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July 27, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently hosted an official groundbreaking ceremony for new member Kiddie Academy. More
July 27, 2016 -- East Harris County Manufacturers Association, in partnership with the Texas Chemical Council and Greater Houston Area Association of Builder Contractors, will host its third annual Workforce Development Golf Tournament on October 28. More
July 26, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority today reported that its mid-year results for container shipping volume, and announced that works on projects including a canopy into the entrance of the Turning Basin Terminal and a new front entry into the Executive Office Building at the terminal kicks off this week. More
July 26, 2016 -- Molina Healthcare, Inc. and Memorial Hermann Health Plan, Inc. on Tuesday jointly announced that Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, has entered into an agreement with Memorial Hermann to enhance access to safe, high-quality care for Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP recipients in the greater Houston area. More
July 26, 2016 -- Galveston County, in partnership with area Chambers of Commerce and the Bay Area Houston Transportation Summit, will host the first Galveston County Transportation Summit on September 1. More
July 26, 2016 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to approve the port's participation in the United States Customs and Border Protection Reimbursable Services Program, through which the CBP provides services to requesting parties on a reimbursable basis. More
July 26, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard temporarily closed the Houston Ship Channel on Monday due to a sulfur dioxide release at the Pasadena Refinery. More
July 25, 2016 -- The Alvin Community College Continuing Education/Workforce Development Division has received a $501,882 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund to provide industrial jobs training for Ascend Performance Materials employees. More
July 25, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to select Jefferson Rail Port Terminal II as construction manager agent for the Jefferson Energy Companies Project. More
July 25, 2016 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston recently welcomed Sam, a California sea lion, to its Aquarium Pyramid as part of the North Pacific Exhibit. More
July 25, 2016 -- Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Regina Lindsey recently attended the White House Forum on Economic Development. More
July 25, 2016 -- HBW Resources today announced that it has been retained by Port Cameron, LLC to enhance the its campaign to identify and secure new customers for its new private deepwater staging port in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. More
July 25, 2016 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host its "Shake Your Summer Sillies Out" event on August 19. More
July 25, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that the Federal Trade Commission has shut down a fraudulent medical insurance scheme following a BBB investigation into complaints that the company mislead consumers. More
July 25, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include The Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre. More
July 22, 2016 -- The City of Galveston will host a fireworks display at Seawall Boulevard and 37th Street on Saturday. More
July 22, 2016 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host an event on August 1 to celebrate Friendship Day. More
July 22, 2016 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host the "Don't Mess with Texas, Mess with ART" Family Arts Day on August 20. More
July 22, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for HNTB. More
July 22, 2016 -- SpaceCom has announced the line-up for its upcoming Space Commerce Conference and Expo event, which takes place November 15-17 in Houston. More
July 22, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced settlements with MCCi, LLC and VP Imaging, Inc., doing business as DocuNav Solutions, in connection with an antitrust investigation concerning agreements the companies made not to compete in the market for enterprise content management software. More
July 21, 2016 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Childhood Cancer Connection, Inc. More
July 20, 2016 -- The Association of Space Explorers today announced that Houston has been selected to host the 32nd ASE Planetary Congress event in 2019, which will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. More
July 18, 2016 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted country music singer Libby Koch for the college's Alvin Live Summer Concert Series. More
July 18, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show” in Galveston, and “Romeo and Juliet” at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay. More
July 18, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned users of Instagram of a phishing scam involving notifications regarding an "Ugly List", which tricks victims into providing their user names and passwords. More
July 17, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show" on July 23. More
July 15, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host its Congressional Update with United States Congressman Pete Olson on August 5. More
July 15, 2016 -- Harris County Precinct Four will host a screening of "Inside Out" on July 21 at Burroughs Park. More
July 15, 2016 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host the Second Annual Heritage Foundation on August 6, with events including the Sacred Places Tour. More
July 14, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a settlement with a Florida tech company regarding an investigation into possible violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. More
July 14, 2016 -- Port Corpus Christi today held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Oil Dock 15, which will accommodate through a new pipeline and accept both Aframax and new Panamax class ships. More
July 14, 2016 -- Hillman's Seafood Market in Dickinson has issued a news release clarifying that the market was not part of the sale of Hillman's Shrimp & Oyster and Shipyard. More
July 13, 2016 -- The City of Galveston and Sky Wonder Pyrotechnics will host multiple fireworks displays. More
July 11, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released drilling permit and completion statistics for the month of June. More
July 11, 2016 -- The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church will host the 33rd Annual Greek Festival on October 15-16. More
July 11, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “A Wolverine Walks into a Bar” in Galveston and Agatha Christie’s “Spider’s Web” in Houston. More
July 11, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Jaston Williams and Lauren Lane for Williams' newest play, "A Wolverine Walks into a Bar", on Saturday. More
July 11, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau today provided tips for donating to disaster relief efforts, including to assist those impacted by recent flooding in West Virginia. More
July 08, 2016 -- Guidry News Service Publisher Lynda Guidry today marked the 20th Anniversary of the launch of Guidry News Service to provide important news and information to the Gulf Coast region. More
July 08, 2016 -- FrenetiCore today announced that its board of directors has renamed its theatre space as "The Pilot on Navigation", and has released a schedule of upcoming projects. More
July 07, 2016 -- The Houston Mayor's Office has announced that the United States Department of Transportation has tentatively awarded United Airlines nonstop flights to Cuba from Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport and New York/Newark. More
July 07, 2016 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $228,410 contract to Excavation Technologies, Inc. for the removal of marine debris in, on and under piers along Pier Road. More
July 07, 2016 -- College of the Mainland's Gulf Coast Safety Institute will host a free electronic record-keeping "lunch and learn" class on July 12. More
July 06, 2016 -- The City of La Porte held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for the La Porte Town Center project. More
July 05, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that state sales tax revenues in June totaled $2.2 billion. More
July 05, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Finian’s Rainbow” in Dickinson. More
July 05, 2016 -- Galveston hosted its Fourth of July Parade on the Seawall on Monday. Robert Mihovil provided photos of the event. More
July 04, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently hosted the Fort Bend Masters Golf Tournament at Black Hawk Country Club in Richmond. More
July 04, 2016 -- Island ETC East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will open its production of "Catch Me If You Can" on July 15. More
July 04, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding imposters claiming to work for the government calling small businesses claiming they are violating the law. More
July 04, 2016 -- Bay Area Harbour Playhouse today announced the line-up for its 25th performance season. More
July 04, 2016 -- Washington on the Brazos State Historic Park will host its "Fireworks on the Brazos" Celebration tonight. More
July 01, 2016 -- Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, each summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day. More
June 30, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a lawsuit against the Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Earl Walker has been dismissed after Walker agreed to end pursuit of a subpoena seeking decades of records from ExxonMobil. More
June 29, 2016 -- Flint Hills Resources recently awarded scholarship to eight students from Houston area high schools planning to pursue fields of study related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. More
June 29, 2016 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday voted to amend the port's Tariff Numbers 8, 14, and 15, related to the Turning Basin Terminals, Barbours Cut Terminal and Bayport Container Terminal, effective July 1. More
June 29, 2016 -- Playwright Patricia Rumble has announced that her play "Little Scrooge", a modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", is being published in July. More
June 29, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday issued a news release regarding the Port Commission meeting and discussion of the recent opening of the expanded Panama Canal. More
June 28, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the state has reached a $50 million partial settlement with Volkswagen regarding the sale of diesel vehicles with equipment designed to meet emission standards only when being tested. More
June 28, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to allow the port to possibly issue a total $155.8 million in revenue bonds for further development of the Orange County Terminal site, and for possible partial reimbursement to Jefferson Energy Companies for expenses related to the improvements. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners last week voted unanimously to approve a construction management at-risk agreement with Alfred Palma, LLC for replacement of conveying systems at Bulk Terminal No. 1. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted 6-0-1, with Gerald Sullivan abstaining, to approve a task order with Tetra Tech, Inc., under a purchasing agreement through the Houston-Galveston Area Council, for public assistance and cost recovery services related to damages caused by Hurricane Ike. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will present the comedy, "Finian's Rainbow", July 8-31. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau today issued a scam alert regarding pet sitting services. More
June 27, 2016 -- The San Jacinto Museum of History Association today announced that it is offering free entrance to the museum to all active duty military personnel and their families through September 5. More
June 27, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Johnny Rivers, and the conclusion of “Born Yesterday”, both in Houston. More
June 26, 2016 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will display an exhibit of items of Harry Bennett, a merchant marine and contributor to the library, as the library's "Treasure of the Month" for July. More
June 26, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston has announced the line-up for its 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Malaquite Visitor Center at the Padre Island National Seashore will host the Centennial Sea Turtle Celebration on July 9. More
June 23, 2016 -- Barrios Technology today announced that the company has been selected by Boeing to support International Space Station and commercial space programs under the Boeing Engineering and Technical Service Support program. More
June 23, 2016 -- The Katy Area Economic Development Council today announced that Patricia Wood has been named as its new Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. More
June 23, 2016 -- The Brazos State Historic Site, located between Brenham and Navasota, Texas, will host an Independence Day celebration on July 4. More
June 23, 2016 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that the center has been granted three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. More
June 23, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House has announced that the 3 p.m. matinee showing of "One-Man Star Wars Trilogy" on Saturday has been cancelled, but the 8 p.m. performance will take place as planned. More
June 22, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission’s recent Improve Fraud Discovery project was recently recognized with a 2016 Best of Texas award for Best Data Analytics/Business Intelligence Project by the Center for Digital Government. More
June 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the unveiling ceremony for Israel's F-35 Adier fighter jet at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company plant in Fort Worth. More
June 22, 2016 -- Houston First Corporation today issued a statement concerning an accident involving an employee of TD Industries falling at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
June 21, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick on Tuesday at the commission's open meeting directed agency staff to conduct a full review of the commission's rules and processes. More
June 21, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently hosted its June Working Lunch Series, which focused on employer incentives available through Workforce Solutions. More
June 21, 2016 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications through July 10 for the Doolin Maritime Careers Camp. More
June 21, 2016 -- Moody Gardens will host "Shark University Week", a series of shark-themed activities, June 26 through July 2. More
June 20, 2016 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers today provided an update regarding the decommissioning of the STURGIS, a barge that had housed a nuclear power plant, which is being dismantled in Galveston. More
June 20, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised residents to be aware of fake debt collectors calling with claims that their loved ones owe payments on a loan, and threaten jail time to trick victims into paying them money. More
June 20, 2016 -- The Houston International Seafarers Centers will honor Senior Vice President of the West Gulf Maritime Association Niels Aalund with the Bronze Anchor Award during its Annual Maritime Gala on September 24. More
June 20, 2016 -- The City of Friendswood will offer early purchase discounted carnival ride wristbands for the city's Fourth of July Celebration. More
June 20, 2016 -- Rosenberg Library in Galveston today announced a new exhibit, "Made in America: The Early American Pressed Glass Collection of Mary Moody Hutchings", is on display through December 31 at the library. More
June 20, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include a one-man performance of the Star Wars Trilogy in Galveston and the continuation of the Houston Symphony’s “Summer Symphony Nights” in Houston. More
June 20, 2016 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city received a total of $315,996 in sales tax revenues this month, based on sales tax income from April. More
June 17, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently hosted the 2016 State of the City of Richmond Luncheon featuring Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore. More
June 17, 2016 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host its "Taste of the Town" and Auction event on June 23 at the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City. More
June 17, 2016 -- HomeTown Bank will host a celebration on June 24 recognizing the bank's 50th anniversary. More
June 17, 2016 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced the final details for its Fourth of July Celebration at Constellation Field. More
June 17, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the Texas Supreme Court has filed a ruling in favor of the state in a lawsuit with Southwest Royalties, Inc., which had claimed a sales tax exemption for equipment it had purchased. More
June 15, 2016 -- Texas Southern University today announced that it has received a $540,000 donation from Pappas Restaurants in support of the university's student housing initiative. More
June 15, 2016 -- Theatre Under the Stars has announced the line up for its 2016-2017 Season. More
June 15, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present performances of the "One-Man Star Wars Trilogy" on June 25. More
June 14, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently held its monthly networking breakfast at the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. More
June 14, 2016 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Commissioners John Young and Keith Wallace to a committee to approve expenditures to an amount not to exceed $50,000. More
June 13, 2016 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce's Health and Wellness Committee will host a fitness expo event with Bobby Whisnand, "The Exercise Doctor", on July 7. More
June 13, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the kick off of the Houston Symphony’s “Summer Symphony Nights” series at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
June 13, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a news release regarding a continuing fake check scam offering victims money if they deposit a check into their accounts and return a portion of the funds. More
June 10, 2016 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will join the City of Beaumont in hosting a free concert on July 4. More
June 10, 2016 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston is hosting "Wings of Wonder", a live bird show focusing on the history, special traits and natural skills of birds, during the summer. More
June 10, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas recently assessed $587,859 in fines involving 276 enforcement cases against oil and gas industry operators and businesses. More
June 10, 2016 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner today invited residents to submit their favorite poem to the City of Houston Favorite Poem Project. More
June 10, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show" on July 23. More
June 10, 2016 -- Company OnStage in Houston will open its Theater for Children production of "Treasure Island" on June 17. More
June 10, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it is consolidating Commercial Driver License skills testing locations on July 1 to comply with federal regulations that take effect in the fall. More
June 10, 2016 -- Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough and City Manager Brian Maxwell will present a "State of the City" address on Monday at the Cheney Student Center at Galveston College. More
June 09, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas will join a coalition of states to file a lawsuit against the State of Delaware to revert an estimated $150 million in unclaimed MoneyGram checks to their rightful owners. More
June 09, 2016 -- Lone Star College today announced that it is offering English language skills training to Kroger employees through the Skills and Opportunity for the New American Workforce. More
June 07, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host a luncheon featuring Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, who will provide an update on border security in the state. More
June 07, 2016 -- Alvin Community College is hosting a job fair for the company Empereon Constar. More
June 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that W.W. Grainger, Inc. has opened a new sales facility in San Antonio, Texas. More
June 07, 2016 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced the launch of construction on the public plaza next to the Smart Financial Centre, the city's live entertainment venue. More
June 07, 2016 -- Galveston hosted the annual Oceans of Opportunity Job Fair on Monday at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
June 06, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "A Wolverine Walks into a Bar", a new play starring Jaston Williams and Lauren Lane, on July 16. More
June 06, 2016 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host Sonny "The Birdman" Carlin on June 23 for a presentation on exotic bird species. More
June 06, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “In the Heights” at Playhouse 1960 in Houston and “Kids on Broadway” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
June 06, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is changing providers for its unemployment benefits prepaid debit card from Chase Bank to U.S. Bank. More
June 06, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned customers using self-checkout lanes at stores to take precautions against "skimmers", devices used by scammers that collect data from credit, debit, or ATM cards. More
June 03, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Thursday announced that the state's sales tax revenues totaled $2.41 billion in May, a decrease of 7.1 percent compared to May 2015. More
June 03, 2016 -- Space Center Houston today announced that it has partnered with The Coca-Cola Company as its new exclusive beverage provider. More
June 02, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has reminded individuals impacted by April's severe weather that the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is on June 9. More
June 02, 2016 -- The Katy Area Economic Development Council today announced that Pepperl+Fuchs has broken ground on a 110,000 square-foot facility in Katy's West Ten Business Park. More
June 02, 2016 -- The City of League City will host a public meeting on June 15 to gather public input regarding the city's Downtown Revitalization Plan. More
June 01, 2016 -- Memorial Herman Health System today announced that it has formed a collaboration with UnitedHealthCare to launch an accountable care program. More
May 31, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host its 31st annual Fort Bend Masters Golf Tournament on June 27 at Black Hawk Country Club in Richmond, Texas. More
May 31, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Born Yesterday” at the Alley Theatre in Houston, and “Accordion Kings and Queens” at Miller Outdoor Theatre. More
May 31, 2016 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit of items related to the Garden of Tokio, a beachfront dancing pavilion opened in 1921 as part of Galveston's Joyland Park. More
May 31, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that the percentage of Texans without health insurance has declined by 30 percent since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, according to a new report from the Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. More
May 31, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today re-issued a warning regarding JustFly.com, an online travel agency that has received several complaints and an "F" rating by the bureau. More
May 29, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard on Saturday closed a portion of the Neches River after a pipeline at the Jefferson Energy Terminal released approximately 880 gallons of oil into the Neches River. More
May 29, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard today closed the Houston Ship Channel briefly due to flood levels at the San Jacinto River, which caused 12 barges to break free. More
May 27, 2016 -- The Galveston Roundtable of Foundations will host Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough and City Manager Brian Maxwell on June 13 to present a "State of the City" event. More
May 27, 2016 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation today announced the launch of "Harbor City Ambition; Life in Galveston from 1838-1859", a series of programs examining life of settlers in Galveston in the 1800s. More
May 26, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas has provided oil and gas production statistics for March 2016. More
May 26, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor recently spoke with Guidry News Service regarding the Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports. More
May 26, 2016 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that two of the center's nurses have been listed in Houston's "Top 150 Nurses" by the Houston Chronicle. More
May 26, 2016 -- The City of League City today announced that Scott D. Livingston has been named the new Director of Economic Development. More
May 26, 2016 -- College of the Mainland's Gulf Coast Safety Institute will host no-cost classes on avoiding injuries on June 8 and June 24. More
May 26, 2016 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a six-month pilot program to provide transit services to the community along Manchester and Lawndale. More
May 25, 2016 -- The Port of Galveston has reported that it has topped the list of the country's ports with a substantial rise in passenger volume in 2015. More
May 25, 2016 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award an approximately $577,000 contract to Preferred Electric, Inc. for new electric switchgear for Bulk Terminal-1. More
May 25, 2016 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the inaugural George P. Mitchell Regional Entrepreneurs of the Year awards at an event on June 10. More
May 25, 2016 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that members of his team have been named to the Plaintiff's Steering Committee in an air pollution lawsuit against Volkswagen for manipulating emission controls in its vehicles. More
May 24, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday spoke in support of the Toxic Substance Control Modernization Act. More
May 24, 2016 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Monday voted unanimously to award a $26,196,370 contract to CYMI Industrial, Inc. for construction of Container Yard 6 South at the Bayport Container Terminal. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Monday announced the availability of $1 million in additional funding for the High Demand Job Training Program, which supports collaborations between Workforce Solutions partners and local economic development corporations. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today approved a partnership with the United States Army Corps of Engineers for a cost-shared project that will allow for the beneficial use of clay mined from the Bayport Flare area. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to authorize Port Director Michael Mierzwa to enter into a three-month proof of concept proposal for valet cruise parking. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today hosted Gary Nami, ombudsman for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, to present the Patriot Award to Port Director & CEO Chris Fisher and Deputy Port Director Bill Carpenter. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Houston Public Library today announced that it is accepting entries June 1 through July 30 for the library's Teen Writing Contest. More
May 23, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Giselle” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and “Dancin’ in the Street…Motown & More Revue” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised parents to research summer camps before committing to sending their child. More
May 22, 2016 -- Port Freeport Commission Chair Ravi Singhania recently provided testimony to the Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports regarding how the port can benefit from the Panama Canal expansion. More
May 20, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the 31st annual Fort Bend Masters Golf Tournament on June 27. More
May 20, 2016 -- The Port of Galveston hosted its annual National Maritime Day Commemoration Ceremony on Thursday afternoon. The event was moved to the Texas Cruise Terminal I, from the usual location at Pier 21 due to thunder showers, lightning, downtown street flooding and a tornado warning. More
May 20, 2016 -- The College of the Mainland Community Theatre is currently showing "Bleacher Bums" through June 5. More
May 19, 2016 -- Verizon and Texas Southern University have announced a partnership focused on exposing middle-school minority boys across Houston to coding, application development, 3D printing, science, technology, engineering and math programs and related career opportunities. More
May 18, 2016 -- Artist Boat, Inc. and the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees are hosting a World Oceans Day Festival and Art Contest on June 8. More
May 17, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is reminding individuals affected by the April storms in four counties that the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is June 2, 2016. More
May 17, 2016 -- The Galveston Island Humane Society will host the sixth annual "A Bark in the Park" dog show on May 21. More
May 17, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Philadelphia Story” at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay and the Houston Grand Opera’s “Tosca” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
May 16, 2016 -- RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring realtor Ivan Arjona was recently honored with his second consecutive Exceptional Performance Builders Award by The Woodlands Development Company. More
May 16, 2016 -- H-E-B on Friday announced statewide winners of the 15th annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. More
May 14, 2016 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston today announced that the corpse flower, "Morticia", has bloomed for the second time. More
May 12, 2016 -- University of Houston will recognize Russell Ybarra, J. Victor Samuels and Glenn T. Lilie with honorary degrees at its commencement ceremony on May 14. More
May 12, 2016 -- University of Houston today announced that Integricote, a nanotechnology company created by the university, has signed a distribution deal for its protective coatings. More
May 12, 2016 -- The American Red Cross today announced that the Anheuser-Busch Foundation has committed $100,000 to support flood relief efforts in the Greater Houston area. More
May 12, 2016 -- The City of Houston on Wednesday formally announced the launch of the "Liftoff Houston!" 2016 Business Plan Competition. More
May 12, 2016 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city received $336,296 in sales tax revenues in May. More
May 12, 2016 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to reappoint Jerry Hughes as president of the board. More
May 11, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Office of the Attorney General Director of Law Enforcement David Maxwell have released statements following the announcement that the 2013 explosion in West, Texas, was caused by an intentionally-set fire. More
May 11, 2016 -- Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas has announced its 2016 Torch Awards winners. More
May 11, 2016 -- Preservation Houston will host an architectural walk of the Broadacres neighborhood on Sunday. More
May 11, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute approximately $768 million in monthly sales tax revenues to local governments. More
May 10, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced Texas is co-leading efforts with the Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, along with nine other states, to ask a United States District Court to halt the U.S. Department of Labor’s plans to impose new rules that would make it more difficult and expensive for small business owners to obtain legal advice. More
May 10, 2016 -- Center for Houston's Future recently hosted its Business/Civic Leadership Forum. More
May 10, 2016 -- Port Freeport today announced the winners of its 16th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament. More
May 10, 2016 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host Gregg J. Dimmick on Sunday for a lecture on his latest book, Sea of Mud: The Retreat of the Mexican Army after San Jacinto, An Archeological Investigation. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the grand opening of Raytheon's CityLine facility in Richardson, Texas. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has been named the best state for business by Chief Executive Magazine. More
May 09, 2016 -- The Ensemble Theatre in Houston today announced its 2016-2017 performance season. More
May 09, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the musical “Mamma Mia!” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, and “Las Cafeteras” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
May 09, 2016 -- The Port of Galveston recently submitted a letter providing testimony to the Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports. More
May 09, 2016 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has filed a lawsuit to stop the promotion and distribution of the "Mineral Miracle Solution". More
May 09, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Mamma Mia!" on Friday and Saturday. More
May 09, 2016 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers has provided and update regarding the status of the decommissioning of the STURGIS, a barge that formerly housed a nuclear power plant. More
May 06, 2016 -- San Jacinto College has announced that its Maritime Technology and Training Center recently received the Houston Business Journal's 2016 Landmark Award in Education Facility. More
May 06, 2016 -- Hospital Corporation of America on Friday announced the appointment of Troy A. Villareal as president of its Gulf Coast division effective June 20, 2016. More
May 05, 2016 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that it has increased minimum requirements for tax abatements and direct incentives used to attract businesses. More
May 05, 2016 -- The Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth today announced the addition of Dr. Joseph Martinez as a neurosurgeon and assistant professor. More
May 05, 2016 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that William P. Hobby Airport has been awarded a 4-star rating by Skytrax, a global air transport rating organization. More
May 05, 2016 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the University of Texas Medical Branch’s League City Campus Hospital. More
May 05, 2016 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that a record 17.5 million visitors traveled to Houston in 2015. More
May 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Jamba, Inc. will be relocating its headquarters from California to Frisco, Texas. More
May 05, 2016 -- The Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports met on Wednesday in Austin and heard testimony from transportation and maritime experts, as well as representatives from various ports in the state, regarding the state of the ports and challenges they're facing. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority has entered into a host port sponsorship agreement with the Journal of Commerce, a subsidiary of IHS Maritime and Trade, for the 2016 Gulf Shipping Conference. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a breakfast on Monday for Henne Schuwer, Netherlands Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to America, based in Washington, D.C.. More
May 04, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 14th Annual Job Fair on Thursday at the San Jacinto College North Campus. More
May 04, 2016 -- San Jacinto College today announced that its Continuing and Professional Development division is partnering with the Global Corporate College network to expand its workforce training. More
May 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that SATA Group, a high-tech components manufacturer, will be building a new machine plant in Brownsville, Texas, and is receiving a $1.8 million investment through the Texas Enterprise Fund. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation recently presented the 2016 Stellar Awards, recognizing workers in the space industry. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation recently hosted its Space Awards Gala in Houston. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is relocating its U.S. headquarters from New York to Texas. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has one Site Selection's Prosperity Cup for 2015, recognizing the state's economic development efforts. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host its "Shake Your Summer Sillies Out" event on August 19. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues in April totaled $2.38 billion, an increase of 3 percent compared to April 2015. More
May 03, 2016 -- Lone Star College today announced that it has become the first community college to be accredited by the International Association of Drilling Contractors. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its seasonal and 10-year outlooks, which anticipate adequate generation capacity for upcoming electricity demands, but identify uncertainties that could affect outcomes. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Lone Star College Small Business Development Center Advisory Council is accepting nominations through June 30 for the 30th Annual Small Business of the Year awards. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Galveston Arts Center will host the fifth lecture of its "Conversations at the Center" series, featuring artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, on Wednesday. More
May 03, 2016 -- The City of Houston today announced the launch of the "Liftoff Houston!" 2016 Business Plan Competition. More
May 02, 2016 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Houston Fall Prevention Alliance will host the Stand-Down to Prevent Falls event on Tuesday at TNT Crane & Rigging. More
May 02, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host the "One-Man Star Wars Trilogy", a performance based on the Star Wars movies, on June 25. More
May 02, 2016 -- Alvin Community College held a ceremony on Friday to receive a $1.4 million grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to help fund workforce training courses. More
May 02, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston and “Rent”, presented by the Beaumont Community Players at the Betty Greenberg Center in Beaumont. More
May 02, 2016 -- Barrios Technology recently received the 2015 Super NOVA award at the Johnson Space Center Contractor Safety Forum. More
April 29, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Mamma Mia!", with performances on May 13-14. More
April 29, 2016 -- The College of the Mainland Concert Band will host "From Broadway to Bond", a free concert on Monday at the COM Fine Arts Building. More
April 29, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today named businesses participating in his 14th Annual Job Fair on May 5 at the San Jacinto College North Campus. More
April 29, 2016 -- The Central East Texas Alliance today announced that it has received 501(c)(3) non-profit status. More
April 29, 2016 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Thursday hosted its Annual State of the Economy luncheon at the Lakewood Yacht Club. More
April 28, 2016 -- Fidelis Realty Partners today kicked off demolition as part of the redevelopment of the San Jacinto Mall in Baytown, Texas. More
April 28, 2016 -- Air Liquide U.S. on Wednesday held a ceremony to celebrate the redevelopment of its complex in the Bayport Industrial District east of Houston. More
April 28, 2016 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host John Stiff on May 17 for a lecture on "The Ups and Downs of Jack-Ups", a history of the jack-up rig. More
April 28, 2016 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Laurence Shallenberger on May 10 for a lecture on "The Battle of the Atlantic". More
April 28, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District recently hosted its 20th Annual Gold Ribbon Awards Ceremony, recognizing food establishments with exemplary food safety practices. More
April 28, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that it supports a new requirement to verify the gross weight of a loaded container before it is accepted by an ocean carrier for transport. More
April 27, 2016 -- The Galveston Island Humane Society has announced that the 6th annual “A Bark in the Park” has been rescheduled to May 21 due to inclement weather. More
April 27, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Thomson Reuters will be expanding its operations in Carrollton, Texas, with assistance through an approximately $1.5 million grant from the the Texas Enterprise Fund. More
April 27, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is providing a $1.4 million grant to Alvin Community College to provide job training for INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA and TEAM Industrial Services, Inc. More
April 27, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority's Port Commission on Tuesday received a report on the port's operations, and marked the 60th anniversary of the sailing of the Ideal-X into Houston, making the first modern container shipment. More
April 26, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission’s Commissioner Representing Employers and the Society for Human Resource Management Texas State Council has announced the formulation of a collaborative partnership to co-sponsor this season’s Texas Business Conferences. More
April 26, 2016 -- KPRC2 and Kroger recently joined forces to host a telethon supporting the disaster relief efforts of the American Red Cross. More
April 26, 2016 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District on Monday voted unanimously to authorize a lease agreement with Driftwood LNG. More
April 26, 2016 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with Galveston county regarding the development of a new vehicular bridge and potential rail bridge between Galveston Island and Pelican Island. More
April 25, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a change order to a contract with Taylor Marine Construction for the Harbor Island Wharf Repairs Contract. More
April 25, 2016 -- United States Representatives Gene Green and Yvette D. Clarke on Monday sent a letter along with fifty-three of their colleagues urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to suspend further action on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making as it pertains to the set-top box proposal. More
April 25, 2016 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to authorize offering a modified lease agreement to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Vehicle Services Americas for approximately 6.022 acres of west end port property for a five-year term and an additional option for another five years. More
April 25, 2016 -- Theatre Under the Stars in Houston today announced that Sheldon Epps has been appointed as Artistic Advisor. More
April 25, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
April 25, 2016 -- The American Red Cross today announced that Noble Energy provided a $100,000 disaster relief contribution in response to last week's severe storms and flooding in Houston. More
April 25, 2016 -- Galveston College's Community Chorale will perform its Spring Concert on May 15. More
April 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Governor Hideaki Ohmura expressing their shared desire to establish a relationship between the state and the Aichi Prefecture of Japan. More
April 22, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Wednesday announced that it has revoked accreditation for two businesses due to failing to comply with the BBB Code of Business Practices and Standards for Accreditation. More
April 22, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office of Economic Development and Tourism today announced that it will participate in the United States delegation to the Hannover Messe 2016 trade event for industrial technology. More
April 21, 2016 -- The American Red Cross on Thursday announced that Phillips 66 has donated $500,000 in response to this week's storms and flooding in Houston. More
April 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday accepted the Consumer Technology Association's Innovation Champion Award on behalf of the state, recognizing Texas for its innovation-friendly policies. More
April 21, 2016 -- The College of the Mainland Jazz Ensemble and the Texas City High School Jazz Band will host a free concert on April 30 at the Texas City High School Auditorium. More
April 21, 2016 -- Kuraray America, Inc. today celebrated the grand opening of its new Kuraray Poval plant, which will produce polyvinyl alcohol, in Pasadena. More
April 21, 2016 -- The Galveston College Art Department will host the 36th Annual Galveston College Student Art Exhibition April 28-September 30 at the Fine Arts Gallery. More
April 21, 2016 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a tour and party for mid-century modern homes in Galveston on May 7, in conjunction with the foundation's Historic Homes Tour. More
April 20, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas has warned consumers to be wary of a scam involving Internet-connected cars. More
April 20, 2016 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city received $252,834 in sales tax revenues for April, based on February sales. More
April 20, 2016 -- The BMW Group today celebrated the official opening of its Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Galveston.Photos by Galveston photographer Robert Mihovil. More
April 20, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today applauded the passage of the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which includes a provision to "streamline" the approval process for LNG exports. More w/Video
April 20, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today announced the oil and gas production statistics for February. More
April 20, 2016 -- Moody Gardens will host an Earth Day Expo and other activities April 22-24. More
April 19, 2016 -- Lamar University has named Erik Stromberg as the inaugural executive director of the Center for Advances in Port Management after a national search. More
April 19, 2016 -- Island ETC East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will hold auditions for its upcoming production of "Catch Me If You Can" on May 1-2. More
April 19, 2016 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum today announced that it is expanding its Cinco de Mayo Celebration to two days, May 5-6. More
April 19, 2016 -- The Houston Health Department has issued an advisory that food service establishments that sustained damage from the recent flooding must immediately discontinue operations and notify the department of possible imminent health hazards. More
April 18, 2016 -- NRG Park has announced that tonight's performance of Disney On Ice Presents 100 Years of Magic has been canceled due to inclement weather. More
April 18, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that its latest issue of "Fiscal Notes" discusses the Texas Economic Development Act. More
April 18, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Governmental Affairs Committee will host a forum on Tuesday for candidates for Richmond City Commmissioner. More
April 18, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas recently assessed $294,882 in fines involving enforcement dockets against operators and businesses. More
April 18, 2016 -- The City of Nassau Bay will host the Nassau Bay Street Eatz Party on April 23. More
April 18, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Christians” at the Alley Theatre in Houston and “Thala” - Drums and Dances of Sri Lanka at Miller Outdoor Theatre. More
April 17, 2016 -- Rice University on Saturday announced that TriFusion Devices from Texas A&M University was named winner of the Rice Business Plan Competition. More
April 15, 2016 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that William P. Hobby Airport has been named a recipient of the Landmark Award by the Houston Business Journal for the airport's international concourse project. More
April 15, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state has added approximately 185,000 jobs during the past year. More
April 14, 2016 -- The United States Department of Labor has announced that $80,000 in fines have been levied on Quick Roofing LLC for repeatedly exposing workers at a Conroe, Texas worksite to falls, ladder hazards, and eye injuries. More
April 14, 2016 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Thursday honored the winners of the 2016 Governor's Small Business Awards. More
April 14, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter on Thursday spoke at the 2nd Mexico Gas Summit. More
April 14, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in support of the City of Dallas's ban on a pornography convention being hosted in a city-owned convention center. More
April 14, 2016 -- A fun three-day weekend photo adventure for amateur photographers, 55 and older, living in the Galveston County area, sponsored by Texas A&M University, Educational Outreach Program is being offered on April 29, 30 and May 1. More
April 13, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday urged passage of the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act and support for an amendment he’s introduced to promote public-private partnerships at the country's ports of entry. More w/ Video
April 13, 2016 -- The Brazoria County Historical Museum Board of Directors will host its 20th Annual Father of Texas Awards Banquet on April 30. More
April 13, 2016 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will present the 21st Annual Keels & Wheels on April 23-24. More
April 12, 2016 -- Barbara Custinger with Bay Area Houston Economic Development Partnership has provided the Business Development Update for April. More
April 12, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding scammers who hack into email accounts and instruct homebuyers to wire closing costs directly into their accounts. More
April 12, 2016 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to renew a contract with Keri Mitchutka, CPA to provide independent auditing services for FY2016. More
April 11, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Big State Plumbing in Needville. More
April 11, 2016 -- The Brazoria County Historical Museum will host Margaret Lewis Furse for a discussion and signing of her latest book, The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From Plantation Times to the Present. More
April 11, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston and Robert Irvine Live at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
April 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new General Motors financial services center in San Antonio. More
April 11, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present chef Robert Irvine on Sunday at 4 p.m. More
April 08, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded $500,000 mentoring grants to a college consortium. More
April 08, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reported that 511 original drilling permits were issued in March, compared to 923 permits in March 2015. More
April 08, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber, during its April Breakfast in the Bend event, received a presentation on programs offered at Wharton County Junior College. More
April 08, 2016 -- Updated: AlertHouston has canceled a Shelter-in-Place issued today for portions of East Houston due to a chemical plant fire at 317 North Allen-Genoa Road. More
April 08, 2016 -- JV Driver Group USA today announced that Traci Koenig, former director of economic development for the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, has been named special assistant to the president. More
April 08, 2016 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will open its production of "No Sex Please, We're British" tonight. More
April 08, 2016 -- The Center for the Arts & Sciences in Clute, Texas, will host the "Art Stroll" on May 13 as part of the 2016 Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival. More
April 08, 2016 -- Port Freeport today announced that Phyllis Saathoff has been named Executive Port Director/CEO. More
April 08, 2016 -- The Houston Public Library will host "Designing America: Spain's Imprint in the U.S.", an exhibit featuring Spain's contributions in architecture, urban planning and the territory of the United States, April 14 through July 23 at the Julia Ideson Building. More
April 07, 2016 -- Right At Home In Home Care & Assistance today announced that it has established its "Caregiver of the Year" program to honor at-home care professionals' contribution to the home care industry. More
April 07, 2016 -- The Texas Seaport Museum in Galveston will host a lecture and concert in conjunction with the 2016 Daysails of the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa on Friday and Saturday. More
April 07, 2016 -- Scholes International Airport in Galveston will host the Galveston Island 150 Air Race on April 30. More
April 07, 2016 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, in a news conference today, launched “Hire Houston Youth”, a program to provide summer internships and jobs for the city's youth, and called on local private businesses and community organizations to participate by hiring or sponsoring an eight-week job. More
April 07, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred Day", to provide residents an opportunity to shred their personal confidential documents, on Saturday at Central Mall in Port Arthur. More
April 06, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered the welcome address for the opening session of the 2016 World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Dallas. More
