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Chambers County

December 11, 2014 -- The final public scoping meeting for a Storm Surge Suppression Study being conducted by the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District will be held tonight at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District on Thursday held the first of three public scoping meetings to gain input on storm surge protection solutions for the $3.9 million study being conducted by the six-county district. More
December 03, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host another in its series of public meetings on the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan on December 11 at the City of Baytown Community Center. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District held a news conference this morning in the Harris County Commissioners Courtroom to announce a series of public scoping meetings to encourage public participation and feedback in the Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
November 26, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District will host a media briefing on December 1 to launch a series of scoping meetings in December to gather input concerning the Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
November 13, 2014 -- Officials in the Netherland recently had occasion to begin the process of closing their storm barriers due to the threat of a large surge from a storm in the North Sea. More
November 07, 2014 -- The AIA Houston Urban Design Committee and the Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a panel discussion on coastal resiliency on Monday at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today considered, then voted unanimously to defer until next month, a proposed change in the organization’s 401K policy to accommodate same sex marriages. More
October 14, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello and Isaac Ramirez, chief transportation planner for the Houston-Galveston Area Council provided an overview of the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan in a video program hosted by H-GAC Director of Transportation Alan Clark. More w/Video
October 10, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett had scheduled a meeting of the six county Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District for Thursday afternoon in the Harris County Commissioners Courtroom, in order to hear a presentation to provide details about the GCCPRD Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
October 09, 2014 -- Beach City City Council on September 23 approved a resolution in support of the Ike Dike concept proposed by Dr. William Merrell of Texas A&M University at Galveston; and also approved a resolution in opposition to the Centennial Gate concept proposed by the SSPEED Center at Rice University. More
September 25, 2014 -- The Chambers County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday responded to an accident involving the death of a woman working at a carnival at Winnie Stowell Park. More
September 22, 2014 -- The Chambers County Sheriff's Office on Saturday reported that Lonnie Robertson was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident involving the shooting of a man in Anahuac, Texas. More
September 20, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office Fall Adopt-A-Beach cleanup is Saturday, September 27 at 30 locations on the Texas Gulf Coast from Sea Rim State Park and McFaddin Beach in Jefferson County to Boca Chica in Cameron County. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will hold a meeting on October 7 in Baytown to discuss the progress in reducing bacteria in the watershed. More
August 29, 2014 -- Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne reports the arrest of a recently paroled sex offender, who failed to register as a sex offender in Chambers County. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Chambers County Sheriff's Office today reported that a former deputy and a commissioned correctional officer with the office were arrested related to an investigation involving the misuse of official information. More
August 09, 2014 -- The Texas Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association met in Galveston on Friday. More
August 05, 2014 -- Brandon Creighton defeated Steve Toth in the Texas Senate District 4 race. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems on Monday held a public hearing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 05, 2014 -- Voters are casting their ballots today in the special runoff election for Texas Senate District 4 between Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. More
August 01, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Joe Deshotel, who are co-chairs of the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System, will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4 at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
July 31, 2014 -- Friday is the last day of early voting in the special runoff election for Texas Senate District 4 between Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. More
July 22, 2014 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will host a public meeting on August 7 to discuss priorities for solutions to water quality issues in Cedar Bayou. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize the submission of a voluntary “Path Forward” to the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of very small particles found in the air, including dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets. More
July 10, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed a resolution directing the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest former IRS official Lois Lerner on charges of Contempt of Congress. More
July 02, 2014 -- The Chambers County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday near Gou Hole Road and FM 565 seized illegal marijuana plants with a street value of approximately two million dollars. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Chambers County Sheriff's Office has recovered and returned a rifle that had been stolen 10 years ago to its owner. More
