Jacinto College spotlights alumnus Craig Tyer, currently Senior Technical Designer at Boeing. More
December 20, 2013 -- Texas Chiropractic College Director of Development and Community Engagement Luis Rivas has been inducted to the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. More
December 19, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted 6-0-1, with Cristof Spieler abstaining, to extend a contract with AECOM for one year, at no additional costs, for engineering design services related to the METRO light rail line. More
December 18, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors, in its recent meeting, discussed the methodology used for forecasting future energy needs. More
December 18, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that it is postponing an upcoming Orbital Sciences commercial cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station and scheduling a series of spacewalks to replace a faulty pump module on the station. More
December 18, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday announced that Colliers International has named the Port of Houston as the "Gulf's Darn Profitable" Port. More
December 18, 2013 -- BP today announced that it has made a significant oil discovery at its Gila prospect, located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. More
December 17, 2013 -- BP today announced that it has filed a civil lawsuit in a federal court in New Orleans against lawyer Mikal C. Watts, accusing the attorney of making fraudulent claims that resulted in the company paying $2.3 billion in relation to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
December 17, 2013 -- Jefferson Energy Companies recenlty received its first unit train of crude oil at its newly-constructed Jefferson Transload Railport facility at the Port of Beaumont. More
December 17, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office and CITGO Petroleum Corporation on Monday announced the launch of their "Kindling Young Minds" program aimed at boosting attendance at six Houston high schools. More
December 17, 2013 -- NASA's Johnson Space Center is seeking ideas for technology development. More
December 16, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided steps businesses can take to prevent illnesses from spreading through the workplace. 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 14, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 13, 2013 -- Arnie Altsuler has joined KW Commercial, a division of Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan Market Center, as Commercial Managing Director. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host an update by Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Commissioner Richard Morrison on January 10. More
December 11, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the average unemployment insurance tax rate for all employers will be 1.66 percent for calendar year 2014, down from 1.82 percent in 2013. More
December 10, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to renew professional membership contracts with 21 civic and professional organizations that work on cooperative projects with the port. More
December 10, 2013 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports, comprised of the members of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, today voted 5-1-1, with Dean Corgey abstaining and Theldon Branch opposed, to provisionally approve the pilots' requested 3.5 percent rate increase pending additional negotiations to resolve tariff issues and the number of pilots required for safe maneuvering of vessels. More
December 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $1.75 million through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund in Minimus Spine, Inc. to support the company's non-surgical lumbar disc herniation technology. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Orange County Navigation and Port District Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve audited financial statements for Fiscal Year 2012/2013 presented by the firm of Edgar, Kiker & Cross, Certified Public Accountants. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority and the Board of Pilot Commissioners will meet Tuesday morning. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host its 2013 Annual Awards Luncheon on January 10 at Cindy's Palace in Richmond. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau and Western Union today warned consumers of charity scams that operate during the holiday season. More
December 06, 2013 -- Houston reporters were invited to be the first passengers on the new North Line of the METRORail system. More
December 06, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office today announced that it received the Gold Award at the Government Security News 2013 Homeland Security Awards for "Most Notable Maritime/Seaport Program". More
December 06, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that ExxonMobil has been named Employer of the Year. 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 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders today announced that lane closures will take place during the weekend on the southbound mainlanes of Interstate 45 north of the Hardy Toll Road to Spring Stuebner for work on the Stage Highway 99, the Grand Parkway, project. More
December 05, 2013 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host a ranch gathering on December 19 in Brenham. More
December 04, 2013 -- Space Exploration Technologies on Tuesday successfully completed its first geostationary transfer mission, delivering into orbit a satellite launched on the company's Falcon 9 rocket. More
December 04, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership released its annual jobs forecast Tuesday estimating that the Houston metro area will create 69,800 jobs in 2014. More
December 03, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Insurance today proposed rules to strengthen protections for consumers who seek assistance from federal health exchange "navigators" when shopping for health insurance. More
December 02, 2013 -- Krispy Kreme on Monday announced that it has signed a development agreement with Dulce Restaurants to develop ten new shops in Houston over the next five years. More
December 02, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday in Katy announced that GEICO will expand its operations, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next three years and $8.5 million in capital investment. More w/Video
December 02, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today joined GEICO chair and CEO Tony Nicely in announcing the company's plans to expand its operations in Katy, creating 1,000 new jobs and $8.5 million in capital investment during the next three years. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority will hold meetings of the Audit; Pension and Benefits; and Community Relations committees as well as the Dredge Task Force and Procurement and Small Business Development Task Force on Tuesday. More
November 29, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $21.2 million contract to Weeks Marine, Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel. More
November 27, 2013 -- The Port of Brownsville 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 port's comprehensive annual financial report. More
November 27, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host its 2013 Annual Awards Luncheon on January 10. More
November 27, 2013 -- The United States Department of Commerce today announced that it is awarding $2.4 million in grants to support economic development projects in Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. More
November 27, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors recently took action to "enhance operational flexibility and improve market signals when operating reserves are tight". More
November 26, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of and participation in the fourth annual "Small Business Saturday" event on Saturday. More
November 26, 2013 -- The American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas today announced the winners of its Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. More
November 25, 2013 -- Artist Boat in Galveston today announced that it has received two $150,000 grants to provide watershed education training and stewardship training for petrochemical industry workers. More
November 25, 2013 -- The United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation has announced that the foundation's Institute for Organization Management has awarded the Regent Scholarship to League City Chamber of Commerce President Laurie Baldwin. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to amend the port’s stevedoring franchise policy to include a category for liquid bulk only franchises to accommodate the port’s new Orange County crude oil terminal. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the election of its new board of directors for 2014-2016. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Houston Ship Channel Security District Board of Directors, at its annual meeting on Thursday reviewed an ongoing study about a 5-year plan to find security gaps in the channel and surrounding communities. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves voted unanimously on Thursday to approve the 2014 Operating, Renewal & Replacement and Capital Improvement Budget. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 43,800 jobs during the past two months, with unemployment dropping from 6.3 percent in September to 6.2 percent. More
November 21, 2013 -- Several Houston Area business and industry groups hosted a forum for Republican candidates for Texas Lieutenant Governor on Wednesday. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Alliance for Aviation Across America today commended Texas Governor Rick Perry for his declaring November as "Aviation Appreciation Month". More
November 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is providing $2.1 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund for the expansion of Natgasoline, LLC in Beaumont. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that it has revoked accreditation of a construction and remodeling company in Orange, Texas. More
November 19, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a local preference procurement program and policy. More
November 19, 2013 -- William "Bill" Clement has been appointed as director of the Galveston County Small Business Development Center. More
November 19, 2013 -- The Huntsville Area Technology and Business Complex, or HA/tch, has announced that Trandori, a new company that provides an online authoring platform allowing students and educators to search and design interactive educational problems for additional practice and test preparation, has enrolled in the HA/tch Business Incubator Program. More
November 19, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently hosted a visit by Vice President Joe Biden, who discussed the importance of the ports and the Panama Canal expansion. More
November 19, 2013 -- BP today announced that it has added two drilling rigs to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. More
November 18, 2013 -- The State Bar of Texas today announced that it is moving its accounts to a Prime Partner bank to show support for the Texas Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts Prime Partner program. More
November 18, 2013 -- Southern News Group will host a delegation from China's Henan Province on Tuesday and Wednesday for the opening of a new Henan Tourism Promotion Center and Shaolin Temple Wushu Training Center in Houston. More
November 18, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is encouraging consumers to "shop small" and participate in "Small Business Saturday" on November 30. More
November 18, 2013 -- BP today announced that it has made environmental data collected from the Gulf of Mexico, gathered through the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response and Natural Resource Damage Assessement, publicly available. More
November 15, 2013 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm has announced that it will be inducted into the inaugural Texas Lawyer Hall of Fame for the 2012 jury verdict in JJJJ Walker, LLC vs. First National Bank. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Director of Aviation Mario Diaz has been named 2013 Director of the Year by Airport Revenue News. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the Port Address by Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria on Thursday. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for TriStar Global Energy Solutions in Texas City. More
November 15, 2013 -- BP today announced that a new report shows that the company supports more than 47,000 jobs, and spends more approximately $10.5 billion in Texas. More
November 15, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he has received a promise from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to take immediate action on permits to expand refineries and export facilities in Southeast Texas. More
November 13, 2013 -- BP today announced that the BP Foundation has donated $200,000 to the Red Cross for typhoon recovery efforts in the Philippines. More
November 13, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today presented a $267,648 grant to Blinn College to provide job training through a partnership with Mid-South Synergy and Line-Tech Inc. More
November 13, 2013 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for My Special Occasion in La Marque. More
November 13, 2013 -- The Human Society of the United States on Tuesday announced that an investigation it has conducted has found causes of poor conditions and sale of dogs from out-of-state unlicensed "puppy mills" at several pet stores and flea markets in Texas. More
November 12, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding a settlement in the American Airlines and US Airways merger. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County’s Strategic Planning Committee today heard a presentation regarding the System Re-Imagining Project concerning the division of METRO’s resources devoted to the provision of local bus service. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the Senate address by United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Harris County to facilitate live streaming coverage of commission meetings, but deferred action on committing to spending an aggregate amount not to exceed $110,000 for the project. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to find that the creation of a Transportation Reinvestment Zone for the port would improve the security, movement and intermodal transportation of cargo in commerce and trade. More
November 11, 2013 -- BP today announced that it has been selected as a "Top Workplace" by the Houston Chronicle, and recently ranked first in the Best Overall Internship category in a survey published by Forbes Magazine. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that veterans and military-affiliated charities are disclosing information and meeting BBB standards for accountability in larger percentages than in 2007. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Coastal Conservation Assocation on Thursday announced that Shell Oil Company has extended its partnership with the association in performing marine habitat restoration projects along the Gulf Coast. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today was awarded 5-Star Accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce. More
November 07, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a "meet and greet" on Saturday for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises to meet with various contractors working in the Houston area. More
November 06, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that the state's sales tax revenues totaled $2.14 billion in October, an increase of 5.4 percent compared to October 2012. More
November 05, 2013 -- Princess Cruises on Tuesday launched "Cruising for a Cause", a benefit cruise to Mexico, from the Port of Houston Authority's Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadena. More
November 05, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently conducted several ribbon cutting ceremonies. More
November 05, 2013 -- The Caribbean Princess today launched the first of its three Caribbean cruise seasons sailing from the Bayport Cruise Terminal. The cruise ship arrived this morning with about 3,000 passengers from a 10-day Caribbean cruise originating from New York. More
November 05, 2013 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders will host a job fair on Saturday to hire heavy construction and equipment maintenance workers for the Grand Parkway Project. More
November 05, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today named Texas State Representative Wayne Smith as recipient of the alliance's Visionary Award. More
November 05, 2013 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update for November has been posted. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has provided its update for October. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that it received four 2013 Outstanding BBB Awards during the 2013 International Assembly of BBB's. More
November 02, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Friday hosted a media preview tour of the Bayport Cruise Terminal which is preparing for the first of its new cruise service on Tuesday. More
November 02, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Friday hosted the State of Cybersecurity panel and luncheon. More
November 02, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday announced that Oracle America is expanding its operations in Austin with the aid of the Texas Enterprise Fund. More
November 01, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District on Thursday announced that it has awarded a $178,798 contract to Quaternary Resources Investigations, LLC for routine soil sampling and laboratory testing at the Alexander Island Dredge Material Placement Area adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel. More
November 01, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final seasonal assessment of resource adequacy for the upcoming winter, which forecasts sufficient power to serve consumer needs during the winter and spring. More
October 31, 2013 -- Express Employment Professionals recently held its annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest to benefit local children's hospitals. More
October 31, 2013 -- The Texas Association of Business on Wednesday announced that a report by the Intercultural Development Research Association shows a "slight improvement" in high school drop out rates. More
October 30, 2013 -- Revolution E and A2B Electric Bikes will host a "Dealer Demo Day" to test drive electric bikes or "eBikes" on November 9 in Houston. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host an event on Thursday at the Jefferson County Courthouse to show support for Proposition 6, a state constitutional amendment to fund the state's water plan, on the November 5 election ballot. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce will host United States Senator Ted Cruz as keynote speaker during its community breakfast on Friday. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has rescheduled the release of labor market data for September and October to November 22. More
October 29, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday announced that the Orion spacecraft was "powered on" for the first time last week for a series of systems tests at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host several veterans job fairs statewide on November 14. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Port Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to cast the port’s 63 ballots for Miriam Johnson to be re-elected to the Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with Transort, LLC for the development of a desalination and cogeneration facility on Pelican Island. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Coats Rose Law Firm today announced that the $10 million renovation of the Jean Lafitte Hotel in Galveston, which the firm coordinated for a developer, will soon be complete. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for consumers purchasing or renting items for Halloween from seasonal stores. 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 -- The Beaumont Chamber Foundation will host its BBQ Cook-Off event on Saturday at Crockett Street in Downtown Beaumont. More
October 24, 2013 -- John Ford Jewelers in Galveston has been awarded Platinum Honors in the Classical Division of the American Gem Trade Association's 2014 Spectrum Awards. More
October 24, 2013 -- Port Corpus Christi has applauded the United States House of Representatives which voted 417-3 to pass H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, on Wednesday. More
October 24, 2013 -- Teresa's Taqueria has opened its business in Kemah. More
October 24, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber on Wednesday hosted the third annual State of Fulshear Address. More
October 24, 2013 -- The Houston City Controller's Office today released an audit showing that Avis Rent a Car System, Inc., which operates at George Bush Intercontinental Airport has underpaid the city approximately $1.59 million in concession fees. More
October 24, 2013 -- The Sabine-Neches Navigation District today issued a news release in response to the United States House of Representatives passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which includes authorization of channel improvements for the Sabine-Neches Waterway. More
October 24, 2013 -- Frio County Commissioners Court recently authorized a seven percent hotel occupancy tax in unincorporated areas of the county. More
October 23, 2013 -- Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, has published a news release outlining Key Health Care Reform Provisions. More
October 23, 2013 -- PortVision today announced that it has awarded its first grant in the PortVision CONNECT initiative to deploy a web-based solution for creating, sharing and managing terminal gate security clearance lists along the Sabine-Neches waterway. More
October 23, 2013 -- The Eagle Ford Shale Consortium will host its 2013 fall conference October 28-30 in Corpus Christi. 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 23, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Deputy Director of Operations Roger Guenther reported to the port commission on Tuesday that proposed tariff rate increases of three percent will be presented for consideration at the November 18 meeting. More
October 22, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today reported that the Cygnus spacecraft, sent to the International Space Station on a demonstration mission by Orbital Sciences Corporation, detached from the station today, completing the mission. More
October 22, 2013 -- The Provost Umphrey Law Firm recently participated in the Making Strides 5K run in support of the American Cancer Society. More
October 22, 2013 -- BP today announced that it has opened a new facility in Houston to house the world's largest supercomputer for commercial research. More
October 22, 2013 -- Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care on Monday announced plans to open a new clinic in Pearland in early 2014. More
October 21, 2013 -- The University of Houston Center for Creative Work will present the "Arts in Houston" lecture series throughout October and November in the Honors College. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Fort Bend Central Chamber's Young Professionals Division recently hosted a meet and greet with George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner. More
October 18, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Young Professionals Division will host its fifth annual Halloween Bash on October 24 at Fort Bend Toyota. More
October 18, 2013 -- The Offshore Technology Conference for 2012 was recently named "The Greatest Show on Earth" by Trade Show Executive magazine. More
October 17, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the "State of Fulshear" address, delivered by Fulshear Mayor Tommy Kuykendall, on October 23. More
October 17, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that the county and the State of Texas has won a ruling in federal court to move an environmental penalty lawsuit against Waste Management, International Paper and McGinnis Industrial Services back to state court. More
October 16, 2013 -- Next Day Access, a new national franchise business offering accessibility products such as wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, pool lifts, ceiling lifts, bathroom safety products and vertical porch lifts for residential and commercial environments, has launched its first location in Houston. More
October 16, 2013 -- Move to Amend, the national campaign to abolish Corporate Personhood, will host a community forum on “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule” in Houston on Monday, October 28. More
October 15, 2013 -- The City of League City today is launching its new economic development web site. More
October 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry today departed for an economic development mission to London, England and Israel. More
October 15, 2013 -- Samson Energy Company recently served as a break station sponsor for the Galveston Bay Foundation's Bike Around the Bay event. More
October 15, 2013 -- The Huntsville Area Technology and Business Complex recently announced the launch of its new Business Incubator Program to help aspiring technology-based companies grow and develop by providing affordable office, professional and support services. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced that author, actress and comedian Aisha Tyler will present the keynote address for the Seventh Annual Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit Conference on April 11 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host its 110th Annual Meeting and Spindletop Award Presentation on Thursday at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau, in observance of Cyber Security Awarenss Month, has launched the "Stop. Think. Connect." campaign to provide tips to avoid becoming a victim of "phishing" scams online. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports, comprised of the members of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, will meet next week, on Tuesday, October 22, to consider an application by the Houston Pilots for a change in pilotage rates. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Center for Houston's Future on Friday announced that John Wilburn has been named the center's director of strategic initiatives. More
October 14, 2013 -- Oceaneering International, Inc. has announced that it will sponsor the Sixth Annual All-Earth EcoBot Challenge, which takes place in May at the Reliant Center in Houston. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Texas Department of Transportation in connection with $490,000 in grant funds the port is receiving for a rail renovation project. More
October 10, 2013 -- Previty Clinic for Surgical Care today hosted a grand opening celebration of its new office in Port Arthur. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at Cadence Insurance, Fred Astaire Dance Studio River Oaks, and the Halo House Foundation. More
October 09, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host a gala on January 24 celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the City of Galveston. More
October 09, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it has presented a $500,000 Skills Development Fund grant to be used by Wharton County Junior College in a partnership with Frito-Lay, Inc. to provide job training. More
October 08, 2013 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm attorney Mark Sparks has been named lawyer of the year by the Jefferson County Bar Association. More
October 08, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host United States Senator John Cornyn as the keynote speaker for the Fort Bend Strong gala on November 9. More
October 08, 2013 -- The Texas A&M University System and the Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the university has joined the College Credit for Heroes program, which "seeks to maximize the award of college credits to veterans and service members for their military training". More
October 08, 2013 -- San Jacinto College will host a series of health science career fairs at its campuses, with the first on October 24 at the Central Campus. More
October 07, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned cellular phone users of a scam involving "smishing" schemes, with perpetrators posing as banks or lottery sweepstakes asking customers to contact them immediately about a pressing issue in order to obtain personal information. More
October 05, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will hold the Governor's Small Business Forum on October 7 at the JW Marriott Houston. More
October 05, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce C-Crewe has announced the launch of the social media campaign for its "My Galveston" initiative. More
October 04, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that Marcus Edward Clyburn of Houston has been convicted on felony offenses as the result of an environmental crimes investigation concerning hazardous waste materials abandoned in warehouses in the Houston area. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Texana Center will present the 1st Annual Texana Tinsel and Treasurers Art Show and Marketplace on November 22 at Legacy Ford Showroom in Rosenberg. More
October 03, 2013 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host "The State of Health - Affordable Care Act: How will it affect business?" as part of its monthly membership luncheon on October 11. More
October 03, 2013 -- BP Senior Vice President Geoff Morrell on Wednesday issued a statement in response to a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit setting aside the claim administrator's interpretation of the business economic loss framework in the settlement agreement reached last year in connection with the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 03, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Wednesday joined the Houston Association of Realtors to announced the release of a new mobile app designed to provide consumers access to information about city government, local amenities and events, real estate and more. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Woodlands Bar Association will hold a free legal clinic on October 26 at VFW Post 4709 in Conroe. More
October 02, 2013 -- Igloo Products Corporation will host a grand opening ceremony on October 10 for its new 420,000 square foot distribution center in Katy, Texas. More
October 02, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated it's members on the impact of the government shutdown. More
October 01, 2013 -- Riverside Technology, inc. in Colorado has been awarded a $29.8 million contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for Technical Support to the Southeast Fisheries Science Center. More
October 01, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that a settlement has been negotiated with American Airlines and US Airways regarding a proposed merger of the two airlines. More
October 01, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it is modifying its operations as a result of the federal government shutdown. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today announced that it has approved a resolution supporting Proposition 6, a state constitutional amendment on the November 5 election ballot to create a State Water Implementation Fund for Texas. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership welcomed Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Joe Straus to the State of Water membership luncheon on Monday. More
September 30, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that astronauts Gregory Chamitoff and Ronald Garan are leaving the agency. More
September 30, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers to be aware of scams involving claims about new health insurance cards required by the Affordable Care Act. More
September 30, 2013 -- Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare today announced the completion of the merger of the two health systems to form Baylor Scott & White Health. More
September 30, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined representatives from Southwest Airlines for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $156 million international terminal at William P. Hobby Airport. More
September 30, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $1,369,515 contract to Integris Projects, LLC for dewatering of the Alexander Island Placement Area to increase the area's capacity for dredge material. More
September 29, 2013 -- Port of Galveston Director of Economic Development and External Affairs Roger Quiroga was the featured speaker at last week’s meeting of the Galveston Kiwanis Club. More
September 28, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $5 million contract to Orion Marine Construction Inc. for work on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. More
September 28, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $1.8 million contract to Kimrick Performance Group LLC for construction at Sims Bayou. More
September 27, 2013 -- The Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center Advisory Council has named 18 finalists for its 27th Annual Small Business of the Year awards. More
September 27, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today warned Texas job seekers to be aware of a scam involving people posing as potential employers to obtain personal information. More
September 27, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, to speak at the partnership's State of Water event on Monday. More
September 26, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Commission Chair Janiece Longoria has established a Chairman's Citizens Advisory Council. More
September 26, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon on Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
September 26, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted to adopt METRO's FY2014 Operating, Capital, General Mobility and Debt Service budgets. More
September 26, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently conducted several ribbon cutting ceremonies at area businesses. More
September 26, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Historic Downtown Rosenberg Division recently hosted the "Tour the Arts in Rosenberg" Cultural Arts Festival. More
September 25, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston playgrounds and Texas Home Health. More
September 25, 2013 -- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Tuesday joined Shell to announce the selection of Ascension Parish as the location for a potential natural gas-to-liquids facility. More
September 24, 2013 -- Two new commissioners took their seats at the Port of Houston Authority Commission table today and a third was appointed by Pasadena City Council. More
September 24, 2013 -- Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors recently voted to revise market rules to enable some eligible electric users to provide demand response services at five-minute intervals through their retail providers. More
September 24, 2013 -- A VIP Party for the Houston Tomorrow Catalyst Awards finalists, sponsors, members of the host committee and special honored guests was held on Monday. More
September 23, 2013 -- Port of Galveston Executive Director Michael Mierzwa today reported to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on the top six funding priorities for improvements to the port in 2014. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter with Germer, PLLC, for legal services for FY2014. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will hold a ceremony to swear in recently appointed commissioners Theldon R. Branch, III and Stephen H. DonCarlos on Tuesday prior to the commission's regular meeting. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that Stephen H. DonCarlos has been appointed to the Port Commission by the Harris County Mayors and Councils Association. More
September 22, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted a speech by Houston City Council Member Dave Martin on Thursday. More
September 22, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted a State of the Counties program featuring Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. More
September 20, 2013 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc. will pay an $8.75 million penalty as part of a settlement agreement regarding alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the company's Port Arthur, Texas refinery. More
September 20, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the state fell to 6.4 percent in August, down from 6.5 percent in July and 6.8 percent a year ago. More
September 20, 2013 -- Minute Maid has announced that it is endorsing reitred Houston Astros player Craig Biggio in his bid for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. More
September 20, 2013 -- United States Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on Thursday announced that Texas will receive $5.2 million in grant funding to support skills training capacity building at community colleges and other public institutions across the state, including San Jacinto College. More
September 19, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce Partnership's Community Activation Fund has received donations towards implementing Rachel's Challenge in Galveston Independent School District. More
September 19, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Community Activation Fund, established through the chamber's partnership, will allow several schools in Galveston to implement the Rachel's Challenge program to combat bullying and create a culture of kindness. More
September 19, 2013 -- Houston CPA firm Gainer Donnelly today announced that it has merged with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC. More
September 18, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract to Sol Engineering LLC for routine testing of dredged material from the Corpus Christi Navigation Channel. More
September 18, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corporation has successfully launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft for a demonstration mission to the International Space Station. More
September 18, 2013 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont has been listed as a leading Texas law firm by Litigation Benchmark Plaintiff. More
September 18, 2013 -- The Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to formalize its commitment of up to $400,000 as its contribution toward the cost of initial studies and expenses related to replacing the Pelican Island Causeway. More
September 17, 2013 -- Houston First Corporation has introduced its online diversity registration program for vendors. More
September 17, 2013 -- Alvin Community College will host an industrial job fair on September 26. More
September 17, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land will host the Second Annual Fort Bend County Employer Career Fair on October 24 at Constellation Field. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Dutch Delft University of Technology, Royal HaskoningDHV and Iv Infra are exploring possible designs for a storm surge barrier off the coast of Houston and Galveston. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned job seekers to be aware of online scams posing as job opportunities in an attempt to gather personal information. More
September 16, 2013 -- Igloo Products Corporation on Friday announced plans to hire an additional 250 workers at the company's Katy plant by the end of the year. More
September 13, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently tested communications with a commercial, crew-capable spacecraft being designed and built by The Boeing Company. More
September 13, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Hispanic Business Division will present a Business Expo on Tuesday at the Rosenberg Civic Center. More
September 13, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies for The Greaney Company and the HH Design House. More
September 13, 2013 -- Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state will provide a $3 million investment through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to create the Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology in collaboration with the Texas Heart Institute and Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. More
September 13, 2013 -- Artist Boat in Galveston has received a $150,000 grant from the Houston Advanced Research Center for Eco-Art Adventures, a training program for petrochemical companies and employees. More
September 11, 2013 -- The American Institute of Architects Houston will hold its 2013 Annual Home Tour on October 26 and 27 at seven locations. More
September 11, 2013 -- ADP, a provider of human capital management solutions, today announced that Texas has added 19,720 private sector jobs during the month of August, according to the company's regional employment report. More
September 11, 2013 -- Fred Astaire Dance Studios Texas Region will host the Texarama Dance Competitions Friday through Sunday at the San Luis Resort in Galveston. More
September 11, 2013 -- Theldon R. Branch, III, managing partner at Dufry Houston, today was appointed to the Port of Houston Authority Port Commission by the Houston City Council. More
September 10, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership has been recognized as an Accredited Economic Development Organization by the International Economic Development Council. More
September 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today celebrated the grand opening of Flextronics' new manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, which will provide final assembly and customization for Motorola Mobility's Moto X smartphone. 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 09, 2013 -- Sylvan Beach Pavilion in La Porte will soon reopen thanks to the help of the San Jacinto College Small Business Development Center. More
September 09, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office on Monday secured an agreed final judgment and permanent injunction against Austin-based nonprofit Cristo Vive for providing unauthorized legal services in the Travis County area. More
September 06, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority has issued a news release regarding a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awarded to the port for expansion of the berth at its Bayport Container Terminal. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Petrochemical and Maritime Outlook Conference took place on Thursday at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Wednesday unveiled the first of a new fleet of high-performance emergency response vessels. More
September 05, 2013 -- BP today announced that Geoff Morrell has been named senior vice president in charge of the company's newly-formed United States Communications and External Affairs organization. More
September 05, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today applauded the award of a $10 million grant to the Port of Houston by the Department of Transportation to improve the port's Bayport Terminal. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System on Wednesday unveiled renderings of a proposed spaceport at Ellington Airport. More
September 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that the state is providing USAA with $5 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund to expand its information technology operations in Plano. 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 04, 2013 -- The Galveston County Navigation District Board of Directors met on Tuesday to consider collaboration with the Galveston County Rural Rail Transportation District and others for the development of new rail and vehicular bridges to Pelican Island. More
September 04, 2013 -- Cindy Schulz, executive director of Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Inc. has posted an appeal to adults to participate in a youth mentoring program. More
September 03, 2013 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association in Houston has partnered with San Jacinto College and Lee College to establish twelve $1,000 scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will hold the Ninth Annual Fort Bend Regional Infrastructure Conference, featuring Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Phil Wilson, on September 12 at the Rosenberg Civic Center. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Port of Brownsville today announced that the port took the top ranking for Foreign Trade Zone Exports in the country and the state, according to the 2012 74th Foreign Trade Zone Annual Report. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host "Cake at the Lake" on September 19 at The Event Centre in Beaumont. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that power supplies will be sufficient to meet peak demands during the fall and winter. More
September 03, 2013 -- American Maritime Safety, Inc. today announced the recipients of its 2013 safety awards. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host its Fort Bend Strong gala, featuring United States Senator John Cornyn as keynote speaker, on November 9. More
September 02, 2013 -- Target Corporation has made a grant to provide books for the Houston Independent School District's THINK Literacy program at the Apollo 20 elementary schools. More
August 31, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract in the amount of $13,287,950 to Seattle, Washington-based Manson Construction Company to perform maintenance dredging within the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and a portion of the Houston Ship Channel. More
August 30, 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the Port of Houston Authority Thursday as she continued her nationwide listening tour, where she participated in a roundtable with Houston area business leaders sponsored by the Greater Houston Partnership. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Sealy & Smith Foundation, through its nonprofit title holding company, has acquired an 11-acre site on Central City Boulevard, off in 61st Street in Galveston, and is working with UTMB to develop a satellite clinic campus on this site. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a forum entitled, "The Chemical Industry Drives the Economic Recovery" on Wednesday. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has issued a Labor Day message regarding the commission's efforts to improve the workforce in Texas. More
August 30, 2013 -- H-E-B will host the ninth annual Helping Heroes event, its company-wide volunteer service project, on September 11 at 193 fire stations across Houston. More
August 29, 2013 -- United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Thursday visited the Port of Houston. 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 29, 2013 -- The Texas Department Of Transportation Commission approved a contract with Port Freeport to establish a truck corridor that Port Director Glenn Carlson says will have positive effects for years to come. More
August 28, 2013 -- St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston has announced that it is the first hospital in the Texas Medical Center to offer a molecular breast imaging device that is sensitive enough to detect even tiny tumors. More
August 28, 2013 -- The United States Department of Commerce has announced that Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will visit Houston on Thursday as part of a nationwide "listening" tour. More
August 28, 2013 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host its Second Annual Patriot Award Luncheon on September 13 at South Shore Harbour Resort. More
August 28, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker proclaimed Tuesday as Bank of America Day for the bank's Summer Youth Initiative. More
August 27, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Dow Chemical Company is expanding its manufacturing facilities in Brazoria County with two performance plastic plants, with the state providing $1.5 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund to close the deal on the project. More
August 26, 2013 -- Westway Terminal Company LLC, a provider of bulk liquid storage and related services throughout the world has announced an expansion of its Houston operation. More
August 26, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a contract with Premium Roofing Systems LLC for an amount not to exceed $421,880 for the replacement of the roof at Cruise Terminal No. 2. More
August 26, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted 3-2, with Lee Smith and Georgine Guillory opposed, to appoint William C. “Bill” Darling to the vacant Ward 1 seat on the commission. More
August 24, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will hold the 3rd Annual Step Up for Education Expo and Lemonade Day Galveston 2014 Kick-off Event on October 3 at the Hotel Galvez. More
August 24, 2013 -- A federal court on Friday in Washington, D.C. ordered the Nepali human trafficking case against Houston-based KBR to proceed to trial. More
August 23, 2013 -- Balfour Beatty Construction today announced that it has been selected as a joint venture partner with WELBRO Building Corporation to build a new $324 million Houston Convention Center Hotel in downtown Houston. More
August 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that the Texas Enterprise Fund has invested $800,000 in Fritz Industries Inc., who will open a manufacturing and office facility in Greenville that will create 250 jobs and $37.5 million in capital investment. More
August 21, 2013 -- NASA has awarded a human health and performance contract to Science Applications International Corporation of Virginia in support of the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
August 21, 2013 -- EZ Cruise Parking today announced that it has completed a recent parking lot expansion in Galveston, as well as launched an updated web site. More
August 20, 2013 -- The City of Houston's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, published by the Controller's Office, has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. More
August 20, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve new Promotion and Development Fund Policy and Standards. More
August 20, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp as keynote speaker and Stephen Curley, author of "Aggies by the Sea" to sign copies of his book at the September 25 luncheon commemorating the 50th anniversary of Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 20, 2013 -- The Seafarers's Center of Beaumont will present former Port of Beaumont Commissioner H.M. "Henry" Nix with the Tom Jackson Sabine-Neches Waterway Outstanding Service Award during its annual fundraising event on August 27. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Sierra Club reports that a proposed coal export terminal at the Port of Corpus Christi has been canceled. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has released an update for its free Energy Saver mobile application on Apple and Android devices. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Halo House Foundation is preparing for its annual fundraiser “Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause”. Guidry News Service recently visited with Halo House co-founder Dr. Nathan Fowler. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon on September 25 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners, in a special executive meeting today, interviewed nine candidates for appointment to the board’s vacant Ward 1 seat. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to those staying in hotels during the summer to inspect their rooms for bed bugs. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host Rosenberg Mayor Vincent Morales Jr.'s "State of the City" address on September 30 at Safari Texas Ranch. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Panama Canal Authority has begun the countdown for the centennial celebration as it commemorates its 99th anniversary. More
August 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission held a special meeting on Friday to discuss several issues. More
August 16, 2013 -- Space Exploration Technologies, a partner in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Commercial Crew Program, has completed a review of systems critical to sustaining crews in orbit and for returning them safely to Earth aboard the company's Dragon spacecraft. More
August 16, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that jobs in the state increased by 19,900 during July. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Texas Water Development Board on Thursday approved financial assistance totaling over $900,000. More
August 15, 2013 -- Special Olympics Texas has announced that Houston attorneys Amber and Steve Mostyn have donated $2 million to the organization's capital campaign. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that it has been awarded a Logistics Management 2013 Quest for Quality Award in the Ports category. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Port Commission has called a special meeting for Friday. More
August 14, 2013 -- The Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association will hold the Texas Renewables 2013 conference and exhibit from November 11 through 13 at the Omni Colonnade in San Antonio. 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 -- Orion Marine Group, Inc. on Tuesday announced that it has been awarded an approximately $15 million contract to partially demolish and reconstruct a wharf and new crane rails for the Port of Tacoma in Washington. More
August 14, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve the port’s FY2014 Budget. More
August 14, 2013 -- The Port of Orange has approved a lease with Maritime License Training Company, which will provide United States Coast Guard approved training courses at the port's Border Street Complex. More
August 13, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has joined several states and the United States Department of Justice in filing a complaint in federal court challenging a proposed merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways. More
August 13, 2013 -- The International Trade Center on Monday launched its Study Abroad Programs with international business certification training. More
August 12, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that the bureau has received an increase in calls from consumers in the area reporting a variety of scams. More
August 09, 2013 -- Welltec Americas, a Danish-owned company providing well technology and solutions for the oil and gas industry, has opened a 30,000 square foot headquarters in Katy, Texas. More
August 09, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region will host an economic outlook conference on September 5. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas in Austin reports that demand for power on the grid that serves most of the state hit the third highest level in its history on Wednesday. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Hispanic Business Division will hold a business expo on September 17 at the Rosenberg Civic Center. 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
August 07, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has resolved the State's enforcement action against Phillip Watrous, a Cameron County developer who unlawfully subdivided and leased several residential lots in violation of state colonias prevention laws. More
August 07, 2013 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association recently participated in a science teachers and industry workshop to provide teachers with resources and information to help them guide students who are interested in pursuing careers in the chemical and petrochemical industry. More
August 07, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation today launched a fundraising campaign to create a neon sign for its location at the 1940 Sears Building. More
August 07, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today announced that Tamara Nicholl-Smith has been named the economic alliance's new director of communications. More
August 07, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Tuesday issued a statement welcoming Kiwi Golf, which is opening a facility in Baytown, Texas. More
August 06, 2013 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update published this week reports that construction will start this fall on Teadit North America’s new headquarters operation, a 110,000 square foot office/warehouse, in Bayport South Business Park on Red Bluff Road in Pasadena. More
August 06, 2013 -- St. Luke's Hospital in the Texas Medical Center today announced that it is the first hospital in Texas and the southwestern United States to feature the "BodyTom" CT Scanner, a portable scanner that can be used to provide real-time imaging without leaving the operating room. More
August 06, 2013 -- The Seabrook Economic Development Corporation will host a "Business Morning Brew" on August 21 at the Seabrook Community House. More
August 06, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies for Gone Coastal Jewelry, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Jamaica Beach Hardware. More
August 05, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission in a special meeting on Monday voted unanimously to authorize another $296,000 for dredging at the Bayport Cruise Terminal, which increases the authorized expenditure to an amount not to exceed $700,000. More
August 05, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised shoppers to "shop smart" during the state's annual Sales Tax Holiday for school clothing and supplies. More
August 05, 2013 -- Congressman John Carter, chair of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, praised the United States Customs and Border Protection on their selection of sites, which included four in Texas, for a pilot program to allow local port communities to expand commerce through a reimbursable agreement with the agency. More
August 04, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday to consider a proposed amendment to the memorandum of agreement regarding the maintenance dredging of the Bayport Cruise and Container Terminal berths. More
August 02, 2013 -- The Center for Rural Studies at Sam Houston State University hosted a region-wide meeting of community stakeholders in Central-East Texas to discuss regional economic development on Thursday. More
August 01, 2013 -- The Woodlands Bar Association congratulated four members of the association who are undertaking the Leadership Montgomery County class. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District is seeking Construction Manager at Risk services for the 2012 bond program projects. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Historic Downtown Rosenberg Division will host a "Tour the Arts in Rosenberg" Cultural Arts Festival on September 21. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will hold the Ninth Annual Fort Bend Regional Infrastructure Conference on September 12 at the Rosenberg Civic Center. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host the Rosenberg Mayor Vincent Morales' "State of the City" address on September 30 at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond. More
July 31, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded a five-year, $25 million contract to Gilbane Building Company of Houston to provide construction management and professional engineering services at the Johnson Space Center. More
July 31, 2013 -- College of the Mainland recently hosted the first Texas City Small Business Fair as part of "Texas City Small Business Week". More
July 31, 2013 -- League City has been named the Best Texas City for Job Seekers by NerdWallet.com. More
July 29, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers seeking careers in music, modeling or acting to be wary of talent business scams. More
July 28, 2013 -- The Tampa Port Authority last week announced a mutual commitment with Ports America to strengthen port terminal operations for break bulk cargoes, including automobiles and containers. More
July 26, 2013 -- George P. Mitchell, heralded businessman and Galveston native, passed away this morning at his home in Galveston at the age of 94. More
July 26, 2013 -- The United States Department of Justice on Thursday announced that Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 26, 2013 -- Supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Gulf Coast turned out for the Third Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Kick Off Party at the Moody Mansion in Galveston on Wednesday. More
July 25, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a $4.6 million contract to Manson Construction Company for maintenance dredging in Brazoria County. More
July 25, 2013 -- Tilman J. Fertitta, owner of Golden Nugget Casinos, announced today the expansion of the Golden Nugget brand into the Louisiana and South Texas market with the acquisition of the Casino Resort and Hotel currently under construction and next door to L’Auberge Lake Charles Casino Resort located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
July 25, 2013 -- NASA on Wednesday held a parachute test for the Orion spacecraft at the United States Army's Yuma Proving Ground. More
July 24, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors recently extended several pilot projects for further evaluation, and approved ERCOT's biennial budget. More
July 23, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Hispanic Business Division held a Networking Breakfast on Tuesday at Credit Recovery Group, LLC in Rosenberg. Photos
July 23, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today approved a new agreement with Princess Cruise Lines to operate from the Bayport Cruise Terminal for an additional two years. More
July 23, 2013 -- Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters will hold its 28th annual Bowl for Kids' Sake event August 6, 11 and 13 at AMF Star Lanes, 2404 Palmer Hwy, Texas City, TX. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Galveston Economic Development Partnership will host the 2013 Economic Development Summit this Friday at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves has elected Benny Holland to be chairman, again. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement with Port of Beaumont Petroleum Transload Terminal II, LLC for property and operations in the port’s Orange County Terminal. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau is partnering with the Western Union Company to promote awareness of emergency scams, in which victims are told that their loved one is traveling and needs help. More
July 22, 2013 -- St. Luke's Hospital in the Texas Medical Center today announced that it is the first hospital in Texas to receive three Beacon Awards for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. More
July 22, 2013 -- AeroMexico today announced that it has added a fourth daily flight between Houston and Mexico City. More
July 18, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract to 4H Construction Corporation for dewatering of the Mid Bay placement area. More
July 18, 2013 -- The United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation and partners will host the Hiring Our Heroes job fair on July 24 at American Legion Post 521 in Pasadena. More
July 18, 2013 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted the 83rd Legislative Session Update with Senators Larry Taylor and Sylvia Garcia, and Representatives Greg Bonnen, M.D., John Davis, Craig Eiland, Mary Ann Perez, and Ed Thompson. More
July 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday in Belton spoke at the Texas Association of Business Central Texas Chamber of Commerce. More
July 18, 2013 -- NASA on Wednesday in Washington released the Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities synopsis. More
July 17, 2013 -- VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Texas has partnered with Houston Community College to provide job training using a Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission held a special meeting on Monday. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Board of Commissioners of Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 on Tuesday discussed upcoming meetings in the community to get input on repairs to the current Pelican Island causeway, which are due to get under way before the end of the year. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Port of Galveston has been ranked the fourth busiest cruise port in the U.S. based upon embarkation according to a recent study prepared by Business Research and Economic Advisors for the Cruise Lines International Association. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Education Foundation will present the Dennis Johnson Memorial Small Business Award during the Annual Gala, which will take place on November 2. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on September 5 will host an economic outlook conference for petrochemical and maritime experts to share plans for for unprecedented growth of the Houston Ship Channel region. More
July 15, 2013 -- BP America on Monday launched the Gulf Claims Fraud Hotline to help protect the integrity of the claims processes relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership has received a $3 million grant from GE for the "Opportunity Houston 2.0" campaign. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Railway Industrial Clearance Association has recognized the Port of Houston Authority as "the nation's best" after evaluating Houston and 25 other U.S. ports in the areas of overall quality, customer service, customer satisfaction and quality of facilities. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has announced that the 14th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo is set for Thursday, October 24. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Cote d’ Ivoire International Trade & Development Conference will be held at the Westin Oaks Hotel in the Galleria next week. More
July 15, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook reports that it has collected this month’s revenue from the State Comptroller’s Office totaling $226,268.79. More
July 12, 2013 -- Niagara Bottling Company hosted an invitation-only Grand Opening and Open House at the 356,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution center in Missouri City. More
July 11, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Thursday charged Cellzum.com with violating the State of Texas's consumer protection laws. More
July 11, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas has assisted Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in filing a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against Javier Luna and several entities. More
July 11, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday announced that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.17 billion. More
July 10, 2013 -- HH Design House will celebrate its soft opening on Saturday at 404 25th Street in Downtown Galveston. More
July 10, 2013 -- The Governmental Relations Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host an 83rd Legislative Session Wrap-Up on Monday, September 6, featuring Senators Joan Huffman and Glenn Hegar, More
July 10, 2013 -- League City Council on Tuesday voted 8-0 to approve a three-year tourism contract with Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. More
July 10, 2013 -- The City of Missouri City will host a Grand Opening and Open House on Friday at the new Niagara Bottling Company plant. More
July 09, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has announced that the annual state sales tax holiday will take place from August 9 through 11. More
July 09, 2013 -- The Texas Crime Prevention Association has announced that it will participate in the Investment Fraud Prevention Program. More
July 09, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and the Sharpstown Management District on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Red Carpet Inn. More
July 04, 2013 -- Frio County Commissioners Court has posted comments of concern about disposed oil and gas field waste from the Eagle Ford project. More
July 04, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership has applauded Chevron’s recently announced building and workforce expansion plans. More
July 03, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $12 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in the expansion of Chevron's Houston facilities. More
July 02, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that the Gulf of Mexico shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open on July 15. More
July 02, 2013 -- The Center for Rural Studies at Sam Houston State University will host a region-wide meeting of community stakeholders in Central-East Texas to discuss regional economic development on Thursday, August 1. More
July 01, 2013 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host a two-day Girl Empowerment Workshop on July 15-16. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the Texas Business Conference on July 12 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center's Town Center. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided advice for parents to help keep their children safe online. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will hold its 2013 Congressional Update Breakfast on July 26. More
June 29, 2013 -- Mayor Lewis Rosen on Wednesday, announced a partnership between the City of Galveston, the Galveston Economic Development Partnership, the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for Houston’s Future to increase two-and four-year college graduation rates in the region through the My Degree Counts initiative. More
June 29, 2013 -- J. A. Billipp Company in Houston has announced the future development of Ellington Air Commerce Center adjacent to Ellington Airport. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it has awarded 20 grants totaling more than $1.5 million to Texas universities and community colleges for summer youth camps emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Texas A&M University System on Thursday announced a collaborative partnership with the Center for Solar Energy to evaluate and test emergent technologies related to renewable energy and photovoltaic solar technologies. More
June 28, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration held a ceremony on Thursday for a strategic partnership with Deloitte for advanced risk management services to oil and gas companies. More