April 06, 2016 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake will host an opening reception on April 14 for the 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, featuring the work of graduating art students. More
April 06, 2016 -- The Galveston Arts Center will host opening receptions for exhibitions from Texas artists Margaret Smithers-Crump and Mari Omori on April 16. More
April 06, 2016 -- University of Houston's American Sign Language students will take the stage to provide sign language interpreting during the Theatre Under the Stars production of "Oliver!" on April 14. More
April 05, 2016 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce today announced that Jenny Senter has been selected as the chamber's new president. More
April 05, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today announced permitting requirements for on-site recycling of treated domestic wastewater and treated wastewater from mobile drinking water systems at oil and gas drill sites. More
April 05, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded business owners that April 15 is the deadline to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts. More
April 05, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that ATM skimming, the use of devices attached to automated teller machines to "skim" card information from customers, has reportedly increased recently. More
April 04, 2016 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that Dr. John Byrne has been named chief medical officer. More
April 04, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues in March totaled $2.17 billion, an increase of 2.1 percent compared to March 2015. More
April 04, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include "Oliver!" at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and "The Pirates of Penzance" at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
April 04, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "The Pirates of Penzance" on Saturday. More
April 02, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston today celebrated the 20th Anniversary of The Grand Kids Festival. More
April 02, 2016 -- Barrios Technology in Houston on Friday announced changes in the company's executive leadership. More
April 01, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently held a ribbon-cutting and groundbreaking ceremony for Superior Tank's expansion in Rosenberg. More
April 01, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that Houston is the first port of call for the "Lone Star Express", a new direct all-water container service between the United States and Asia. More
April 01, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host The Grand Kids Festival on Saturday. More
April 01, 2016 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will host "SOST On the Town", a concert in the Edison Plaza Lobby, on May 5. More
April 01, 2016 -- Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will host "BAHBT in the Spotlight", a red carpet event in celebration of its 40th anniversary, April 15-17. More
April 01, 2016 -- Space Center Houston today announced that William T. Harris has been named as CEO of the organization. More
March 31, 2016 -- Lone Star College will host career fairs for health care and supportive services, technical careers and skilled trades, and professional careers and administrative services, in April. More
March 31, 2016 -- University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance will present Ensemble Dance Works, an evening of contemporary dance works, Friday through Sunday at Lindall Finley Wortham Theatre. More
March 31, 2016 -- Bay Area Harbour Playhouse's Fine Arts Academy will present an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" on April 23 and April 30. More
March 30, 2016 -- Lamar University’s Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will host its inaugural Brass Festival April 7-9. More
March 30, 2016 -- Alvin Community College will host a job and resource fair on April 27 at the Nolan Ryan Center. More
March 30, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas on Tuesday released January's oil and gas production statistics for the state. More
March 30, 2016 -- The Preserve at Grand Beach in Galveston will host a reception on Thursday to celebrate the start of construction of the gated beachfront community, which will be at Galveston's East Beach. More
March 30, 2016 -- The Galveston Arts Center on Tuesday announced that it is introducing a new program for adults who are interested in learning how to incorporate the arts in their wellness practice, or "self-care". More
March 30, 2016 -- College of the Mainland will open its production of "Second Samuel" on Thursday at the COM Community Theatre. More
March 29, 2016 -- The North American Marine Environmental Protection Association and the Houston Maritime Museum recently signed an agreement to advance maritime education. More
March 29, 2016 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding registration during Saturday's Grand Kids Festival for the May 1 Lemonade Day event. More
March 29, 2016 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to authorize a real estate lease option agreement with Lake Charles Methanol, LLC. More
March 29, 2016 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to accept the Galveston Wharves and Galveston Port Facilities Corporation Consolidated Financial Audit, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and Federal Single Audit Report for FY2015. More
March 29, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced the opening of its new Pearland Hospital, a 250,000 square foot, 64 bed facility. More
March 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Arun Agarwal of Dallas to the Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board. More
March 28, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann today announced that Bryan Lee has been named vice president of finance for Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. More
March 28, 2016 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a Sensory Friendly Day, a free event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and sensory processing differences, on April 18. More
March 28, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Crazy For You”, presented by HITS Theatre at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, and “The Odd Couple”, presented by Beaumont Community Players. More
March 28, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House will present Cirque Mechanics "Pedal Punk" on Sunday. More
March 28, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present the 21st Annual Grand Kids Festival on Saturday. More
March 28, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned senior citizens of the "Grandparent Scam", in which grandparents receive calls from someone posing as a grandchild claiming to need money. More
March 25, 2016 -- The Houston Public Library will host an outdoor movie night on March 31. More
March 25, 2016 -- Stark Cultural Venues on Thursday announced that it is accepting donations for disaster relief efforts in response to the Sabine River Flooding. More
March 25, 2016 -- The Galveston College Theatre Department will present the Australian comedy, "COSI", starting April 21. More
March 25, 2016 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a business development workshop on April 26. More
March 25, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state has added jobs for 11 consecutive months, with 2,100 non-farm jobs added in February. More
March 25, 2016 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston will host "Easter in the Gardens", an event featuring Easter egg hunts and a variety of activities, on Sunday. More
March 24, 2016 -- Diversions: It's Easter weekend and around the Gulf Coast Region there are a number of activities to add to the celebration, including Easter egg hunts at Moody Gardens, outdoor fun along Houston's White Oak Bayou and a new addition to FotoFest opens at The Art Car Museum. More
March 24, 2016 -- Port Freeport recently hosted Texas Senators Lois Kolkhorst and Larry Taylor for a visit to the port as part of their tour of the Texas Port System. More
March 24, 2016 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation today announced space industry representatives who will be recognized at the foundation's space awards gala on April 29. More
March 24, 2016 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city received $245,338 in sales tax revenues for March. More
March 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Swiss dermatology company Galderma plans to expand its North American headquarters in Fort Worth, adding $22 million in capital investment and creating 342 new jobs. More
March 22, 2016 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today amended and renewed the port's memorandum of understanding with the Panama Canal Authority. More
March 22, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve a change order to a contract with Taylor Marine Construction for the Harbor Island Wharf Repairs Project. More
March 22, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Monday announced that it is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance for workers in Jasper, Newton and Orange counties who lost their jobs due to flooding in the region. More
March 21, 2016 -- Houston Airport System Director Mario Diaz today delivered the State of the Airport 2016 address. More
March 21, 2016 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that more than 2.46 million visitors attended the 2016 rodeo. More
March 21, 2016 -- The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo has announce the winners of Sunday's Agricultural Mechanics Project Show. More
March 21, 2016 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today released the County Employment and Wages report for Texas for the third quarter of 2015. More
March 21, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to avoid scams when finding contractors to repair storm damages. More
March 21, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Grounded” at the Alley Theatre in Houston, and “An Evening with Kinky Friedman” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
March 20, 2016 -- Stark Cultural Venues has announced that its venues will begin re-opening on Tuesday following flooding in Orange County. More
March 19, 2016 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Friday announced the winners of the Wild Card round of athletes advancing to compete in the Super Series Championship today. More
March 18, 2016 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Thursday announced the winners of the second round of semifinals to compete in the Super Series Championship. More
March 18, 2016 -- Frenetic Theater in Houston will present Refine Arts' production of "Before Never", a dance narrative that "re-imagines J.M. Barrie's beloved Peter Pan stories", beginning March 31. More
March 18, 2016 -- Comicpalooza today announced that several castmembers from the 1986 film "Aliens" will be part of the guest line up of the 2016 Texas International Comic Convention, which will be held in Houston in June. More
March 18, 2016 -- The Galveston Arts Center will host Dixie Friend-Gay and Sara Kellner on April 5 for its "Conversations at the Center" series. More
March 17, 2016 -- Diversions: There is a wide variety of activities to enjoy around the Gulf Coast region and Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin previews several, including a chance to check out boats at an in-water boat show, photography from all over the world at the 16th Annual FotoFest and a food from all over at a flavor-focused food truck festival. More
March 17, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Young Professionals Committee will host its "Golf Talk" event on March 31. More
March 17, 2016 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced a five-year agreement with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to examine offshore risks. More
March 17, 2016 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Wednesday announced the winners of the RodeHouston Semifinals, who will move on to the Super Series Championship on Saturday. More
March 17, 2016 -- Earthcam has provided a time-lapse video of the construction of the new International Terminal at Houston's Hobby Airport. More w/Video
March 17, 2016 -- The Houston Controller's Office today announced that an audit of the city's vendor contract with NAPA found more than $1 million in overcharges through management fees, employee salaries, no-cost parts, and erroneous tax reimbursement. More
March 17, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Del Papa Distributing Company Community Fund has contributed $1 million to establish the Lawrence J. Del Papa Distinguished Chair in Neurodegenerative Disease Research. More
March 16, 2016 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced the establishment of the Doolin Maritime Pathways Committee, which will promote local workforce development for the maritime industry through collaboration and partnerships with local maritime business and educational facilities. More
March 15, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Hispanic Business Committee will host its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5. More
March 15, 2016 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston has announced it is offering new attractions and discounts during spring break. More
March 14, 2016 -- The United States Department of Labor has announced that a Sugar Land oil and gas services provider violated the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and will have to pay $225,000 in back wages. More
March 14, 2016 -- Bach Society Houston will perform "Music for Passiontide" on Sunday at the Lyceum of Galveston Island. More
March 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Pegasus Foods will be expanding operations in Texas with a new manufacturing facility in Rockwall, Texas. More
March 14, 2016 -- The City of League City today announced that Cabela's will host a grand opening ceremony on Thursday. More
March 14, 2016 -- Stark Cultural Venues and the Stark Foundation today announced closures and event cancellations at its venues due to flooding in the area. More
March 14, 2016 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "Russian Nights", a concert featuring works by Russian composers, on April 16 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
March 14, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the GuGu Drum Group at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, and “Witness for the Prosecution” at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson. More
March 14, 2016 -- Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas recently spoke to students from Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District, Barbers Hill ISD, and Lee College, encouraging them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. More
March 14, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam email posing as a company president/CEO and seeking to obtain victims' W-2 forms. More
March 13, 2016 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that the Go Tejano Day event broke attendance records, with 75,508 fans attending the event. More
March 12, 2016 -- Holy Family Parish in Galveston today hosted its St. Patrick's Day Festival. Juan Peña provided photos of the event. More
March 11, 2016 -- Rice University, at the South by Southwest event in Austin, today announced the rankings in the 2016 Seed Accelerator Project. More
March 11, 2016 -- Lamar University today announced that students with the university's Department of Art will present an exhibit of their work at the San Jacinto College North campus in Houston through April 8. More
March 11, 2016 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Thursday hosted Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for its March general membership meeting. More
March 10, 2016 -- Diversions: Spring Break has come to the Gulf Coast region and Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin has some suggestions for getting out and enjoying the season, including the French Cultures Festival and free concert at Discovery Green in Houston, a classic car show with a spooky twist, and what's new at Galveston's beaches. More
March 10, 2016 -- University of Houston today announced that Syed Ahmed has been named director of the university's Advanced Superconductor Manufacturing Institute, which will launch commercialization of the production of high-temperature superconductors. More
March 10, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Hair Salon Maciel in Rosenberg. More
March 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the McKesson Corporation will consolidate and expand its operations in the Dallas metro area, and open a new regional office in Irving, Texas. More
March 10, 2016 -- Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert recently presented the State of the County address at an event hosted by the Central Fort Bend Chamber and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. More
March 09, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute approximately $586 million in local sales tax allocations for March. More
March 09, 2016 -- University of Houston's School of Theatre & Dance will present Ensemble Dance Works, an evening of contemporary works, April 1-3. More
March 09, 2016 -- Opera in the Heights will present Christoph W. Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, the final performance of the 20th anniversary season, April 8-16. More
March 08, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced that Dr. Benjamin K. Chu has been named as its President and CEO, effective in June. More
March 08, 2016 -- The Galveston Arts Center is postponing its monthly "Conversations at the Center" tonight due to weather. More
March 08, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released drilling permits and completion statistics for February. More
March 07, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today released a report finding that Texas' venture capital investments are declining. More
March 07, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning regarding scams involving perpetrators posing as representing business ventures seeking partners for a fee. More
March 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today established the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative to "assess local economic activity, examine workforce challenges and opportunities, and consider innovative approaches to meeting the state's workforce goals". More
March 07, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Mary Poppins”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and The Rob Landes Trio at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
March 07, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present The Rob Landes Trio on Sunday at 4 p.m. More
March 05, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard today temporarily closed the Houston Ship Channel between Cotton Patch Bayou and Sims Bayou due to an explosion at Pasadena Refining System, Inc. More
March 04, 2016 -- Dance Source Houston today announced that it will end its management of "The Barn" venue. More
March 04, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lice Treatment Center of Fort Bend. More
March 04, 2016 -- Lamar University will host a cello recital featuring Christopher Adkins, principal cellist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. More
March 04, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently hosted Attack Poverty Founder and CEO Richard Logan at its March membership breakfast. More
March 04, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 31,400 jobs during January. More
March 04, 2016 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on unique offerings around the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including giant bugs in Orange, free historic house tours in Houston and the 11th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival. More
March 03, 2016 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will host "Learner's Permit", an improv team, on March 12 and "Witness for the Prosecution", opening March 18. More
March 02, 2016 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting legislation that would create the Cameron Parish Port Harbor and Terminal District. More
March 02, 2016 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter with the firm of McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, PC to continue legal services with the firm. More
March 01, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting nominations through March 21 for the 19th Annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
March 01, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its seasonal forecasts for the spring and summer seasons. More
March 01, 2016 -- The Gulf Coast Safety Institute's Center for Risk Management will host a no-cost class for safety for confined space entry on March 4. More
March 01, 2016 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the Transportation Improvement Program and the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan to conduct five Livable Centers Initiatives Studies. More w/ Video
February 29, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners recently presented a $100,000 donation to the Big Thicket Association for the association's Environmental Education Classes. More
February 29, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reported that the state produced 74,575,286 barrels of crude oil and 625,413,983 thousand cubic feet of gas during December 2015. More
February 29, 2016 -- The Butler Longhorn Museum in League City will host singer-songwriter Susan Gibson on March 11. More
February 29, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Capitol Steps” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and “Around the World in 80 Days” at the Alley Theatre in Houston. More
February 28, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "The Capitol Steps" on Sunday. More
February 28, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "Vocalosity" on Saturday. More
February 26, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas, during its conference this week, assessed $319,350 in fines involving 234 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses. More
February 26, 2016 -- The Community College Petrochemical Initiative recently hosted the Women in Industry conference in Galveston. More
February 25, 2016 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin highlights events around the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including a film and music festival bringing attention to Beaumont, celebrating African American History month through dance, and calming meditation lessons at the Rothko Chapel. More
February 25, 2016 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies for various businesses. More
February 25, 2016 -- Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will hold open auditions on March 7-8 for its upcoming production of "Rex's Exes". More
February 25, 2016 -- Music Doing Good is accepting scholarship applications through March 25 for students seeking funding for private lessons, music workshops and tuition through educational institutions. More
February 25, 2016 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston on Wednesday announced that the university has received a grant from Shell to help students explore opportunities in maritime careers. More
February 25, 2016 -- Alvin Community College's Continuing Education/Workforce Development Division recently received a $1.4 million grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to provide training to local industry firms. More
February 25, 2016 -- Galveston College and the Rotary Club of Galveston will host a Career Fair and Transfer Day on March 23. More
February 24, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce recently presented the 2016 State of the City of Rosenberg address, which was given by Rosenberg Mayor Cynthia A. McConathy. More
February 24, 2016 -- The American Maritime Partnership on Tuesday announced that Texas has been ranked third in the nation for maritime jobs, with Houston ranked second among U.S. cities, in a study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. More
February 23, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today welcomed Julian Alvarez as the new commissioner representing labor. More
February 23, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the issuance of $144,200,000 million in Dock and Wharf Facility Revenue Bonds related to the Jefferson Energy Company's project to expand facilities at the Orange County Terminal. More
February 22, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House at Galveston will present the comedy troupe "The Capitol Steps" on March 6. More
February 22, 2016 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce C-Crewe recently hosted University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston President Dr. David Callender at its quarterly luncheon. More
February 22, 2016 -- The Katy Area Economic Development Council recently hosted representatives from Typhoon Texas and Wild West Brewfest at the EDC's General Assembly meeting. More
February 22, 2016 -- Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush today unveiled the Energy Map of Texas, a map which highlights the 500-year history of energy production across the state, as well as the office's first digital interactive commissioner map. More
February 22, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned residents of a new scam involving attempts to commit identity theft or steal money by claiming the victim had failed to report to jury duty at a local court. More
February 22, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Miss Firecracker Contest” at Clear Creek Community Theater in Nassau Bay and “Jesus Christ Superstar” presented by Beaumont Community Players in Beaumont. More
February 21, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "TAO: Seventeen Samurai" on Friday. More
February 19, 2016 -- The Houston Arts Alliance today announced that it has awarded grants to a new program to teach students how to design video games, as well as a costume-sharing program for local theater companies. More
February 19, 2016 -- Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston today announced the theatre's 2016 season of free performances. More
February 19, 2016 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that a wide variety of activities are available this weekend around the Gulf Coast region, including "Tree People", a dance performance using an art installation as a backdrop in downtown Houston, an art show commemorating Black History Month in Beaumont and a new art exhibit at the MFAH. More
February 18, 2016 -- Lamar University today announced that the university's Department of Earth and Space Sciences has received two three-year software licenses, valued at approximately $1.7 million, from Schlumberger. More
February 17, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reminded oil and gas operators the need to minimize the impact of light from oil and gas activities in the vicinity of the McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis. More
February 17, 2016 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a series of business development workshops, beginning February 24. More
February 16, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority Port Commission today approved the purchase of insurance from various carriers for the port's primary and excess property and casualty insurance coverage. More
February 16, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced plans for a new refrigerated cargo storage facility at the port's Bayport Container Terminal. More
February 16, 2016 -- FrenetiCore in Houston will host its "Better Late Than Never" Valentine's fundraiser on February 27. More
February 16, 2016 -- The United States Department of Transportation today announced that an agreement has been signed to re-establish air service between the United States and Cuba, and is seeking applications from U.S. air carriers to provide passenger and cargo flights. More
February 15, 2016 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present "Birds in Art", the museum's spring exhibition, beginning March 12. More
February 15, 2016 -- Representatives from the Economic Alliance - Houston Port Region recently participated in the 19th Annual Hot Air Topics conference held by the Air & Waste Management Association Gulf Coast Chapter. More
February 15, 2016 -- The Butler Longhorn Museum in League City will host a car and bike show on Sunday. More
February 15, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Ragtime: The Musical” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
February 15, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present the Broadway musical, "Ragtimel" this weekend. More
February 12, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Friday announced the inaugural launch of regular direct container/roro service between Houston and West Africa by Grimaldi Lines. More
February 12, 2016 -- Houston Early Music will host The Baltimore Consort for a concert and program entitled "The Food of Love: Songs, Dances and Fancies for Shakespeare", on April 24. More
February 12, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Envoy Mortgage in Houston. More
February 12, 2016 -- Freeport LNG Development, LP today announced that Bryan Frey has been selected to serve as vice president and global head of LNG Marketing. More
February 11, 2016 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin highlights events around the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including an art show featuring pancakes, celebrating the Lunar New Year and a new production of an old favorite, Ain't Misbehavin'. More
February 11, 2016 -- Houston First Corporation on Wednesday announced that Pilar Florez has been named director of tourism for Visit Houston. More
February 11, 2016 -- Port Freeport on Wednesday announced the winners of its 16th Annual Logo Drawing Contest for the Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament. More
February 11, 2016 -- Galveston College will host a Career Fair and Transfer Day on March 23. More
February 11, 2016 -- Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick on Wednesday delivered the keynote address at the North American Prospect Expo's Global Business Conference in Houston. More
February 11, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Wednesday announced that he will distribute $867 million in monthly sales tax revenues to local governments. More
February 11, 2016 -- The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius held its 20th Annual Fat Tuesday Parade on Tuesday evening, wrapping up Mardi Gras celebrations in Galveston. Robert Mihovil provided photos of the event. More
February 10, 2016 -- The Air & Waste Management Association - Gulf Coast Chapter will host the 19th Annual Hot Air Topics Conference on Thursday in Houston. More
February 10, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority today issued a news release regarding the reappointment of Theldon R. Branch, III to the Port Commission by Houston City Council. More
February 10, 2016 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Ninth Annual Conference "Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit", which will be held on April 14, will be dedicated to former Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas. More
February 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a statement on the state's ranking as the top exporting state in the nation for the 14th consecutive year. More
February 09, 2016 -- Houston First has hired Roger Harris as director of external affairs to expand the local-government corporation’s community outreach. More
February 09, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau has advised residents to be vigilant of romance scams when using social media and online dating sites. More
February 09, 2016 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to order an election for May 7 to elect two positions on the board. More
February 09, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its "State of the Grid" report for 2015. More
February 09, 2016 -- San Jacinto College will host concerts featuring music students and guest artists in February and March. More
February 08, 2016 -- The Community College Petrochemical Initiative will host the "Women in Industry" conference on February 19 in Galveston. More
February 08, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released drilling permit and completion statistics for January. More
February 08, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that Fiscal Notes, a publication of the office, will discuss the "help and hurdles" Texans can expect when starting a new business. More
February 08, 2016 -- Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will present its production of "Cinderella" for four performances on February 19-21 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake theater. More
February 08, 2016 -- Galveston College Theatre will present "An Evening of Scenes" on February 19-20 at the college's Fine Arts Building. More
February 08, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Love and Information” at Main Street Theater in Houston, and The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
February 07, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra of New Zealand on February 13. More
February 05, 2016 -- Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel recently presented a letter of thanks from the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region and the League City Chamber of Commerce to Jed Webb of Congressman Randy Weber's office. More
February 05, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced the launch of a workforce development initiative to help students enter the workforce faster. More
February 05, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas on Wednesday assessed $567,834 in fines against operators and businesses for violations of oil and gas and pipeline safety regulations. More
February 05, 2016 -- Space Center Houston today announced that the attraction has a $73 million annual economic impact on the greater Houston area, according to a new economic study. More
February 05, 2016 -- Lamar University will host readings by writers Elizabeth Harris on February 24 and Lisa Sandlin on February 29 as part of its Literary Festival series. More
February 05, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Governmental Affairs and Infrastructure Committees will host a regional update breakfast with the Texas Department of Transportation on February 24. More
February 05, 2016 -- Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel recently met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to discuss local storm surge protection needs and funding challenges, as part of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region's policy trip. More
February 05, 2016 -- VisitHouston on Wednesday announced that Pamela Summers has been hired as director of tourism partnerships. More
February 04, 2016 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin rounds up some entertaining events to fill out the weekend, including new art exhibits at the Houston Center of Contemporary Craft, free jazz music and celebrating the traditions of some special Texas cultures. More
February 04, 2016 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that passenger totals at Houston's airports surpassed 55 million in 2015, setting a new record. More
February 04, 2016 -- Newell Cheatheam of Newell's Designs recently attended the Chief Architect Academy. More
February 04, 2016 -- The Krewe of Barkus & Meoux and the Firefighters Children's parades, which take place on Sunday as part of Mardi Gras celebrations, have been relocated to the Historic Strand District in Downtown Galveston. More
February 04, 2016 -- The 710th Brigade Support Battalion recently deployed from Fort Polk, Louisiana to the Port of Beaumont to train for hurricane relief and mobility. More
February 04, 2016 -- John Manlove Marketing & Communications today announced that the company has been retained by the Port of Houston Authority for the port's rebranding campaign. More
February 03, 2016 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation today announced that Bill Nye has been selected to receive the 2016 Space Communicator Award. More
February 03, 2016 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday received a report that the port handled 30.5 million tons of cargo during 2015, surpassing previous records. More
February 02, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenue in January totaled $2.47 billion, a decrease of 4 percent compared to January 2015. More
February 02, 2016 -- The City of La Porte will host the Second Annual Mardi Gras on Main event on February 21. More
February 01, 2016 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association has reported that seven out of possibly 22 suspects were arrested in connection with their involvement with an all-terrain vehicle theft ring which encompassed three states. More
February 01, 2016 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Friday presented Clear Creek ISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith with the 2016 Quasar Award for Exceptional Leadership in Economic Development. More
February 01, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Vocalosity", an all-new concert experience, on Saturday, March 5. More
February 01, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Nunsense” at COM Community Theatre. More
January 30, 2016 -- The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius today held its kick-off parade celebrating the start of Mardi Gras in Galveston. Robert Mihovil provided photos of the event. More
January 30, 2016 -- The Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade held its celebrations on Friday in Downtown Galveston, as part of the first day of celebrations for Mardi Gras! Galveston. Robert Mihovil provided photos from the event. More
January 29, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber and the The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host Rosenberg Mayor Cynthia A. McConathy's annual State of the City of Rosenberg on February 23. More
January 29, 2016 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present its annual Youth Education Concerts on February 2-3 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
January 28, 2016 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin finds that the hardest thing to do will be choosing what to do around the Gulf Coast Region, with Mardi Gras festivities, free theatre, free art and free music all taking place during the weekend. More
January 28, 2016 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers has provided an update on the status of the decommissioning of the STURGIS in Galveston. More
January 28, 2016 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "When Swing was King", a pops concert featuring swing dance era music, on February 20. More
January 27, 2016 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced the winners of the 2015 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. More
January 27, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green will tour the DeLorean production plant in Humble, Texas on Thursday, which will start producing the vehicle in small numbers through the Low Volumne Motor Vehicle Act. More
January 27, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently hosted United States Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to discuss the port's Small Business Development Program. More
January 27, 2016 -- Air Alliance Houston today announced that it will participate in a public hearing on Thursday regarding a federal air pollution permit for Pasadena Refining System, Inc. More
January 26, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that the Harris County Commissioners Court has reappointed John D. Kennedy to the Port Commission. More
January 26, 2016 -- Port Freeport today congratulated Freeport Terminal, LLC on achieving 365 days without a lost time injury. More
January 26, 2016 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport has been named "Deal of the Year" for 2015 by the Houston Business Journal. More
January 26, 2016 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve an agreement and plan of merger involving Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. and Gold Merger Sub, LLC in relation to the ground lease agreement between the port and PNK (Lake Charles), LLC and PNK's parent company, Pinnacle Entertainment. More
January 26, 2016 -- The Harris County Mayors' and Councils' Association recently reappointed Stephen H. DonCarlos as a member of the Port of Houston Authority's Port Commission. More
January 25, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the Texas Business Conference in Houston January 28-29. More
January 25, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston has partnered with Hotel Galvez & Spa and Yaga's Entertainment to offer an All-Access Weekend with Chef Robert Irvine during the seventh annual Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival on April 16-17. More
January 25, 2016 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to amend a contract with Farmers Alloy Fabricating, Inc. for the conduit and lighting installation work at the east end of the port for the vehicle processing center. More
January 25, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to renew the port’s property insurance coverage for 2016. More
January 25, 2016 -- The Katy Area Economic Development Council recently hosted its monthly General Assembly meeting. More
January 25, 2016 -- The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the schedule of events for the first weekend of Mardi Gras! Galveston, which kicks off on Friday. More
January 25, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding con artists who are impersonating cable companies claiming to offer discounted cable television service. More
January 25, 2016 -- The Greater Conroe Economic Development Council will host the Greater Conroe Job Fair on Tuesday at the Lone Star Convention Center. More
January 25, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “All The Way” at the Alley Theatre in Houston and “August: Osage County” by the Beaumont Community Players. More
January 22, 2016 -- The College of the Mainland Art Gallery is exhibiting students' works of art through February 14. More
January 22, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 24,900 jobs in December, resulting in a total of 166,900 new jobs in 2015. More
January 21, 2016 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports a wave of art openings and new adventures around the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including five new exhibits at the Lawndale Art Center and the grand opening of the new Independence Plaza, which includes the space shuttle replica and a shuttle carrier aircraft, at Space Center Houston. More
January 21, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released the state's oil and gas production statistics for November. More
January 21, 2016 -- Houston First Corporation on Wednesday renamed the Preston Street Bridge in honor of Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr. More
January 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who is in Switzerland on a business development trip, today announced that the state will partner with three Swiss companies to participate in an apprenticeship program. More
January 20, 2016 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Gregon Gant on February 9, as part of the museum's monthly free lecture series, to discuss the heavy lift transport of the USS Cole in 2000 after the ship had been damaged by a bomb. More
January 20, 2016 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a St. Patrick's Day Celebration on March 17. More
January 19, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas recently warned consumers of a scam involving fake websites offering dogs for sale. More
January 19, 2016 -- Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson is holding registration for its Fine Arts Academy Spring Drama Classes. More
January 19, 2016 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a Mardi Gras celebration on February 9. More
January 19, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston today announced that two area students have been cast in the production of "Ragtime". More
January 19, 2016 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation today announced that Dr. Charles Elachi, director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has been selected to receive the 2016 National Space Trophy. More
January 18, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Bridges of Madison County” at Theater Under the Stars in Houston, and The Oak Ridge Boys in concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
January 18, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present The Oak Ridge Boys in concert on Saturday and on Sunday. More
January 17, 2016 -- The Central East Texas Business Alliance will host a CETA Focus Series event on February 11. More
January 17, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas recently assessed $394,129 in fines against oil and gas operators and businesses as part of the commission's enforcement actions. More
January 17, 2016 -- The Galveston Arts Center will host the second lecture in its "Conversations at the Center" program on February 10, featuring Daniel Anguilu and Laura Wellen. More
January 15, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Kinky Friedman on March 26 for a benefit concert for Congregation Beth Jacob. More
January 15, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that energy use in the region increased by 2.2 percent in 2015. More
January 15, 2016 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that it has awarded three cargo contracts for cargo deliveries to the International Space Station. More
January 14, 2016 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin recommends some great events to celebrate the Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend including parades, music, including a free concert by the Houston Symphony, and entertainment for all ages. More
January 14, 2016 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council recently honored more than 600 first responders, healthcare providers and government leaders at its awards banquet. More
January 14, 2016 -- The National Federation of Independent Business/Texas on Wednesday released its list of Texas legislators who earned a 100 percent in voting for or against legislation that would have had an impact on small business. More
January 12, 2016 -- The Houston Airport Marriott Hotel at George Bush Intercontinental Airport today unveiled the hotel's recent renovations. More
January 11, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reported that the commission issued a total of 727 original drilling permits in December, compared to 1,506 in December 2014. More
January 11, 2016 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas will host "Third Thursdays Art Night", with displays of local student artwork and studio art activities for all ages, on January 21. More
January 11, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Agatha Christie’s “Towards Zero” at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay and “The Producers” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
January 11, 2016 -- San Jacinto College today announced that Robert Tijerina, a former San Jac student, has been named 2015 Male Entrepreneur of the Year by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. More
January 11, 2016 -- The Houston Arts Alliance will host its third annual fundraising dinner, "An Intimate Evening with Sinatra's Iconic Music" on April 28. More
January 11, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "The Producers" on Saturday. More
January 08, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the Texas Business Conference January 28-29 in Houston. More
January 08, 2016 -- Zachry-Odebrecht has reported that it is close to reaching final configuration for the future SH-99 and US 59/I-69 interchange. More
January 08, 2016 -- Alvin Community College will host its 17th Annual "Evening of Big Band Music" concert on February 6. More
January 08, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently hosted its monthly membership breakfast. More
January 08, 2016 -- The Central East Texas Alliance will host its Commercial Real Estate Broker Breakfast on January 21 in Conroe. More
January 08, 2016 -- Lloyd's List is accepting submissions for the Lloyd's List North American Awards, which will be held on May 19 in New York. More
January 07, 2016 -- Diversions: The new year brings new art exhibits to area galleries, according to Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin. Check out the offerings in Houston and Galveston and grab a bite to eat as Galveston Restaurant Week kicks off. More
January 07, 2016 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today announced that Denise Smesny has been named program manager for the "Dream It. Do It." Southeast Texas Education Foundation, Inc. More
January 07, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced plans to open a new urgent care facility in Clear Lake in the summer. More
January 07, 2016 -- The Lake Conroe Home & Garden Show will host its third annual show on February 20-21 at the Lone Star Convention Center. More
January 07, 2016 -- The City of Sugar Land and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will present the State of the City Address on January 22. More
January 06, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts will receive $617.2 million in local sales tax allocations for January. More
January 05, 2016 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a Chinese New Year celebration on January 30. More
January 05, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Tao: Seventeen Samurai" on February 26. More
January 05, 2016 -- San Jacinto College will host auditions on January 19-20 for its upcoming production of "Rashomon" at the college's Central Campus. More
January 04, 2016 -- Island ETC East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will open its production of "Small Engine Repair" on January 15. More
January 04, 2016 -- The Galveston Arts Center will host "Conversations at the Center", an informal lecture series, on January 13. More
January 04, 2016 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Olympia Dukakis in “Rose” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, and “Proof” at Bay Area Harbour House in Dickinson. More
January 04, 2016 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Olympia Dukakis for her performance of a one-woman show, "Rose", on Saturday. More
December 31, 2015 -- Port Freeport recently presented Shintech with the "Partners in Environmental Stewardship" Award for the company's use of the Heavy Lift Corridor as part of their operations, whichl lowers truck pollution. More
December 31, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Ragtime: The Musical" on February 20 and February 21. More
December 31, 2015 -- Moody Gardens is open for New Year's Eve, and is continuing its "Food Drive Thursdays", and accepting a non-perishable food item from guests for 2-for-1 admission to the Festival of Lights. More
December 31, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra of New Zealand on February 13. More
December 31, 2015 -- The Galveston Island Humane Society will present the 18th annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade on February 7. More
December 31, 2015 -- The Texas City Rotary will present the Second Annual Mainland Mardi Gras Parade on January 23. More
December 30, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a reminder that January 6 is the deadline to apply for disaster unemployment assistance for those affected by October's severe weather. More
December 29, 2015 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today announced that a recent report finds that increasing the United States' export of liquefied natural gas above 12 billion cubic feet per day would be "positive" for the economy. More
December 29, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Jerry Jeff Walker in concert on January 2. More
December 29, 2015 -- The City of Houston today announced that it has signed an agreement with Reliant Energy to increase the city's purchase of renewable power through June 2016. More
December 29, 2015 -- Barbara Cutsinger with the Bay Area Houston Economic Development Partnership has provided the latest Business Development Update for the bay area. More
December 28, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Jerry Jeff Walker in concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and the conclusion of holiday performances. More
December 28, 2015 -- Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will open its production of "Proof" on January 8. More
December 23, 2015 -- The Friends of the Lydia Ann Channel today announced that the organization has filed a lawsuit against the United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding approval of an industrial barge fleeting, storage and service facility in the channel. More
December 23, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that sales tax revenues received based on October sales totaled $268,402. More
December 22, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Gavleston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to approve a five-year lease agreement with Cheryl Tombanillo to lease 1,261 square feet of space at the Galveston Transit Terminal for operation of a specialty convenience store. More
December 22, 2015 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released October's oil and gas production statistics for the state. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber’s annual awards luncheon, presented by Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, will be held on January 22, 2016. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission Child Care Services department has created an online parent website as a new resource for families seeking information to meet the needs of children. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released the agency's 2015 Year in Review. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced that the number of jobs in the state increased by 16,300 during November. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Katy Area Economic Development Council hosted the British International School of Houston and Katy Independent School District during its final General Assembly meeting of the year. More