June 29, 2014 -- The Houston-Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to submit its Voluntary Fine Particulate Advance Plan to the Environmental Protection Agency. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a sub-agreement with United Parcel Service for acquisition and deployment of all-electric delivery vehicles, in an amount not to exceed $2,319,696. More
May 28, 2014 -- Dr. Brian Babin, a former mayor of Woodville, on Tuesday won the Republican Party Runoff election for the 36th Congressional District of Texas; and will face Democrat Michael Cole in November. More
May 22, 2014 -- Chambers County Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne reported that a two-vehicle accident occurred at Belton Lane and FM 563 in Anahuac on May 19. More
May 14, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today issued a reminder that assistance is still available for those whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Ike. More
May 11, 2014 -- Chambers County Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne reports today that a Mother’s Day family outing on the Trinity River ended in tragedy. More
May 10, 2014 -- The Chambers County Sheriff's Office on Friday announced that the "Click It or Ticket" enforcement period will run from May 19 through June 1 across Texas. More
May 07, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve subcontractors to the district's agreement with Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. More
May 02, 2014 -- Chambers County Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne is inviting residents to attend the Anything Crawfish Cook-off on May 10, hosted by the American Red Cross. More
May 01, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Wednesday announced that Kevin Adams of Baytown has been convicted of manslaughter and aggravated assault in connection with the May 27, 2013 boating accident on Lost Lake. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Upper Texas Gulf Coast will get a preview of summer today as temperatures are projected to reach the low 90s. More
April 22, 2014 -- George Scott has published a Tax Coverage Guide for Harris County residents. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Chambers County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday arrested Fabian Garcia on multiple charges following pursuit and capture of Garcia in connection with the abduction of his girlfriend and their 6 month old daughter from a residence in Baytown. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Chamber County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case of an altercation between a father and son that resulted in a gunshot injury. More
March 22, 2014 -- Chambers County Sherrif Brian Hawthorne and the staff of the Winnie Veterinary Clinic have scheduled vaccination clinics for pets. More
March 21, 2014 -- Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne was a guest speaker at the C.H.I.C.K.E.N. Club at Winnie Elementary School. More
March 21, 2014 -- Houston Wilderness hosted a Collaborative Access Event on Thursday, with presentations from community organizations highlighting their successes, current work and future plans for areas in the Sam Houston Greenbelt Network. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a third year funding agreement with the Gulf Coast Center for operation of the Victory Lakes Park & Ride Service, with a total contract value not to exceed $1,013,834. More
March 06, 2014 -- The Double Bayou Watershed Partnership will host a public meeting on March 18 to review stakeholder ideas on potential solutions to water quality concerns in Double Bayou. More
March 05, 2014 -- The Chambers County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged Stephen Jimenez for an incident that occurred on March 3. More
February 25, 2014 -- Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne and his office recently participated in a benefit held for David Ray, the husband of Chambers County Clerk's Office employee Laura Ray. More
February 22, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council 2014 General Assembly Meeting was held on Friday. 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 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
January 03, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has published his comments on Houston Mayor Annise Parker's call for a new regional meeting to move forward on storm surge protection on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
December 04, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors, comprised of the county judges of Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Orange counties, voted unanimously to approve a $3.94 million contract with the Texas General Land Office on Tuesday. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will host a meeting on December 11 at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center in Baytown. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Double Bayou Watershed Partnership will hold a meeting on December 10. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will host a meeting on December 5 at the Eddie Gray Wetlands Center in Baytown. More
November 15, 2013 -- A Creole Sunday will be held on November 17 at the Langetree Retreat and ECO Center in Liberty, Texas. 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 13, 2013 -- Galveston photographer Robert Mihovil, who documented the damages caused by Hurricane Ike, reports that after five years Galveston Island is "looking pretty good". 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
August 23, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland has posted a guest column regarding state funding for transportation projects. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Houston Advanced Research Center will host a second public meeting of the Double Bayou Watershed Partnership on July 18. More