June 28, 2013 -- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP has announced that its Port Arthur and Orange facilities will donate $80,000 to the Lamar Institute of Technology. More
June 27, 2013 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports is requesting public comments on proposed revisions to Section 9 Pilotage Charges of the Rules and Regulations Governing Pilots and Pilotage on the Houston Ship Channel between the Galveston Bar and Turning Basin. More
June 27, 2013 -- Kinderdance, a dance, motor development, music, gymnastics and fitness program, has announced that it is opening a location in Katy. More
June 26, 2013 -- Orion Marine Group in Houston on Wednesday announced a contract award of approximately $20 million to construct and dredge a new ship dock for a private customer in the Gulf Coast region. More
June 26, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies at Prestigious Event Rentals and Painting with a Twist. More
June 26, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding with the City of Seabrook and Galveston Bay Foundation regarding Phase III of the Pine Gully Project to investigate and mitigate sedimentation at Pine Gully. More
June 25, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today appointed longtime labor leader Clyde Fitzgerald to serve as a member of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. More
June 25, 2013 -- Leah Cast, the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau's public relations manager, has been named the Houston area's "Young Public Relations Professional of the Year". More
June 25, 2013 -- Nelda Luce Blair of The Blair Law Firm has been honored as the "2013 Breakthrough Woman in Education" in Houston. More
June 25, 2013 -- Gina Spagnola of Galveston and Kevin Prothro of Houston recently began rehearsals of the dance routine they will perform on Saturday, October 12 as contenders in the 3rd annual “Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause” gala and dance competition. More
June 24, 2013 -- Transportation consultant Barry Goodman and Aubrey Haynes, managing member of Legacy Port Partners, appeared before the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today to report on the memorandum of understanding approved by the Galveston County Rural Rail Transportation District last week. More
June 24, 2013 -- Griffin Communications Group today announced that it received two 2013 Excalibur Awards from the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter. More
June 24, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve Change Order No. 3 to the Orange County Access Roadway Project construction contract with APAC Texas, Inc. More
June 24, 2013 -- Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen on Wednesday will host a press conference to announce a partnership with the City of Galveston, the Galveston Economic Development Partnership, Galveston Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for Houston's Future in the launch of the "My Degree Counts" initiative. 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 24, 2013 -- Employees with the Bay Area Houston and Galveston offices of Express Employment Professionals recently hosted a food drive for the Galveston County Food Bank. More
June 23, 2013 -- The First Annual Houston Maritime Museum Family Festival on Sunday attracted a large crowd to the Sam Houston Pavilion at the Port of Houston where the new Maritime Museum will be built. 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 Texas Workforce Commission today announced the award of $1.5 million to support College Credit for Heroes workforce development grants at 10 colleges and universities. More
June 21, 2013 -- Top Dog Fireworks has announced that firework sales will begin on Monday for the Independence Day selling season. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently conducted several ribbon cutting ceremonies. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 19,500 jobs in May. More
June 21, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Johnson Space Center and Deloitte, LLP will hold a signing ceremony on June 27 for the Reimbursable Space Act Agreement, which will provide a strategic alliance offering advanced risk-management services to oil and gas companies. More
June 20, 2013 -- Port Corpus Christi Commissioners today approved a series of agreements associated with the construction of M&G Resins, USA, LLC project. More
June 19, 2013 -- The Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved an agreement on Tuesday that will allow four of the Florida port’s major oil and gas customers to share operation, maintenance and repair of the new petroleum unloading facilities at the Port of Tampa’s main petroleum terminal complex, currently undergoing major construction and modernization. More
June 19, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett today praised a proposal unveiled by the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation to renovate the Astrodome and convert it into a conference and exposition center. More
June 19, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Museum Family Festival takes place on Sunday, June 23 at the Port of Houston Authority's Sam Houston Pavilion from 2 pm to 5 pm. More
June 19, 2013 -- Texas A&M University today announced that it is one of eight universities that have signed a collaboration agreement with Motorola Mobility's Advanced Technology and Projects to "streamline the generation of new joint research projects". More
June 18, 2013 -- AARP has named the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and MEI Technologies, both based in Houston, to the 2013 Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Center for Houston's Future recently hosted its fourth Leadership Forum Graduate Reunion. More
June 18, 2013 -- Galveston College is accepting applications through August 27 for its Leadership Galveston course for 2013. More
June 18, 2013 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly membership luncheon on June 21 at the South Shore Harbour Resort. More
June 17, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today announced that his office's Audit Division has recovered more than $800,000 in overcharges and unsupported costs associated with the Hobby Airport New East Concourse construction project. More
June 17, 2013 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will host its "Meet n' Greet" breakfast on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Webster. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided safety tips for those going on vacation this summer to keep their homes secure. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Port Freeport Port Commission recently elected John Hoss as board chair. More
June 14, 2013 -- The United States Army's 842nd Transportation Battalion recently held a change of command ceremony at the Port of Beaumont. More
June 14, 2013 -- The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce will host its Southern Summer Night event on July 20 at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center. More
June 14, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies at The Parc at Marina Landing and Vasstra clothing. More
June 13, 2013 -- The United States Department of Agriculture on Wednesday issued a notice for contract proposals from companies for the support of advanced biofuels production. More
June 13, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that NYK Line is launching a new roll-on/roll-off service connecting Houston to the west coast of South America from the Turning Basin terminals in Houston. More
June 13, 2013 -- AT&T on Wednesday announced that it is seeking applicants for more than 1,800 jobs that are open throughout the state. More
June 13, 2013 -- Fort Bend County has announced that construction for two segments of the new I-69 corridor will be bid, with a segment from Spur 10 to FM 762 to start later this year, and a segment from FM 762 to State Highway 99 to be awarded in the beginning of 2014. More
June 13, 2013 -- The Port of Lake Charles Board of Commissioners on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a lease option agreement with Greenfield Logistical Services to build housing on port property to accommodate thousands of new workers construction jobs that will be generated by more than $47 billion worth of investments in Southwest Louisiana. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber and the Rose-Rich Auto Mile presented the 2013 State of Richmond Address Wednesday at Fort Bend Country Club in Richmond. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Carnival Triumph returned to Galveston on Tuesday following a dry dock in the Bahamas for repairs and upgrades after a fire disabled the ship. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it has collected more than $6 million in unpaid wages for workers from 2012. More
June 11, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday announce that Science Applications International Corporation has been selected to provide safety and mission assurance engineering support services for the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
June 10, 2013 -- Ducks Unlimited recently received a $50,000 grant from Wells Fargo & Company to support wetlands conservation along the Texas coast. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission held a special meeting this morning regarding a special claim involving former PHA employee Ronald Levine. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that Mediterranean Shipping Company is providing a new weekly direct container service between Houston and Brazil. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today tentatively scheduled a budget workshop for 11 a.m. on August 12, prior to the board’s regular August meeting. More
June 10, 2013 -- Port Corpus Christi today announced that it has earned two awards at the American Association of Port Authorities' 46th annual Communications Competition. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Texas Restaurant Association today applauded Texas Governor Rick Perry on signing House Bill 5, which allows students who are involved in extracurricular activities such as sports to still pursue career specific activities. More
June 07, 2013 -- NASA Chiropractic in Webster will offer free adjustments to firefighters from June through August. More
June 07, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Advocare. More
June 07, 2013 -- Texas A&M University on Thursday announced that a new article from two of the university's economists warns that prospects for economic growth in the country will remain hampered as long as "the relative attractiveness of work declines". More
June 07, 2013 -- A panel of judges from the First Court of Appeals last week ruled against former ILA Local 20 President Ted O’Rourke in his lawsuit against the Port of Galveston and the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. More
June 07, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host the 2013 State of Richmond Address on June 12 at the Fort Bend Country Club. More
June 07, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today applauded ExxonMobil for the company's funding of a $500,000 workforce training program for Houston area community college students seeking chemical manufacturing jobs. More
June 06, 2013 -- Connected Texas today released new broadband Internet availability figures for the state. More
June 06, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host the 2013 Congressional Update Breakfast, featuring Congressman Pete Olson, on July 26 in Richmond. More
June 05, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has received a Grand Award for Communications Excellence and an Award of Excellence from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. More
June 05, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that a new fiber-optic monitoring system developed through a Space Act Agreement with Astro Technology, Inc. of Houston has helped increase safety for workers and reduced the risk of leaks and spills for offshore oil platforms. More
June 05, 2013 -- The 20th annual United States-Mexico Border Energy Forum will be held November 6-8 in San Antonio. More
June 05, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is launching the State of Texas Soldier Employment Initiative in partnership with the Texas Veterans Commission to improve unemployed veterans' access to the workforce system. More
June 05, 2013 -- John Ford, president of the Galveston County Rural Transportation District, visited the Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday to discuss a prospect for development of a rail bridge on Pelican Island. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Board Game Island. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced that chamber President Gina Spagnola will participate in the third annual Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause event in October. More
June 03, 2013 -- Jeri Brooks, lead strategist with One World Strategy Group, LLC, has been appointed to the ReBuild Houston Advisory Committee by Mayor Annise Parker. More
June 03, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips on precautions to take before traveling this summer. More
June 03, 2013 -- The Woodland Bar Association recently elected new directors and officers to its board. More
May 31, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Friday released a statement regarding Linde North America's announcement of a $200 million investment in La Porte. More
May 31, 2013 -- CoreLogic today released its 2013 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report, featuring estimations on the number and value of single-family homes exposed to hurricane-driven storm surge damage in the United States for the upcoming hurricane season. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Galveston County Small Business Development Center hosted the Governor's Small Business Forum at Moody Gardens on Thursday. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance and H-E-B will hold "Operation Appreciation", an event honoring veterans and active military members, on June 1 and June 8. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Historic Downtown Rosenberg Division on June 6. More
May 30, 2013 -- CoreLogic will release its annual Storm Surge Report on Friday in advance of the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. More
May 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday issued a statement on an announcement by Motorola Mobility that it will create 2,000 new jobs at its new Texas manufacturing facility. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at various businesses. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will hold a Governor's Small Business Forum on Thursday at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston. More
May 29, 2013 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host "Men in Black, Who Cook", on June 13 at the South Shore Harbour Resort. More
May 28, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday signed into law Senate Bill 1476, which establishes the Veteran Entrepreneur Program at the Texas Veterans Commission. More
May 28, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that work has started on a $14.5 million jetty repair project at the entrance to the Brownsville Ship Channel at South Padre Island. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised parents to research offers before selecting a summer camp for their children. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will hear a presentation from Highway 36A Coalition Chair Richard Fields during the chamber's June 7 Infrastructure Department meeting. More
May 24, 2013 -- NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and The University of Texas Arlington on Thursday signed a Space Act Agreement. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Harris County Tax Office has launched its new website. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors has received updates on summer preparedness and West Texas congestion. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Department of Defense has selected Waste Management of Houston and Pape-Dawson Engineers of San Antonio as finalists for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Southwest Airlines will launch a new nonstop flight service between William P. Hobby Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in August. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today voted unanimously to enter into a memorandum of agreement with United States Customs and Border Protection to reimburse the agency in an amount not to exceed $300,000 for costs in connection with work required for inspection services at the port’s Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadena. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Offshore Technology Conference Board of Directors has elected Edward "Ed" G. Stokes as chair of the OTC and Dr. Joe Fowler as vice chair. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that the first of three new fireboats to be placed in service at the port is departing Lake Ontario on Wednesday on a two-week journey to Houston. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at various businesses, as well as Wessendorff Park in Richmond. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Board of Directors of Hometown Bank, N.A. recently held a meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank in Houston. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided advice on how to search for unclaimed property as well as tips on how to prevent accumulating unclaimed property. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a sixth amendment to a development and facilities agreement with the City of Galveston for the development of the Galveston Downtown Transit Terminal to extend the deadline of the management and operating agreement to July 4. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to re-elect C.A. “Pete” Shelton as president of the board. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that the port will launch a new all-water service connecting Houston with San Juan, Puerto Rico from the Jacintoport terminal on May 29. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that Bahri, formerly the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, is providing monthly roll on/roll off service at the port's Turning Basin. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host the 2013 State of Richmond Address on June 12, with Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore providing updates on the city. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Texas Bankers Association recently elected its officers for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 33,100 jobs in April. More
May 17, 2013 -- John McCoy, an attorney with the firm representing West Fertilizer Co., on Thursday issued a statement regarding the results of an investigation into the explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has released its 2012 Annual Report on the Renewable Energy Credit Trading Program. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted Houston Mayor Annise Parker as speaker for its General Membership Meeting at the Bay Oaks Country Club. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Sabine-Neches Navigation District today announced that the Water Resource Development Act, which has been approved by the United States Senate, authorizes the Sabine-Neches Waterway Deepening Project. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today applauded the passage of legislation by the United States Senate to increase funding for inland port dredging to be released from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund through the Water Resources Development Act of 2013. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Insurance reports that Leslie Ray Collins of Sugar Land has been convicted of a first-degree felony of misapplication of fiduciary property and sentenced to serve twelve years in prison. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will hold an event discussing the Affordable Care Act's impact on businesses on May 22 at the OakBend Medical Center location on 1705 Jackson Street in Richmond. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced a regional workforce development initiative during a Global Cities Initiative event presented by the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. More
May 15, 2013 -- Houston Public Library and Workforce Solutions will host free job search seminars at the Central Library in May. More
May 15, 2013 -- Frio County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1 to oppose all proposed "Disposal Waste by Injection, Permit Applications" filed at the Texas Railroad Commission. More
May 14, 2013 -- Galveston College will host an informational session on May 29 regarding the oil and gas industry as part of the college's new oil and gas training program in partnership with USA Offshore. More
May 13, 2013 -- Houston Attorney Terry Bryant has been retained to represent the family of two Brazos County boys fighting E. coli infections. More
May 13, 2013 -- The Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County today voted unanimously to approve a three-year, three percent pilotage rate increase, as requested by the Galveston-Texas City Pilots Association. More
May 13, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently held a graduation ceremony for its 2013 Leadership Fort Bend class. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Texas House of Representatives on Thursday voted 63 - 44 to adopt the Senate version of the Port of Houston Sunset Bill. More
May 09, 2013 -- San Jacinto College will launch a pipefitting fabricator program in the fall. More
May 09, 2013 -- Mark S. Reiley of Houston has been elected to the board of directors of the Texas Bankers Association. More
May 09, 2013 -- The George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston today announced that the National Rifle Association had record attendance for its convention, which was held May 3-5 at the convention center. More
May 09, 2013 -- Orion Marine Group, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded an approximately $9 million contract from the United States Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Houston Ship Channel. More
May 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that the state is providing a $1 million investment through the Texas Enterprise Fund for the proposed expansion of Emerson Process Management's facilities in Houston. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority reports that Houston has maintained its position as Brazil's largest U.S. seaborne trade partner by value and weight according to newly compiled statistics. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Tuesday announced the winners of the 2013 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust at the bureau's awards banquet. More
May 08, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that sales tax revenue in April was $2.15 billion, an increase of 3.9 percent compared to April 2012. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced that the commercial shrimp season for the Gulf of Mexico in both Texas and federal waters will close on May 23. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office has announced that the state's annual Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday, offering a sales tax break on Energy Star compliant appliances, will be held May 25-27. More
May 07, 2013 -- The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Department today reminded employers that they must now use the revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form for all new hires and re-verifications. More
May 07, 2013 -- Orion Marine Group, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded an approximately $38 million contract to design, build and dredge a new dock facilities for a private customer in the Caribbean. More
May 06, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, speaking at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, today renewed his call for more offshore energy development and consistent federal regulations in order to help our nation reach its goal of energy independence. More
May 06, 2013 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that Hutco, Inc., an industrial services employment agency, has agreed to pay $1,916,850 in overtime back wages to employees assigned to work in sites throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. More
May 06, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas, in observance of National Moving Month, has provided tips on avoiding scams when selecting a moving company. More
May 06, 2013 -- Café Adobe Restaurant will close its original River Oaks restaurant on May 12 to open the restaurant in a new location in River Oaks. More
May 06, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance's Hispanic Business Division recently held a Cinco de Mayo Party at Legacy Ford. More
May 03, 2013 -- BP on Thursday announced that has reached an agreement with Natural Resource Damages Trustees related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill for five proposed early restoration projects in Texas with an expected cost of $18 million. More
May 02, 2013 -- Lemonade Day Galveston will host its Lemonade Day event on Sunday. More
May 02, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that two ultrasound devices developed by NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and Mediphan of Ontario, Canada were inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame. More
May 01, 2013 -- Eduardo Irigoyen of the United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has been named the Ronald J. Ruffennach Communicator of the Year. More
May 01, 2013 -- Revenade, a marketing provider, announced that it has merged with Sense of Service, a sales consulting firm, to offer sales outsourcing and sales strategy for small to-mid-size entrepreneurial businesses in Houston. More
May 01, 2013 -- Royal Caribbean International has announced that the cruise line will return to Galveston beginning in November with the 3,114-passenger Navigator of the Seas, which will operate year-round from the Port of Galveston. More
May 01, 2013 -- The San Luis Resort in Galveston will host a blood drive on Friday to benefit the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final summer Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy report, which projects tight operating electricity reserves during the summer. More
May 01, 2013 -- Royal Caribbean International on Tuesday announced that the cruise line is basing the Navigator of the Seas in Galveston to offer cruises year-round. More
April 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has named Tolunay-Wong Engineers CEO Daniel Wong of Missouri City as chair of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. More
April 30, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that it has signed a $424 million contract modification with the Russian Federal Space Agency to extend full crew transportation services to the International Space Station in 2016 with return and rescue services extending through June 2017. More
April 30, 2013 -- The Galveston County Chamber of Commerce recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies at CERK Security and for Galveston County Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Burnett. More
April 29, 2013 -- NASA's Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute of Houston will fund twenty-three proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions. More
April 29, 2013 -- The Rotary National Awards for Space Achievement Foundation recently presented the National Space Trophy to former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison at the Houston Hyatt Regency. More
April 29, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the launch of its "SitesOnTexas 2.0" web-based geographic information system, which allows users to create-data-oriented reports and maps to help support economic decisions and help monitor regional progress. More
April 29, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today reminded consumers looking to buy event tickets to make their purchases at an authorized ticket broker to avoid scams involving fake ticket sales. 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 -- The Houston Public Library today announced that registration is open for the "Liftoff Houston!" Business Plan Competition. More
April 26, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is assisting workers affected by the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas apply for unemployment benefits and will host a job fair for impacted workers on Monday. More
April 26, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $3.75 million contract to Apollo Environmental Strategies, Inc. for the construction of a rock containment perimeter at the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway adjacent to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Calhoun County. More
April 26, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance Board of Directors on Thursday voted to adopt a resolution supporting the City of Richmond's proposed change from a General Law Charter to a Home Rule Charter city. More
April 25, 2013 -- The NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston has extended a mission operations support contract with Lockheed Martin. More
April 25, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center in Houston on Tuesday announced that more than 1,000 veterans have found jobs through its "Hiring: Red, White & You!" job fairs, and will host another job fair on May 8. More
April 24, 2013 -- Wake Nation Houston will host a free day on Saturday at its cable wakeboarding park. More
April 24, 2013 -- The Obama Administration today announced that the Department of the Interior will offer a lease sale for oil and gas exploration for more than 21 million acres off the shore of Texas. More
April 24, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance's Hispanic Business Division recently held a network development breakfast at Bob's Taco Station in Rosenberg. More
April 24, 2013 -- PortVision, a provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, will host its next complimentary educational luncheon for maritime terminal management on June 6 at the Embassy Suites Houston-Downtown hotel. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today announced that 33,748 Texas residents have petitioned the United States Department of State to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that it has selected executive search firm Witt/Kieffer to lead the search for the next president and CEO of the rodeo. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to authorize applications to the Foreign Trade Zone Board for an expansion of FTZ No. 84 and for a subzone site for Frontier Logistics on behalf of Sage V Foods. More
April 23, 2013 -- Lemonade Day Galveston will host its annual "Best Tasting Lemonade" contest on Saturday at Saengerfest Park. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will hold the "Creating Equal Opportunities in Our Community Conference" on Tuesday at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Board of Directors of the League City Chamber of Commerce has adopted a resolution in support of the Clear Creek Independent School District capital bond referendum. More
April 22, 2013 -- The NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston has been recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a Federal Green Challenge National Award winner. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation Board of Directors today voted unanimously to amend the Port of Galveston’s 2013 Operating and Renewal & Replacement budgets. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas today announced the finalists for the 2013 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies at several area businesses. More
April 22, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today reported that the maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel barge lanes between Bayport and Morgan's Point have been completed. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that George Bush Intercontinental Airport has conducted a precision approach flown by a plane using the Smartpath Ground Based Augmentation System, a new system aimed at increasing airport capacity. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that the Human Genome Meeting will be held for the first time in the United States on June 12-14, 2016 in Downtown Houston. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau today warned the public to beware phony solicitations and to avoid clicking on suspicious web links related to the recent incidents in West, Texas and at the Boston Marathon. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System will host its "HobbyFest" event on May 4 at William P. Hobby Airport. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to cancel the May 11 Election for an At-Large Position on the board. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance's Hispanic Business Division will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 2 to mark the division's fourth anniversary. More
April 22, 2013 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host the 2013 Athena Leadership Award Luncheon of the Bay Area on May 10 at Lakewood Yacht Club. More
April 19, 2013 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host a Clear Creek Independent School District School Board candidates forum on April 24 in the League City Council Chambers. More
April 19, 2013 -- Mattress Firm is accepting donations at its Dallas, Austin, Houston and Waco locations of items in support of victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. More
April 19, 2013 -- The Episcopal Diocese of Texas today approved an agreement for the transfer of St. Luke's Episcopal Health System to Catholic Health Initiatives. More
April 19, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted a reception for Johnson Space Center Director Dr. Ellen Ochoa. More
April 19, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the unemployment rate remained steady in March, unchanged at 6.4 percent. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance has announced the keynote speakers for its annual Fort Bend Regional Infrastructure Conference, which will be held on September 12 at the Rosenberg Civic Center. More
April 17, 2013 -- Members of the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. today voted to ratify a new six-year Master Contract with the International Longshoremen’s Association. More
April 17, 2013 -- BP Texas City Chemicals today announced that employees recently volunteered to give students lessons in economics through the local chapter Junior Achievement at Texas City and La Marque schools. More
April 16, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a proclamation in honor of Frank Thompson, Jr., the chair of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, who died recently. More
April 16, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for BoneVoyage Pet Resort. More
April 16, 2013 -- Moody Gardens today announced that the Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid and the Rainforest Pyramid have been granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. More
April 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday in Austin announced a four-point plan to provide nearly $1.6 billion in tax relief to all Texas businesses currently subject to the state's franchise tax. More
April 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Southwest Airlines has launched direct flights to Houston's William P. Hobby Airport from Pittsburgh International Airport. More
April 15, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance conducted its 2013 State of the Schools Address last week at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club. More
April 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that the new Terminal B south concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport will be opening to limited flight operations during the next two weeks, with 15 gates to be fully operational by May 1. More
April 15, 2013 -- Satori School in Galveston will host its annual Barbecue and Auction from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Garten Verein on Saturday, May 4. More
April 14, 2013 -- The Texas House of Representatives last week approved a bill that preserves the right of Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Pasadena City Council and an organization of small cities on the ship channel to appoint members to the Port of Houston Authority Commission; but puts 12 year limits on their terms. More
April 12, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will present the 28th Annual Chamber Golf Classic on May 20 at Pecan Grove County Club in Richmond. More
April 12, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host a candidates forum on April 22 for the Rosenberg city council election. More
April 12, 2013 -- Ben & Jerry’s in Galveston celebrated International Free Cone Day on April 9, collecting donations for the Galveston Ronald McDonald House. More
April 12, 2013 -- Volunteers with Samson Energy Company on Wednesday joined the Galveston Bay Foundation and Spring High School students in the foundation's "Get Hip to Habitat" program. 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 11, 2013 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today released the County Employment and Wages in Texas - Third Quarter 2012 report, noting that employment increased in 22 of the 24 largest counties in Texas from September 2011 to September 2012. More
April 11, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Commissioner Jim Fonteno has resigned. More
April 11, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies at TREASURES Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, and Mallia Mediation and Arbitration. More
April 10, 2013 -- International Longshoremen’s Association members voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve a new six-year Master Contract covering 14,500 workers at the East and Gulf Coast ports. More
April 10, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently hosted an after hours event at Ray's Grill in Fulshear and a network development event at Buena Vista Mexican Restaurant in Richmond. More
April 10, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide NASA TV coverage of a test flight of the Antares rocket on April 17. More
April 09, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a small business contract to First Liner Technologies for replacement of the existing security guard booth at the district’s headquarters building. More
April 09, 2013 -- The Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities has announced the winners of the 30th Annual Barbara Jordan Media Awards for pieces produced in 2012. More
April 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today applauded an announcement by Google, Inc. of the company's plans to install Google Fiber, a high-speed Internet access service, in Austin. More
April 09, 2013 -- The Port Corpus Christi Board of Commissioners today approved a grant agreement with the Maritime Administration for the use of grant funds for construction of the Nueces River Rail Yard. More
April 09, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the partnership, and the Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce is taking a delegation to Turkey April 13-20 to discuss expanding trade ties and business opportunities. More
April 09, 2013 -- Houston First Corporation and Houston Mayor Annise Parker today completed a development agreement for the construction of a new 1,000 room Marriott Marquis hotel next to the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
April 09, 2013 -- Bigge Crane and Rigging today announced that it has added two new Grove rough terrain model cranes to its fleet operations in Houston. More
April 08, 2013 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson reminds taxpayers that businesses must render their taxable personal property by April 15. More
April 08, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will consider 12 contracts for work related to the 2012 Bond Election at its meeting on April 11. More
April 08, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to select Edgar, Kiker & Cross as the outside auditor for the port for FY2012-2013. More
April 08, 2013 -- Lamar State College-Orange and the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2013 Annual Career Fair on Thursday at the college's Student Center. More
April 05, 2013 -- Science Applications International Corporation today announced that it received the Safety and Health Excellence Award from the Johnson Space Center during the Contractor Safety Forum. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System will host a job fair on Friday at Lone Star College North Harris Campus. More
April 04, 2013 -- Houston First Corporation has issued a news release announcing the appointment of Cecil C. Conner, Jr., Irma Diaz-Gonzalez and Winslow Albert Jeffries to the corporation's board of directors. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host the 28th Annual Chamber Golf Classic on May 20 at the Pecan Grove Country Club in Richmond. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Mariner Group, LLC, a world leader in delivering advanced Situational Awareness and Response software announced on Wednesday that the Port of Galveston selected CommandBridge™ as the cornerstone of its Maritime Command and Control & Situational Awareness project. More
April 03, 2013 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet the Candidates Forum on April 24 at 300 W. Walker in City Council Chambers. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will present its 2013 State of the Schools Address at its April 11 Business Luncheon. More
April 03, 2013 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake President William A. Staples presented the 2013 Community Partnership Award to the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce during his annual Report to the Community breakfast in late March. More
April 03, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard will host several meetings concerning the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Reader Requirements Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, with a meeting in Houston on April 25. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Board of Commissioners of Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 on Tuesday reviewed two issues related to the Pelican Island Causeway. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday announced that Lost Bayou Ramblers will be the featured entertainment for its 110th Annual Meeting on October 17. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Texas General Land Office in Austin on Tuesday held the quarterly Permanent School Fund lease sale. 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 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $1.6 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in Borusan Mannesmann Pipe for the company to open a steel pipe plant facility in Baytown, Texas. More
April 02, 2013 -- Turkish Airlines officially launched new direct flights between Houston and Istanbul in a ceremony at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Monday evening. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host the Third Annual Maritime Youth Expo on April 6 at the port's Bayport Cruise Terminal. More
April 01, 2013 -- The Port of Brownsville has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. More
April 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed James Scott of Beaumont to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
April 01, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for consumers shopping for presents for Mother's Day. More
April 01, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District is hosting the first of its series of construction networking events on Wednesday. More
March 29, 2013 -- Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment will host its Spring/Summer event April 7-11 at the Webster Civic Center. More
March 29, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added more than 80,000 jobs in February. More
March 28, 2013 -- Lone Star College System reports that it has added 30,000 students in the past five years and now has 78,000 students enrolled in credit classes, and a total of 90,000 students including non-credit and continuing education. More
March 28, 2013 -- The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center in Galveston recently announced that it has updated its conference center as part of a multi-phase update planned for the hotel. More
March 28, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that JetBlue Airways will be adding two daily flights between Boston's Logan International Airport and Houston's William P. Hobby Airport beginning in July. More
March 28, 2013 -- Galveston’s Eighth Annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis attracted more than one thousand job seekers on Wednesday. More
March 27, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District will hold its annual "Gold Ribbon" awards ceremony on April 3 in the Wayne Johnson Community Center in La Marque. More
March 27, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded a contract with a potential value of $80 million to Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. of Oak Ridge, Tennessee to provide environmental compliance and restoration services at the agency's White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. More
March 27, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance's Hispanic Business Division will host its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 2. More
March 26, 2013 -- The Houston Port Authority Commission today voted 5-0-1, with Chair Janiece Longoria recusing herself, to approve a contract with CenterPoint Energy, Inc. for the rehabilitation of electric distribution lines at Bayport Terminal for a cost not to exceed $70,000. More
March 26, 2013 -- The United States Department of Energy today awarded more than $7 million to the University of Texas at Austin through the department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative for the development of manufacturing processes that save money and reduce energy required in their operations. More
March 26, 2013 -- Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. today announced that the American Arbitration Association has ruled in its favor regarding a request from Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. to change the hearing venue to Houston in a $300 million claim filed against the energy company by Ecosphere Technologies. More
March 26, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today joined Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp, Dr. Brett Giroir and representatives from GlaxoSmithKline to announced a partnership to create an influenza-vaccine manufacturing facility in College Station. More
March 26, 2013 -- The City of Houston will host its first Investor Conference on Wednesday at the Hilton Americas Hotel. More
March 26, 2013 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Business Development Update published this week reports that Silver Eagle Distributors, the largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch, will build a distribution facility on SH 225 at Beltway 8 in Pasadena on approximately 50 acres of a 100-acre tract it purchased. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has released updates from its March Board of Directors meeting. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to accept the Galveston Wharves and Galveston Port Facilities Corporation Consolidated Financial Audit and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to amend a lease agreement with Port of Beaumont Petroleum Transload Terminal, LLC for the expansion of its property at the port’s Orange County Terminal. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host its inaugural Community Safety Day on April 6. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised small businesses to be aware of scams that target small companies. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced that it is co-sponsoring the 2013 ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair, which begins Tuesday at the University of Texas at San Antonio. More
March 22, 2013 -- The Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation hosted a media tour of the Reliant Astrodome on Thursday. More
March 21, 2013 -- Representatives from well-known industrial companies participated in a “Reverse Trade Show” where their procurement or maintenance managers were available to answer questions and visit with attendees on "How to do Business" with their company. More
March 20, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors on Tuesday ratified the appointment of Ken McIntyre as vice president of Grid Planning and Operations and Brad Jones as vice president of Commercial Operations. More
March 19, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host the 2013 State of the Schools Address, with updates from Lamar Consolidated Independent School District and Needville ISD, on April 11. More
March 19, 2013 -- Lamar State College-Orange and the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2013 Annual Career Fair on April 11. More
March 19, 2013 -- Connected Texas on Monday released new data on broadband adoption in Texas showing that 69 percent of residents in the state now subscribe to broadband Internet service. More
March 19, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance and the Rosenberg-Richmond Auto Mile will host the 28th Annual Chamber Golf Classic on May 20. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau today announced that the bureau set several records for consumer services during its 100th anniversary in 2012. More
March 18, 2013 -- Lamar University will host GP Industrial Contractors, Inc. President and CEO Roosevelt Petry, Jr. on Thursday as part of the university's ExxonMobil Entrepreneurship Lecture Series. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host a Community Safety Day on April 6. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region has announced that representatives from industrial companies will host a "reverse trade show" on Wednesday at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center in Deer Park. More
March 15, 2013 -- Houston Pilots Chair Captain Robert Thompson has written a letter to the Port of Houston Authority giving notice that the Houston Pilots has withdrawn its rate application. More
March 14, 2013 -- The Turley Law Firm today announced that 17 Texans who were aboard the Carnival Cruise ship Triumph when it became disabled have filed a lawsuit against the cruise line. More
March 14, 2013 -- The United States Maritime Alliance and International Longshoremen’s Association have issued a statement that the master contract for ILA members at East and Gulf Coast ports moved a step closer to final approval on Wednesday after the union’s Wage Scale Committee voted to recommend approval of the six-year agreement. More
March 13, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday officially welcomed Bert Keller as its new chair following his appointment by Houston City Council and Harris County Commissioners Court. More
March 13, 2013 -- Port Corpus Christi today announced that Austria-based voestalpine Group, a steel making and processing group, is partnering with the port for its La Quinta Trade Gateway, a multi-cargo terminal. More
March 13, 2013 -- Channel Biorefinery & Terminals, LLC will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for a new clean fuel facility on Greens Bayou near the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 13, 2013 -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced that the City of Houston is a winner of the Mayors Challenge, a Bloomberg Philanthropies competition intended “to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life – and that ultimately can be shared with other cities to improve the well-being of the nation”. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce today announced that it has officially launched a survey of businesses in the city. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the finalists of the BBB Laws of Life Essay Program. More
March 11, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Friday announced that the Retail Task Force has found that there is demand for retail stores in downtown Houston following a survey of the community. More
March 09, 2013 -- A shrimp boil fundraiser benefiting the family of Jerry Nagel was held on Saturday at the Stags Head Pub, 2128 Portsmouth in Houston. More
March 08, 2013 -- The University of Houston-Clear Lake Cyber Security Institute will host the Cyber Security Collaboration Forum on April 9 at the NASA Johnson Space Center Gilruth Center. More
March 08, 2013 -- Jim Guidry has prepared a special six-minute Webio Report about transportation issues in Houston this week. Listen
March 08, 2013 -- Whitley Penn today announced that it has been named AMA Houston's 2012 Marketer of the Year. More
March 08, 2013 -- The Texas Southern University Department of Transportation Studies on Thursday hosted a conference titled, “Effectively Planning for Freight Traffic in the Houston Region as a Result of the Panama Canal Expansion". More
March 08, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 310,900 jobs during the year. More
March 08, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority held a special meeting on Thursday to approve two items amending construction services contracts with Level Infrastructure, Inc. and Trans-Tel Central, Inc. for projects at the North Turning Basin terminals and Barbours Cut and Bayport terminals. More
March 07, 2013 -- Galveston Historical Foundation will offer a series of "Preservation U." courses beginning on March 16 at various locations. 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 07, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its annual State of the Airports Address on Wednesday. More
March 06, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office announces that Children's Physician Services of South Texas and Radiology Associates have agreed to pay to settle claims they violated the False Claims Act and the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. More
March 06, 2013 -- University of Houston will host the Geologic Problem Solving with Microfossils III conference from March 10 through 13. More
March 06, 2013 -- The Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday authorized the district’s attorney Bill Rider to discuss a proposed agreement with the City of Galveston regarding funding of “soft costs”, primarily environmental studies, for a new bridge across the Galveston Ship Channel to Pelican Island. More
March 06, 2013 -- Intercontinental Terminals Company today announced that construction has started on a new bulk liquid terminal on the Houston Ship Channel in Pasadena. More
March 05, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will present "Reflections on the December 7, 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor" with Thomas Gillette, whose father served as manager of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, on March 14. More
March 05, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host its "Shred It & Forget It" event on April 20 at Central Mall. More
March 05, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded Wyle Laboratories, Inc. of Houston a $1.76 billion value contract for the company to provide biomedical, medical and health services in support of all human spaceflight programs at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
March 04, 2013 -- The State of Texas has won the 2012 Site Selection Governor's Cup. More
March 04, 2013 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union recently hosted their 76th Annual Meeting and Expo in Texas City. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday at 2 p.m. More
March 04, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Dragon spacecraft berthed with the International Space station on Sunday in a mission to resupply the station. More
March 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Site Selection Magazine has named Texas as the recipient of the 2012 Governor's Cup for the state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced during the year. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that the Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land area as the 2012 "Top Metro" area in the nation for corporate relocation and expansions by Site Selection Magazine. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Methodist Hospital System has partnered with Houston Community College to provide job training through a $902,965 grant provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. More
March 04, 2013 -- Houston radio station 1430 KCOH-AM has changed its frequency from 1430-AM to 1230-AM as of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 1, due to a change in ownership, but is continuing to operate from its "Looking Glass Studio" on Almeda in Midtown Houston. More
March 01, 2013 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a task order contract in the amount of $260,792.34 to J.M. Davidson Inc., for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Port Arthur, Bolivar, Pelican Island and Chocolate Bayou mooring areas along the Texas coast. More
March 01, 2013 -- Marathon Petroleum Corp. and Marathon Pipe Line LLC have partnered with College of the Mainland to provide job training using a Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
March 01, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies for several businesses, as well as a groundbreaking ceremony for the Grand Parkway Professional Building in Richmond. More
March 01, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today reported that electricity available to meet consumer demand will be "tight" during the summer, according to a preliminary assessment of the summer's electric capacity and demand. More
February 28, 2013 -- State Representative Craig Eiland has filed House Bill 1900, which would provide a tax break for video service subscribers. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will present a $902,965 grant on Friday to Houston Community College and the Methodist Hospital System to fund job training courses. More
February 28, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers - Galveston District today announced that it has awarded three contracts for geotechnical services at dredging placement area sites along the Texas coast. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will present a $374,494 Skills Development Fund grant to College of the Mainland and Marathon Petroleum Corporation on Friday to fund job training. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently joined a contingent of Rosenberg groups to greet Texas Commission on the Arts Deputy Director Jim Bob McMillan on his visit to Rosenberg regarding a possible Cultural Arts District Designation for Downtown Rosenberg. More
February 27, 2013 -- A team of students from Clear Lake High School in the Clear Creek Independent School District has won first place in Texas in the Real World Design Challenge. More
February 26, 2013 -- United States Congressman John Culberson on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. reintroduced the Space Leadership Preservation Act. More
February 26, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve the Fiscal Year 2013 Operating and Capital Budget. 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 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm on Monday announced that Beaumont attorney Cody Dishon has joined the firm's legal team. More
February 26, 2013 -- Express Employment Professionals of Galveston/Texas City will host broadcast of the 2013 Refresh Leadership Simulcast on April 17 at College of the Mainland. 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 26, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday heard presentations on the proposed development of the west end of the port and a proposed option agreement with Texas, Mexico & Pacific Railroad LLC for 184 acres on Pelican Island; and also discussed an anticipated shortfall of almost $1 million in the 2013 Budget. More
February 25, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has filed an objection to the Houston Pilot's February 18, 2013, application for pilotage rate change. More
February 25, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to order an election for May 11 to elect commissioners to an At-Large position and the Ward 2 seat. More
February 25, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has planned events during the week in celebration of its 50th anniversary. More
February 25, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas, in celebration of National Consumer Protection Week on March 3-9, is offering its BBB "tip-a-day" on consumer topics. More
February 25, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today announced that it will join chambers of commerce across southeast Texas for Golden Triangle Days in Austin, a three-day event for area delegates to meet with state officials, agency directors and their staff members. More
February 23, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council held its annual General Assembly Meeting on Friday. More
February 22, 2013 -- Express Employment Professionals today announced that it has been named to Inavero's 2013 "Best of Staffing" client list for the fourth consecutive year. More
February 22, 2013 -- The Woodlands Bar Association has announced that it has established the Future Lawyers Scholarship program. More
February 22, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will present the Spindletop Award to Coburn Supply Company during the chamber's annual meeting on October 17. More
February 21, 2013 -- The Sierra Club on Thursday announced a partnership with Native Inc. to help families in Texas go solar. More
February 21, 2013 -- Brian Rinehart, airport manager for the Houston Airport System’s Ellington Airport, spoke to a general membership meeting of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on Wednesday at Lakewood Yacht Club. More
February 21, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland has filed legislation to change the way appointments are made to the Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County. More
February 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state has invested $4.4 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in National Instruments for the expansion of its research and development capacity in Austin. More
February 21, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Wednesday visited with Johnson Space Center officials to discuss NASA funding. More
February 21, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday in Houston spoke about the importance of small businesses to the Texas and national economies. More
February 20, 2013 -- Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano recently gave a presentation on the Panama Canal Expansion Program while visiting Lamar University. More
February 19, 2013 -- Martindale-Hubble recently announced that Coats Rose law firm director John G. Cannon has received the AV Preeminent rating for ethical standards and legal ability. More
February 19, 2013 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Monday applauded the investment of $1.3 billion from Tenaris to build a steel pipe plant in Matagorda County. More
February 19, 2013 -- The Galleria Chamber of Commerce will honor Mickey Gilley during its 11th Annual Texas Legends Gala on March 25. More
February 18, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to begin planning early to have their air conditioners inspected and serviced before the summer months. More
February 18, 2013 -- Neches Federal Credit Union recently gave away round-trip airfare vouchers for two during the ribbon cutting at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport Terminal. More
February 18, 2013 -- Strategyst, LLC, has released its new interactive company credentials. More
February 18, 2013 -- Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corp. recently successfully completed the refurbishment and re-naming of its newest dry dock, the Mr. Morris at its Port Arthur South Yard. More
February 15, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently held its Sixth Annual Mardi Gras Party at Legacy Ford. More
February 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced Tenaris, a manufacturer of steel pipe products, is building a new steel pipe manufacturing facility in Matagorda County. More
February 15, 2013 -- Carnival Cruise Lines has announced the cancellation of 12 of its voyages that were scheduled aboard the Triumph. More
February 15, 2013 -- The United States Department of Justice today announced that Transocean Deepwater, Inc. has pleaded guilty to a violation of the Clean Water Act in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident, and was sentenced to pay $400 million in criminal fines and penalties. More
February 14, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies at America's Home Place, The Body Space, Schlotzsky’s, Cinnabon and Carvel Ice Cream, and the Galveston Shrimp Company. More
February 14, 2013 -- The University of Houston-Clear Lake will open the Cyber Security Institute this spring. More
February 14, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Spirit Airlines will offer daily nonstop service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Orlando International Airport in Florida. More
February 14, 2013 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday released a report on union membership in Texas for 2012. More
February 13, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has set a new wind power record. More
February 13, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday released a statement announcing that the State of Texas is joining the multi-state challenge to the Obama Administration's Dodd-Frank financial reform law. More
February 12, 2013 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation has selected Veronica McGregor to receive the 2013 Space Communicator Award. More
February 12, 2013 -- Astrotech Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to provide payload processing services for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory - 2 satellite. More
February 12, 2013 -- Carnival President and CEO Gerry Cahill on Monday issued a statement regarding the fire that left the Carnival Triumph dead in the water on Sunday. More
February 11, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $547,955 bid to Widgeon Construction of Orange for the Alabama Street Terminal Dock Repair Phase II Project. More
February 11, 2013 -- Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen presented a $250,000 check to Texas A&M University at Galveston for the study of the Ike Dike at today’s meeting of the Galveston Industrial Development Corporation. 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 11, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips to help avoid online relationship scams. More
February 11, 2013 -- Carnival Cruise Lines today reported that the Carnival Triumph, which lost propulsion during the weekend due to a fire, is awaiting the arrival of two tugboats to tow the ship to Progreso, Mexico. More
February 09, 2013 -- Express Employment Professionals in Houston has announced that franchisees in 2012 generated more than $2.3 billion in sales. More
February 09, 2013 -- The Shale Water Research Center in Houston has announced the expansion of its research lab. More
February 08, 2013 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced the launch of an online petition drive to encourage the passage of $1.8 billion in tax relief targeted at small businesses in the state. More
February 07, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has received the 2013 Corporate Partner Excellence Award from the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. More
February 06, 2013 -- The Center for Houston's Future recently welcomed new members to its board of directors. More
February 06, 2013 -- PortVision, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, today launched the PortVision CONNECT initiative, which includes a $500,000 commitment to fund the development and implementation of web-based solutions that help non-profit maritime organizations enhance port and waterway efficiency, safety and security for their stakeholders. More
February 05, 2013 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union recently held its employee training day event, with a Dr. Seuss theme and an opportunity for employees to participate in the Rachel's Challenge educational program. More
February 05, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that booking is available for Air China's new service between Houston and Beijing, which begins flights on July 11. More
February 04, 2013 -- The Texas Comptroller's office will conduct four free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of February. More
February 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a radio advertisement in California aimed at attracting businesses to Texas. More
February 04, 2013 -- The Independent Community Bankers of America on Friday announced the nominees for its 2013-2014 executive committee. More
February 04, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting applications for its 16th annual Torch Award for Marketplace Trust competition. More
February 04, 2013 -- Cat Lift Trucks, the Official Lift Truck Provider for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, has announced that it will provide more than 100 lift trucks for preparations for the rodeo. More
February 04, 2013 -- National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay on Saturday issued a statement regarding a tentative contract agreement between the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance. More
February 02, 2013 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen has announced that that the United States Maritime Alliance And International Longshoremen’s Association have reached a tentative agreement for a comprehensive successor Master Agreement. More
February 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced awards from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to three companies that are developing therapies for diabetes and heart failure. More
February 01, 2013 -- Brookstone, LP in Houston recently celebrated the company's 50th anniversary. More
February 01, 2013 -- Marathon Petroleum Corporation today announced that it has closed the transaction with BP to purchase several assets, including a 451,000 barrel per calendar day refinery located in Texas City, Texas. More
February 01, 2013 -- BP today announced that it has completed the sale of its Texas City refinery to Marathon Petroleum Corporation for an estimated $2.4 billion. More