December 21, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will open its production of "Towards Zero", an Agatha Christie murder mystery, on January 15. More
December 21, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook today announced the winners of the Old Seabrook Holiday Decorating Contest. More
December 21, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Merry Texas Christmas Y’all” by Asleep at the Wheel at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and other holiday performances. More
December 20, 2015 -- The Red Cat Jazz Festival has named Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola as honorary chair of the sixth annual festival, which takes place May 5-8 at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Spa. More
December 19, 2015 -- Top Dog Fireworks announced that sales begin on Sunday for the Christmas/New Year's fireworks sales season. More
December 19, 2015 -- Houston Arts Alliance's Folklife + Traditional Arts Program will host an exhibit focusing on the Lunar New Year January 13-19 at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston. More
December 19, 2015 -- The Galveston Arts Center on Friday announced the reopening of ArtWorks, a museum store at the arts center. More
December 18, 2015 -- College of the Mainland today announced that it is accepting entries through February 14 for the college's cell phone photo contest. More
December 18, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Asleep at the Wheel for "Merry Texas Christmas Y'all", a holiday-themed concert, on Tuesday. More
December 18, 2015 -- The City of Houston today announced the winners of the "Liftoff Houston!" Business Plan Competition. More
December 18, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced that the annual Galvestonian of the Year Award will be named for "Nonno" Tony Smecca. More
December 18, 2015 -- The Houston Arts Alliance today announced that Deidre Thomas, grants coordinator for the alliance, has been elected to serve as a member on the Emerging Leaders Council of the Americans for the Arts. More
December 17, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin wraps up events for the whole family to enjoy the holiday season around the Gulf Coast region, including the Santa Hustle marathon in Galveston, carols and other holiday music with the Houston Boychoir and a host of fun activities for friends and family members. More
December 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that GM Financial will expand operations in Texas by building a financial servicing center in San Antonio. More
December 17, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host Jentry Kelley for a presentation during the ninth annual "Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit" conference on April 14. More
December 16, 2015 -- The Houston Arts Alliance on Monday announced that it has received a $920,000 grant from the Houston Endowment. More
December 16, 2015 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday received updates on the port's operations, including revenues, which increased by 12 percent compared to last year. More
December 15, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas, along with the American Bar Association and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is offering free legal assistance to individuals affected by the recent inclement weather. More
December 15, 2015 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce's Education Division will host a breakfast on January 29 to discuss Fort Bend ISD's career and technical education. More
December 15, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve payment of $5,000 for membership dues in the I-14/US 190/Gulf Coast Strategic Highway Coalition. More
December 14, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers regarding a scam claiming to provide deep discounts on items if a gift card is used to make the purchase in order to obtain the funds from the gift card. More
December 14, 2015 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "Only in America", a concert featuring the works of three American composers, on January 23 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
December 14, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
December 14, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" on Saturday. More
December 14, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that it has been awarded a $3.1 million state grant to assist in building a new air traffic control tower at Ellington Airport. More
December 13, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Black Hawk Country Club in Richmond, Texas. More
December 11, 2015 -- National Oilwell Varco and and Anheuser-Busch have partnered with Lone Star College to provide job training for a total of 513 new and incumbent workers using two Skills Development Fund grants totaling $913,864 from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
December 11, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a New Year's Eve party at noon and at 3 p.m. on December 31. More
December 11, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont has issued a news release regarding the port's upcoming 100th anniversary. More
December 11, 2015 -- Port Freeport recently hosted its fourth annual golf tournament, which raised $30,000 for the Texas Port Ministry. More
December 11, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin suggests a wide variety of activities suitable for the whole family this weekend, including the opening of a new art exhibit in Beaumont, food fun in downtown Houston, and movies and photos about food highlighting life in a delicatessen. More
December 10, 2015 -- The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality on Thursday announced that the agency is now accepting applications for grants to help defray the costs of building or rebuilding alternative fueling facilities. More
December 10, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Thursday announced that it has surpassed 2 million twenty-foot-equivalent units handled for the year, setting a new record and solidifying its position as the leading container port on the United States Gulf Coast. More
December 10, 2015 -- InHouston-Katy Group will host a Primer Professional Networking Mixer on December 15 at Texas Borders Bar & Grill. More
December 10, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to speak at the chamber's 170th Annual Meeting and Gala on January 15. More
December 10, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host its "Barefoot Books Book Fair" on December 18-19. More
December 10, 2015 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas has announced its schedule of events for the remainder of 2015 and 2016. More
December 09, 2015 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas today announced that Jimmy Rasmussen of Galveston has been re-elected to the reserve bank's board of directors. More
December 09, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its annual Fort Bend Strong Gala. More
December 09, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that sales tax revenues in November totaled $2.58 billion, a decrease of 3.3 percent compared to November 2014. More
December 07, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is accepting applications for disaster unemployment assistance for those affected by flooding that occurred in October. More
December 07, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently hosted its "Breakfast in the Bend" at the Richmond State Supported Living Center. More
December 07, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to be aware of several scams that are common during the holiday season. More
December 07, 2015 -- The Galveston College Theatre Department will present "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", with performances on Friday and Saturday. More
December 07, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “A Christmas Story: The Musical” at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston and The Nutcracker, presented by City Ballet of Houston at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
December 06, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host an open house on January 3 in celebration of the Grand's 121st birthday. More
December 05, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston recently announced the winners of the 21st Annual Grand Kids Festival Banner contest. More
December 04, 2015 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that it has won a lawsuit that had been filed by three private parking lot operators contesting fees charged to drop off and pick up cruise passengers and luggage at the Galveston Island Cruise Terminals. More
December 04, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced that Jesse Dayton will perform at the chamber's annual meeting and gala on January 15. More
December 04, 2015 -- The South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center has announced that the resort will undergo a major renovation. More
December 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video of his trip to Havana, Cuba. More w/Video
December 04, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will open its production of "It's a Wonderful Life" tonight. More
December 03, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that with the holiday season in full swing, the Gulf Coast region is hosting festivals with a little bit for everyone, including a tree lighting, a menorah lighting, a Dickens on the Strand and sounds of the season at a holiday concert. More
December 03, 2015 -- Sea Scout Base Galveston will host the inaugural Galveston Historic Schooner Race during the weekend. More
December 03, 2015 -- College of the Mainland's Mainland Singers and Mainland Chorale will present a Christmas concert in honor of the college's president, Dr. Beth Lewis, on Friday at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City. More
December 02, 2015 -- The Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel is hosting a chocolate Christmas display that weighs more than 1.5 tons at the hotel's lobby rotunda through the holidays. More
December 01, 2015 -- Texas Farm Bureau on Tuesday commended Texas Governor Greg Abbott for his leadership in promoting Texas agricultural products and working to establish a trade relationship between Texas and Cuba. More
December 01, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today issued its updated 10-year capacity, demand and reserves report, which shows a continued rise in reserve margins due to the addition of new generation capacity in 2017 and 2018. More
December 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday attended a dinner sponsored by the Houston Airport System in Havana, as part of Abbott's business development mission to Cuba. More
November 30, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “A Tuna Christmas” at Stage Door, Inc. in Pasadena and “A Christmas Carol” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
November 30, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will host its production of "The Nutcracker", beginning on Friday at the University of Houston-Clear Lake's Bayou Theatre. More
November 30, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" on Friday. More
November 30, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for those looking to make donations on "Giving Tuesday". More
November 24, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will launch the Vivian Rose Hernandez Junior Ambassador Program on December 2. More
November 24, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to submit an initial conceptual business plan for the operation of the Downtown Intermodal Transit Terminal to the City of Galveston. More
November 23, 2015 -- The Port of Galveston on Monday announced that the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves approved a five year agreement with the City of Galveston for cruise terminal shuttle bus services. More
November 23, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will honor Clear Creek Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith with its 2016 Quasar Award for Exceptional Leadership in Economic Development during the organization's 23rd annual Quasar Award Banquet on January 29, 2016. More
November 23, 2015 -- The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded Port Freeport the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 26th consecutive year. More
November 23, 2015 -- The 21st Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance benefiting The Boys & Girls Harbor is currently accepting sponsorships for participation in the 2016 event scheduled for April 23-24. More
November 23, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include “An Olde English Christmas” with Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, and the traditional production of “A Christmas Carol” at the Alley Theatre in Houston. More
November 20, 2015 -- Linbeck Group has announced that it has received notice to proceed on phase one of an academic complex at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
November 20, 2015 -- The holiday season is upon us and Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports there is plenty to do this weekend to welcome winter and the holidays, including a fancy new winter light display, street art that literally colors the streets in downtown Houston and ice skating returns to the Bayou City. More
November 18, 2015 -- Texas Farmers Bureau has recognized three young farmers and ranchers as finalists in the 2015 Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher competition. More
November 18, 2015 -- Port Freeport recently hosted United States Army Corps of Engineers Brigadier General David C. Hill and the USACE Galveston District's Colonel Richard P. Pannell. More
November 17, 2015 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, in a special meeting held on Tuesday, approved the Fiscal Year 2016 Operating and Capital Budget. More
November 17, 2015 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association announced that it raised more than $275,000 for local college technical programs through its golf tournament. More
November 16, 2015 -- The Katy Area Economic Development Council announced that Fritz Industries recently opened its news Houston office. More
November 15, 2015 -- Santa Claus opened the holiday season with tradition at Moody Gardens, flipping the giant electrical switch to turn on more than one million lights at the 14th annual Festival of Lights. More
November 13, 2015 -- The Port of Galveston on Friday welcomed Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise vessel. More
November 13, 2015 -- Port Freeport chief executive officer Glenn Carlson announced his decision to retire to the Commission effective March 15, 2016. More
November 13, 2015 -- The Port Freeport Commission voted unanimously to lower the tax rate from .045 cents to .041304 cents, a decrease by 8.2 percent. More
November 13, 2015 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Rick Fowler, who will discuss the development of the Delta House Floating Production System, on Tuesday for the museum's final industry lecture of the year. More
November 13, 2015 -- San Jacinto College will hold auditions on November 18-19 for participants in the children's elf chorus in the college's production of "Santa's Christmas Magic: The Musical". More
November 13, 2015 -- The Seabrook Economic Development Council and the Seabrook Association invite the public to Celebration Seabrook on November 14. More
November 13, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will open its production of "All in the Timing" tonight. More
November 13, 2015 -- Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will present its traditional production of "The Nutcracker" December 4-6 and 11-13 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Bayou Theatre. More
November 13, 2015 -- Diversions: It's the weekend and Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin has some suggestions from around the Gulf Coast region, including the Houston Cinema Arts Festival 15, a free guided walk in Memorial Park and a chance to taste all Turkish culture has to offer. More
November 12, 2015 -- The City of Nassau Bay will host a "Street Eatz Party" on Saturday, featuring food trucks and live music, at Nassau Bay Town Square. More
November 11, 2015 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve a lease of office space at the port's administration building with NorthStar Group Services, Inc. More
November 11, 2015 -- The Houston Downtown District and Downtown Development Authority on Tuesday announced the launch of a capital improvements campaign for the Main Street corridor. More
November 11, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host the inaugural Container Trade Outlook Conference on November 18. More
November 11, 2015 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy will host a conference on Thursday to discuss the risks, opportunities and stakes of Arctic oil and gas development. More
November 11, 2015 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reported that a total of 822 new drilling permits were issued in October, compared to 3,046 issued on October 2014. More
November 10, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to adopt the port's FY2016 operating, renewal and replacement and capital improvement budgets. More
November 09, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced that Peter R. Huntsman has been named to the system's board of directors. More
November 09, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today offered tips for online shoppers to protect themselves from scams while shopping for the holidays. More
November 09, 2015 -- San Jacinto College will host "Evolve", a performance by the San Jac Dance Performing Arts Company, November 20-21 at the college's South Campus. More
November 09, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include a special weekend performance of “All in the Timing” at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay and “Recycled Percussion” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
November 06, 2015 -- Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola today issued a statement regarding the signing of the Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 into law. More
November 06, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority today commissioned the first of four new Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes at its Barbours Cut Container Terminal. More
November 06, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "Asleep at the Wheel: Merry Texas Christmas Y'all" on December 22. More
November 06, 2015 -- The Consumer Energy Alliance today issued a statement regarding the rejection of a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. More
November 05, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports that it will be an event-filled weekend around the Gulf Coast region, including a bike show and rally in Galveston, a fall festival in Orange and a hands-on art festival in Houston. More
November 05, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it now offers "Genius" 3D Mammography exams. More
November 04, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he is distributing a total of $731.7 million in sales tax allocations to local governments for November. More
November 04, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for NASA to provide assets and expertise in the development of the new commercial spaceport at Ellington Field. More
November 03, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host local magician "Professor Hughdini" on November 27. More
November 03, 2015 -- College of the Mainland Community Theatre will open its production of "Round and Round the Garden" on Thursday. More
November 02, 2015 -- San Jacinto College's North Campus will host several "mini job fairs", featuring industry-specific employers, beginning on Tuesday. More
November 02, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding emails claiming a new credit or debit card with a new security chip is on the way, and requesting account updates, but are attempts to download malware onto victims' devices and steal their personal information. More
November 02, 2015 -- The Texas Retailers Association today announced that George Kelemen has joined the organization as President and CEO. More
November 02, 2015 -- The City of Houston Controller's Office Audit Division today released an audit that finds that the city and the Houston Airport System were overcharged by a contractor for the Hobby Airport Main Terminal Expansion Project. More
November 02, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" on December 19. More
November 02, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Round and Round the Garden” at COM Community Theatre in Texas City, and “Silent Sky” at Main Street Theater in Houston. More
November 02, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that sufficient electricity resources are expected to be available to meet peak demands during the winter and spring. More
November 02, 2015 -- Barbara Cutsinger's Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update for October has been posted. More
November 02, 2015 -- Guidry News Service Publisher Jim Guidry has posted an update regarding his return to home and office. More
November 01, 2015 -- The InHouston-Katy Group will host its Primer Professional Networking Mixer on November 10 at the Texas Borders Bar & Grill. More
October 30, 2015 -- Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria today delivered the annual State of the Port Address at a meeting of the Greater Houston Partnership. More
October 30, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" on December 4. More
October 30, 2015 -- Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit in November featuring items related to Galveston's historic wagon bridge. More
October 29, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin brings some ideas for seasonal fun for the whole family this weekend, including Halloween and Dia de Los Muertas celebrations, a Galveston Greek Heritage Festival and the annual Jewish Book and Arts Fair. More
October 29, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 170th Annual Meeting and Awards Gala on January 15. More
October 29, 2015 -- Louisiana Spirits Distillery today announced that it has signed an agreement with Stoli Group USA, LLC for national distribution of the company's Bayou Rum. More
October 29, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced the launch of a new initiative to help ports in Texas take advantage of the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal and the new Panamax ships. More
October 28, 2015 -- College of the Mainland will host its 11th annual Monster Musik free electric guitar concert on Thursday. More
October 28, 2015 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement with Dongsung Finetec America, LLC, to lease property in the port's industrial park east to the company. More
October 28, 2015 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday accepted a recommendation to not raise tariff rates for the port in 2016. More
October 27, 2015 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents recently received a tax abatement proposal from INEOS USA for construction of a $460 million linear alpha olefins plant along Chocolate Bayou. More
October 27, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted 5-1, with Richard DeVries opposed, to approve committing approximately $200,000 in funds as part of a cost sharing agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the completion of a feasibility report and environmental assessment report for the Galveston Channel Extension Project. More
October 26, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding scammers claiming to offer refinancing for the victim's home in an attempt to obtain money under the guise of an upfront fee. More
October 26, 2015 -- The Houston Arts Alliance's Folklife + Traditional Arts Program will present "Winter Celebrations", a trio of installations along with live performances and interactive events centered on the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, beginning in December. More
October 26, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to cast the port’s ballots in favor of electing Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Allison Nathan Getz to the Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
October 26, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include a screening of the 1920 silent film “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” with Rob Landes on October 30 at The Grand 1894 Opera House, and “Harvey” at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson. More
October 26, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host a screening of John Barrymore's 1920 silent film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with Rob Landes performing at the organ, on Friday. More
October 25, 2015 -- The 34th Annual Oktoberfest hosted by the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Galveston proceeded as planned on Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th despite the weather. More
October 23, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently hosted its Second Annual Foreign Trade Zone Conference. More
October 23, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a celebration of the Chinese New Year on January 30. More
October 23, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host its quarterly membership luncheon, focused on transportation issues in the Beaumont area, on October 29. More
October 23, 2015 -- The Katy Area Economic Development Council's General Assembly on Tuesday heard a presentation on a new business park and new companies recruited to the Katy area. More
October 23, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that everything from dogs and turtles to German and Mexican holiday celebrations are on tap for this weekend around the Gulf Coast region, as state of the art doghouses are up for auction, Ninja Turtles are visiting Houston, Oktoberfest comes to the beach and the Day of the Dead is just around the corner. More
October 22, 2015 -- Rice University on Tuesday announced that the university's Master of Business Administration program has been ranked 19th in Bloomberg Businessweek's analysis of the best full-time MBA programs in the nation. More
October 21, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will open its production of "The Haunting of Hill House" on Friday. More
October 21, 2015 -- College of the Mainland is hosting a display of sculptures created by Kamila Szczesna, an artist from Galveston. More
October 21, 2015 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "Best of Beethoven", a concert featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 4, on November 14. More
October 21, 2015 -- Galveston will host musician Alex Meixner during the 34th Annual Island Oktoberfest, which will be held Friday and Saturday, rain or shine. More
October 20, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently served as host port of the 2015 Breakbulk Americas Conference. More
October 20, 2015 -- The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Galveston will host the 32nd Annual Greek Festival October 31-November 1. More
October 20, 2015 -- The Galveston County Animal Resource Center will host a Halloween Pet Costume Contest, along with low cost pet vaccinations and other services, on October 31. More
October 20, 2015 -- Texas Central Partners today announced that it has reached an agreement with Dallas to Houston Constructors for engineering and pre-construction work for the development of a high-speed rail project between Houston and Dallas. More
October 19, 2015 -- Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue, will host its first "Art & Dialogue: Houston" event on Wednesday with Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Executive Director Miki Garcia. More
October 19, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that the BBB shut down a fraudulent website in August after it was found to be sending emails in an attempt to install malware on victims' computers. More
October 19, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard today closed a section of the Houston Ship Channel after a tug and barge sank in the upper ship channel area. More
October 19, 2015 -- The Houston Minority Supplier Development Council will host its 2015 Business Expo November 4-5 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
October 19, 2015 -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin today announced that it has opened "Mapping Texas: Collections from the Texas General Land Office", an exhibit featuring significant maps from the General Land Office's collection. More
October 19, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Other Place” at the Alley Theatre in Houston and “The Haunting of Hill House” at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay. More
October 16, 2015 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region teamed up with BIC Alliance to host the semi-annual Procurement Managers Networking Breakfast on Thursday. More
October 16, 2015 -- Galveston will host its 34th Annual Island Oktoberfest event October 23-24 in historic downtown Galveston. More
October 16, 2015 -- San Jacinto College's theatre and film department will hold public auditions for its annual production of "Santa's Christmas Magic: The Musical" in October and November. More
October 16, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its updated analysis of the impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. More
October 16, 2015 -- Space Center Houston today announced that its President and CEO Richard Allen will retire in the spring. More
October 16, 2015 -- Diversions: It's a busy weekend throughout the Gulf Coast region and Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin hands out a few tips on things to do, including the opening of a new museum showcasing local blues music and musicians, a celebration of denim at Houston's Contemporary Art Museum, and a juried art festival takes over downtown Galveston. More
October 15, 2015 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston today broke ground on the Fayez S. Sarofim Campus, which will house the Glassell School of Art. More
October 15, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a State of the Counties Address with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Galveston County Judge Mark Henry on Wednesday at the Lakewood Yacht Club. More
October 15, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced the opening of the hospital's new bariatric program for weight loss. More
October 15, 2015 -- William P. Hobby Airport in Houston today opened its new international concourse, launching the airport's international flights, with non-stop daily service planned for destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean by the end of 2015. More
October 15, 2015 -- Texas Central Partners, the company developing a high-speed train between Houston and Dallas, today announced that a study projects that the potential economic impact of the train totals $36 billion over the next 25 years. More
October 14, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook today announced its entertainment line-up for the inaugural "Celebration Seabrook" event on November 14. More
October 14, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Tuesday announced the five finalists for the 2015 Texas Workforce Solutions Employer of the Year. More
October 13, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Annual Business Expo hosted by the Hispanic Business Committee and presented by Chase Bank will be held on October 20. More
October 12, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will present "All in the Timing: An Evening of Comedy and Music", November 13-15. More
October 12, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding a common job hunt scheme that uses real business names and "interviews" job candidates online in order to steal money or personal information from victims. More
October 12, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently held its "Breakfast at the Bend" event in Rosenberg. More
October 12, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Leading Ladies” by the Beaumont Community Players and Michael Feinstein performing for the Sinatra Centennial Celebration at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
October 11, 2015 -- Galveston Arts Center will host a workshop on making "Spirit Dolls" on October 25 at the Moody Mansion. More
October 10, 2015 -- The Katy Area Economic Development Council on Friday announced that it is expanding its presence on social media. More
October 09, 2015 -- Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will host its Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy, 25th Anniversary Annual Gala on November 21 at South Shore Harbour Resort in League City. More
October 09, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in partnership with Houston Cinema Arts Society, will host the inaugural CineSpace short film competition on November 13. More
October 08, 2015 -- Diversions: It's festival time around the Gulf Coast region and Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin has a few suggestions, including an Italian food fest for the whole family, fine arts in East Texas, and a film festival featuring movies made with donated funds from across the country. More
October 08, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced that President & CEO Dan Wolterman intends to retire in the second half of 2016. More
October 07, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that sales tax revenues for the state totaled $2.2 billion in September. More
October 07, 2015 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that Schlumberger plans to consolidate the company's United States headquarters in Sugar Land. More
October 06, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the "Hiring Red, White & You!" veterans hiring fairs across the state on November 12. More
October 05, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas and four other Gulf Coast states have reached a settlement agreement with BP concerning the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 05, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding text messages that appear to be alerts from banks, but are attempts to obtain personal information from users. More
October 05, 2015 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host the "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day on October 31. More
October 05, 2015 -- The Offshore Energy Center Society will host the 2015 "Women with Energy Summit" on November 9 in Houston. More
October 05, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Matilda The Musical” presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and Lunada 2015 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
October 02, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber held its 2015 Annual Infrastructure Conference on Wednesday. More
October 02, 2015 -- Port Freeport today announced that the port has received an "A" rating and stable outlook by Standard & Poor's Rating Services, based on the port's revenue refunding bonds and revenue notes. More
October 02, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Herman's Hermits, starring Peter Noone, in concert on November 28. More
October 02, 2015 -- The Port of Galveston on Thursday celebrated the 15th anniversary of the start of its year-round cruise business. More
October 01, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that it's going to be a great weekend to get out and enjoy all the Gulf Coast region has to offer, including cultural celebrations at The Original Greek Festival, beautiful gardens around Galveston, and one of the largest communities of working artists in the state. More
October 01, 2015 -- Texas Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax today appointed nine members to serve on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Board of Directors. More
October 01, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Vince! The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi" on November 21. More
October 01, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host its Halloween SpookTacular event on October 31. More
September 30, 2015 -- Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson is hosting its production of "Guards! Guards!" through October 18. More
September 30, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project", will present the keynote address at the ninth annual Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit conference in Galveston on April 14. More
September 30, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday approved several items in relation to the completion of projects on the east end of the port to accommodate the new vehicle processing center. More
September 30, 2015 -- The Port of Galveston today celebrated its 15-year anniversary of hosting year-round cruises from Galveston. More
September 29, 2015 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today approved two construction contracts for infrastructure improvements for the Bayport Container Terminal. More
September 29, 2015 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a $574,256 contract to Simco Enterprises, Ltd for a water line extension project to the port's Bulk Terminal 1. More
September 28, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding scammers sending fraudulent emails claiming to be associated with the "WhatsApp" mobile application in an attempt to spread malware. More
September 28, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to renew the port’s employee health insurance coverage with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. More
September 28, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the Alley Theatre’s return to its renovated theater in Houston for “One Man, Two Guvnors”, and a pre-season special performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
September 28, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present a pre-season special performance of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" on Friday. More
September 27, 2015 -- Alvin Community College's Community Chorus will open its second performance season with a Christmas concert on December 8. More
September 25, 2015 -- Lamar University's Cardinal Jazz Orchestra will host its fall concert on October 8. More
September 25, 2015 -- College of the Mainland's Gulf Coast Safety Institute will offer a General Industry Outreach safety course in October. More
September 25, 2015 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "Symphony at Shangri La" on October 18 at the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas. More
September 25, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin says Fall is the season for all kinds of new activities around the Gulf Coast region, including great museum experiences around Houston with new exhibits and family activities; shrimp and gumbo are the focus on Galveston Island, and new artworks in Beaumont. More
September 24, 2015 -- Dream It. Do It. Southeast Texas on Wednesday announced that several businesses are hosting events through October 2 as part of Manufacturing Day 2015 to demonstration opportunities in manufacturing. More
September 24, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers in Richmond. More
September 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during its National Convention in Houston. More
September 22, 2015 -- The Houston Arts Alliance's Folklife + Traditional Arts program will present the short film "Voices of the Spirit: A Visual Poem" on October 10. More
September 22, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 170th Annual Meeting on January 15 at the Bryan Museum. More
September 21, 2015 -- The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Galveston.com & Company today announced the launch of the re-designed www.galveston.com website, which provides resources for visitors to Galveston. More
September 21, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding con artists who impersonate Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes in order to convince victims to provide funds to pay "taxes" on winnings. More
September 21, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Guards! Guards!” at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson and METdance’s 20th season concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
September 18, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to approve compensation adjustments to provide one-time merit increases in employee pay checks in October. More
September 18, 2015 -- College of the Mainland will host the United States Air Force Band of the West's jazz band, Dimensions in Blue, for a free concert on September 28. More
September 18, 2015 -- The Galveston Art Center will host an art workshop featuring artist Eric Schnell on October 3. More
September 18, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership, during its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, hosted Port Freeport Executive Director Glenn Carlson to discuss the port's activities. More
September 17, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights a wide variety of activities gracing the Gulf Coast region this week, including free concerts and art exhibits, and unique solstice celebrations. More
September 17, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that $48.5 million in job training funding is available through the Skills Development Fund. More
September 17, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, today announced that it has awarded a $3.1 million contract to Southern Contracting, LLC for bank stabilization in Jefferson County. More
September 17, 2015 -- The Rosenberg Development Corporation held its Business Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday. More
September 17, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved a mark-up of legislation to lift the country's ban on crude oil exports, including an amendment by Green to grant authority to the President to halt exports in cases where it is not in the nation's best interest. More
September 16, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will visit Friendswood and Baytown on Thursday as part of his "Good for Texas" tour. More
September 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a statement following Texas being ranked first in foreign and domestic investment in a report released by IBM. More
September 16, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that it has awarded a five-year contract to AWD Management Services, Inc. for administrative and secretarial support services at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
September 16, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that Woody Rickerson has been named vice president of Grid Planning and Operations, and Kenan Ogelman as vice president of Commercial Operations. More
September 15, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will present "The Haunting of Hill House", October 23 through November 8. More
September 15, 2015 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will open an exhibit featuring works from Orna Feinstein and Michael Kennaugh on September 25. More
September 15, 2015 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.00765 per $100 valuation for the 2015 Tax Year. More
September 14, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers today provided an update to stakeholders regarding the decommissioning of the STURGIS, a barge that housed a nuclear power plant, at Port of Galveston. More
September 14, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding a new scheme targeting business and personal email addresses through creating nearly identical accounts and using that account to initiate wire transfers. More
September 14, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a "Mad Hatter Tea Party" on October 2. More
September 14, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Glass Menagerie” at Island Etc East-End Theatre Company in Galveston, and ”Rent”, presented by Theater Under the Stars in Houston. More
September 13, 2015 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host its "Taste of the Town" & Auction event on Thursday at the Doyle Convention Center. More
September 11, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced a settlement with RadioShack regarding un-redeemed gift cards from the company's stores in relation to its bankruptcy. More
September 11, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will kick off its performance season with a Sinatra Centennial Celebration, featuring Michael Feinstein, on October 17. More
September 10, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports it's a great weekend for both and arts and culture around the Gulf Coast region, with events including a fine arts fair, a celebration of Mexican culture and music from countries around the world including Italy, India and Spain. More
September 10, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that it is launching "Harmony in the Air", a performing arts program featuring live performances in the atrium of Hobby Airport and the walkway connecting terminal "A" North and terminal "A" South at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
September 10, 2015 -- Island ETC East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will kick off its production of "The Glass Menagerie" on September 18. More
September 10, 2015 -- The City of Houston today is inviting owners of small businesses in the city's construction service industry to participate in "Build Up Houston", a program to help provide opportunities to small businesses. More
September 10, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that his office has distributed $638 million in sales tax revenue allocations. More
September 08, 2015 -- University of Houston-Downtown will host former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky tonight for a reading of his personal work. More
September 08, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he is embarking on a 27-city, two-month "Good for Texas" tour to meet with local officials and citizens to talk about the future of the Texas economy. More
September 08, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding a scheme utilizing fake customer service numbers to trick credit card holders into sharing their account information. More
September 08, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Little Mermaid”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and “The King and I”, presented by the Beaumont Community Players in Beaumont. More
September 07, 2015 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston will host its annual "Ghostly Gardens" celebration on October 25. More
September 07, 2015 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation has announced several special events the foundation will host in October in celebration of Halloween. More
September 07, 2015 -- The Galveston Art League will host a masquerade gala on September 19 at the San Luis Hotel Grand Ballroom. More
September 04, 2015 -- College of the Mainland is hosting "In Motion", an exhibit by Margaret Smithers-Crump, through September 27. More
September 04, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a message in observance of the Labor Day holiday. More
September 04, 2015 -- Texas Association of Business Vice President of Governmental Affairs Stephen Minick on Thursday issued a statement regarding a ruling on the status of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. More
September 04, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will kick off its 51st Season on September 11 with its production of "Legally Blonde: The Musical". More
September 04, 2015 -- Galveston College's Theatre Department will present "Purple", an original production, October 2-3. More
September 04, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green hosted more than 300 job seekers at his Annual Northside/Aldine Job Fair on Wednesday. More
September 04, 2015 -- Diversions: It's the unofficial end of summer and Arts and Cultures Editor Jennifer Olin suggests some fun activities for a final seaonal sendoff including Motown music, movies and, a chance to take a therapeutic rest. More
September 03, 2015 -- The United States Postal Service's Office of Inspector General on Wednesday announced that KMART Corporation has paid $1.4 million to resolve a matter involving allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by using drug manufacturer coupons and gasoline discounts as improper Medicare beneficiary inducements. More
September 03, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently hosted a Congressional update with Congressman Pete Olson. More
September 02, 2015 -- Barrios Technology announced that it has received a 2014 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. More
September 02, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce's C-Crewe will host its inaugural "My Galveston Weekend" event Saturday through Monday. More
September 01, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Rob Landes to perform the musical score for a showing of John Barrymore's 1920 silent film of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" on October 30. More
September 01, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for the fall and preliminary outlook for the winter, which forecasts sufficient generation available to serve peak electricity demands. More
September 01, 2015 -- San Jacinto College will host a free concert featuring Ars Lyrica Houston on September 14 at the college's Central Campus. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today welcomed the return of Blue Bell ice cream, with the ice cream available in select markets following a recall in April concerning listeria cases linked to the company's production facilities. More
August 31, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding an email "phishing" scheme disguised as a job opportunity. More
August 31, 2015 -- TOTE and NASSCO on Saturday launched the Perla del Caribe, the second of two of the world's first natural gas powered container ships, which will provide service between Florida and Puerto Rico beginning in 2016. More w/Video
August 31, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the Galveston Symphony Orchestra in concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
August 30, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present the 18th Annual ARToberFEST event on October 17-18. More
August 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that a settlement has been reached with RadioShack requiring the company to pay the entire value of their unredeemed gift cards purchased by consumers as a priority claim in the company's bankruptcy. More
August 28, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" on October 2. More
August 28, 2015 -- College of the Mainland's Center for Risk Management will host no-cost classes in September at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute. More
August 28, 2015 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a contract to Alfred Palma, LLC for the relocation of a 54-inch storm drainage line at the Sulphur Waste Water Treatment Plant influent manhole. More
August 28, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted an update with Congressman Brian Babin of District 36 at Lakewood Yacht Club. More
August 27, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on ways to fill this last weekend of August, with events as varied as bat watching, free tours and baroque music. More
August 27, 2015 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today hosted the Gulf Coast Petrochemical and Maritime Outlook Conference. More
August 27, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host a Texas Business Conference on Friday at the Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor Hotel in Houston. More
August 27, 2015 -- Lamar University on Tuesday announced that ExxonMobil has provided nearly $250,000 in support of educational programs at the university. More
August 25, 2015 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that renovations have been made to the Wortham Theater Center for the upcoming performing arts season. More
August 25, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve the port's FY2016 Budget, which included total projected revenues of $13.6 million, a 12 percent increase over the previous year. More
August 24, 2015 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced that the United States ocean economy, which includes marine construction, marine transportation, tourism and recreation, and offshore mineral extraction, grew much faster than the overall domestic economy between 2011 and 2012. More
August 24, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a consumer alert regarding "money flipping" scams on social media. More
August 24, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve spending in an amount not to exceed $1.3 million for modifications to Cruise Terminal 2 to accommodate additions for the Liberty of the Seas cruise ship. More
August 24, 2015 -- The Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University will present the university's annual Art Faculty Exhibition through September 18. More
August 24, 2015 -- Discovery Green in Houston will display "Los Trompos", an interactive art installation, November 14 through March 22 at the park's Sarofim Picnic Lawn. More
August 24, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Handel’s Fireworks Music, with fireworks, at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, and Houston’s Theater District Open House. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Katy Area Economic Development Council on Tuesday hosted its General Assembly Meeting. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 31,400 jobs in July. More
August 21, 2015 -- Discovery Green will kick off its "Sounds Like Houston!" Thursday concert series on September 17. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Galveston Arts Center has reschedule its "Coming Home" Gala Celebration for November 13 at its newly-restored building at 2127 Strand. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its Legislative Update Luncheon featuring United States Congressman Randy Weber, Texas State Senator Larry Taylor, and Texas State Representatives Wayne Faircloth and Greg Bonnen at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Thursday. More
August 21, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin points out that while summer is coming to an end, there is no end of things to do around the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including art exhibitions showcasing everything from local artists to works from around the world, and some great movies celebrating everything from marriage to music. More