July 08, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, director of the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, hosted a hurricane season briefing for southeast Texas officials today at the Reliant Center. More
July 08, 2013 -- More than thirty-five people attended the Texas Watershed Steward training program at the Oak Island Lodge in Chambers County on Tuesday, June 25. More
May 27, 2013 -- State Representative Craig Eiland, who recently announced he would not be running again next election cycle, passed his final bill for the 83rd Legislative Session Sunday afternoon. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize $18,045,926 in contracts for housing construction management services associated with the H-GAC's Round 2 Chambers County Disaster Recovery Program. More
May 02, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland reports that legislation aimed at funding Texas' 50-year water plan temporarily died in the Texas House Monday as it was determined it violated the Rules of the House and could therefore not be considered after a point of order on the bill was sustained. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Texas Senate unanimously approved a plan Tuesday night to help finance the state's water and transportation needs and also provide more school equity by asking voters to dip into the Rainy Day Fund for $5.7 billion. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will host a "Growing Green" meeting on April 16 for agricultural producers and landowners in the Cedar Bayou watershed. More
March 28, 2013 -- The Texas House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday intended to address the state's water needs over the next 50 years. More
March 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to solicit public comment on a new transportation conformity determination and proposed revisions to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Plan and 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update. More
March 19, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to renew a contract with the Gulf Coast Center for the Victory Lakes Park & Ride service from the University of Texas Medical Branch medical campus in League City to Galveston’s employment and activity centers on weekdays during peak periods for another year. More
March 10, 2013 -- Wayne Stupka, president of the Beaumont Rod, Reel and Gun Club, and Ted Vega. president of the Gilchrist Community Association, have posted an appeal that Rollover Pass on the Bolivar Peninsula not be closed. More
March 03, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams has posted a Guest Column for the GuidryNews.com Forum. 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 19, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to join an alliance of regional planning entities collaborating on opportunities and challenges associated with the Eagle Ford Shale Play. More
January 31, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland will continue to serve as vice chair of the House Committee on Insurance, as well as serve on the Committee on Ways and Means and the Calendars Committee. More
January 16, 2013 -- Houston-Galveston Area Council Manager of Transportation and Air Quality Programs Alan Clark updated the H-GAC Board of Directors on Tuesday about a recent action by the Environmental Protection Agency that includes the Houston area as a possible non-attainment area for fine particulates. More
December 11, 2012 -- State Representative Craig Eiland attended the first hearing of the newly created Interim Committee on Texas Response to Federal Sequestration today. 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
November 30, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to approve a resolution for “approval of air quality conformity determination”. More
November 20, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve appointments to various advisory committees. More
October 28, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday heard reports on the Houston Intermodal Terminal Rail Access Study and the North Corridor (IH 45) Environmental Impact Study. More
October 17, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to negotiate with Tegrity Homes for the H-GAC Round 2 Disaster Recovery Housing Program. (Correct) Tegrity Homes and AHRG Corporation were recommended to the board in ranked order. More
October 12, 2012 -- Texas Gulf Coast residents from Orange to Brownsville participated in a Coastal Windstorm Conference in Beaumont on Thursday. More
October 08, 2012 -- All six county judges appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Gulf Coast Protection and Recovery District gathered at the Galveston County Commissioners Court Workshop Room this morning for the first meeting of the group in two years. More
September 30, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted to support a $2.5 million grant amendment for the Galveston Seawall; and voted to approve a resolution supporting a joint request to the Federal Transit Administration by the City of Conroe and The Woodlands Township that they be granted “designate recipient” status for federal funding. More
September 21, 2012 -- The Texas Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup is Saturday at 29 sites along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
September 11, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the 26th annual Fall Adopt-A-Beach cleanup on Saturday, September 22. More
August 22, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday engaged in a spirited discussion of “sustainability” and whether the board should take a vote on whether to support projects with that designation. More
August 16, 2012 -- A large crowd turned out for the rededication of the Truman G. Blocker Burn Unit at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Wednesday. More
July 18, 2012 -- Attendance information has been added to Tuesday's report on the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Despite an intensive battle to represent the Galveston City Council at the H-GAC, there was no Galveston representative at the meeting. More