February 01, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips on avoiding scams involving the purchase of sports or concert tickets. More
January 31, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at a Greater Houston Partnership event, discussing the state of the state and his priorities for the legislative session. More
January 31, 2013 -- Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Jefferson County will launch direct flights to Dallas/Fort Worth through American Airlines beginning February 14. More
January 31, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded a $9.1 million contract to Astrotech Space Operations for commercial payload processing services for missions launching from Cape Canaveral in Florida. More
January 30, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies at several businesses. More
January 30, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host its third annual Tax Seminar on February 7. More
January 30, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it is seeking bids from firms for schoool construction-related services for its 2012 bond program. More
January 30, 2013 -- United States Congressman Michael McCaul, chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, hosted a briefing on ”Future Security Concerns at Port of Houston” in the executive offices of the port this morning. More
January 30, 2013 -- Spirit Airlines today announced that it will launch non-stop service between Houston's George Bush Intercontintental Airport and Los Angeles International Airport in April. More
January 30, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday to give his State of the State address. More
January 30, 2013 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., of Beaumont, has announced a new priority in taking a leading role in pursuing women’s health-related litigation. More
January 29, 2013 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce recently held its 43rd Annual Banquet Awards. More
January 29, 2013 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced that Galveston Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola has been appointed to serve on the association's board of directors. More
January 29, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $535,000 contract with Talon Insurance Company for the port's property insurance coverage for one year. More
January 28, 2013 -- The Brazoria County Commissioners' Court spotlights Leadership Angleton. More
January 28, 2013 -- SagaCity Media President Nicole Vogel on Monday announced the full editorial and art staffs for the April launch of Houstonia magazine, a new monthly publication that will focus on Houston. More
January 28, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to meet with representatives of the City of Galveston on a proposal to encourage the United States Army Corps of Engineers to release the San Jacinto Disposal Area, commonly known as the East End Flats, to the city for development. More
January 28, 2013 -- The Civilian Corps of the United States Army Medical Command is hosting an online career fair through Friday to recruit behaviorial health professionals. 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 25, 2013 -- Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont will host resume workshops on February 5 and March 19 in the Multi-Purpose Center. More
January 25, 2013 -- The Dickinson Economic Development Corporation today announced the launch of its Facade Improvement Program for properties along the Highway 3 Overlay District. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Port of Brownsville has been ranked Number 4 of the Top 25 Foreign Trade Zones in the nation and Number 2 in Texas by the Foreign Trade Zone Annual Report. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors re-elected Craven Crowell as chair of the board and Judy Walsh as vice chair for 2013 during the board's January meeting. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation will present former United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison with the 2013 National Space Trophy on April 26. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves in a special meeting on Wednesday voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with Phoenix Port Partners, LLC as a port infrastructure, finance and business development consultant at a cost not to exceed $300,000. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Panama Canal Authority reports that the expansion project is moving forward and is 50 percent complete. More
January 23, 2013 -- Galveston College will hold registration for the Spring 2013 semester of Leadership Galveston through February 27. More
January 22, 2013 -- Texas Seaport Museum Director Jamie White reports to ELISSA volunteers and other supporters that the tall ship will return to the newly refurbished berth at Pier 21 on Saturday, January 26 after undergoing restoration in dry-dock at Bollinger Shipyard in Texas City. More
January 22, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria opened her first meeting as chair of the Port Commission by thanking Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Commissioner Jack Morman and the mayors of several ship channel area cities for their support of the port. More
January 21, 2013 -- The Coats Rose Law Firm has announced that the firm's director, Carol Keough, has been nominated by the League City Chamber of Commerce for the 2012 Athena Award. More
January 21, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for finding a trustworthy tax preparation service. More
January 21, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet on Tuesday with the commission's first female chair, Janiece Longoria, convening the meeting. More
January 20, 2013 -- The Port of Galveston has published a news release about the campaign to establish a "port of call" image to cruise ship passengers. More
January 20, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Friday presented its 2013 Quasar Award to Fred B. Griffin at it's annual meeting, titled “Prosperity Through Leadership”. More
January 18, 2013 -- Newspring and the Kauffman Foundation will launch a series of forums in the foundation's 1 Million Cups program with a free forum on January 23 at Fratelli's in Spring Branch. More
January 18, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its 2013 Annual Meeting on Thursday, installing David McClanahan as the organization’s 24th chair. More
January 18, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate has declined for the fourth consecutive month. More
January 18, 2013 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H.Cohen reports that the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association negotiations are "making progress". More
January 17, 2013 -- Frio County Judge Carlos Garcia and Commissioners Court has published a "State of the County Address" which details the impact of the Eagle Ford shale development on the region. More
January 17, 2013 -- National Oilwell Varco and BAUER Manufacturing have partnered with Lone Star College to provide job training using a $1.3 million grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
January 17, 2013 -- Pole Position Raceway has announced that it plans to open a new indoor kart track in the Clear Lake area along Old Galveston Road. More
January 17, 2013 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to endorse a request for license to use city right of way by MegaBus at the Island Transit bus stop at 20th and Market until the new Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal is completed. More
January 16, 2013 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced a plan to utilize a portion of the state's surplus funds for tax relief. More
January 16, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host Entergy Texas President Sally Rainer on Thursday for the chamber's quarterly membership lunch at the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza. More
January 16, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host its 2013 Annual Meeting on Thursday, with CeterPoint Energy President and CEO David McClanahan taking over as chair of the partnership. More
January 15, 2013 -- The Texas City–La Marque Chamber of Commerce will hold its 43rd Annual Membership Banquet and Awards Ceremony on January 24 at the Doyle Convention Center. More
January 15, 2013 -- Panama Canal Authority CEO Jorge Quijano will host a presentation on the Panama Canal expansion project on February 14 at Lamar University. More
January 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Air China will launch a new non-stop service between Houston and Beijing, pending government approval. More
January 15, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union will hold Stache 4 at Schools, a mustache growing contest, throughout the month of February. More
January 14, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has filed a lawsuit against Pasadena Refining System for over $5.5 million owed to the County. More
January 14, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to approve an employment contract with Jimmy Williamson, PC, Attorney at Law and Guy G. Fisher with the Provost Umphrey Law Firm for legal representation related to the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
January 14, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today, following an executive session, voted unanimously to direct Port Director and CEO Gene Bouillion to move forward with establishing a Foreign Trade Zone for Signal International. More
January 14, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on questions to consider when joining a gym. More
January 12, 2013 -- LyondellBasell has donated $5,000 to the Environmental Institute of Houston at University of Houston-Clear Lake. More
January 12, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance held its annual Awards Banquet on Friday at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond. More
January 11, 2013 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce has announced that Chamber President and CEO Laurie Baldwin has completed her second year at the Institute for Organization Management. More
January 11, 2013 -- The Texas Chapter of CPA's Banker's Meeting will be held on January 22 at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont. More
January 11, 2013 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host its "Coffee and Connections" networking event on January 24 at the Butler Longhorn Museum. More
January 11, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Megabytes. More
January 11, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday charged Syam Tax Services with tax fraud and identity theft for a scheme targeting senior citizens in East Texas. More
January 11, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Thursday announced that due to the state's improving unemployment rate, Texas is no longer eligible for Tier III of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation. More
January 10, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its Electric System Constraints and Needs Report, identifying existing and potential constraints that could create reliability concerns or increase costs for consumers in the next five years. More
January 10, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will introduce the "Good Morning Galveston!" program on February 7 at the Chamber's office. More
January 10, 2013 -- Joseph S. Jaworski with The Jaworski Law Firm in Galveston has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. More
January 09, 2013 -- Biehl & Co., LP has named Steen Pedersen as Vice President of Sales and Randy Tate as Port Manager of the Houston office. More
January 09, 2013 -- The Coats Rose Law Firm in Houston has announced that Jerry Young, an attorney with the firm, has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates National Board by the organization's Houston Chapter. More
January 09, 2013 -- The NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston reports that "NASA Johnson Style" is the most watched video on the agency's "Reel NASA" YouTube channel. More
January 09, 2013 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples on Tuesday released a statement regarding the recent decision by the Lower Colorado River Authority's Board of Directors to raise the water release threshold for Texas rice farmers. More
January 08, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Pro Tem Ed Gonzalez tells Guidry News Service that Dean Corgey, vice president of the Seafarers International Union’s Gulf Coast Region, is the frontrunner to take Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria’s previous seat on the commission. More
January 08, 2013 -- The Port of Tampa Authority recently commemorated 30 years of serving as home port to the Holland America Line of cruise ships. More
January 08, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court and Houston City Council met in joint session this morning to vote unanimously to appoint Janiece Longoria as the new chair of the Port of Houston Authority Commission. More
January 08, 2013 -- Frio County Commissioners Court is seeking expanded business opportunities in the Eagle Ford shale region. More
January 08, 2013 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas will hold the 2013 Business Forecast Luncheon on January 16 at the Federal Reserve Bank in Houston. More
January 07, 2013 -- Houston police arrested two people this morning during a protest against the Keystone XL pipeline. More
January 07, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today named the top 10 scams of 2012. More
January 07, 2013 -- Spirit Airlines today announced the launch of a new partnership with AIDS Foundation Houston to support the 2013 AIDS Walk Houston in March. More
January 07, 2013 -- From the Guidry News Service Archives: Jim Edmonds takes oath of office as Port of Houston Authority Chair. More
January 07, 2013 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host its 43rd Annual Membership Banquet and Reception on January 24 at the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City. More
January 04, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land, in partnership with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, will host the State of the City address, focusing on the city's accomplishments in 2012, on January 18 at the Sugar Land Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. More
January 04, 2013 -- Whitley Penn in Houston has announced the promotion of Kyle McFatridge to Audit Manager. More
January 03, 2013 -- Houston City Council and Harris County Commissioners Court will hold a joint meeting next Tuesday at 9:30 to elect a new chair of the Port of Houston Authority Commission. More
January 03, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the creation of a downtown retail task force to research options for a new downtown Macy's, as well as additional department stores and major retailers. More
January 03, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host its 2012 Annual Awards Luncheon on January 11 at Safari Texas Ranch. More
January 03, 2013 -- John Manlove has resigned his position as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. More
January 02, 2013 -- Port Freeport has announced the appointment of Jeff Strader as its new chief financial officer. More
December 31, 2012 -- Sam's Club has announced plans to hire 40 new associates for its relocation to a new center in La Marque. More
December 31, 2012 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union today announced that the credit union's board of directors has voted to pay out approximately $1 million in bonus dividends to its membership. More
December 31, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on becoming a "savvier consumer" in 2013. More
December 28, 2012 -- The Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas has announced its new officers for 2013, with Lee Vela, vice president for public affairs at Clear Channel Outdoor-Houston elected as president. More
December 28, 2012 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen today issued a statement regarding an extension of negotiations between the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association. More
December 28, 2012 -- The United States Maritime Alliance today reported that a 30-day extension has been agreed to for contract negotiations with the International Longshoremen's Association. More
December 28, 2012 -- National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay today issued a statement on a 30-day extension for contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance. More
December 28, 2012 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update reports that the area’s healthcare industry is continuing to grow. More
December 27, 2012 -- Carol Whitmore has been elected chair of the Manatee County Port Authority. More
December 27, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority says it has contingency plans in place should a work stoppage occur on December 30 as a result of the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance not reaching agreement in their Master Contract negotiations. More
December 26, 2012 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Don Sumners advises that property taxes for 2012 must be paid by December 31 to qualify for a federal income tax deduction. More
December 23, 2012 -- About 600 people attended a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Missouri City’s elegant City Centre at Quail Valley. More
December 21, 2012 -- The Katy Area Economic Development Corporation today announced that the Igloo Corporation plans to occupy a new distribution facility in the West Ten Business Park in Katy. More
December 21, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies at several area businesses. More
December 21, 2012 -- Jerry Nagel, Chairman of the Board for Rickmers-Linie America, died on Wednesday at Methodist Hospital Houston. More
December 21, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in November. More
December 21, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday in Paris announced the Texas Enterprise Fund investment in the new James Skinner Baking Company production facility. More
December 21, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday broke ground on the Pactiv facility expansion in Corsicana. More
December 21, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors, during its December meeting, voted to continue a 30-minute Emergency Response Service Pilot Program through September 30. More
December 21, 2012 -- NASA completed parachute tests for its Orion spacecraft on Thursday at the United States Army Proving Ground in Arizona. More
December 20, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Wednesday announced that the Johnson Space Center and the Houston Technology Center have launched the JSC Accreditation Center, which provides onsite offices to enhance collaboration for business growth and future technology development. More
December 20, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that James Skinner Baking Co. is locating a new bakery production facility in Paris, Texas, which will bring 393 jobs and $25 million in capital investment. More
December 20, 2012 -- The United States Food and Drug Administration has warned the Eye Center of Texas in Bellaire against improper advertising and promotion of lasers intended for LASIK corrective eye surgery. More
December 19, 2012 -- Top Dog Fireworks today announced that sales for the New Year's fireworks season begin on Thursday, and has provided tips for the safe use of fireworks. More
December 19, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that TEKsystems Global Services is locating a new IT center in Irving, Texas, which will create 500 jobs and $4.8 million in capital investment. 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 19, 2012 -- Lawrence T. Tyler of Houston has been arrested for health care fraud. More
December 18, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau reports that hotel occupancies and sales tax receipts were up in 2012 and anticipates that selection of the Bayport Cruise Terminal by two major cruise lines assures a bright future for the area. More
December 17, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a “guaranteed maximum price” of $6,177,906 under the construction manager at-risk agreement for the Galveston Downtown Transit Terminal and $754,154 for the repairs to the Shearn Moody Parking Garage that is adjacent to the terminal. More
December 17, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will meet in executive session on Thursday to consider the resignation of President and CEO George Greanias and the appointment of an interim president & CEO. More
December 17, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $569,760 contract to Trans-Global Solutions for the Orange County Rail Yard Automation Project. More
December 17, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has announced the officers of its Board of Directors for 2013. More
December 15, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 15, 2012 -- College of the Mainland has been selected as the business of the month by the North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce. More
December 15, 2012 -- NASA scientists and educators have published a book, aimed at intermediate school students, that explains the role of nutrition in the space program. More
December 14, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted its annual Holiday Party at Di Amici Upscale Events on NASA Parkway on Wednesday. More
December 14, 2012 -- The City of Missouri City recently hosted a delegation of Chinese dignitaries from Shandong Province for a visit to discuss economic development and City government operations. 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 13, 2012 -- NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will receive the Magellan Award from the Circumnavigators Club on Friday in New York City. More
December 12, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Island Body Works. More
December 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced that ADP will expand its operations in El Paso with $2.4 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund, creating 585 jobs and $22 million in capital investment. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to defer action on a proposed three percent increase in tariffs until next month’s meeting. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to accept the audit report from Edgar, Kiker & Cross for the port’s FY2012 financial statements. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area has received grants for its Operation School Bell program from the Employees Community Fund of the Boeing Company and the Lunar Rendezvous Festival. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has set the employer tax rates for 2013. More
December 11, 2012 -- RE/MAX Leading Edge in Galveston opened its office on Monday. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted several ribbon cutting ceremonies, including Buster’s Old Time Photos, the University of Texas Medical Branch Student Testing Center and Primary Care Pavilion, the Noon Optimist Club Christmas Tree fundraiser, Oceandance Photography, Islander Events/The Total Wedding Experience and Chunky Funky Monkey. More
December 10, 2012 -- DKM Capital Management, LLC, a Texas based management firm, has signed actor, author, producer and entrepreneur, Eddie Bauer Jr. More
December 10, 2012 -- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Sasol Ltd. CEO David Constable last week announced that the company plans to invest between $16 billion and $21 billion in an integrated GTL and ethane cracker complex in Westlake, Louisiana that is expected to create more than 7,000 direct and indirect jobs. More
December 10, 2012 -- The Port of Galveston has confirmed that the Disney Magic Cruise Ship, which just began operations from Galveston this year has decided to move its operations to Florida in 2014. More
December 10, 2012 -- Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse on Saturday visited children from the Galveston Children's Center. More
December 10, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on preventing spread of the cold and the flu during the season. More
December 10, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released a Capacity, Demand and Reserves report regarding anticipated electricity and reserves available in the long term. More
December 08, 2012 -- Yolanda Nowlin and Carla Parnell of Bryan have been charged with health care fraud. More
December 08, 2012 -- Science Applications International Corporation has been awarded a contract to provide research and development for the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Connecticut. More
December 08, 2012 -- Robert Graber of Science Applications International Corporation has received the Engineering Excellence Award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Houston. More
December 08, 2012 -- The City of Houston Controller’s Office on Friday released an audit concluding that Office Depot Incorporated overcharged the City of Houston millions of dollars on supplies during the contract period 2006 through 2010. More
December 07, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District today awarded a $2,988,900 contract to Orion Marine Construction, Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Bayport Ship Channel in Chambers and Harris counties. More
December 07, 2012 -- Southwest Securities, Inc. hosted a reception celebrating the opening of the new office of Burrows Auttonberry & Agol Investment Group in South Shore Harbour on Thursday. More
December 06, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently hosted several ribbon cutting ceremonies. More
December 06, 2012 -- The Port of Galveston today announced the completion of the first phase of the expansion of Pier 16-18 to support the operation of Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A. More
December 06, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will present Fred B. Griffin with the 2013 Quasar Award for exceptional leadership in economic development on January 18. More
December 06, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Layne Christensen Co. is moving its global headquarters to The Woodlands, a move that will create 210 jobs and $6.7 million in capital investment. More
December 06, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday charged the Christmas Bureau of Austin and Travis County with illegally soliciting charitable donations and misappropriating the funds. More
December 05, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today unveiled its "Opportunity Houston 2.0" capital campaign aimed at creating jobs and attracting capital investment and talent to the region. More
December 05, 2012 -- Officials of the Port of Houston Authority and Norwegian Cruise Line today participated in a signing ceremony for the new service at the Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadena. More
December 05, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted the State of METRO Address on Tuesday with remarks by Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Chair Gilbert Garcia and President and CEO George Greanias. More
December 05, 2012 -- Spirit Airlines today announced that it is adding daily non-stop service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Orlando International Airport in Florida beginning February 14. More
December 05, 2012 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has issued a press release announcing the recent election of HomeTown Bank President and CEO Jimmy Rasmussen as a member of the reserve bank's board of directors. More
December 04, 2012 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today announced that Michelle Hundley has been named vice president of public affairs for the alliance. More
December 04, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau concluded its 79th Annual Meeting on Monday at the Waco Convention Center. More
December 03, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that William P. Hobby Airport has launched valet parking service for its customers. More
December 03, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided safety tips for those traveling during the holiday season. More
December 03, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will present Fort Bend County Judge Robert "Bob" Hebert with the Legislative Leadership Award on January 11 during the alliance's 2012 Annual Awards Luncheon. More
December 03, 2012 -- The Science Applications International Corporation Safety and Mission Assurance Team recently collected food and money donations for the Bay Area Turning Point's "Fill the Truck" Food Drive. More
December 01, 2012 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Houston on Wednesday won a $65 million judgment against First National Bank of Edinburg and the Merensky Reef Hospital Corporation. More
December 01, 2012 -- The Houston Independent School District will launch an Advisory Committee for Supplier Diversity in December. More
November 30, 2012 -- San Jacinto College recently received a $2,850 donation from LyndellBassell to support the college's STREAM outreach project. More
November 30, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Imperial Performing Arts’ new location. More
November 30, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Thursday named Champion Cooler Corp. as the 2012 Texas Workforce Solutions Employer of the Year. More
November 30, 2012 -- Strategyst, LLC, the sales and marketing team for luxury living condominiums at Emerald and Diamond Beach in Galveston and Sapphire on South Padre, has announced that the condominiums have recorded record sales for the season. More
November 30, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard has approved a plan for another remotely operated vehicle investigation of the Deepwater Horizon wreckage site by British Petroleum and Transocean that will take place on Sunday. More
November 30, 2012 -- The Houston Independent School District will open the solicitation process on Saturday for architectural and engineering firms seeking to take part in the 2012 bond program. More
November 29, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership and Drayton McLane, Jr. will make a major capital campaign announcement on Wednesday. More
November 29, 2012 -- Port Freeport today announced that a newly-released economic impact study shows the port generated $17.9 billion in economic activity in Texas in 2011. More
November 29, 2012 -- Lone Star College System will host a free technical career and skilled trade job fair on December 5 at the Lone Star College-North Harris campus. More
November 29, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce today announced that it will be conducting a series of surveys to gather input from the business community to identify the needs of doing business in different areas of the island. More
November 28, 2012 -- Kirby Corporation announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Penn Maritime Inc. and Maritime Investments LLC, an operator of tank barges and tugboats participating in the coastal transportation of primarily black oil products in the United States. More
November 28, 2012 -- Toll Brothers, Inc. has announced that it has recently purchased 692 acres in Montgomery County for the development of 1,350 luxury homes. More
November 28, 2012 -- Houston Independent School District will host workshops December 5-20 for prospective vendors interested in doing business with the district. More
November 28, 2012 -- Port Corpus Christi, NuStar Energy, the Home Depot and HDR Engineering, Inc. will host the 15th annual "A Tree for All" tree giveaway on Thursday. More
November 28, 2012 -- The Klein Collins Cross Country-Track and Field Booster Club will hold the 2013 Junior Tiger Fun Run and Tiger Marketplace on January 26 at the high school. More
November 28, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday announced the Skilled Workforce Initiative. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Port Corpus Christi Commission today promoted Frank Brogan from the position of deputy port director for engineering, finance and administration services to the position of managing director. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday approved a $10,000 contribution to the American Association of Port Authorities Port Employee Relief Fund to assist port authority staffs affected by Hurricane Sandy. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau will hold its 79th Annual Meeting from Saturday through Monday in Waco. More
November 26, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves voted unanimously to approve the 2013 Operating, Renewal and Replacement and Capital Improvement Budgets on Monday. More
November 26, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the names of its newly-elected board of directors. More
November 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that the Texas Enterprise Fund will provide Visa $7.9 million to build a new global Information Technology center which will create 794 new jobs in Austin. More
November 21, 2012 -- The Galveston Restaurant Group is encouraging consumers to participate in "Small Business Saturday" on November 24 by shopping or dining at a small business. More
November 21, 2012 -- Nano3D Biosciences, a life sciences technology company, on Tuesday announced that its technology was recently used in a stem cell study at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. More
November 21, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that Director of Economic Development Regina Morales recently completed international requirements for Certified Commercial Investment Members, a designation showing the highest level of expertise aspects of economic development. More
November 21, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Tuesday announced that it is evaluating how well power plants that serve the region are prepared for winter weather extremes, following a request made by ERCOT's Board of Directors. More
November 21, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Tuesday announced that Houston's aerospace sector has been invited to participate in Pumps and Pipes 6, an international conference on December 3 to explore crossover ideas and technologies that could benefit both the medicine and oil and gas industries. More
November 21, 2012 -- Guidry News Service visited Port Corpus Christi this week. More
November 20, 2012 -- Registration for the 25th Annual Galveston Home and Garden Show on March 2 and 3 at the Galveston Island Convention Center is currently open to businesses. More
November 19, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a $1,382,700 contract to Bailey-CKY to construct dewatering ditches at the San Jacinto Placement Area related to the Galveston harbor and channel. More
November 19, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a final redistricting plan for the port’s four single-member ward boundaries, pending a 10-day review period. More
November 19, 2012 -- Galveston College will launch the Leadership Galveston Spring 2013 class in January. More
November 17, 2012 -- Bennie Ferrell Catering on Wednesday hosted its festive annual customer appreciation party in the reception lobby of The Ensemble Theatre in Houston's Midtown. More
November 16, 2012 -- Ovsanna Agopian on Thursday in Dallas pleaded guilty in a health care fraud case involving medical clinics in Hurst and Houston. More
November 16, 2012 -- Houston city officials today dedicated the Bill Coats Memorial Bike Bridge in honor of Coats Rose Director Bill Coats. More
November 16, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that Texas employers added 36,000 jobs in October, with the state's unemployment rate dropping from 6.8 percent to 6.6 percent. More
November 16, 2012 -- The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $22 million loan to the Dominican Republic to improve the agricultural research and technological capacity of the country. More
November 16, 2012 -- The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $39.2 million loan to Nicaragua to improve the efficiency and safety of its transportation system and advance regional integration. More
November 16, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at Galveston Island Meals on Wheels, The Lighthouse Charity Team, and The Kitchen Chick. More
November 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry helped the Texas Workforce Commission kick off Hiring Red, White and You! job fairs for veterans on Thursday in twenty-seven locations throughout the state. More
November 15, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission met in executive session at the end of today’s meeting, then authorized Executive Director and CEO Colonel Leonard Waterworth to enter into agreements with Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Lines to offer new service from the Bayport Cruise Terminal. More
November 15, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the launch of the Skills for Veterans, designating $1 million to establish the initiative to provide skills training for eligible veterans. More
November 15, 2012 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that Miller Outdoor Theatre will receive irrigation improvements, including at the hillside seating area. More
November 14, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the district’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget. More
November 14, 2012 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Business Development Update published on Tuesday reports on the University of Texas Medical Branch’s expansion at Victory Lakes. More
November 14, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance today announced that its Fulshear Area Business Division has elected officers for its board of directors. More
November 14, 2012 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that it is marketing the sale of property near the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston as a residential and retail development. More
November 13, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Grand 1894 Opera House "Sidewalk of Stars". More
November 13, 2012 -- The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission today voted unanimously to change the way Port of Houston Authority Commissioners are selected - providing that the governor will appoint five members from a list provided by the Houston-Galveston Area Council and two of his own choosing. More
November 13, 2012 -- Port Corpus Christi today announced the closing on the sale of property at the former United States Naval Station Ingleside to Oxy Ingleside Energy Center, LLC. More
November 13, 2012 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve $15,000 to provide matching funds to a Homeland Security Port Security Grant for the purchase of a passenger van by the Port Arthur International Seafarers Center. More
November 13, 2012 -- The Port Arthur International Seafarers Center has purchased a new passenger van, through a Homeland Security Port Security Grant with assistance from the Port of Orange, to transport visiting seamen while their ships are in port in Orange and Jefferson counties. More
November 13, 2012 -- The Galveston Restaurant Association and Galveston.com and Company "Great Taste of the Gulf" Epicurean Evening will take place on Thursday at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
November 12, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth has implemented his reorganization of the management structure of the port. More
November 12, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided advice on staying with a budget during the holidays. More
November 12, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is on a trade mission to the Middle East, on Sunday announced that Saudi Aramco President and CEO Khalid Al-Falih has committed to the opening of a new technology center in north Houston after meeting with Parker in Dammam, Saudia Arabia. More
November 10, 2012 -- Guidry News Service on Friday visited ELISSA, the Official Tall Ship of Texas, at Bollinger Shipyard at the Port of Texas City where it is currently in dry dock for repairs to electrolytic corrosion on the ship's hull which occurred during Hurricane Ike. More
November 10, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday announced the resolution of the State's consumer finance fraud investigation into BlueHippo firms. More
November 09, 2012 -- San Jacinto College spotlights its maritime program. More
November 08, 2012 -- Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff was the featured speaker today at the Houston Ship Channel Security District luncheon. More
November 08, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that Chief Economic Development Officer Craig Richard has been named CEO of Greater Louisville, Inc. More
November 08, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will lead an eight-day trade mission to Saudia Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar to expand business cooperation between Houston and the Middle East. More
November 07, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that the city has approved an incentive package to support plans by Texas Instruments Incorporated to locate a business and development facility in the Telfair commercial development area. More
November 06, 2012 -- Science Applications International Corporation will host a free Community Health and Wellness Fair on November 9 at the Johnson Space Center's Gilruth Recreation Center. More
November 06, 2012 -- The City of Friendswood Economic Development Office recently received a gold and two silver "Excellence in Economic Development" awards from the International Economic Development Council. More
November 06, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land on Monday announced the launch of its new economic development web site. More
November 06, 2012 -- Texas A&M University System Vice Chancellor Dr. Brett Giroir on Monday announced that the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station has been awarded a subcontract to lead and manage the therapeutics manufacturing and advanced development workforce training programs for the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing. More
November 05, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to avoid scams when purchasing gifts or making donations during the holiday season. More
November 05, 2012 -- The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named Dr. William Flores, president of the University of Houston-Downtown, as Male Senior Executive of the Year. More
November 02, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday spoke at the Fifth Annual Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce Dinner in Dallas. More
November 01, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host local state representatives for its Legislative Update Lunch on November 8 at the MCM Elegante' Hotel and Conference Center. More
November 01, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Wednesday hosted a State of the Port Address featuring Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds and President and CEO Colonel Leonard Waterworth. More
November 01, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its seasonal assessment for the winter season, and anticipates that there will be enough power resources to meet consumer needs for expected weather conditions. More
November 01, 2012 -- The Bethel's Place Black Chamber of Commerce in Houston is hosting MEGAeVENT 2012, a business conference and expo, transition job and college fair and community festival, through Friday at the Bethel's Place Empowerment Center. More
November 01, 2012 -- T&T BISSO has been renamed T&T Salvage, LLC following the Teichman Group's acquisition of BISSO MARINE's fifty percent share of T&T BISSO, LLC, bringing the renamed company fully under the umbrella of the Teichman Group of companies. More
October 31, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission in a special meeting today voted unanimously to approve a voluntary early retirement program for eligible full-time salaried port authority employees at least 55 years of age or older and with 15 years of service before January 1, 2013. More
October 31, 2012 -- Lighthouse Charity Team held an open house for its new Galveston Operations Center last week. More
October 30, 2012 -- Hanspeter Ueltschi, owner of BERNINA International, will visit the International Quilt Festival in Houston on Friday. More
October 30, 2012 -- The City of Seabrook has named Mario's Flying Pizza as the 2012 Business of the Year. More
October 30, 2012 -- The Port Freeport Board of Commissioners has extended its agreement with the Panama Canal Authority for an additional five years to promote business between the canal and Port Freeport. More
October 30, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host Port of Houston Authority Commission Chair James Edmonds, who will present the "State of the Port" Address on Wednesday. More
October 30, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas Consumer Education Foundation will host its 13th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on Thursday at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
October 29, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at RE/MAX Realty Southwest and Stripes. More
October 29, 2012 -- The City of Pasadena has honored Chevron Phillips with the Industry of the Month award. More
October 29, 2012 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm has opened a call center for businesses in Southeast Texas to help evaluate claims of lost business made in connection with the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 29, 2012 -- The McDonald's Operators Association of Greater Houston will offer a free breakfast meal at participating restaurants to veterans on November 12 in observance of Veterans Day. More
October 29, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently received three "Program of the Year" awards from the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. More
October 29, 2012 -- American Electric Technologies, Inc., a Houston-based provider of power delivery solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Energy Development Corporation (China), Inc. to provide power delivery products for an offshore production platform project in the South China Sea. More
October 26, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Eric Young on November 8 for a lecture entitled "The Off-Beat Traveler: Cruise by Cargo Ship". More
October 26, 2012 -- The Offshore Energy Center has issued a call for nominations for induction into the center's Hall of Fame for 2013. More
October 26, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas has revoked the Accreditation of Taylor Trading Company in Beaumont. More
October 26, 2012 -- Lone Star College-North Harris and Farouk Systems will hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for the CHI Lone Star College-North Harris School of Cosmetology on October 30 at 880 E. Richey Road. 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 -- The Offshore Energy Center today announced that it has been named the 2012 Best Outreach Program by World Oil magazine. 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 25, 2012 -- The Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has authorized BP to proceed with a plan to cap and plug the containment dome that had been used in an attempt to contain the oil spill at the site. More
October 25, 2012 -- Platinum Motorcars has announced the launch of its Houston office, the company's second location in Texas. More
October 25, 2012 -- Big Brothers Big Sisters has announced that Jack in the Box restaurants has launched a holiday fundraiser to benefit the organization. More
October 25, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will hold its annual Celebration Ball on November 10 at Safari Texas Ranch. More
October 25, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Washington has selected early-stage innovation proposals from ten universities, including the University of Houston. More
October 23, 2012 -- Humana, Inc. today announced that Linda T. Hummel has been named president of the Employer Group Division for Humana in Texas. More
October 23, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve amendments to the Port of Houston Authority Code of Ethics, which PHA Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth said were recommended by staff following the Texas Sunset Commission review of the port. More
October 23, 2012 -- Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. today announced that it has received an Award of Excellence from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston. More
October 22, 2012 -- Pregnancy Assistance Center North today announced that it was named among Houston's "Best Places to Work" by the Houston Business Journal. More
October 22, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on avoiding scams when purchasing costumes and items for Halloween this year. More
October 22, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday to discuss the state of the league and Houston's chances at hosting the Super Bowl in 2017. More
October 21, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will officiate at a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Grand 1894 Opera House's "Sidewalk of Stars" on October 30. More
October 19, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance's Board of Directors on Thursday voted to approve the launch of the chamber's Fulshear Area Business Division. More
October 19, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees on November 8 via a webinar. More
October 18, 2012 -- John Helsley, president of Texas Mexico Pacific Railroad, today reported to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves that his Pelican Island development is moving forward. More
October 18, 2012 -- Houston Airport System public information officer Darian Ward has been named one of the "top 25 women of Houston" by the Steed Society. More
October 18, 2012 -- The Port of Galveston recently celebrated the five millionth cruise passenger to sail from Texas' Star Cruise Port. More
October 17, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the Texas Business Conference on Friday at Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston. More
October 17, 2012 -- Lone Star College-North Harris and Farouk Systems will hold an official groundbreaking event on October 30 in North Houston for the CHI Lone Star College-North Harris School of Cosmetology. More
October 17, 2012 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce has named Alicen Newman as its new President. More
October 16, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at Si Environmental, Mi Casa Mexican Cafe, and Briarwood Crossing by Long Lake, Ltd. More
October 16, 2012 -- The Texas Hospital Association on Monday presented Texas State Representative Craig Eiland with the Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award. More
October 16, 2012 -- The Texas Association of Realtors has installed Shad Bogany with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene as the 2013 chair of the association's board of directors. More
October 16, 2012 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen on Sunday issued a statement regarding labor negotiations with the United States Maritime Alliance and International Longshoremen's Association. More
October 16, 2012 -- Bill Boyar has received the 2012 IMPACT Award from the Center for Houston's Future. More
October 16, 2012 -- Samson Energy Company recently participated in a special dedication ceremony on Bolivar Peninsula for the new Jane Long Memorial. More
October 16, 2012 -- Samson Energy Company recently sponsored a Break Station during the Galveston Bay Foundation's annual Bike Around the Bay on Bolivar Peninsula. More
October 15, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve revisions to the port’s district ward boundaries in order to equalize voting populations in each of the representative ward districts. More
October 15, 2012 -- The Texas Energy Museum will host Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, as featured speaker at Blowout 2013, the museum's annual fund raising dinner, on March 21 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
October 14, 2012 -- District 23 Texas State Representative Craig Eiland, a Democrat, and challenger Wayne Faircloth, a Republican, met on Friday in a forum sponsored by the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. More
October 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today encouraged Texas employers to hire more veterans through the Texas Workforce Commission's and Texas Medical Center's "Hiring Red, White and You!" Campaign. 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 12, 2012 -- Gene Kranz, retired Director of Mission Operations at NASA, was the featured speaker at Thursday’s meeting of the Webster Business Alliance. More
October 11, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on Friday for her State of the Senate Address and to honor the senator for her service to the region. More
October 11, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pirate Ghost Parade and Texas Coast Boat Show, with the parade kicking off on Friday and the boat show taking place Friday through Sunday. More
October 11, 2012 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center has announced that a Notice of Federal Interest has been issued to BP and Transocean in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 11, 2012 -- The City of Houston spotlights the Walmart Foundation's $35,000 grant to the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the city's Parks and Recreation Department. More
October 11, 2012 -- San Jacinto College has launched Career Coach, a free online career search tool. More
October 10, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Seaside Bistro, Gypsies Rose, and the Dragony Law Firm. More
October 10, 2012 -- SpaceX today reported that its Dragon Spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station on the first of at least 12 resupply missions the company will perform under a $1.6 billion contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. More
October 10, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau's Grocery Price Watch reports that food prices are hovering at $44 for staples. More
October 09, 2012 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted a National Court Reporting Association convention. More
October 09, 2012 -- Darling Homes recently held a toy and gift drive for children at Shriners Hospital for Children-Galveston. More
October 09, 2012 -- Laurie Baldwin has been named the new President/CEO of the League City Chamber of Commerce. More
October 09, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont and Greater Port Arthur chambers of commerce will host a Coastal Windstorm Conference on Thursday at the MCM Elegante Hotel and Conference Center. More
October 09, 2012 -- SpaceX has provided a mission update on its Dragon spacecraft, which is in orbit and approaching the International Space Station for a docking with the station on Wednesday. More
October 09, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau advises consumers to beware auto repair scams. More
October 08, 2012 -- The Port of Lake Charles has issued a request for proposals for an exclusive terminal and stevedoring handling agreement at the port’s City Docks. 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 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting entries for its Annual Gingerbread House Contest. More
October 08, 2012 -- SpaceX today provided a mission update of its Dragon spacecraft, which is traveling to the International Space Station for an official cargo resupply mission. More
October 08, 2012 -- Marathon Petroleum Corporation today announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase BP's Texas City refinery. More
October 05, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority was inducted into the Houston Independent School District Partnership Hall of Fame this morning at a Partnership Appreciation Breakfast held at the Royal Sonesta Houston Hotel. More
October 05, 2012 -- The Friends of the Helen Hall Library in League City recently received a $2,000 donation from AmeriWaste, LLC. More
October 05, 2012 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau on Thursday hosted a reception in Houston for travel planners, tour operators, corporate guests and members of the media. More
October 05, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land will host the First Annual Fort Bend County Employer Career Fair on October 25 at Constellation Field. More
October 05, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host the Journal of Commerce Breakbulk Americas Conference from October 8 through 11 at the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston. 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 -- Spirit Airlines has announced that it is expanding its service from Houston to include flights to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. 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
October 04, 2012 -- The City of Missouri City recently received the 2012 Community Economic Development Award from the Texas Economic Development Council for the Niagara Bottling Company Project. More
October 04, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has launched a new program with Infintech to provide discounts in credit card processing for chamber members. More
October 03, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas on Tuesday held its 1st Annual "Laws of Life" Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn and Suites Beaumont Plaza. More
October 03, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced a nine-week extension of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act benefits for unemployed Texans. More
October 02, 2012 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced it will support an increase in vehicle registration fees in Texas to fund new transportation projects across the state. More
October 02, 2012 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green will speak at the Bloomberg State and Municipal Finance Conference on Wednesday in New York City. More
October 01, 2012 -- College of the Mainland's Gulf Coast Safety Institute recently hosted a meeting to discuss the development of a performance-based regulatory model for the oil and gas industry. More
October 01, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city will be recognized as one of Houston's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" by the National Association of Business Resources during the association's awards gala on October 25. More
October 01, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has offered steps college students can take to protect themselves from identity theft. More
September 28, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host a Congressional Candidate Forum for Congressional District 14 on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza. More
September 28, 2012 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green will speak at the Bloomberg State and Municipal Finance Conference on Wednesday in New York. More
September 28, 2012 -- Forbes magazine has ranked Texas A&M University as one of the nation's "best colleges to work for". More
September 27, 2012 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas recently received $75,000 in grants from Capital One Trust to provide counseling and emergency financial assistance. More
September 27, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is encouraging residents to shop at businesses along the North Line rail route in Houston. More
September 26, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has called on state lawmakers to practice greater truth in budgeting during the upcoming legislative session. More
September 26, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership, in conjunction with the Houston Arts Alliance, on Tuesday hosted a special forum where the results of the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study IV, a comprehensive national research study conducted every five years in 139 cities and regions were discussed. More
September 26, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors recently received an update on summer electric use, and voted to endorse improvements to increase transmission capacity in the Eagle Ford Shale area. More
September 25, 2012 -- Houston First has selected Rida Development to enter into negotiations to build a convention center hotel near the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
September 25, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth told the PHA Commission that revenues are increasing as his management team continues to drive down costs. More
September 25, 2012 -- Missouri City has been ranked as the nation's third most affordable city for homebuyers by MONEY Magazine and CNNMoney. More
September 24, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a resolution “endorsing the efforts of Texas A&M University at Galveston to understand better, to define further, and to disseminate widely, information on the Ike Dike approach to surge protection". More
September 24, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a $5,000 contribution to a revenue guarantee for American Airlines service between Jack Brooks Regional Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. More
September 24, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host a luncheon on Tuesday to present the results of a study on the impact of the arts on Houston's economy. More
September 24, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance's Young Professionals Division will host its fourth annual Halloween Bash on October 25. More
September 24, 2012 -- SpaceX on Friday completed its first test flight "hop" of its Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle. More
September 24, 2012 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has been named a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" by the Joint Commission, an accreditor of health care organizations in America. More
September 23, 2012 -- Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce President Jim Rich on Friday told Guidry News Service that he believes that enough funds have been committed to attract an American Airlines commuter service to connect Jack Brooks Regional Airport with Dallas-Forth International Airport. More
September 23, 2012 -- There was an official welcome ceremony aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship on Saturday as the ship began operation at its newest home port. More
September 22, 2012 -- According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Texas saw the largest increase in employment of any state over the last month. More
September 22, 2012 -- The City of Missouri City has renamed Beltway Crossing as Ben E. Keith Way. More
September 21, 2012 -- Carl R. Griffith and Associates in Beaumont will hold its annual "Salute To Industry" on October 19 in the Pavilion at Ford Park. More
September 21, 2012 -- The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday to determine the probable cause of the collision involving the chemical tanker Elka Apollon and the container ship MSC Nederland in the Houston Ship Channel. More
September 20, 2012 -- Community and business leaders joined District F Council Member Al Hoang, Mayor Annise Parker and District J Council Member Mike Laster Thursday afternoon at a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Bellaire Boulevard Access Management and Widening Project. More
September 20, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host its annual Celebration Ball on November 10 at the Safari Texas Ranch Texas Ballroom in Richmond, Texas. More
September 20, 2012 -- The International Trade Center will host the Texas Africa Business Summit at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston on September 27-28. More
September 20, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host a coastal windstorm conference on October 11 at the MCM Elegante Hotel and Conference Center in Beaumont. More
September 20, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Spirit Airlines has launched an ultra low fare service between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
September 19, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the efforts of Texas A&M University of Galveston to further study the "Ike Dike" approach to suppressing storm surge along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. More
September 19, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host the Fulshear "State of the City" breakfast, featuring Fulshear Mayor Tommy Kuykendall, on October 12. More
September 19, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at Sugar Land Conference Center, Zena Salon Spa and Rhea Lana’s. More
September 18, 2012 -- Port Corpus Christi will host its second annual "Explore Your Port, World, Future" program on Wednesday at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. 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 18, 2012 -- The Office of City of Houston Council Member Helena Brown will host "District A United - A Civic Convention" on October 20 in District A. More
September 17, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced the state is investing $930,000 through the Texas Enterprise Fund in Pactiv, creating 200 jobs in Corsicana. More
September 17, 2012 -- NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston has selected S&K Global Solutions for integration of an engineering product. More
September 17, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that its "Shred It and Forget It" event on Saturday set a new record, with more than 450 vehicles served and more than 40,000 pounds of personal documents shredded. More
September 17, 2012 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center medical staff recently donated $10,000 to World Missions Possible to fund an upcoming humanitarian trip. More
September 17, 2012 -- The International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance on the East and Gulf Coast were scheduled to resume negotiations today as the September 30 expiration of the coast-wide master contract approaches. More
September 17, 2012 -- Six of the country’s leading maritime labor organizations, American Radio Association, Inlandboatmen’s Union, International Longshoremen’s Association, International Longshore & Warehouse Union, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, and International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, have announced the establishment of a broad alliance to protect the interests of their members. More
September 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper recently participated in the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation's 2012 Leadership Exchange. More
September 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a statement regarding the Federal Reserve's announcement of a third quantitative easing. More
September 13, 2012 -- Target will provide $2,000 in grant funds for an early childhood mentor reading program at Harris County Department of Education's Head Start Compton Center in northeast Houston. More
September 13, 2012 -- Albemarle Corporation in Pasadena has donated $12,000 to San Jacinto College. More
September 12, 2012 -- The American Advertising Federation-Houston will honor Martha Turner with its Trailblazer Award on September 20 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. More
September 12, 2012 -- The City of Seabrook has collected the sales tax revenues for September. More
September 12, 2012 -- Port of Galveston Director Michael Mierzwa told Guidry News Service that he will announce his new choice for the position of deputy director at the September24 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. More
September 11, 2012 -- The 24th Annual Chef's Delight, honoring Lamar University President Jimmy and First Lady Susan Simmons, will take place on October 9 at the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza. More
September 11, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday spent his final full day in Italy meeting with Chair Vittorio Ghisolfi and other executive leadership from M&G Group, an Italian company that last year announced plans to open a facility in Corpus Christi. More
September 11, 2012 -- Texas A&M University today announced that a study conducted by researchers with Texas A&M and Rochester universities has found that naturally occurring bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico consumed and removed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas in the five months following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
September 11, 2012 -- The Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont has announced the global settlement of all litigation against Dole Food Company. More
September 10, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will offer free shredding of personal documents on Saturday during its "Shred It and Forget It" event. More
September 10, 2012 -- Members of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, civic leaders and others turned out for the grand opening of the new Diamond Beach Resort and Spa on West Beach, which is billed as housing Galveston's only five-star mid-rise resort residences. More
September 09, 2012 -- The Galveston County Small Business Development Center on Thursday hosted The Governor’s Small Business Forum, “Achieving the American Dream of Owning Your Own Business” at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
September 07, 2012 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union in League City has received the North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month award. More
September 07, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host the Step-Up for Education 2 Education Expo and the 2013 Lemonade Day Galveston Kick-Off event for Galveston Independent School District on October 4 at the Historic Hotel Galvez. More
September 07, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday spoke at the 38th Annual Ambrosetti Intelligence on the World, Europe and Italy Forum in Italy. More
September 07, 2012 -- The Port of Galveston has been named a major contributor to North America's cruise industry by the Cruise Lines International Association. More
September 07, 2012 -- The University of St. Thomas will host the Women in Business Forum on September 21 at Chelsea Grill. More
September 07, 2012 -- The Texas Medical Center today announced that Dr. Robert Robbins, professor and chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford, has been named the medical center's new President and CEO. More
September 07, 2012 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region hosted the 2012 Petrochemical Maritime Outlook Conference on Thursday at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