August 20, 2015 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region has announced speakers for the August 27 Gulf Coast Petrochemical and Maritime Outlook Conference. More
August 19, 2015 -- The Port of Galveston was recently awarded a Logistics Management 2015 Quest for Quality Award. More
August 19, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the system's bond rating. More
August 18, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today presented a $334,648 job training grant to South Texas College for work force training associated with Worldwise, Inc., Troste LTD and Woodcrafters Home Products, LLC. More
August 18, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas today announced that it has released a new video seeking to inspire lawyers struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues to get help. More
August 17, 2015 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a citation to Rock Wool Manufacturing Co. and C & C Personnel, LLC in Houston on claims of exposing workers to amputation hazards. More
August 17, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Exit Laughing” at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson. More
August 17, 2015 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its 28th anniversary gala on September 11. More
August 17, 2015 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "Latin Treasures", a concert featuring Latin American music, on September 19. More
August 17, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned taxpayers to be alert for scams involving callers impersonating Internal Revenue Service agents. More
August 14, 2015 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Burton Reckles on September 8 as part of its lecture, "La Salle's La Belle: The Pretty Little Ship that Rewrote Texas History". More
August 14, 2015 -- Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre has announced the line up of performances for its 40th anniversary season. More
August 14, 2015 -- The Texas Commission on Human Rights held its final meeting on July 22, and is transferring its duties to the Texas Workforce Commission. More
August 14, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that Peter Cramton has been approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to serve as a new independent member of ERCOT's board of directors. More
August 14, 2015 -- The Webster Business Alliance on Wednesday hosted Dr. Michael Hawes, the Orion vehicle program manager, to provide updates about NASA’s deep space efforts to take humans to Mars. More
August 14, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin points out there is plenty happening around the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including an open house at The Printing Museum, a celebration of the many cultures that built Galveston, and a Grease sing-a-long in the Woodlands. More
August 13, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas thanks electric consumers for helping maintain grid reliability by reducing their electric use Thursday afternoon. More
August 13, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre has published an interview with Hope Diamond and Steven Sarp, who are co-directing the theater's production of "Legally Blonde: The Musical", which opens September 11. More
August 13, 2015 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas on Tuesday announced its 63rd season line up of concerts. More
August 13, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that it and Pennsylvania State University have opened a center for the study of the development of atom-thin, two-dimensional coatings for a variety of uses. More
August 13, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a reminder regarding the deadlines for those impacted by the severe storms and flooding that took place in the spring to apply for disaster unemployment assistance. More
August 13, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council today released a draft Initial Funded Priorities List of projects utilizing funds from the settlement with Transocean Deepwater Inc. related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
August 12, 2015 -- Discovery Green in Houston has announced its Fall 2015 Programming Season. More
August 12, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that sales tax revenues in July totaled $2.4 billion, an increase of 2.7 percent compared to the previous year. More
August 11, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors on Tuesday chose Bill Magness to become ERCOT's next president and chief executive officer. More
August 11, 2015 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted 4-1, with Keith Wallace opposed, to discontinue funding of the Orange County Economic Development Corporation. More
August 10, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas reported that its system on Monday broke the 69,000 megawatt threshold. More
August 10, 2015 -- Galveston Arts Center will host the University of Texas Medical Branch Institute for Medical Humanities' one-night exhibit of "The Creative Expressions Project" on Thursday. More
August 10, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Wedding Belles” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
August 07, 2015 -- The Port of Galveston provided Guidry News Service with photos of the vehicle processing center building being constructed at Pier 10. More
August 07, 2015 -- The Galveston Beach Band will host its final concert of the season on Tuesday. More
August 07, 2015 -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Gulf Coast will host a benefit concert featuring Pat Green on Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston to support Bowl for Kids' Sake. More
August 07, 2015 -- San Jacinto College's theatre and film department will hold auditions on August 25-26 for the college's upcoming production of "Spamalot". More
August 07, 2015 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association will host the Workforce Development Golf Tournament on October 30 to raise funds for scholarships supporting technical and process technology programs. More
August 07, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin has some great ideas for beating the unrelenting heat hitting the Gulf Coast region, including a little Texas history at the movies, some free opera, and pirate stories on the beach. More
August 06, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $2.6 million contract to RLB Contracting, Inc. for repair work at the Spilman Island Placement Area. More
August 06, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to move forward with approving a lease agreement with JMK5 Holdings Galveston, LLC to lease parking areas, bathrooms and office space at the Falstaff Brewery Development at 33rd Street and Post Office Street. More
August 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today filed an amicus brief in support of Houston businesses suing the City of Houston to prevent an ordinance the businesses claim place increase regulatory burdens on business. More
August 04, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business on Monday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan. More
August 04, 2015 -- Lone Star College Chancellor Dr. Stephen Head will serve as featured speaker at the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce luncheon on August 10. More
August 04, 2015 -- Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola recently issued a statement commending Congressman Randy Weber on the passage of legislation to prevent illegal fishing by foreign boats in United States waters. More
August 03, 2015 -- The Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation recently partnered with JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. to finance a small business loan in the amount of $7,286,000 for Temple-based Tri-Supply Inc. More
August 03, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Friday announced that it has been selected as a "Supplier Diversity Champion" at the 2015 Top 25 Prime Contractors, Engineers, Architects, Construction, Transportation and IT for Diversity Awards. More
August 03, 2015 -- The Dream It. Do It. Southeast Texas program recently concluded its Young Manufacturers Summer Academy session in Pasadena. More
August 03, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the continuation of the Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre and a benefit concert featuring Pat Green at The Grand 1894 Opera House. More
August 03, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding fraudulent emails promoting medicine for diabetes or other common medical conditions. More
August 02, 2015 -- The Galveston Beach Band will perform its final two concerts of the season on August 4 and August 11. More
July 31, 2015 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host a panel and discussion on August 15 for the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art. More
July 31, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today reported that record demands for electricity were reached four consecutive days this week. More
July 31, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Thursday welcomed Ruth Ruggero Hughs, of Austin, who was appointed to the commission to represent employers. More
July 31, 2015 -- Moody Gardens will host its final "Bands on the Sand" summer concert for the season on August 8. More
July 31, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday announced that astronaut Mike Foreman has retired to join a Houston-based consulting firm. More
July 30, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin recommends a combination of inside and outside activities this weekend, including checking out local artists and their wares, free Shakespeare at Miller Outdoor Theatre or dressing cool in white linen and taking in some art in The Heights. More
July 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that LiveOps, a leader in cloud contact centers and customer service solutions, will relocate its corporate headquarters to Cedar Park, Texas. More
July 30, 2015 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on Wednesday participated in a roundtable in Washington, D.C. regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed ozone rule. More
July 30, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas requested electric consumers to limit or reduce electric use where possible between 3 and 7 p.m. today due to anticipated high demand. More
July 30, 2015 -- Barbara Cutsinger's Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Development Update for July has been posted. More
July 29, 2015 -- Yara International ASA and BASF on Monday broke ground on a new ammonia plant to be built at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas. More
July 29, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday received a report on business at the port's terminals, which has handled almost 20 million tons of cargo since the first of the year through June. More
July 27, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the retirement of astronaut Stephen Frick, who has accepted a position in the private sector. More
July 27, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution casting the port’s ballots in favor of selecting Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Allison Nathan Getz as nominee to serve as the Conservation and Reclamation District’s representative on the Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Trustees. More
July 27, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to award a $295,990 contract to Texas Gulf Construction Company, Inc. for storm sewer and drainage system improvements at the east end of the port. More
July 27, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today administered the Oath of Office and Sworn Statement to Elizabeth Beeton and Albert Shannon at its annual meeting. More
July 27, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to spot spam profiles on Tinder, a mobile dating app. More
July 27, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Patti LaBelle at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and the Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre. More
July 26, 2015 -- The Galveston Summer Beach Band will host Guest Conductor Marcia Powell on Tuesday as part of its summer concert series. More
July 26, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Patti LaBelle on August 2. More
July 21, 2015 -- College of the Mainland today announced that free safety classes at its Gulf Coast Safety Institute helped one student change his career path. More
July 21, 2015 -- Space City Comic Con has announced its line-up of celebrities and events for its convention on July 24-26 at NRG Center. More
July 20, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today residents to be aware of a new ransomware scam called CryptoWall, a virus that installs from an infected advertisement, link or email attachment claiming your files have been encrypted and demanding money for decrypting them. More
July 20, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that it has received $280,067 in sales tax revenues for July, an increase of 13.06 percent compared to July 2014. More
July 20, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Young Frankenstein” at Stage Door Inc. in Pasadena, and “Hamlet” at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay. More
July 19, 2015 -- The Houston Children's Chorus will present a free joint concert with the Chapelwood Methodist Church Chancel Choir on July 26 at St. Mary's Basilica in Galveston. More
July 19, 2015 -- The Galveston Arts Center will open its exhibit of "Binder", works by Eric Schnell, on August 22. More
July 17, 2015 -- The Galveston Summer Band invites the public to a free concert on July 21 featuring Guest Conductor Bob Gray. More
July 17, 2015 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host a Family Arts Day event on August 15. More
July 17, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state marked its third straight month of job growth in June, adding 16,700 jobs. More
July 17, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host its annual "Shake Your Summer Sillies Out" on August 21. More
July 17, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that despite the rising temperatures there is plenty to do in the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including a dog show, a stage show, and celebrating National Ice Cream Day. More
July 16, 2015 -- Tesla Motors on Wednesday announced the opening of its Houston North Service Center and Gallery. More
July 16, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston today announced that it has been named one of the nation's "Most Wired" health systems for the 11th consecutive year by the American Hospital Association. More
July 16, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Wednesday announced that he has awarded $325,000 to the City of Montgomery for infrastructure improvements and engineering services through the Texas Capital Fund, in support of the creation of a restaurant facility. More
July 16, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the 16th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on October 22 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
July 15, 2015 -- The Houston Arts Alliance today announced that it has been selected to receive an endowment from the National Endowment for the Arts for the Bayou Trails project. More
July 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a video on his trip to New York to entice businesses to relocate in Texas. More w/Video
July 15, 2015 -- College of the Mainland Community Theatre will open its production of "I Do, I Do!" on Thursday. More
July 15, 2015 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to renew the port's employee medical insurance policy with the Texas Municipal League MultiState Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool for the for one year. More
July 14, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 26th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament on September 14. More
July 13, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to accept a settlement with BP in the amount of $1,371,191 related to economic damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 13, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers to be aware of scams involving the sale of phony weight loss products. More
July 13, 2015 -- The North Houston Association Board of Directors on Friday adopted a resolution encouraging regional project sponsors to evaluation infrastructure projects using recognized sustainability ranking systems. More
July 13, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Smokey Joe’s Café”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, and “I Do! I Do!” at College of the Mainland Community Theatre in Texas City. More
July 13, 2015 -- Galveston Insurance Associates President Garry Kaufman has been named the recipient of the Drex Foreman Award by the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas. More
July 11, 2015 -- The Galveston Beach Band will host its ninth concert of its summer concert series on Tuesday. More
July 10, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre will continue its "Shakespeare in the Summer" series with a presentation of "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" from July 23 to August 1 while the CCCT Youth Apprentice Program will present "The Servant of Two Masters" in August. More
July 10, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host "Christmas in August", a booth at the 13th Annual Fall Home & Garden Show on August 22. More
July 10, 2015 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to name Michael Eason as assistant secretary/treasurer of the board. More
July 09, 2015 -- Diversions: This week Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights some fun events around the Gulf Coast region, including an Indian chariot festival, Galveston's next ArtWalk, and a free day of music hosted by the Houston symphony. More
July 09, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to accept a $527,469 settlement from BP for economic losses suffered by the port resulting from the the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
July 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a state and federal settlement with Chase Bank USA N.A. and Chase Bankcard Services, Inc. will result in the state receiving approximately $4.3 million, and the bank's compliance with significant reforms to its credit card debt collection practices. More
July 08, 2015 -- Today marks the 19th anniversary of the launch of Guidry News Service. More
July 07, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority announced that Standard and Poor Rating Services and Fitch Ratings assigned it a 'AAA' rating and concluded the Rating Outlook for the port authority is "Stable". More
July 07, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the Texas Business Conference on July 24 in Lake Jackson, Texas. More
July 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the groundbreaking for a new Facebook data center in Fort Worth, Texas. More
July 07, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced the launch of MyGalveston.com, a site promoting Galveston Island as a "great place to live and work". More
July 07, 2015 -- Island ETC East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will kick off its 13th season on July 17 with the opening of its production of "Urinetown: The Musical". More
July 07, 2015 -- The Galveston Beach Band will host its eighth free concert of the season tonight at Sealy and 24th Street in Galveston. More
July 06, 2015 -- Texas A&M University's Real Estate Center today released a report noting that Texas has created more jobs despite lower oil prices. More
July 06, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Sinbad at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and, the official opening of “The Foreigner” at the Alley Theatre in Houston. More
July 06, 2015 -- A.D. Players in Houston has announced its 2015-2016 Season line-up. More
July 06, 2015 -- The Texas Seaport Museum will host Revels Houston's outreach ensemble, Revelry, for a special performance of "To the Shores of Amerikay, an Irish Immigrant Saga", on July 11. More
July 06, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas issued a scam alert regarding fraudulent job postings and emails for nannies, babysitters or caregivers. More
July 06, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present actor, comedian and author Sinbad on July 11. More
July 02, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts & Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the Gulf Coast region's art, music and fireworks that are ringing out the area's celebration of Independence Day this weekend. Check out paintings featuring the best of America, hear the best of American music compositions and of course, parades and fireworks galore. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced that the Texas Department of Agriculture has awarded a $750,000 grant to the City of Montgomery for infrastructure improvement in support of creating jobs in the city. More
July 02, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently hosted the Annual State of the City of Richmond Luncheon with Richmond Mayor Evalyn W. Moore. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas will receive more than $750 million as part of an agreement with BP Exploration and Production, Inc. in connection with the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
July 01, 2015 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will open "Voices from the Past: An Exhibit Celebrating African American History in Galveston", on July 11. More
July 01, 2015 -- The City of Houston and Capital One Bank today announced the launch of the third year of the "Liftoff Houston!" Business Plan Competition. More
June 30, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Leadership Fort Bend program recently welcomed its 2016 class and congratulated its 2015 class. More
June 30, 2015 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced it is providing a $1.7 million grant to fund a demonstration project for youth in the city as part of efforts to combat youth unemployment. More
June 30, 2015 -- Texas A&M University recently announced the formation of the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academies, allowing a co-enrollment partnership with colleges across the state to address the growing need for engineers. More
June 30, 2015 -- Barrios Technology today announced that two employees with the company have received the quarterly Silver BEAR Award for their work supporting the Johnson Space Center and the International Space Station. More
June 30, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted a Launch Site License to allow Ellington Airport to establish itself as a launch site for reusable launch vehicles, making it the 10th commercial spaceport in the country. More w/Video
June 30, 2015 -- Texas, Mexico & Pacific Railroad, LLC in Galveston has announced its "Better Communities-Help Sponsor Program" is partnering with Esther Nelson to expand her "Magical Story Times Workshop" program. More
June 30, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking Texans to work at its disaster recovery centers in Houston, Austin and Denton. More
June 29, 2015 -- The Galveston Beach Band will host a special concert on Friday in celebration of the Declaration of Independence. More
June 29, 2015 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas on Friday announced that the museum has on display two sculptures by artist Jesus Bautista Moroles, who passed way on June 15. More
June 29, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Foreigner” at the Alley Theatre at University of Houston, and The Hot Sardines in concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
June 29, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city has collected $258,823 in sales tax revenues for June, an increase of 9.26 percent compared to June 2014. More
June 29, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green joined fellow Congressmen Pete Olsen and Brian Babin in introducing legislation to create two new grant programs to help train workers in the maritime and energy sectors. More
June 29, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers to be aware of scams promising gift cards in exchange for taking a customer survey. More
June 29, 2015 -- Beaumont Community Players has announced its 2015-2016 performance season, which opens in September with "The King and I". More
June 28, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host The Hot Sardines in concert on July 5. More
June 26, 2015 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to name Barbara McManus as president of the board. More
June 26, 2015 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on Wednesday hosted its bi-annual state Legislative Wrap-up at San Jacinto College's North Campus. More
June 26, 2015 -- Houston Early Music today announced its 2015-2016 Concert Season. More
June 25, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights a couple of art exhibitions opening this weekend, and Houston's LGBT Pride Parade in downtown. More
June 24, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority's Port Commission on Tuesday received a report on cargo activity from Executive Director Roger Guenther, who announced that the port has handled more than 16 million tons of cargo during the first five months of the year. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to direct Port Director & CEO Chris Fisher to move forward with a partnership project with Kinder Morgan Energy Partners for the Bulk Terminal Rail Expansion Project. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution requesting that the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency take steps to disburse funds to the port and other entities regarding public assistance grants for repair of damages incurred during Hurricane Ike. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Perry Homes in Richmond. More
June 22, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the official opening of “Trav'Lin: The New 1930s Harlem Musical” at the Ensemble Theatre in Houston, and the continuation of symphony concerts at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned residents of fake websites created by con artists preying on those looking for affordable housing. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will debut its production of "Little Mary Sunshine" on July 10. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Galveston Beach Band will perform marches, big band numbers, Broadway show tunes and romantic jazz with vocalist Kareena Lee during its next Summer Band Concert on Tuesday. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host An Evening with Patti LaBelle on August 2. More
June 19, 2015 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will host its annual July 4th Celebration concert in Beaumont at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
June 19, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston has announced its upcoming 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season. More
June 19, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 33,200 jobs in May. More
June 18, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin offers up events to explore with dad as Father's Day and the official start of summer are celebrated, including an African American Artists exhibit, yoga at two different locations and band music at the beach later in the week. More
June 18, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced changes to guidelines for the Texas Rising Star child care provider certification program. More
June 18, 2015 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a $197,380 contract to Trans-Global Solutions, Inc. for rehabilitation of the railroad crossing at Childers Road. More
June 17, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present the Tony Award-winning musical, "Million Dollar Quartet" on Friday. More
June 17, 2015 -- San Jacinto College recently formed a partnership with The Boeing Company to offer students an opportunity to serve as technical aides to support the company's work on the International Space Station. More
June 17, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas recently provided tips to avoid scams for those moving to a new home this summer. More
June 17, 2015 -- The Houston Museum District Association on Monday announced the launch of its new website, www.HOUMUSE.com. More
June 17, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday advised consumers to be wary of scams when looking to improve their credit scores. More
June 16, 2015 -- Update: The Galveston Beach Band will perform its third concert of the summer on Thursday, featuring the theme from "Star Wars" and "West Side Story", among other pieces. More
June 16, 2015 -- AT&T has announced that it has made preparations for response to Tropical Storm Bill. More
June 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that GRI Renewable Industries is planning to build a new manufacturing plant in Amarillo, Texas. More
June 15, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Galveston Community Sailing Center on July 18. More
June 15, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is urging businesses and consumer to prepare now for a tropical disturbance moving toward Texas. More
June 15, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the launch of free summer concerts by the Houston Symphony and “Million Dollar Quartet” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
June 14, 2015 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will launch the first stage production of its summer Fine Arts Academy, "Rock Around Aesop", on June 22. More
June 14, 2015 -- The Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation recently received a $50,000 donation from the Valero Energy Foundation to benefit welding, process operating, instrumentation, industrial mechanics, computer drafting and occupational safety and health students. More
June 12, 2015 -- University of Houston on Wednesday announced the the cast for this year's Houston Shakespeare Festival, which takes place July 31 through August 9. More
June 11, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights a number of art offerings around the Houston area this weekend including the opening of several gallery exhibitions, a family event featuring George Rodrigue's Blue Dog and a chance to shop and make your own jewelry. More
June 10, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard today responded to an allision that impacted a cargo tank aboard a barge in the upper Houston Ship Channel, which caused the release of naphtha, a volatile petroleum mixture, prompting a shelter-in-place in the area and closure of the ship channel until early in the afternoon. More w/Video
June 10, 2015 -- The Houston District Export Council, the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, and the Greater Houston Partnership on Wednesday hosted a panel of civic and business leaders which highlighted the consequences for American exporters if the United States Export-Import Bank authorization expires. More
June 10, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues in May totaled $2.6 billion, an increase of 5.2 percent compared to May 2014. More
June 10, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday provided an update on the progress of the decommissioning of the STURGIS, a barge that housed a nuclear power plant, at the Port of Galveston, including a tour of the ship for local and state representatives. More
June 10, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted 4-3, with Chair Ben Holland, Vice Chair Edward Walsh and Richard DeVries opposed, to utilize the City of Galveston’s health insurance plan for the port’s employees. More
June 09, 2015 -- The 842nd Transportation Battalion today held a change of command ceremony at its headquarters at the Port of Beaumont, with Lieutenant Colonel Darrin Bowser turning command over to Lieutenant Colonel Brad Bane. More
June 09, 2015 -- Houston Pilots Association Presiding Officer Captain Michael A. Morris today issued a statement in response to the release of findings by the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the March 22, 2014 ship-barge collision at the Texas City Y intersection of the Houston Ship Channel. More
June 09, 2015 -- Electric Reliability Council of Texas President and CEO H.B. "Trip" Doggett today announced his plans to retire in 2016. More
June 09, 2015 -- The Houston District Export Council and the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region will host a discussion on Wednesday regarding the importance of the re-authorization of the Export-Import Bank. More
June 09, 2015 -- The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees will host a public meeting on Wednesday at Texas A&M University at Galveston to receive comments regarding 10 proposed early restoration Gulf projects funded through claims against BP in relation to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 09, 2015 -- The Galveston Beach Band will host guest conductor Robert Gray for its free concert tonight at the Sealy Gazebo in Galveston. More
June 08, 2015 -- Port Freeport's Board of Commissioners at their June 4 meeting unanimously elected Ravi Singhania Chairman of the Port Commission. More
June 08, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Bush's Chicken in Rosenberg. More
June 08, 2015 -- Alvin Community College will host a job fair by the Community College Petrochemical Initiative on June 20 for instructors interested in teaching industrial technology. More
June 08, 2015 -- The Butler Longhorn Museum in League City will host "An Evening with The King", on August 6, with Vince King performing as Elvis Presley. More
June 08, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre will host a season launch party on June 27 in celebration of its upcoming 2015-2016 performance season. More
June 08, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Hairspray”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and Travis Tritt in concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
June 08, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Friday hosted a visit from a Congressional delegation focusing on the port's safety and security measures. More
June 05, 2015 -- The United States Department of Labor on Thursday announced that it ordered office supply company Staples to pay $275,000 in wages, benefits and damages to a fired employee after the company failed to inform him of job protections to care for an ill family member. More
June 05, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday announced that it is utilizing "crowdsourcing" through a series of 10 new Open Innovation Service Contracts to solve challenges to human space exploration. More
June 05, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Needville Insurance. More
June 04, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on activities in the Gulf Coast region for the start of summer break to keep the whole family busy, including a water spectacular featuring music and dance, a festival celebrating Caribbean culture, and a free evening of accordion music. More
June 03, 2015 -- ACE SL, LLC today announced that Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land has been named as the first founding partner for the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, the city's future performance venue. More
June 03, 2015 -- Galveston College today announced that it has entered into a partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission to provide job-training funds for employees of small businesses. More
June 01, 2015 -- The Galveston Beach Band will kick off its summer concert series on Tuesday at the Eugenia and George Sealy Pavilion. More
June 01, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that disaster unemployment assistance is available for those affected by severe storms in Harris, Hays and Van Zandt counties. More
June 01, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to be wary of scams involving fake websites offering hotel reservations. More
June 01, 2015 -- Moody National Bank today announced that employees have established a relief fund to assist those affected by recent floods. More
June 01, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the official opening of “George Gershwin Alone” at the Alley Theatre at UH in Houston, and “The Other Mozart”, at the Betty Greenberg Center in Beaumont. More
May 31, 2015 -- BP Texas City Chemicals was recently awarded the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers' 2014 Distinguished Safety Silver Award. More
May 31, 2015 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host a lecture on the history of ships' bilge pumps on June 16. More
May 29, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's release of proposed Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for 2014-2016. More
May 29, 2015 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation's Texas Seaport Museum will host a variety of summer programs for youth beginning June 9 and continuing through August 18. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced a settlement with three national credit reporting agencies regarding the accuracy of consumer credit reports. More
May 29, 2015 -- Arts and Entertainment Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several new art exhibits and a sand castle competition as destinations to enjoy the weekend following this week's heavy rains. More
May 27, 2015 -- The Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners on Wednesday met with Brad Boney, a member of the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Galveston County, at the request of Governor Greg Abbott's Office. More
May 27, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau and Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the 10th Annual State of the Lake Tourism Address. More
May 27, 2015 -- H-E-B on Tuesday announced that it will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross and has is launching an in-store tear pad campaign for victims of the recent floods and tornadoes in Texas. More
May 26, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to awarded a contract for Cruise Terminal 2 berth and mooring improvements to J.W. Kelso Company, Inc., for an amount not to exceed $2,197,067; and also voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the design-build agreement with Webber, LLC, relating to expansion of the terminal. More
May 26, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum has announced that it will host several activities for youth during the summer. More
May 26, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps”, at Stage Door, Inc. in Pasadena, and “Tom Jones” at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay. More
May 26, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips for parents seeking a summer camp for their children. More
May 25, 2015 -- Galveston Reads will present the Galveston Heritage Chorale's "Journey to Freedom" The Musical on June 4 at The Grand 1894 Opera House. More
May 23, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn applauded Friday's passage of Trade Promotion Authority legislation by the Senate on Friday. More
May 22, 2015 -- Company OnStage will debut its production of "Excalibur, The Story of Young King Arthur" on Saturday. More
May 22, 2015 -- Company OnStage in Houston will open its production of "Rope" tonight. More
May 22, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded an $11,492,530 contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for maintenance dredging of the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and extended entrance channel, as well as the Houston Ship Channel between Bolivar Road and Redfish Island. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state has added an estimated 287,000 jobs during the past year. More
May 22, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Memorial Day activities, including Carnival fun, Latin American style in Houston; a festival celebrating Galveston Bay in Kemah; and fireworks in The Woodlands. More
May 21, 2015 -- College of the Mainland's Community Theatre will open its production of "The Drawer Boy" tonight. More
May 21, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Volunteer & Member Recognition Luncheon, and presented the chamber's ATHENA Award to Ivy Pate, regional vice president of CHRISTUS Health of Southeast Texas. More
May 20, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that an energy package by the House Energy and Commerce Committee includes a framework for a process to quickly approve cross-border pipelines between the United States, Canada and Mexico, while specifically excluding the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. More
May 20, 2015 -- Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough was the featured speaker at today’s meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Galveston. More
May 20, 2015 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a contract to Javeler Marine Services to conduct a Hydrographic Survey of the port’s expansion property off of Alabama Street past George Street Complex around to the Pier Road Terminal. More
May 19, 2015 -- More than 20 members of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate regional priorities. More
May 19, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to issue a request for proposals for strategic marketing and creative design services in connection with the Strategic Plan recently approved by the port commission, which Port Director Roger Guenther said is necessary for the port’s continued growth. More
May 18, 2015 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau recently received two awards from the American Marketing Association. More
May 18, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to reappoint C.A. “Pete” Shelton as president of the board. More
May 18, 2015 -- San Jacinto College will host the Houston Spanish & Flamenco Festival May 26-30 at the college's Central Campus. More
May 18, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to be aware of various scams aimed at military personnel. More
May 18, 2015 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today announced that Traci Koenig has been selected as the alliance's new marketing and communications manager. More
May 18, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Drawer Boy”, College of the Mainland Community Theatre, and the Houston Grand Opera’s performance of “The Magic Flute” at Miller Outdoor Theatre. More
May 17, 2015 -- The Galveston Seafarers Center’s 8th Annual Gala & Auction on Saturday honored the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
May 16, 2015 -- The Houston Tomorrow Board of Directors has announced that Jay Blazek Crossley is the new executive director, replacing his father David Crossley. More
May 15, 2015 -- Maureen Patton, executive director of The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, shared her memories of B.B. King, who passed away on Thursday, commenting on a recording of the blues singer that she had contributed to the Guidry News Archives. More
May 15, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities including the Galveston Island Beach Review, the Maypole Festival & Picnic in Beaumont, the Annual Halfway To Halloween Party in Houston, AsiaFest in Houston and more. More
May 14, 2015 -- Economic Alliance Houston Port Region recently became the newest member of the Dream It. Do It. network representing Dream It. Do It. Southeast Texas. More
May 14, 2015 -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced that it fined Clean Harbors Deer Park, LLC in La Porte for violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. More
May 14, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host its annual "Shake Your Summer Sillies Out" event on August 21. More
May 14, 2015 -- The Galveston Arts Center will host its newly expanded summer art youth programs from June 12 through August 14. More
May 14, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for AG|CM in Houston. More
May 14, 2015 -- Barrios Technology on Wednesday announced that it has been awarded a contract by The Boeing Company to provide services to support the Crew Space Transportation System and Crew Space Transportation - 100 spacecraft. More
May 14, 2015 -- Humana, Inc. on Wednesday announced that Melanie Toniazzo has been promoted to market vice president for the company's employer group in Houston. More
May 13, 2015 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will host "Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections", beginning June 14. More
May 13, 2015 -- Port Freeport today announced the winners of its 15th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament. More
May 13, 2015 -- Barrios Technology President and CEO Sandy Johnson was recently named recipient of the Robert W. Kneebone Volunteer of the Year Award by the United Way of Greater Houston. More
May 13, 2015 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday entered into an alliance with Houston-area industry and safety organizations to protect workers from exposure to fall hazards in the construction industries. More
May 12, 2015 -- The United States Department of Energy on Tuesday issued authorization for the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the United States. More
May 11, 2015 -- The Katy Area Economic Development Council on Monday announced that Katy is well positioned due to strong economic diversification to thrive as the oil industry continues to contract. More w/ Video
May 11, 2015 -- Bill McCoy, president of the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, has posted comments on the death of Ike Akbari, a respected local businessman. More
May 11, 2015 -- The Offshore Technology Conference on Friday debuted its new event, d5: The Next Big Thing, a discussion of technologies to help "foster new ideas about the next big thing" for the offshore energy industry. More
May 11, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert involving individuals misrepresenting themselves as being affiliated with a church fundraiser through the sale of restaurant gift cards. More
May 11, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a report authored at the university cites problems in annual performance reviews of employees. More
May 11, 2015 -- Moody Gardens will have several endangered species "vanish" from its exhibits on May 15-16 as part of Endangered Species Day. More
May 11, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that United Airlines is breaking ground on the airline's new Terminal C North concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
May 11, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the Houston Ballet’s production of “Giselle” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
May 11, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre has several events lined up for the summer, including the May 29 opening of its production of "Tom Jones", the theatre's youth apprentice program, and open auditions for its upcoming production of "Hamlet". More
May 08, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is providing a $75,000 grant in a partnership with the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation to provide workforce training for Team Fabrictors, Inc. More
May 08, 2015 -- University of Houston today announced that it will lead plans for an Advanced Superconductor Manufacturing Institute, aimed at speeding the full commercialization of high-temperature superconductors. More
May 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding Texas being ranked the best state to do business in by Chief Executive's 2015 Best & Worst States to Do Business survey of CEOs. More w/Video
May 08, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts & Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on options to celebrate the Mother's Day weekend, including a musical featuring hats at Texas Southern University, historic and new home tours in Galveston and Orange, and the Houston Greek Festival. More
May 07, 2015 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston will launch "SPEED" Science in Motion", a new interactive exhibit, on May 23. More
May 07, 2015 -- Spirit Airlines has launched new nonstop flights from George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Latin America. More
May 07, 2015 -- The City of Sugar Land will host a display of several art exhibits in Oyster Creek Park during May as part of the city's "Art in the Park" series. More
May 07, 2015 -- The Fine Arts Academy at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will host summer drama camps beginning June 8. More
May 06, 2015 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will host a celebration of National Public Gardens Day on Friday. More
May 06, 2015 -- NRG Center in Houston will host the Space City Comic Con, featuring actor William Shatner among other celebrity guests, on July 24-26. More
May 06, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Tuesday presented the 2015 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
May 06, 2015 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced that the Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both Texas and federal waters will close on May 15. More
May 06, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues in April totaled $2.3 billion, an increase of 1.1 percent compared to April 2014. More
May 06, 2015 -- The Port of Houston is taking delivery of four Super Post-Panamax Ship-to-Shore wharf cranes, each of which is 289 feet tall, that are arriving on board a transport vessel scheduled to travel up the Houston Ship Channel today. More
May 05, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will co-host the 10th annual State of the Lake Tourism Address on May 14. More
May 05, 2015 -- The Offshore Technology Conference, which is taking place this week in Houston, today announced a partnership with United Against Human Trafficking to increase awareness of human trafficking. More
May 05, 2015 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will host "SOST On the Town", a concert at the Edison Plaza Lobby, on Thursday. More
May 05, 2015 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston will open its "SpongeBob SubPants Adventure", an interactive attraction featuring state-of-the-art technology, on May 23. More
May 05, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a series of art courses for children during the summer. More
May 05, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business today issued a news release in support of House Bill 2440, proposed statewide policies regarding the operation of ridesharing companies, under consideration by the Texas Legislature. More
May 04, 2015 -- The 30th Annual Texas Crab Festival in Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula is next weekend. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas issued a scam alert regarding calls from fake debt collectors harassing families claiming a family member owes payments on a loan. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Galveston Historical Homes Tour kicked off its 41st annual homes tour event during the weekend. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has installed check-in kiosks in the center's emergency department lobby. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released seasonal and long-term reports that forecast sufficient electricity generation capacity to serve the region. More
May 04, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Music Man”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars at the Hobby Center in Houston, and Lily Tomlin at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
May 03, 2015 -- Former United States Ambassador to Qatar Chase Untermeyer, who is writing a series of books based on a daily journal he has kept since he was nine years old, on Friday visited with Jim Guidry about his writing. More
May 02, 2015 -- The annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance is drawing large crowds to Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook. More
May 01, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a magic show on June 12. More
May 01, 2015 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for the ATHENA Women's Leadership Award Luncheon, which will be held on May 8. More
May 01, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas has elected Frank Stevenson of Dallas as the next president-elect of the bar. More
May 01, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend options including Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; an iron exhibit at the Dishman Museum of Art at Lamar University in Beaumont; the Houston Dragon Boat Festival, the 20th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, the 9th Annual Houston Polish Festival; and the 4th Annual Star Wars Art Festival in Houston. More
April 30, 2015 -- The Galveston College Community Chorale will host "America Sings", a spring concert, on May 12 at Moody Methodist Church. More
April 30, 2015 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted a State of the Port Address by Janiece Longoria, chair of the Port of Houston Authority. More
April 30, 2015 -- Frontier Airlines today announced that it is adding a daily non-stop flight between Austin and Las Vegas. More
April 30, 2015 -- College of the Mainland's Mainland Chorale and the Mainland Singers will present their spring concert on May 8 at the Shrine of the True Cross Church in Dickinson. More
April 30, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers today announced that the STURGIS, a barge that housed a nuclear power plant, has arrived at the Port of Galveston for decommissioning. More
April 30, 2015 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation is hosting a series of dining events during the 41st annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. More
April 30, 2015 -- The Galveston College Art Department will launch the 35th Annual Galveston College Student Art Exhibition on May 6 with an opening reception. More
April 29, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce has named Regina Lindsey as its President/Chief Executive Officer. More
April 29, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded an $86,167 contract to Quality First Construction, Inc. for a marine salvage operation in the Houston Ship Channel. More
April 29, 2015 -- The Sabine Pass Port Authority will host a workshop on May 5 to discuss the port authority's master plan. More
April 28, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $236,996 to SOL Engineering Service, LLC for environmental services. More