June 19, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the H-GAC Round 2 Phase 2 Method of Distribution of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds, which reallocates non-housing, public housing and subsidized housing funds. More
June 12, 2012 -- The Houston–Galveston Area Council has developed two new products, a website and a video, to help access and functional support needs individuals and others better prepare for hurricane season. More
April 29, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to receive public comments about projects included in $2 billion in statewide funding approved last week by the Texas Transportation Commission. More
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 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 20, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors was two members short of a quorum, in part because of very bad weather, and agreed to have a discussion among the members present. More
February 25, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday approved a resolution in support of several amendments to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update as well as a resolution in support of recommendations for use of Rider 42 Bond funds. More
February 09, 2012 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office reports that an Anahuac child died as a result of injuries he received when he was apparently struck by a rolling driftwood log on the Bolivar Peninsula. More
February 09, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and the Texas General Land Office will host public workshops to gather ideas on hurricane and tropical storm damage reduction, flood risk management and ecosystem restoration in Orange, Jefferson, Chambers, Galveston, Harris and Brazoria counties. More
February 07, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Larry Taylor said that he fully supports the Texas State Auditor's Office decision to initiate an audit of Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
February 07, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District on Monday announced that the J.J. Mayes Wildlife Trace in Chambers County has been re-opened. More
January 29, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council held its annual meeting on Friday, electing Manvel Mayor Deloris Martin chair for 2012. More
January 27, 2012 -- Guidry News Service has learned that State Farm Insurance has notified agents on the Texas Gulf Coast that about 11,000 homeowners’ insurance policies will not be renewed. More
January 27, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to elect new officers for 2012. More
January 18, 2012 -- The National Parks Conservation Association, Houston Wilderness and Rice University’s SSPEED Center has released its report, "Opportunity Knocks: How the Proposed Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area Could Attract Visitors, Boost Business, and Create Jobs". More
January 17, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a series of meetings over the next two months to develop a plan for the 13 county region. More
December 21, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 26-3 to approve an amendment to the First Round Method of Distribution for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds, which adds Galveston Housing Authority as an eligible housing fund sub-recipient, and reallocates $25 million in housing funds from City of Galveston to Galveston Housing Authority. More
December 20, 2011 -- Former Congressman Nick Lampson is running unopposed for the Democratic Primary in District 14, which currently is held by Ron Paul, who is not seeking reelection. More
December 16, 2011 -- Representatives of the Texas Department of Transportation today updated the Houston-Galveston Area Transportation Policy Council on the Houston-Austin Intercity Rail Study. More
December 02, 2011 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland formally filed for re-election in 2012. More
November 17, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 29-0-1, with Houston City Council Member Sue Lovell abstaining, to approve a method of distribution for Second Round Hurricane Ike disaster recovery funds for submission to the Texas General Land Office. 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
September 21, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an in-kind match of $216,570.51 for a $639,091 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program Grant from the Texas Department of Transportation to enforce the law against driving while intoxicated. More
September 18, 2011 -- Jim Guidry has posted a commentary applauding last week's Technical Workshop and Symposium for the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District hosted by Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership which brought together engineers, environmentalists and elected officials from throughout the Gulf Coast Region to discuss storm surge protection. More
September 18, 2011 -- Events related to the 42nd Annual Texas Rice Festival will begin next weekend. More
September 16, 2011 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a Technical Workshop and Symposium for the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District at South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center on Thursday. More
August 26, 2011 -- John Barton, who on Thursday was named interim executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, today updated the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Council on development of SH 99, the Grand Parkway. More
August 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
July 14, 2011 -- Les Guédry d'Asteur, the family association of all descendents of Claude Guédry and Marguerite Petitpas from Old Acadia, will hold its next meeting in Galliano, Louisana on Saturday, August 6. 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 07, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Area Agency on Aging recently assisted in the 14th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature elections for the Houston-Galveston region. More