September 06, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today appointed Robert Harvey as its new President and CEO. More
September 05, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at The Children's Center, Inc. and SMART Family Literacy. More
September 05, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds and Executive Director Len Waterworth testified today before the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission. More
September 05, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $1.9 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in HID Global Corporation, which is building a new manufacturing and distribution center in Austin. More
September 05, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that more than $339 million in city contracts have been awarded to certified small, minority, women and disadvantaged business enterprise companies during FY2012. More
September 05, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will announce its new President and CEO during a special media briefing on Thursday. More
September 05, 2012 -- The Oil Council will hold its 2012 Assembly Americas on October 9 and 10 at the Four Seasons hotel in Houston. More
September 04, 2012 -- The United States China Educational, Economic and Cultural Foundation will hold its 3rd Annual Summit on October 6 at the Hilton Americas Downtown Houston. More
September 04, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released a seasonal assessment of resource adequacy, and reports that anticipated electricity supplies will be adequate to serve consumer needs during the fall. More
September 04, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued an alert regarding a Southeast Texas tax scam. More
September 04, 2012 -- The Oil Council, a network for business development in the oil and gas industry, will host its annual conference, the 2012 North American Assembly, on October 9-10 in Houston. More
September 01, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's office will conduct eight free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of September. More
August 31, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently elected Doug Boyd as chair of the board, and named Kevin Anson as vice chair. More
August 31, 2012 -- Prince Oji of Houston has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a health care fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas. More
August 30, 2012 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce has launched its 2013 Leadership Forum Class. More
August 29, 2012 -- The College of the Mainland Process Technology Program has received a $5,000 donation from LyondellBasell. More
August 29, 2012 -- Communities In Schools-Bay Area has received a donation from Esteban's Café and Cantina in League City. More
August 29, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has secured a $69 million agreement with three major United States publishers over electronic book price-fixing allegations. More
August 29, 2012 -- Spirit Airlines on Tuesday announced that it will offer daily nonstop service from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Chicago and Las Vegas beginning on October 4. More
August 28, 2012 -- Bryan Blevins of Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont has been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2013 list. More
August 28, 2012 -- The Santa Fe Texas Education Foundation has been awarded a Youth Literacy grant by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. More
August 28, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to negotiate with Goldshire Developers LLC for an annual contract for the concrete replacement of Lower Level Road at Turning Basin Terminal and for the contract for a new industrial restroom building and associated sanitary sewer lift station and piping system at Wharf Nos. 24 and 25 at Turning Basin Terminal. More
August 28, 2012 -- College of the Mainland will host the Tanger Outlets Job Fair on September 6 in the College Gym. More
August 27, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today named David Morgan as its choice for the position of Deputy Port Director. More
August 27, 2012 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today filed suit against Equistar Chemical, LP on claims that the company's facity in Channelview has violated state air pollution laws. More
August 27, 2012 -- Cornerstone Mortgage Company has announced that Andy Woodside, vice president of the company's North Houston Branch, was named 2011-2012 Loan Officer of the Year by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. More
August 27, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that the Council of Better Business Bureaus has nationally recognized Conn's, Inc., a Beaumont based retailer, as part of the BBB Centennial Honor Roll. More
August 26, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group will meet in Houston and Beaumont this week. More
August 25, 2012 -- IBM experts have presented the City of Houston's IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Report to Mayor Annise Parker, City Council, and community stakeholders. More
August 23, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted Port of Houston Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth at a membership meeting on Wednesday. More
August 23, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group will hold a meeting on August 28 at the Port of Beaumont. More
August 23, 2012 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host its annual "Battle By the Bay" Luncheon on September 7 at the Nessler Center in Texas City. More
August 22, 2012 -- The Provost Umprhey Law Firm today announced that Paul "Chip" Ferguson, a senior equity partner with the firm, has been selected as Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America 2012 in the field of product liability litigation. More
August 22, 2012 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center on Tuesday held a "Signing of the Steel" ceremony near the site of the hospital's $92 million expansion project. More
August 22, 2012 -- Connected Texas, a non-profit organization, on Tuesday announced that a new report shows that a lack of digital literacy is a barrier for Texans who do not have broadband Internet access in their homes. More
August 22, 2012 -- Dr. Emmanuel Nwora of Houston has been arrested on charges of health care fraud. More
August 21, 2012 -- Validas, a Houston Technology Company and Global Think Tank, held the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art 5,725-square foot headquarters in the Sugar Land Town Square on Tuesday. More
August 21, 2012 -- Electric Reliability Council of Texas CEO H.B. "Trip" Doggett today issued a statement in response to a federal court's ruling overturning the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. More
August 21, 2012 -- The 5th Annual Gary Tilton Firefighters Training Fundraiser Gala at the Omni Hotel Saturday August 18 in Katy. More
August 20, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the port’s FY2013 budget. More
August 20, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the 13th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on November 1 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
August 20, 2012 -- Bay Area Houston Magazine Publisher Rick Clapp hosted a Launch Party on August 16 for his new quarterly publication, Bay Area Best Practices, "the number one health and medical resource guide" in the region. More
August 19, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Port Bureau on Saturday honored Jerry Nagel, chair of Rickmers-Linie (America), as the 2012 Maritime Person of the Year. More
August 18, 2012 -- A total of forty-nine physicians at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston have been included in the United States News and World Report Top Doctors list. More
August 18, 2012 -- The Intermodal Association of North America will hold the 2013 Intermodal Expo from November 10 through 12 in Houston. More
August 17, 2012 -- The City of League City on Thursday announced that Studio Movie Grill, a movie-grill business, has made plans to open a location near the Victory Lakes Town Center. More
August 17, 2012 -- Texas A&M International University has partnered with Strategic Marketing Affiliates to manage its domestic United States trademark licensing program. More
August 16, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host a "State of the City" breakfast, featuring a presentation from Fulshear Mayor Tommy Kuykendall, on October 12 at the Irene Stern Community Center in Fulshear. More
August 15, 2012 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has taken action on the Port Authority’s application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit for improvements to the Bayport Ship Channel, and the Port Authority’s formal response to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission Staff Report. More
August 15, 2012 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Shrimp Boil on Saturday at the Nessler Center in Texas City. More
August 15, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at the Fort Bend Family Health Center in Richmond and the Nuance Downtown Studio in Rosenberg. More
August 14, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont will host a banquet on Wednesday to recognize Congressman Ted Poe for his support of the Sabine-Neches Waterway. More
August 14, 2012 -- The Board of Commissioners for the Orange County Navigation and Port District on Monday voted unanimously to approve the FY2013 Operating and Capital Budget for the port and a tax rate to support the budget. More
August 14, 2012 -- Anson Aviation has broken ground on its office and hangar facility at Sugar Land Regional Airport. More
August 14, 2012 -- The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club on Monday released a statement regarding the 5th Circuit Court's ruling on the state's flexible permitting program. More
August 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday released a statement regarding the 5th Circuit Court's ruling on the state's flexible permitting program. More
August 13, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District today announced that the corps has awarded a $4,397,500 contract to Mike Hooks, Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Texas City Channel. More
August 13, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently hosted a "Business Blender" at the Fort Bend Family Health Center. More
August 13, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided advice to parents looking to spend less for school supplies for their children. More
August 10, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that more than 10,000 customers have downloaded it's new Energy Saver app on their smart phones. More
August 10, 2012 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update on Thursday reported the relocation of a Universal Weather from the Hobby Airport area to Bay Area Houston. More
August 10, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will hold its annual Celebration Ball on November 10 at Safari Texas Ranch. More
August 09, 2012 -- The Fourteenth Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court ruling and rendered judgment against Zachry Construction Corporation in a suit the company filed in 2006 against the Port of Houston Authority. More
August 09, 2012 -- The Galveston County Small Business Development Center will present the Governor's Small Business Forum on September 6 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
August 09, 2012 -- Walgreen's recently conducted a national school supply drive with donations going to Communities In Schools-Bay Area through the Kids In Need Foundation. More
August 08, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to be aware of fraudulent debt collectors, who use threatening tactics to convince victims to pay immediately. More
August 08, 2012 -- Renal Ventures Management, a provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, on Tuesday announced that it is expanding its RV CARE program to several clinics in and around Beaumont. More
August 07, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that businesses have until August 17 to take advantage of the "Texas Fresh Start" tax amnesty, which allows businesses to avoid paying penalties and interest on tax reports they failed to file. More
August 06, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today listed several common scams utilizing the upcoming presidential election to obtain personal or financial information. More
August 06, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Kafe Bakery in Richmond. More
August 03, 2012 -- Direct Energy, one of North America's largest energy and energy-related service providers, today announced an initiative that it says could save Texans $1 billion through its pre-paid Power-To-Go retail product. More
August 03, 2012 -- The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission has released its staff review and recommendations regarding the Port of Houston Authority. More
August 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced awards from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to three early stage companies developing technologies in Texas. More
August 03, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Carl Newman has been named the new general manager for George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
August 02, 2012 -- University of Texas Medical Branch President Dr. David Callender has responded to concerns about UTMB’s financial health and rumors of a large round of layoffs in a message to employees. More
August 02, 2012 -- The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission is expected to publicly release its staff review and recommendations regarding the Port of Houston Authority on Friday, August 3. More
August 02, 2012 -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has appointed Patricia A. Vojack as the institute's compliance officer. More
August 02, 2012 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural Patriot Award luncheon honoring local first responders on September 11. More
August 02, 2012 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host its fourth annual "Kick Off by the Creek" event on August 15 at Clear Creek Independent School District's Education Village. More
August 01, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will co-host the 2012 Fort Bend Regional Infrastructure Conference on September 27. More
August 01, 2012 -- Galveston College will host a meeting of the Galveston Welders Networking Group on August 14. More
August 01, 2012 -- Port Corpus Christi today welcomed delegates to the 2012 Texas Ports & Waterways Conference, which takes place today through Friday in Corpus Christi. More
August 01, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has reported that electric demand on Tuesday set a new July record, with a peak usage of 65,790 megawatts. More
July 31, 2012 -- Freeport LNG Expansion, LP today announced that it has signed 20-year liquefaction tolling agreements with Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. More
July 30, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted 6-0-1, with Johnny Smecca abstaining because of a conflict, to seek a construction manager at risk to build the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal at 25th and the Strand, rather than the competitive sealed proposal method that was tried unsuccessfully. More
July 30, 2012 -- Science Applications International Corporation today announced that John Babcock has been selected as a recipient of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Silver Snoopy Award for his contributions as SAIC's senior safety engineer for the International Space Station. More
July 30, 2012 -- Science Applications International Corporation today announced that Mark Markovich, a software safety engineer with the company, was recently given the Space Flight Awareness Honoree Award by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. More
July 30, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued advice concerning the purchase of "wedding insurance" to protect against incidents or damages of items during weddings. More
July 30, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that George Bush Intercontinental Airport will welcome the Lufthansa A380, the largest passenger aircraft in the world, as it makes its arrival at the airport on Wednesday. More
July 30, 2012 -- Dr. Joan Nichols, principal investigator on a project at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston that received a $1.25 National Institutes of Health grant to develop a method of custom-growing human lung tissue to make a three-dimensional model for biomedical studies, visited with Guidry News Service on Friday. More
July 28, 2012 -- Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen spoke to a large crowd in the Davidson Ballroom for the Galveston Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday. More
July 27, 2012 -- The Rosenberg Development Corporation recently hosted more than 200 representatives during its Annual Business Appreciation Reception at the Rosenberg Civic Center. More
July 27, 2012 -- The Seabrook Economic Development Corporation hosted an economic development training seminar on Wednesday. More
July 25, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday provided an update on information for TaxMasters' former clients in Texas and across the country. More
July 24, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted 5-0 to implement a defined contribution retirement benefit plan for eligible port authority employees who were hired on or after August 1, 2012; and then voted 5-0 to maintain the defined benefit pension plan for eligible port authority employees hired on or after August 1, 2007 through July 31, 2012. More
July 24, 2012 -- The Galveston County Tax Office now offers the option of receiving tax statements via electronic mail. More
July 23, 2012 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Tommy P. Beaudreau today announced that BOEM will offer more than 20 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area. More
July 23, 2012 -- The United States Chamber of Commerce will host a "Hiring Our Heroes" career fair for veterans, military personnel, and military spouses on August 7 at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall in Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
July 23, 2012 -- The Rosenberg Development Corporation will hold its annual Business Appreciation Reception on Thursday at the Rosenberg Civic Center. More
July 23, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the 2012-2013 Capital Improvement Program for the port. More
July 23, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It and Forget It" event on September 15 at Kaplan College in Beaumont. More
July 23, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that the city's new Constellation Field baseball stadium has broken attendance records for the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, with an average attendance of 6,751 per game. More
July 23, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host "Rules of the Road", a program to discuss the impact of commercial vessels in area waterways. More
July 23, 2012 -- Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center has announced that Shearn’s Restaurant has signed on to participate in Houston Restaurant Weeks throughout the month of August. More
July 21, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host a "State of the City" luncheon featuring Richmond Mayor Hilmar Moore and City Manager Terri Vela on August 10 at the Fort Bend Country Club. More
July 20, 2012 -- The Eye Clinic of Texas has announced a LASIK discount to military personnel, police and firefighters in and around Galveston and Houston. More
July 19, 2012 -- The Texas annual sales tax holiday weekend will take place from August 17 through 19. More
July 19, 2012 -- Center for Houston’s Future on Wednesday hosted a meeting of healthcare, business, and education communities for a briefing on key findings about the link between education and health. More
July 19, 2012 -- Greenpeace today mounted a satirical billboard near Shell’s Houston headquarters featuring a family of polar bears with the slogan “You can’t run your SUV on cute. Let’s Go.” More
July 19, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold public hearings during the month of August around the Gulf coast to discuss a generic amendment to address federal seafood dealer permits. More
July 18, 2012 -- Houston Fire Department Firefighter EMT Jared Keith has been honored as the Firefighter of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents of Houston. More
July 18, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has posted a release about its network of 31 tidal data collection stations between South Padre Island and the Sabine and Neches Rivers that help keep federal waterways open for navigation. More
July 18, 2012 -- Texas A&M University of Texas at Galveston professor Dr. William Merrell, is the Texas Gulf Coast Region to prepare for a "coming tidal wave" of new business opportunities with the expansion of the Panama Canal. More
July 18, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued a warning to consumers of the business practices of an air duct cleaning company located in Sebastian, Florida that is soliciting Southeast Texas consumers. More
July 18, 2012 -- The Houston Independent School District will accept applications until July 31 to fill 276 teaching positions that will start in the fall. More
July 18, 2012 -- The NASA Human Health and Performance Center at Johnson Space Center has recognized two University of Houston-Clear Lake professors for their contribution to the STELLAR education outreach program. More
July 16, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is warning of a scam that the federal government will help pay electric bills to help curb the high utility costs many Americans are incurring this time of year. More
July 16, 2012 -- The University of Texas System has awarded a $750,000 grant to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston "to foster entrepreneurism, novel research and collaboration with industry". More
July 14, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land reports that its sales tax collections are continuing to grow. More
July 14, 2012 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host a training session by the NASA Johnson Space Center on August 2 at the department's headquarters in Houston. More
July 14, 2012 -- The Women's Hospital of Texas in Houston has appointed a new Chief Nursing Officer, while the West Houston Medical Center has appointed new Chief Nursing and Operating Officers. More
July 13, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has posted a news release regarding CNBC’s 2012 Top States for Business number one rating for the state, and noted that Texas also has maintained the top spot in the infrastructure and transportation category. More
July 13, 2012 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster has been ranked as the top hospital in the Houston region and fourth in the state of Texas by Consumer Reports. More
July 13, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has been awarded first place in Texas in the category of Marketing Campaigns by the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. More
July 13, 2012 -- Communities In Schools-Bay Area recently held a career fair for students at Dunbar Middle School in Dickinson. More
July 13, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Glidden Home Store and Design Center, Cool Tours LLC, Bright Solutions Home Helpers, A B Sea Sales and Rentals, Inc., and Classic Auto Group Galveston. More
July 13, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will introduce the “Out-of-the-Box” Box at their Official Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Wednesday, July 18. The Chamber invites members and community to share their unique ideas for how the chamber can continue to improve their service to the business community More
July 13, 2012 -- Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. announced on Thursday that it has received executed firm financial commitments in aggregate of approximately $3.4 billion to fund the costs of developing, constructing and placing into service the first two liquefaction trains of the Sabine Pass LNG liquefaction project. More
July 13, 2012 -- PortVision, "a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry", today announced that the company’s desktop Automatic Identification System vessel-tracking service is now available in a mobile platform that has been optimized for today’s full-featured smartphones including BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices. More
July 12, 2012 -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that OSHA and BP Products North America Inc. have resolved 409 of the 439 citations issued by the agency in October 2009 for willful violations of OSHA’s process safety management standard at BP’s refinery in Texas City, Texas. More
July 12, 2012 -- BP Products North America Inc. (BP) today announced that it has reached an agreement with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to settle 409 of the 439 remaining citations issued to the BP Texas City Refinery in 2009. More
July 12, 2012 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday discussed ways to work with the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and others to attract cruise ships on port of call visits to Galveston. More
July 12, 2012 -- Houston City Council Member Helena Brown, invited by the Houston Airport System, recently attended a series of meetings in Taiwan, China, and Korea to help increase travel, investments, and jobs to Houston. More
July 11, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today that state sales tax revenue in June was $1.98 billion, up 15.2 percent compared to June 2011. More
July 11, 2012 -- HHP Summit 2012 “Natural Gas for High Horsepower Applications” will be held in Houston September 26-28. More
July 11, 2012 -- Texas has been named America's Top State for Business 2012 by CNBC's sixth-annual study. More
July 10, 2012 -- The University of Houston-Downtown has established the Dr. Yung-Fa Chang Endowment for Student Grants-In-Aid with the Taiwanese entrepreneur's recent $2 million gift. More
July 06, 2012 -- Architecture Center Houston and AIA Houston will present the 2012 Texas Student Biennial Exhibition July 26 through September 7. More
July 06, 2012 -- The Center for Houston's Future recently hosted its LeadershipNEXT seminar, a one day session to provide leadership insights for the 21st Century global economy and one-on-one conversations with Fortune 500 CEOs. More
July 06, 2012 -- The Rosenberg Development Corporation will hold its annual Business Appreciation Reception on July 26 at the Rosenberg Civic Center. More
July 06, 2012 -- Science Applications International Corporation today announced that it has been awarded Star Status under the Voluntary Protection Program by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for SAIC's Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services contract with the Johnson Space Center. More
July 06, 2012 -- Science Applications International Corporation today announced that it has completed its AS9100 Revision C registration, an international standard for aviation, space and defense organizations, for SAIC's Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services contract with the Johnson Space Center. More
July 06, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host the City of Richmond's "State of the City" luncheon, with a presentation by Richmond Mayor Hilmar Moore and City Manager Terri Vela, on August 10. More
July 05, 2012 -- Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Manager Frank Incaprera on Tuesday updated the Board of Commissioners on projects at the Herbert Schmidt Pelican Island Causeway. More
July 04, 2012 -- Two teams of physicists at the Cern laboratory near Geneva are preparing today to announce their latest efforts to discover the Higgs bosun, which has been described as the "God particle". More
July 04, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land and Fluor Enterprises have reached an agreement on a long-term development and land deal. More
July 04, 2012 -- Team Industrial Services will relocate its global headquarters to Sugar Land in December. More
July 03, 2012 -- Spirit Airlines today announced that it will introduce non-stop service from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport beginning September 20. More
July 03, 2012 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber Of Commerce was recently honored at the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Excellence Awards Conference in Bastrop. More
July 03, 2012 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host City of Richmond 2012 on August 13 at Safari Texas Ranch. More
July 03, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's office will conduct 15 free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of July. More
July 03, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded 14 grants totaling nearly $1 million to Texas universities and community colleges for summer youth camps that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math. More
July 02, 2012 -- The International Association of Drilling Contractors today applauded an announcement by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on plans for lease sales of areas on the Outer Continental Shelf for oil exploration and development, but called for the opening of all U.S. waters. More
July 02, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers and businesses to take steps to detect and remove malware that may prevent access to the Internet for infected computers on July 9. More
July 01, 2012 -- Captain Graylin Gant, who announced the launch of NW Gulf Federal Pilots, a new service to provide an alternate source of pilots for vessels operating under United States Flags in the ports of Galveston, Texas City and Lake Charles, Louisiana in May, is advertising for pilots. More
July 01, 2012 -- St. Arnold’s Brewery hosted “Treasures of the Gulf”, a tasting and tour of the brewery to benefit the Houston Maritime Museum on Thursday, June 28. More
June 30, 2012 -- The City of Houston has been named among the top twenty cities for businesses and careers in the nation by Forbes Magazine. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont recently joined in shipping military vehicles returning from the war in Southwest Asia by using barges along inland waterways to Louisiana, where they will be trucked to an Army repair depot near Texarkana. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that the MV COSCO Houston, a new container ship from COSCO Container Lines, is expected to make its first port of call in the United States on Tuesday at the Barbours Cut Container Terminal. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Center for Houston's Future has launched the "My Degree Counts Employer Toolkit", which provides human resource managers support to assist working adults through obstacles when going back to college to get a degree. More
June 27, 2012 -- The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and the Port Arthur International Seafarers Center will present the inaugural Southern Summer Night on Saturday at the Carl Parker Center on Lamar State College - Port Arthur campus. More
June 26, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority has posted a news released on the reappointment of Houston attorney and investment banker Jim Fonteno, Jr. to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. More
June 26, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to award two concurrent two-year contracts to HFP Acoustical Consultants, Inc. for acoustical consulting services and monitoring and maintenance of the sound monitoring system at the Bayport Terminal for a combined amount not to exceed $250,000. More
June 26, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association on Monday announced that Michael Shaffner has been elected to the association's board of directors. More
June 26, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas reported that Texas set a new June record for peak electric demand on Monday, with use during the afternoon averaging at 65,047 megawatts. More
June 25, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a consulting agreement with CH2M Hill relating to a conceptual study for the Homeport Turnaround to accommodate three cruise ships simultaneously at the port, at a cost not to exceed $60,000. More
June 25, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on selecting a storage business for your belongings. More
June 25, 2012 -- Area veteran journalist Mary Alys Cherry has joined Bay Group Media as publisher of Bay Area Houston Magazine. More
June 25, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will honor retiring Texas Medical Center President and CEO Richard Wainerdi at the partnership's luncheon on Tuesday. More
June 22, 2012 -- The Texas Medical Center will host a job fair for veterans on June 28 at the Hornberger Conference Center in Houston. More
June 22, 2012 -- Top Dog Fireworks has announced that firework sales for the Fourth of July holiday begin Sunday, and has reminded customers who purchase fireworks to follow basic safety rules. More
June 22, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that it is monitoring anticipated electric use and available generation with expected high temperatures during the next week. More
June 21, 2012 -- Samir S. Awad, M.D. has been selected as the new Operative Care Line executive of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. More
June 21, 2012 -- San Jacinto College has won awards from the New Mexico American Marketing Association and the New Mexico Advertising Federation for its advertising campaign centered on the slogan "Invent Yourself". More
June 21, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance and Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host a "State of the City" luncheon featuring the Mayor of Rosenberg on July 9 at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond. More
June 20, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance and Workforce Solutions will host a job fair on June 28. More
June 20, 2012 -- The Texas Association of Business today issued a statement on the Institute for a Competitive Workforce's "Leaders and Laggards" report regarding grades for the state's universities and community colleges. More
June 19, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors held a special meeting on Monday to discuss the General Mobility Program that provides 25 percent of the sales tax collected for METRO to the various “constituent partners” in the METRO service areas that use the funds for street and road improvements. More
June 19, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau In Southeast Texas has published an article entitled "Is There Science Behind Scams?" More
June 18, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted 3-2, with Henry Nix and Louis Broussard opposed, to approve a lease with Port of Beaumont Transload Terminal, LLC, a subsidiary of Jefferson Refinery, LLC, for a liquid bulk transload terminal at the port’s Orange County Terminal. More
June 18, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves met in executive session this morning and then voted 5-0 to approve a $15 million settlement with Lexington Insurance Company, York Risk Services Group and attorney Kenneth Cruikshank related to a lawsuit on Hurricane Ike issues. More
June 18, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont today announced that the port has won three awards during the 2012 Communications Awards Program sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities. More
June 18, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that nonstop flights from Houston to Istanbul will begin April 1, 2013 through Turkish Airlines. More
June 18, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today applauded an announcement by Turkish Airlines that the airline will offer nonstop air service between Houston and Istanbul. More
June 16, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at Servpro of West Fort Bend County and Freebirds World Burrito. More
June 14, 2012 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2012 Funfest barbeque cook-off. More
June 14, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard and the Houston Pilots on Wednesday tested a new Vessel Traffic Service back-up site at the Houston Pilots new office in Deer Park. More
June 13, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today launched a new free mobile app to provide consumers real-time updates on the state's electric grid and tips on conserving electricity. More
June 13, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard as a threatened or endangered species is not warranted, a decision made in part due to a conservation plan led by her office. More
June 13, 2012 -- The Seabrook Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors will meet on Thursday to consider an initial draft of the corporation's budget, among other items. More
June 12, 2012 -- Devlyn Davis of Houston on Monday learned he was selected as a finalist in McDonald's Happy Meal Chefs contest and winner of a trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games. More
June 12, 2012 -- The ExxonMobil Future Leaders Summer Youth Program, conducted by the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, will begin on Tuesday at Lamar University. More
June 11, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today discussed a mediated settlement of the port's lawsuit against Lexington Insurance Company in executive session, but took no action on the matter. More
June 11, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today met to hear staff presentations on four topics, including the proposal to deepen and widen the Bayport Ship Channel. More
June 11, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to avoid scams when shopping for Father's Day gifts. More
June 11, 2012 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas named Lamar University Basketball Coach Pat Knight as the 2011 Newsmaker of the Year during the club's 21st Annual Awards Banquet on Friday. More
June 11, 2012 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas on Friday named the winners of the Excellence in Media Awards. More
June 11, 2012 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union recently named its 2012 scholarship recipients. More
June 09, 2012 -- Bay Area Turning Point has received the Winner of Distinction Award from the Better Business Bureau. More
June 09, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program and H-E-B on Tuesday provided free breast cancer screenings to women in Beaumont. More
June 09, 2012 -- The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Bank of America through the bank's Summer Youth Employment Initiative and a $50,000 grant. More
June 09, 2012 -- NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston will host a special event with astronaut Dan Burbank on June 14. More
June 08, 2012 -- The Galveston Wharves Board will hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss and consider a settlement with Lancashire Insurance Company Limited and Allied World Assurance Company in the lawsuit styled Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves v. Lexington Insurance Company. More
June 08, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday to hear three staff presentations and to take action on a defined contribution plan for port authority employees. More
June 07, 2012 -- CoreLogic, a provider of analytics and business services, today released its Storm Surge Report, finding that more than four million homes in the United States are at risk for hurricane storm-surge flooding. More
June 07, 2012 -- BP has donated $15,000 to Collegiate High School at College of the Mainland. More
June 06, 2012 -- The Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $12,007 contract with EyeCam Surveillance, Inc. for a project with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for replacement of security camera equipment that was damaged during Hurricane Ike. More
June 06, 2012 -- Connected Texas hosted its inaugural broadband summit on Tuesday at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine, Texas. More
June 06, 2012 -- The Sugar Land Development Corporation and Sugar Land 4B Corporation recently both received certificates for achievement of economic excellence from the Texas Economic Development Council. More
June 06, 2012 -- The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety has published a report providing details on how states can improve their building code systems to better protect homes from hurricane damage. More
June 05, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced a Texas Enterprise Fund investment that will create more than 100 jobs in Harris County. More
June 05, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union recently presented Appreciated Teacher Awards to five Houston area teachers. More
June 05, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided steps parents can take to prevent their children from exceeding data limits on their cell phones, which can result in increased costs. More
June 05, 2012 -- The Eye Clinic of Texas has advised Houston area residents to take steps for protecting their eyes from ultraviolet rays if working or taking part in outdoor activities. More
June 05, 2012 -- College of the Mainland and the Safety Council of Texas City have partnered to launch the Electrical Skills Training program. More
June 05, 2012 -- The Houston Employee Relief Organization is seeking contributions to a fund that helps the families of municipal employees killed in the line of duty. More
June 04, 2012 -- The City of Missouri City has provided tips for preparing for emergencies, such as events during hurricanes, and a list of informational resources for residents. More
June 04, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for First Victoria National Bank at its new Katy location. More
June 04, 2012 -- Samson Energy Company and NRG recently hosted the opening of Deweyville Park and Playground, which received almost $40,000 in contributions from both companies. More
June 04, 2012 -- The Environmental Defense Fund on Friday announced that several Texas companies, cities and universities have joined in participating in the EDF Climate Corps, a summer fellowship aimed at improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. More
June 03, 2012 -- Megabus.com, a new city-to-city, express bus company has announced its expansion to Texas and the southern United States. More
June 02, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for the 2012 Galveston Island Dog Show-A Bark in the Park and the Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. More
June 02, 2012 -- The Harris County Department of Education's "Connected Learning Initiative" has received a grant from Chevron. More
June 01, 2012 -- Houston attorney and developer Andy Vickery has acquired the Historic Medical Arts Building located on 21st and Mechanic in Downtown Galveston. More
June 01, 2012 -- The National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket on an investigation into the October 29 collision between the Elka Apollon and the MSC Nederland in the Houston Ship Channel. More
June 01, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office will host free taxpayer seminars in June for business owners with questions about state taxes. More
June 01, 2012 -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Charles Bolden on Thursday congratulated Space Exploration Technologies on the successful mission and return of the company's Dragon spacecraft, which performed the first commercial flight to the International Space Station. More
June 01, 2012 -- Greater Houston Partnership Chair Tony Chase has informed members that the Partnership is entering into a new phase following the departure of former president and CEO Jeff Moseley. More
May 31, 2012 -- Connected Texas today released new data showing that broadband Internet service availability in Texas is rising, with more than 97 percent of Texans having access to fixed broadband service. More
May 31, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a $5,793,193, 10-year contract with Trapeze Software Group for an enterprise asset management system. More
May 31, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host an open house on the proposal to deepen and widen the Bayport Channel this evening at the Bayport Administration Building at 12619 Port Road in Seabrook. More
May 31, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green recently participated in an offshore energy tour in the Gulf of Mexico and noted the success of Shell's production and progress toward restoring the Gulf's economy. More
May 31, 2012 -- The Galveston and Corpus Christi Chambers of Commerce and the Coastal Windstorm Insurance Coalition will sponsor the Summer Windstorm Insurance Conference, which takes place on Friday at the Galveston Island Convention Center. 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 -- The Galveston-Texas City Pilots recently held a reception recognizing Captain Jim Coonrod, who has retired after a 38-career piloting ships at ports in Galveston and Texas City. More
May 29, 2012 -- Property Casualty Insurers Association of America today urged residents along the coast to be prepared for the hurricane season, which officially begins on Friday. More
May 29, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on finding a reputable roofing contractor. More
May 29, 2012 -- Space Exploration Technologies today announced it has been contracted by satellite services company Intelsat for use of the Falcon Heavy rocket. More
May 26, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance and Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host a "State of the City" luncheon on July 9 at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond. More
May 26, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at Pecan Park Apartments and the Rosenberg Civic Center. More
May 25, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $1.3 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund into Centene Corporation, which plans to open a claims center in Tyler, Texas. More
May 25, 2012 -- Space Exploration Technologies' Dragon spacecraft successfully berthed with NASA's International Space Station today. More
May 24, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that CEO Jeff Moseley will be stepping down next month to devote the majority of his time to the Opportunity Houston 2.0 campaign. More
May 24, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today released a new report that finds the addition of international service at William P. Hobby Airport by Southwest Airlines would have a positive economic impact for Houston. More
May 24, 2012 -- The Texas House Transportation Committee, chaired by State Representative Larry Philips, held a public hearing on the Panama Canal expansion project in the board room of the Greater Houston Partnership this morning. More
May 24, 2012 -- Houston City Council Member Oliver Pennington today announced his support for an agreement with Southwest Airlines for international flights out of William P. Hobby Airport. More
May 24, 2012 -- Clear Channel Outdoor - Houston will display information and photos of eight missing children on several of its digital billboards on Friday in observance of National Missing Children's Day. More
May 24, 2012 -- Pate Engineers, Inc. today announced that it has changed its name to IDS Engineering Group following an employee buyout of the company's founder. More
May 24, 2012 -- Space Exploration Technologies today announced that its Dragon spacecraft has completed low-orbit tests as part of its mission to visit the International Space Station. More
May 24, 2012 -- NASA's Johnson Space Center has partnered with the Houston Independent School District's Booker T. Washington High School for various science and engineering projects. More
May 24, 2012 -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation's Terminal Facilities and Pipeline group has been awarded the 2012 Platinum Award for Safety by the International Liquid Terminals Association. More
May 24, 2012 -- Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale will be the guest speaker at the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance's Business Luncheon, which will be held on June 8 at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond. More
May 23, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host a public hearing by the Texas House Transportation Committee regarding the state's preparedness for the expansion of the Panama Canal. More
May 23, 2012 -- Houston City Council Member Al Hoang today announced his support of an agreement to finance the expansion of William P. Hobby Airport to include international service. More
May 23, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced her support for international service at William P. Hobby Airport through Southwest Airlines. More
May 23, 2012 -- Seabrook City Council recently visited Johnson Space Center. More
May 22, 2012 -- The Board of Directors of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership has given its support toward initiating international service at Houston’s Hobby Airport. More
May 22, 2012 -- Dr. John Martin, president of Martin Associates, LLC appeared before the Port of Houston Authority Commission today to report on a study that concludes that more than one million Texas workers benefited last year from activity at the port of Houston. More
May 22, 2012 -- Space Exploration Technologies today successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Dragon spacecraft, into orbit on a mission that includes docking with the International Space Station which, if successful, will be the first commercial spacecraft to visit the station. More
May 21, 2012 -- Newly elected Port of Orange Commissioner Barbara Winfree and re-elected Commissioner James A. “Jimmy” Smith were administered Oaths of Office at Monday's meeting of the Orange County Navigation & Port District. More
May 21, 2012 -- Major Marty Maldonado has joined the United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District as the new deputy commander. More
May 21, 2012 -- Suderman Stevedores and the Port of Galveston recently held the first Texas Livestock Summit in Galveston. More
May 21, 2012 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce and Connect Transit will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. for the Victory Lakes Park and Ride in League City. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today to approve a contract with Jimmy Williamson, P.C, to represent the port in making a claim against British Petroleum for economic losses due to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today urged consumers to be aware of scams targeting service members, families and their supporters during Memorial Day. More
May 21, 2012 -- The City of Houston and several area organizations and companies will host the 2012 Career Day Expo on Tuesday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the issuance of $4,765,000 in refunding bonds to refinance revenue bonds issued by the port in 2001. More
May 21, 2012 -- Space Exploration Technologies on Tuesday will make its second attempt to launch its Falcon 9 rocket, carrying its Dragon spacecraft, as part of a test flight that will dock the ship with the International Space Station. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet Tuesday to hear a presentation on the results of the latest study of the port's economic impact. More
May 18, 2012 -- Samson Energy Company volunteers recently assisted the Galveston Bay Foundation and students of Dobie High School in the foundation's "Get Hip to Habitat" program. More
May 18, 2012 -- The Galveston Economic Development Partnership and the University of Texas Medical Branch today hosted 2012 Developer Conference I at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
May 18, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors has adopted a resolution in support of competition in Houston's airport market related to proposed international air service through Southwest Airlines at William P. Hobby Airport. More
May 18, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate has decreased to 6.9 percent as of April. More
May 18, 2012 -- The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship on Thursday announced it has reached its target enrollment and cut off further registrations for its job fair in Houston, which takes places this weekend. More
May 17, 2012 -- The Seabrook Economic Development Corporation will hold a Business Morning Brew event on June 5 at the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department. More
May 16, 2012 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host its Funfest "Run By the Bay" 5k and 10k Run on June 9 in Texas City. More
May 16, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today today announced that Texas increased energy generated by renewable sources by 13 percent in 2011. More
May 14, 2012 -- The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America has published a brochure debunking myths regarding hurricane safety. More
May 14, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips for finding a trustworthy moving company in observance of National Moving Month. More
May 12, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Trustmark Bank. More
May 11, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing, Special Shrimp, and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees from June 5 through 8 at the Gulf Council office in Tampa, Florida. More
May 11, 2012 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union recently unveiled their new mosaic web site in celebration of their 75 anniversary. More
May 11, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremonies for Dr. Detail, GalvestonMac.com, Yoli's Business Solutions, and at Houston Hurricane & Security. More
May 11, 2012 -- The Galveston Economic Development Partnership and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host the 2012 Developer Conference on May 18 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
May 11, 2012 -- Port of Houston Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth spoke to the membership of the Greater Houston Port Bureau on Thursday. More
May 10, 2012 -- Space Exploration Technologies and Bigelow Aerospace today announced a joint marketing effort to offer rides on SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft to carry passengers to Bigelow habitats orbiting the earth. More
May 10, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union has named the finalists in the Appreciated Teacher Award. More
May 10, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently held graduation ceremonies for the Leadership Fort Bend Class of 2012. More
May 10, 2012 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies at Victor's Mexican Grille, the Fort Bend Women's Center Penny Wise Donation Center, and the Richmond Farmers Market. More
May 10, 2012 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office and the Texas Department of Insurance are collaborating on a fraudulent claims initiative. More
May 09, 2012 -- The Galveston Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors on Monday voted to approve several requests for funding of projects through the city’s 4B sales tax proceeds. More
May 09, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $2,687,000 contract to Orion Marine Construction, Inc. for maintenance dredging of the lower reach of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway's channel to Victoria. More
May 09, 2012 -- Lonestar Ecology of Pasadena recently participated in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Environmental Trade Fair and Conference in Austin. More
May 08, 2012 -- The Galveston Police Department will participate in its annual "Cops on Top of Donut Shops" fundraiser event on Thursday at the Shipley's Donuts at 5401 Broadway. More
May 08, 2012 -- Longshoremen, soldiers and civilian employees of the Army's 842nd Transportation Battalion, Surface Deployment Distribution Command, cheered and applauded when the last vehicle out of Iraq touched American soil at the Port of Beaumont May 7. More
May 08, 2012 -- The Hartford announced today that it is making its auto insurance program available through Henry Freudenburg Ins. Agency. Inc. in Galveston. More
May 08, 2012 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority today presented a Pocca's Award to Israel Garcia, senior maintenance employee, for his community service efforts. More
May 08, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Monday reached a settlement with Abbott Laboratories. More
May 07, 2012 -- James Hollis, director of Transportation at Connect Transit reports that the first week of service for the Victory Lakes Park and Ride was considered a success with an average of 250 trips a day. More
May 07, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today was the guest of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership in a meeting with regional leaders at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Atlantis Ballroom. More
May 07, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce and the University of Texas Medical Branch will host the Fifth Annual Conference Celebrating Women, Mind, Body & Spirit, on May 17 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
May 07, 2012 -- Dr. William Merrell of Texas A&M University at Galveston, who weathered Hurricane Ike in the 1870 Merchants Mutual Insurance Building in the Strand Historic District where he conceived the Ike Dike, visited with Guidry News Service about storm surge protection. More
May 05, 2012 -- Architecture Center Houston will host the AIA Houston 2011 Artist of the Year Exhibition from June 14 through July 13. More
May 04, 2012 -- Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale will be the guest speaker at the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance's Business Luncheon, which will be held on June 8 at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond. More
May 04, 2012 -- The Galveston Economic Development Partnership will host the 2012 Developer Conference on May 18 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis. More
May 04, 2012 -- The United States State Department today announced that it has received a new application from TransCanada Corporation for a proposed pipeline to run from the Canadian border to connect to an existing pipeline in Steele City, Nebraska. More
May 04, 2012 -- The Skills Australia Needs job fair will come to Houston on May 19-20, with several Australian companies gathering to encourage Texas workers to emigrate to jobs available in Australia. More
May 03, 2012 -- FASTSIGNS of Clear Lake will be featured on Friday's episode of the television series "Undercover Boss" on CBS. More
May 02, 2012 -- Children across Galveston Island will participate in the "Best Tasting Lemonade" contest on Saturday and Lemonade Day Galveston on Sunday. More
May 02, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership’s Business Issues Committee voted unanimously to support expanding William P. Hobby Airport for international airline service purposes. More
May 01, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District reports that the Houston Ship Channel will be closed from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. so that approximately 150 feet of submerged pipeline can be removed. More
May 01, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that more than 350 vehicles were served and more than 39,000 pounds of documents shredded during the "Shred It & Forget It" event on April 21. More
May 01, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy report for the summer, stating that calls for conservation are expected due to "tight" energy reserves. More
April 30, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves heard a presentation from attorneys Tim Beeton and Jimmy Williamson regarding claims related to the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill two years ago. More
April 30, 2012 -- Connected Texas, in partnership with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Intel, last week announced the launch of the Every Community Online program, which will offer free computer and Internet training. More
April 30, 2012 -- The Executive Service Corps of Houston has announced that it will receive the first Group Lifetime Achievement Award from Volunteer Houston during a presentation on May 10. More
April 30, 2012 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Marketing Manager Barbara Cutsinger reports in her latest Business Development Update that pre-leasing has begun for Clear Lake Regional Medical Pavilion, a three-story, Class A, 60,000 square foot professional building at North Texas Avenue and Medical Center Boulevard on the campus of Webster’s Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. More
April 30, 2012 -- The Offshore Technology Conference, a four-day meeting expected to attract 65,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibiting companies representing more than 110 countries, opened today at Reliant Center in Houston. More
April 27, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today joined online retailer Amazon.com, Inc. in announcing an agreement through which Amazon will create at least 2,500 new jobs in Texas and will resolve sales tax issues between the company and the state. More
April 27, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, in partnership with various bay area organizations, will host the 2012 Refresh Leadership Simulcast event on May 16 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. More
April 27, 2012 -- The Port of Brownsville will host a dedication ceremony on Monday for the International Seafarer Center. More
April 27, 2012 -- The IBC Network Foundation will issue funding for research of Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) on April 30th at 10:30 at the Mays Clinic, in Houston Texas. All are welcome to attend. More
April 26, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support most of the proposed amendments to the City Charter in the May 12 election. More
April 26, 2012 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples will serve as keynote speaker at the Texas Broadband Summit on June 5 in Dallas. More
April 26, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual "Fighting for Business" membership recruitment program, with the 2012 champion to be announced on May 31. More
April 26, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Wednesday announced that, due to the state's improving unemployment rate, that Texas is no longer eligible for federally funded extended benefits that paid up to an additional 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits. More
April 26, 2012 -- Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen recently delivered his "State of the City" address. More
April 25, 2012 -- Lights Out Houston will take place on Thursday throughout the Greater Houston Region as part of the City of Houston's Earth Day 2012 celebration. More
April 25, 2012 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host the inaugural League City Home and Garden Show on Saturday at the city's civic center. More
April 24, 2012 -- The Provost Umphrey Law Firm today announced that 28 former National Football League players are filing suit in Houston claiming that the NFL purposefully attempted to hide a link between concussions and permanent brain injury. More
April 24, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to elevate Colonel Leonard Waterworth from interim executive director to the permanent position of executive director. More
April 24, 2012 -- The United States Justice Department today announced that Kurt Mix of Katy, a former engineer for BP, has been arrested on criminal charges of intentionally destroying evidence requested by federal criminal authorities in relation to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident in 2010. More
April 24, 2012 -- The Houston Hurricane Business Recovery Center will host its annual no-cost seminar on hurricane readiness for small businesses on Thursday, May 3 at the San Luis Resort and Conference Center on Galveston Island. More
April 23, 2012 -- CITGO Pipeline Company in Houston has received the 2011 Safety Performance Award and the 2011 Environmental Performance Award from the American Petroleum Institute. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Security 1 Lending. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today named the finalists for its 2012 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, President of Mexico, on Wednesday. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a contract to Bo-Mac Contractors, Inc. for emergency demolition of a transit shed and portion of the dock at Wharf No. 4 for safety reasons. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host Rice University sociology professor Dr. Stephen Klineberg on Tuesday to give a presentation on the results of this year's Kinder Houston Area Survey. More
April 22, 2012 -- The Ocean Star Offshore Museum held a special reception in Galveston on Friday to kick off its 15th anniversary celebration including a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new exhibit and a donation of $10,000 provided by the Outer Continental Shelf Advisory Board. More
April 22, 2012 -- Houston Independent School District is seeking a refund from a hamburger patty vendor. More
April 21, 2012 -- There was a large turnout on Friday for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jennie Sealy Hospital at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. More
April 20, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that Texas employers added 10,900 jobs in March, making it the 20th consecutive month of growth in the state's total non-farm employment. More
April 20, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It and Forget It" event on Saturday at Central Mall in Port Arthur. More
April 20, 2012 -- Congressman Pete Olson today gave his annual Congressional Update to members of the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance at Sugar Creek Country Club in Sugar Land. More
April 20, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded a $176,900,000 aircraft maintenance and support contract to DynCorp International, LLC of Fort Worth, Texas. More
April 20, 2012 -- Accounting firms Null-Lairson and Whitley Penn today announced an agreement to merge effective May 1. More
April 19, 2012 -- The Port Manatee Port Authority in Florida today approved a $13 million contract with American Bridge Company for an extension of Berth 12 and construction of a 10-acre container yard. More
April 19, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies at H&R Block, Health Matters Chiropractic and Chopin Mon Ami, Inc. 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 19, 2012 -- Victory Healthcare has named Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames as CEO of Victory Medical Center Beaumont, which is currently under construction. More
April 19, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors recently met to discuss the need for adequate electric generation resources. More
April 18, 2012 -- The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council today announced that $60 million in early restoration projects will soon begin along the Gulf Coast in efforts to mitigate damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
April 18, 2012 -- Galveston City Council, Galveston County Commissioners Court, and the Galveston College Board of Regents have each called special meetings to consider a settlement agreement with Thames Shipyard and Repair Company regarding the valuation of a dry dock purchased by Thames Shipyard in 2003. More
April 17, 2012 -- Cheniere Energy Partners, LP on Monday announced that its subsidiaries, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC and Sabine Pass LNG, LP, have received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build liquefaction and export facilities for natural gas at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana. More
April 16, 2012 -- Suderman Stevedores and the Port of Galveston will host the first Texas Livestock Summit on May 3 at the San Luis Hotel in Galveston. More
April 16, 2012 -- Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related service providers which recently announced its corporate relocation from Toronto to Houston, will hold a job fair on Wednesday at the Renaissance Hotel. More
April 16, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will present Blue Bell Creameries with the Texas Manufacturing Star Award on Wednesday at Blue Bell's tour center in Brenham. More
April 16, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it will be graduating its first class of students in a new leadership development program formed in partnership with the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business. More
April 16, 2012 -- Express Employment Professionals in Friendswood was recently named a finalist among "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" by Staffing Industry Review. More
April 13, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its annual State of the City Address by Mayor Annise Parker on Thursday. More
April 13, 2012 -- Wells Fargo Bank will present the Wells Fargo stagecoach for an appearance on May 11 at the Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center in Beaumont in celebration of National Tourism Week. More
April 13, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that a commercial external platform developed by NanoRacks, LLC will be used outside the International Space Station to allow researchers to expose experiments to weightlessness and vacuum in space. More
April 12, 2012 -- The Texas Credit Union League will host its 78th Annual Meeting and Convention at the Galveston Convention Center, April 18-20. More
April 12, 2012 -- The Seabrook Economic Development Corporation will meet tonight to consider a budget amendment to increase funding for the Waterfront Drive Improvement Project, and other items. More
April 12, 2012 -- Veteran Energy in Houston has partnered with the Lone Survivor Foundation through the company's "Power to Give Back" program. More
April 12, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau has reported the results of its latest Grocery Price Watch survey. More
April 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday spoke at the groundbreaking for CGI Group Inc.’s United States onshore delivery center in Belton, in which the Texas Enterprise Fund invested. More
April 12, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct several business opportunity information meetings around the state during the month of April. More