April 28, 2015 -- Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond today applauded the passage of a tax plan by the Texas House of Representatives. More
April 28, 2015 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to renew a lease agreement with St. Charles Gaming Company, LLC, doing business as Isle of Capri Casino-Hotel Lake Charles for the lease of warehouses from the port. More
April 28, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to adopt a Strategic Plan prepared by LeighFisher, Inc. More
April 28, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is awarding a $517,652 Skills Development Fund grant to Houston Community College to provide job training for Schlumberger. More
April 28, 2015 -- Freeport LNG Expansion, LP today announced that its subsidiary, FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC, has closed on financing for approximately $4.56 billion in capital required for construction of a third train for Freeport LNG's natural gas liquefaction and LNG loading facility. More
April 27, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to award a contract for architectural and engineering services for the Cruise Terminal Number One Walkway Project in an amount not to exceed $90,190 to AECOM. More
April 27, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding callers presenting themselves as with a credit card company's fraud department in order to obtain the security code on a victim's credit card. More
April 27, 2015 -- University of Houston's Moores School of Music is participating in a partnership to transform works of student poets at two Houston area schools into musical compositions. More
April 27, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $124,129 contract to BOMAC Contractors, Inc. for drilling precast concrete piles for the Harbor Island Wharf Extension. More
April 27, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and “Cinco de Mayo at Miller” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
April 27, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti for a performance on May 3. More
April 26, 2015 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement on Friday was presented to Colonel Robert D. Cabana, a former astronaut who now is director of the Kennedy Space Center. More
April 24, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Thursday hosted United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, who formally announced during her visit that the HPA will receive a Diesel Emission Reduction Act grant of nearly $900,000. More
April 24, 2015 -- Music Doing Good in Schools will present "That's Classic!" a performance by students in the Music Doing Good in Schools program, on May 8 at the Hobby Center in Houston. More
April 24, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 13th Annual Job Fair on Monday at San Jacinto College North in Houston. More
April 24, 2015 -- The City of Sugar Land will host its first "Art in the Park" event on May 2. More
April 24, 2015 -- A trade delegation to India by Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Greater Houston Partnership this week concluded with an agreement signed between the GHP and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of India regarding mutual interests between India and Houston. More
April 24, 2015 -- The United States Naval Ship Mendonca, the Navy's largest roll-on/roll-off ship, was unloaded this week at the Port of Beaumont by Beaumont-based Soldiers from the 842nd Transportation Battalion. More
April 24, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on a number of leisure activities including the Texas Crawfish and Music Festival in Old Town Spring, the Peace, Love, and MARTY: A Montrose Art Party, the Jamaica-Galveston (JA-GA) Reggae Festival, the annual Sylvan Beach Festival, a Zone 2 Museum Experience in Houston, and Backstage at Allen's Landing, a walking tour along the bayou. More
April 23, 2015 -- Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen delivered the 2015 State of the City Address this week, highlighting the city's successes and plans for the future. More
April 23, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a motion authorizing President & CEO Tom Lambert to negotiate the sale of the Pinemont Park & Ride to Harris County, subject to legal requirements and approval by the Federal Transit Administration. More
April 23, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is on a trade mission to India this week, met with the United States Ambassador to India and Indian governmental ministers in Delhi. More
April 23, 2015 -- Lamar University's Industrial Carillon, a new-music ensemble, will host a concert on Monday featuring music from Nick Rissman. More
April 23, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host its Prelude Family Concert on May 6. More
April 23, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Fresenius Medical Care Rosenberg Dialysis in Rosenberg. More
April 23, 2015 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, which was developed in a public-private partnership with the city, has been honored as the top full-service Marriott hotel in the state for overall guest satisfaction in 2014. More
April 22, 2015 -- University of Houston dance students will perform "Backstage at Allen's Landing", an interactive event, on Sunday. More
April 22, 2015 -- Luminant Generation Company, LLC today filed comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed regional haze regulations for Texas and Oklahoma. More
April 22, 2015 -- Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz, who is participating in a trade mission to India led by Houston Mayor Annise Parker, is spending the trip working to expand international growth, including taking steps toward eventually securing a direct flight between Houston and Mumbai. More
April 21, 2015 -- The City of Pasadena will host a historical festival called "Stroll Down Memory Lane" on April 25. More
April 21, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $4,219,500 contract to Manson Construction Co. for pipeline dredging of the Sabine Pass Channel Reach of the Sabine-Neches Waterway. More
April 21, 2015 -- The BMW Group today broke ground on a new vehicle distribution center at the Port of Galveston. More
April 21, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host a candidate forum on Wednesday featuring candidates for the City of Rosenberg's mayoral and city council elections. More
April 21, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the United States Department of Energy's release of its first Quadrennial Energy Review, a report examining vulnerabilities in the country's energy infrastructure. More
April 21, 2015 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that Reginald D. Randolph has been promoted to director of parking. More
April 21, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5. More
April 21, 2015 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is holding registration for the museum's Summer "ArtVentures" Camp for Creative Kids. More
April 21, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that Kelly Ochoa has been promoted to vice president of operations and chief nursing officer. More
April 21, 2015 -- The City of Houston will host its third annual "Hackathon" event on May 16-17 at the Houston Technology Center. More
April 21, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is participating in a trade mission to India, is making a presentation on the city's green initiatives today in Mumbai. More
April 21, 2015 -- The Galveston Island Humane Society will host its fifth annual "A Bark in the Park" dog show on Saturday at Kempner Park. More
April 21, 2015 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee will host a Legislative Coffee event regarding storm surge protection on Wednesday. More
April 20, 2015 -- The East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will present I Ought to Be In Pictures, written by Neil Simon, as their twelfth season finale. More
April 20, 2015 -- The Kinder Institute at Rice University last week hosted a forum of current or former mayors of three different cities, who shared stories about their administrations. More
April 20, 2015 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is currently seeking public comment on proposed changes in commercial shrimp and oyster regulations. More
April 20, 2015 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host the "Roads to the West" Family Arts Day on May 9. More
April 20, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Boeing Boeing” at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay and “I Ought to be in Pictures” at Island ETC, East-End Theatre Company in Galveston. More
April 20, 2015 -- TOTE, Inc. on Saturday held a christening and launch ceremony for the "Isla Bella", the world's first liquefied natural gas powered container ship. More
April 20, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the finalists for the 2015 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
April 20, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is on a trade mission to India, is speaking at the World Trade Center Mumbia today. More
April 20, 2015 -- Rice University on Saturday announced that KiLife Tech, a team from Brigham Young University, was named winner of the Rice Business Plan Competition. More
April 18, 2015 -- The Port Neches Riverfest! will be held Wednesday, April 29 to Sunday, May 3. More
April 17, 2015 -- Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems and the German Aerospace Center announce the signing of a new Dream Chaser® program cooperation during the United States German Aerospace Roundtable at the 31st annual Space Symposium hosted by the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. More
April 17, 2015 -- BP today announced that it will serve as title sponsor of the BP MS 150 bicycle ride through 2018. More
April 17, 2015 -- College of the Mainland will host a free performance by the COM Concert Band on Monday. More
April 17, 2015 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today appealed a court ruling in a case involving charges against a paper company regarding contamination of the San Jacinto River. More
April 17, 2015 -- Lamar University will host a concert featuring the university's brass ensembles on April 21 in the Rothwell Recital Hall. More
April 17, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced the opening of Memorial Hermann Wound Care, an outpatient center offering state-of-the-art wound care treatment options. More
April 17, 2015 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host an industry lecture on April 28 on the removal of the wreckage of the Costa Concordia. More
April 17, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in March. More
April 17, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities including a one-night only ballet and orchestra performance, Galveston's ArtWalk and the opening of an installation art piece at the Galveston Arts Center, the Japan Festival at Hermann Park and a battle reenactment on the grounds of the San Jacinto Monument. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its annual State of the City Address by Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Thursday. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Red Cat Jazz Festival will be held at Moody Gardens in Galveston from May 7 to 10. More
April 16, 2015 -- Moody Mansion in Galveston will host a concert by the Galveston College Community Chorale and The Mainland Singers tonight. More
April 16, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that research materials for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station was launched on a re-supply flight utilizing SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today reported that it has issued a citation and proposed $55,000 in fines for M&M Manufacturing Co., LLC in Houston for exposing workers to amputation hazards. More
April 16, 2015 -- Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond today issued a statement applauding the passage of legislation by the Texas Senate that he said would "decriminalize" truancy. More
April 16, 2015 -- The City of League City today issued a news release regarding an agreement with INEOS to keep the company's headquarters located in League City for the next 10 years. More
April 16, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to a report by the United States Energy Information Administration that predicts the country will be a net exporter of natural gas by 2017. More
April 15, 2015 -- The United States Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Organization Management today announced that it has awarded Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce Director of Special Events Elizabeth Rogers Alvarado with a National Institute Scholarship. More
April 15, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will present two plays in May, "Boeing Boeing" and "Tom Jones". More
April 15, 2015 -- The 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Patriots" 10th Mountain Division's 710th Brigade Support Battalion today moved equipment at the Port of Beaumont as part of its Sealift Emergency Deployment Response Exercise. More
April 15, 2015 -- The Clifton Steamboat Museum in Beaumont will host its inaugural Boy Scout Day on April 25, and a lecture on the Battle of Sabine Pass on May 9. More
April 15, 2015 -- The Texas Medical Board on Tuesday announced that it has adopted rules to expand opportunities for telemedicine. More
April 14, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday held a spirited discussion of the Fort Bend Bypass Phase II project, a plan to facilitate commuter rail between Rosenberg and Houston. More
April 14, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority announced that it will receive almost $900,000 as part of an award of more than $2.1 million by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for three clean diesel projects. More
April 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will host a news conference on Wednesday, which is the deadline to file taxes for 2015, to discuss his plan to reduce the business franchise tax. More
April 14, 2015 -- The Orange County Navigation and Port District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve the Port District property tax exemptions for the 2015 Tax Year. More
April 14, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 13th Annual Job Fair on April 27 at San Jacinto College North. More
April 14, 2015 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize an economic development agreement with Costco Wholesale Corporation and a performance agreement between the Pearland Economic Development Corporation and Costco in connection with the possible development of a Costco store at the northwest corner of State Highway 288 and County Road 59. More
April 13, 2015 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will host "SOST on the Town", a concert on May 7 in the Edison Plaza Lobby. More
April 13, 2015 -- The Texas Veterans Commission will host a hiring event for Veterans on April 23 in Austin. More
April 13, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Bella Gaia: A Poetic Vision of Earth from Space” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, and Playhouse 1960’s production, “Crimes of the Heart”. More
April 13, 2015 -- Island ETC East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will open its production of "I Ought to be in Pictures" on April 24. More
April 13, 2015 -- Stonehenge Real Estate Investment Co. will host a groundbreaking ceremony on April 22 for the Bayside at Waterman's waterfront development in Galveston. More
April 10, 2015 -- Lamar Institute of Technology today announced that it has partnered with the Texas Workforce Commission to offer the Skills for Small Business program, which provides free or reduced cost employee training for small businesses. More
April 10, 2015 -- College of the Mainland will host an adjunct faculty job fair on April 18 at the COM Learning Center-North County in League City. More
April 10, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston has announced that plans remain in place to hold The Grand Kids Festival on Saturday, with a contingency in the event of severe weather. More
April 10, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activites including the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, the Houston Art Car Parade, The Grand Kids Festival in Galveston, the Pearland Crawfish Festival and Carnival des Cajuns in Port Arthur. More
April 09, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council invites area residents, business owners, community stakeholders and local officials to attend a public meeting to receive comment on recommended improvements to SH 249 between I-45 and Beltway 8, and connecting streets, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, and transit systems. More
April 09, 2015 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that it's Houston District Office returned more than $1.3 million in back wages and damages to 1,253 workers at Houston specialty grocery stores following a multi-year enforcement initiative. More
April 09, 2015 -- Texas Central Partners will host an open house meeting tonight in Lancaster regarding the proposed high-speed rail service between Dallas and Houston. More
April 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. More
April 09, 2015 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its biannual "gARTage" sale and pre-sale dinner on May 15. More
April 09, 2015 -- Texas Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax on Wednesday announced the appointment of three members to the Surplus Lines Stamping Office Board of Directors. More
April 08, 2015 -- Lamar University's Cardinal Jazz Orchestra will open for the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra in a concert on April 15 at the Jefferson Theater. More
April 08, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues totaled $2.12 billion in March, an increase of 1.5 percent compared to March 2014. More
April 08, 2015 -- College of the Mainland Community Theatre will present "The Last Night of Ballyhoo", with performances beginning on Thursday and continuing through April 26. More
April 08, 2015 -- Company OnStage in Houston will premiere its "Theater for Children" production of "Alice in Wonderland" on Saturday. More
April 08, 2015 -- Company OnStage in Houston will open its production of "Things My Mother Taught Me" on Friday. More
April 08, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host candidate forums this month to provide the public an opportunity to hear from candidates in the May 9 General Election. More
April 08, 2015 -- The Port Neches RiverFest will host its annual RiverFest event April 29 through May 3 at Port Neches River Front Park. More
April 08, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Tuesday held its Fourth Annual Laws of Life Essay Program Banquet. More
April 07, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the 2015 State of the Schools Luncheon on Friday at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond. More
April 07, 2015 -- The Association of Zoos & Aquariums today announced that the association's independent accreditation commission has granted the Downtown Aquarium Houston accreditation. More
April 07, 2015 -- University of Houston's Dance Theatre will present "UH Goes to the Barn", featuring works from student choreographers, on April 22. More
April 06, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Lily Tomlin on May 9. More
April 06, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with City of Galveston Director of Aviation Hud Hopkins, who is retiring after 20 years with the city. More
April 06, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers regarding a scam involving offers of "free grants" through the government as a means to obtain bank account information. More
April 06, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a "Sensory Friendly Day", an event exclusively for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and sensory processing differences, on April 20. More
April 06, 2015 -- Lamar University's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Dance Unleashed", the department's spring concert, on April 10-11. More
April 06, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “LMNOP”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and “The Last Night of Ballyhoo”, opening at College of the Mainland Community Theatre in Texas City. More
April 03, 2015 -- Jerry Ross has been announced as the Lunar Rendezvous Festival Golden Jubilee King. More
April 03, 2015 -- Seafood Harvesters of America President Chris Brown issued a statement regarding an outline put forward by the fish and wildlife managers from five states he says would allow for a state takeover of federal waters. More
April 03, 2015 -- The Galveston Island Humane Society will host its Fifth Annual Galveston Island Dog Show, "A Bark in the Park", on April 25 and has announced that new categories will be in store for this year's event. More
April 03, 2015 -- BikeHouston has announced that Houston Mayor Annise Parker will lead the Kidical Mass bike ride During Houston's Bayou Greenway Day on Saturday. More
April 03, 2015 -- Texas Central Partners, the company that plans to build and operate the high-speed rail service between Dallas and Houston, has scheduled open house meetings at locations along the Dallas-to-Houston corridor during the month. More
April 03, 2015 -- DSW Homes has provided a video report on the ribbon cutting ceremony for the renovated Masonic Lodge 1324 at 4301 Missouri Avenue in Dickinson. More
April 03, 2015 -- Lone Star College will host a Technical Careers and Skilled Trades Career Fair on April 16 at the LSC-North Harris campus. More
April 03, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will honor Sharon Gillins as the Woman of the Year - Representing "Spirit" at the 8th Annual Women's Conference - "Texas Style!" More
April 03, 2015 -- Opera in the Heights today announced its 2015-2016 20th anniversary concert season. More
April 03, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on a variety of activities found around the Gulf Coast region this next week including free musical theater in Houston, a free movie musical in Galveston. Bayou Greenway Day on Brays Bayou in Houston, and the Houston Art Car Parade. More
April 02, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced that Kyle Price has been named CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. More
April 01, 2015 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will display a collection of items related to Galveston's historic Texas Heroes Monument as the library's Treasure of the Month. More
April 01, 2015 -- Alvin Community College will host the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium Jazz Festival on April 11. More
April 01, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business today issued a news release in support of legislation being considered by the Texas House Committee on Investments and Financial Services that would create local stock exchanges in Texas. More
April 01, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host "Go Green Week!", a series of activities in support of Earth Day, on April 21-25. More
April 01, 2015 -- Houston Public Library will host an opening reception on April 8 for the Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons exhibit at the library's Julia Ideson Building. More
April 01, 2015 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update for the month of March reports that Cyberonics, a medical device company headquartered in Bay Area Houston, plans to merge into a new $2.7 billion company with Sorin SpA, an Italian-based global medical device firm. More
April 01, 2015 -- The Texas Crab Festival will host the 30th Annual Crab Fest May 8-10 in Crystal Beach, Texas. More
March 31, 2015 -- The Texas House of Representatives Land and Resource Management Committee, chaired by Representative Joe Deshotel, on Monday voted unanimously to move legislation continuing the Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems to the full House. More
March 31, 2015 -- The Center for Houston's Future recently honored former First Lady Barbara Bush and Reverend William A. Lawson during the center's Future of Leadership Luncheon. More
March 31, 2015 -- Bank On Houston recently launched a new online application to help Houstonians without a bank get an account. More
March 31, 2015 -- San Jacinto College today announced its line-up of upcoming free concerts in April. More
March 31, 2015 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will host auditions on April 13-14 for its upcoming production of Neil Simon's "Star-Spangled Girl". More
March 31, 2015 -- Texas Southern University will present a production of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" April 16-19 at the Ollington Smith Playhouse. More
March 31, 2015 -- Channel Terminals, LLC in Houston today announced that it has opened a distillation and bulk liquid storage facility on Green's Bayou. More
March 31, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the commission assisted Texas workers in collecting more than $5 million in unpaid wages in 2014. More
March 30, 2015 -- Employees at AMOCO Federal Credit Union showed their support for the cancer-stricken son of one of their colleagues by baring their heads. More
March 30, 2015 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Economic Freedom on Monday released a paper by Vice President of Research and Center for Economic Freedom Director Bill Peacock on reforming Texas’ state-run windstorm insurance program. More
March 30, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to accept the Galveston Wharves Pension Plan Annual Financial Report for 2014 as submitted by the accounting firm of Whitley-Penn, P.C. More
March 30, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers regarding a scam involving an email claiming to be from the "Bureau of Defaulters", a fictional government agency, in an attempt to infect computers with malware. More
March 30, 2015 -- University of Houston will present "Unfold: Houston Revealed", a display of maps created by students in the Graphic Design and Creative writing programs detailing different aspects of the city, on April 13 at Brazos Books. More
March 30, 2015 -- Sea Star Line, LLC today announced that it has entered into an agreement for an additional barge to its current service package for shipments from Jacksonville to Puerto Rico. More
March 30, 2015 -- The Lamar Civic Orchestra will host its annual spring concert on Tuesday at Lamar State College Port Arthur's Performing Arts Center. More
March 30, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region includes “Legally Blonde: The Musical” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
March 30, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, Old Central Cultural Center and former Texas State Representative Al Edwards recently participated in the production of a documentary of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth in Galveston. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Kitchen Chick will host the third annual Galveston Island Chicken Shack Strut on April 4. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership Monthly Luncheon on Thursday featured Roger Guenther, Executive Director of the Port of Houston Authority. More
March 27, 2015 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on a variety of weekend activities, including fairs and festivals around the Gulf Coast region offering arts, wine and even kites. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in February, according to the latest employment numbers. More
March 27, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it is one of the first hospitals to offer a new procedure to treat peripheral artery disease. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System on Thursday announced that Volaris has added its first non-stop flight between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Guadalajara International Airport in Mexico. More
March 27, 2015 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has published a paper regarding Saudia Arabia's changing role in the energy market. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will honor B.J. Herz as Woman of the Year - Representing "Spirit" at the 8th Annual Women's Conference - "Texas Style!" More
March 26, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently led Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos and members of his staff on a tour of the Bayport Container Terminal, which kicked off Cascos's statewide "Down to Business" Tour. More
March 26, 2015 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation will recognize people in the space industry at their annual space awards gala on April 24 at the Houston Hyatt Regency. More
March 26, 2015 -- Discovery Green in Houston will host a series of concerts for Jazz Appreciation Month in April. More
March 26, 2015 -- The Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance today announced that the East Harris County Manufacturers Association has issued a resolution in support of a coastal barrier system to protect the Houston/Galveston region from hurricane storm surge. More
March 26, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum has named Celdie Sanabria as operations manager of the museum. More
March 26, 2015 -- San Jacinto College's Central Campus will host the Brass Symposium on April 10-11. More
March 25, 2015 -- Henry Freudenburg CLU, president of Henry Freudenburg Insurance Agency Inc. located in Galveston, announced today the ability to offer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Health Insurance through its partnership with George W. Evans and Associates in Houston. More
March 25, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a study conducted by the university's Baker Institute for Public Policy supports lifting the United States' export ban on crude oil. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Tuesday sent a letter to organizations opposed to the proposed Small Business Tax Relief Act asking they re-evaluate their position on the bill. More
March 25, 2015 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve a cooperative endeavor agreement with Port Rail, Inc. for an initial investment of $1 million by the district for Port Rail. More
March 24, 2015 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther reported to the port commission this morning that the month of February continued a strong beginning to 2015. More
March 24, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority has posted a news release about Tuesday's meeting of the PHA Commission. More
March 24, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Small Business Committee on Tuesday hosted its Annual State of the Economy Address featuring Dr. Robert W. Gilmer, director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. More
March 24, 2015 -- The Houston Beer Festival will host its fifth annual celebration on June 13-14 in Hermann Square. More
March 24, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced that several Texas trade associations, chambers of commerce, local governments and business leaders have voiced their support of legislation to dedicate revenue to fund Texas highways and bridges. More
March 24, 2015 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association today announced the launch of its redesigned website. More
March 24, 2015 -- Sustainable Texas Oyster Resource Management, LLC today announced that the Chambers County Attorney's Office has declined to file charges related to a complaint against the Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District concerning the district's lease of 23,000 acres of submerged land to the organization. More
March 24, 2015 -- Sierra Nevada Corporation on Monday announced that it has amended its Space Act Agreement with NASA to extend the period of performance for the development of Commercial Crew Integrated Capability of the Dream Chaser Space System. More
March 24, 2015 -- Sierra Nevada Corporation today announced that it has formed an agreement with the Houston Airport System to utilize Ellington Airport's Spaceport as a future landing site for the company's uncrewed "Dream Chaser" spacecraft. More
March 23, 2015 -- Union Pacific Railroad released a schedule of a series of temporary railroad crossing closures associated with its work along Highway 90A in Sugar Land. More
March 23, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to certify unopposed candidates for two commissioners seats in the May 9 General Election. More
March 23, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided advice on hiring contractors for home improvements and remodeling. More
March 23, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “All My Sons” at the Alley Theatre in Houston, and Mary Chapin Carpenter in concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
March 23, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Mary Chapin Carpenter in concert on Friday. More
March 23, 2015 -- Island Etc East-End Theatre Company will host open auditions on April 12-13 for it's upcoming production of "Urinetown: The Musical". More
March 23, 2015 -- Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos will launch his statewide introductory tour at the Port of Houston on Tuesday, followed by a trip to Pearland on Wednesday. More
March 23, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced that it recovered more than $10.5 million in fraudulent Unemployment Insurance benefit claims during 2014. More
March 20, 2015 -- University of Houston's Moores Concert Chorale will perform free concerts on March 26 and April 2. More
March 20, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced it will serve as a sponsor of the 2015 Texas Science and Engineering Fair. More
March 20, 2015 -- AT&T today issued tips for consumers to be able to be prepared and be able to communicate following a storm event. More
March 20, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on food and fun found around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including crawfish and food truck festivals, music out of doors and free yoga classes. More
March 20, 2015 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center recently presented a donation to Communities in Schools-Bay Area. More
March 20, 2015 -- Lamar University will host Mauricio Oliveros, violinist and associate concertmaster for the Symphony of Southeast Texas, for a recital on Tuesday. More
March 20, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Insurance today urged customers to prepare for severe spring weather. More
March 20, 2015 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold an economic development luncheon on March 25 at the Johnny Arolfo Civic Center. More
March 19, 2015 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will host "American Modern" works from the collection of Alice C. Simkins, April 16 through July 19. More
March 19, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House will present Victor and Janice Pierson with the Leonora (Nonie) Kempner Thompson Community Enrichment Award on Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House. More
March 18, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host the 20th anniversary of The Grand Kids Fest on April 11. More
March 18, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will open its production of "Boeing, Boeing" on April 24. More
March 18, 2015 -- Colliers International will host the "2015 Impact of Changing Energy Prices on the Global Supply Chain Conference" in Houston May 13-15. More
March 18, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for M&M's Southern Creole Kitchen in Richmond. More
March 17, 2015 -- University of Houston will host a symposium entitled "Energy Workforce: How Do We Prepare for the Future?" on March 31. More
March 17, 2015 -- Rice University today announced the Seed Accelerator Rankings at South by Southwest, with the rankings of the start-up business accelerator programs determined by experts from Rice, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Richmond. More
March 16, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and “Not Now Darling” at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson. More
March 16, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host The Rob Landes Trio for "Beatles, Bacharach and Beyond" on Sunday at 4 p.m. More
March 16, 2015 -- The Texas Retailers Association today called on the Texas Legislature to include inventory tax relief as part of tax relief efforts. More
March 16, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will hold its Fourth Annual "Laws of Life" Awards Banquet on April 7. More
March 16, 2015 -- The BP Press Office today released the Gulf of Mexico Environmental Recovery and Restoration Report, which shows that the Gulf environment is returning to baseline conditions following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
March 16, 2015 -- Communities In Schools-Bay Area on Sunday announced that Barrios Technology will sponsor the Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament, which takes place on April 13 at Bay Oaks Country Club. More
March 16, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today announced that an economist at the university's Real Estate Center states that Texas' housing market is less dependent on oil prices than in the past. More
March 16, 2015 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will open its production of the comedy "Not Now Darling" on Friday. More
March 16, 2015 -- Port of Houston Authority Deputy Executive Director of Corporate Affairs Phyllis Saathoff last week was the featured speaker at the University of Houston-Victoria's School of Business Administration Distinguished Speaker Series. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will close its 2014-2015 season with the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, April 24th - 26th at the University of Houston, Clear Lake’s Bayou Theatre. More
March 13, 2015 -- Alvin Community College's Wind Ensemble and Community Band will present its Spring Concert on March 29. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Serene Dental. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Houston Public Library will host "Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons", an exhibit featuring works by the author of "Where the Wild Things Are", March 21 through May 2 at the Julia Ideson Building. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Houston Arts Alliance today announced that it has awarded Houston artist Ed Wilson a commission to create an interior artwork for the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
March 13, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on indoor and outdoor options for entertainment this next week, from classic movies and film festivals to flowers and French. More
March 12, 2015 -- Galveston City Council today voted unanimously to approve appointments to the Charter Review Committee, the Intermodal Transportation Committee, the Landmark Commission and the Trolley Ad Hoc Committee. More
March 12, 2015 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce announced that it has approved resolutions in support of Senate Bill 513 and Senate Bill 900, both filed by Texas State Senator Larry Taylor. More
March 12, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will open its production of "Boeing-Boeing" April 24. More
March 12, 2015 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present the finale of its Classics Series on April 11 with "Rach' On", a performance of both Beethoven's "Choral Fantasy" and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3. More
March 11, 2015 -- Galveston College Theatre will present "Dearly Departed" April 17-18. More
March 11, 2015 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to renew the port’s property, liability and auto insurance coverage through the Texas Municipal League. More
March 11, 2015 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for All American Outdoor Lighting and Mosquito Control. More
March 10, 2015 -- Winnie Community Hospital is opening a health care clinic to serve the Bolivar Peninsula for the first time since Hurricane Ike. More
March 10, 2015 -- The United States House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a Transportation Roundtable meeting in Houston this morning at Rice University. More
March 10, 2015 -- San Jacinto College today announced that Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer has been named to the Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors. More
March 09, 2015 -- The Greenspoint District Board of Directors today announced that Board President Jerry Lowry has retired. More
March 09, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include "The Dixie Swim Club" at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay and Neil Berg's "102 Years of Broadway" at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
March 09, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present Neil Berg's "102 Years of Broadway" on Saturday at 8 p.m. More
March 09, 2015 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Friday raised almost $500,000 at its annual Ranching & Wildlife Auction. More
March 09, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding malware being used to freeze up cell phones until the victim pays to unlock it. More
March 06, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Friday announced the EnergizeHouston program will join UpSkill Houston, a major step toward addressing the region’s workforce challenges. More
March 06, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host the 20th anniversary of The Grand Kids Festival on April 11. More
March 06, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that exhibits are opening at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston as well as a host of smaller venues this weekend. More
March 06, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host Michael Moomaw, Smarter Cities Architect at IBM, on March 11 to speak on "Building Smarter Cities with Analytics and Open Data" at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
March 06, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 20,100 jobs in January, resulting in the states unemployment rate falling to 4.4 percent. More
March 06, 2015 -- NextDecade, LLC on Thursday announced that it has signed an option-to-lease agreement with the Port of Brownsville to expand the company's site for its proposed Rio Grande Liquefied Natural Gas export terminal. More
March 06, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and AARP representatives on Tuesday officially announced that Houston is being recognized as an “Age-Friendly Communities” More
March 05, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "An Evening with Garrison Keillor" on April 12. More
March 05, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that it is joining with area businesses and law enforcement to educate area residents about scams taking place across the country and in Southeast Texas. More w/Video
March 05, 2015 -- Galveston College's Theatre Department will present "Dearly Departed" April 17-18. More
March 05, 2015 -- Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Shelley Johnson was recently selected to serve on the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association Board of Directors. More
March 05, 2015 -- Opera in the Heights in Houston will present "La Tragedie de Carmen" March 20-28 at Lambert Hall. More
March 04, 2015 -- Emancipet, a non-profit organization that provides low cost spay and neuter and preventive veterinary services, today announced its expansion into Houston as part of a partnership approved by the Houston City Council. More
March 04, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced the launch of a project to promote Low Impact Development practices, and has established a new web page featuring information about Low Impact Development and its benefits. More
March 04, 2015 -- A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua. More
March 03, 2015 -- Barrios Technology announced that it donated $96,058.65 to the United Way. More
March 03, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will present its production of "The Dixie Swim Club" March 13-29. More
March 03, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced a new “Dream Team”. More
March 03, 2015 -- Barrios Technology recently presented a donation of funds raised by the company's employees to the United Way of Houston. More
March 03, 2015 -- Bay Area Regional Medical Center recently named Tim Schmidt as CEO and Dr. Michael Lyons as Chief Medical Officer. More
March 02, 2015 -- The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized the Port of Houston Partners in Maritime Education as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program. More
March 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today accepted the 2014 Governor's Cup from Site Selection Magazine. More
March 02, 2015 -- Site Selection magazine has recognized the Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area as one of the top metros in the nation for corporate relocations and expansions. More
March 02, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau today announced that it has formed a partnership with Porch.com to provide BBB ratings and accreditation status for home improvement and maintenance professionals listed in Porch search results. More
March 02, 2015 -- Island ETC East-End Theatre Company will host open auditions tonight for its upcoming production of "I Ought to be in Pictures". More
March 02, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Rumors” at Playhouse 1960 in Houston and “The Great Gatsby” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
March 02, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that seasonal forecasts indicate that the region will have sufficient generation capacity available for the spring and summer. More
February 27, 2015 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston will launch its "SpongeBob Subpants Adventure" attraction May 23-25. More
February 27, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District on Wednesday hosted a stakeholder partnering forum in Galveston to discuss best practices for various programs. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a "Go Texan" day on March 3, in celebration of Texas Independence Day. More
February 27, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on upcoming events including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Winter Book Sale at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church in Houston and a performance by the National Danish Performance Team at Discovery Green in Houston. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host the "Go for the Gold" annual prize drawing event on March 5. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Thursday hosted a State of the State Address by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. More
February 26, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority has posted a news release about the recertification of its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Environmental Management System. More
February 26, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch on Wednesday hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new UTMB Galveston Pediatric Primary Care Clinic and Pediatric Urgent Car Clinic at 6416 Broadway. More
February 24, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission voted 6-1, with Theldon Branch opposed, to approve staff’s ranking of vendors and to award a contract for an amount not to exceed $780,000 to BIO Landscape & Maintenance, Inc. for maintenance of dredge material placement areas on port property. More
February 24, 2015 -- Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond today issued a statement in response to a tax cutting plan by the Texas State Senate. More
February 24, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today filed the Small Business Tax Relief Act, legislation to establish a $4 million permanent exemption from the state's business franchise tax. More
February 24, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city's sales tax revenues for February total $351,466. More
February 24, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority has posted a news release about Monday's meeting of the port commission. More
February 24, 2015 -- The Texas City-La Marque Community Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, March 19 at the Nessler Center in Texas City. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted to approve a revised lease agreement with Archer-Daniels-Midland Company to resolve issues related to a reduction in revenue during the recent extended drought. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted 5-0-1, with Bill Darling abstaining, to extend a bank depository services agreement with Capital One Bank for an additional two-year period. More
February 23, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Lone Star” and “Laundry and Bourbon” at Company OnStage in Houston and Arlo Guthrie at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
February 23, 2015 -- Jim Guidry has published a review of “Surrounded by Death and Destruction – The 1900 Galveston Hurricane Diary of Emelise Carson”, a self-published novel by Olivia Orbringer, a high school student in Indiana. More
February 23, 2015 -- Alvin Community College's Drama Department will open its production of "The Fantasticks" on March 7. More
February 23, 2015 -- Nassau Bay City Council Member David Braun, who also was the aerospace marketing manager for the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, died on Saturday at the age of 59 after a long battle with liver cancer. More
February 22, 2015 -- Buster’s Old Time Photos in Galveston earned twenty-one ribbons at the 2015 Antique and Amusement Photographers International Photo Contest held January 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More
February 20, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum has named Rhonda Sheldon as the museum's new art coordinator. More
February 20, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host performances of the Broadway musical "Jekyll & Hyde" on February 20-21. More
February 20, 2015 -- Dr. Sam Brody of Texas A&M University at Galveston, holder of the George P. Mitchell Chair in Sustainable Coasts, was the featured speaker at this week’s meeting of the Seabrook Rotary Club. More
February 19, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity options for the weekend including performance art at Houston’s El Dorado Ballroom, Galveston Sea Turtle Saturday at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Ballroom, and the Empty Bowl Project event at the Dishman Art Museum. More
February 19, 2015 -- District 36 Congressman Dr. Brian Babin on Wednesday was an honored guest at the first 2015 Board and Membership Meeting of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, which also was the occasion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Alliance. More
February 18, 2015 -- Company OnStage will present its Theater for Children production of "The Wizard of Oz" February 28 through March 21. More
February 18, 2015 -- Company OnStage will present "Lone Star" and "Laundry and Bourbon", two one-act comedies, February 27 through March 22. More
February 18, 2015 -- Texas Southern University will present a production of "Topdog/Underdog" Thursday through Saturday. More
February 18, 2015 -- Frontier Airlines on Tuesday announced that it is adding more low-fare flights from Austin, including non-stop service to Chicago and Las Vegas. More
February 18, 2015 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy on Tuesday announced that a new study shows the "depth and efficiency" of the United States natural gas market would buffer it against potential local policy interventions aimed at limiting access to shale gas resources. More
February 17, 2015 -- Stripes Convenience Stores have announced the grand opening of its first Stripes Convenience Store in Freeport. More
February 17, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for the hospital's knee and hip replacement surgeries. More
February 16, 2015 -- The 20th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance today announced that Dennis Gage will serve as the 2015 Grand Marshal of the event. More
February 16, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for selecting a tax preparer. More
February 16, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Much Ado About Nothing”, at Stage Door Inc. in Pasadena, and “Jekyll and Hyde” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
February 15, 2015 -- Carnival Cruise Line’ Freedom cruise ship, which began year-round sailings from Galveston today, hosted a celebration aboard Freedom to honor U.S. military families. More
February 14, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Friday hosted its annual State of the County Address by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. More_w/photos and audio
February 13, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union's volunteer board of directors authorized a $2.35 Million loyalty bonus to be paid to members. More
February 13, 2015 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including a workshop at the Museum of Printing History in Houston, an exhibit at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur and Mardi Gras activities in the region. More
February 12, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum recently welcomed Gabrielle Katz as the museum's exhibits coordinator. More
February 12, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host the Eighth Annual Chamber Mardi Gras Party on February 17. More
February 12, 2015 -- The City of Galveston and Congressman Randy Weber will present the 10th Annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair on March 10. More
February 12, 2015 -- Carnival cruise line today announced that the Carnival Breeze and the Carnival Liberty will be repositioned to Galveston in 2016. More
February 11, 2015 -- University of Houston on Tuesday announced the line-up of plays and directors for 41st anniversary Houston Shakespeare Festival, which takes place July 31 through August 9. More
February 11, 2015 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted an "Evening of Big Band Music", benefiting the college's music students. More
February 11, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Montana Repertory Theatre for its production of "The Great Gatsby" on March 7. More
February 11, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host a performance by Arlo Guthrie on March 1. More
February 11, 2015 -- Galveston College and the Rotary Club of Galveston will host a Career Fair and Transfer Day on March 25. More
February 10, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host a job fair on February 21 at the University of Houston Sugar Land campus. More