May 19, 2011 -- The Chambers County Chambers Recovery Team will host its first annual meeting on May 26 at the new Visitor Center of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. More
May 04, 2011 -- Challenges and Opportunities for Nature Tourism in Chambers County” will be the topic for the first Annual Meeting of the Chambers Recovery Team on Thursday, May 26 at the new Visitor Center of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 4017 FM 563 in Anahuac. More
April 25, 2011 -- Marty Guidry has issued a public invitation to all Guidrys in Southeast Texas to attend a meeting of Les Guédry d'Asteur (the Guedry, Guidry, Gaidry, Jeddry, Geddry, Labine, LaBean Acadian family association) in Beaumont, Texas on Saturday, April 30. More
April 24, 2011 -- (82) “the Crazy Cajun” died on Saturday, April 23, 2011. 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
March 13, 2011 -- The Chambers Recovery Team has expanded its board to assist with implementation of the Long Term Community Recovery Plan for Chambers County. More
February 25, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted to defer action on approval of the funding targets for the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program until next month's meeting. More
February 09, 2011 -- Gulf Coast Weather Observer Jim O'Donnel reports that freezing rain has arrived in parts of Houston, but that Chambers and Galveston counties are not covered by any winter weather advisories, watches or warnings. More
February 07, 2011 -- The 2011 Galveston/Chambers County Spelling Bee took place on February 5 at Sandra Mossman Elementary School. More
February 05, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel, who has contributed valuable weather information to Guidry News Service over the years, has offered a commentary on the snow forecasts that did not materialize in Southeast Texas. More
February 04, 2011 -- Weather Observer Jim O'Donnel reports that much of Southeast Texas had an ice event rather than a snow event is because the air from about 5,000 to 8,000 feet above the ground warmed up to a few degrees above freezing and this temperature inversion aloft expanded as the night progressed. More
February 04, 2011 -- Weather observer Jim O'Donnel reports that freezing conditions are impacting Southeast Texas roadways: the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) at the Southwest Freeway (US-59) in the Stafford/SW Houston area has been closed; US-59 has also been closed in Wharton and the Katy Freeway (IH-10) at Greenhouse Road near Katy in west Harris County has been closed. More
February 03, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel reports that snow is starting to develop over portions of West Texas extending eastward into the Texas Hill Country and the city of San Antonio and is moving toward Southeast Texas. More
February 01, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel has posted an update on his forecast reasoning regarding the winter weather event expected in Southeast Texas. More
February 01, 2011 -- West Galveston Island Weather Observer Jim O'Donnel has posted an update on the Arctic weather system that has moved into Southeast Texas bringing the likelihood of significant snowfall. 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 12, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership held its 2011 Annual Meeting on Tuesday. More
January 05, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has schedule pipeline dredging at Cedar Bayou and the Anahuac Channel in Chambers County to begin on March 10. More
November 28, 2010 -- Galveston’s 2010 Dickens on The Strand is next weekend, December 4 and 5. More
November 01, 2010 -- The Texas Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association met on Friday at the Harte Research Institute Conference Center at the Texas A&M University campus in Corpus Christi. More
October 03, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced four public meetings within the H-GAC eight-county transportation region. More
September 19, 2010 -- Festivities for the Texas Rice Festival will begin on September 29 in Winnie. More
September 07, 2010 -- The Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. today unanimously selected Dannenbaum Engineering as general engineering consultant to the corporation which is studying the feasibility of a storm surge protection system such as the proposed Ike Dike. More
July 29, 2010 -- Chambers County, the Texas Coastal Management Program, Texas Coastal Partners, and the soil and water conservation districts in Chambers, Liberty and Jefferson counties are together sponsoring a conservation workshop for landowners, to be held in Wallisville, on Friday, August 6. More
July 07, 2010 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski has published an announcement that “all 32 miles of Galveston’s beaches are clean, safe, open and awaiting summer tourists”. More
June 28, 2010 -- The Galveston Bay Foundation and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will hold three public meetings in July to discuss the progress being made with the Oyster Waters Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plan. More
June 02, 2010 -- Former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, who is president of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc., told county judges and surrogates from six coastal counties that there were nine responses to requests for proposals for a general engineering consultant to the corporation. More
May 26, 2010 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced that it has awarded $4.125 million to T.L. Wallace Construction, Inc. for the construction of a new administration building at the Texas Chenier Plain Complex near Houston. More
May 17, 2010 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today sought to calm concerns about the oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon spill and potential effects on the Texas coast. More