April 12, 2012 -- Mecum Auctions will hold its Houston car auction on Friday and Saturday at Reliant Center; The Mecum Challenge for Houston Independent School District will also take place on Friday at Reliant Center. More
April 11, 2012 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar on School Finance on Friday at the Fort Bend Independent School District Annex Building in Sugar Land. More
April 11, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today greeted Direct Energy representatives as they jointly announced approximately 200 new jobs are being created as part of the company’s decision to relocate its head office from Toronto to Houston. More
April 11, 2012 -- Express Employment Professionals of Friendswood, in partnership with various Houston Bay Area organizations, will host the 2012 Refresh Leadership Simulcast event on May 16 at University of Houston-Clear Lake. More
April 11, 2012 -- Samson Energy Company employees recently participated in the Second Annual "Marsh Madness" event at the McFaddin Wildlife Refuge. More
April 09, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will host a press conference in Houston on Wednesday to announce the proposed Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act. More
April 09, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on spending money from tax refunds. More
April 09, 2012 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today released a report on county employment and wages in Texas for the third quarter of 2011. More
April 09, 2012 -- The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum in Galveston will celebrate its 15th anniversary on April 27, 2012. More
April 09, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host a free lecture on April 17 regarding maritime safety both before and after the sinking of the Titanic. More
April 05, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve the design of the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal that has previously been approved by Galveston Historical Foundation and the Galveston Landmark Commission. More
April 05, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a $42,155 contract to Sol Engineering, LLC for environmental services associated with the Texas City Navigation Channel. More
April 05, 2012 -- Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour today spoke at a gathering of harbor pilots from states along the Gulf of Mexico, calling for increased investment in waterways infrastructure and a national strategic policy to prepare ports for increased cargo and container volume anticipated following the expansion of the Panama Canal. More
April 05, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission in a special meeting on Wednesday voted unanimously to award a purchase order to repair a fire boat that was damaged in March and also voted to move forward on a change from a defined benefits pension plan to a defined contribution plan. 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 04, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Tuesday provided tips on household savings in observance of National Financial Literacy Month. More
April 04, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city has awarded a $500 million, three-year contract to Reliant Energy to provide electricity to city facilities. More
April 04, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, today announced the award of a $9,478,905 contract to Mike Hooks, Inc. for maintenance dredging of the upper reaches of the Houston Ship Channel between Greens and Sims bayous. More
April 04, 2012 -- The National Communication Association has published a study that finds college students who frequently text message during class have difficulty staying attentive to lectures and risk having poor learning outcomes. More
April 03, 2012 -- The Texas A&M University System has completed negotiations for a renewal contract with Medco Health Solutions Inc., which will be effective September 1. More
April 03, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's office will conduct sixteen free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of April. 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
April 02, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves held a special meeting this morning to authorize Port Director Michael Mierzwa to enter into a contract with a provider of electricity for the port. More
April 02, 2012 -- The Center for Houston's Future will host a press conference tonight with Houston Mayor Annise Parker to launch its "My Degree Counts" campaign to increase the region's two and four-year college graduation rate. More
April 02, 2012 -- San Jacinto College recently received a $616,865 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to provide United States Coast Guard approved mariner training for nine area companies. More
March 31, 2012 -- The 56th Annual Sylvan Beach Day Festival, sponsored by the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce, will be held on April 28 at Sylvan Beach Park on Galveston Bay. More
March 31, 2012 -- The Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament benefiting Communities In Schools-Bay Area and sponsored by Barrios Technology will be held on April 16 at Bay Oaks Country Club. More
March 30, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday released a statement regarding Houston-based TaxMasters, Inc. More
March 30, 2012 -- Eight Clear Creek Independent School District students from Seabrook Intermediate will participate in the Business Professionals of America national competition from April 25 through 29 in Chicago, Illinois. More
March 30, 2012 -- Samson Energy Company on Wednesday presented a check to the Anuhuac Area Chamber of Commerce and a local business owner to fund a community sidewalk. More
March 30, 2012 -- The Dickinson Economic Development Corporation is accepting applications for two vacant positions on the corporation's board of directors. More
March 30, 2012 -- Rice University today announced that it has partnered with IBM to build the first IBM "Blue Gene" supercomputer in Texas. More
March 29, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday spoke about lean, finely textured beef during a tour of Beef Products Inc.'s facility in Nebraska. More
March 29, 2012 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Lone Star College System Chancellor Dr. Richard Carpenter on Thursday signed two memorandums of understanding in Brazil. More
March 29, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidates forum for the May 12 municipal election in Galveston. More
March 29, 2012 -- The United States Department of Commerce has invested $1 million to support a manufacturing center in southeast Texas. More
March 28, 2012 -- The Galveston County Apartment Association has issued a statement that the market study of the City of Galveston, authorized by McCormack, Baron, Salazar, presented to the Galveston Housing Authority grossly over estimates Galveston’s housing demand. More
March 28, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted its Annual State of the Economy luncheon on Tuesday at the Gilruth Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. More
March 28, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of the Houston Arts Alliance's "Working the Port" project. More
March 28, 2012 -- Mike Mitchum, president and Chief Operating Officers of ODIN, Ltd., a specialist company in heavy industrial demolition, recently spoke to the Texas A&M Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers regarding proposed requirements that builders include plans for eventual demolition of buildings prior to their construction. More
March 28, 2012 -- Samson Energy Company, LLC will host an informational session this evening in Crystal Beach to discuss the company's 3D Seismic Survey being conducted in the area. More
March 27, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday announced that it has extended an agreement with National Space Biomedical Research Institute for five years, at a cost of $120 million, to continue biomedical research in support of long-term human presence in space. More
March 26, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve two items regarding the development of a Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal at 25th Street and The Strand, including a revised letter of intent between the port and the City of Galveston subject to the port’s final acquisition of the property located at 2414-2418 Strand; and a ground lease agreement with the city for development of the terminal, subject to final acquisition of the property. More
March 26, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on selecting a moving company and avoiding scams. More
March 26, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today signed a memorandum of understanding with Gilberto Kassab, mayor of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to develop productive relations in different fields of mutual interest. More
March 26, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a port consulting engineering contract to Lanier and Associates Consulting Engineers. More
March 26, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently named Moody Gardens as the "Large Business of the Year" during the chamber's 166th annual meeting. More
March 23, 2012 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker will lead a local business delegation trip to Brazil. More
March 23, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the University of Texas Medical Branch's Comprehensive Maternity Center. More
March 23, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host "Shred It & Forget It", a service offering free shredding of unwanted personal documents, on April 21 at Central Mall in Port Arthur. More
March 22, 2012 -- NASA has selected four Texas companies to perform architecture and engineering services at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. 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 22, 2012 -- Reliant Energy today announced that customers in Texas will be the first to receive electricity via the "Green Button" initiative, a "White House-inspired, industry-led initiative" to provide electricity use data to consumers electronically in a "simple, easy-to-understand format". More
March 22, 2012 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to participate in the "Clean It Like You Mean It!" on March 31 to clean at the Texas City Hurricane Protection Levee, one of the clean up sites in the Annual River, Lakes, Bays 'N Bayous Trash Bash. More
March 22, 2012 -- Galveston Island's Park Board of Trustees has revamped its beach concessionaire policy. More
March 21, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Trinity Episcopal School, Emerald by the Sea, Pho 20 Vietnamese Restaurant, and The Parent Liaison Room. More
March 21, 2012 -- San Jacinto College will host the sixth annual International Business and Logistics Conference on April 5 at the Slovacek Student Center on the North Campus. More
March 21, 2012 -- Connected Texas on Tuesday released a report regarding mobile broadband adoption and use across the state. More
March 21, 2012 -- Samson Energy Company on Tuesday presented Galveston County and the Bolivar Chamber of Commerce a $20,000 donation to fund the new Jane Long Memorial to be built on the Bolivar Peninsula. More
March 21, 2012 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host the Home and Garden Show on April 28 in the Johnny Arolfo Civic Center. More
March 20, 2012 -- The Port of Galveston Police Department is investigating the death of a member of the International Longshoremen's Association whose body was discovered in a port restroom this morning. More
March 19, 2012 -- Katy Mills shopping center will host the Katy Crawfish Festival on March 30 through April 1. More
March 16, 2012 -- United States Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk spent Friday in Houston on a mission “to highlight the vast economic opportunities available to Texas through international trade and commerce and to reinforce the significance of the Port of Houston and the Houston Ship Channel to the local, state and national economies”. More
March 16, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum on Thursday hosted a Siting Ceremony for its new home at the Port of Houston Authority’s Sam Houston Pavilion. More
March 16, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that COSCO Container Lines Americas, Inc. plans to launch a container liner service connecting China and Houston via the Panama Canal. More
March 15, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today set a tax amnesty for June 12 through August 17 for businesses to clear their tax records without penalty. More
March 15, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has reported that weather forecasts for this evening and tomorrow as favorable, with fog conditions clear and traffic in ports throughout the region moving. More
March 14, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reports that the state has received the top ranking for government spending transparency from the United States Public Interest Research Group. More
March 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday released a statement after touring the Electric Reliability Council of Texas facility. More
March 14, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk on Friday to speak at the partnership's "Thought Leader" Series luncheon. More
March 14, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has provided an update on fog conditions along ports in the Gulf Coast region. More
March 14, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority has responded to a report by Harris County Purchasing Agent Kelly Johnson that was critical of the port’s purchasing practices. More
March 13, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, working jointly with General Motors, is developing a robotic glove that astronauts and autoworkers can wear to improve job performance and reduce the risk of repetitive stress injuries. More
March 13, 2012 -- Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Director of Marketing Farrah Gandhi recently participated in the 13th annual Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence Conference. More
March 13, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday provided tips on hiring contractors for home improvements. More
March 09, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Apple plans to invest $304 million in the creation of a new business campus in Austin, which will create more than 3,600 new jobs. More
March 09, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has set a new wind record. More
March 08, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he is sponsoring a job fair on March 21 at the Houston Community College Sienna Plantation Campus in Missouri City. More
March 08, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today spoke before the Congressional Committee on the Budget regarding his priorities for the FY2013 federal budget, including funding for the dredging of the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 07, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Comcast SportsNet Houston plans to develop a studio and production facility in the Houston Pavilions complex in downtown Houston. More
March 07, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will serve as master of ceremonies for the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement annual awards banquet on April 27. More
March 07, 2012 -- The High School Summer Job Fair will take place on March 29 at Ball High School in Galveston. More
March 06, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau, in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, is offering a tip every day on the latest consumer topics. 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 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has selected the Brattle Group, Inc. to conduct a resource adequacy study. More
March 02, 2012 -- The Texas A&M University System has issued three Requests for Proposals for building maintenance, landscaping services, and custodial services. More
March 02, 2012 -- ODIN, LTD. recently received the 2011 "Contractor of the Year" award from MeadWestvaco for the company's safety program. More
March 02, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership held a news conference to celebrate the choice of the region by Site Selection magazine as the best metro area in the nation for corporate location and expansion activity. More
March 02, 2012 -- Stibbs & Co., PC recently announced that Courtney Bryan has joined the firm as an associate attorney. More
March 01, 2012 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host "Notes from the Capital", with Congressman Pete Olson as speaker on April 2 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. More
March 01, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today warned taxpayers to beware of fraudulent emails appearing to come from the Internal Revenue Service, which could lead to identity theft and theft of income tax refunds. More
March 01, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its preliminary summer assessment. More
February 29, 2012 -- There was a large turnout for Galveston’s 7th Annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
February 28, 2012 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors has announced its support of three recommendations of the City of League City's Charter Review Advisory Committee recently presented to city council. More
February 28, 2012 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union recently hosted their 75th Annual Meeting and Expo at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center in Texas City. More
February 28, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted 6-0-1, with Steve Phelps recusing himself, to award a professional services contract for the rehabilitation of wharves 1 and 2 at Barbours Cut Terminal to Jacobs Engineering Group. More
February 27, 2012 -- The Clear View Education Center thanks those in League City who participated in the center's cap and gown donation drive. More
February 27, 2012 -- A luau fundraiser for The Seamen Center of Texas City will take place on July 28 at the Doyle Center in Texas City. More
February 27, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to be aware of counterfeit luxury items being sold online. More
February 27, 2012 -- AT&T has donated more than 2.5 acres of property, including a two-story building and three-level parking garage, to the City of Pasadena. More
February 27, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a six month development agreement with Transglobal Solutions and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners for a transload facility for bulk and/or general cargoes on the port’s property in Orange County. More
February 24, 2012 -- The Texas A&M University System has released the first of four Requests for Proposals to outsource various support services at the system's flagship campus. More
February 24, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted 6-0-1, with Benjamin Holland abstaining, to compensate former port director Steve Cernak at a rate of $210 per hour plus expenses for consultation services (Correct). More
February 24, 2012 -- The City of Missouri City recently presented Clean Restaurant Awards to 32 restaurants in the city. More
February 24, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association today announced the election of James Black as chair of the association's board of directors. More
February 23, 2012 -- Galveston County Economic Alliance President Don Gartman presented his annual report to his board of directors this morning in Texas City. More
February 23, 2012 -- The Seabrook Economic Development Corporation recently held its first Business Morning Brew for members of the business community. More
February 22, 2012 -- H-E-B is accepting entries through March 29 for its "Slim Down Showdown" contest. More
February 22, 2012 -- Cook Ford will hold a "Drive One 4 UR School" event on March 6 at Texas City High School to raise funds for the Texas City Independent School District Foundation for the Future. More
February 21, 2012 -- The City of Galveston today encouraged job seekers to attend the Seventh Annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair, which will be held February 28 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
February 20, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Jamaica Foundation of Houston; The foundation will host the Ja-Ga Reggae Festival from April 13 to 15 in downtown Galveston. More
February 20, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided advice for avoiding automobile repair scams. More
February 20, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Style Co. More
February 20, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host its Second Annual Membership Benefits Expo on March 1 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
February 17, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program and the TOTAL Port Arthur Refinery provided free mammograms to medically underserved women on Thursday in Beaumont. 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 16, 2012 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett delivered his fifth State of the County Address to the Greater Houston Partnership on Wednesday. More
February 16, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System on Wednesday announced the formation of the Texas Commercial Airports Association. More
February 15, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is sponsoring a regional essay contest for students in grades 6-8. 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 -- The new railroad bridge alongside the new Galveston Causeway was put into place on Tuesday. More
February 15, 2012 -- Port of Galveston Director Steve Cernak, who is leaving to become chief executive/port director for Port Everglades in Florida, visited with Guidry News Service after the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves named Michael Mierzwa as the new port director. More
February 15, 2012 -- The Center for Houston's Future has released its 2012 Community Indicators Report. More
February 15, 2012 -- The Women in Aviation International Houston Chapter will present Mary Helen Foster on Sunday at the Houston Airport System Administration Facility. More
February 14, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to promote Deputy Port Director Michael Mierzwa to the position of permanent port director with an annual salary of $220,000. More
February 13, 2012 -- Veteran Energy recently announced that it has formed an affiliate partnership with "The Mission Continues", a veteran-support organization. More
February 13, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting entries for its 15th annual Torch Award for Marketplace Trust. More
February 13, 2012 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett will present the 2012 State of the County Address on Wednesday during the Greater Houston Partnership's annual luncheon. More
February 10, 2012 -- San Jacinto College will host the Symposium on Gerontology-Geriatrics Awareness and Education on February 24 in the Fine Arts Center of the college's North Campus. More
February 10, 2012 -- Scott & White Healthcare recently held a "topping out" ceremony for its new acute care hospital under construction in College Station, which is expected to be complete in the summer of 2013. More
February 10, 2012 -- About two dozen concerned homeowners attended the Clear Lake City Water Authority Board meeting on Thursday with complaints about violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act. More
February 09, 2012 -- The Center for Houston's Future will release its study on key sustainability and competiveness factors for the greater Houston region during its 2012 Indicators Symposium, which takes place on Friday at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
February 08, 2012 -- The 2012 State of the Community Luncheon, which took place on Wednesday in League City, highlighted the "Leaders Make Readers" program. More
February 08, 2012 -- Executive Service Corps of Houston has partnered with the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business Management Information Systems to provide free business solutions to nonprofits. More
February 08, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that state sales tax revenues in January totaled $2 billion, which reflects an increase of 9.5 percent compared to January 2011. More
February 08, 2012 -- Astrium North America will hand over a gravitational research centrifuge to NanoRacks LLC for use on NASA's International Space Station on February 14 at Astrium's Houston facility. More
February 06, 2012 -- The Outpatient Diagnostic Center in Beaumont has celebrated its official grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony, held by the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce. More
February 06, 2012 -- Associated Management, Inc. has hosted an open house for its Riverstone HOA management office in Missouri City. More
February 06, 2012 -- The Outpatient Diagnostic Center recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new imaging facility in Beaumont. More
February 06, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to track their credit and bank accounts and to be aware of "authorization holds" some businesses, such as restaurants and hotels, place on credit and debit cards. More
February 03, 2012 -- The La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce will host its annual "Casino Night by the Bay" fundraiser on February 17 at the Barbour's Cut Cruise Terminal. More
February 02, 2012 -- College of the Mainland will host its Career and University Transfer Expo on March 8 in the college's Gymnasium. More
February 01, 2012 -- The Manatee County Port Authority recently approved the extension of a berth and construction of the South Port Container Terminal. More
February 01, 2012 -- The United States Department of Energy on Tuesday announced that SH Coatings, a business in Dallas, is one of 14 companies competing in the "America's Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge", a competition using technologies from the Department of Energy's laboratories to develop new products and businesses. More
February 01, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state will invest $1.2 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in Continental Automotive Systems, Inc., which is relocating production of its sensors and actuators to its plant in Seguin. More
February 01, 2012 -- The Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts will conduct five free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of February. 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 31, 2012 -- The 7th Annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair will take place on February 28 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
January 31, 2012 -- NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston on Tuesday announced the retirement of astronaut Shannon Lucid. More
January 31, 2012 -- The Fourth Annual Harris County International Trade & Transportation Conference was held today in Houston. More
January 31, 2012 -- The Galleria Chamber of Commerce today named six new members that were recently inducted into the chamber's board of directors. More
January 31, 2012 -- The Texas Rice Council will host its 61st annual meeting on February 9 in El Campo. More
January 30, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast. More
January 30, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted to appoint Mike Mierzwa as acting port director. More
January 30, 2012 -- Tilman J. Fertitta today held a news conference at Landry’s corporate office in Houston to unveil plans for the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. More
January 30, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association today announced the results of its 2012 election for the association's board of directors, including the selection of Tim Haas as chair of the board. More
January 30, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined a group of senators in announcing that they will introduce legislation to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline project following the denial of the permit by the Obama Administration. More
January 30, 2012 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert on February 10 for the 2012 State of the County Address. More
January 30, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers of a scam with callers claiming to be associated with the Better Business Bureau offering to remove a virus from their computer. More
January 30, 2012 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today appointed Leonard D. Waterworth as interim executive director of the Port Authority. More
January 29, 2012 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has scheduled a special meeting for Monday morning to consider hiring Leonard Waterworth as Interim Executive Director and to begin the process of hiring a permanent CEO. 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 -- The Center for Houston's Future on Friday has installed James Calaway, President of Calaway Interests as board chairman and also installed five new board members. More
January 27, 2012 -- NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston on Friday announced that astronaut Jerry Ross has retired. More
January 27, 2012 -- Science Applications International Corporation recently presented special awards to winners of the Clear Creek Independent School District Science Fair. More
January 27, 2012 -- Johnson Space Center Director Mike Coats recently recognized Dennis Pate, a senior assessment specialist with Science Applications International Corporation, for his contributions to human space flight. More
January 27, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land on Thursday announced that a recently-completed taxilane project at Sugar Land Regional Airport will provide approximately $700,000 a year in revenues through facility leases and fuel sales. More
January 27, 2012 -- The NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston has awarded an extension to the agency's Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services Contract with Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego. More
January 27, 2012 -- The Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities and the Accessibility Professionals Association recently announced the winners of the 2011 Accessibility Awards. More
January 26, 2012 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that an increased number of hotel rooms are the immediate objective in the George R. Brown Convention Center 2025 Master Plan, which also calls for an expanded convention district with more retail and residential development. More
January 26, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas recently provided tips from the Internal Revenue Service for those filing taxes this year. More
January 26, 2012 -- The Texas A&M University System reports that its economic impact locally is estimated at $3.7 billion for 2011, up $1.7 billion for the decade. More
January 24, 2012 -- The Port of Galveston will welcome the M/V Balmoral of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines on its maiden call to Galveston on Wednesday. More
January 24, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve a demolition and redevelopment plan for several “unproductive and obsolete” properties located on the Houston Ship Channel or near the Turning Basin. More
January 23, 2012 -- Houston Community College is currently accepting applications to the April 2012 class of its Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program; The deadline is February 17. More
January 23, 2012 -- Harris "Shrub" Kempner, president of Kempner Capital Management, gave his annual speech to the Rotary Club of Galveston Island on January 3. More
January 23, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve property insurance for the port for the next year, with total premiums of $501,681. More
January 23, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $500,000 through the Texas Enterprise Fund into The Advisory Board Company, for an expansion of services at its Austin-based Crimson division. More
January 23, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Airport System today attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new south concourse for Terminal B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
January 22, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership presented its Quasar Award to United States Senator John Cornyn at its annual meeting on Friday. More
January 20, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership installed Tony Chase as its new chairman at the organization's Annual Meeting on Thursday. More
January 20, 2012 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission, the council of governments for Hardin, Jefferson and Orange counties, held its annual meeting on Wednesday. More
January 20, 2012 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in Houston recently selected NASA Johnson Space Center Director Michael L. Coats to receive the 2012 National Space Trophy. More
January 20, 2012 -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of the next spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station on January 25 and January 27. More
January 19, 2012 -- Port of Galveston Director Steve Cernak has confirmed to Guidry News Service that he has been offered the position of Chief Executive/Port Director for Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More
January 19, 2012 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski and University of Texas Medical Branch President Dr. David Callender hosted a meeting of interested stakeholders in the greater Downtown/UTMB corridor at Galveston City Hall on Wednesday. More
January 19, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors on Wednesday endorsed a $275 million transmission project in the Brownsville area, and elected Craven Crowell as chair of the board. More
January 18, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors on Tuesday elected Craven Crowell as chair and Judy Walsh as vice-chair. More
January 18, 2012 -- NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will give the Space Shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer to the Seattle Museum of Flight during a ceremony on Thursday. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Houston Ship Channel Security District is requesting proposals from maritime security consultants and strategic planning firms to develop and implement the district's multi-year strategic plan for the Houston Ship Channel. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host its annual meeting on Thursday, with Anthony Chase to be installed as chair of the organization. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at AMOCO Federal Credit Union and H&R Block. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Monday released its annual transmission report, noting that nearly $8.7 billion in transmission improvements are planned to take place in the next five years. More
January 16, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to avoid vacation scams. More
January 16, 2012 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Services is seeking comments on a proposed rule to revise gag and red grouper recreational accountability measures. More
January 16, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Thursday provided tips for consumers selling or buying gold, silver or platinum items. More
January 14, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office Adopt A Beach Program hosted the 2012 Marine Debris Summit at Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston on Friday. 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 -- The 2012 South West International Boat Show will be held at South Shore Harbour Marina, and will be partnered by GEICO and Sail America. More
January 13, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce recently presented the 2012 Athena Award to Mary Poole during a membership lunch. More
January 13, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting held today, voted to move forward with steps in the acquisition, development and operation of an intermodal transportation terminal adjacent to the Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage, including the execution of a purchase and sale agreement with 2418 Strand Corp., LLC. More
January 12, 2012 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is currently accepting applications for grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting the county; Applications are due March 2 at the Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center. More
January 12, 2012 -- The Oaks Med Spa in League City has published a news release detailing charitable donations during the past year. More
January 11, 2012 -- The Veterans Legal Initiative will hold the second Montgomery County legal clinic for veterans on January 28 at VFW Post 4709 in Conroe. More
January 11, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host its quarterly membership luncheon on Thursday, which will feature candidates in the race for Texas Congressional District 14. More
January 11, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Monday announced that the region's electricity use increased by five percent in 2011. More
January 10, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission approved a $214.8 million operating budget for 2012. More
January 09, 2012 -- Office Depot will host a ribbon-cutting celebration for the grand re-opening of its Pasadena store on Wednesday. More
January 09, 2012 -- Houston-based company Reliant recently participated in the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves has scheduled a special meeting on Friday to consider purchase of the property at the northeast corner of 25th Street and The Strand for the development of an the Downtown Transportation Terminal. More
January 09, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that applications are being accepted through February 15 for the third class of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas today issued a list of questions consumers should ask when considering joining a gym. More
January 03, 2012 -- The Texas Classroom Teachers Association recently named Margaret Downing and the Houston Press as 2011-12 recipients of the Silver Apple media award in the print category. More
January 03, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the top "scams of the year" for 2011. More
January 03, 2012 -- Griffin Communications Group today announced that Kimberly Nahas has joined the firm as a senior account executive. More
January 03, 2012 -- The AMOCO Federal Credit Union Board of Directors recently approved a pay out of approximately $1 million in bonus dividends and loan interest funds to its membership. More
December 30, 2011 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Chairman's Gala for 2012 on January 21 at Safari Texas Ranch. More
December 29, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently participated in ribbon cutting ceremonies for Treasure Trove, Mutts with Manners, the ITEX Group, and Minuteman Printing and Graphics. More
December 28, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to approve an option agreement with Texas, Mexico & Pacific Railroad, LLC for the lease of port property for the construction of a rail-served bulk cargo terminal. More
December 28, 2011 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office will conduct 16 free taxpayer seminars throughout the state in January to assist business owners in filling out sales tax forms, as well as filing and paying taxes electronically. More
December 27, 2011 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins have opened a new combo restaurant at the William P. Hobby Airport Central Concourse. More
December 27, 2011 -- The Society of Design Administration Houston Chapter recently helped pack boxes of food for the Houston Food Bank. More
December 23, 2011 -- The Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 747-8 Freighter recently arrived at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. More
December 22, 2011 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Shrimp Advisory Panel on January 17. More
December 22, 2011 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Red Snapper Advisory Panel will meet on January 13. More
December 21, 2011 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council reminds fishermen that the area known as "The Edges" in the Gulf of Mexico is closed to all fishing from January 1 through April 30. More
December 20, 2011 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Red Snapper Advisory Panel will meet on January 13 at the Gulf Council Office in Florida. More
December 20, 2011 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Sugar Land State of the City address with Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson and City Manager Allen Bogard on January 27 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. More
December 19, 2011 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committee will meet from January 9 through 12 at the Gulf Council Office in Florida. More
December 19, 2011 -- The Manatee County Port Authority Board of Directors has re-elected Larry Bustle to serve as chair of the board in 2012. More
December 19, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today named its 2012 Board of Directors. More
December 16, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce today announced that it is moving to new offices at 2228 Mechanic Street in Galveston in the spring. More
December 16, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has posted an update on fog conditions on the Texas Gulf/Louisiana Gulf Coast for its members. More
December 15, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a $24.4 million budget for 2012, which includes a three percent across the board pay increase for the port’s 91 full time employees and 11 part time employees. More
December 13, 2011 -- NASA Johnson Space Center and the Houston Technology Center recently formed a strategic partnership for entrepreneurs. More
December 13, 2011 -- Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds announced at the beginning of today’s PHA Commission meeting that Harris County District Attorney Patricia Lykos has exonerated CEO Alec Dreyer of any wrongdoing regarding use of the MV Sam Houston for a special tour in April; and he also announced that Dreyer has notified the commission that he is not seeking reappointment to his post. More
December 12, 2011 -- The NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston recently awarded a $165 million contract extension to Lockheed Martin Corp. for mission operations support. More
December 12, 2011 -- The December 12 issue of Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership’s Business Development Update by Barbara Cutsinger reports that Lummus Technology, a CB&I company, is expanding its Research and Development operations at its Pasadena facility. More
December 12, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter with the law firm of Germer and Gertz, LLP for monitoring of the tax abatement agreement with Lucite International, Inc. More
December 12, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will present the 2012 Quasar Award for exceptional leadership in economic development to United States Senator John Cornyn during BAHEP's annual Quasar Award Banquet on January 20. More
December 12, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today offered tips to consumers to stay safe while driving during the holidays. More
December 12, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service has announced services it offers for "going green" and saving money on mailing and shipping during the holiday season. More
December 12, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, will launch its second demonstration flight of its Dragon spacecraft on February 7, which is planned to include a rendezvous at the International Space Station. More
December 10, 2011 -- The International Trade Center held its Inaugural Grand Ball, The Winter White Night, on Friday. More
December 09, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce is participating in the "Try It Local" program, which encourages customers to use local businesses by offering discounted deals. More
December 08, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today unveiled its economic forecast for 2012, which calls for strong continued job growth – an approximate net gain of 84,600 jobs in the region. More
December 07, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will unveil the 2012 jobs forecast for the Houston region at a panel discussion on Thursday. More
December 07, 2011 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport will receive its first A380 passenger jet in August with carrier Lufthansa's upgraded service for its Houston to Frankfurt flights. 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 -- Reliant Energy today provided tips for consumers to save energy and reduce their electricity bills during the holiday season. More
December 05, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised those who are refinancing mortgages under the Home Affordable Refinance Program to be wary of scams posing as businesses claiming to help homeowners through the process. More
December 05, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday signed a patent license agreement to allow a California company use of NASA-developed technology that could be used to treat hardened arteries in the heart. More
December 02, 2011 -- The City of Pasadena on Thursday announced that Nixle, a company that provides the city with mass notification services for public safety, has received the Best Mass Notification System award during the Government Security News 2011 Homeland Security Awards. More
December 01, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Counci of Texas today released its biannual assessment for the next 10 years of electrical capacity and demand. More
December 01, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released the winter 2011/2012 assessment, which highlights the risk of electrical shortages during peak demand conditions. More
December 01, 2011 -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently received a LEED Gold Certification for an Existing Building from the United States Green Building Council for its "green actions" at its headquarters building in Houston. More
November 29, 2011 -- San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer has been named chair of the Economic Alliance Port Houston Region Executive Board. More
November 29, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, today announced the award of a $7,756,320 contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for the dredging of the Houston Ship Channel. More
November 29, 2011 -- The Center for Houston's Future today announced that the center has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from Houston Endowment. More
November 29, 2011 -- NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston recently awarded a financial and business management services contract to Wichita Tribal Enterprises. More
November 28, 2011 -- John Manlove Marketing and Communications recently received seven MarCom awards. More
November 28, 2011 -- The Coastal Windstorm Insurance Coalition and Galveston Windstorm Action Committee, Inc., today announced that Anthony "Tony" Brown has been elected as chair of the coalition. More
November 28, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for shoppers making purchases online today as part of "Cyber Monday". More
November 25, 2011 -- The International Trade Center of Houston will host its Inaugural Grand Ball The Winter White Night on Friday, December 9 in the Westin Galleria Hotel. More
November 23, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Bradley Nall, an independent Aflac agent, and Panama Home. More
November 23, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning to businesses to be aware of a new malicious email that pretends to be from the bureau about a complaint filed against the company. More
November 22, 2011 -- The National Federation of Independent Business is encouraging Texans to take part in Occupy Small Business Saturday. More
November 21, 2011 -- The Port of Houston has announced that CaytransBBC has introduced regular sailings of its breakbulk vessels from the Port of Houston Authority's Care Terminal in Houston to Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. More
November 21, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce is currently taking part in a 'Fight for Business'. More
November 21, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to enter into a non-binding letter of intent with the City of Galveston concerning the Downtown Intermodal Transit Terminal and to instruct port staff to initiate discussions with Mitchell Historic Properties concerning the possible acquisition of the parking lot at the northwest corner of 25th Street and Strand. More
November 21, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to submit its intent to maintain eminent domain authority to the Texas Comptroller's Office. 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 18, 2011 -- The International Trade Center will host the Inaugural Grand Ball on December 9 at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston. More
November 18, 2011 -- The Manatee County Port Authority in Florida has named Carlos Buqueras as Port Manatee's new executive director. More
November 17, 2011 -- Galveston City Council today will consider City Manager Tom Muehlenbeck’s recommendation that it award the $3,001,012.42 bid of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves for the purchase of the Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage; and also will consider for approval a letter of intent between the wharves board and the city for the development of the Downtown Intermodal Terminal on property currently owned by Mitchell Historic Properties. More
November 17, 2011 -- Null-Lairson, PC recently received the Sloan Award for Exemplary Workplace Practices from the Alfred P. SLoan Foundation. More
November 17, 2011 -- The Seabrook Economic Development Corporation recently named Technical Automation Services Company the 2011 Business-of-the-Year. More
November 16, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas recently revoked its Accreditation of three businesses. More
November 16, 2011 -- City of Galveston officials are currently seeking hotel occupancy tax revenue from online travel companies by studying compliance with hotel occupancy tax reporting. More
November 16, 2011 -- Members of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, sitting as the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Harris County on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a two and one-half percent rate increase for the pilots, but to limit the increase to one year rather than nine percent over the three years that was requested. More
November 16, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Ambassadors Preparatory Academy and the Safety Council of Texas City. More
November 15, 2011 -- NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston will share its underwater training facility with the petroleum industry. More
November 15, 2011 -- Galveston County's Dr. Bernard Milstein of The Eye Clinic of Texas was recently named as a Super Doctor in ophthalmology by Texas Monthly for the seventh year in a row. More
November 15, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves in a special meeting on Monday held an extensive public discussion of the pending sale of the city-owned Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage, as well as an executive session to discuss new "parameters" for negotiation. More
November 14, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for holiday shoppers planning to purchase gift cards. More
November 14, 2011 -- Local and state officials welcomed Carnival Cruise Lines' newest ship, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic, to its new year-round homeport of Galveston on Sunday. More
November 14, 2011 -- Leadership Beaumont has established the "Hub of Hope" group, an umbrella organization to provide direction for those living on the street as well as those providing assistance. More
November 13, 2011 -- Carnival Cruise Lines' newest ship, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic, has arrived at its year-round homeport of Galveston. More
November 09, 2011 -- PortVision of Houston on Wednesday announced that it has extended its TerminalSmart offering for marine terminals to include a comprehensive Dock Management module. More
November 07, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, in a special meeting held today, approved a 25-year lease agreement with Battleground Oil Specialty Terminal Company, LLC for the lease of approximately 55 acres of property owned by the port authority. More
November 07, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today encouraged consumers to support small businesses in their area on "Small Business Saturday", which falls on November 26. More
November 03, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that marine salvage contractors have have suspended operations for the removal of damaged containers aboard the motor vessel Elka Apollon, a 799-foot chemical tanker that was involved in a vessel collision near the Bayport Ship Channel. More
November 03, 2011 -- The City of Missouri City recently held a building dedication ceremony for Oyster Creek Manor, an assisted living and memory care facility. More
November 03, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today reached a $50 million agreement with BP Products North America, Inc., which was charged with violating state environmental protection laws in connection with an explosion at BP's Texas City refinery in 2005. More
November 03, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service Board of Governors will meet on November 15 in Washington, D.C. to elect a chair and vice chair of the board. More
November 02, 2011 -- Capital Farm Credit on Tuesday announced that it has approved a $50 million cash distribution to its customers. More
November 02, 2011 -- The Port of Brownsville has submitted an application for a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant, which would help fund the construction of a new cargo dock. More
November 01, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that Lilyanne McClean has joined the partnership as senior vice president of public policy. More
October 31, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that ten new members will take seats on its board of directors in January. More
October 29, 2011 -- Local and federal dignitaries turned out for the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Texas City Channel Deepening Project today. More
October 28, 2011 -- The Judith Liebenthal Robinson Ovarian Cancer Foundation will present a special performance of Roger Bean's, The Winter Wonderettes at Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway, Houston on Thursday, November 17. More
October 27, 2011 -- The Outpatient Diagnostic Center, a medical imaging facility, will open a new 8,000 square foot facility in Beaumont in December. More
October 27, 2011 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Huntsville, Alabama Mayor Tommy Battle have sent a letter to the Obama Administration requesting assistance in quickly finalizing all aspects of NASA programs that would reduce jobs losses in both communities incurred due to the end of the shuttle program and other NASA projects. More
October 27, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Wednesday hosted a State of the Port Address by Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds. More
October 26, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a professional services contract to Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation for Barbours Cut Terminal program management services, in an amount not to exceed $3 million. More
October 26, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership's Opportunity Houston magazine recently received the "Excellence in Economic Development Award" from the International Economic Development Council. More
October 25, 2011 -- Humana on Monday announced that The Humana Foundation will donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross of Central Texas to support relief efforts responding to recent wildfires in Texas. More
October 24, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement for Lucite International, Inc. for a development in the Beaumont/Jefferson County Reinvestment Zone. More
October 24, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host Port of Houston Authority Chair James T. Edmonds on Wednesday to deliver his "State of the Port" address. More
October 24, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today postponed action regarding an amendment to the Gulf Copper lease agreement to allow Gulf Copper stock to be traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange. More
October 24, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the 12th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on Thursday at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
October 22, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Island Hair Retreat, Lifestyle Investment Solutions, Haunted Mayfield Manor, and Yoli's Business Solutions. More
October 22, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office recently negotiated a settlement agreement that will require New Braunfels-based Olson Powersports to surrender its license to operate for five years. More
October 21, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet on Tuesday at the new Bayport Administration Building at the Bayport Container Terminal in Pasadena. More
October 21, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Audit Task Force met with two representatives of the Harris County Auditor’s Office today to discuss audit services that the county can provide to the port; and also discussed a new "whistleblower policy" that will be considered by the task force at its next meeting. More
October 21, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced that Leigh Anne Tuohy, subject of the novel and movie "The Blind Side", will headline the 2012 Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit women's conference on May 17 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston. More
October 20, 2011 -- Samson, a natural gas company with offices in Texas, will sponsor the WWIII.5 Mud Run in Winnie, Texas on November 5. More
October 19, 2011 -- The United States-China Culture Exchange Foundation will host the Third Annual Greater Houston Area Career Development and Entrepreneurship Forum 2011 - U.S.-China Culture Exchange Forum on Saturday in Houston. More
October 18, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today announced that the price of first-class mail stamps will be increased by one cent beginning January 22. More
October 18, 2011 -- United States Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe today issued a statement on the 10th anniversary of attacks through anthrax-laced mail. More
October 18, 2011 -- Port Manatee received the first ship at its newly certified Berth 12 on Monday, and will hold an official dedication for the new berth on Thursday. More
October 18, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau In Southeast Texas is taking part in the 4th annual National Protect Your Identity Week this week. More
October 17, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that the state recently invested $1.8 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in CGI Group Inc. for the creation of the company's new United States onshore delivery center in Belton; This investment will create 350 new jobs. More
October 17, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host an open house on Thursday as part of Texas Chamber of Commerce Week, which is observed October 17-21. More
October 17, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today issued recommended mailing dates for the holidays and announced a discounted, flat rate price for packages sent to military service personnel worldwide. More
October 14, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Thursday was named "Port Authority of the Year" at the Containerisation International Awards 2011 event. More
October 14, 2011 -- Carnival Cruise Lines will host an exclusive concert on November 13 in Galveston to welcome the arrival of the Carnival Magic, the cruise line's newest ship. More
October 13, 2011 -- The Houston Ship Channel Security District on Tuesday approved a new agreement with the Port of Houston Authority. More
October 12, 2011 -- Griffin Communications Group today announced that Sean Wilson has joined the agency as a senior account executive. More
October 12, 2011 -- The Seabrook Economic Development Corporation today announced that Paul Chavez has been named director of economic development. More
October 11, 2011 -- Null-Lairson, PC in Houston was recently named as one of the 2011 Best Accounting Firms to Work For in the United States by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group. 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 10, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to be aware of new debit card fees banks are implementing. More
October 10, 2011 -- The Texas Council on Economic Education today announced that Rear Admiral (Retired) Robert Smith, III, President and CEO of Texas A&M University at Galveston, has joined its board of directors. More
October 09, 2011 -- The Galveston Maritime Club recently made a donation to the Galveston Seafarers Center. More
October 07, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, working with the Texas Historical Commission, has offered an alternative that would preserve the original terrazzo at the entrance to the Alabama Theatre in Houston, which is planned for renovation. More
October 06, 2011 -- John Manlove Marketing & Communications, and three of their clients, The Woodlands Development Company, Bridgeland and Partners In Building were honored with 11 prestigious Awards recently. More
October 06, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is advising business owners to protect their identity when using online banking. More
October 06, 2011 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host its 2011 Business EXPO on October 15. More
October 05, 2011 -- Target recently donated $200,000 to the Houston Independent School District Foundation to support literacy programs at the district's Apollo 20 elementary schools. More
October 03, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday awarded Steve Huffman, president of G&H Towing, a certificate of recognition for being the first company in the Houston-Galveston Captain of the Port zone to earn safety decals for 100 percent of their towing vessels. More
October 03, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host a luncheon on Tuesday with BBVA Chair and CEO Francisco González, who will discuss of the future of the financial industry. More
October 03, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to approve a letter of intent with Texas, Mexico & Pacific Railroad, LLC for negotiation of an option and lease agreement for 185 acres of the port’s property for the creation of a short-line railroad system on Pelican Island. More
September 30, 2011 -- Rosenberg-based Holden Roofing Inc. on Friday agreed to pay restitution for misleading homeowners; The Texas Attorney General's Office charged the company in June with unlawfully coercing homeowners with misleading contracts. More
September 30, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday announced that a federal jury in McAllen recently convicted Juan De Leon Jr., the owner of a durable medical equipment business, in connection with a health care fraud and aggravated identity theft scheme. More
September 30, 2011 -- Center for Liquefied Natural Gas President Bill Cooper will serve as an executive panelist at the North America Gas Summit in Washington, D.C. on October 3-5. More
September 29, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston set a record for load out of livestock in any one shipment from a US port on September 21 when the MV Ocean Drover, a ship carrying 5,585 head of cattle departed the Port of Galveston for the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, Russia. More
September 29, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday for a discussion on the 112th session of Congress. More
September 28, 2011 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced improvements in the certification process at the city's Office of Business Opportunity that will assist minority and women-owned firms. More
September 28, 2011 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $150,000 contract with the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership for professional services for the Houston Airport System. More
September 27, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Morgan City, Louisiana today issued a Notice of Federal Interest to Transocean Holdings, LLC due to a series of oil sheen sightings that indicate the possibility of a release from the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
September 27, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority today voted unanimously to select Dannenbaum Engineering as the provider of services for the Barbours Cut Terminal project and to negotiate a professional services contract for program management for the project. More
September 27, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to enter into a lease with the State of Texas for submerged land adjacent to Piers 16-18 and to proceed with a construction contract for renovations to the Del Monte facility. More
September 26, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies for B&M Flooring, Libbie's Senior Day Program, and Galveston Island Costumes, which hosted the chamber's September After-5 Business Mixer. More
September 26, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to renew the port’s current employee health insurance benefit plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. More
September 26, 2011 -- Port Corpus Christi today held an event to kick-off dredging being performed as part of the La Quinta Channel Extension project. More
September 26, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the 12th Annual Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on October 27 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
September 26, 2011 -- The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce has selected Ben Mendez, founder of Houston-based construction managment firm Project Management Group, as board chair. More
September 24, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will convene at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday but the public meeting start time has been moved up one hour and the meeting order has been changed. The Pilot Board meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the Port Commission meeting will begin at 8:05 a.m. More
September 22, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, on Thursday awarded a $33.5 million contract to King Fisher Marine Service LP for dredging of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel's La Quinta extension in Nueces County, Texas. 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 22, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership meeting on Wednesday featured a presentation by Port of Houston Authority Chief Executive Officer Alec Dreyer. More
September 22, 2011 -- Chevron Phillips and Zachry Construction recently received Industry of the Year awards from the City of Pasadena. More
September 22, 2011 -- Fidelity Investments will partner with the City of Nassau Bay to host the RE/MAX Ballunar Liftoff Festival from October 21 through 23 at the NASA Johnson Space Center. More
September 20, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Monday awarded a financial advisory services contract to BMO Capital Markets in connection with its Woodhouse Terminal. More
September 20, 2011 -- Jim and Jane Sweeney of Minuteman Press Bay Area in Houston, Texas recently received awards for their sales growth and management skills from CPrint International. More
September 19, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will celebrate the nationally ranked entrepreneurship program at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business on September 20 as the college makes a special announcement about the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship. More
September 19, 2011 -- Port Corpus Christi will host its "Explore Your Port, World, Future" program on Wednesday in commemoration of the port's 85th anniversary. More
September 19, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Procurement Task Force today held a spirited discussion of several issues, but deferred action on all of them until future meetings. More
September 19, 2011 -- Schlitterbahn Waterparks today announced that it has received three "Golden Ticket" Awards from Amusement Today for its parks in New Braunfels and Galveston. More
September 19, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to exercise caution when selling gold items. More
September 18, 2011 -- Griffin Communications Group recently signed a long-term agreement with The Conrad Foundation to provide collaborative leadership and day-to-day operational support for the not-for-profit organization. More
September 16, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will hold a special meeting on Monday to hold an executive session concerning a financial advisory services contract in connection with the Woodhouse Terminal. More
September 15, 2011 -- Mainland Medical Center, a campus of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, was recently named as a top performing hospital in quality and safety by The Joint Commission. More
September 15, 2011 -- Comerica Bank and The Steed Society, Inc. will hold the Female Success Factor's 2011 Top 25 Women of Houston awards on October 7 at The Houstonian. More
September 15, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today proposed changes to cut processing facilities and adjust service standards to reduce expenses by $3 billion a year. More
September 15, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce Education Committee will host the Galveston Lemonade Day Luncheon and Educational Expo on Friday at the Hotel Galvez. More
September 14, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team today released its final investigative report on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig explosion and resulting oil spill that occurred on April 20, 2010. More