February 10, 2015 -- Air Liquide today announced that it has been selected by Yuhuang Chemical, Inc. to supply oxygen for a new methanol manufacturing complex to be built in Louisiana. More
February 10, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the City of Rosenberg address on Thursday. More
February 10, 2015 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to authorize Port Director and CEO Gene Bouillion to award a $760,615 contract to Trans-Global Solutions for the third phase of a rail renovation project, contingent upon review and approval by the Texas Department of Transportation. More
February 10, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has posted a news release to introduce its newest staff members, Elizabeth Rogers Alvarado, Jaree Hefner, and Ally Woolsey. More
February 10, 2015 -- Moody National Bank, a Galveston-based community bank, on Monday announced its newest branch in downtown Austin. More
February 09, 2015 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy will host the 2015 State of Manufacturing address on February 18. More
February 09, 2015 -- Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson on Sunday announced that their production of "Over the River and Through the Woods" has advanced to the state finals in the Texas Non-Profit Theatres American Association of Community Theater Festival. More
February 09, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include "Kinky Boots", presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and "Love Letters", a special Valentine's Day weekend production at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay. More
February 09, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting nominations for its 18th Annual Torch Award for Marketplace Trust. More
February 06, 2015 -- Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Gina M. Spagnola will travel to the East Coast next week as a national expert on disaster and economic preparedness, speaking to business owners about business continuity in the face of hurricanes and other natural disasters. More
February 06, 2015 -- FrenetiCore Dance in Houston will present its 2015 spring show, "Dancing with the Machine", March 27 - April 4. More
February 06, 2015 -- The Houston Arts Alliance's Arts & Business Council of Greater Houston will host a series of financial literacy training workshops in the spring. More
February 06, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities in the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including Mardi Gras events and film festivals featuring Africa, Iran and Spain. More
February 05, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond. More
February 05, 2015 -- The Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation on Wednesday announced that Iain Vasey has been named the corporation's new President and CEO. More
February 04, 2015 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce has posted a news release about its new name. More
February 04, 2015 -- Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond today issued a statement in support of the Texas Senate's transportation funding plan. More
February 04, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Epic Family Care, PLLC in Richmond. More
February 03, 2015 -- The City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity and the Small Business Legal Academy are launching the Kauffman FastTrac Program innovative programs to support small business. More
February 03, 2015 -- San Jacinto College has announced a series of upcoming concerts at the college's Central and North campuses. More
February 03, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House is accepting video auditions for contestants to perform in the upcoming presentation of Neil Berg's "102 Years of Broadway". More
February 03, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce is seeking candidates for the chamber's next President/CEO. More
February 03, 2015 -- The American Subcontractors Association-Houston Chapter and the Texas Construction Association recently hosted "A Walk on the Capitol" in Austin. More
February 03, 2015 -- The National Federation of Independent Business/Texas is participating in the sixth annual Texas Small Business Day at the Capitol event today in Austin. More
February 02, 2015 -- The Offshore Technology Conference today named the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients, who will be recognized during the 2015 conference in May. More
February 02, 2015 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "SOST Goes to the Movies", a pops concert on February 21 featuring music from award-winning movies. More
February 02, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the official opening of “As You Like It” at the Alley Theatre at University of Houston, and the continuation of other performances at various venues. More
February 02, 2015 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that it has filed safety violations carrying total penalties of $1,766,000 against Ashley Furniture due to work-related injuries. More
February 02, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding a "work-from-home" scheme targeting college students. More
January 31, 2015 -- The New Shanghai Circus will be presented by the Boerne Performing Arts on February 26. More
January 31, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce reports that the United Steelworkers Union has issued a strike notice at the ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery. More
January 30, 2015 -- The Beaumont Civic Center today announced that Jefferson Theatre will host the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular on February 26. More
January 30, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued an alert to businesses in the area regarding bogus emails sent by scammers posing as being from the bureau. More
January 30, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to create a disadvantaged business assistance program to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. More
January 30, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host several activities next month as part of "Fit February". More
January 30, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business on Thursday issued a recommendation that the state appropriate $20 million to fund the education of additional Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. More
January 30, 2015 -- Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union on Thursday announced that it has expanded to serve eight counties. More
January 29, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekending activities in the Gulf Coast region, including a photography class at Galveston Island State Park, The Museum Experience in and around the grounds of The Menil Collection in Houston, and an award winning foreign feature film as part of the Iranian Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. More
January 29, 2015 -- Six students from the Stephen F. Austin School for Maritime Studies spent Tuesday morning interacting with G & H Towing Company’s crew aboard one of the newest and most technologically advanced harbor tugs on the Houston Ship Channel. More
January 29, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre will offer a special Valentine's production of "Love Letters" on February 13-14. More
January 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced a proposal to eliminate the Emerging Technology Fund and use the fund's unexpended balance to establish the Governor's University Research Initiative. More
January 29, 2015 -- Lamar University's Wind Ensemble will perform a concert on February 5 featuring Scott Gearhart of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced plans to build a new training center at George Bush Intercontinental Airport to enhance the skillset of employees working on airport system-designated construction projects. More
January 28, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that legislation he co-sponsored to expedite approval of Liquefied Natural Gas export projects has been approved by the House of Representatives. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the transfer of approximately 5.2 acres of property, known as Calcasieu Point Boat Launch Park, to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. More
January 27, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to enter into a 30-year lease agreement with the Houston Maritime Museum for property near the M/V Sam Houston. More
January 27, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority had a tremendous year in 2014, setting records for both steel and container cargo, Executive Director Roger Guenther announced Tuesday. More
January 27, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Houston airports posted record-setting passenger traffic numbers for 2014. More
January 26, 2015 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present its annual Youth Education Concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
January 26, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the "Top 10 Scams" of 2014. More
January 26, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously, with Eddie Walsh absent, to urge the Texas delegation in Congress to support reauthorization of the Export Bank of the United States. More
January 26, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a resolution to provide a partial assignment of the OCI N.V. tax abatement agreement to Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. More
January 26, 2015 -- Jim Guidry has published a commentary on the City of Galveston's lack of participation in the Houston-Galveston Area Council. More
January 26, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Always… Patsy Cline” at College of the Mainland Community Theatre in Texas City, and “True West”, presented by Beaumont Community Players in Beaumont. More
January 26, 2015 -- College of the Mainland Community Theatre will present its production of "Always... Patsy Cline", opening Thursday and playing through February 15. More
January 26, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Guys and Dolls" on January 31. More
January 23, 2015 -- United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the Port of Houston on Friday. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum has announced that it is offering Science Explorers workshops to provide children with introductions to biology, human anatomy, astronomy, physics and chemistry. More
January 23, 2015 -- University of Houston will host saxophonist Shelley Carrol as part of its performances during the Moores Jazz Festival on February 27-28. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will host two exhibits featuring art from the Islamic World this month. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that December marked the 51st straight month of employment growth in Texas, with 45,700 jobs added during the month, bringing a total of 457,900 jobs added in 2014. More
January 23, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on liesure activities this weekend, including the Gulf Coast Reading Series at Rudyard's Pub in Montrose, an Arbor Day celebration at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center and the 16th Annual Invitational School Choral Festival in Houston. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host motivational speaker Mike Hawkins as speaker for the chamber's quarterly membership lunch on January 29. More
January 22, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas reported that total energy use in 2014 increased by 2.5 percent from 2013. More
January 22, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today reminded residents that a public meeting will be held tonight at Space Center Houston concerning a proposal to establish a spaceport at Ellington Airport. More
January 21, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who will tour the Louis Dreyfus Commodities Grain Elevator and deliver remarks on the value of agricultural trade. More
January 20, 2015 -- The Ensemble Theatre in Houston will present "Fly", with preview performances beginning on Saturday. More
January 20, 2015 -- University of Houston today announced that the university has been selected to lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues that is being established through funds resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
January 20, 2015 -- The Galveston Arts Center will present "Urban Ecologies", an exhibit examining the relationships developed between cities and their landscapes, February 28 through April 7. More
January 19, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the officers of its board of directors for 2015, including Shawn Hanley, who was elected board chair. More
January 19, 2015 -- AT&T on Friday announced that it has closed on its acquisition of Mexican wireless provider Iusacell. More
January 19, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Waiting for Johnny Depp”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and The Oak Ridge Boys in concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
January 19, 2015 -- College of the Mainland's Gulf Coast Safety Institute will offer no-cost incident command system classes on Thursday. More
January 19, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host The Oak Ridge Boys in concert on January 24 and 25. More
January 19, 2015 -- Sea Star Line today announced that it will launch its new weekly barge service from Jacksonville, Florida to Puerto Rico on Thursday. More
January 19, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann's Convenient Care Center in Pearland recently hosted a tour from the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. More
January 18, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership presented the Quasar Award to Dr. William Merrell and installed Vic Pierson as 2015 chair at its annual banquet on Friday. More
January 18, 2015 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse will present its first mystery of its season, "The Cat and The Canary" February 13 through March 8. More
January 16, 2015 -- University of Houston's Moores Opera Center will launch its 2015 performances with "The Elixir of Love" on January 29 and "Frau Margot" on January 30. More
January 16, 2015 -- Lamar University today announced that Dennis Kiel has been appointed director of the Dishman Art Museum. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today released new how-to videos for sales tax filers. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that Houston has joined Global Cities Initiative Exchange, a project to assist business and civic leaders grow their metropolitan economies. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation has selected Colonel Robert D. Cabana, director of the Kennedy Space Center, to receive the 2015 National Space Trophy. More
January 16, 2015 -- Alvin Community College will host the ACC Big Band Concert on February 7. More
January 16, 2015 -- Sea Star Line, LLC today announced that it has finalized an agreement to supply barge service to Puerto Rico. More
January 16, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including a rock movie classic at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a chili and beer festival in Galveston, the First Saturday Arts Market in the Houston Heights, a winter exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, activities at the Houston Zoo and a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade on Monday. More
January 16, 2015 -- Port Freeport today announced that the port has signed on Hoegh Autoliners as the port's second global transportation provider. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership held its 2015 Annual Meeting on Thursday. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a Chinese New Year celebration on February 14. More
January 15, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it is now enrolling members in its MultiShare Plan, which is designed to help small businesses in Galveston County provide health benefits to employees. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday released its third quarter 2014 employment update. More
January 15, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will join representatives from TransCanada, local officials and business leaders in Beaumont on Friday to call for the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. More
January 15, 2015 -- ConocoPhillips Chair and CEO Ryan Lance on Wednesday called for the United States to lift an export ban on on crude oil. More
January 14, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System on Tuesday announced that Volaris will offer a new non-stop service between Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Guadalajara International Airport beginning in March. More
January 14, 2015 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum on Tuesday announced that Nan Price has been named as the museum's new events coordinator. More
January 14, 2015 -- Houston Arts Alliance President and CEO Jonathon Glus has been appointed president of the Texans for the Arts Board of Directors. More
January 13, 2015 -- The Commission of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority welcomed new appointee Richard L. Bowers, and re-appointee, Charles W. Zahn Jr. to the 2015 Port Commission. More
January 13, 2015 -- Commissioners of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority on Tuesday elected officers of the 2015 Port Corpus Christi Commission. More
January 13, 2015 -- Company OnStage will open its children's production of "The Little Mermaid" on Saturday. More
January 13, 2015 -- Company OnStage in Houston will launch its production of "Frost/Nixon" on Friday. More
January 13, 2015 -- Carnival Cruise Line will welcome Carnival Freedom to its new year-round homeport of Galveston on Saturday, February 14 by hosting a celebration to honor U.S. military families. More
January 13, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority has published a news release about the reappointment of Janiece Longoria as chair. More
January 13, 2015 -- The Port of Corpus Christi Authority has announced the upcoming retirement of Managing Director Frank Brogan. More
January 12, 2015 -- Harris County Commissioners Court and Houston City Council, in a joint meeting today, voted unanimously to reappoint Janiece Longoria to another term as chair of the Port of Houston Authority. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Federal Aviation Administration and the Houston Airport System will host an open-house meeting on January 22 to present the results of a draft environmental assessment for a commercial spaceport at Ellington Airport. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting entries through February 13 for the "Laws of Life" essay contest for students in the bureau's business service area. More
January 12, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Murder on the Nile” at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay and “In the Mood” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
January 10, 2015 -- Jim Guidry has posted a commentary on President Barack Obama's proposal to provide free community college education to all students in the United States, and its probable negative impact on a working Universal Access program in Galveston. More
January 09, 2015 -- Six Barrios Technology employees were recently presented with the quarterly Silver BEAR award. More
January 09, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber on Friday recognized 11 of its members at its Annual Awards Luncheon. More
January 09, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities, including art gallery openings and the beginning of the Fourth Annual Galveston Restaurant week. More
January 09, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board today unveiled a new online tool to assist college students in choosing the right college and program of study. More
January 09, 2015 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre today announced three upcoming performances, "The Dixie Swim Club", "Boeing-Boeing" and "Tom Jones". More
January 09, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host vocalist Steve Tyrell in concert on January 11. More
January 09, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Port Bureau will recognize ExxonMobil during the bureau's 86th Annual Maritime Dinner on August 22. More
January 08, 2015 -- The City of Sugar Land will host its State of the City Address on January 23 at the Sugar Land Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. More
January 08, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Flashdance - The Musical" on January 9-10. More
January 07, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday made remarks in response to President Barack Obama’s promise to veto a bill with bipartisan support that would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. More
January 07, 2015 -- Experts at Rice University recently weighed in on the decrease in oil and gas prices. More
January 07, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Space Exploration Technologies Corporation have set a new launch date for the fifth official SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station. More
January 07, 2015 -- Jim Guidry reports on anti-terrorist precautions he witnessed in Paris during a recent stopover in France on the way to The Netherlands. More
January 07, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House on Tuesday announced the winners of the 20th Annual Grand Kids Festival Banner Design Contest. More
January 07, 2015 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies for Dolce Living in Rosenberg and Robinson Tax & Insurance in Richmond. More
January 06, 2015 -- SpaceCom, the Space Commerce Conference and Exposition, today announced that National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. will be a keynote speaker at the inaugural event convening November 17-19, 2015 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority has posted a news release about the reappointment of commissioners Clyde Fitzgerald and John D. Kennedy. More
January 06, 2015 -- H-E-B has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall for H-E-B Single Serving Tortilla Soup and H-E-B Single Serving Poblano Corn Chowder due to undeclared peanut allergens in seasoning provided by Southern Style Spices. More
January 06, 2015 -- San Jacinto College Central's theatre and film department will hold auditions on January 20-21 and February 11-12 for its production of "Beauty and the Beast". More
January 06, 2015 -- The Ensemble Theatre in Houston will present "Fly" January 24 through February 22. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Hal Holbrook in "Mark Twain Tonight" on February 27. More
January 06, 2015 -- Island Etc East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will present "The Vagnia Monologues" for four performances January 16-24. More
January 06, 2015 -- College of the Mainland recently received a $15,000 donation from BP Texas City Chemicals in support of scholarships and supplies for students in the Process Technology Program. More
January 06, 2015 -- BP today issued its second annual economic impact report, reporting that the company generated $143 billion in economic impact for the United States in 2013 and currently supports more than 200,000 jobs. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today announced that Jerilyn Hansen has been named the alliance's event and member services coordinator. More
January 05, 2015 -- Jim Guidry has published a review of Henry Sampson and the Great Galveston Storm, a historical novel by William Merrell. More
January 05, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will present Dr. Bill Merrell with the 2015 Quasar Award for Exceptional Leadership in Economic Development on January 16. More
January 05, 2015 -- The Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation will host its annual Economic Forecast Breakfast on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza. More
January 05, 2015 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas will launch its "Gallery Conversations" series on Saturday with a discussion hosted by Dr. Jimmy L. Bryan, Jr. More
January 05, 2015 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Into the Woods” at Stage Door, Inc. in Pasadena and “Flashdance: The Musical” at The Grand 1894 Opera House. More
January 05, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued an alert regarding a scam offering a free gift card in return for filling out a survey in an attempt to obtain personal information. More
January 02, 2015 -- The City of Missouri City will host its annual Dad & Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 7. More
January 02, 2015 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce has changed its name to Bay Area Houston Regional Chamber of Commerce. More
January 02, 2015 -- Stark Cultural Venues in Orange has scheduled several events for January. More
January 02, 2015 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin suggests a few activities for the first weekend of the new year including a boat show, a quiet concert and a beachside fun run. More
December 31, 2014 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston is hosting its final week of "Ice Land: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob Squarepants" and the Festival of Lights. More
December 31, 2014 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that it has issued fines totaling $283,600 against Boomerang Tube, LLC in Liberty, Texas, for safety violations. More
December 30, 2014 -- Theater LaB Houston will present "My Name is Asher Lev", opening January 7 and playing through February 1. More
December 30, 2014 -- Barrios Technology's Dana Tobeck, a principal project control specialist, recently received the Space Flight Honoree Award for her dedication and commitment to the International Space Station Program. More
December 29, 2014 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region recently hosted a luncheon to honor local elected officials and give them the opportunity to speak about their expectations for the upcoming 2015 legislative session. More
December 29, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include preview performances of “Putting It Together” at Main Street Theater in Houston, and The Grand 1894 Opera House’s 120th Birthday Celebration in Galveston. More
December 29, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided ten "New Year's Resolutions" to prevent being a victim of scams and identity theft and to save money in 2015. More
December 27, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership President Bob Mitchell will speak to the League City Chamber of Commerce at a coffee networking social at Butler's Courtyard on January 14. More
December 24, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced that the port will build a new administration building. More
December 24, 2014 -- Envoy Air on Tuesday announced that it has reached a new tentative 10-year agreement with its pilots. More
December 24, 2014 -- Architecture Center Houston will launch its 2015 Spring Walking Tour Season on January 3 with a Rice University Walking Tour. More
December 23, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum recently received help from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation volunteers for its gingerbread house workshop. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Grammy Award-winning vocal group The Manhattan Transfer will perform in a special Christmas concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston on Sunday, December 28. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Galveston Arts Center, in partnership with the Art League of Houston, will host "360 Degrees Vanishing", a site-specific art installation utilizing South African beadwork, on January 9-11 at Moody Mansion's exhibit garage in Galveston. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding emails targeting businesses with messages claiming to be from the company's human resources department in an attempt to distribute malware or to steal personal information. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host a celebration on January 3 for The Grand's 120th anniversary. More
December 22, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Jerry Jeff Walker and The Manhattan Transfer, both performing in concert during the weekend at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
December 21, 2014 -- Port Freeport hosted its third annual golf tournament to help raise over $29,000 for Texas Port Ministry. More
December 21, 2014 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update for December has been posted. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the district's 2015 operating, non-operating and capital budgets. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that a resolution has been reached in a multi-state investigation of wireless carrier T-Mobile USA, Inc. in which the company will pay $90 million for its role in unlawful cell phone "cramming". More
December 19, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present Jerry Jeff Walker in concert on December 27. More
December 19, 2014 -- Port Freeport recently raised $29,000 from its third annual golf tournament to benefit the Texas Port Ministry. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 34,800 non-farm jobs in November, More
December 19, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority has published a news release regarding a report on the port's cargo operations for the year, which was delivered at Tuesday's meeting of the port commission. More
December 19, 2014 -- Freeport LNG Development, LP on Thursday announced the appointment of John M. Duty, Jr. to the company's board of directors. More
December 19, 2014 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Holiday events in the Gulf Coast region, including music, magic, theater and dance. More
December 18, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a project to repair the pilings and pier deck in the Pier 19 area of the port. More
December 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday helped announce the acquisition of Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC by FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corp. More
December 18, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today announced that more than $1.8 million in supplemental environmental projects will take place in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico as part of settlement agreements with companies charged with violating environmental laws. More
December 18, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today announced that FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies USA, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Kalon Biotherapeutics, LLC, an organization founded by the A&M System in 2011 to manufacture biopharmaceutical products. More
December 18, 2014 -- Luminant on Wednesday announced that the company has finalized an agreement with the Sierra Club to resolve lawsuits from the organization. More
December 17, 2014 -- SpaceX will attempt a precision landing of the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform during the next launch of the Dragon spacecraft. More w/Video
December 16, 2014 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther today reported to the port commission that it has been a banner year for the port authority. More
December 16, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will present "Take Time to Dance", a tribute to Lynette Mason Gregg, the founder of the theatre, February 28-March 1 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake's Bayou Theatre. More
December 16, 2014 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association held its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 15, 2014 -- Sugar Land Regional Airport Assistant Director of Aviation Beth Rosenbaum was recently included on Airport Business Magazine's "Top 40 under 40" list. More
December 15, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the FY2014 Annual Audit Report. More
December 15, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the city's partnership with Comcast in the launch of "EveryBlock", a "hyper-local" free online service and mobile app to provide a personalized news feed to users. More
December 15, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has posted a review of "A State of Treason" by David Thomas Roberts. More
December 15, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "Musical 'Tails' Remixed", a concert featuring Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 4 with a visually translated performance of Sergie Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf", on January 24 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
December 15, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned of a "high tech" version of a check cashing scheme involving scammers using mobile bank apps to deposit fake checks into a victim's account then withdraw the funds before the fake checks are caught by the bank. More
December 15, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee” at The Grand 1894 Opera House and the continuation of several holiday productions. More
December 15, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host the Houston Children's Chorus for a Christmas pop concert on Sunday. More
December 15, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee", an evening of holiday music featuring Robert Earl Keen, on Saturday/ More
December 15, 2014 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will host an event on January 3 in celebration of the life of Oscar Nipper, a co-founder of the playhouse who recently passed away. More
December 13, 2014 -- Economic Alliance Houston Port Region held its annual Holiday Party on Thursday. More
December 13, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership held its annual Holiday Party on Thursday. More
December 12, 2014 -- BP recently presented the Galveston County Economic Alliance with a $20,000 donation to support the alliance's efforts to generate economic development. More
December 12, 2014 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston on Thursday announced that it has reached new attendance records as it continues with its holiday attractions, including the Ice Land ice sculptures and the Festival of Lights. More
December 12, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum on Thursday announced that it recently received support from RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring for the museum's playhouse exhibit. More
December 12, 2014 -- Architecture Center Houston will host the Sixth Annual Gingerbread Build-Off on Saturday at Hermann Square at Houston City Hall. More
December 12, 2014 -- The United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation on Thursday announced that the foundation's Institute for Organization Management program has selected Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola to serve as a faculty member in 2015. More
December 12, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that Carolyn Campbell has joined the corporation as director of communications. More
December 12, 2014 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several weekend events, including a new exhibit at Museum Fine Arts, Houston and the Glassell Studio School Student Art Sale in Houston; Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council's annual Breakfast with the Cranes; and special events at the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange. More
December 12, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership released its annual Houston Employment Forecast at the Houston Region Economic Outlook event on Thursday. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the average unemployment insurance tax rate for all employers will be decreased for 2015. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston today hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the expansion of Cruise Terminal No. 2. More
December 11, 2014 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will present its production of "Murder on the Nile" January 16-February 1. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Japan airline ANA is planning to offer non-stop air service between Tokyo and Houston in the spring of 2015. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Wednesday approved penalties and orders totaling $477,898, including a $126,560 fine against a Pasadena company for air quality violations. More
December 11, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently named Dr. Brian Brendel as its 2014 Physician of the Year. More
December 11, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced that it has awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality $2,506,000 in funding to prevent and respond to petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks. More
December 10, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation has announced that the George R. Brown Convention Center is the only convention center in the world to offer access to digital money. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is inviting local groups to participate in the 24th Annual Christmas Parade. More
December 10, 2014 -- The TWELVE Project will host the final performance of its concert series on December 12 at the 1859 St. Joseph's Church in Galveston. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Ocean Energy Safety Institute has hired Paul Robinson as the institute's program manager. More
December 10, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that the Federal Register has published its notice of a proposed amendment to its regulation of cruise ship terminal security. More
December 10, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in November totaled $2.66 billion, an increase of 10.7 percent compared to November 2013. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Fine Arts Academy at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson is now accepting enrollment for its spring theatre arts classes. More
December 10, 2014 -- The City of Sugar Land hosted a groundbreaking event on Tuesday for the city's new live entertainment venue. More
December 09, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will recognize ten of its members at its Annual Awards Luncheon on January 9, 2015, at Cindy's in Richmond. More
December 09, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House will host Michael Martin Murphey's "Cowboy Christmas" on December 16. More
December 09, 2014 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has expanded the center's inpatient rehabilitation unit. More
December 09, 2014 -- The Texas Farm Bureau on Monday announced that Russell Boening of Poth, Texas has been elected president of the bureau. More
December 09, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to accept the audited financial statements for FY2014. More
December 08, 2014 -- The City of League City, along with the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will host the League City 53rd Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake on December 13 at 6 p.m. More
December 08, 2014 -- Texwood Shows, Inc. is inviting the public to the 13th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show The Woodlands on March 7 and 8, 2015, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. More
December 08, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Nutcracker” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and “Old Fashioned Family Christmas” at Playhouse 1960 in Houston. More
December 08, 2014 -- The Galveston County Economic Alliance recently received a $20,000 donation from BP to support the Alliance's role in generating economic development for the county. More
December 08, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced 10 members of its board of directors were recently elected by BBB accredited businesses. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston, along with Moody National Bank, Texas First Bank, Hometown Bank and Webber L.L.C., will celebrate the expansion of Cruise Terminal 2 with a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 9 at 4 p.m. More
December 05, 2014 -- Employees with the Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union recently raised funds through its "Denim Days" program to support toy drives in each of the credit union's local branch cities. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies at the Grand Fountain and Sam's Club in Richmond. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on Thursday announced that Bradley C. Brooks has been appointed as curator of the museum's Bayou Bend Collection. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Sugar Land 4B Corporation is seeking applications through January 2 for its Joint Capital Improvement Program Grant Program for community-based organizations. More
December 05, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several weekend events in the Gulf Coast region, including the Dickens on the Strand festival in Galveston, the Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting in Houston and a celebration of Japanese culture at the Asia Society of Texas. More
December 04, 2014 -- The Center for Houston's Future has launched a new research website that provides interactive access to regional data, analysis and tracking of major community issues. More
December 04, 2014 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that First Data Corporation's TeleCheck Services Division has signed an agreement with the Sugar Land Development Corporation for the relocation of the division to the city, bringing $10 million in investment and 600 new jobs. More
December 04, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will host free holiday jazz concerts on December 11 and December 16. More
December 03, 2014 -- The Fifth Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden Show will be held January 24 and 25, 2015, at the Stafford Center in Stafford More
December 03, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the launch of TexasWideOpenForVeterans.com, a website to provide veterans with access to information on opportunities in Texas. More
December 02, 2014 -- Sierra Nevada Corporation has announced the successful completion of a major milestone relating to the Reaction Control System propulsion risk reduction for the Dream Chaser Space System, known as Milestone 15a. More
December 02, 2014 -- The Galveston College Community Chorale will host its annual Christmas concert on December 14 at Moody Methodist Church. More
December 02, 2014 -- The Port Arthur Library will host a performance of "Little Scrooge" on December 9. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson has announced that Bennie Nipper, artistic director for the playhouse, will perform a role in its upcoming comedy, "Christmas Belles". More
December 01, 2014 -- The Galveston Arts Center will host a holiday art-making workshop on December 13. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for those planning to make donations to charities during the holiday season. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released an updated 10-year Capacity, Demand and Reserves report, which shows that planning reserve margins are expected to exceed 15 percent through 2018. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit of a collection of vintage Christmas cards sent or received by Galvestonians during the early 20th century, as part of the library's December "Treasure of the Month". More
December 01, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Theatre Under the Stars’ presentation of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” in Houston and Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
December 01, 2014 -- Company OnStage in Houston will hold auditions December 7-8 for two of the theater's upcoming productions. More
December 01, 2014 -- Company OnStage in Houston will present its production of "Rudolph Rides Again" December 6-20. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" on Friday. More
November 26, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host its inaugural Shop & Swirl holiday event in Rosenberg on December 4. More
November 26, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin reports on DiverseWorks' Shop for Art exhibitions and programs this weekend; the Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday at the Hotel Galvez; ArtWalk in Downtown Galveston Saturday night; an open mic night at Writespace, Houston's new writing center; and the Holiday Tree Lighting Party in Beaumont next week. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation is inviting the public to kick off the 41st installment of Dickens On the Strand with free admission to Fezziwig's Beer Hall and other new additions. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston has advised drivers that a construction project by the Galveston Railroad that involves repairs to three railroad tracks that cross Old Port Industrial Road near the west entrance to the port will result in the closure of Old Port Industrial between 37th and 40th Streets from December 1 to 24. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 169th Annual Meeting and Awards Gala on January 16 at the Tremont House Hotel's Davidson Ballroom. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host a magic show on Friday. More
November 25, 2014 -- Freeport LNG today announced that its subsidiaries have successfully closed on financing to launch the construction of the initial two trains to serve Freeport LNG's natural gas liquefaction and LNG loading facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Houston Arts Alliance has announced that several Houston area arts and cultural organizations will launch fundraising campaigns on power2give.org on December 2, which is observed as the National Day of Giving. More
November 25, 2014 -- Lone Star College's Small Business Development Center recently named the winners of the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award. More
November 25, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston today announced that Dr. Joshua Hamilton has joined its Medical Group Southeast General Surgery as a general surgeon. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will present "Let It Shine - A White Christmas" on December 2 at the MCM Elegante' Hotel. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Katy Prairie Conservancy is getting ready for the holidays with a varied menu of fun and engaging nature events for all ages. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will present the 41st annual Dickens on the Strand celebration December 5-7 in Galveston. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to amend the port’s holiday schedule to recognize the Fridays after Christmas Day and New Year’s Day as holidays. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host The Irish Tenors in concert on Sunday. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Maid Marian in a Stolen Car", written by and starring Jaston Wiliams, on Friday and Saturday. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Museum District Business Alliance in Houston today announced the winners of the 2014 Community Improvement Awards. More
November 24, 2014 -- College of the Mainland's Gulf Coast Safety Institute will host a no-cost class on December 1 to explain a proposed new rule by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration regarding respirable crystalline silica. More
November 24, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Maid Marian in a Stolen Car” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, and the official opening of “A Christmas Carol” at the Alley Theatre at the University of Houston. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Galveston College Community Chorale will present "A Ceremony of Carols" on December 14 at Moody Methodist Church in Galveston. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that it will participate in "Small Business Saturday" on November 29. More
November 24, 2014 -- Bay Area Regional Medical Center on Friday announced that Tim Schmidt has been named the center's new chief administrative officer. More
November 23, 2014 -- The Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society Inc. will present its annual Red Cat Jazz Festival at Moody Gardens on May 7-10. More
November 22, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host an Industry Lecture by United States Coast Guard Captain Brian Penoyer on Tuesday, December 2. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission at a special meeting on Thursday approved the Fiscal Year 2015 Operating and Capital Budget. More
November 21, 2014 -- Rebecca French, artistic director for FrenetiCore Dance, has announced the company's remaining schedule for the 2014-2015 season. More
November 21, 2014 -- University of Houston President and UH System Chancellor Renu Khator has been selected to chair the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Board of Directors. More
November 21, 2014 -- Jones Hall in Houston will host Sarah McLachlan in concert on March 1. More
November 21, 2014 -- Alvin Community College will host a musical production of "A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol" December 6-13. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state set a record in for jobs added in the state for the third consecutive month in October. More
November 20, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on the annual Winter Holiday Art Market in Houston, the annual Artcrawl in Houston, the Houston Via Colori Street Painting Festival, the Brown Promenade at Discovery Green, and a new exhibit at The Menil Collection. More
November 20, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced that it has finalized two greenhouse gas permits to M&G Resins USA, LLC for the construction of a chemical process plant and utility support facility in Corpus Christi, Texas. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve the selection of Hugh Wood, Inc. as the insurance broker of record for the port’s property and liability insurance programs for a three year period for an annual fee not to exceed $53,000 in lieu of commission. More
November 20, 2014 -- College of the Mainland today announced the winners of the COM Art Show. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the Texas Medical Center Address luncheon on Tuesday, featuring a presentation by Dr. Robert C. Robbins, president and CEO of the medical center. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas has announced the museum's schedule of events for 2014-2015. More
November 19, 2014 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre will host a one-night Music Review on January 3. More
November 19, 2014 -- The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce named the Port of Houston Authority as the 2014 Industry of the Year on Tuesday. More
November 19, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution related to the Texas Department of Transportation’s authorization of the Rail Renovation Project Phase III, which includes Alabama Street. More
November 19, 2014 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve three items related to the development of the Megaproject by SASOL Chemicals (USA) LLC. More
November 18, 2014 -- UpStage Theater will present its 2014 holiday production, A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol, from December 5 to 15 at Lambert Hall in Houston. More
November 18, 2014 -- Fruition Technology Labs has opened a new incubator project to provide co-working space for "humanity-focused startups" near the Texas Medical Center. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau today provided tips to protect employees and customers from the spread of illness. More
November 18, 2014 -- The City of Houston today announced the winners of the "Liftoff Houston!" Business Plan Competition. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced that it has rented a billboard in Austin to call attention to low college completion rates in the state. More
November 17, 2014 -- Freeport LNG Expansion, LP today announced that it has received final approvals for its proposed natural gas liquefaction and LNG export facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas. More
November 17, 2014 -- Galveston Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola recently received a "Lemi" Award at the National Lemonade Day Conference. More
November 17, 2014 -- Bay Area Harbour Playhouse will present "Christmas Belles", opening December 4 and playing through December 21. More
November 17, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the Alley Theatre’s traditional production of “A Christmas Carol” in Houston, and “Oliver! The Musical”, presented by Beaumont Community Players. More
November 17, 2014 -- The United States Chemical Safety Board on Saturday announced that it is deploying an investigation team to the scene of a fatal chemical release at the DuPont Plant in La Porte. More
November 17, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "An Irish Christmas" on November 22. More
November 15, 2014 -- Burlington Coat Factory, a national off-price retailer, opened a new location in Houston, at 16011 FM 529 in Copperfield, on Friday, November 14. More
November 14, 2014 -- The Children's Coalition of Galveston will host the inaugural North Pole Winter Festival on November 22. More
November 14, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and a 30-member delegation of local elected officials, business and community leaders will depart November 16 for a week-long Greater Houston Partnership investment and trade mission to Panama City and Colon in Panama and Bogota, Barranquilla and Cartagena in Colombia. More
November 14, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System announced that Spirit Airlines has added 10 new international destinations for nonstop service out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
November 14, 2014 -- SoutheastTexas.com, the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, and the Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization will name its "40 Under 40" Professionals on Tuesday at Edison Plaza in Beaumont. More
November 14, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin reports on university music and theater productions, an art show of Russian postcards and a musical performance by professional health care providers. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is offering its free Energy Saver mobile app to Apple and Android users. More