May 14, 2010 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland met on Friday with Executive Director of Texas Parks and Wildlife Carter Smith and Robin Reichers, the director of Coastal Fisheries, to discuss potentially extending the commercial shrimping season beyond the May 15 closure date. More
April 21, 2010 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc., the six county coalition that was formed to consider options for storm surge protection along the upper Texas Gulf Coast, held its first meeting on Tuesday in the Galveston County Commissioners Courtroom. More
April 21, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a list of contractors who responded to a request for proposals for the Workforce Summer Jobs Program. More
March 16, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting comment on revisions to department transportation planning and programming rules that will be posted in the Texas Register on March 19. More
February 02, 2010 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association complained that the President's proposed budget "does little to reduce coastal hazards or provide incentives for smart coastal growth policies". More
January 28, 2010 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Parade will be held on Highway 87 on the Bolivar Peninsula on February 13. More
January 19, 2010 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today held a spirited discussion of the method of distribution of Community Development Block Grant Funds, but took no action at the meeting. More
January 19, 2010 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will begin accepting applications in February from area non-profit organizations seeking grant funding through its Catholic Campaign for Human Development. 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 16, 2010 -- Dickinson City Council Member Kerry Neves was elected Chair of the Houston-Galveston Area Council at the council of government's annual meeting on Friday at the Westin Galleria in Houston. More
January 15, 2010 -- Former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, who is chair of Governor Rick Perry’s Hurricane Ike Recovery and Coordination effort, said that he is not discouraged by Harris County Commissioners Court’s delay in approval of a resolution to support a feasibility study of storm surge protection projects, such as the proposed Ike Dike. More
December 14, 2009 -- The United States Census Bureau is seeking employees for the 2010 Census. More
October 30, 2009 -- The Texas oyster season will open November 1, but due to health risks there will be several areas closed to harvest. More
September 16, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to endorse a position statement on second round funding of Community Development Block Grant Funds by the Office of Rural Community Affairs. More
July 01, 2009 -- The United States Small Business Administration's Houston District Office on Tuesday announced that July 14 is the deadline to apply for a disaster loan for damages resulting from storms on April 27-28. More
May 26, 2009 -- The Annual Houston/Galveston National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Meeting will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Saturday. More
May 26, 2009 -- The Trust for Public Land will host the final public meeting in the two-year study of the Chambers County’s natural resources and how they affect economic development on Thursday, May 28. More
May 26, 2009 -- The Trust for Public Land and Chambers County Thursday will host a final public input meeting to receive recommendations on its Greenprint Action Plan. More
May 20, 2009 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to send a resolution to Texas Governor Rick Perry asking that he not sign legislation that would mandate Brazoria County to withdraw from the H-GAC, if it is passed by the Texas Legislature. More
April 24, 2009 -- Twenty to thirty volunteers from the Livestock, Breeders Greeters and Horspitality committees will build fences at three work sites designated by the Fellowship of Christian Farmers in and around Chambers and Jefferson counties on April 25. More
April 19, 2009 -- Lee Otis Zapp has issued a bulletin for the Coastal Windstorm Insurance Coalition. More
March 31, 2009 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to approve a 20 percent homestead exemption on property taxes paid to the college. More
March 22, 2009 -- The Texas House Appropriations Subcommittee on Hurricanes, chaired by Speaker Pro Tem Craig Eiland, on Friday passed House Bill 6 which will compensate state agencies and institutions of higher education for the damages they incurred as a result of the natural disasters Texas has suffered over the past two years. More
March 13, 2009 -- The Chambers Recovery Team (ChaRT) announced today a second series of community open houses to provide all Chambers County residents with an opportunity to give their feedback on issues and opportunities for recovery from Hurricane Ike. More
March 10, 2009 -- United States Senator John Cornyn voted against the $410 billion Omnibus Spending Bill, calling it "bloated". More
October 03, 2008 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has expanded the disaster assistance available to Chambers County to help pay for repair, restoration, reconstruction or replacement of public facilities, roads and bridges, water facilities and other infrastructure damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ike. More
August 19, 2008 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting on August 26 to present and receive comment on the transit plan for Chambers County. More
April 25, 2008 -- Leadership Southeast Texas alumni and their guests were given a tour of the Trinity River in Chambers County by boat on Thursday. LSET members Anahuac Mayor Guy Robert Jackson, Mary Beth Stengler of the Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District and Kim McMurray of Entergy coordinated the event. More


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