September 12, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that its "Shred It & Forget It" event on Saturday received a record 467 vehicles served and more than 46,000 pounds of shredded documents collected. More
September 09, 2011 -- Galveston Island Costumes at 2413 Mechanic will have a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on September 15. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership and Texas Transportation Institute on Thursday hosted the 2011 Induction Ceremony and luncheon honoring Drayton McLane, Jr., Chairman of McLane Group, L.P., “for his contribution to transportation in Texas”. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" event on Saturday at Parkdale Mall. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority today issued a statement regarding a report issued by the Harris County Attorney's Office concerning a review of the port's operations. More
September 08, 2011 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has completed his review of the Port of Houston Authority, which was conducted at the request of Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman. More
September 08, 2011 -- Captain Paul Brown, a member of the Houston Pilots, recently received the Paul Cuffee Leadership Award from Texas Southern University. More
September 08, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston today is conducting the launch of the Carnival Ecstasy on its final trip from Galveston before being replaced by the Carnival Triumph. More
September 06, 2011 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and the law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing have reached a $500,000 settlement with Shell Chemical, LP in a case concerning five emissions releases at the company's Deer Park plant that were not reported in a timely manner to the Harris County Pollution Control Services Department. More
September 02, 2011 -- The Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced that it has contributed almost $1 million to 23 area non-profit and community-based organizations throughout Houston during the third quarter of 2011. More
September 01, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. today released an evaluation of the potential impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross State Air Pollution Rule on generation facilities under ERCOT. More
September 01, 2011 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s August 31 Business Development Report for the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership includes an update on several new developments at Ellington International Airport. More
September 01, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday issued a statement regarding the Department of Justice's filing of a federal antitrust lawsuit against the pending AT&T/T-Mobile merger. More
August 31, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors today approved resolutions regarding air pollution, energy production, and pension reform, among other issues. More
August 31, 2011 -- Galveston Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola has issued an invitation to business representatives to attend the chamber's Membership Benefits Expo on September 8 at the Hotel Galvez. More
August 30, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Monday held a workshop to hear presentations by Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation, Klotz Associates and Moffatt & Nichol, the short list of firms that responded to a request for qualifications for Barbours Cut Terminal Program Management Services. More
August 29, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers to be aware of scams involving the sale of products claiming to "shield" cell phone users from the phone's electromagnetic emissions. More
August 29, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host Chevron chair and CEO John S. Watson on Wednesday to discuss the country's energy future. More
August 27, 2011 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union, along with the Galveston County Sheriff's Department and BP Texas City, are bringing Rachel's Challenge, a program devoted to preventing violence and bullying, to students and communities in Galveston County beginning on September 1. More
August 27, 2011 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is currently accepting applications for grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting the county; The deadline is September 9. More
August 26, 2011 -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the sexually oriented business fee is constitutional. More
August 26, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Monday will hold a workshop to hear presentations by Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation, Klotz Associates and Moffatt & Nichol who are responding to a request for qualifications for Barbours Cut Terminal Program Management Services. More
August 23, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to purchase three high-tech fireboats at a total price not to exceed $14,970,000 using $11,227,500 in Port Security Grant Program funds awarded by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and 25 percent PHA matching funds, in an amount not to exceed $3,742,500. More
August 22, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted 6-0-1, with Dianna Puccetti, the ex-officio representative of the city council, abstaining, to take two actions related to the Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage. More
August 22, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a Fiscal Year 2011 Tax Rate of $0.071 per $100 valuation. More
August 22, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau and the Environmental Protection Agency has issued advice for homeowners on removing mold from their homes. More
August 19, 2011 -- Texas A&M University on Thursday announced that CAMRIS Technologies Corporation is commercializing a new industrial water treatment process developed by the university's Texas AgriLife Research program. More
August 18, 2011 -- Bay Area Houston Magazine has launched a new web site, www.BayGroupMedia.com. More
August 18, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Wednesday met in executive session to discuss allegations that a former member of the wharves board held an undisclosed interest in a parking lot that competed with the port’s cruise terminal parking lots, while he was a trustee, and has referred the issue to Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady. More
August 18, 2011 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that a three-year long pollution lawsuit against U.S. Oil Recovery, LP has ended with the business closing and agreeing to pay $3 million in penalties and fees. More
August 17, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today revoked accreditation from a Lake Charles based Nissan dealership due to their failure to comply with the Code of Business Practices Standards for accreditation. More
August 17, 2011 -- The United States Department of the Treasury on Tuesday approved $466 million in additional small-business lending for Texas through the State Small Business Credit Initiative. More
August 16, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas Board of Directors today confirmed John Paschall as the bureau's next President/CEO. More
August 15, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host "Shred It & Forget It" on September 10 at Parkdale Mall. More
August 15, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to consult with attorneys regarding litigation in the matter of Aaron et al vs. Port of Houston Authority. Agenda
August 15, 2011 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union has joined with the Galveston County Sheriff's Office and BP to bring "Rachel's Challenge", a program to reduce bullying and violence with "positive words and actions", to Galveston schools. More
August 11, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today issued 10 new stamp designs as part of its "Flags of Our Nation" series of stamps. More
August 10, 2011 -- Danny Frank recently joined Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors in Pearland. More
August 10, 2011 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett recently recognized community health centers in honor of National Community Health Centers Week; The Harris County Healthcare Alliance and the Community Clinics Funders' Collaborative continue to support community health centers. More
August 09, 2011 -- Clear Creek Community Church in League City will host the Global Leadership Summit on Thursday and Friday. More
August 08, 2011 -- The Judds will perform at Nutty Jerry's in Beaumont, Texas on August 19, which the Beaumont Mayor has officially designated as "Judds Day". More
August 08, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting today, took no action regarding a contract to dredge the Turning Basin to accommodate larger vessels calling on Galveston’s port, including cruise ships. More
August 08, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to job seekers on how to avoid phony job postings. More
August 05, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that it has won the 2011 Gulf Guardian Award for its fuel-switching project to reduce emissions in the Gulf of Mexico. More
August 05, 2011 -- John Hofmeister, founder and chief executive officer of Citizens for Affordable Energy, former president of Shell Oil Company and author of “Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider,” was the featured speaker at Thursday’s general membership meeting of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership. More
August 04, 2011 -- Galveston College has announced the dates of its 2011-2012 Leadership Galveston session. More
August 04, 2011 -- Humana, Inc. on Wednesday named the Houston Area Women's Center, San Jose Clinic and The Parish Children's School as finalists in the $100,000 Humana Communities Benefit Grant. More
August 03, 2011 -- Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau client Ashton Thomas was recently elected Division 2 Commander for the Department of Texas American Legion. More
August 03, 2011 -- Neches Federal Credit Union will host a "Shred Day" on Friday to provide free shredding of confidential documents to members of the community. More
August 02, 2011 -- The Texas Association of Realtors recently released the Texas Quarterly Housing Report for the second quarter of 2011. More
August 02, 2011 -- The City of Pasadena will host the "Together We Can" event on August 18 at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
August 01, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided consumers with tips on how to save on reducing gasoline usage. More
August 01, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting today, met in executive session to discuss possible avenues to collect insurance proceeds from claims associated with Hurricane Ike, but took no action regarding the item. More
July 29, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing in Office Depot Inc. through the Texas Enterprise Fund. More
July 29, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety recently changed its renewal period to encourage the early submission of Controlled Substances renewals by doctors and other medical professionals. More
July 29, 2011 -- Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves Chair Roland Bassett was the featured speaker at this week’s meeting of the Galveston Kiwanis Club. More
July 29, 2011 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce is hosting a shrimp boil on August 20, with a raffle sponsored by Amoco Federal Credit Union and First Choice Power. More
July 27, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for JLR Corporate Solutions and The Oaks IV. More
July 26, 2011 -- Executive Service Corps of Houston recently partnered with the University of Houston for a Management Information Systems project to help nonprofits for free. More
July 26, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to authorize staff to advertise and receive proposals for group employee benefits insurance coverage for PHA employees, eligible retirees and eligible dependents of both, effective 2012; and to terminate group employee benefits insurance coverage for port commissioners and family members who have such coverage effective August 1, 2011 More
July 25, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to accept the portfolio performance analysis report, investment performance report and investment detail of the Galveston Wharves Pension Plan from the Frost Bank Trust Department. More
July 25, 2011 -- University of Houston was recently named among the "2011 Great Colleges to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education. More
July 25, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the 12th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on October 27 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
July 25, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted to request a time extension from APAC Texas, Inc. for a bid proposal on the Orange County Rail Improvement Project. 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 24, 2011 -- Erin Michelle Kay of Galveston was crowned Miss Bay Area and will vie for the MISS TEXAS USA title September 5 at the Hilton-Americas Houston Hotel. More
July 22, 2011 -- Gus B. Bowman of Houston recently received certification as a business advisor from the Organization for Entrepreneurial Development. More
July 22, 2011 -- LJA Engineering, Inc. recently announced the addition of Alan McKee, PE, as a Vice President in the firm's Houston Land Development Division. More
July 21, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today announced that it has saved more than $400 million in costs since 2007 through its green initiatives such as the "green roof" on the Morgan Mail Processing and Distribution Facility in New York. More
July 21, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce today welcomed Steve Mataro as a member of the chamber's board of directors. More
July 20, 2011 -- Radiologist Brent Mainwaring, M.D., recently announced his departure from the Diagnostic Health Center of Beaumont; He will transition to a new imaging center that is currently under construction. More
July 20, 2011 -- The Houston Police Department and Houston retailers today announced the formation of the "Summer Child Safety Campaign". More
July 20, 2011 -- The United States Department of the Treasury today announced that BOH Holdings, Inc., a bank in Houston, will receive $23.9 million through the Small Business Lending Fund to lend to small businesses to assist in expansion and job creation. 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 19, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst to present information on the recent Texas Legislative Session. More
July 18, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that video game company EA is expanding its Austin operations, which is anticipated to create 150 full-time jobs and 150 contract positions. More
July 18, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided advice on having an alternate plan for retirement. More
July 18, 2011 -- The Architecture Center Houston Foundation today awarded $45,000 in grants to five Houston architecture related projects, including funds for a feature length film on Houston modern architecture. More
July 14, 2011 -- Null-Lairson, PC announced today that three professionals will be joining the firm’s audit team. More
July 12, 2011 -- A Vietnamese delegation recently visited Missouri City to learn about business opportunities. 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 11, 2011 -- The Pasadena Industrial Community Network has presented the Industry of the Month Award for June to LyondellBasel. More
July 08, 2011 -- Dr. Bernard Milstein, flanked by Dr. Allan Fradkin and Dr. Thuy Van and the staff at the Eye Clinic of Texas, on Thursday celebrated the 20th anniversary of the use of refractive surgery performed using the excimer laser to provide glasses-free vision. More
July 07, 2011 -- John Manlove Marketing & Communications won two 2011 Telly Awards for commercials produced for The Howard Hughes Corporation. More
July 07, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Saka Japanese & Sushi Restaurant, Ms. Geri Lynne’s Café, The Park at Cedar Lawn and Eaton Realty. More
July 06, 2011 -- Altus Healthcare Management Service’s OPREX Surgery Center in Beaumont reports that it has achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. More
July 06, 2011 -- The Eye Clinic of Texas will mark the 20th Anniversary of Laser Vision Correction on Thursday at the The Laser Center in League City. More
July 05, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas adises that while summer months are the perfect time for a vacation getaway, they are also the perfect time for a home robbery. More
July 05, 2011 -- Newell Cheatheam, president of Newell’s Designs of Katy, Texas, reports that he has recently finished construction drawings for two levels of offices to be built at 29387 Goynes Road in Katy. More
July 03, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for HomeLife Builders and Galveston Island Palms. More
July 02, 2011 -- Missouri City recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the expansion of the Steep Bank/Flat Bank Wastewater Treatment Plant. More
June 30, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday discussed the port's 2012 strategic initiatives. More
June 29, 2011 -- Null-Lairson, PC today announced that Christi Moore has joined the firm's audit staff. More
June 29, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the formal designation of five standing task forces, each to be comprised of up to three members of the port commission. More
June 27, 2011 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont today voted unanimously to select Funchess, Mills, White and Associates to audit the port’s finances for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. More
June 27, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve agreements between Carnival Corporation Cruise Line and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation in preparation for the operation of the Carnival Magic at Cruise Terminal No.1. Recently reappointed Trustee John Manlove and former wharves board chair Benny Holland who was recently appointed to another term, were administered oaths of office. More
June 27, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will hold a workshop on Tuesday to discuss proposed strategic initiatives for the port, including continuing development of the Bayport Container Terminal. More
June 27, 2011 -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently received recognition by the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association for safe operations at three of the company's refineries, including its facility in Corpus Christi. More
June 27, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips for companies planning to establish a presence on social media site Facebook. More
June 27, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that the Sugar Land Development Corporation and the Sugar Land 4B Corporation received Certificates for Achievement of Economic Excellence at the Texas Economic Development Council's spring 2011 conference. More
June 25, 2011 -- Pandora Methanol LLC has announced the purchase of the methanol and ammonia facility near Beaumont from the Eastman Chemical Company. More
June 23, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Wednesday renewed its strategic alliance with the Panama Canal Authority. More
June 21, 2011 -- West Houston Medical Center has recently been designated as a Pathway to Excellence organization. More
June 21, 2011 -- Science Applications International Corporation announced that Robert Halsor, a system safety engineer, was recently recognized as a National Aeronautics and Space Administration Johnson Space Center Space STS-134 Flight Awareness Honoree. More
June 21, 2011 -- The City of La Porte will host a presentation by the Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center during the Main Street Morning Brew on June 29. More
June 20, 2011 -- My Plates, which offers various license plate designs, has released a series of plates with the United States flag incorporated into the design. More
June 20, 2011 -- Cassidian Communications, an emergency communications company, today announced that trials for text messaging to 9-1-1 conducted with the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network were a success. More
June 20, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued tips for parents on securing their children's identity from being compromised or stolen. 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 17, 2011 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Director Barbara Cutsinger updated readers of her Business Development Update on “the biggest lease of the year” in her June 17 issue. More
June 17, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host a trade mission to Panama on June 21-24. More
June 17, 2011 -- The Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands on Thursday opened a Netherlands Business Support Office in Houston. More
June 17, 2011 -- Last month was the 35th anniversary of the ammonia truck accident at the interchange of Houston’s Southwest Freeway and Loop 610 that killed six people and injured more than 175 others. More
June 16, 2011 -- Clear Creek Winery will host its Grand Opening festivities on July 10 in Kemah. More
June 14, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday awarded five firms, including Houston-based companies J.T. Vaughn Construction, LLC and Skanska USA Building, general construction contracts for work to be performed at NASA facilities in Houston and at the White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. More
June 13, 2011 -- Jim Rich, president of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and executive director of the Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation, and Renwick DeVille, vice president of Harris, DeVille & Associates, a full-service communications firm in Baton Rouge, have teamed up to design and launch "MyTownMyJobMyVoice" - a grassroots campaign aimed at "countering the negative political and media barrage against the oil and gas and industry". More
June 13, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to avoid scams when purchasing items and services for weddings. More
June 10, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Park Board Plaza, Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid, and Judge Roy Bean's Coffee Saloon. More
June 10, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that it has won two awards in the annual American Association of Port Authorities Communications Awards Competition for the port's web site and mobile and social media sites. More
June 10, 2011 -- Cindy Schulz, executive director of Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters Inc., has appealed to all Galveston County men to become mentors to boys in need of male role models. More
June 09, 2011 -- Griffin Communications Group on Wednesday announced that Melissa Hodges Wren has rejoined the agency as its marketing and business development manager. More
June 07, 2011 -- Joe's Crab Shack Pier 19 location in Galveston will re-open on June 13, after being closed due to damages from Hurricane Ike. More
June 07, 2011 -- ERF Wireless, a League City based wireless broadband products and services, on Monday announced the company has entered into an agreement with TISD, Inc. for the delivery of wholesale Internet and bandwidth services to ERF's subsidiary, Energy Broadband, Inc., to provide coverage to oil and gas companies in the eastern and northern portions of the Eagle Ford Shale. More
June 07, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today applauded an announcement by ExxonMobil of plans to open a new facility in north Houston. More
June 06, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued tips for consumers to avoid deceptive door-to-door magazine sellers. More
June 06, 2011 -- Texan Title Holdings, LLC, parent company of South Land Title, LLC has announced that it is acquiring Brazos County Abstract Company. More
June 04, 2011 -- The owners of Three Brothers Bakery, a family-owned baking institution in Houston are asking the public to select a name for its iconic Gingerbread Man. More
June 04, 2011 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union in Texas City recently raised $6,500 for the American Cancer Society. More
June 03, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Galveston College and Hurricane Engineering & Inspection Services LLP. More
June 03, 2011 -- Jamey Rootes, president of the Houston Texans football team, was the featured speaker at Thursday’s meeting of the Webster Business Alliance. More
June 02, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce C-Crewe marked its one year anniversary with the second annual "Mudbugs & Beer on the Bayou" event Thursday, May 19 at the Galveston Boat Club. More
June 01, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors today passed resolutions in support of free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and Korea, as well as in support of the Debit Interchange Fee Study Act. More
June 01, 2011 -- Andrews Kurth, LLP today announced that intellectual property attorney Gregory L. Porter has joined the firm's Houston office as a partner. More
June 01, 2011 -- The United States Post Office today reminded customers of the post office's online offerings, including stamp purchases and shipping services. More
May 31, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau and Capital One Financial Corporation have partnered to create "Managing Credit - Made Simpler: Small Businesses", a new guide to help small businesses learn how to effectively use and manage their credit. More
May 30, 2011 -- The Asian Chamber of Commerce held its 21st Annual Gala Celebration, themed The Bold & Passionate, on May 19. More
May 27, 2011 -- The Galveston City Council has authorized implementation of the Galveston Business Recovery Loan Program; Applications may be submitted between June 13 and August 8. More
May 27, 2011 -- Gulf Copper Drydock & Rig Repair today welcomed Hercules 173, an offshore oil rig owned by Hercules Offshore, which arrived at the company's facilities in Galveston for maintenance and repairs. More
May 27, 2011 -- Arbor Energy Solutions was recently designated as a certified installer of solar electric systems by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. More
May 26, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced the establishment of a Business Readiness Certification Website. More
May 25, 2011 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership President Bob Mitchell today commended NASA's decision to base the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle on designs and development by Lockheed Martin Corporation. More
May 25, 2011 -- CORRECTION: Guidry News Service incorrectly reported last week that Harris County Judge Ed Emmett suggested in a speech to the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership that light rail, rather than full size commuter rail, be considered for the Houston to Galveston route. Instead, Emmett specifically noted that no one has envisioned the line as a light rail line, but as a less-expensive commuter rail line that could someday serve as a pre-cursor to a high-speed rail project. Corrected Article
May 24, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to award $20 million for security-related contracts, including installation of fiber optic cable, TWIC implementation and security gate services. More
May 23, 2011 -- Today the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, which will last at more than 800 American museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day this year. More
May 23, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the design services and construction management agreement with A/W Mechanical Services, LP for Phase V improvements to the Del Monte Refrigerated Warehouse at Piers 16 and 18 at a cost not to exceed $1,361,090. More
May 23, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to continue a contribution rate of 14 percent of staff members’ salaries for the Texas County and District Retirement System. More
May 23, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on avoiding summer moving scams. More
May 22, 2011 -- The North Houston Association has awarded its “North Star Award” to Nelda Luce Blair, owner of The Blair Law Firm and Director on The Woodlands Township Board. More
May 22, 2011 -- The China Classification Society recently opened a Houston office to accommodate the increase in trade that is expected due to the expansion of the Panama Canal and other factors. More
May 22, 2011 -- The Comprehensive Mobility Plan that was recently adopted by Sugar Land City Council has been posted on the Internet. More
May 21, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry will ceremonially sign Senate Bill 18, the Eminent Domain Reform Bill, on Monday. More
May 20, 2011 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce recently named Dee Scott of Dee Scott Insurance Agency as the 2011 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient. More
May 20, 2011 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees will host an open house on Tuesday for Park Board Plaza, which is expected to receive LEED certification for being a "green" building. More
May 20, 2011 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Galveston County Judge Mark Henry gave state of the county addresses to the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership General Membership meeting at Lakewood Yacht Club on Wednesday. More
May 18, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce C-Crewe will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Thursday and the chamber is recruiting young professionals to attend. More
May 18, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today launched its redesigned members web site. More
May 16, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided advice on giving to storm and flood relief-related charities in the wake of flooding along the Mississippi River. More
May 16, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau recently held events to commemorate National Travel and Tourism Week, which is observed May 7-15. More
May 12, 2011 -- Galveston City Council today met in a joint workshop with the Galveston Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Landmark Commission to hear a presentation by HDR, the consultants hired by the city to speed up permitting and to remove or update outdated codes. More
May 12, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Tuesday presented the winners of the 2011 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
May 12, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority today made the Clean Air Strategy Plan, the port's ongoing plan to reduce maritime and port-related emissions, available online. More
May 11, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership and WiredZone Property, L.P. recently teamed up for the corporate expansion of Fortune 500 company Amerigroup Corp. which employs over 450 associates throughout Texas and will add 300 to their statewide workforce when its new facility in Southwest Houston ramps up this summer. More
May 10, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued a consumer alert warning consumers to watch out for cyber-scams that have proliferated in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden. More
May 06, 2011 -- Three Brothers Bakery of Houston is donating the proceeds of its sales of Jewish rye bread to Holocaust Museum Houston today through Sunday in observance of the Days of Remembrance, the nation's commemoration of the Holocaust and its victims. More
May 05, 2011 -- Galveston College's 2010-2011 Leadership Galveston Class recently completed its eight-month program. More
May 03, 2011 -- The Texas Association of Realtors on Monday released its Texas Quarterly Housing Report for the first quarter of 2011, which shows that homes in Texas maintained their value despite a decrease in sales volume. More
May 02, 2011 -- Peter Brown, co-founder and director of BetterHouston, presented a $50,000 check to Mayor Annise Parker as the local match for the Washington Avenue Livable Centers Planning Grant of $350,000 through the H-GAC Livable Centers program. More
May 02, 2011 -- The Center for Houston's Future recently hosted "Energy 2040", a panel discussion that examined factors that will help Houston keep its title as "Energy Capital of the World". More
April 28, 2011 -- The Texas Credit Union League on Wednesday announced that all league members will receive dues equivalent to a 10 percent rebate. More
April 28, 2011 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host its 19th annual LobsterFest steak and lobster dinner tonight at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
April 27, 2011 -- The Houston Young Professional Endeavor, a program of the Greater Houston Partnership, will celebrate its first anniversary on Thursday with an NFL draft party at Reliant Stadium. More
April 27, 2011 -- The Galveston Island Convention Center recently received the Gold Ribbon Award from the Galveston County Health District for the center's sanitary food service practices. More
April 26, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted 4-3, with Chair Jim Edmonds, Jim Fonteno and Steve Phelps opposed, to direct port staff to prepare specifications for repair of the roof at the upper level transit and rail shed at Jacintoport Terminal, rejecting the staff recommendation to move forward with a thermoplastic polyolefin roof membrane system on the existing roof service. More
April 26, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Muzak LLC, the Galveston College Whitecap Baseball Field and Glidden Professional. More
April 25, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised Internet users to be cautious when using "Wi-Fi" networks that are not their own. More
April 25, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to amend the 2010/2011 Capital Improvements Program, expanding the Orange County Rail Project from a $5.7 million project to $10.7 million project. More
April 22, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of renovations at Scholes International Airport. More
April 22, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has named the finalists in the 2011 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. 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 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted to approve an agreement with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for a $900,000 grant through the Renewable Energy Program. More
April 21, 2011 -- The Natural Resource Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill today announced that BP has agreed to provide $1 billion toward early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico to address damages to natural resources caused by the spill. More
April 21, 2011 -- Jim Young, Sr., a communications advisor for two Houston mayors and numerous business executives, and a former managing editor of Guidry News Service, has launched a new website, "Today's Stars - Tomorrow's Leaders". More
April 20, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land today reported that Atos Origin, Inc., an international information technology services provider, has chosen the city as the location of its North American headquarters. More
April 20, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston today reported that in March the port handled its highest amount of monthly tonnage in 11 years. More
April 19, 2011 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will present the Grand Wine & Food Affair 2011 featuring several events in Sugar Land on Wednesday, April 27 through Sunday, May 1. More
April 18, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership announced that more than 110 million square feet of real estate will be turning their lights off next weekend as part of Lights Out Houston. More
April 18, 2011 -- The University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business has achieved business accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). More
April 18, 2011 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today named Carlecia Wright as director of the city's new Office of Business Opportunities. 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 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host its annual candidate forum on April 28 at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center. More
April 16, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Friday hosted the annual State of the City Address by Houston Mayor Annise Parker. More
April 15, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that Global Select at Sugar Land Regional Airport has been named the second best fixed based operator in the western hemisphere by Aviation International News. More
April 15, 2011 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce on Thursday named recipients of the Athena Award, Volunteer of the Year, and Small Business Persons of the Year, as well as other recognitions at its membership luncheon. More
April 15, 2011 -- The Better Business Burea of Southeast Texas will host its "Shred It & Forget It" event on Saturday at the Central Mall in Port Arthur. More
April 14, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston has been notified by its financial advisor, BMO Capital Markets, that the initial proposal presented to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on February 14, 2011 by Hutchinson Port Holdings and the Carlyle Group has been formally withdrawn. More
April 13, 2011 -- The first B2G (Business To Green) Professional Networking Mixer produced by forGreen Marketing & Design in the Bay Area of Houston will be held on Thursday April 21. More
April 11, 2011 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host a rally on Thursday in response to the anticipated education funding cuts during the current state legislative session. More
April 11, 2011 -- Richard Allen, CEO of Space Center Houston and of the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation, has sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden summarizing reasons Houston deserves a retiring shuttle orbiter. More
April 11, 2011 -- The International Trade Center - Houston has opened a new satellite office in Shanghai, China, including a "Made in U.S.A." Product Center. More
April 10, 2011 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Director Barbara Cutsinger reports in the April issue of the BAHEP Business Development Update that Kuraray America Inc. purchased 81 acres in La Porte at 13100 Bay Area Boulevard. More
April 10, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies at Golden Corral on Seawall Boulevard and at Island Insurance Partners on Mechanic Street in Downtown Galveston. More
April 08, 2011 -- The Texas School of Business North Campus will hold graduation ceremonies tonight at the M.O. Campbell Education Center. More
April 08, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will host the Fifth Annual Education Vendor Exchange on April 20 at the NASA Gilruth Center. More
April 08, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston, in a joint release with the City of Galveston, today recommended withdrawal of state legislation to clarify issues regarding port tarrifs. More
April 08, 2011 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today reported totals for mass layoffs by Texas employers in 2010. More
April 07, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership's Board of Directors today approved a resolution calling for the additional usage of the Texas "Rainy Day" Fund for use in education and Medicaid. More
April 06, 2011 -- ISOLA Ventura, LLC, has purchased Beacon Island, a property that was originally known as Lighthouse Island and owned by South Shore Harbour Development Ltd., an affiliate of American National Insurance Company, developer of South Shore Harbour in League City. More
April 05, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority International Corporation today voted 5-2 (Correct), with Chair Jim Edmonds and Commissioner Case Lawal opposed, to dissolve itself, after first voting to terminate a memorandum of understanding with Libya. More
April 04, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" event on April 16 at Central Mall. More
April 04, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston last week hosted a tour of the port’s facilities aboard a tug boat provided by Rudy Teichman of T&T Marine. More
April 04, 2011 -- Longhorn Glass in Houston, which supplies bottles to Anheuser-Busch's Houston brewery, today resumed production of bottles after completing a $40 million upgrade to its facilities. More
April 04, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday to consider a $33.157 million contract with Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. for construction associated with an entry and exit gate at the Bayport Terminal. More
April 04, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated with the Galveston Housing Authority the improvements made to their Gulf Breeze establishment; participated in Ball High School's ground breaking of the Parent Liaison facility; held a ribbon cutting for Yamato Japanese Seafood, Sushi & Steakhouse at 2104 61st Street; and a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the recent membership of DSW Homes. More
April 01, 2011 -- NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage, in observance of National Safe Digging Month, has issued a reminder for residents to call 811 before any digging project to avoid hazards and damages to underground utility lines. More
April 01, 2011 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday issued a $48,700 fine against Martin Operating Partnership, LP of Beaumont for violating federal spill prevention, control and countermeasure regulations under the Clean Water Act. More
April 01, 2011 -- The Port of Lake Charles on Thursday announced that IFG Port Holdings will construct a new export grain terminal at the port. More
March 29, 2011 -- Galveston City Council on Monday met in workshop with former Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough, who is now the city’s economic development officer. More
March 28, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to cancel the May 14 election for the Port Commissioner Ward IV and At-Large positions. More
March 28, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to hire John Martin and Associates to ascertain the enterprise value of the port and each of its components, but not to evaluate a proposal by Hutchison Port Holdings/The Carlyle Group for a concession agreement to lease the port’s assets. More
March 23, 2011 -- The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement/United States Coast Guard Joint Investigation Team will hold a seventh session of public hearings on the Deepwater Horizon incident during the week of April 4. More
March 17, 2011 -- The Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday announced that a team of teachers from Sabine Pass Independent School District, along with their superintendent, Malcolm "Mack" Nash, took first place in the Adult Spelling Bee contest. More
March 17, 2011 -- The Center for Houston's Future recently held its Future of Leadership Luncheon, which included discussion of the center's "Scenarios 2040" Project. More
March 17, 2011 -- San Jacinto College will host the fifth annual International Business and Logistics Conference on April 5 at the Slovacek Student Center on the college's North campus. More
March 16, 2011 -- F. Carrington Weems will be honored by the Galveston Historical Foundation with the Spirit of Elissa Award on the evening of Saturday, April 2 at Ashton Villa in Galveston. More
March 16, 2011 -- A cardboard cutout of Pat Patton, host of Pat Patton's Interviews, on GuidryNews.com will be on display at the Barbara Bush Library in Spring, Texas, for the month of March 2011. More
March 15, 2011 -- Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas President/CEO Michael Clayton today announced that his retirement, effective at the end of the year. More
March 15, 2011 -- Judge Robert A. Eckels has been appointed president of Lone Star High-Speed Rail, LLC, an effort to develop and operate a private high-speed rail system in Texas. More
March 14, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today interviewed representatives of two firms, John A. Martin & Associates and KPMG, as possible consultants to assist the board in evaluating the proposed lease/concession transaction between the port and Hutchison Port Holdings/The Carlyle Group. More
March 14, 2011 -- Haynes and Boone, LLP recently named J. Kent Friedman and Cheryl Rosenberg as partners at the firm's Houston office. More
March 14, 2011 -- Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics today unveiled a new heavy equipment processing facility at the Port of Galveston. More
March 14, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting nominations through March 25 for its 14th Annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
March 13, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently participated in ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Tri-County Black Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network. More
March 11, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves will hold a special meeting on Monday to consider special legal counsel to represent the port in negotiations with Hutchison Port Holdings/The Carlyle Group. More
March 10, 2011 -- The University of Houston Hurricane Business Recovery Center has reported on the progress of Baby's Gift Express and Belly Button...A Kid's World, a business in Nederland affected by hurricanes Gustav and Ike that received assistance through the center. More
March 10, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced his support of legislation to extend oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico for one year. More
March 09, 2011 -- Port Freeport recently announced the winners of its 11th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament Logo Drawing Contest. More
March 08, 2011 -- The United States Chamber of Commerce recently awarded the Galveston Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation for the chamber's policies, procedures and impact on the community. More
March 07, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning for cell phone users to be aware of "smishing" scams that attempt to gather personal information from victims. More
March 05, 2011 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union honored five local food pantries during January: St. Vincent de Paul (Texas City), H.I.S. Ministries (Santa Fe), M.I. Lewis Social Service Center (Dickinson), Interfaith Caring Ministries (League City), and Hope Village Residential & Support Services (Friendswood). More
March 04, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership and the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area sponsored the annual State of the County Address by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett today. More
March 04, 2011 -- Delegates from the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Airport System will leave Saturday to travel to Turkey to discuss expanding trade and air service opportunities with the country. More
March 04, 2011 -- South Shore Harbour Marina in League City will host the third annual South West International Boat Show on April 14-17. More
March 03, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Wednesday announced that Houston has been ranked second in the nation for corporate location and expansion activity by Site Selection magazine. More
March 03, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that it will be the homeport for the Crown Princess cruise liner for the 2012-2013 Caribbean season. More
March 02, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Parntership's Houston Young Professionals Endeavor will host Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo CEO and President Skip Wagner on March 8 for the "Business of the Rodeo" event at Reliant Park. More
February 28, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted to accept the final report titled, “Pelican Island Container Terminal Conceptual Planning Study by AECOM, after viewing a presentation on the study. More
February 28, 2011 -- My Plates, a vendor of license plates for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, today announced that seven-charactor personalized license plates will be available for a limited time starting March 7. More
February 28, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today reported that an analysis of complaints against tax preparation companies in most cases allege that the preparer made an error or mistake in the tax return. More
February 25, 2011 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will present the ATHENA Leadership Award on May 13 during the chamber's monthly luncheon. More
February 24, 2011 -- The DuPont Sabine River Works Women's Network sponsored a clothing drive in support of Friends Helping Friends. More
February 24, 2011 -- The Texas A&M University System has entered into a joint venture with Lisam Systems of Belgium to form Lisam America, Inc., which will provide workplace environmental health and safety compliance software and services in the country. More
February 24, 2011 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Houston has been selected to join the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. More
February 24, 2011 -- The Sixth Annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair, a collaboration between U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, the City of Galveston, the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, the Galveston Economic Development Partnership, UTMB and Workforce Solutions, was held at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Wednesday. More
February 24, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of Compass Pointe Homes' Galveston office. More
February 23, 2011 -- Andrews Kurth LLP has announced the addition of former Sony Ericsson deputy general counsel James V. Mahon as a Partner. More
February 23, 2011 -- Galveston's IHOP at The San Luis Resort is inviting the public to join it on March 1 to celebrate National Pancake Day and help the Children's Miracle Network. More
February 22, 2011 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for the 26th Annual Texas Crab Festival and the 2nd Annual Bolivar Slam Fishing Tournament to be held in May. More
February 22, 2011 -- Port of Houston President and CEO Alec Dreyer today reported to the Port Commission that 2011 is off to a good start. More
February 21, 2011 -- Canidium LLC Co-Founder Doug Erb will share the story of his success at the Houston Entrepreneur's Forum on Friday, February 25. More
February 21, 2011 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District today voted unanimously to approve a $41,875 service award request from Elogic Technologies, Inc. for additional port account computer system upgrades. More
February 21, 2011 -- Andrews Kurth today announced that Robin Russell has been appointed managing partner of the firm's Houston office. More
February 21, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for parents on topics to discuss with children regarding Internet safety. More
February 20, 2011 -- GreenEco Builders, L.L.C., Houston’s fastest growing green home builder, has announced its expansion and simultaneous grand opening, showcasing eight new model parks March 5-6. 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 -- GreenEco Builders, L.L.C., a Houston company, has announced its expansion and simultaneous grand opening, showcasing eight new model parks throughout the Greater Houston area on March 5 and 6. More
February 17, 2011 -- On Tuesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a christening ceremony for the Motor Vessel “Tanner II”; The Galveston Chamber of Commerce also conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to their membership. 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 16, 2011 -- A recording of Monday’s special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves has been posted on the Port of Galveston website. More
February 16, 2011 -- More than 300 visitors attended the Open House hosted by Gulf Copper Drydock & Rig Repair located on Pelican Island on Tuesday. The Galveston Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors officiated at the ribbon cutting and official opening of the newly constructed Fabricating Facility along with company principles Stephen Hale, CEO, Jonathan Hale, VP Capitol Projects, Leonard Hale, VP, Galveston Operations, company employees and guests. More
February 15, 2011 -- The La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for contestants for the Miss and Jr. Miss Sylvan Beach Scholarship Pageant. More
February 14, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves voted unanimously to move forward on an agreement with Bank of Montreal Capital Markets for a major investment at the Port of Galveston. More
February 14, 2011 -- The Tri-County Black Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting celebration to mark the expansion of the organization into Galveston County as part of the chamber's 2011 conference and annual meeting on February 25-26 in Galveston. More
February 14, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today began accepting nominations for the 14th Annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
February 12, 2011 -- The Hotel Galvez hosted a Mass Wedding Vow Renewal as part of the hotel's centennial celebration. photos by Robert Mihovil
February 10, 2011 -- Lockheed Martin has shipped out its first Orion crew module spacecraft structure from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to facilites in Denver where it will undergo a series of safety tests. More
February 10, 2011 -- Gulf Copper Drydock and Rig Repair in Galveston will officially open its new fabrication facility on Tuesday. More
February 10, 2011 -- Terry Beutler has been named the new director of sales for the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
February 10, 2011 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski recently led a delegation in a visit to Washington, D.C., and provided a report. Report
February 08, 2011 -- The American Institute of Architects recently elevated seven Houston architects to its prestigious College of Fellows. More
February 08, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today applauded a ruling by the United States International Trade Commission finding Chinese-imported drill pipe and drill collars have been "unfairly subsidized and dumped onto the American market". More
February 07, 2011 -- The PPG Industries Foundation donated $5,000 to the Kids Count Foundation for the St. John's After School Program, which partners with the La Porte Elementary School. More
February 07, 2011 -- The Texas Association of Partners in Education honored Project GRAD Houston, the Alley Theatre, and Shell Oil for their innovative partnerships serving the Houston Independent School District. More
February 07, 2011 -- Greater Houston Partnership President and CEO Jeff Moseley today issued a statement regarding an announcement of plans to lay off several Houston-area employees at Continental Airlines. More
February 07, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning for students to be wary of companies charging to find financial aid for college. More
February 06, 2011 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Rita’s Italian Ices on February 1. More
February 06, 2011 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Board of Directors recently held ribbon cuttings for four businesses. More
February 06, 2011 -- Brian Sattler of Bridge City has been elected the 2011 president of the Press Club of Southeast Texas. More
February 03, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership has rescheduled Friday's the State of the City Address with Houston Mayor Annise Parker to April 15. More
February 01, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday announced that it is exercising a one-year extension of a contract with Computer Science Corporation of Fort Worth to provide aircraft maintenance and modification support. More
January 31, 2011 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce on Friday hosted its Annual Membership Celebration at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center. More
January 31, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued five warning signs for consumers to be aware of when purchasing tickets to concerts or sporting events. More
January 31, 2011 -- The Third Annual Harris County International Trade & Transportation Conference is underway at the Hilton Americas - Houston. More
January 30, 2011 -- Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cuttings for Hotel Galvez & Spa's 100th anniversary, Four Points by Sheraton in Galveston, Interim Healthcare, and Galveston Island Humane Society. More
January 29, 2011 -- Linda Kloss, owner of “Stylin’ with Linda” Hair Salon, won the Bay Area Houston Magazine’s Best of the Bay Award for the Best Hair Stylist at the Bay Area Houston Magazine’s 14th Best of the Bay Awards, held at the Cullen’s Upscale American Grille, on Thursday, January 13. More
January 27, 2011 -- H&R Block has announced the launch of its Tax Central App for smart phones. More
January 27, 2011 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce has named John A. Walker Roofing, Inc. as the Business of the Year. More
January 27, 2011 -- Galveston City Council this afternoon is expected to authorize City Manager Steve LeBlanc to hire former Galveston County judge Jim Yarbrough as the city’s new economic development officer. More
January 27, 2011 -- The Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine recently installed new officers, naming Dr. Guru N. Reddy as president of the medical society and Dr. Robert Burrow as president of the academy of medicine. More
January 26, 2011 -- The United States Conference of Mayors has recognized the Port Arthur Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince, and the law firm of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP for their partnership that is credited with jump-starting the revitalization of the city. More
January 26, 2011 -- The Friendswood Chamber of Commerce has named HomeTown Bank of Friendswood as the 2010 Business of the Year. More
January 26, 2011 -- Andrews Kurth LLP on Monday announced the addition of Dallas attorney Dean William Harvey as a partner in the firm's corporate section. 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 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host Houston Department of Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz on Thursday to give his "State of the Airports" address. More
January 25, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to award a construction contract to Texas Technical Services, Inc. for the security system for the Phase 1 Stage 2 Container Yard and Administration, Maintenance and Repair, and Marine Emergency Buildings at the Bayport Terminal in an amount not to exceed $1,186,339. More
January 25, 2011 -- Researchers with the University of Houston will be participating in a symposium discussing computational surgery, such as robot-assisted surgery, January 26-28 at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston. More
January 25, 2011 -- The National Association of Home Builders has named Dan Gezella Sales Manager of the Year in The Nationals 2011 Gold Awards. More
January 25, 2011 -- Real estate broker Courtney Johnson Rose will take the reins of the Houston Real Estate Association as president during the Association's Annual Awards and Installation Banquet on Friday. More
January 24, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a five-year interlocal agreement with the City of Galveston for cruise terminal shuttle bus services. More
January 24, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve lease of Transit Shed #4 to Zilkha Biomass Fuels for the shipment of wood pellets from Texas to Europe. More
January 23, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Friday presented its Quasar Award for Exceptional Leadership in Economic Development to United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. More
January 21, 2011 -- Samuel Collins, III, who is about to graduate from the "Young Professional" category in the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, is encouaging other young people to become involved. More
January 20, 2011 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday recognized Gisela Houseman, a community activist from Orange, with the Don Kelly Award. More
January 20, 2011 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce has named former Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough as the 2010 Citizen of the Year. More
January 19, 2011 -- Bigge Crane and Rigging, one of the nation’s largest heavy construction contractors, recently opened their Gulf Coast headquarters at 14800 Jersey Shore Drive in Houston. More
January 18, 2011 -- Island Insurance Partners has entered into a lease agreement with Mitchell Historic Properties to occupy office space at the Washington Hotel Building in Galveston. More
January 18, 2011 -- Time Warner Cable will launch its new "Connect a Million Minds" education initiative on Wednesday with an event at the Harmony Science Academy in Beaumont. More
January 17, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership participated in a ceremony to sign memorandums of understanding with representatives of some of China’s largest firms in the areas of trade, health, biotechnology, real estate, manufacturing, banking and education. More
January 17, 2011 -- Southern News Group today announced that its ITV International Television station, which broadcasts on channel 55.5, is now streaming the station's programming online. More
January 17, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today offered tips on questions consumers should ask when considering joining a gym or health club. More
January 17, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Thursday held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Cargo Bay Road truck entrance. More
January 16, 2011 -- Jason Landry, President/CEO of Neches Federal Credit Union, has announced the promotions of Lisa Rowland and Jason Duplant to Vice President positions. More
January 14, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host a visit from Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Wang Chao and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machiner and Electronic Products on Monday. More
January 13, 2011 -- ERF Wireless announced that it has received a United States Patent Office notice of second CryptoVue patent award. More
January 12, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership held its 2011 Annual Meeting on Tuesday. More
January 12, 2011 -- H&R Block recently participated in four community involvement events. More
January 11, 2011 -- The Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Committee on Architecture for Health will present the 2011 Health Seminar, Exhibition and Social on February 24 at Trevisio Restaurant. More
January 10, 2011 -- Pattie Dale Tye, president of Humana Inc.'s commercial operations in Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, has been named one of Houston's "50 Most Influential Women of 2010" by Houston Woman Magazine. More
January 10, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided a list of "red flags" to be aware of when applying to a for-profit college. More
January 10, 2011 -- The Asian Chamber of Commerce of Houston will host its January luncheon on Thursday. More
January 10, 2011 -- H&R Block recently announced a partnership with the CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare to provide health screenings, vaccinations and other services for medically under-served residents in Houston. More
January 07, 2011 -- John Manlove Marketing & Comunications recently announced that it has been listed as among the top five largest advertising agencies in the Greater Houston Area by the Houston Business Journal. More
January 07, 2011 -- The Manatee County Port Authority recently re-elected Larry Bustle as chair of the port's board of commissioners. More
January 06, 2011 -- Science Applications International Corporation on Wednesday announced that it has achieved an award fee score of 95 on its safety and mission assurance support service contract with NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
January 06, 2011 -- The Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives recently elected members of its board of directors, including Gina Spagnola of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce and Jim Rich of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce. More
January 04, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Holistic Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural event on January 12 at The Omni Hotel in Houston. More
January 04, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has released its list of the top "scams and rip-offs" of 2010. More
January 03, 2011 -- The Clear Creek Education Foundation has named Doug Frazior as the organization’s first Executive Director. More
January 03, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will present United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison with the 2011 Quasar Award for exceptional leadership in Economic Development at the organization’s Annual Quasar Award Banquet on Friday, January 21 at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City. More
January 03, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Economic Development District, along with Baytown-West Chambers Economic Development Foundation and the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, will host an exporting workshop on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at San Jacinto College Central Campus More
January 03, 2011 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Director Barbara Cutsinger reports in her January issue of Business Development Update that Nestlé Waters North America is moving forward on its new bottled water manufacturing operation on a 312,000 square foot lease at the Republic Distribution Center in Pasadena. More
December 30, 2010 -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Pasadena Refining Services Inc. with 21 serious violations for exposing workers to multiple safety and health hazards at the company’s facility in Pasadena. More
December 29, 2010 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union's Board of Directors today announced a pay out of $1 million in bonus dividends and loan interest refunds to its membership. More
December 28, 2010 -- HomeTown Bank will open a new branch in downtown Friendswood on Wednesday. More
December 28, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced the winners of the 2010 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. More
December 28, 2010 -- Express Employment Professionals on Monday announced that a recent survey shows that levels of increased workloads and stress are growing across the country. More
December 28, 2010 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a citation with proposed penalties of $81,000 against Horseshoe Construction, Inc. in Galena Park on charges of failing to protect workers from excavation hazards. More
December 27, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips for consumers looking to take control of their finances in 2011. More
December 27, 2010 -- Port Arthur Small Business Summit 2011 will be held on Tuesday, January 18 at the Digital Workforce Academy in Port Arthur. More
December 23, 2010 -- Forest2Market has provided a report on timber prices for 2010. More
December 22, 2010 -- The Texas Business Alliance on Tuesday announced its newly elected chair and officers for the alliances' board of directors. More
December 21, 2010 -- Hurricane Consulting, Inc. in Friendswood recently held its traditional end of hurricane season "Thank You" lunch with the National Weather Service's Houston-Galveston Office. More
December 17, 2010 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area recently received donations of clothes collected during a benefit drive by the employees of INEOS Olefins & Polymers, USA. More
December 17, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas recently named the officers of the bureau's Board of Directors for 2011. More
December 16, 2010 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today reported that Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tracye McDaniel has been chosen by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to lead "Choose New Jersey", a non-profit organization tasked with facilitating business attraction and retention. More
December 16, 2010 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Wednesday voted 5-0-2, with Don Suderman and Robert Hoskins abstaining, to grant a stevedore license to Superior Stevedoring Services, L.T.D., a business owned by John Sullivan. More
December 16, 2010 -- The Port of Houston Authority has issued a press release regarding Tuesday's meeting of the Port Commission. More
December 16, 2010 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Wednesday unveiled its economic forecast for the city in 2011. More
December 14, 2010 -- The Sierra Club and Environment Texas today filed a lawsuit in federal district court against ExxonMobil Corporation and two subsidiaries claiming violations of the Clean Air Act regarding emissions at a refinery and chemical plant complex in Baytown. More
December 14, 2010 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to award a professional services contract to John C. Martin Associates, LLC for the development of an economic impact study for the PHA, in an amount not to exceed $90,000. More
December 13, 2010 -- POSTPONED: The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will consider strategic initiatives at a workshop on Tuesday, December 14, at the Intercontinental Hotel, located at 2222 West Loop South. More
December 13, 2010 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to accept the annual audit by Terry Whiddon of Funchess, Mills, White and Associates. More
December 13, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided advice on how to best make donations during the holiday season. More
December 12, 2010 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association on Friday hosted its annual Holiday Party at its headquarters at 1717 Turning Basin Drive. More
December 09, 2010 -- The United States Department of Energy today announced that three Texas companies, including one in Houston, will be the first industrial plants in the country to be certified under the Superior Energy Performance program, a market-based industrial energy efficiency program. More