November 13, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will host artist Grace Ndiritu on November 20 to present lecture on her performance art and shamanism. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber today announced the winners of the Strength in the Future scholarships. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host The Manhattan Transfer for a special tribute concert to the late Tim Hauser, co-founder of the vocal group, on December 28. More
November 13, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will host a free jazz concert on November 17 at the Fine Arts Building Recital Hall. 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 13, 2014 -- Beaumont Community Players will present its production of "Oliver - The Musical" November 21 through December 6. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Central East Texas Alliance will host its quarterly Focus Series event on December 10 in Willis, Texas, with discussions on business attraction and retention. More
November 12, 2014 -- BP Texas City Chemicals on Wednesday presented a $1,000 donation to the Rotary Club of Texas City. More
November 12, 2014 -- The Houston Arts Alliance will host Around! A Parade On Wheels on Saturday. More
November 12, 2014 -- University of Houston is pairing entrepreneurs with MBA students to teach financial literacy and the basics of entrepreneurship, ending in a pitch to companies and other investors for microfinance loans. More
November 12, 2014 -- The American Association of Port Authorities is meeting in Houston this week. More
November 12, 2014 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will present "Miracle on 34th Street" December 5-21. More
November 11, 2014 -- The 2014 TWELVE Project, which has been bringing quality regional and national acts to Galveston Island since September, will continue on November 20 as Texas singer-songwriters Matt Harlan and Walt Wilkins lend their voices to the second to last concert of the series. More
November 11, 2014 -- The Young Men's Business League has elected officers and directors for 2015. More
November 11, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently performed an angioplasty procedure on a heart attack patient within 33 minutes of the patient's arrival. More
November 11, 2014 -- The Texas Hospital Association today announced the launch of KnowledgeShare, an online library designed to help hospitals search for and share innovative ways to provide the best possible care for patients. More
November 11, 2014 -- The Galveston College Theatre Department recently received awards for its production of "Dr. Faustus" at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre State Festival. More
November 11, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Cambridge Health & Rehabilitation Center in Richmond. More
November 10, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority celebrated the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Houston Ship Channel with a ceremony at Brady’s Landing this morning. More
November 10, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau today announced that the number of veteran and military-affiliated charities that respond to requests for information from the BBB for evaluating compliance with charity standards has increased in the past two years. More
November 10, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will conduct ribbon cutting ceremonies next week for Don Billings and Gulf Breeze Dental Care and Orthodontics. More
November 10, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Band at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and “The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
November 10, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo" on November 15. More
November 08, 2014 -- The City of Galveston is hosting the 13th annual Lone Star Rally from November 6 through November 9. More
November 08, 2014 -- Change Happens, which was named Families Under Urban and Social Attack (FUUSA), when it was established in Houston's Third Ward by Reverend Leslie Smith II in 1989, celebrated its 25th Anniversary. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Thursday hosted it’s State of the Port Address featuring an address by Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria. More
November 07, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green and other officials will host a re-dedication ceremony on Monday in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Houston Ship Channel. More
November 07, 2014 -- Zachry Odebrecht Parkway Builders will hold a job fair on Saturday for workers to build segments of the Grand Parkway. More
November 07, 2014 -- Apache Corporation today is participating in the Texas Arbor Day celebration in Austin. More
November 07, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin reports on Galveston's Lone Star Rally, the 19th Annual Children's Festival in the Woodlands, an exhibit of "lost photos" of Marilyn Monroe in Houston's Bisong Art Gallery, the 2nd Festival of African Arts, Culture and Entertainment at Houston Baptist University and the Houston Cinima Arts Festival. More
November 06, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission, in observance of Veterans Day, has written a message urging employers to hire veterans, and for veterans to seek workforce services. More
November 06, 2014 -- Environmental Entrepreneurs, a nonpartisan business group, today released a report that shows more than 18,000 clean energy jobs were announced in more than 20 states in the third quarter of 2014, with Texas ranked among the top 10 states for such jobs. More
November 06, 2014 -- Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Vice President of Public Affairs Michelle Hundley will be recognized on November 12 as one of Houston's Top 25 Business Women during the inaugural Houston Women's Conference. More
November 06, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Jason French, director of government and public affairs for Cheniere Energy, on November 18 for an industry lecture on LNG exports. More
November 06, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host Texas State Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen on November 19 to discuss border security and other matters in the state legislature. More
November 05, 2014 -- Three Railroad Commissioners have issued statements on the vote to ban the well stimulation technique in the City of Denton. More
November 05, 2014 -- The City of Houston and the University of Houston-Downtown, along with Boston-based non-profit organization Interise, have teamed up to launch the city's new executive education program that supports construction companies currently operating and doing business in Houston. More
November 05, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for Grand View Builders on November 18. More
November 05, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that sales tax revenues in October totaled $2.41 billion, an increase of 12.9 percent compared to October 2013. More
November 05, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Band in concert on November 12. More
November 04, 2014 -- MEI Technologies, Inc. in Houston has been awarded a $9,700,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for services supporting the United States Department of Defense Space Test Program manned missions that fly to the International Space Station and their associated re-supply launch vehicles. More
November 04, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce today announced the launch of "Buy Into Bay Area", an initiative encouraging citizens "not only to buy local but think local". More
November 04, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that it has received Chest Pain Center reaccreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. More
November 04, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont today announced that the United States Army 842nd Transportation Battalion is loading a shipment of military equipment to be used for humanitarian aid aimed at stopping the spread of Ebola in West Africa. More
November 04, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host Coffee with State Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen on November 19 at Butler's Courtyard. More
November 03, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers has provided an update to stakeholders regarding the project to decommission the Sturgis, which formerly carried a nuclear reactor. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning regarding a scam involving malware posing as an email from a law firm claiming you are being summoned to appear in court. More
November 03, 2014 -- The American Institute of Building Design has announced that Newell Cheatheam, President of Newell's Designs in Katy, Texas, has been elected to the institute's board of directors. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to award a contract for emergency repairs for an amount not to exceed $120,910 to the East Fuel Dock at Pier 19 to Texas Gulf Construction Company, Inc. More
November 03, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Arsenic and Old Lace”, opening at College of the Mainland Community Theatre in Texas City, and The Kelly Richey Band in concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
November 03, 2014 -- College of the Mainland Community Theatre will present its production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" November 6-23. More
October 31, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will hold its second annual Fort Bend Strong Gala at Safari Texas Ranch on November 6 and award 18 county students with a $1,000 scholarship. More
October 31, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host the 13th annual Lone Star Rally from November 6 through November 9. More
October 31, 2014 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas recently released oil production statistics, and allowables for November. More
October 31, 2014 -- The Hobby Center will host a special autism spectrum-friendly performance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on December 6. More
October 31, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency approved the State of Texas program to issue greenhouse gas permits for new and modified facilities. More
October 31, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its seasonal assessment of resource adequacy report, with forecasts showing the region will have sufficient electric supplies during the winter, though unusually severe conditions could result in "tight" reserves. More
October 31, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on a variety of Halloween and other fall activities around the Gulf Coast region including trick-or-treating locations, scarecrow displays and hayrides and how other cultures remember their ancestors. More
October 30, 2014 -- Moody Gardens will kick off the 2014 holiday season on November 15 with a special performance by Tom Kenny, the voice actor behind Spongebob Squarepants, and his band the Hi-Seas. More
October 30, 2014 -- Freeport LNG Development, L.P. on Thursday announced that it has donated $1 million to the Brazosport College Foundation for workforce training. More
October 30, 2014 -- Company OnStage Theatre will host auditions on November 16-17 for parts in "Frost/Nixon" and "The Little Mermaid". More
October 30, 2014 -- The Galveston College Fine Arts Gallery will kick off the Galveston College Art Faculty Exhibition on November 11. More
October 30, 2014 -- Comcast and The Center, a non-profit agency offering day services, residential and vocational programs and respite care, recently announced a new partnership to provide full, daytime employment to participants in the Center's vocational program in Houston. More
October 30, 2014 -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States today announced it has guaranteed a $21 million revolving loan facility by Cadence Bank to Jyoti Americas, LLC for the export of lattice transmission towers being built in Conroe, Texas. More
October 29, 2014 -- Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. on Wednesday announced that its subsidiary, FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, has entered into definitive agreements for the debt financing of approximately $3.85 billion of capital required for the development of Freeport LNG’s first train facility at its proposed natural gas liquefaction and LNG loading facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Superior Crude Gathering, Inc. has agreed to pay a civic penalty of $1.61 million related to a 2010 crude oil spill from tanks at the company's oil storage facility in Ingleside, Texas. More
October 29, 2014 -- Executive Director Roger Guenther announced at Monday's meeting of the Port of Houston Authority that September cargo at port facilities continued the positive trend for the year and the outlook continues to be good through the remainder of 2014, More
October 28, 2014 -- Port Freeport recently welcomed the first vessel from Mediterranean Shipping Co. and made use of the port's new Post Panamax ship-to-shore cranes. More
October 28, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $800,000 from the Texas Enterprise Fund in Siro Group USA to locate a manufacturing facility in Seguin, Texas. More
October 28, 2014 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a $7,226,000 contract to Pat William’s Construction, LLC for the construction of the new Port Administration Building. More
October 27, 2014 -- The City of League City and Houston Technology Center have partnered to bring new resources to League City’s small businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors. More w/ Video
October 27, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday listened to a presentation by the United States Army Corps of Engineers outlining the decommissioning of the MH1-A Sturgis, a former floating nuclear power station. More
October 27, 2014 -- Island etc, East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will open its production of "The Rocky Horror Show" on Friday. More
October 27, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to extend leases with Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, LP, for a five-year term for bulk handling. More
October 27, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host a lecture on security at the Port of Houston, presented by Texas Security Forum Director Joan Neuhaus Schaan, tonight at the Julia Ideson Building. More
October 27, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Wyrd Sisters” at the Bay Area Harbor Playhouse in Dickinson, and “The Rocky Horror Show” at Island etc, East-End Theatre Company in Galveston. More
October 27, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a Drayage Truck Event on Saturday to provide information to local truck owners and operators regarding assistance options for replacing older, diesel-powered, heavy-duty port vehicles. More
October 27, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will host the 10th annual "Monster Musick" Halloween concert on Thursday. More
October 27, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau today issued a scam alert regarding websites claiming to sell medicines that cure or prevent Ebola. More
October 26, 2014 -- Hundreds of Galvestonians and visitors participated in the 33rd annual Island Oktoberfest on the grounds of and streets adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 24th and Winnie. More
October 26, 2014 -- Moody Gardens hosted the 17th annual Ghostly Gardens on Sunday. More
October 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Economic Development Partnership on Thursday presented the 2014 Developer of the Year Award to the Moody Interests. More
October 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently voted to change the chamber's name to the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. More
October 24, 2014 -- The Houston Arts Alliance and the Center for Arts Leadership at the University of Houston will host "The Creative Placemaking Series: What it Really Takes for Art to Drive Placemaking", on November 14. More
October 24, 2014 -- Barrios Technology on Thursday announced that Jessica Nimon, International Space Station Rsearch Communications Managing Editor, has been presented the Space Flight Awareness Trailblazer Award by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. More
October 24, 2014 -- San Jacinto College Central Campus' theatre and film department will hold open public auditions on November 2-3 and November 19-20 for its production of "Santa's Christmas Magic: The Musical". More
October 24, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities this weekend including Asia Society Texas' Night Market; entertainment at Miller Outdoor Theatre; the Claude Monet opening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Saengerfest Mini Monster Bash in Galveston. More
October 23, 2014 -- The Texas Medical Center today announced that Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC plans to expand J-Labs to include a new business incubator within the center's Innovation Institute. More
October 23, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital was recently recognized with the "Excellence through Insight" award by HealthStream, Inc. More
October 23, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Interjet has launched service connecting Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport with Monterrey International Airport in Monterrey, Mexico. More
October 23, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that Jonathan Newport has been named as the corporation's director of government affairs. More
October 23, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage of the October 27 launch of a resupply mission to the International Space Station by Orbital Sciences Corporation. More
October 23, 2014 -- The City of League City today announced that Cabela's Incorporated is planning to build a 72,000 square-foot store in the Pinnacale Park Develpoment at Interstate Highway 45 near Big League Dreams Parkway. More
October 23, 2014 -- BP today announced the discovery of oil at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. More
October 22, 2014 -- The Houston-Leipzig (Germany) Sister City Association and the Houston Symphony will present the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra on November 3 for a concert commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. More w/Video
October 21, 2014 -- The Central East Texas Alliance will host the second event in their quarterly Focus Series on December 10 in Willis. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Texas Foundation for the Arts will premiere its newest documentary film, "Houston Ship Channel: Deep Water Centennial" on November 10, the day of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the channel, on Houston Public Media TV 8. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Galveston Arts Center will present a collection of work from Houston-based monoprint artist Orna Feinstein November 29-January 5. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Young Professionals Division will host its sixth annual Halloween Bash on Thursday. More
October 21, 2014 -- The City of League City's Economic Development Department recently received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Brazos Bend State Park. More
October 21, 2014 -- Freeport LNG and Port Freeport today announced the start of work on a project designed to widen the Port Freeport harbor channel. More
October 20, 2014 -- Former National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut Wendy Lawrence will join ExxonMobil engineers and other scientists to help ignite the interest of hundreds of Houston-area female students in pursuing careers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields at the Sally Ride Science Festival at Rice University on October 25. More
October 20, 2014 -- Galveston's 33rd Annual Island Oktoberfest is this weekend at First Lutheran Church at 24th Street and Winnie. More
October 20, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House presents the Galveston debut of The Voca People on Sunday. More
October 20, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House presents the Broadway musical comedy, Sister Act on Saturday. More
October 20, 2014 -- Five Barrios Technology employees were recently presented with quarterly Silver Barrios Employee Awards and Recognition (BEAR) awards. More
October 20, 2014 -- Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include “The Addams Family: The Musical” hosted by Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, and “Sister Act” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
October 20, 2014 -- The Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center on Friday presented the Maritime Samaritan Award to Niels B. Lyngso, who recently retired from the West Gulf Maritime Association. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston issued an official statement outlining its effort to combat the Ebola outbreak. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that the Houston region has added 628,000 new jobs since January 2005. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 36,400 total nonfarm jobs in September. More
October 17, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures Editor Jennifer Olin's weekend leisure activity report includes art fairs, a new art exhibit and a pumpkin patch. More
October 16, 2014 -- The Texas Legends Flying Museum announced that it will participate in the Wings Over Houston Airshow for the fifth straight year. More
October 16, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host the 103rd American Association of Port Authorities Convention November 9-13 at the Hyatt Regency Houston. More
October 16, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will deliver remarks on Friday at the Houston Consular Business Forum at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
October 16, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a program on the 2014 Texas City “Y” Spill Response featuring Captain Brian Penoyer, who is Senior Commander and Captain of the Port. More
October 16, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies for Highland Homes - Summer Park in Richmond and the Reading Road Professional Office Park in Rosenberg. More
October 15, 2014 -- Company OnStage in Houston will open its 2014-2015 season on Friday with its production of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest". More
October 15, 2014 -- St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church will host its second annual 5K Fun Run on October 25 in Nassau Bay. More
October 14, 2014 -- Big Brew, the nation's second-largest craft beer festival, will be celebrated in Houston the week of October 20-26. More
October 14, 2014 -- San Jacinto College will host the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival October 30-31 at the Central Campus. More
October 14, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will participate in the Governor's Small Business Forum on Friday in Houston. More
October 14, 2014 -- Stripes Convenience Stores recently raised more than $1.4 million for the University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital through its "Stripes Celebrates Tomorrows" campaign. More
October 13, 2014 -- An official with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Conrad Blucher Institute of Surveying and Science announced that the first of four new “Sentinels of the Coast” data collection stations is going in at Surfside, near Freeport, Texas, beginning on October 15. More
October 13, 2014 -- Galveston College's Theatre Department will present "The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus" October 24-25 at the college's Fine Arts Building. More
October 13, 2014 -- The Port of New Orleans today announced that Don Allee has been named director of the port's Cruise and Tourism Division. More
October 13, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding fraudulent calls claiming to be offering free medical devices in order to trick victims into providing personal information. More
October 13, 2014 -- Texas Gulf Coast Medical Group in Webster recently received the Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award for "illustrating their commitment to delivering quality care" to patients. More
October 13, 2014 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association recently raised more than $100,000 in scholarship funds for the Lee and San Jacinto college foundations during its inaugural Scholarship Golf Tournament. More
October 13, 2014 -- The Port of Houston on Saturday welcomed the Norwegian Jewel to the Bayport Cruise Terminal, kicking off cruises to take place from the terminal through April 2015. More
October 13, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Smokey Joe’s Café” at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, and “Evil Dead: The Musical” at Stage Door, Inc. in Pasadena. More
October 13, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host a new national tour of the musical revue, "Smokey Joe's Cafe", October 18-19. More
October 10, 2014 -- The George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University will host a free issues forum on offshore safety on October 23 at 7 p.m. More
October 10, 2014 -- Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Nassau Bay will host its fourth annual "Out of This World" Chili Cook-Off on October 25. More
October 10, 2014 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will present "Miracle on 34th Street" December 3-12. More
October 10, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that Debra J. Justice has been named general manager of the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. More
October 10, 2014 -- Moody Gardens will host a special auditory enrichment event on this weekend, allowing the public the chance to perform musical pieces at the animal exhibits within the Rainforest Pyramid to view the animals' reactions. More
October 10, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host its Fort Bend Strong Gala on November 6 at Safari Texas Ranch. More
October 10, 2014 -- Barrios Technology's James Milhoan recently received the Exceptional Public Service Medal from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. More
October 10, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett had scheduled a meeting of the six county Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District for Thursday afternoon in the Harris County Commissioners Courtroom, in order to hear a presentation to provide details about the GCCPRD Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
October 10, 2014 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update published on Thursday reports that APM (Atlantic Plant Maintenance) is in the process of completing construction on an 80,000 square foot Training and Development Center at the company’s Pasadena Boulevard location in Pasadena. More
October 10, 2014 -- Galveston's ARToberFEST will hold its 17th annual event October 18-19 in historic downtown Galveston. More
October 10, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on food and festivals, films and fine arts events that are on tap this weekend around the Gulf Coast region. More
October 09, 2014 -- Texas City High School is performing "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" through October 25. More
October 09, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has issued a final greenhouse gas permit for construction of an expansion of the Victoria Power Station by Victoria WLE. More
October 09, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble will host a free concert on October 14. More
October 09, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host the APTA Expo, the "transit industry's premier showcase for technology, products and services", on October 13-15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
October 08, 2014 -- The TWELVE Project will display photographs taken by twelve Texas musicians during Saturday's ArtWalk in Galveston, along with a free concert by The TonTons. More
October 08, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that Texas and 49 other states and the District of Columbia have reached a $105 million agreement wireless carrier AT&T Inc. for its role in cellphone "cramming", a practice of placing unauthorized third party charges on mobile phone accounts. More
October 08, 2014 -- San Jacinto College's theatre and film department will present its production of "Little Shop of Horrors" October 15-19 at the Central Campus. More
October 08, 2014 -- Bay Area Harbour Playhouse will offer free admission to attendees who dress as a witch for its October 31 opening performance of "Wyrd Sisters". More
October 08, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host a screening of 1925 silent film "The Phantom of the Opera", with Rob Landes performing a musical score to the film, on November 1. More
October 07, 2014 -- Keller Williams Realty The Woodlands welcomed Jo Anne Johnson & Associates to its organization. More
October 07, 2014 -- Executive Service Corps of Houston recently held its Leading Edge Luncheon, celebrating its 30th anniversary, at The Junior League of Houston. More
October 06, 2014 -- The Fire Museum of Texas recently received a donation of the proceeds from the Spring into Summer Car Show by Classic Southeast Texas. More
October 06, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Band in concert on November 12. More
October 06, 2014 -- University of Houston today announced that Shell Oil Company is contributing $3.5 million in support of the university's new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building. More
October 06, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt, The Therapy Continues!”, starring Steve Solomon and hosted by The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, and “Kokyo – Dialogue Between Hearts” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
October 06, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued an alert regarding a scam utilizing hacked company email accounts to convince employees to send vendor payments to con artists. More
October 06, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that three Galveston County community banks will provide the financing of the $13 million expansion of the port's Cruise Terminal No. 2. More
October 06, 2014 -- The City of Sugar Land will host the Third Annual Fort Bend Employers Career Fair on October 23 at Constellation Field. More
October 06, 2014 -- Transnetwork Corporation, a Houston-based electronic domestic and cross-border processing and payment platform, today announced that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Citi Remesas, Inc., a subsidiary of Citibank. More
October 03, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, on the last of her trade mission with the Greater Houston Partnership, will ride Japan's bullet train, which utilizes the same technology as the Texas high-speed rail project endorsed by Parker and mayors of Dallas and Ft. Worth this year. More
October 03, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will offer free shredding of personal documents on Saturday at Kaplan College in Beaumont. More
October 03, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will host a free community concert on October 19 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
October 03, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the return of some popular fall events like Houston's oldest Greek festival and a family festival for hands-on art, as well as few new events. More
October 03, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a final green house gas permit to Natgasoline to construct a new natural gas-to-gasoline facility in Nederland, Texas. More
October 03, 2014 -- JAMSS America, Inc. in Houston received a grant from The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to conduct research utilizing the International Space Station to improve maritime operations. More
October 02, 2014 -- The Texas Historical Commission will host the annual Harvest Festival at the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site in West Columbia on October 18. More
October 02, 2014 -- Music Doing Good has announced that the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society will accept donations of instruments during its concerts on October 14 and January 6. More
October 02, 2014 -- Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will hold auditions for its production of "Christmas Belles" on October 20-21. More
October 02, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Upholstery Plus Fabrics, the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy, the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and the Turtle Island Restoration Network. More
October 02, 2014 -- Barrios Technology Mission and Program Integration Increment Engineer Maria Baugh-Horstman recently received a Silver Snoopy Award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration . More
October 02, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "The British are Coming", a concert featuring a selection of English melodies, on October 25 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
October 02, 2014 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service on Thursday released a study showing that forestry-driven, wood-based industries contribute $30.3 billion to the state's economy and support more than 130,600 jobs. More
October 02, 2014 -- Lone Star College will host a technical careers and skilled trades career fair on October 15 at the North Harris campus. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Houston Arts Alliance will host two public events along Buffalo Bayou on October 4. More
October 01, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today signed documents reaffirming Houston's Sister City agreement with Chiba City, Japan. More
October 01, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is on a trade mission trip to Japan and South Korea, today announced that she has signed an agreement for "friendly exchanges and cooperation" with the mayor of Seoul, South Korea. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it is now operating the only Level II trauma capable facility in the Houston Bay Area. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the launch of the High Demand Job Training Program. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies for Attack Poverty in Richmond and at the Wells Fargo Bank at the Grand Parkway, and a groundbreaking ceremony at the Richmond Surface Water Treatment Facility. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Korea International Trade Association during the partnership's trade mission to South Korea. More
September 29, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber today announced that it has approved resolutions in support of bond referendums for both Lamar Consolidated and Fort Bend school districts. More
September 29, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" event on Saturday, offering free shredding of personal documents for residents. More
September 29, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Dracula: The Original Vampire Play” at the Alley Theatre at University of Houston, and “Greater Tuna” at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson. More
September 29, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host a display of items related to Lovenberg Jr. High, Galveston's first middle school, in October as the library's Treasure of the Month. More
September 29, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz are meeting with representatives from Korean Air on the first day of their comprehensive trade mission to South Korea and Japan. More
September 28, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority and the Port of Antwerp will sign a memorandum of understanding on Monday to kick off the 2014 Breakbulk Americas Conference in Houston. More
September 27, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today departed with a 30-member delegation of local elected officials and business and community leaders for a week-long investment and trade mission to South Korea and Japan. More
September 26, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that it has been ranked as the fourth busiest cruise port in the United States in a study by Business Research and Economic Advisors for the Cruise Line International Association. More
September 26, 2014 -- Lamar University's Department of Theatre & Dance will present "Anton in Show Business" October 2-5. More
September 26, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that it has released requests for proposals for its next round of commercial spaceflight contracts. More
September 26, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies for several area businesses and for Texas State Representative District 23 candidate Wayne Faircloth's campaign headquarters. More
September 26, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau recently testified to Texas State Representatives regarding the positive impact of cultural heritage tourism. More
September 25, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the first weekend of fall activities, including a celebration of wild caught seafood, fine arts and crafts from all over the state and Houston's annual Fringe Festival. More
September 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for On the Bayou, which has two restaurant concepts under one roof. More
September 25, 2014 -- The Port of Lake Charles on Wednesday hosted the 17th Annual Rice Cook-Off. More
September 25, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Port Commission on Tuesday received a report that the United States Army Corps of Engineers has approved the dredging of the Bayport channel. More
September 24, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will depart on Saturday to lead a delegation of local elected officials and business and community leaders on a week-long Greater Houston Partnership investment and trade mission to South Korea and Tokyo. More
September 24, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently recognized Alan Lindenmoyer, manager of NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at Johnson Space Center in Houston, for his role in the development of private sector spaceflight. More
September 24, 2014 -- The City of Sugar Land on Tuesday announced that it has been named the nation's best place to find a new job by Money Magazine. More
September 23, 2014 -- The Texas Rice Festival in Winnie will mark 45 years of celebrating the rice harvest and featuring family entertainment with down-home country flair. More
September 22, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to approve a lease option agreement with Pelican Island LNG, LLC for 185 acres on Pelican Island under consideration for development of a liquefied natural gas export terminal. More
September 22, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Monday held a special meeting to discuss the framework and schedule for port authority strategic planning activities, to receive a staff update on the recent review overseen by the Sunset Advisory Commission, and to discuss state and federal legislative matters. More
September 22, 2014 -- Several officials today issued statements marking the groundbreaking for SpaceX's Commercial Launch Facility near Boca Chica Beach in Texas. More
September 22, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter with Germer PLLC for continued legal services, with Guy Goodson continuing to serve as the port’s attorney. More
September 22, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Reefer Madness” presented by Theatre Under the Stars’ “TUTS Underground” in Houston and “Splendid China IX” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
September 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today attended a groundbreaking ceremony on the SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility located near Boca Chica Beach. More
September 22, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning to job seekers regarding a scam involving fake online job advertisements for positions at ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, which has filed complaints regarding the fake advertisements. More
September 21, 2014 -- Texas singer/songwriter Brian Burns will headline the entertainment at the 2014 Jane Long Festival on October 11 at Fort Travis Seashore Park on Bolivar Peninsula. More
September 19, 2014 -- BP America has announced that it recently received the 2014 C. Everett Koop National Health Award for the employee health and wellness program. More
September 19, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday announced that it has extended a contract with Barrios Technology, Ltd. of Houston to provide support to International Space Station activities at NASA's Johnson Space Center. More
September 19, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $2.1 million contract to Affolter Contracting Company, Inc. for containment dike raising at the Peggy Lake Dredge Material Placement Area in Harris County. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 20,100 jobs in August. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is launching two fall exhibits, "Dornith Doherty: Oasis" and "Celia Eberle: In the Garden of Ozymandias" on Saturday. More
September 19, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on new art exhibits around the Gulf Coast region including the works of dozens of artists in Houston, historic pottery in Orange and a reading of the classic works of a famous Latin American author. More
September 18, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday will consider an option to lease between the port and Pelican Island LNG, LLC relating to the lease of 185 acres of land on Pelican Island for the purpose of developing a liquefied natural gas export terminal. More
September 16, 2014 -- Beaumont Main Street is inviting all canines and their owners to Dogtoberfest 2014 on October 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Park. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Houston History Association will host the fourth annual Houston History Conference, entitled "Houston: Born on the Bayou, Built on the Port", on October 11, coinciding with the citywide Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel. More
September 16, 2014 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises, LLC, have agreed to pay $4,470,764 in overtime back wages to 2,677 current and former chemical and refinery employees as a result of investigations into violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Ensemble Theatre in Houston will open its production of "Women in the Pit" on Thursday. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas will host "Women, Art & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise", an exhibit of various objects, beginning on Saturday. More
September 16, 2014 -- Belmont Village Senior Living will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday for its new community on Woodway Drive in Houston. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will host Roy Watson, workforce development director with Chevron Phillips, on October 8 to discuss Texas House Bill 5, an education bill that took effect in 2013. More
September 15, 2014 -- San Jacinto College will host a career fair on October 1 at the Slovacek Student Center at the college's North Campus. More
September 15, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Victor/Victoria”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will host open auditions on October 20-21 for its production of "Christmas Belles". More
September 15, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued a warning for schools and school districts regarding scams involving fake invoices for educational supplies. More
September 15, 2014 -- Executive Service Corps of Houston will host Greater Houston Partnership Chair Paul Hobby to deliver the keynote address at the Leading Edge Luncheon on Tuesday. More
September 14, 2014 -- Galveston Historical Foundation announced on Friday that on September 26, Galveston’s historic St. Joe’s at 2202 Avenue K "will become one of the state’s best concert venues" as musicians Joe Pug and Bo Salling perform in conjunction with the 2014 TWELVE Project. More
September 14, 2014 -- Galveston Arts Center is kicking off the 2014-2015 education season with two workshops on Saturday, September 27 lead by Houston artist Caroline Roberts. More
September 14, 2014 -- Representative Gene Green last week led a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Appropriations Committee Chair Hal Rogers, and Ranking Member Nita Lowey requesting increased funding levels for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program harbor maintenance funding in the House Continuing Resolution. More
September 14, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "The Official Blues Brothers Revue" on September 20. More
September 14, 2014 -- The 5th Annual Jane Long Festival will be held at Fort Travis Seashore Park on Bolivar Peninsula on October 11. More
September 12, 2014 -- Galveston Arts Center today announced that it has launched a new art program at the University of Texas Medical Branch Children's Hospital at Galveston. More
September 12, 2014 -- Fred Astaire Dance Studios Texas Region will host the Texarama Dance Competitions this weekend at the San Luis Resort in Galveston. More
September 12, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday announced that it has extended its contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to provide support to the Human Health and Performance Directorate at the Johnson Space Center. More
September 12, 2014 -- Alvin Community College today announced the line-up for its 2014-2015 drama season. More
September 12, 2014 -- The World Affairs Council of Houston on Thursday hosted a program on Ports and Prosperity featuring a speech by Seth Cropsey, director of the Center for American Seapower at the Hudson Institute. More
September 12, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on activities available around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including a photo exhibit featuring the open roads of the U.S., a parade on the waters of Houston and free music in Galveston. More
September 11, 2014 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will present two comedies during October, with "Greater Tuna" opening October 3, and "Wyrd Sisters" opening October 31. More
September 11, 2014 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will open its production of "Dracula" on October 17. More
September 10, 2014 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District has been awarded a $10 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation for a project to expand the port's bulk terminal. More
September 10, 2014 -- United States Senator David Vitter today announced that the United States Department of Transportation is awarding more than $12 million in national infrastructure investments throughout Louisiana. More
September 10, 2014 -- United States Senator Mary Landrieu on Tuesday announced that the United States Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million grant to the Port of Lake Charles. More
September 10, 2014 -- Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr. on Tuesday announced issued a statement in response a $10 million United States Department of Transportation grant for funding of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Project. More
September 10, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that the state's sales tax revenues for August totaled $2.57 billion, an increase of 7.5 percent compared to August 2013. More
September 09, 2014 -- The Houston Arts Alliance is still seeking participants for Afloat!, the first in a series of parades, as part of its three-month Transported + Renewed project. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Orange County Navigation and Port District on Monday voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement request from Temple-Inland, Inc., a business of International Paper, to facilitate a four-stage, $80 million, improvement project. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Beaumont Chamber Foundation will host its BBQ Cook-Off Festival on September 13 at the Downtown Event Centre. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau today warned senior citizens to be aware of the "Grandparent Scam", in which callers posing as grandchildren of the victim in attempts to have money wired to them. More
September 08, 2014 -- College of the Mainland Community Theatre will present "Greater Tuna", September 11-28. More
September 08, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the Pointer Sister in concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House, “Bring it On: The Musical”, by Theatre Under the Stars at the Hobby Center in Houston, and “Greater Tuna” at College of the Mainland Community Theatre in Texas City. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson will present its production of "Wyrd Sisters" October 31 through November 23. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Highway 36A Coalition reports that it now has the support of 14 cities, counties and economic development groups throughout Waller, Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties. More
September 05, 2014 -- Galveston's Island Oktoberfest will take place October 24-25 in downtown Galveston. More
September 05, 2014 -- Provost Umprhey Law Firm in Beaumont today announced that nine of the firm's lawyers have selected for the 2014 "Texas Super Lawyers" List. More
September 05, 2014 -- Upstage Arts will hold auditions on Tuesday for its upcoming production of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike". More
September 05, 2014 -- Leaders from the petrochemical, maritime, logistics and transportation industries participated in the fifth annual Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Petrochemical & Maritime Outlook Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center on Thursday. More
September 05, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture's Editor Jennifer Olin reports there is a full slate of activities around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including a contemporary arts fair, a gathering for train enthusiasts, live music and free movies. More
September 03, 2014 -- Imam Talib Shareef, leader of The Nation's Mosque, Masjid Muhammad, located in Washington, D.C. released a statement in response to the recent reports on the murder of American Journalist Steven Sotloff. More
September 03, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host "The Mad Hatter Tea Party" on October 3. More
September 03, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host its 17th annual ARToberFEST on October 18-19. More
September 03, 2014 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that an agreement has been approved to support expansion plans of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. headquarters in the city, which will result in 530 new jobs during a 10-year period. More
September 02, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Vanities” at Playhouse 1960 in Houston, and “Spring Awakening” at Stage Door, Inc. in Pasadena. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit of items related to Galveston musician Felix Stella, who directed the Galveston Municipal Band. More
September 02, 2014 -- Island ETC, East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will present "The Dixie Swim Club", opening September 12 and continuing through September 27. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for the fall and preliminary outlook for the winter, noting that the state should have sufficient electricity available for demand during both seasons. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the 10th Annual Fort Bend Regional Infrastructure Conference on September 11 at the Rosenberg Civic Center. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region will host its Petrochemical and Maritime Outlook Conference on September 4 at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to levy a tax rate of $0.00253 per $100 valuation. More
August 29, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights some fun Labor Day Weekend activities around the Gulf Coast region including movies, outdoor music and dance with international flair; and a chance to learn all about beer. More
August 28, 2014 -- Representatives from several 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
August 28, 2014 -- Travis County District Court Judge John Dietz today issued a ruling declaring the Texas school finance system as unconstitutional. More
August 26, 2014 -- Union Pacific Railroad has begun construction on a multi-million dollar project that will extend a second rail line through Sugar Land, Stafford and Missouri City, Texas, as part of an overall plan to improve train operating efficiency. More
August 26, 2014 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther had another positive report on selected financial and operational matters for the PHA Commission today. More
August 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Occidental Petroleum's new office complex in Midland, Texas. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to adopt the port’s FY2015 Budget, which included total revenues of $12.17 million. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a resolution of support for the operation of the Polar Express, a holiday tourist train, to be operated by the Center for Transportation and Commerce at Galveston, the Railroad Museum, during the period between the Thanksgiving Week and Christmas Week 2015. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding callers claiming they are representatives of the Jamaican Lottery telling victims that they have won a lottery contest. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber is accepting applications for the 2014 Fort Bend Strong scholarships. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Galveston College Community Chorale will host classes beginning tonight. More
August 25, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Roads to Home” at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson and “Godspell” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Symphony Orchestra will launch its 2014-2015 season with a concert on Sunday at The Grand 1894 Opera House. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse Fine Arts Academy has announced that Whitney Wyatt-Nolden has joined its teaching staff for theatre arts classes that begin on September 8. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston has selected "Empty Mansions - The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune" for the Fall 2014 Museum Book Club Series. More
August 22, 2014 -- Victor Lang was one of those guys of whom I like to say about, “they broke the mold and then they made Victor". More