December 09, 2010 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership held its annual Holiday Party at The Admiral at Clear Lake on Wednesday. More
December 09, 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation employee Fareed Hayek was recently recognized as a Space Flight Honoree by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for his contribution to human space flight. More
December 09, 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation on Tuesday announced that two of its employees, Jenny Andrews and Bryan Fuqua, were recently presented Silver Snoopy Awards by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut Corps impacting astronaut safety. More
December 09, 2010 -- San Jacinto College South was recently named the 2010 Business of the Year by the South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce. More
December 09, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Jungle Restaurant. More
December 08, 2010 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will present United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison with the 2011 Quasar Award on January 21. More
December 08, 2010 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will release its jobs forecast for the coming year at the Houston Region Economic Outlook event on December 15 at the Intercontinental Hotel. 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 06, 2010 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it will begin a $92 million expansion and renovation project for its facilities. More
December 06, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for businesses looking to prevent illnesses at the workplace. More
December 02, 2010 -- Null-Lairson, PC today announced that Jennifer Esch, CPA, will be joining the firm as a tax partner. More
December 01, 2010 -- Guidry News Service has been designated by the Galveston Historical Foundation as Lead Sponsor for the Elissa Dry-Docking Campaign for the preservation and maintenance of national treasure, The 1877 Elissa, Texas' Official Tall Ship. More
December 01, 2010 -- ERF Wireless on Tuesday announced that the company has entered into a master services agreement with Skybeam, Inc. for the delivery of wholesale Internet and bandwidth services to ERF's oil and gas subsidiary to provide "digital oil field solutions" to companies in Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma. More
December 01, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Samson Lone Star LLC. More
November 30, 2010 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves met this afternoon to discuss the FY2011 Operating, Renewal & Replacement, and Capital Improvement budgets. More
November 29, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning and tips regarding the top holiday scams this season. More
November 24, 2010 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting on December 2 for members to meet with city officials regarding the city's proposed sign ordinance. More
November 24, 2010 -- Nutty Jerry's a family event center in Winnie, Texas, will host the "Thank God for Texas Festival" on Saturday and Sunday. More
November 23, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday provided tips for safe online shopping during "Cyber Monday", which falls the Monday after Thanksgiving. More
November 23, 2010 -- Dr. Bernard Milstein, founder of The Eye Clinic of Texas, was recently recognized for the sixth consecutive year as a "Super Doctor" by Texas Monthly. More
November 22, 2010 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau recently elected new officers for its board of directors. More
November 22, 2010 -- Port of Beaumont Director Chris Fisher today reported to the port’s Board of Commissioners that the Beaumont Main Street project will be seeking tax abatements for the development. More
November 19, 2010 -- Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves Chair Roland Bassett today corrected a newspaper article about the West University Plan for downtown redevelopment that is being proposed by former mayor Barbara Crews, insisting that the Port of Galveston has not approved the plan. More
November 18, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony and promotional event on Tuesday for Amigo Energy and Savarese Promotions in advance of "The Brawl at the Seawall" boxing match set for Saturday. More
November 17, 2010 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Marketing Manager Barbara Cutzinger reports in her latest BAHEP Business Development Update that work will begin soon on a four-story office building in the Nassau Bay Town Square. More
November 16, 2010 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today applauded the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership for its work on saving jobs at the Johnson Space Center. More
November 15, 2010 -- Finding a great agility and speed training facility in Jefferson and Orange Counties has been impossible until now. Here at “Basketball Basics” and or “Football Training Facility”, our staff loves to help kids ages four to fourteen in basketball and four to eleven in football gain more speed and agility to compete on a higher level. More
November 15, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for traveling safely for the holidays. More
November 12, 2010 -- Barrios Technology recently donated $1,000 to the Assistance League of Bay Area's Operation School Bell, which provides clothing for children in need. More
November 12, 2010 -- LyondellBasell will demolish a non-operating area of its Bayport Polymers Plant in Pasadena on Saturday. More
November 11, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas recently elected ten members to the bureau's board of directors. More
November 08, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on creating and keeping a holiday budget. More
November 08, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Bob Stone A/C & Heating, LLC. More
November 08, 2010 -- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County President and CEO George Greanias will deliver the "State of METRO" address at the Greater Houston Partnership luncheon on Tuesday. 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 05, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for the University of Texas Medical Branch Optical Center and the D'Feet Breast Cancer 10th Annual Run/Walk. More
November 04, 2010 -- Aurora Community Development Corporation will co-host the City of Port Arthur and EPA Environmental Justice Summit at the Golden Triangle Empowerment Center in Downtown Port Author on November 8 and 9. More
November 02, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued tips to avoid becoming a victim of "ATM Skimming". More
November 01, 2010 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District at a special meeting today voted unanimously to approve an assignment, assumption and consent agreement by and among Louis Dreyfus Corporation, LD Commodities Beaumont Export Elevator LLC and the Port of Beaumont regarding the lease of the port’s grain elevator, as well as a guaranty agreement with Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC. More
November 01, 2010 -- The Port of Galveston has announced that the port has signed an agrement with the Panama Canal Authority for the two agencies to partner in facilitating international trade and new business in promoting the "All-Water Route" from Asia to the United States East and Gulf coasts via the Panama Canal. More
October 28, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the dedication of the Odyssey Academy's new name as "The Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr. Odyssey Academy". More
October 28, 2010 -- The Texas Credit Union League recently presented EECU, a credit union based in Fort Worth, with the "Juntos Avanzamos" designation in recognition of the credit union's efforts to meet the financial services needs of Hispanic families. More
October 26, 2010 -- The City of Pasadena recently awarded RSC Equipment Rental as the city's Industry of the Month. More
October 25, 2010 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve an expenditure of $360,000 to fund the port’s share of costs to renovate the Old Galveston Causeway. More
October 25, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today applauded new Federal Trade Commission regulations designed to protect against deceptive offers for debt relief, which go into effect on Wednesday. More
October 25, 2010 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission will meet on Tuesday to consider a $700,000 expenditure for parts and repair for wharf and rubber-tired gantry cranes. More
October 24, 2010 -- According to the latest Google analytics reports, since it was launched six months ago, AccessCamping.com has gone from literally being the “new kid on the block” to being one of the top 10 most frequently searched websites with campground lists. More
October 22, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies for East Coast Public Adjusters and Boudreaux's on the Bayou Shores RV Resort. More
October 21, 2010 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently announced a public-private partnership aimed at reducing pollution from marine and locomotive sources while also producing jobs in the manufacturing, maritime and railroad industries in Texas, Pennsylvania and Michigan. 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 -- The University of Houston's Hurricane Business Recovery Center, in partnership with the League City Office of Emergency Management, will offer a free workshop for small business owners regarding online security on October 27 at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center. More
October 20, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host an open house event on Thursday as part of Texas Chamber of Commerce Week. More
October 20, 2010 -- Port Manatee in Florida is accepting reservations for free one-hour tours of the port, which begin October 27 and run through May 11. More
October 19, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently received two first place "Outstanding Program of the Year" awards from the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. More
October 18, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for business owners looking to create a succession plan for their businesses. More
October 17, 2010 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted a leadership retreat at Webster’s Hilton Garden Inn to strategize on travel and tourism goals for the region. More
October 14, 2010 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union has announced that it is holding its "Together We Can Do Good" food drive initiative by providing a $25 donation for every vehicle financed at the credit union in October, November and December. More
October 14, 2010 -- The Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities recently announced that it is seeking an almost $150 million rate reduction from CenterPoint Energy for electricity rates in the Houston-Galveston area. More
October 13, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has approved a resolution asking Galveston City Council to reverse itself on the ordinance regulating smoking in bars, again. More
October 11, 2010 -- Port of Houston Authority Vice President of Public Affairs Argentina James has announced her resignation, but will continue her relationship with the Port Authority as a public relations consultant through her new firm HillDay Public Relations, Inc. More
October 11, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to prevent "cramming", or charges billed to telephone bills. More
October 07, 2010 -- The Port of Galveston and Carnival Cruise Lines today welcomed the four millionth cruise passenger. More
October 07, 2010 -- The Center for Houston's Future recently held the first session of the center's Fall 2010 Business/Civic Leadership Forum in Sugarland. More
October 05, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued a warning to consumers to be wary of free trial offers online for diet pills, work at home jobs and teeth whiteners, among other products and services. More
October 04, 2010 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Friday announced that the port has partnered with the City of Houston, The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County and the Houston Independent School District to launch a small business initiative. More
September 30, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas recently advised consumers to exercise caution when purchasing items from seasonal Halloween stores this year. More
September 30, 2010 -- Connected Texas recently announced that it has been awarded a $4.9 million federal grant to support efforts to increase broadband services across the state. More
September 28, 2010 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to enter into a two-year professional services contract, in an amount not to exceed $340,000, with Ben Line Agencies Limited Singapore for promotion of Asian trade. More
September 27, 2010 -- Southwest Airlines today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AirTran Airways. More
September 27, 2010 -- Port of Beaumont Director Chris Fisher reported to the Board of Commissioners today that the port processed almost 50 percent more cargo in Fiscal Year 2010 than the previous year. More
September 24, 2010 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced upcoming events in the Bay Area, including the South West International Boat Show. More
September 22, 2010 -- Port Manatee in Florida on Tuesday announced that it will share in a $3.34 million grant to fund the Cross Gulf Container Expansion Project between the ports of Manatee and Brownsville, Texas. More
September 21, 2010 -- The University of Houston's Hurricane Business Recovery Center will host a "Business Breakfast Connection" for small business owners on September 28 at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort. More
September 20, 2010 -- BP today announced that it intends to join the proposed Marine Well Containment Company and make its underwater well containment equipment available to all oil and gas companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico. More
September 20, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the 11th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on October 14 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
September 20, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for several local businesses. More
September 19, 2010 -- Port of Houston Commissioner Kase Lawal has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a member of the White House Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. More
September 19, 2010 -- The Board of Commissioners for the Port of Lake Charles on Friday took initial steps to secure a new $350 million gaming resort to replace the cancelled Sugarcane Bay Resort formerly proposed by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. More
September 18, 2010 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Friday voted unanimously to approve an annual salary of $93,600 for Mark Murchison who has been hired by Port Director Steve Cernak as the new finance director for the port. More
September 17, 2010 -- BP has provided an update on developments in the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident. More
September 13, 2010 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of Transportation luncheon with Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst as the featured speaker on Monday. More
September 13, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on how to avoid untrustworthy roofers. More
September 13, 2010 -- BP today announced that it has re-started relief well drilling operations to complete the isolation of the well at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
September 13, 2010 -- Hotel Galvez in Galveston is hosting an art competition for the hotel's centennial celebration, which will be held in 2011. More
September 10, 2010 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted 5-0-1, with Rusty Legg abstaining, to appoint John Manlove to fill the vacancy on the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves created when Roger Quiroga resigned from the wharves board to take an executive position with the Port of Galveston. More
September 08, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Tuesday announced that complaints about third-party and in-house debt collectors have increased, and provided tips when dealing with a collector who is seeking payment of a debt an individual does not owe. More
September 08, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" free document shredding event on Saturday at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont. More
September 07, 2010 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that his office has filed suit against Equistar Chemical, L.P., a subsidiary of LyondellBassell Industries, on charges that the company allegedly caused illegal air pollution during an incident in December at the Equistar plant in Channelview. More
September 07, 2010 -- BP today announced that it is providing $10 million to the National Institutes of Health to support a study of potential health issues related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
September 06, 2010 -- Awakened Yoga Studio will hold a free yoga class on Sugar Land Town Square on September 6. More
September 03, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies for The Sunshine Center and Robyn Pandolph Design Studio. More
September 03, 2010 -- Cherry Demolition, Inc. in Houston recently received a safety award from the Associated Builders and Contractors organization. More
September 02, 2010 -- The Port of Galveston Police Department today concluded a three-day waterside security operational training and technology demonstration seminar for regional maritime stakeholders and marine law enforcement agencies. More
September 02, 2010 -- Nutty Jerry's, a 60,000 square foot multi-purpose entertainment complex in Winnie, Texas, has announced that it will open on September 18. More
August 31, 2010 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority authorized a $512,502 construction contract to Sullivan Land Services, Ltd. for maintenance dredging at Bayport Wharf No. 3 and approved a proposal to host the 2014 American Association of Port Authorities annual conference. More
August 31, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce today announced that a recent survey sponsored by the chamber "indicates strong support for casinos on Galveston Island". More
August 31, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" event on September 11 at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont. 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 -- Reliant Energy on Monday announced that it will donate up to $10 million through its new Collegiate Plan, which allows a $25 donation to the college or university of choice for each customer who signs up for the plan. 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 30, 2010 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District today voted unanimously to approve the FY 2010/2011 Budget and the tax rate to support the budget. More
August 26, 2010 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that Texas is growing as a major contributor to North America's cruise industry, and that the state's economic contributions are "driven primarily" by cruise operations from Galveston. More
August 26, 2010 -- BP on Wednesday announced that it is deploying "Wave Gliders", unmanned, satellite-controlled vehicles, as part of the company's long-term monitoring and research program in the Gulf of Mexico. More
August 26, 2010 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Marketing Manager reports in her new Business Development Update that Water and Power Technologies will be moving into its new 20,000 square foot facility at Bay Oaks Business Park. More
August 25, 2010 -- Reliant Park has announced that nearly 50,000 tickets have been sold for the kick-off game of the 2010 college football season between the Rice Owls and the Texas Longhorns, which will be played on September 4 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. More
August 25, 2010 -- The University of Houston Hurricane Business Recovery Center will host a free workshop entitled "Marketing in Today's Economy" on August 31 at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort. More
August 24, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday provided tips for college-bound students to avoid identity theft. 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 -- BP on Monday announced that the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has assumed responsibility for claims made by individuals and businesses in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
August 23, 2010 -- The University of Houston's Hurricane Business Recovery Center will present a free workshop on business insurance and claims at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center on Wednesday. More
August 23, 2010 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted 5-1 (Correct), with Eddie Walsh opposed, to approve an annual salary of $76,379 for former wharves board member Roger Quiroga to take the position of Director of Real Estate and External Affairs. More
August 20, 2010 -- Patron Technology, creator of PatronMail, an email marketing service primarily for arts and non-profit organizations, has recently launched PatronManager CRM, a customer relationship management system to enhance audience development. More
August 19, 2010 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Visual Signs & Shipping, Chloe Nails & Spa, Gay Buick, GMC, KIA, Dr. Sridevi Pavuluri, Compassionate Care Hospice and Houston Hurricane Protection. More
August 17, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host the 2010 Clean Air Action Leadership Awards Luncheon on Thursday to recognize employers and local governments "leading the way in offering commuter benefits to their employees and for adopting clean fleet policies". More
August 17, 2010 -- BP today announced that it is in the final stages of transferring responsibility for individual and business claims for the Gulf Coast oil spill, which have so far exceeded $368 million, to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. More
August 17, 2010 -- Galveston County, along with the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce, today held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Mid-County Annex Building in Texas City. More
August 16, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance on how to research charities before providing a donation. More
August 16, 2010 -- BP today announced that it is providing $52 million to federal and state health organizations to fund behavorial health support and outreach programs in the Gulf Coast region to assist those impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
August 13, 2010 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is holding a public hearing on September 14 regarding proposed revisions to permits for the construction and modification of oil and gas production facilities. More
August 13, 2010 -- BP today announced that it has completed a well pressure test on the Deepwater Horizon site oil well, and currently reviewing the results of the tests with a federal science team. More
August 12, 2010 -- Port of Galveston Director Steve Cernak and James I. Newsome, president and CEO of the South Carolina State Ports Authority have applauded Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood for his support of coastwise feeder and domestic marine freight services. More
August 12, 2010 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the 2010 Texas Business Conference on August 27 at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston. More
August 11, 2010 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed a legal challenge to the Obama Administration’s offshore drilling moratorium. More
August 09, 2010 -- The 5th Annual North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce Politically Incorrect Dinner was held on August 6. More
August 09, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips regarding the purchase of satellite television service, noting common customer grievances filed with the BBB concerning their service. More
August 09, 2010 -- The Seabrook Association recently recognized new members of the association during their meeting at Lakewood Yacht Club. More
August 09, 2010 -- BP today announced that it has established a trust and made an initial $3 billion deposit to provide an eventual $20 billion escrow account to pay claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon incident and resulting oil and gas spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More
August 06, 2010 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for the opening of Amburn Road, Rosario's Flying Pizza & Restaurant, AMOCO Federal Credit Union and St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church. More
August 06, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Maggie Rita's Mexican Grill & Bar and ACHTWOO Pool & Spa Professionals, LLC. More
August 06, 2010 -- BP on Thursday announced that it has made claim payments in excess of $300 million to individuals and businesses impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf Coast. More
August 05, 2010 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker reports that she has initiated a partnership for international economic development between Houston and Chongquing, a major city in central China with a population of approximately 32 million people. More
August 05, 2010 -- BP today began pumping cement into the MC252 well, the well damaged by the Deepwater Horizon incident, as part of the static kill procedure to permanently seal the leaking oil well. More
August 03, 2010 -- Update: BP has started its "static kill" operations today, and is pumping drilling mud into the well to seal it from leaking. More
August 03, 2010 -- BP today announced that it has taken action to expedite claim payments to businesses impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More
August 02, 2010 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Past Chairmen announced at the July Board of Directors meeting that they are honoring Jimmy Hayley, Chamber President, by naming the Chamber building in his honor. More
August 01, 2010 -- NASA has awarded a contract to Raytheon Technical Services Co. of Webster, Texas, to operate, maintain and provide sustaining engineering at the Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and Space Vehicle Mockup Facility in Houston. More
July 30, 2010 -- BP today announced that the company has hired Witt Associates to support BP's work to restore Gulf Coast communities damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 30, 2010 -- BP today announced that the company has established a $100 million fund through the Baton Rouge Foundation to assist displaced oil rig workers. More
July 30, 2010 -- Members of Galveston City Council were the featured speakers at the Galveston Chamber of Commerce's "Visions Into the Future" luncheon on Thursday. 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 28, 2010 -- BP today announced that it will pay an estimated $60 million in August on advance payments for claims made by Gulf Coast residents and businesses who lost income or net profit due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 27, 2010 -- Port of Houston Authority Chief Executive Officer Alec Dreyer reported to the PHA Commission today that business at the port continued to improve during June. Jeffrey L. Boney, chief executive officer of the Texas Business Alliance, presented the Soaring Eagle Award to Commissioner Case Lawal for his support of the Women Business Enterprise and Minority Business Enterprise programs. More
July 26, 2010 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to accept the Federal Single Audit Report on the expenditure of federal funds which was prepared by Null-Lairson, P.C. More
July 26, 2010 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today elected Roland Bassett as its chair for the next year. More
July 26, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided explanations on differences between debt consolidation, debt negotiation and debt elimination plans. More
July 26, 2010 -- BP today provided an update on the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 25, 2010 -- The International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Houston, hosted a Salute to the Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts of America on July 22. More
July 23, 2010 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday will hold its annual meeting. More
July 23, 2010 -- The Holiday Inn in Kemah has announced that it will open on Monday. More
July 23, 2010 -- BP today provided an update on the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More
July 22, 2010 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union will open its new Friendswood Branch location on Monday. More
July 22, 2010 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet on July 27 to consider authorizing a $500,000 expenditure for implementation of a program to decrease air emissions from local marine and locomotive sources. More
July 21, 2010 -- Apache Corporation on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to acquire BP's oil and gas operations, acreage and infrastructure in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico, as well as Egypt's Western Desert, for a total of $7 billion. More
July 20, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Mooring Recovery Services, Inc., Prudential Gary Greene/Crystal Beach, Galveston Ballet, and Papa's Pizza. More
July 19, 2010 -- Null-Lairson, PC today announced that the accounting firm has launched a redesign of the company's web site. More
July 19, 2010 -- The City of Pasadena recently named Albemarle as "Industry of the Month". More
July 19, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued warnings regarding scams involving jobs, charities and claims related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 16, 2010 -- BP today announced that it has paid more than $200 million in claims to residents along the Gulf Coast affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 15, 2010 -- BP America today announced that a well integrity test commenced today on the Deepwater Horizon oil well to determine the effectiveness of a capping stack placed on the well in stopping the release of oil into the ocean. More
July 13, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced that it is conducting a survey, in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportaion, of Houston-Galveston area businesses to obtain information about the amount of traffic going to and from different types of businesses. More
July 12, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today offered advice for entrepreneurs on how to increase their chances for receiving small business loans. More
July 12, 2010 -- Lockheed Martin recently announced that the Orion crew exploration vehicle has met critical human spaceflight requirements as set forth in a first phase safety review by NASA's Constellation Safety and Engineering Review Panel. More
July 12, 2010 -- BP today provided an update on its response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 11, 2010 -- Mitchell Historic Properties recently announced the appointment of Marty Miles as hotel manager for The Tremont House, a Wyndham Grand® Hotel, and Harbor House Hotel & Marina. More
July 09, 2010 -- Scott Arnold has opened the Granite Room in Galveston, "an upscale lounge and appetizer bar". More
July 07, 2010 -- PerioHealth Professionals has launched a new website geared toward consumers interested in guided dental implant surgery, "which uses computer technology and 3D digital X-rays to ensure the most personalized and precise implant placement possible". More
July 01, 2010 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host a Hurricane Preparedness Luncheon on July 8 at the Doyle Convention Center. More
July 01, 2010 -- TXU Energy today implemented its summer moratorium on disconnects for customers. More
June 30, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued a warning to car shoppers to beware of web sites offering "too-good-to-be-true" deals on repossessed cars. More
June 30, 2010 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday announced that Beaumont will host the 2011 Texas State H.O.G. Rally in May, an event expected to bring in approximately $2.99 million to Beaumont's economy. More
June 29, 2010 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to authorize a $600,000 payment to the United States Army Corps of Engineers for dredging the port’s Sims Bayou facility, a $1,375,000 payment to the Corps for dredging the port’s Woodhouse facilities, and a payment to the Corps, not to exceed $1,250,000, for additional improvements of Placement Areas 14 and 15 at the Port of Houston. More
June 28, 2010 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a debris removal program at Pier 19, at a cost not to exceed $16,800. 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 25, 2010 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce recently made a donation to football booster clubs at Dickinson, Clear Brook, Clear Creek, Clear Lake and Clear Springs high schools. More
June 25, 2010 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a reception on Thursday for the Board of Directors and staff of the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority. More
June 24, 2010 -- Port of Houston Authority Chief Executive Officer Alec Dreyer was the featured speaker at a membership meeting of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership at Lakewood Yacht Club on Wednesday. More
June 22, 2010 -- Harris County Commissioners Court and Houston City Council in joint session this afternoon voted unanimously to reappoint James T. Edmonds as chair of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. More
June 22, 2010 -- The National Federation of Independent Business/Texas today announced that it has named Kathy Barber as new legislative director at the federation's Austin office. More
June 21, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on selling gold items, whether online or in person. More
June 20, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cuttings for WILLTHING, LLC, Stars Beach Club, SMI Insurance Agency, D’Vine Wine of Galveston, and Republic Parts Company. More
June 20, 2010 -- Lockheed Martin Chair and Chief Executive Officer Bob Stevens hosted a breakfast last week to give reporters an update on the corporation’s programs and priorities and an opportunity to interface with the corporation’s senior leadership team and program experts. 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 18, 2010 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce has announced the results of the 2010 FunFest. More
June 18, 2010 -- Bay Area Houston Magazine celebrated it 10th anniversary at Cullen’s Upscale American Grille on June 10. More
June 14, 2010 -- Representatives of the Port of Galveston and the Port of Houston heard community input about the proposed Pelican Island Container Terminal in an open house at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis on Monday. More
June 14, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance for those planning to donate to or volunteer for aid and rescue organizations assisting with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 11, 2010 -- The University of Houston Hurricane Business Recovery Center will host a seminar on June 17 to provide businesses with tips and tools in forming a plan for hurricane preparedness. More
June 11, 2010 -- Federal, state and local officials, as well as representatives related to the cruise/tourism industry, attended a reception for Carnival Corporation on Wednesday at Rudy and Paco in Galveston. More
June 11, 2010 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Director of of Development Barbara Cutsinger reports in the June 10 issue of BAHEP Business Development Update that NA Industries, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Shokubai Co. LTD, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, will build a new $100 million plant in Bay Area Houston to produce superabsorbent polymers. More
June 11, 2010 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership President Bob Mitchell today responsed to an announcement by NASA that contractors working on the Constellation Program must cut back their expenses to meet with a termination liability clause in the event the project is cancelled. More
June 10, 2010 -- The United States Department of Energy today announced that Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. in Port Arthur has been selected to receive a $253 million investment from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to demonstrate large-scale carbon capture and storage from industrial sources. More
June 10, 2010 -- Texas Tech University on Wednesday announced that it has signed a license agreement with RI Scientific, LLC for a chemical additive that makes certain antibiotics viable against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. More
June 07, 2010 -- Henry Freudenburg, a longtime insurance agent on Galveston Island, today announced that Metropolitan Life, Auto & Home Insurance is now in Galveston County and willing to write homeowners policies with windstorm included. More
June 07, 2010 -- Tim Nicoladis, managing partner of the new $2.8 million State of the Art Firestone Complete Auto Center in Dickinson, Texas, has been honored with numerous Customer Service Awards for excellence and achievement. More
June 07, 2010 -- The law firm of Escamilla, Poneck & Cruz, LLP on Friday announced that the Texas Supreme Court has issued an emergency stay on a court order by the 172nd District Court requiring Internet company Google to reveal the identities of two anonymous bloggers whose web sites criticized Philip R. Klein. More
June 03, 2010 -- The Center for Houston's Future tonight is hosting a reunion for graduates of its Business and Civic Leadership Forums. More
June 03, 2010 -- The United States Army has announced a line up of more than 100 participants in its first "Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium", which will be held June 8-9 at Fort Bliss in Texas. More
June 01, 2010 -- Port of Houston Authority Chief Executive Officer Alec Dreyer presented his report on the first four months of 2010 to the PHA Board of Commissioners today. More
June 01, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning to families and small business owners concerning advance fee loan scams. More
May 31, 2010 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Board Members recently held ribbon cuttings for UTMB Specialty Care Center, CHRISTUS St. Johns Sports Center, and Re/Max Cherished Properties. More
May 31, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for Happy Pretty You!, Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, and Capital Q BBQ during April and May. More
May 31, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate The Islander Magazine May 25. More
May 28, 2010 -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation announced that it was recently recognized by the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association with seven safety awards. More
May 28, 2010 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority next Tuesday will consider authorizing $2.7 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform critical dredging of the channels adjacent to PHA's Turning Basin and Barbours Cut docks. More
May 27, 2010 -- Wayne Byrd has resigned his position as Finance Director of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. More
May 27, 2010 -- Houston Northwest Medical Center has become the first Community of Respect™ Medical Center in the Anti-Defamation League’s Southwest Region. 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 25, 2010 -- The Golden Triangle Empowerment Center and Small Business Incubator held its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at its Downtown Port Arthur location at 617 Procter Street. More
May 24, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided a list of free online resources for entrepreneurs as part of National Small Business Week. More
May 23, 2010 -- Ten Mainland Galveston County teachers recently received $500 grants from Sterling Bank to assist them in purchasing materials to enhance their classrooms and their students’ learning experience. More
May 20, 2010 -- West Gulf Maritime Association Senior Vice President of Maritime Affairs Niels Aalund was recognized as Maritime Person of the Year by the International Propeller Club. More
May 19, 2010 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Galveston County today approved a schedule of pilotage rate increases for the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
May 19, 2010 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County gave final approval to the Galveston-Texas City Pilots rate application, announced Capt. Wallace Hogan, Jr., Presiding Officer for the pilots. News Release
May 17, 2010 -- The Golden Triangle Empowerment Center and Small Business Incubator on Tuesday, May 25 will open a new empowerment center on Procter Street in Port Arthur. More
May 17, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned of a surge in healthcare-related insurance scams due to "a tight economy and in the wake of the new national healthcare reform bill". More
May 17, 2010 -- SETXsocialcenter.com has announced that Justin McCullough has been named as the organization's Chief Operating Officer. More
May 10, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on avoiding scams when moving to a different home. More
May 06, 2010 -- Workshops conducted by Houston based actress and singer Deborah Boily and Leading Musical Director Steven Jones will be held in June. More
May 06, 2010 -- The Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today announced that Mason Construction has been selected to receive the Spindletop Award for outstanding corporate citizenship. More
May 06, 2010 -- Classic Chevrolet-Cadillac of Beaumont and Copy & Camera Technologies in Beaumont and Lafayette are the winners of the 2010 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust presented Tuesday night by the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas during its 13th annual awards presentation banquet. More
May 06, 2010 -- TXU Energy today announced that it has declared a summer moratorium on electric service disconnects for customers in need. More
May 05, 2010 -- The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce held a Cinco de Mayo ribbon cutting ceremony for Calientes Grill & Cantina on Wednesday. More
May 03, 2010 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Galveston County today voted unanimously to approve rate adjustments requested by the Galveston-Texas City Pilots Association. More
May 03, 2010 -- The Texas Association of Campground Owners today announced that several campgrounds and RV parks throughout the state are investing in capital improvement projects and some "modest expansions" this year. More
May 03, 2010 -- The Texas Credit Union League today announced that Beacon Federal Credit Union in La Porte now flies a "Juntos Avanzamos" flag, noting its designation "as a financial institution with a long-term vision and commitment to serving the financial needs of Texas hispanics of modest means". More
May 02, 2010 -- Houston-based Sequent Energy Management, L.P. has teamed with Texas Center for the Missing to become the title sponsor for the May 6 charity golf tournament to benefit TCFM. More
May 01, 2010 -- The American National Insurance Company Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 77 cents per share on its common stock, CUSIP #028591-105, payable June 18, 2010 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 4, 2010. More
April 30, 2010 -- Sterling Bank recently launched a grant program for Mainland Galveston County schools. More
April 30, 2010 -- Express Employment Professionals will host a training and fundraising event on May 5 at San Jacinto College's Central campus. More
April 29, 2010 -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation on Friday announced that it has been awarded the Occupational Safety Performance Award for 2009 from the American Petroleum Institute. More
April 29, 2010 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Chloe Nails in Dickinson. More
April 27, 2010 -- American National Insurance Company announced first quarter 2010 net income of $34,778,000 compared to a net loss of $47,695,000 for the same period in 2009. More
April 27, 2010 -- Port of Houston Authority Chief Executive Officer Alec Dreyer today reported to the PHA Commission that the economic situation at the port continued to improve during March. More
April 23, 2010 -- The Texas Orthopaedic Association has announced that Dr. Edward Seade of Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin has been elected as the association's new president. More
April 19, 2010 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Galveston County today held a preliminary hearing on a new request for a rate adjustment by the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
April 19, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that it has partnered with Capital One Financial Corporation to create a set of resources to help consumers learn how to effectively manage credit. More
April 19, 2010 -- The University of Houston Hurricane Business Recovery Center will host a free Facebook workshop for small businesses on April 29 Casa del Mar's Sunrise Room in Galveston. More
April 19, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce held six ribbon cutting ceremonies in March. More
April 18, 2010 -- The 2nd Annual "Nalgene Least Wasteful Cities Study" has ranked San Francisco the top city, and Houston the last, for responsible consumption and eco-friendly behavior. More
April 18, 2010 -- The Board of Directors of the Houston Downtown Management District last week voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of intent to install telecommunications infrastructure in the downtown tunnel system. More
April 16, 2010 -- One Green Street will host "Fashion Fusion - The Spring Show" eco-fashion event on Saturday. More
April 15, 2010 -- Minuteman Press-Bay Area on Monday announced that it has received the top management award from CPrint International. More
April 13, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the finalists for the 2010 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
April 12, 2010 -- Community National Bank in Bellaire will host the "Great Bellaire Paper Shred" on April 17. More
April 10, 2010 -- James B. Evans, Director of the UH Hurricane Business Recovery Center and an authority on small business development, and former heavyweight champion, entrepreneur and author George Foreman, were featured speakers at the 5th Annual Veterans’ Entrepreneurship Seminar. More
April 09, 2010 -- Hilton Americas-Houston hotel has announced that the hotel recently received a Four Diamond rating from the American Automobile Association. More
April 09, 2010 -- The Tremont House Hotel in Galveston recently donated $15,000 to the Rosenberg Library. More
April 08, 2010 -- The third annual Women's Conference - "Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, and Spirit" will host actress Holland Taylor as a headline speaker at the event, which will be held April 22 at the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. More
April 08, 2010 -- Tickets are available for the Houston Propeller Club’s annual National Maritime Day luncheon on May 19 which will honor Niels Aalund, senior vice-president of the West Gulf Maritime Association, as the Houston Propeller Club’s 2010 “Maritime Person of the Year". More
April 05, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" event on Saturday at Central Mall in Beaumont. More
April 01, 2010 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Wednesday held a workshop on the Galveston County Causeway Bridge Contract. More
April 01, 2010 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau on Wednesday announced that Susie Luquette has joined the bureau as its new convention servicing manager. More
March 30, 2010 -- The Galveston County Small Business Development Center will offer a six-week course entitled "Start-Smart, Grow-Smart" beginning April 7. More
March 29, 2010 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, the Wharves Board Finance Committee and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation all discussed issues related to the 2008 Audit, an engagement letter for the 2009 Audit and allegations of fraud made by former wharves board member Charlotte O'Rourke and her husband Ted O'Rourke, who is president of International Association of Longshoremen Local 20. More
March 29, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a press release listing reasons to fill out the 2010 Census Form from the federal government. More
March 26, 2010 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will host its 4th Annual Education Vendor Breakfast on April 14 at NASA's Gilruth Center. More
March 26, 2010 -- Moody Gardens Hotel on Thursday announced that it has appointed Brian J. Kohlweck as the hotel's food and beverage director. More
March 25, 2010 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominees to recognize the Chamber Member Employee of the Month. More
March 25, 2010 -- Hilton Americas-Houston plans to mark Earth Hour 2010 from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 27, 2010 as people and organizations around the world turn off their lights in support of action on global climate change. More
March 25, 2010 -- West Gulf Maritime Association today announced that Niels Aalund has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Maritime Affairs. More
March 23, 2010 -- Houston Airports Interim Director Eric Potts last week testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection during a public hearing called “An Assessment of Checkpoint Security: Are our Airports Keeping Passengers Safe?” More
March 23, 2010 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve the purchase of replacement parts for Kone RTG container cranes at the Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminal in an amount not to exceed $350,000. More
March 22, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning for consumers to be wary of online payday lenders that claim they are not beholden to state or federal laws regarding licensing requirements, debt collection practices or caps on interest rates. More
March 20, 2010 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will consider awarding a two-year contract to Konecranes, Inc., for the purchase of $350,000 in replacement parts for cranes at the Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals, as well as several other matters, during its regular public meeting on Tuesday, March 23 More
March 19, 2010 -- American National Insurance Company of Galveston has announced that it has formed a new subsidiary, American National Life Insurance Company of New York. More
March 19, 2010 -- Griffin Communications Group on Thursday announced that it has selected Jeff Carr to join the agency and lead its global aerospace practice. More
March 18, 2010 -- Pattern Energy Group, LP on Wednesday announced that it has acquired the Gulf Wind project, a wind energy project on the Texas Gulf Coast, from Babcock & Brown. More
March 17, 2010 -- Evia Partners will host the fifth annual Evia Spring Market on March 28 in Galveston. More
March 16, 2010 -- Hospice Care Team, Inc. will participate in the Hospice Foundation of America's 17th annual National Teleconference via webcast and satellite on March 24 at College of the Mainland. More
March 14, 2010 -- W. Douglas Goff has been named Chief Operating Officer of The Johnson Development Corp., a residential and commercial development company involved in some of the Houston area’s largest master-planned communities. More
March 14, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted several ribbon cutting ceremonies. More
March 12, 2010 -- The Hotel Galvez & Spa recently completed renovations to its second floor guest rooms as part of its preparation for the hotel's 100th anniversary in 2011. More
March 08, 2010 -- Patty Mayeux, founder of ELAN Enterprises, is offering a four-week course based on the first ELAN Principal, "Honor a Higher Power", starting April 6. More
March 07, 2010 -- Islander By Choice, a new Galveston Business, will host the second annual Galveston Island Beach Revue on Friday, May 14 and Saturday May 15 on the beach in front of the historic Hotel Galvez and Spa at 20th Street and Seawall Boulevard. More
March 07, 2010 -- Dr. Allan H. Fradkin was recently announced by the Houston Chronicle as a runner-up in the Mac ‘n’ Cheese Throwdown Contest in the Luxury Division of recipes. More
March 01, 2010 -- The Lockheed Martin-led team developing the Orion crew exploration vehicle reports that it has achieved a major technology milestone by completing fabrication of the world’s largest heat shield structure. More
February 28, 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation has announced Larry Sikes’ promotion to the Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services Contract section manager position in the Receiving Inspection and Test Facility at NASA’s Johnson Space Center More
February 26, 2010 -- Galveston’s Tremont Café located in The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, has launched a new bistro style menu. More
February 25, 2010 -- American National Insurance Company’s board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 77 cents per share on its common stock. More
February 25, 2010 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday awarded a $1,259,925 contract to Adobe Equipment to purchase 15 replacement yard tractors with "the cleanest burning engines available" for the Barbours Cut Terminal. More
February 23, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday provided a summary of new rules now in effect as part of the Credit Card Accountability Responsbility and Disclosure Act of 2009. More
February 21, 2010 -- Justin Nelzen is seeking sponsorships for the Mongol Derby, "the world's longest and toughest horse race". More
February 19, 2010 -- American National Insurance Company in Galveston today announced its fourth quarter 2009 net income as $34.975 million. More
February 19, 2010 -- Fabricating Specialties, Inc. has announced that it has named Tim Mayhugh as vice president of operations and William Hoffart as vice president of fabrication. More
February 16, 2010 -- American National Property and Casualty's CHROME specialty car insurance has been endorsed by the National Street Rod Association as an official product of the NSRA. More
February 15, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting on March 4 at the San Luis Resort Hotel Ballroom in Galveston. More
February 15, 2010 -- Space Exploration Technologies has announced that all flight hardware for the debut launch of its Falcon 9 vehicle and Dragon spacecraft has arrived at its launch site in Florida. More
February 11, 2010 -- Midtown Galveston resident kat Joel reports on a community improvement project that allowed neighborhood youth to express themselves artistically. More
February 11, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont is advertising for bids for construction of the Downtown Event Center and Park. More
February 10, 2010 -- Hilton Americas-Houston team members, many with families of their own to support, dug deep in their pockets to come to the aid of the victims of the Haitian Earthquake. More
February 10, 2010 -- Optimum Energy, LLC on Monday announced that it has implemented its cost-saving OptimumHVAC software at a chilling station at the University of Texas at Austin's cooling system. More
February 09, 2010 -- A barbecue fundraising lunch provided by BP employees and volunteers for the project to rebuild St. John’s Methodist Church will be held at the Nessler Center in Texas City on February 14, Valentine's Day. More
February 09, 2010 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will host its 20th Annual Hall of Fame Reception on Thursday at the Compro Event Center. More
February 06, 2010 -- Karen's Kloset at 2326 Strand in Galveston pulled out all the stops on Thursday, February 4 to launch the Strand's newest women's boutique. More
February 05, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker today joined representatives of Nissan North America, LTD. and Reliant Energy for the debut of the new Nissan LEAF, the first electric vehicle available in Houston on a mass market scale. More
February 05, 2010 -- Allied Power Group on Wednesday announced that it has opened a new facility in Houston. More
February 05, 2010 -- The Spa at the Hotel Galvez is now offering memberships. More
February 04, 2010 -- Yancey-Hausman Development, LP on Wednesday announced the sale of the Fallbrook Business Center, a 40,450 square foot office and warehouse building in Northwest Houston, to Master Flo, Inc. More
February 04, 2010 -- Space Exploration Technologies on Wednesday announced that it has completed a demonstration of cargo loading and unloading procedures for its Dragon spacecraft, which has been contracted for use in delivering cargo to the International Space Station. More
February 03, 2010 -- The North American Marine Environment Protection Association, in partnership with the United Arab Emirates, has announced that it will host a summit entitled "The United Arab Emirates in the 21st Century: Working together for a greener maritime world" on March 1-3 in Abu Dhabi. More
February 02, 2010 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center has announced a series of special community events that it will hold February 6-13 in observance of American Heart Month. More
February 02, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau warns that a new scam is fraudulently using the organization’s name in order to steal tens of thousands of dollars from victims who are led to believe they have won a lottery. More
January 31, 2010 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce hosted three ribbon cutting ceremonies recently. More
January 29, 2010 -- St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston on Tuesday announced that it has been awarded the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award. More
January 29, 2010 -- Union Pacific Railroad on Tuesday announced that it has been named as one of the "50 Most Admired for Human Resources" companies for 2009 by Human Resource Executive magazine. More
January 29, 2010 -- Shops on Seawall at the corner of 61st Street and Seawall Boulevard is scheduled to undergo a major expansion and renovation beginning early 2010. More
January 28, 2010 -- Criss Cross Commercial Group, a Houston-based commercial real estate company, has announced that it will open the "Shops on Seawall" retail development in Galveston during the summer of this year. More
January 28, 2010 -- Griffin Communications Group on Monday announced that it has received the 2009 Platinum Ava Award and the 2009 Gold Ava Award from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals for its online video "Keep America in Space" campaign. More
January 28, 2010 -- Andrews Kurth LLP has announced that partner Timothy Unger has been presented the 2010 Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award by the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law. More
January 26, 2010 -- West Ave, a joint venture between Gables Residential and Northwestern Mutual, has announced a list of retailers and restaurants that will make the move to the development at the intersection of Westheimer and Kirby. More
January 23, 2010 -- The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday will consider $1 million for Bayport construction projects, including a sight and sound berm on the west end and installation of a gate control system. More
January 22, 2010 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday announced that it has named TNT Signs of Texas City as the Business of the Year. More
January 22, 2010 -- Congressman Ron Paul has announced that he is partnering with the Galveston communities to host the Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair, which will be held on February 17 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
January 21, 2010 -- Tuscan Lakes on Tuesday announced that four new builders that have joined to build homes in the developing subdivision. More
January 21, 2010 -- H-E-B grocery stores recently donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross for the Haiti Relief and Development Fund. More
January 20, 2010 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union on Tuesday announced that its board of directors has voted to pay dividends and interest refunds totaling more than $1 million to the credit union's membership. More
January 20, 2010 -- The Greater Beaumont and Greater Port Arthur Chambers of Commerce are sponsoring the 2010 Southeast Texas Business Expo, which will be held on Thursday at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
January 19, 2010 -- Haynes and Boone, LLP recently represented Rise Energy Partners, LP in its acquisition of ownership interest in properties of Pacific Energy Resources, LTD. More
January 18, 2010 -- The University of Houston Hurricane Business Recovery Center will host a series of free workshops on how to qualify for a business loan. More
January 15, 2010 -- Patrick Oxford assumed the chairmanship of the Greater Houston Partnership at the group's annual meeting on Thursday. More
January 13, 2010 -- The Hilton Americas-Houston will host its annual "Cabaret for a Cure" fundraiser to benefit HIV/AIDS programs on Friday. More
January 07, 2010 -- Verizon Wireless today announced that it has opened two new retail stores in Houston. More
January 07, 2010 -- John Manlove Marketing & Communications on Wednesday announced that it has been listed as the ninth largest advertising agency in the Houston area by the Houston Business Journal. More
January 06, 2010 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a session of its Destination Training program on January 13. More
January 04, 2010 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union employees recently delivered handmade quilts to residents at Hope Village in Friendswood and The Independence Village in Texas City. More
December 28, 2009 -- Blu Shields Construction is seeking donations of various items for its upcoming build of a home with television's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. More
December 27, 2009 -- Lockheed Martin on December 25 pledged to donate $400,000 to the Washington Crossing Historical Park in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. More
December 23, 2009 -- Andrews Kurth today announced that Richard Deutsch, a litigation attorney at the firm's Houston office, has been selected as co-adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law. More
December 23, 2009 -- Andrews Kurth LLP on Tuesday announced that Lino Mendiola, a member of the firm, has been elected o membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. More
December 23, 2009 -- Blu Shields Construction on Tuesday announced that it will be joining ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" for an upcoming build in January. More
December 23, 2009 -- Uranium Energy Corp on Monday announced that it has acquired South Texas Mining Venture, LLP, which operates a processing plant, exploration properties and data for mining uranium in South Texas. More
December 22, 2009 -- The Sealy Family Medium Tactical Vehicles Task Force on Monday announced that it is calling on the United States Department of Defense to apply overhaul standards set by Congress to its process of deciding which contractor will build the vehicles. More
December 22, 2009 -- Adesta, LLC on Monday announced that it has been chosen by Port of Corpus Christi to install the port's new command and control system. More
December 21, 2009 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today unanimously voted not to implement tariff rate increases despite the recent decision by other Ports in the region to do so. More
December 21, 2009 -- Prudential Gary Greene Realtors recently announced that members of its Champions office raised $16,500 for The Sunshine Kids. More
December 21, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Vic's Estate & Fine Jewelry, the Odyssey Academy, Paint Busters and Island Divers Galveston. More
December 21, 2009 -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas today announced that Clyde Drexler, Houston entrepreneur and former professional basketball player, has been named to the Texas Affiliate Board. More
December 21, 2009 -- The League City Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will meet on January 21 at Sundance Grill in Kemah. More
December 18, 2009 -- The Manatee County Port Authority on December 15 elected Larry Bustle as chair. More
December 17, 2009 -- The Galveston-Texas City Pilots on December 4 filed a “plea in intervention, special exceptions and plea of jurisdiction” in the lawsuit filed by Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. and the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association against the Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County. More
December 17, 2009 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Marketing Manager Barbara Cutsinger has published the December issue of the BAHEP Business Development Update. More
December 17, 2009 -- The Houston Downtown Management District, Downtown Redevelopment Authority and the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department officially began work this week on the new Market Square Park. More
December 16, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued tips for those bidding for holiday gifts to purchase through online auctions. More
December 15, 2009 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to authorize the sale of $234,630,000 in unlimited tax refunding bonds “in an effort to realize savings on behalf of Harris County taxpayers who approved issuance of the bonds in 1993 and 1999”. More
December 11, 2009 -- The Houston Downtown Management District Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the 2010 Operating and Capital Budgets. More
December 10, 2009 -- The Houston Business Expo is being held today at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Houston. More
December 10, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday announced that it has made its 2010 marketing plan and latest tourism video available online. More
December 08, 2009 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority on Tuesday voted 4-3 to approve motions for fee increases of more than 500 percent and to implement a marine patrol to be supported by the fee increase. More
December 03, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce today announced that it has confirmed its appointment to the United States Chamber of Commerce's National Business Recovery Corps. More
December 02, 2009 -- The 2010 Southeast Texas Business Expo, sponsored by the Greater Beaumont and Greater Port Arthur chambers of commerce, will be held on January 21 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
December 01, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday met in workshop with Michael Lurn of the Sixel Consulting Group and Airport Manager Hal Ross to discuss their efforts to attract a second airline to the the Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
November 30, 2009 -- Ford Motor Company recently sponsored a "Drive One 4 UR School" event and raised $6,000 for the Klein Oak High School girl's softball team in Spring. More
November 22, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a Grand Re-Opening ribbon cutting for Merrill Lynch, located at 306 22nd Street in downtown Galveston. More
November 19, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Wednesday announced is newly-elected members of the bureau's board of directors. More
November 19, 2009 -- The Texas Credit Union League on Wednesday announced that Coastal Community Federal Credit Union in Galveston received an honorable mention in the Dora Maxwell Social Responsbility Recognition Award Program. More
November 19, 2009 -- The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Tony's Barbeque & Steak House in Groves. More
November 17, 2009 -- The Port of Houston Authority, over the objection of several customers of the port, today voted unanimously to increase tariffs covering the Turning Basin Terminals, Barbours Cut Container Terminal and Bayport Terminal to provide a three percent revenue increase. More
November 16, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cuttings for new businesses and longtime members who are re-opening after Hurricane Ike. More
November 16, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today published tips on using layaway for holiday purchases. More
November 11, 2009 -- Uni-Pixel, Inc., in The Woodlands, on Tuesday announced that it has received $2.1 million in gross proceeds in additional funding through a convertible debt offering. More
November 09, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning concerning web sites claiming to provide ways to make money from home through the Google web service. More
November 06, 2009 -- Construction has begun on a marina and model home for Edgewater, a new Bay Area community on NASA Parkway. More
November 05, 2009 -- The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals has presented its 2009 Platinum MarCom Award to Griffin Communications Group. More
November 05, 2009 -- The Tremont House, a Wyndham historic hotel, is now offering special Theater Patron Discounts to ticket holders of performances at both The Grand 1894 Opera House and etc Theater. More
November 02, 2009 -- Geo Burrito has announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Nederland across from Central Mall at the Plaza Shopping Center on the corner of Highway 69 and Highway 365. More
November 02, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Nestle Toll House Café on Thursday, and the café will be providing a portion of ticketed sales that day to The Galveston Children's Center. More
October 31, 2009 -- Express Employment Professionals held it’s third annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest along with area businesses to benefit local children’s hospitals. More
October 29, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce received two statewide awards in Austin at the annual Volunteer Conference held by the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. More
October 29, 2009 -- American National Insurance Company’s board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 77 cents per share on its common stock. More
October 29, 2009 -- Innovative Alternatives, Inc. on Tuesday announced that it has been awarded a $120,000 grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by the Gulf Coast Community Services Center to provide free Employability and Management Training. More
October 29, 2009 -- Port Arthur Small Business Summit 2009 attracted hundreds of representatives of small businesses in Southeast Texas to the Robert A. Bob Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur on Wednesday. More
October 27, 2009 -- Anova Solutions Group, Inc. in Beaumont has announced that it has fulfilled the requirements to obtain a Class B Security License from the State of Texas Private Security Bureau. More
October 27, 2009 -- Velocity Magnetic has announced the patenting of a high-speed security gate operator, which is being demonstrated at the American Association of Port Authorities Convention in Galveston this week. More
October 26, 2009 -- American National Insurance Company today announced third quarter 2009 net income of $32,700,000 compared to a net loss of $125,033,000 for the same period in 2008. More
October 26, 2009 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union on Friday announced that it was recently named as the "Best Bank" award winner by Bay Area Houston Magazine. More
October 26, 2009 -- The American Association of Port Authorities’ 98th Annual Convention and Exhibition is being held in Galveston this week. More
October 21, 2009 -- The Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership held a community meeting at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Tuesday to update the public on Phase I of the Galveston Downtown Redevelopment Plan. More
October 21, 2009 -- The "Great Taste of the Gulf" Epicurean Evening at the Moody Gardens Convention Center attracted more than one thousand participants on Tuesday. More
October 20, 2009 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to amend a memorandum of agreement with San Jacinto College District to resolve longstanding negotiations on a shoreline stabilization project. More
October 19, 2009 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to take a position on the Downtown Redevelopment Study recommended by the Galveston Community Recovery Committee, specifically stating that the “port does not intend nor is willing to give up the space for non-governmental or non wharves related activity.” More
October 19, 2009 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union will sponsor a military appreciation night at the Houston Aeros game on November 7. More
October 16, 2009 -- HomeTown Bank President and CEO Jimmy Rasmussen has been elected to chair the Independent Bankers Association of Texas. More
October 15, 2009 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host the Fifth Annual Houston Port Region Coffee Symposium at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel on Monday. More
October 15, 2009 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Director of Development Barbara Cutsinger’s October 14 Business Development Update reports that Desselle-Maggard Corporation has leased 68,000 square feet in La Porte’s Underwood Business Park at 10051 Porter Road. More
October 13, 2009 -- The Port Arthur Small Business Summit will hold its 2009 event on October 28 at the Robert A. Bob Bowers Civic Center. More
October 09, 2009 -- A federal judge has held that the sign used by Trend Setter Realty, a brokerage with as many as 700 agents in Houston and San Antonio, infringes the RE/MAX red-over-white-over-blue design under both federal and Texas law. 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 05, 2009 -- Christi Borden, Realtor with Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors, was elected to the Houston Association of Realtors Board of Directors for 2010. More
October 05, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips for business owners to defend against the H1N1 virus this winter. More
October 01, 2009 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Alec Dreyer has notified port employees that Managing Director Wade Battles, who served as acting executive director prior to Dreyer’s appointment on Tuesday, has submitted his letter of resignation. More
October 01, 2009 -- American National Insurance Company on Wednesday announced the results from Standard & Poor's financial strength ratings. More
September 30, 2009 -- BASF’s Freeport site recently donated thousands of school supply items to Brazosport Independent School District. More
September 29, 2009 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to appoint Alec G. Dreyer to be the new executive director of the port. More
September 28, 2009 -- A recent grand opening ceremony for Managing Partner Tim Nicoladis’ new 2.8 million State of the Art Firestone Complete Auto Center in League City benefited three local charities. More
September 28, 2009 -- The grand opening celebration of Head to Footsies, including a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas, will be held October 3 at 2211 Strand. More
September 24, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Texas First Bank branches at Broadway Boulevard and at Stewart Road. More
September 22, 2009 -- Credit Union Employment Resources, a job placement company that helps credit unions fill key positions within their organization, has released information on its outplacement services. More
September 21, 2009 -- A news conference is scheduled for Wednesday in Houston to introduce The DewPointe, a new invention that "takes the humidity from the environment and converts it to fresh, healthy drinking water." More
September 21, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced upcoming ribbon cutting ceremonies for two businesses in Galveston. More
September 16, 2009 -- Staples, Inc., the world’s largest office products company, celebrated the opening of its seventh Houston store with a $10,000 donation to Genesys Works-Houston on September 14. 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 10, 2009 -- The Galveston County Small Business Development Center has released a list of its upcoming classes. More
September 08, 2009 -- Andrews Kurth LLP, a law firm with offices in Houston, Austin and the Woodlands, today announced that Judge Scott A. Brister, a former Texas Supreme Court Justice, has joined the firm as a partner in the Austin Office. More
September 04, 2009 -- HCA Affiliated West Houston Medical Center announced that it has received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Achievement from TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. More
September 02, 2009 -- Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark today announced that it will be featured in a special airing on the Travel Channel tonight. More
September 02, 2009 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau today issued a press release sharing "success stories" of post-Hurricane Ike recovery. More
September 02, 2009 -- Structura, Inc., in partnership with Mitchell Historic Properties of Galveston, on Tuesday issued a release concerning its part in restoring several properties in Galveston following the impact of Hurricane Ike. More
September 02, 2009 -- The American Advertising Federation Beaumont will hold its Fall Season Television Premier Luncheon on September 10 at Suga's Deep South Cuisine in Beaumont. More
September 01, 2009 -- The City of Houston’s Parking Management Division has selected Professional Account Management, a Duncan Solutions company, as its exclusive partner for delinquent parking citation collection services. More
August 31, 2009 -- Horizon Lines, Inc. on Friday announced that it has recently paticipated in two anti-piracy system trials in efforts to protect Merchant Mariners at sea. More
August 31, 2009 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center received the 2009 Award of Excellence from the Texas Medical Foundation Health Quality Institute on August 27. More
August 31, 2009 -- The Texas Credit Union League today announced the winning credit unions in the Social Responsibility Recognition Award Program. More
August 31, 2009 -- John Crane Power Transmission today announced that it has opened a new power transmission manufacturing facility in Deer Park. More
August 30, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council met on Friday. More
August 27, 2009 -- Captain William Diehl, the former Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Commander, has been named president of the Greater Houston Port Bureau. More
August 27, 2009 -- Five new businesses will be leasing newly renovated space from Mitchell Historic Properties in Galveston's historic downtown, to open new businesses during August and September. More
August 27, 2009 -- Messina Hof winery has announced that it was recently named the exclusive wine sponsor for a Houston designer's show during New York's Fashion Week. More
August 27, 2009 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday announced that the Kemah Boardwalk was recently named one of the top 10 American Boardwalks by Forbes Traveler. More
August 25, 2009 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association will host a Maritime Industry Job Camp on September 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. More
August 24, 2009 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a terminal services and rate agreement with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Atlantic LLC for operation of the cargo handling terminal at Pier 10. More
August 24, 2009 -- The Galveston-Texas City Pilots withdrew their application for a rate increase at today’s meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County. The action came after a series of contentious meetings with hours of testimony from the pilots, who said they are being underpaid, and stakeholders in the shipping industry, who argued that the economy doesn’t support major increases at this time More
August 24, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas announced that it has revoked the BBB Accreditation of Modern Construction. More
August 22, 2009 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will co-host with the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Southeast Texas, and the Southeast Texas Chapter of the Texas Association of Business and sponsored by AT&T. a Legislative Luncheon at The Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza on Monday, August 24. More
August 21, 2009 -- Chevron recently announced that it has donated $100,000 to AIDS Foundation Houston and that its employees have volunteered over 200 hours this year. More
August 20, 2009 -- The Texas Association of Campground Owners today announced that many Texans plan to spend the Labor Day weekend camping in parks around the state. More
August 20, 2009 -- The Galveston County Small Business Development Center will host a 10 week course in personal development by Elan Enterprises starting September 14. More
August 20, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will unveil the 2009-2010 Membership Director and The Galveston Island Guide on Saturday during Artwalk in Galveston. The Chamber will be celebrating with award winning photographer Robert Mihovil, whose photographs grace the directory cover as well as The Galveston Island Guide cover. More
August 19, 2009 -- Science Applications International Corporation today announced that two of its employees recently received Silver Snoopy awards from NASA's Astronaut Corps. More
August 18, 2009 -- Houston Networking News is hosting an event tonight to celebrate its sixth year of serving the Houston business community. More
August 14, 2009 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Director of Development Barbara Cutsinger has posted her August Business Development Update. More
August 14, 2009 -- The Houston Downtown Management District Board of Directors on Thursday approved a revised request of $140,000, an increase of $50,000 over a prior authorization, to pay the City of Houston for additional water useage due to the drought. More
August 13, 2009 -- Office Depot on Saturday will host a celebration for Houston teachers, with a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast at its stores. More
August 10, 2009 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Galveston County on Monday held a meeting posted to to vote final approval to a five percent rate increase for the Galveston-Texas City Pilots; but there is a diversity of opinion on the actual percentage of the increase. More
August 06, 2009 -- The Houston-based law firm of Ashby Crinion on Wednesday announced that it has changed its name to Crinion, Davis & Richardson. More
August 05, 2009 -- CenterPoint Energy today announced that it has applied for a $200 million grant from the United States Department of Energy for its "Smart Grid" project in Houston. More
August 04, 2009 -- Science Applications International Corporation today announced that 24 of its employees have graduated from a volunteer Community Emergency Response Team class. More
August 04, 2009 -- Science Applications International Corporation today announced that Senior Scientist Dean Eppler has been awarded NASA's Exceptional Public Service Medal. More
August 04, 2009 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners of the Ports of Galveston County has scheduled a meeting for 10 a.m. on August 10 to vote final approval to a five percent rate adjustment for the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
August 03, 2009 -- The League City Economic Development Corporation recently announced that ERF Wireless, a wireless broadband product and service company, recently expanded its operations at its League City headquarters. More
August 03, 2009 -- The League City Economic Development Corporation recently announced that Gilbert, Gilkes & Gordon a British-based manufacturing company, has opened a new 12,000 square foot facility in League City. More
July 30, 2009 -- Southwest Airlines confirmed today that the carrier is preparing a bid to acquire Denver-based Frontier Airlines, which will be sold at auction in bankruptcy court next month. More
July 30, 2009 -- Uni-Pixel, Inc., a color display technology developer in The Woodlands, on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a license and distribution agreement with Targus, Inc. More
July 29, 2009 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve a professional services contract for almost $600,000 to install communications cable and hardware connecting security equipment at the Turning Basin and Woodhouse terminals to the Port Coordination Center. More
July 28, 2009 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples on Monday announced a partnership between the Texas Department of Agriculture and Connected Nation, a national nonprofit, to create a broadband initiative called Connect Texas and to develop a detailed broadband inventory map to better position Texas for competitive funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More
July 28, 2009 -- American National Insurance Company today announced its second quarter results for 2009. More
July 27, 2009 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve budget adjustments to account for $45,000 in lighting improvements at Pier 40 and $45,000 to relocate Malin International Ship Repair and Drydock, Inc. from Pier 14 to Pier 41. More
July 26, 2009 -- Billy Sullivan spoke to the Galveston Island Pachyderm Club last week. More
July 24, 2009 -- Ronny Carroll and Ronny Carroll, Jr. of Ronny Carroll Custom Homes were recently named to the Houston Business Journal List of Top 25 Houston-area Home Builders. More
July 24, 2009 -- The Hotel Galvez, a Wyndham Historic Hotel, recently announced that sales manager Heather Ramirez has been honored by the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand with its Sales Person of the Year award. More
July 23, 2009 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted a special membership meeting on Wednesday to discuss a proposal for a multi-year tariff increase for the Galveston-Texas City Pilots, but did not reach a consensus. More
July 22, 2009 -- Hotel Galvez in Galveston has announced that it is seeking photos and memorabilia for the hotel's 100th anniversary in 2011. More
July 22, 2009 -- American National Insurance Company on Tuesday announced that it has completed its registration under the Securities and Exchange Act. More
July 20, 2009 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson has announced improvements to the Tax Office website, which is now at www.galcotax.com or www.galcotax.net. More
July 20, 2009 -- The Goodman Corporation, on behalf of the Gulf Coast Center, is requesting Statements of Qualifications from qualified professional service firms or teams to provide architectural, engineering, and landscape design services for two park and ride facilities planned for League City. More
July 20, 2009 -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation today announced that a fire that occurred at its Corpus Christi refinery on Sunday, which resulted in the injury of one employee, is under control. More
July 20, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for UPSA, LLC. and Texas First State Bank-Broadway. More
July 19, 2009 -- The Goodman Corporation, on behalf of the City of Galveston, is requesting Statements of Qualifications from qualified professional service firms or teams to design all or part of the demonstration area and Fort Crockett Park. More
July 19, 2009 -- The Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County on Friday granted a five percent rate adjustment to the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
July 17, 2009 -- The Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County has granted a five percent rate adjustment to the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
July 17, 2009 -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today attended a press conference and rally in support of Continental Airlines aviation technicians and fleet service workers who are fighting for strong representation in the workplace. More
July 16, 2009 -- The Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County will continue a two-day hearing on rate adjustments requested by the Galveston-Texas City Pilots on Friday. More
July 16, 2009 -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa will hold a press conference and attend a rally in support of Continental Airlines aviation technicians and fleet service workers who are fighting for strong representation in the workplace on July 17 at the Sheraton North Houston Hotel, Salon D. More
July 16, 2009 -- CITGO Chairman, President and CEO, Alejandro Granado, recently received the Helping Hand Award presented by the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council during a ceremony at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston. More
July 16, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host "The Big Gamble" luncheon on July 24 at the Moody Gardens Hotel. More
July 16, 2009 -- Artistic Smiles will host a showing of its new facilities in Webster today at 5:30. More
July 15, 2009 -- Yancey-Hausman Interests, Inc. was recently awarded the property management contract of 701 N. Post Oak, a 126,000 square foot high-rise office building near I-10 and Loop 610. More
July 14, 2009 -- Eleven teachers from Galveston County were named recipients of BP’s A+ for Energy grants and are now getting to implement creative projects focusing on energy. More
July 14, 2009 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce recently had 3 ribbon cuttings. More
July 13, 2009 -- The Galveston - Texas City Pilots have agreed to meet with a mediator on Wednesday, July 15, but a two-day public hearing on the pilots' rate adjustment request is still scheduled for Thursday and Friday. More
July 13, 2009 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce on July 8 held a ribbon cutting for Wal-mart's re-modeling re-opening. More
July 10, 2009 -- Association Management Inc. held a breakfast in honor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Monday, June 22 to present the a $30,000 check. More
July 09, 2009 -- BoatU.S. is seeking nominations for the third annual BoatU.S. Recreational Boating Access Award. More
July 09, 2009 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership is coordinating a "A Call to Action" national letter writing campaign in support of NASA and the nation’s Human Space Exploration Program. 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 03, 2009 -- Port Arthur's first stand-alone Chick-fil-A Restaurant will open on July 16 on Memorial Boulevard. More
June 30, 2009 -- The League of Southeastern Credit Unions today announced that Patrick La Pine has been selected as the first CEO of the organization. More
June 29, 2009 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves in a special meeting this morning voted unanimously to approve an expenditure of up to $300,000 to repair a 90-ton crane at Gulf Copper Corporation's shipyard facility on Pelican Island. More
June 23, 2009 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Harris County for joint efforts on a security infrastructure project benefiting the Port of Houston Authority and the Houston Ship Channel Security District. More
June 23, 2009 -- Griffin Integrated Marketing took home two 2009 Gold Excalibur Awards from the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter on June 18 at Hotel Derek. More
June 22, 2009 -- West Gulf Maritime Association Vice President Maritime Affairs Niels Aalund reports that a representative of the Galveston-Texas City Pilots has informed him that "the Pilots do not intend to negotiate with WGMA on any issue in the future", thus the pilots' rate adjustment request will be subject of a public hearing on July 16 and 17. More
June 19, 2009 -- The state-of-the-art Category III runway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport has garnered the Houston Airport System the coveted Spirit of Cooperation Award from the Federal Aviation Administration. More
June 18, 2009 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union will open its new Tuscan Lakes Branch in League City on July 13. More
June 17, 2009 -- A painting franchise business, 360 Painting, on Tuesday announced that it is seeking new franchises in the Houston-Galveston area. More
June 16, 2009 -- The League City Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association meets tonight at the South Shore Harbour Country Club. More
June 15, 2009 -- Houston Downtown Management District President Bob Eury reported to the HDMD Board of Directors last week on the Urban Corridor Planning proposal, which includes expansion of the Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority's light rail system. More
June 12, 2009 -- Luigi’s Ristorante Italiano reopened June 11 following a full restoration of the restaurant and bar area following Hurricane Ike. More
June 10, 2009 -- The State Farm Insurance Companies terminated their contract with Henry Freudenburg Insurance Agency, Inc. in Galveston effective June 5. More
June 10, 2009 -- American National Insurance Company on Tuesday issued a response to a recent downgrading of its financial strength ratings by AM Best. More
June 08, 2009 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Galveston County met this morning to begin the process to review rate adjustments requested by the Galveston Texas City Pilots; and voted unanimously to move forward on a two-day meeting to resolve the issue on July 16 and 17. More
June 05, 2009 -- Galveston’s Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham® Historic Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, will celebrate its 98th anniversary on Wednesday, June 10. More
June 05, 2009 -- The Center for Technology Literacy of the College of Technology in partnership with the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center at the University of Houston will be hosting a Construction Workshop on June 11. More
June 05, 2009 -- Walter Tomlinson, a Principal at Statesman Business Advisors, a professional financial advisory services firm in Houston, has been elected to the Center for Houston’s Future Board of Directors effective May 19, 2009. More
June 05, 2009 -- The Houston Airport System will celebrate the 40th anniversary of George Bush Intercontinental Airport on June 8. More
June 04, 2009 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce named Guaranty Bank in Dickinson as Business of the Month. More
June 04, 2009 -- The Entergy Foundation recently awarded $20,500 in grants to nonprofit organizations in Southeast Texas. More
June 03, 2009 -- Galveston’s Rainforest Cafe received the Galveston County Health District’s "Gold Ribbon" award for excellent food service on April 8 during a ceremony at the Wayne Johnson Community Center in La Marque. More
June 03, 2009 -- Griffin Integrated Marketing on Tuesday announced that it has received the 2009 Crystal Award from the American Marketing Association's Houston Chapter for the firm's work following the impact of Hurricane Ike. More
May 29, 2009 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Galveston County has scheduled a public hearing at 9 a.m. on June 8 in the Galveston County Commissioner’s Courtroom in the matter of the application for pilotage rate change by the Pilots of Galveston County. More
May 26, 2009 -- The Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County has initiated review of the request for rate adjustments by the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
May 22, 2009 -- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has joined the list of maritime interests objecting to rate increases requested by the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
May 21, 2009 -- The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, based in Pembroke Pines, Florida, has asked the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Galveston County to reject the request for rate adjustments by the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
May 20, 2009 -- The Bay Area Houston Business Development Update, published by Barbara Cutsinger on Tuesday, reports that a new office building has been announced for 700 E. Medical Center Boulevard in Webster, between Sarah Deel Drive and El Camino Real. More
May 19, 2009 -- The ports of Galveston and Texas City and the West Gulf Maritime Association have filed formal objections to the proposed rate adjustments requested by the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
May 19, 2009 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission this morning voted unanimously to award a $16,470,480 contract to Konecranes Heavy Lifting Corporation for nine diesel container yard cranes for Bayport Container Terminal. More
May 19, 2009 -- A new report funded and researched by BIO, Battelle, and the Biotechnology Institute provides the first ever comprehensive study of middle and high school bioscience education in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. More
May 18, 2009 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted to object to a proposed rate adjustment requested by the Galveston-Texas City Pilots, and urged the Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County to provide “fair and reasonable compensation for the pilots and to provide for a fair return on assets”. More
May 16, 2009 -- Houston Downtown Management District Executive Director Bob Eury updated the board of directors on Thursday on planning, urban design, development and capital projects to improve Downtown Houston, including the plan for Market Square Park improvements. More
May 14, 2009 -- Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors has been named a recipient of the Gibraltar Circle Award. More
May 14, 2009 -- The Tremont House, a Wyndham Historic Hotel and Historic Hotel of America, will reopen June 1 following the restoration of its first level. More
May 12, 2009 -- BoatUS, a group of recreational boat owners, today announced that it is joining various groups in opposing a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency to allow the amount of ethanol permitted in gasoline to be increased to 15 percent. More
May 09, 2009 -- The University of Houston-Downtown’s College of Public Service will host its annual Master of Security Management for Executives Conference, Wednesday and Thursday, May 27 and 28, with Oliver Luck, president and general manager of the Houston Dynamo Soccer Club, as a featured speaker. More
May 07, 2009 -- A special program featuring Chamber 2012 was presented at the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce April General Membership Luncheon at Lakewood Yacht Club. More
May 07, 2009 -- Talento Bilingüe de Houston, a non-profit organization that has evolved into this city’s Latino Cultural Arts Center, has chosen CITGO Petroleum Corporation as the recipient of the organization’s prestigious Corporation of the Year 2008 Award. More
May 06, 2009 -- Philpott Motors, Ltd. in Nederland and Tony Houseman Companies of Orange were named winners of 2009 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust by the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas during its 12th annual awards presentation banquet. More
May 05, 2009 -- CITGO on Monday announced that its employees recently participated in the Muscular Distrophy Associaton's Campaign Week, raising more than $100,000 for the association. More
May 05, 2009 -- The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council recently announced the election of new officers for 2009-2010. More
May 04, 2009 -- The Inland Group on Friday announced that it has completed a multi-million-dollar renovation of the Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston-Clear Lake, located at 401 Bay Area Boulevard. More
May 04, 2009 -- The American Marketing Association’s Houston Chapter recently named Griffin Integrated Marketing as a finalist for a 2009 Crystal Award in the crisis/situation management category. More
May 02, 2009 -- LoneStar Delivery & Process has enered the fight against the H1N1 swine flu outbreak, providing statewide laboratory courier services. More
May 01, 2009 -- The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority on Wednesday approved nearly $4 million for Bayport Container Terminal projects as well as a Diesel Emission Reduction Act grant request to help private industry with funding for diesel engine air emission reduction measures. More
April 28, 2009 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds businesses that their annual franchise tax is due May 15. More
April 27, 2009 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host its Industrial Trade Show on Tuesday at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center in Texas City. More
April 27, 2009 -- Minuteman Press, in Houston's Bay Area, was recently honored by Certified Printers International during the organization's semi-annual board meeting. More
April 27, 2009 -- Port of Houston Authority Acting Executive Director Wade Battles will give the keynote address at a symposium on terrorism, crime and business on April 30-May 1 at the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio. More
April 24, 2009 -- American National Insurance Company’s board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 77 cents per share on its common stock, CUSIP #028591-105, payable June 19, 2009 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 5, 2009. More
April 21, 2009 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced at the recent Summit of the Americas that CITGO Pretoleum Corporation has officially transferred control of Petty’s Island to the state of New Jersey for the creation of an ecological, cultural and historical preserve. More
April 20, 2009 -- BASF Catalysts has completed an expansion project at the Pasadena, Texas facility to meet the growing demand for its LYNX polypropylene catalyst. More
April 16, 2009 -- D-Link Corporation recently announced that the University of Texas is utilizing its surveillance solutions for its new data center in Houston. More
April 16, 2009 -- TechConnect World announced that it will host more than 20 industrial workshops at a convention on May 3-7 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
April 16, 2009 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host University of Texas Medical Branch President Dr. David Callender at a chamber luncheon on April 30. More
April 16, 2009 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host its Industrial Trade Show on April 28 at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center. More
April 15, 2009 -- The Center for Houston's Future presented the Eugene H. Vaughan Civic Leadership Award to Ned Holmes on Tuesday. More
April 14, 2009 -- The Greater Houston Partnership’s Executive Women's Partnership Committee will be traveling to Istanbul and Izmir beginning April 20 to promote business and trade between Houston and Turkey. More
April 09, 2009 -- Prudential Gary Green Realtors on Tuesday announced that Richard Ortiz has earned professional designations in residential construction and new homes sales. More
April 07, 2009 -- The 2009 Maritime Gala benefitting the Houston International Seafarers’ Centers on October 3 will honor Walter A. Niemand, president and CEO of the West Gulf Maritime Association. More
April 07, 2009 -- The Association of Fundraising Professionals awarded AT&T Inc. with the 2009 Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for Outstanding Corporation on March 31. More
April 05, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Palais Royal store at 2711-1 West 61st Street. More
April 05, 2009 -- The Greater Houston Partnership voted at its April Board of Directors meeting last week to unanimously approve several key resolutions affecting the Houston region. More
April 02, 2009 -- PAETEC Holding Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a contract to sell Internet services to agencies that utilize the State of Texas Department of Information Resources. More
April 02, 2009 -- The Greater Houston Partnership, in cooperation with area entities, will lead a trade and investment delegation to key European cities from June 17 to July 1. More
April 01, 2009 -- American National Insurance Company on Tuesday announced that additional impairment charges would be recorded in its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2008. More
April 01, 2009 -- The Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization recently hosted a two-day forum in Washington, D.C. to discuss challenges facing clean technology start-up companies. More
March 30, 2009 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to schedule the relocation of Malin International Ship Repair & Drydock, Inc. to Pier 41 from Pier 14, and to approve the expenditure of $70,000 for lighting the facility and pier in the new location. More
March 27, 2009 -- Realtor Tricia Fedro has announced that she will handle custom sales in the Tuscan Lakes subdivision in League City. More
March 26, 2009 -- Rent-A-Center recently donated several items to Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters of Galveston to help the organization recover from Hurricane Ike.. More
March 26, 2009 -- TechConnect World has announced that the CancerNano 2009 Symposium will be held on May 3-7 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
March 26, 2009 -- Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark has announce that it is accepting applicatiosn for the 2009 season. More
March 25, 2009 -- Prudential Gary Greene Realtors in Friendswood will host a custom-home showcase in League City on April 4-5. More
March 23, 2009 -- The ALS Association today announced that Jane H. Gilbert has been appointed as president and CEO of the association. More
March 23, 2009 -- The National Contract Management Association will host its 50th Anniversary Celebration and World Congress Conference on April 5-8 at the Long Beach Convention Center in California. More
March 18, 2009 -- Lockheed Martin on Tuesday announced that it has located its Altair program office in Houston in order to provide support for any contracts it receives for the next-generation human lunar lander system for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. More
March 17, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Moody Mansion Auto Fever Exhibit. More
March 17, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Traditional Designs LTD. More
March 16, 2009 -- International Longshoremen Association Local 20 President Ted O'Rourke urged the Galveston Kiwanis Club last week to support the Port of Galveston. More
March 13, 2009 -- Galveston and Pelican Island business professionals, government officials and others turned out for the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday for the new Rolls-Royce Marine Service Center on property leased from Gulf Copper Corporation on Pelican Island. More
March 12, 2009 -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay $785,662 to resolve Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act violations at its Texas City, Texas, refinery. The More
March 11, 2009 -- Jack Christiansen, Director of the Petroleum Technology Initiative at the College of Technology, University of Houston, will present a brief overview of the energy industry from exploration to marketing at the Wiess Energy Institute at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Tuesday, March 31. More
March 09, 2009 -- John Manlove Marketing and Communications recently won 14 "Addys" at the American Advertising Federation's Houston annual awards show. More
March 09, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for ICI Paints' new store at 2528 Market Street. More
March 09, 2009 -- The House Company is back in its office at 2615 Broadway. More
March 05, 2009 -- Houston Networking News on Tuesday announced that it will host a new radio show focusing on business networking on Wednesdays and Thursdays on CNN650 AM. More
February 26, 2009 -- Griffin Integrated Marketing on Wednesday announced that it has secured a contract with College of the Mainland to develop a comprehensive strategic marketing plan for the college. More
February 23, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will honor George Mitchell with the Spirit of Galveston Award during the chamber's 163rd Annual Meeting on March 13. More
February 19, 2009 -- Houston will be the host city for the seventh annual Tradeshow Week Fastest 50 gala weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center on November 13-15. More
February 19, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of Tilson Home Corporation. More
February 18, 2009 -- The Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair, sponsored by Congressman Ron Paul, the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, the Galveston Economic Development Partnership, the University of Texas Medical Branch, Workforce Solutions and the City of Galveston had a large turnout on Tuesday. More
February 18, 2009 -- The League City Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will meet on March 19 at the South Shore Harbour Country Club. More
February 16, 2009 -- The Houston Airport System will unveil new opportunities for Disadvantaged Businesses interested in applying for Concessions projects during fiscal years 2009 through 2011, during two upcoming meetings scheduled February 24 and February 25. More
February 12, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held an "after Ike" re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony for Atmosphere the Salon. More
February 09, 2009 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce had it’s 61st Annual Banquet on January 30, 2009. More
February 09, 2009 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce held its 39th Annual Membership Banquet and Reception on the evening of January 27 at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center. More
February 07, 2009 -- The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association has recognized Mieko Mahi Photography & Video as Houston's “2008 Marketer of the Year" in the "Services: Professional Other” category. More
February 05, 2009 -- Law firm Haynes and Boone, LLP, on Wednesday announced that David Siegal, former Assistant United States Attorney, has joined the firm as a partner in its White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group. More
January 28, 2009 -- John Manlove Marketing and Communications announced that it has recently been named as the marketing agency of record for the League City Economic Development Corporation. More
January 27, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Taco Bell, which was the first ribbon cutting on the island since Hurricane Ike. More
January 27, 2009 -- The Fourth Annual Oceans of Opportunities job fair will be held February 17 at the San Luis Resort and Conference Center in Galveston. More
January 26, 2009 -- The Greater Houston Partnership was named the “Best Economic Development Marketing” organization in the 2008 American Marketing Association's Marketer of the Year awards presentation. More
January 23, 2009 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the reopening of Congressman Ron Paul's office in the Federal Post Office Building at 601 25th Street, Suite 216 in Galveston, which was closed following Hurricane Ike. More
January 18, 2009 -- Prudential Gary Greene Realtors on Thursday announced that Gary Greene recently celebrated 50 years in the real estate industry. More
January 14, 2009 -- Prudential Gary Greene Realtors on Tuesday announced that Stacy Jenkins, a realtor at the Bay Area office, was recently installed as vice president of the Bay Area Houston Women's Council of Realtors. More
January 06, 2009 -- Metrostudy on Monday announced that it has named Chuck Wustman as its manager of new business development. More
December 29, 2008 -- Landry's Seafood House at the Kemah Boardwalk has announced that it will reopen for dinner on New Year's Eve. More
December 24, 2008 -- Express Employment Professionals of Bay Area recently helped provide wreaths to decorate area children's hospitals for Christmas. More
December 19, 2008 -- Helicopter Association International on Thursday announced that it has named the Flight Crew Air 101 of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department in California as the recipient of the 2009 MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award. More
December 17, 2008 -- ExxonMobil today announced that it has contributed $1.2 million to the Houston A+ Challenge for the purchase of a technology-based math curriculum. More
December 14, 2008 -- Helicopter Association International recently announced that Jeffery L. Peabody, a maintenance technician for Air Logistics of Alaska, has been named the recipient of the 2009 Aviation Repair Specialist Award. More
December 09, 2008 -- Friendswood Wellness Medical Center, the first building to receive a City of Friendswood Chapter 380 municipal grant, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony today. More
December 04, 2008 -- Mercy Ships, and international global charity and operator of the hospital ship Africa Mercy, today announced that it has confirmed naming Sam Smith as the new chief executive officer of the charity. More
December 03, 2008 -- Express Employment Professionals Houston Bay Area office owners Mark and Mona Conrad announced that have purchased the Galveston office. More
November 16, 2008 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Marketing Manager Barbara Cutsinger reports in the November Business Development Update that PinnacleAIS LLC has purchased an 18-acre site in Pasadena on Allen-Genoa and Hernandez Roads where it plans to build its state-of-the-art, eco-friendly corporate campus.   More
November 12, 2008 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce recently held two ribbon cutting ceremonies for area businesses. More
November 08, 2008 -- Leica Geosystems on Friday announced that the Killeen Police Department has become the first police agency to purchase its ScanStation 2 3D laser scanning system to measure crime secenes. More
November 04, 2008 -- Palisade Palms, the luxury high rise condominiums on Galveston Island, receive minimal damages during Hurricane Ike. 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 24, 2008 -- Crockett Street Development announced today that it has signed a lease with Harris Hospitality to open a restaurant in November where "patrons will like the fun and relaxed atmosphere while enjoying our continental cuisine." More
October 24, 2008 -- Galveston's Hotel Galvez and Moody Gardens are offering Ghost Tours in conjunction with Halloween. More
October 23, 2008 -- The Oliver Foundation will present a healthy cooking demonstration at the Family Math, Science and Health Night at Dulles Elementary in Sugar Land on Tuesday. More
October 20, 2008 -- Condominium management firms in Galveston announced that sales and rentals on mid to high price units are strong. More
October 20, 2008 -- BASF today announced that it has recently made donations to the Brazosport Health Foundation and Brazosport Education Foundation. More
October 20, 2008 -- The Texas Credit Union League, along with other organizations, will host a celebrity golf tournament on November 18 to benefit Hurricane Ike relief efforts. More
October 20, 2008 -- Creative Concepts has announced that the Dixie Dance Hall in Beaumont will open this month. More
October 18, 2008 -- The HomeTown Bank Board of directors has approved an 11 percent increase in the November cash dividend paid to its shareholders, up from $1.35 per share last year to $1.50 this year. More
October 17, 2008 -- Alvin restaurant owner Joe Saladino has been appointed to the HomeTown Bank Board of  Directors. More
October 15, 2008 -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas today announced that it has reached an agreement with Texas Children's Pediatric Associates to continue network access for Blue Cross members. More
October 11, 2008 -- A seminar on Managing Conflict and Change to Enhance Morale and Team Building will be held on Thursday, December 11 at San Jacinto College Central Campus in the Kaleidoscope Room. More
October 07, 2008 -- ModSpace, a provider of modular building, storage and services for temporary or permanent space needs, has established a disaster response program for communities impacted by recent storms. More
October 02, 2008 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership will hold a Hurricane Ike Regional Impact and Overview discussion at its partnership luncheon on October 15 at the Gilruth Center. More
September 30, 2008 -- Galveston Insurance Associates has announced that they have closed their Bryan Catastrophe Offfice and are operating in their Galveston Office. More
September 29, 2008 -- Deerwood Development Group, Inc. today announced that a new Planned Urban Development classification has been approved for its RiverBend on Clear Creek development in League City. More
September 25, 2008 -- Entergy Texas, Inc. on Wednesday announced that it has restored power to 98 percent of its customers who lost electricity due to Hurricane Ike. More
September 25, 2008 -- AT&T on Tuesday announced plans to air public service announcements to promote the American Red Cross Text2Help disaster relief initiative, to which AT&T will match all contributions up to $250,000. More
September 23, 2008 -- The Texas Restaurant Association and Texas Retailers Association will host a Restaurants and Retailers Recovery Summit on September 30 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
September 22, 2008 -- HomeTown Bank and Moody National Bank have posted updates on their operations. More
September 22, 2008 -- PNM Resources, parent company of Texas New Mexico Power, today announced that it has donated $50,000 toward Hurricane Ike relief. More
September 19, 2008 -- The U.S. Small Business Administration advises that business owners as well as home owners and renters may be referred by FEMA to the SBA for loans to pay for repair or replacement costs not fully covered by insurance or other compensation. More
September 10, 2008 -- Farmers Insurance today announced that it is prepared for deployment once Hurricane Ike impacts the Texas Gulf Coast and provided tips for its customers. More
September 10, 2008 -- The Hilton Americas-Houston near the George R. Brown Convention Center has been put on the market for sale. More More
September 07, 2008 -- Andrews Kurth LLP last week announced that Jerry E. Turner has joined the firm's Austin office as a partner in the Public Finance and Corporate sections. More
September 03, 2008 -- Beachtown, a master-planned community on the east end of Galveston Island, today announced that it will offer tours of its "Idea House", with proceeds benefiting the Galveston Historical Foundation. More
September 03, 2008 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Marketing Manager Barbara Cutsinger reports in the latest edition of the BAHEP Business Development Update that that Done Deal! IDEV Technologies Inc., "an innovator and developer of next generation medical devices", has pre-leased a 48,000 square foot building at 253 Medical Center Boulevard in Webster. More
August 30, 2008 -- Fresenius Medical Care has offered disaster preparedness tips for dialysis patients. More
August 30, 2008 -- Griffin Integrated Marketing on Thursday announced that it has secured a contract with the University of Houston-Clear Lake for marketing initiatives for the university. More
August 26, 2008 -- The Friendswood Express Employment Professionals office, in association with Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, Bay Area Human Resource Management Association and San Jacinto College Small Business Development Center, host a presentation by Russ Moen of Express Employment Professionals to discuss the "truths and myths" about conflict and leaderships role in team management on September 23. More
August 21, 2008 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cuttings for two area businesses. More
August 11, 2008 -- The American Business Women's Association League City Charter Chapter on August 21 will host Catherine James, who will speak about professional development. More
August 11, 2008 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce recently participated in several ground breaking ceremonies and a ribbon cutting. More
August 08, 2008 -- Yancey-Hausman Interests, Inc., a major Houston-based commercial real estate services firm, today announced it was acquired by long-time Houston real estate broker/investor/developer Arnold K. “Arnie” Altsuler. More
August 07, 2008 -- The 16th Annual Craig Biggio Sunshine Kids Celebrity Gala and Golf Classic will start on August 23 at the Hilton Americas in Houston. More
August 06, 2008 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce today announced that Chamber President Gina Spagnola has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management. More
August 04, 2008 -- BoatU.S., an advocacy group for recreational boating, today announced that hurricane tips and tools are available for boaters at its online hurricane resource center. More
July 31, 2008 -- The Rotary Club of Seabrook hosted Mars Education Specialist Peter Kinser from the Imagine Mars Project on July 24 at the Lakewood Yacht Club. More
July 31, 2008 -- Attorney Bill King, a former mayor of Kemah who is frequently mentioned as a candidate for mayor of Houston, detailed "the systematic causes, and high personal costs, of the Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980's and early 1990's" in his just-released book, "Saving Face: An Alternative and Personal History of the Savings and Loan Crisis." More
July 29, 2008 -- American National Insurance Company on Monday announced a second quarter 2008 net loss of $2,935,000 compared to net income of $58,994,000 for the same period in 2007, a 105 percent decrease. More
July 28, 2008 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for CSG Medical Supply and Uniform. More
July 26, 2008 -- Ziyad Qanah, who recently took over the Shell gas station at 502 Ferry Road in Galveston, and who says "he is doing his part to help Galvestonians with the high price of fuel", has dramatically lowered the price of gas at his pumps. More
July 24, 2008 -- Farmers Insurance today announced that it has deployed claims personnel, its mobile claims bus and customer care claims vehicles to assist customers in the area affected by Hurricane Dolly. More
July 24, 2008 -- H-E-B today announced that it has sent a convoy of trucks with groceries and relief supplies to its stores in the Rio Grande Valley affected by Hurricane Dolly. More
July 23, 2008 -- The Candlewood Suites-Beaumont hotel will receive the Quality Excellence Award at the Americas Investors and Leadership Conference on September 25. More
July 22, 2008 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch and the Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host the "Celebrating Women: Mind-Body-Spirit" conference on September 25 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
July 22, 2008 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Bay Area Pet Adoptions, formerly the S.P.C.A. More
July 19, 2008 -- LeCroy’s Saturday Market fresh, offering, produce, eggs, cheese, meats and gourmet specialty foods, opened Saturday in Bistro LeCroy, 2021 Strand, on Galveston Island. More
July 15, 2008 -- Dr. Donna Sanders, a Galveston chiropractor, announced that she will donate all proceeds from patients participating in a patriotic “1776 Event” July 21-25 to local VFW Post #880. More
July 14, 2008 -- The Texas Chemical Council today announced that it has named four chemical plants as the "Best in Texas" for safety. More
July 14, 2008 -- BASF today announced that it recently received various recognition awards from the Texas Chemical Council. More
July 10, 2008 -- LeCroy's Saturday Market will open on July 19 on The Strand in Galveston. More
July 08, 2008 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Back to You Mobile Chiropractic. More
June 26, 2008 -- The Texas Chemical Council today announced that ten Texas chemical companies were recently recognized at the annual Caring for Texas awards program. More
June 26, 2008 -- Chuck Rittenhouse has joined Null-Lairson, P.C. as an Audit Manager. More
June 25, 2008 -- The owners of Houston based foodservice distributor Glazier Foods Company sold their 286,000 square foot Class A headquarters and distribution facility on June 16, in a triple-net sale/leaseback deal with GSL Welcome Group, LLC of Houston. More
June 25, 2008 -- The Galveston Economic Development Partnership will host the 2008 Economic Outlook Conference, Friday, July 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. More
June 25, 2008 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce presented its Business Leadership Awards to Carolyn Clyburn and David S. Murphy in a luncheon at the San Luis Resort Spa and Conference Center. More
June 25, 2008 -- Bidding has begun for a 432 acre mixed used “Commerce Centre” project in Granbury, a city in north Texas a few miles south of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. More
June 24, 2008 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has published a list of concerns for review by Galveston City Council as the FY09 Budget is being prepared. More
June 23, 2008 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a new investment allocation of funds and associated fees presented by Frost Bank as trustees, increasing the growth stocks in the portfolio. More
June 22, 2008 -- The Galveston County Small Business Development Center is offering a number of courses during July. More
June 20, 2008 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region has announced the hiring of Chad Burke to the newly created position of Project Director – a position made possible by a donation from the Shell Oil Corporation. More
June 16, 2008 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commmerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Taylor and Hill. More
June 16, 2008 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies for member businesses. More
June 10, 2008 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory "Promoting and Advocating for Business", which is being distributed starting today, features a Robert Mihovil photo of the sailboat Cynthia Woods on the cover. More
June 06, 2008 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, at the World Investment Conference in La Baule, France this week, touted Texas' strong economic footing to world investment leaders and invited them to expand their businesses in Texas. More
June 03, 2008 -- The Texas Credit Union League today announced that it has released its latest white paper, Sea Change, to help credit unions grow in unbanked and underserved communities. More
May 27, 2008 -- Null-Lairson, P.C. has recently announced several personnel changes. More
May 21, 2008 -- Independent Natural Resources, Incorporated on Tuesday announced that researchers from Texas A&M University at Galveston have released a report validating the performance of a new renewable energy wave technology. More
May 21, 2008 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce has announced that Michele Smith is the 2008 recipient of the ATHENA Award. More
May 19, 2008 -- Haak Vineyards recently announced that it has hired Nadia Hetzel as assistant winemaker. More
May 17, 2008 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Double the Fun Moonwalks; and recently announced that Ambassador of the Quarter is Post Newspaper Advertising Manager John Oliver, who is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the NGCCC. More
May 12, 2008 -- Butler’s Courtyard has been selected as a 2008­­ Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings magazine, a coast-to-coast, by-brides-for-brides guide to the top wedding sites, photographers, florists, and more in over 40 key cities across the United States published by The Knot Inc. More
May 10, 2008 -- The newly opened SpringHill Suites by Marriott at 6303 Broadway recently celebrated with a Galveston Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. More
May 08, 2008 -- Palisade Palms, the first beachfront, club-class high-rise to be built on Galveston Island in more than 20 years, is set to welcome its first residents in May 2008. More
May 08, 2008 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for two area businesses. More
May 08, 2008 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday announced that Corporate Quality Printing in Dickinson is the chamber's Business of the Month. More
May 07, 2008 -- Homestead Senior Care on Tuesday issued tips to help avoid accidents for senior citizens living at their home. More
May 07, 2008 -- AGL Resources today announced the groundbreaking of an underground natural gas storage project, by its subsidiary Golden Triangle Storage, Inc., at the Spindletop salt dome in Beaumont. More
May 06, 2008 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Bay Area Hearing Services, Inc. More
May 06, 2008 -- The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce today announced that it has named Cindy Harreld as the chamber's president and CEO. More
April 30, 2008 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Madorey's gift shop and bridal registry. More
April 28, 2008 -- The Acupuncture and Nutrition Clinic today announced that Karen Siegel has been appointed to the Texas State Board of Examiners. More
April 28, 2008 -- BASF Corporation today announced that two new fungicides from the company recently received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency for use on cereals. More
April 28, 2008 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce Board and Ambassadors recently held ribbon cuttings member businesses. More
April 27, 2008 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies. More
April 27, 2008 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Gulf Coast Concierge Real Estate, Management & Resort Rentals located at 8910 Seawall. More
April 24, 2008 -- The Association of Chemical Industry of Texas today announced that Cherie Laughlin has been named chair of the board for the organization. More
April 22, 2008 -- Prudential Gary Green Realtors today announced that Johnny Hollowell has joined the Tiki Island office as a realtor. More
April 22, 2008 -- The Texas Credit Union League on Monday issued a release discussing membership trends at Texas credit unions. More
April 22, 2008 -- The Money Week Houston Planning Committee has announced a week-long series of events in September to highlight financial literacy and education. More
April 18, 2008 -- The Greater Houston Partnership reports that At least one of the two top winners of the 2008 Rice Business Plan Competition is considering relocating its company to Houston, thanks to a $100,000 incentive award offered by the Partnership and Opportunity Houston. More
April 18, 2008 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Marketing Manager Barbara Cutsinger in her April Business Development Update reports a "silver lining" for Nassau Bay Town Square. More
April 15, 2008 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for businesses at new locations. More
April 14, 2008 -- Prudential Gary Greene Realtors will hold a fundraiser for Sunshine Kids on May 3 at the Bay Area Community Center. More
April 14, 2008 -- A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, April 11 for Vegas Grill, a new restaurant with a Las Vegas theme, in front of the Cinemark Theater at Interstate 45 South and the new Nasa Road 1 Bypass. More
April 07, 2008 -- Prudential Gary Greene Realtors today announced that its Sugar Land and Sienna Plantation offices recently received the Path for Success Award from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. More
April 07, 2008 -- Haynes and Boone, LLP today announced that final judgment was entered in favor of its client Chase Medical, LLP, in upholding validity of the company's patents on a method of repairing hearts after a severe heart attack. More
April 02, 2008 -- The National Society of Accountants today issued several tips to avoid common tax mistakes when filing a return. More
April 02, 2008 -- Bells & Whistles Cafe in Houston today announced it will be participating in the annual "Dining Out for Life" fundraiser. More
March 31, 2008 -- Prudential Gary Greene Realtors today announced that Christi Borden earned her designation as Certified International Property Specialist. More
March 31, 2008 -- A Galveston Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting was held recently for Atmosphere the Salon located at 1221 Tremont Street. More
March 31, 2008 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday held ribbon cutting ceremonies at Ferraro PR and James Bowles Services. More
March 30, 2008 -- The League of Women Voters of the Galveston Area presented the 2008 Bravo! Award to Jim and Lynda Guidry on Friday. More
March 26, 2008 -- Home Instead Senior Care, a local company serving Galveston and Brazoria counties, today announced that it has been selected to join the AARP's National Employer Team. More
March 25, 2008 -- The National Consumer League today released tips to avoid being a victim of tax scams. More
March 25, 2008 -- Emerald by the Sea, a new Galveston luxury high rise condominium, has published a news release announcing its completion. More
March 24, 2008 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies. More
March 24, 2008 -- LoneStar Delivery & Process, a Seabrook legal courier and process serving company, has announced "nationwide same day" capability. More
March 20, 2008 -- Emerald by the Sea, a high rise condominium tower at 500 Seawall Boulevard where the old Jack Tar Hotel once stood, held an open house on Wednesday. More
March 18, 2008 -- Prudential Gary Green Realtors' today announced that six realtors with its Bay Area Office have earned the Graduate Realtor Institute designation from the National Association of Realtors. More
March 18, 2008 -- Landry's Restaurants, Inc. today announced that it has opened Red Sushi Restaurant at the Kemah Boardwalk. More
March 17, 2008 -- The International Association of Culinary Professionals today announced the finalists for the 2008 IACP Cookbook Awards. More
March 13, 2008 -- Houston Mayor Bill White addressed the Houston Relocation Professionals organization recently on Houston's economic status. More
March 12, 2008 -- The Neuro-Signaling Foundation today announced that it has two patents pending aimed at crippling or killing cancer cells. More
March 12, 2008 -- Panda Energy, Inc. on Tuesday announced that it intends to build and operate a 500-megawatt power plant in Sherman, Texas. More
March 10, 2008 -- UC Rusal on Monday announced it will host a competition to identify new applications for aluminum products. More
March 07, 2008 -- The Greater Houston Partnership Environment Luncheon on Thursday hosted Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Commissioner Bryan W. Shaw. More
March 06, 2008 -- Psychiatric Solutions, Inc., parent company of West Oaks, Cypress Creek and Kingwood Hospitals today announced that it will host a dinner for psychiatric residents on March 11. More
March 06, 2008 -- Madrid's International Real Estate Exhibition (SIMA) will hold be held April 8-12. More
March 06, 2008 -- Institutional Investor Magazine today announced results of its semi-annual country credit survey. More
March 04, 2008 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Bush Intercontinental Airport will host an unveiling of Singapore Airlines' new Boeing 777-300 aircraft March 7-13. More
March 04, 2008 -- Remington College on Monday announced that it has opened a campus in Webster. More
March 04, 2008 -- Express Personnel Services on Monday announced hiring Stacey Maynor as business development specialist at the Friendswood office. More
March 03, 2008 -- The Texas Chemical Council today announced that the chemical industry has reduced emissions by nearly 10 percent in a two-year period. More
February 28, 2008 -- Farmers Copper Vice President Greg Harrington was installed as chair of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's annual meeting at the Lone Star Flight Museum. More
February 26, 2008 -- Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Claudette Alderman has announced her retirement effective February 29, 2008 after thirty-seven years of service. More
February 25, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau reports that many taxpayers complain that their income tax preparers made errors that cost them money to rectify. More
February 25, 2008 -- The Third Annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair in Galveston is on Tuesday at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
February 22, 2008 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Marketing Manager Barbara Cutsinger reports in the latest edition of the BAHEP Business Development Update that Griffin Partners is moving forward with plans to demolish the old Nassau Bay City Hall, fire station and another 11 low-rise office buildings on the 27 acres the firm purchased last year. More
February 22, 2008 -- The City of La Porte has issued a request for qualifications from developers interested in building a full-service, branded, 200-room hotel at the site of the Sylvan Beach Pavilion. More
February 21, 2008 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce added 98 new members with the membership drive that concluded today. More
February 18, 2008 -- American National Insurance Company announced fourth quarter 2007 net income of $53,333,000 ($2.00 per diluted share) compared to $110,864,000 ($4.17 per diluted share) for the same period in 2006. More
February 18, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is seeking nominations and/or applications for Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. More
February 15, 2008 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced a membership drive that will begin on February 19 and conclude on February 21. More
February 14, 2008 -- The Texas Chemical Council today issued a press release discussing the chemical industry's role in making Houston the second highest exporting city in the country. More
February 13, 2008 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce’s presented awards at its 60th Annual Banquet on January 26th. Photos
February 13, 2008 -- The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce presented the Business of the Month Award for the month of February to Taylor Automotive in Dickinson. More
February 12, 2008 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership held an Annual State of the Economy meeting last week to hear about economic trends in the region. More
February 11, 2008 -- Joe Tortorice, Lamar University alumnus and founder of Jason’s Deli, has been selected by the National Business Honor Society as a recipient of the 2008 Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion for Entrepreneurship award. More
February 05, 2008 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting at the new Ball High Girls Softball Fields. More
January 31, 2008 -- Golden Triangle Storage, Inc. today accepted an order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an order granting construction and operation of a proposed underground natural gas storage project. More
January 29, 2008 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce held its 38th Annual Membership Banquet and Reception on the evening of January 22 at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center. More
January 29, 2008 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for member businesses, Cherished Properties at 2401 Logan and From the Heart Florists at 2315 Palmer Highway. More
January 26, 2008 -- The Fellows of the American College of Tax Counsel have elected Galveston attorney Steven C. Salch, vice chairman of the college. More
January 24, 2008 -- Texas A&M University economics professor Thomas Saving, who heads the Private Enterprise Research Center, recommends extension of President George W. Bush's tax cuts. More
January 23, 2008 -- Houston entrepreneur and venture capitalist AlDanto will speak at the Lamar University College of Business IES Entrepreneurship Lecture Series. More
January 23, 2008 -- Greater Katy Exchange Club will hold its monthly membership meeting on Tuesday, February 5th, 6:30 pm at Hasta LaPasta Italian Grill with Carol Eckels Adams, Executive director of Katy Heritage Society as featured speaker. More
January 22, 2008 -- Prudential Gary Greene's Keen Team realtors offers their services to a large, diverse area of home buyers in Southeast Texas. More
January 21, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau has issued an alert to businesses that fail to properly withhold employment taxes from employee paychecks or neglect to file and pay employment taxes. More
January 20, 2008 -- Lonestar Delivery & Process, a Seabrook company, has announced improved courier services intended to help industry keep Galveston Bay and the Houston Ship Channel cleaner. More
January 16, 2008 -- The Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine announced installation new their officers will be held at Westin Oaks Hotel on January 25. More
January 16, 2008 -- Toll Brothers was recently named 2007 Builder of the Year by the Texas Association of Builders. More
January 14, 2008 -- The Greater Houston Partnership reported on Monday that it has raised a record $30 million during Phase 1 of Opportunity Houston, the Partnership's fundraising campaign chaired by Astros owner Drayton McLane. More
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