August 22, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on openings at the Lawndale Arts Center and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Saturday's ArtWalk in Galveston and Sunday's annual Theater District Open House in Houston. More
August 21, 2014 -- Keller Williams Realty announced that Cindy Hamann has joined its The Woodlands operation as the new chief executive officer/team leader. More
August 21, 2014 -- Branson Airport today announced that it is continuing its non-stop, low fare service to Chicago and Houston. More
August 20, 2014 -- AARP will host a screening of the film Cantiflas, staring ?scar Jaenada, as part of its AARP Movies for Grownups series on Thursday, August 28 at Marq'E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX at 7600 Katy Freeway in Houston. Flyer
August 20, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host activities in celebration of National Grandparents Day on September 7. More
August 20, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Scandinavian Airlines has launched a service connecting Houston with Stavanger, Norway. More
August 20, 2014 -- BP today announced that David Lawler has been named chief executive officer of BP's US Lower 48 Onshore business. More
August 19, 2014 -- Benoit Premium Threading, LLC of Houma, Louisiana has announced that it will be expanding its operations to Houston. More
August 19, 2014 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today announced that an August 12 issuance of refunding bonds will save the city $6.1 million through lower interest rates. More
August 18, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard today issued an interim rule, effective immediately, regarding regulations for offshore supply vessels of at least 6,000 gross tonnage. More
August 18, 2014 -- Discovery Green today announced the line-up of concerts for its "Sounds Like Houston!" Thursday Concerts series, which kicks off September 25. More
August 18, 2014 -- The MozART Group, a comical classic music group, will perform on September 19 at the Stafford Center in Stafford, Texas. More
August 18, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Dr. John & The Nite Trippers and Aaron Neville at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and Dailey & Vincent with Volume Five at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
August 18, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers to be aware of con artists who utilize major news stories, such as the recent death of comedian Robin Williams, for "click bating" to install malware on your computer or smartphone or obtaining personal information. More
August 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies for Developing Dreams Consulting, Century 21 Paramount and Southside Pharmacy. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday hosted a presentation on a proposal by Texas A&M University at Galveston for a coastal spine system of storm surge barriers to protect Galveston Bay. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the Texas economy added 46,600 jobs in July. More
August 15, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities in the Gulf Coast Region, including a new art exhibition at the University Museum at Texas Southern University, Shark Weekend at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston, the "Don’t Mess with Texas, Mess with ART” Family Arts Day at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont and an evening of music and dance at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
August 13, 2014 -- The Randle Law Office has announced that its appeal to the Houston City Council on behalf of a Heights property owner was successful. More
August 13, 2014 -- Marine scientist Dr. Quenton Dokken will discuss the "Rigs to Reefs" program, an effort to transform oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico into artificial reefs, at a free issues forum on August 26 at 7 p.m. at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University. More
August 13, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Hispanic Business Division will host the Third Annual Business Expo on August 21 at the Rosenberg Civic Center. More
August 13, 2014 -- The Houston First Corporation today announced that it has issued a request for proposals for the design and development of a hotel that would be located on top of the new parking garage and office building planned for just north of the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
August 13, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital has announced that it offers transradial cardiac catheterization, a new technique allowing access to a patient's heart through the wrist, instead of groin. More
August 13, 2014 -- Skybox Datacenters on Tuesday announced that it is building an 86,960 square foot data center facility in Katy. More
August 13, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors on Tuesday received an update regarding participation in the demand response services. More
August 12, 2014 -- Discovery Green has announced its fall 2014 programming season, which includes interactive art, entertainment and “family-friendly” activities. More
August 12, 2014 -- The Mary Moody Northen Endowment recently presented Moody National Bank President Victor Pierson with the 2014 Community Benefactor Award. More
August 12, 2014 -- College of the Mainland's Small Business Safety and Health Center, at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute, will host a free "lunch and learn" on August 21 regarding safety measures for temporary staff. More
August 12, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will host a reception on September 11 to kick off its upcoming season. More
August 11, 2014 -- The Orange County Navigation and Port District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $2,777,500 budget for the fiscal year that begins on October 1, 2014 and ends on September 30, 2015; an increase over the $2,652,000 budget for this fiscal year. More
August 11, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the Galveston Independent School District's Tax Ratification Election. More
August 11, 2014 -- NRG Arena in Houston will host Theresa Caputo, from The Learning Channel's "Long Island Medium", on October 19. More
August 11, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Horton Foote’s “The Old Friends” at the Alley Theatre at University of Houston, and “Adam Trent: Magician Reinvented” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
August 11, 2014 -- The Seabrook Festival of the Arts will host its third annual event on October 25. More
August 11, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "Adam Trent: Magician Reinvented", presented by La Marque Aid and Guidance Services, on Friday. More
August 10, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas’ 62nd season will begin on Saturday, September 20 in Beaumont. More
August 10, 2014 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre will present the Tony Award winning musical, "Into the Woods" September 12-28. More
August 10, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club’s Harvest Moon Regatta Chair Jack Seitzinger has announced that the Skippers Meeting for the 28th annual regatta will be held on Friday night, October 3 in the club’s ballroom, 2425 NASA Parkway in Seabrook. More
August 10, 2014 -- Pastor Donald Lee has provided a review of The "Power of Divine Purpose: Making Your Mission Possible", by Annie Curtis. More
August 09, 2014 -- St. Vincent’s House in Galveston announced that it is partnering with the Galveston Sustainable Communities Alliance and the Family Service Center to train two Hope Academy Pre-School teachers to become facilitators of The Incredible Years, Parenting Program. More
August 08, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District recently awarded Sol Engineering Service LLC two small business task order contracts for sediment testing. More
August 08, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers will host a series of listening sessions via webinar for public input regarding the agency’s implementation of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. More
August 08, 2014 -- The Galveston Beach Band will present its annual "Super Senior Celebration", the final concert of the season, on Tuesday. More
August 08, 2014 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that Jennifer May has been named director of economic development. More
August 08, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin on leisure activity options, including Whatever Fest, a party of laughs and music near Downtown Houston, as well as poetry readings and the UniverSoul circus, which is coming to Houston. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Equal Rights Houston Campaign has responded to the temporary restraining order preventing the City of Houston from Implementing the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. More
August 07, 2014 -- Executive Service Corps of Houston will mark its 30th anniversary on Tuesday, September 30 with a luncheon, featuring Greater Houston Partnership Chair Paul Hobby as the keynote speaker. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Central East Texas Alliance has added another speaker for its event on August 26 centering on workforce development issues, Mick Normington, a Labor Market and Career Information Business Specialist with the Texas Workforce Commission. More
August 07, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast the docking of a European Space Agency cargo spacecraft with the International Space Station on August 12. More
August 07, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently tested the Orion spacecraft for recovering the craft following its splashdown in the ocean. More
August 07, 2014 -- The State Bar of Texas today issued a warning that people seeking help with immigration matters should be aware of "notarios" or others who falsely represent themselves as lawyers. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Galveston Arts Center will present two exhibits from the Houston Center for Photography, Robin Myers: Unknown Constellations and Keliy Anderson-Staley: On a Wet Bough - Contemporary Tintype Portraits, August 23 through October 5. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Houston Ship Channel will host the Centennial Family Festival on September 6 at the Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadena. More
August 06, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted 10-5, with Jerry Davis, Mike Laster, Michael Kubosh, C.O. "Brad" Bradford and Jack Christie opposed, and Dave Martin and Oliver Pennington out of the room and not voting, to amend the Code of Ordinances relating to vehicles for hire to provide for businesses like Uber and Lyft that use smartphone apps to connect drivers with riders, using the driver’s personal car. More
August 06, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced that it has given final approval of its 50th greenhouse gas permit in Texas. More
August 06, 2014 -- Galveston Chamber of Commerce leaders will kick off visits to local businesses beginning this month to "check the pulse" of the Galveston's business community. More
August 06, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that Texas and 41 other states have reached a $35 million settlement agreement with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to resolve an investigation of the company's unlawful promoting of its immunosuppresive drug Rapamune. More
August 06, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in July totaled $2.34 billion, reflecting a 6.3 percent increase compared to July 2013. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Seafarers' Center of Beaumont will host a Sea Scout visit at the Port of Beaumont. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems on Monday held a public hearing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 05, 2014 -- The American Institute of Building Design recently installed its 2014-2015 Board of Directors, including Newell Cheatheam of Newell's Designs in Katy. More
August 05, 2014 -- Capital One Bank today announced that Jim Nicholas has been named Houston market president and commercial market manager for Houston. More
August 05, 2014 -- The TWELVE photography project will kick off its 2014 project with photography and a concert featuring Hayes Carll and Carrie Rodriguez on September 6 at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson has announced its upcoming Fine Arts Academy classes, gala, and its upcoming production of Horton Foote's "The Roads to Home". More
August 04, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is offering a $2.3 million investment from the Texas Enterprise Fund to attract a commercial launch facility by SpaceX to the Brownsville area. More
August 04, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will open its 2014-2015 performing arts season on September 13 with a performance by The Pointer Sisters. More
August 04, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
August 04, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned fun run participants to research events due to complaints of event cancellations with short notice and no refunds. More
August 04, 2014 -- My Plates will discontinue offering the current University of Texas license plate designs on August 10 in order to redesign the plates. More
August 04, 2014 -- From the Archives: Jim Guidry shares recordings from the early 1970's in Houston, including the vote to locate the Summit sports arena, interviews with "beggers" on the streets, and a visit with Morris the Cat. More
August 01, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final greenhouse gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration construction permit to the OCI Beaumont LLC methanol and ammonia plant in Nederland, Texas. More
August 01, 2014 -- The Port of Lake Charles recently hosted a ceremonial key exchange, handing over the keys to the newly-renovated building at 152 Marine Street to United States Customs and Border Protection officials, who will open a new field operation and border patrol office from the new building. More
August 01, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that it has extended a contract with Lockheed Martin Corporation for the Facilities Development and Operations at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
August 01, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the Fort Bend Strong Gala on November 6 at Safari Texas Ranch. More
August 01, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit of items related to Galveston's Tremont Hotel, as its August "Treasure of the Month". More
August 01, 2014 -- Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. on Thursday announced that Jack Wood, former president and CEO of Western National Bank, has been elected to the board of directors for Cullen/Frost. More
August 01, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on the return of some popular annual events around the Gulf Coast region, including Houston Restaurant Weeks and the Houston Shakespeare Festival. More
July 31, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Dr. John & The Nite Trippers and Aaron Neville in concert on August 23. More
July 31, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Chorale and Mainland Singers recently performed a series of concerts in a tour of Ireland. More
July 31, 2014 -- FrenetiCore will host its third annual Apocalypse Ball on September 6. More
July 31, 2014 -- The City of Sugar Land has released a request for statements of interest to select a partner to potentially develop an industrial business park at the site of the former state Central Prison Unit. More
July 31, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show", for two performances on August 9-10. More
July 30, 2014 -- Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce’s premier of “Dancing with the Stars” will be held at the Showboat Pavilion on Thursday, August 7, as the finale of the Texas City “Small Business Week – Shop Texas City First”. More
July 30, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum has announced that it will host the Prelude Family Concert series, with performances on August 13 and September 3. More
July 30, 2014 -- Guidry News Service on Tuesday visited the Port of Lake Charles. More
July 30, 2014 -- The 33rd annual Island Oktoberfest has announced the event will take place October 24-25 in historic downtown Galveston. More
July 30, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that astronaut Mike Massimino has left the agency for a full-time position with Columbia University in New York. More
July 30, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently provided an aerial tour of the Houston Ship Channel for Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick, commanding general of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, to highlight the economic growth along the ship channel. More
July 29, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed Friday, August 1, as Houston Shakespeare Festival Day in recognition of University of Houston's annual festival. More
July 29, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Visualase, Inc., which was awarded a Texas Emerging Technology Fund grant in 2007, has been acquired by Medtronic, Inc. More
July 29, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to approve a lease between the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation and Turner Construction Company for the James Fadden Historic Building at 2410 Strand for a base rent of $10 per month. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $12 million civic penalty against Southwest Airlines for alleged failures in complying with regulations in three separate enforcement cases related to repairs on jetliners operated by the company. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $1,063,855 contract to APC Construction, LLC for maintenance dredging of the docks and wharves of the port. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today elected Benjamin F. Holland, Jr. to another term as chair and reappointed Eddie Walsh as vice chair during its annual meeting. More
July 28, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on October 23 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will launch single ticket sales for its 2014-2015 season on August 4. More
July 27, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has posted a review of some choice options for Cajun food in Houston and Southeast Texas. More
July 26, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority reports that dredging has started on the first of two improvement projects to deepen the port authority's container terminal channels from 40 feet to 45 feet, matching the depth of the Houston Ship Channel. More
July 25, 2014 -- Chambers representing Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Galveston, La Marque, Port Aransas, Port Arthur, Portland and Texas City met in Corpus Christi today to address sustainable funding for Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
July 25, 2014 -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Gulf Coast held its fourth annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake Kick Off Party at the Moody Mansion on Wednesday. More
July 25, 2014 -- Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced that Captain Stuart Miller has rejoined its TITAN Salvage operations team as salvage master. More
July 25, 2014 -- Beaumont Community Players has announced the line-up for its 2014-2015 season, opening with "Twelfth Night" on September 19. More
July 25, 2014 -- Galveston will host its next free Summer Beach Band Concert on Tuesday at the Sealy Gazebo behind Ashton Villa. More
July 25, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights activities around the Gulf Coast region this next week including a chance to visit some Houston museums for free, a writer's workshop, and a jazz festival More
July 25, 2014 -- Clyde Fitzgerald, a member of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, was elected to a fourth term as president of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District of the International Longshoreman's Association at the organization's convention in Savannah, Georgia this week. More
July 24, 2014 -- Galveston City Council this afternoon voted to make appointments to the Galveston Park Board of Trustees; the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Galveston Port Facilities Corporation; and the Galveston Industrial Development Corporation. More
July 24, 2014 -- Sierra Nevada Corporation on Wednesday announced that it has formed a partnership with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency for expansion of its "Dream Chaser" Space System. More
July 24, 2014 -- SpaceX on Wednesday announced that it recently performed a "soft landing" over water of its Falcon 9 rocket's first stage, a step toward landing the rockets after launch of their payloads for re-use in future missions. More w/Video
July 24, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will hold auditions August 11-13 for a music scholarship at the college. More
July 23, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host "Shake Your Summer Sillies Out", a series of events on August 22 in celebration of the start of the coming school year. More
July 23, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded 14 grants totaling almost $1 million to Texas universities and community colleges for summer youth camps focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. More
July 23, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced that two new 100-foot gauge container cranes have arrived for installation at the port. More
July 23, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today issued a report regarding the Texas Workforce, and proposed steps to ensure continued prosperity. More
July 22, 2014 -- Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment Corporation today officially announced that it is exploring plans to construct a large methanol production and export facility at Shoal Point in Texas City. More
July 21, 2014 -- Lone Star College today issued a reminder that August 1 is the deadline to submit nominations for the Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center Advisory Council's 28th Annual Small Business of the Year awards. More
July 21, 2014 -- The Texas City Small Business Fair, an event launching Texas City Small Business Week, will take place on August 4 at College of the Mainland. More
July 21, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued an alert regarding a scam involving a fake shipping company offering "work from home" opportunities to ship goods overseas. More
July 21, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Is There Life After Lubbock?” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, and “The Tempest” at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay. More
July 21, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Is There Life After Lubbock?" on Saturday. More
July 18, 2014 -- Thirteen area teachers spent a week with local aerospace companies for the 2014 Aerospace Teacher Externship. More
July 18, 2014 -- Barrios Technology employees recently received corporate performance awards for their support of NASA's Johnson Space Center and the International Space Station program. More
July 18, 2014 -- San Jacinto College will host auditions July 30-31 at the Central Campus for its production of "Dirty Work at the Crossroads". More
July 18, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced several entertainment events taking place in the city through the remainder of the year. More
July 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $3.9 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund into Omnitracs, LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas. More
July 18, 2014 -- College of the Mainland has announced that Karen Brasier, an artist and alumnus of the college, will display works at the "Sunday Matinee: Unlimited Viewing" exhibit at Houston Community College's Wedge Gallery in September. More
July 18, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to award a $557,330 contract to Hugh Patrick Constructors of Texas City for the construction of east levee roadway improvements at the Industrial Reservoir. More
July 18, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 19,100 jobs in June. More
July 18, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum is hosting "State of the Art", a traveling exhibit of art by children. More
July 18, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on events around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including festivals devoted to watermelon, vegan lifestyle and one for aerial arts, as well as live theater, and movies with live music. More
July 17, 2014 -- The Central East Texas Alliance will be hosting an event focusing on workforce development issues in central east Texas on August 26, 2014. More
July 17, 2014 -- DNV GL today announced that it is expanding its Katy office to accommodate all of its Houston area staff in one location. More
July 17, 2014 -- The Texas Bankers Foundation recently presented the 50-Year Banker Award to Richard S. Cardner, executive vice president and chief trust officer for Moody National Bank in Galveston. More
July 16, 2014 -- Barrios Technology flight controller Louis Huerta recently received the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Johnson Space Center's Power of One Award for center impact. More
July 16, 2014 -- College of the Mainland Community Theatre will launch its production of "9 to 5: The Musical" on Thursday. More
July 16, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded $4.5 million to Texas A&M University for the new Texas Research-based Adult Instruction Network Professional Development Consortium. More
July 16, 2014 -- The Galveston County Economic Alliance has confirmed that discussions have been underway for a number of months and are still active with a number of entities and potential investors regarding the possible development of a methanol plant on Shoal Point in Texas City. More
July 16, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Monday met in a joint workshop with the Galveston Planning Commission to receive a status report on proposed new land development regulations. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies for three area businesses. More
July 15, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Art Gallery will open an exhibit on Thursday featuring works from students in COM's Senior Adult Program. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will host a reception on September 11 for the kick-off of its upcoming season. More
July 15, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded a nine-year contract, with at total maximum value of $1.3 billion, to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and future human space exploration. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a $28,947 contract to MMR Construction, Inc. for electrical upgrades to Warehouse No. 6. More
July 14, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host a matinee performance by the Houston Children's Chorus on July 20. More
July 14, 2014 -- The North Galveston Chamber of Commerce today announced that it is dissolving; and the League City Chamber of Commerce has offered free membership for the rest of the year to former NGCC members. More
July 14, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, and “Sweet Charity” at Island ETC East-End Theatre Company in Galveston. More
July 14, 2014 -- Island ETC East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will launch its production of "Sweet Charity" on Friday. More
July 14, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding scams utilizing fake online customer surveys. More
July 14, 2014 -- BP today announced that BP America Chair and President John Mingé will sign a statement at a ceremony in Houston on Tuesday to reaffirm the company's support of employees serving in the military. More
July 14, 2014 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation on Sunday launched its second cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. More
July 13, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has posted a schedule of activities on Galveston Island in September. More
July 13, 2014 -- Fanfare Lutheran Music Academy's Choir Camp presented "Of Thee I Sing: A Celebration of Patriotic Music" in the newly dedicated Gazebo at the historic First Lutheran Church in Galveston. More
July 11, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will offer several special promotions and events for the 41st annual Dickens on the Strand festival throughout the month of July. More
July 11, 2014 -- The City of Friendswood and the Friendswood Rotary Club are hosting the free 2014 Movies in the Park outdoor movie series July 11 through August 15 at the Evelyn B. Newman Amphitheater in Centennial Park. More
July 11, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on art gallery shows and music and dance events this weekend in the Gulf Coast region, including ArtHouston, a 12-gallery art walk in Houston and ArtWalk in downtown Galveston. More
July 10, 2014 -- The Texas Radio Hall of Fame will hold its 2014 Induction Celebration on November 1 at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston. More
July 10, 2014 -- The Alley Theatre celebrated the groundbreaking for its $73 million capital campaign on Tuesday. More
July 10, 2014 -- The Zero Waste Houston Coalition, including Texas Campaign for the Environment, Sierra Club Houston Regional Group, Houston Peace and Justice Center, San Jacinto River Coalition, and “Father of Environmental Justice” Robert D. Bullard, has published a research report on “One Bin for All” technology for recycling. More
July 09, 2014 -- Representative Gene Green reports that the House of Representatives has amended the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, adding $57 million to the Operation and Maintenance Account within the Army Corps of Engineers budget for harbor maintenance projects. More
July 09, 2014 -- Fanfare Lutheran Music Academy's Choir Camp will present "Of Thee I Sing: A Celebration of Patriotic Music" on Thursday, July 10 in Galveston. More
July 09, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.24 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to June 2013. More
July 08, 2014 -- Houston Early Music has announced its 2014-2015 Concert Season. More
July 08, 2014 -- The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Office is conducting 16 free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of July. More
July 08, 2014 -- The Moody Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to St. Vincent's House to assist in the emergency assistance program. More
July 08, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment of $750,000 in Schneider Electric for the expansion of its operations in El Paso, which he says will create 193 new jobs and $7 million in capital investment. More
July 08, 2014 -- Guest conductor Robert Gray will direct “Old Time Religion,” the theme from Chicago, at tonight's Summer Band Concert by the Galveston Beach Band in the Sealy Gazebo. More
July 08, 2014 -- Phillips 66, a Houston-based energy manufacturing and logistics company, which was created in 2012 through a split with ConocoPhillips,has made a $100,000 donation to the University of Houston to support programs in engineering and busienss. More
July 07, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has posted comments on dining opportunities available in Houston. More
July 07, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with noted Houston periodontologist, Dr. Todd Scheyer, about the American Academy of Periodontology’s “Love the Gums You’re With” campaign. More
July 07, 2014 -- Update: Due to a change in the train’s arrival time on the Union Pacific rails, this evening’s Ringling Bros. Animal Walk has been cancelled. More
July 07, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has posted a warning against a scam known as "credit muling," where scammers are taking advantage of cash strapped victims by fooling them into purchasing new wireless contracts. More
July 07, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Carnival!” at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson and the official opening of “Fallen Angels” at Main Street Theater. More
July 06, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House has been recognized as a Top Performing Attraction by TripAdvisor. More
July 04, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday announced a Texas Enterprise Fund investment of $8.6 million in Active Network, LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas. More
July 03, 2014 -- Vandy Anderson, a veteran Galveston broadcaster, has been selected for induction to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. More
July 03, 2014 -- Last weekend, approximately 100 middle and high school students from Houston PREP (Pre-Freshman Enrichment Program) at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) learned how math and science power motorsports firsthand from Team Penske Driver Will Power and engineers at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. More
July 03, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on options for the 4th of July weekend, including a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a chance to support local artists and a classic movie. More
July 02, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Agriculture reports that Texas cattlemen approved the Texas Beef Checkoff Referendum by a 67-33 percent margin, which will require a $1 per head fee to conduct beef promotion, marketing, research and education programs for consumers. More
July 02, 2014 -- Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association President Pete Bonds today applauded the results of the Texas Beef Checkoff referendum. More
July 02, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Development Corporation will hold its annual Business Resource Expo Tuesday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rosenberg Civic Center. More
July 02, 2014 -- Missouri City will feature a presentation by United States Small Business Administration Lead Lender Relationship Specialist Russell F. Hughes at its next Leadership Luncheon More
July 02, 2014 -- Pastor Donald Lee is seeking financial donations for a DeSoto High School senior who is waiting to receive a heart and kidney transplant. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Texas Tenors will celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend with a special performance at The Grand 1894 Opera House on Sunday, July 6. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Galveston Beach Band will present a special Patriotic concert in honor of Independence Day on Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. More
July 01, 2014 -- Barrios Technology Flight Controller, Louis Huerta, was recently presented with NASA Johnson Space Center’s Power of One Silver-level award for center impact. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas has posted a warning to consumers that door-to-door alarm company salespersons are using false information and high-pressure tactics to influence unsuspecting homeowners to enter into contractual agreements regarding home security systems. More
June 30, 2014 -- Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at several locations. More
June 30, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the Maritime Careers Camp, which will be held from August 4 through 8 at various locations. More
June 30, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston is currently recruiting veterans as new employees. More
June 30, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House is currently offering special "Christmas in July" discounts from July 1 through 30 on select holiday events. More
June 30, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce was honored as the Best in Texas, winning first place in the category of Chamber Map for its 2013-2014 Map. More
June 30, 2014 -- The Texas Comptroller’s Office today released an analysis of new school construction costs that shows the cost for some campuses varied by nearly $200 per square foot. More w/Video
June 30, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Independence Day celebration concerts, with The Texas Tenors, with “Let Freedom Sing!” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and “A Star Spangled Salute” by the Houston Symphony Orchestra at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
June 28, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host its 2014 Congressional Update Breakfast with Congressman Pete Olson on Monday, July 21 at the Fort Bend Country Club. More
June 28, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker this week was the guest of the Houston Pilots aboard the pilot boat BAYOU CITY, bound for their ship boarding assignments. More
June 28, 2014 -- The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce won an award in the category of Outstanding Website at the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Awards program. More
June 27, 2014 -- Galveston community leaders and supporters of The Grand 1894 Opera House turned out on Wednesday for a ceremony on the stage of the historic theater to recognize 25 years of service by Kathy Van Dewalli. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston has announced the addition of a second show on August 10 for "Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show". More
June 27, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce recently received awards in the Social Media Marketing and Communications, Brochures and Outstanding Traditional Marketing Campaign categories at the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Excellence Awards. More
June 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $300,000 through the Texas Enterprise Fund into Maverick Arms, Inc. for the firearms company to expand its Eagle Pass manufacturing facility. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently received a first place award in the Traditional Marketing Campaign category from the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. More
June 27, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities ranging from fast cars and parades to contemporary art. More
June 26, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today announced its support of the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. More
June 26, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Wednesday successfully completed a test of the parachute system for the Orion spacecraft. More
June 25, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host The Texas Business Conference employment law update on Friday at the Humble Civic Center. More
June 25, 2014 -- Several organizations, including the International Economic Development Council, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and CenterPoint Energy on Tuesday hosted a crisis management workshop for industry and government in Greater Houston. More
June 24, 2014 -- Executive Director Roger Guenther on Monday told the Port of Houston Authority Commission that the port "reached a new milestone" in the month of May, earning a record $23 million in operating revenue. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Rice University Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship has been named number one among the top university business incubators for the second year in a row by UBI Index. More
June 24, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday sent a letter urging Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. More
June 24, 2014 -- The 4th Annual Caribbean RumFest will take place on August 16 and 17 at Jones Plaza in Houston. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host a Hurricane Preparedness Luncheon on July 16. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today announced that chamber President Jim Rich has received the Marvin Hurley Award from the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today announced that it has joined with other organizations in sending a letter urging Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. More
June 23, 2014 -- NRG Park in Houston recently hosted a Jehovah's Witnesses Bible convention. More
June 23, 2014 -- Leaders of the Greater Houston Partnership today announced details about UpSkill Houston, a comprehensive, industry-led approach to filling gaps in the Houston region’s workforce. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to award a contract for independent representative services for the Cruise Terminal Number 2 Expansion Project to AECOM for an amount not to exceed $311,895. More
June 23, 2014 -- Top Dog Fireworks has announced that the fireworks selling season for the Fourth of July holiday begins on Tuesday. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to authorize Port Director Chris Fisher to negotiate a tax abatement agreement with Oiltanking Beaumont Partners, LP based on terms and conditions commensurate with agreements between the company and the City of Beaumont and/or Jefferson County. More
June 23, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “All My Sons” at Company OnStage in Houston and “The Blind Boys of Alabama”, performing at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today listed the five most popular scams used during the summer months. More
June 23, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against a Channelview industrial tank and container cleaning business to force the company to obey pollution laws at its facility. More
June 23, 2014 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update published on Friday reports that INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA and Sasol Chemicals North America LLC have announced that they have reached a final investment decision to form a joint venture to build a high-density polyethylene plant in La Porte. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host The Blind Boys of Alabama in concert on June 28. More
June 21, 2014 -- The International Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses is underway in Houston. More
June 20, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that astronauts David Leestma and Andrew Thomas are retiring from the astronaut corps. More
June 20, 2014 -- The South Texas Coastal Zone Area Committee will host a public meeting on Tuesday in Port Aransas to discuss after-action items from the Texas City "Y" Oil Spill. More
June 20, 2014 -- FrenetiCore's youth outreach program, FrenetiKids is participating with the Children's Prison Art Project to bring dance programs to kids in prison. More
June 20, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced the recipients of awards for the top research and technology achievements of 2013 made possible by the International Space Station. More
June 20, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today released employment statistics for May, announcing that the state has added a total of 383,100 jobs during the past 12 months. More
June 20, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights weekend events including free films at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, "Friday Night Creature Features" at the historic downtown Depot in Tomball, Summer Solstice at the Rothko Chapel in Houston and the Juneteenth Parade in Galveston. More
June 20, 2014 -- The new Harris County Eastgate Cemetery in Crosby officially opened on Wednesday. More
June 19, 2014 -- Kaneka North America LLC on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of its Learning and Education Center in Pasadena. More
June 19, 2014 -- Kaneka North America, LLC on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of its new Learning and Education Center. More
June 19, 2014 -- FrenetiCore Theater in Houston will present "Motion/Light/Form", a two-part show by Les Campbell, on June 22. More
June 19, 2014 -- Company OnStage in Houston will present Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" June 27 through July 19. More
June 18, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that the Houston Metroplex NextGen airspace redesign project has been implemented, which will result in more on-time flights for passengers while reducing pollution. More w/Video
June 18, 2014 -- The State Bar of Texas will host its annual meeting on June 26-27 at the Hilton Austin and Austin Convention Center. More
June 18, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston has announced its 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a sub-agreement with United Parcel Service for acquisition and deployment of all-electric delivery vehicles, in an amount not to exceed $2,319,696. More
June 17, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann today announced that it has received the 2014 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award from Healthgrades. More
June 17, 2014 -- Alvin Community College is inviting painters, sculptors and illustrators to its campus to educate students about trends in art as part of the college's Visiting Artists at ACC Art Studios program. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum on the Lamar University campus will host an obstacle course mud run on June 21 as part of the museum's Great Outdoors Day. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to pay the port’s annual dues for the American Association of Port Authorities. More
June 16, 2014 -- Upstage Arts Youth Theater is performing a benefit show with its first adult cast featuring the Irish play “Dancing at Lughnasa.” More
June 16, 2014 -- The Republican Governors Association today hosted an energy press briefing featuring the governors of Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota and Wyoming at the Petroleum Club in Houston. More
June 16, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that United Airlines plans to introduce service to Santiago, Chile from George Bush Intercontinental Airport beginning in December. More
June 16, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning regarding virus-carrying fake emails claiming to be from the United States Postal Service. More
June 16, 2014 -- Seabrook will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for Tires By Design. More
June 16, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Houston’s Juneteenth Celebration and concerts by the Houston Symphony, both at Miller Outdoor Theatre. More
June 16, 2014 -- Beaumont will host country singer Rodney Carrington for a performance on September 27 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
June 15, 2014 -- The Clear Lake City Water Authority plans to move forward on the Exploration Green project to create 200 acre flood control, recreation and conservation public space in the heart of Clear Lake as soon as state and local governments complete and issue the final necessary permits. More
June 15, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce hosted “One Enchanted Evening!” on Friday to honor two "Most Interesting Men," Vic Pierson and Bill Ross. More
June 14, 2014 -- Researchers at the University of Houston have published the results of a food marketing study. More
June 13, 2014 -- Juneteenth will be celebrated on Saturday, June 14 in Hitchcock with a parade starting at10am leading to the historic and beautiful Stringfellow Orchards where activities for the whole family withe professional re-enactors portraying Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. More
June 13, 2014 -- Coats Rose Law Firm has announced that the firm's construction litigation director, Patrick Gaas, has been named to the Litigation Counsel of America's advisory board. More
June 13, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the 2014 Congressional Update Breakfast, featuring Congressman Pete Olson, on July 21 at the Fort Bend Country Club. More
June 13, 2014 -- Preservation Houston will host an architecture walk of Houston's downtown skyline on Sunday. More
June 13, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin lists an art show, a boat show, and a music show as just some of the ways to pass the time this week around the Gulf Coast region. More
June 13, 2014 -- College of the Mainland spotlights a process technology class taught by Pete Rygaard. More
June 12, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas Board of Directors has named Douglas J. Fair as executive director. More
June 12, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined former secretary of state James A. Baker, III in announcing a special concert by the Houston Symphony to be held on November 3 marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. More
June 12, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce today issued a news release regarding improvements in graduation rates at Galveston College. More
June 12, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber is accepting applications for scholarships to be presented during the Fort Bend Strong Gala in November. More
June 11, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday introduced the Original Living American Wage Act of 2014 in the House of Representatives. More
June 11, 2014 -- Enterprise Products Partners will build an ethane export facility on the Houston Ship Channel, signing a thirty-year agreement with the Port of Houston Authority. More
June 11, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Wednesday announced the second year launch of the "Liftoff Houston!" 2014 Business Plan Competition. More w/Video
June 11, 2014 -- INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA and Sasol Chemicals North America, LLC have announced a joint venture to build a high-density polyethylene plant in La Porte. More
June 11, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced that it has donated $20,000 to the Freeport Historical Museum in support of the museum's expansion. More
June 11, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues for May totaled $2.45 billion, an increase of 8.5 percent compared to May 2013. More
June 11, 2014 -- Aquanauts participating in the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations will conduct activities on the ocean floor twice this summer. More
June 11, 2014 -- Galveston Island will host a series of events throughout the month of August. More
June 10, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host a Texas Business Conference on June 27 in Humble. More
June 10, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation on Monday announced that Vivian Montejano has been named general manager of the Wortham Theater Center. More
June 09, 2014 -- Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene's Lake Houston office will host a free concert and Independence Day celebration on July 4 at Kings Harbor in Kingwood. More
June 09, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Drowsy Chaperone” at Playhouse 1960 and “Big: The Musical” at Miller Outdoor Theatre. More
June 09, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips regarding the purchase of "high adventure activity" packages. More
June 09, 2014 -- The Houston Mayor's International Trade and Development Council for Africa is hosting a delegation of energy leaders from the Republic of Niger to share information about opportunities available to oil exploration and development companies. More
June 06, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Al Meyer of the Gulf Coast Ship Modelers Society on June 10 to present a lecture on traditional knotwork on small craft. More
June 06, 2014 -- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galvston-Houston will hold an open house on June 25 for its new office at the Island Community Center in Galveston. More
June 06, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on indoor and outdoor activities around the Gulf Coast region including a disc golf tournament, movies and musicals. More
June 05, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has awarded State Representative Byron Cook with a True Texas Hero Award. More
June 05, 2014 -- The American Festival for the Arts will host its first concert of the summer with the Middle School Festival on June 21 at Pershing Middle School in Houston. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Fort Bend Central Chamber hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for construction of Gallery Furniture's new Fort Bend/Grand Parkway location. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host the 10th annual Clean Fleet Technologies Conference on June 10 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. More
June 05, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has exercised a contract option with Raytheon Technical Services Company of Houston to provide continued support of operations, training and mission planning of NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and Space Vehicle Mockup Facility More
June 04, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership has unveiled a new community image campaign, "Houston: The City with No Limits", to highlight the "vibrancy of the Houston region and its position as a great place to live and work". More
June 04, 2014 -- Funeral services for Father Rivers Aristide Patout III, chaplain of the Houston International Seafarers’ Center, which he helped found more than 45 years ago, will be held on Friday at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston. More
June 04, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that he and state attorneys general from 43 other states secured a $105 million agreement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC in connection with an investigation of the drug maker for unlawfully promoting its asthma drug Advair and antidepressant drugs Paxil and Wellbutrin. More
June 04, 2014 -- Galveston College and the Galveston Chamber of Commerce has set dates for the 2014-2015 Leadership Galveston course. More
June 03, 2014 -- Galveston Island will host a series of events, including a new “Christmas in July” celebration, throughout the month of July. More
June 03, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Monday warned job seekers to be wary of scams involving people posing as potential employers who attempt to take money in exchange for non-existent jobs. More
June 03, 2014 -- Horse Head Theatre Co. will present "Spaghetti Code", a dark comedy written by Abby Koenig of Houston, July 12-28. More
June 02, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety will participate in "Roadcheck 2014", a national commercial vehicle safety enforcement effort, by conducting enhanced inspections of commercial vehicles traveling Texas roads Tuesday through Thursday. More
June 02, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned businesses and job seekers of a scam involving the issuance of fake checks from local businesses to victims as part of a "secret shopper" job. More
June 02, 2014 -- Discovery Green in Houston will host "Maravilloso!", a two-day circus event, on July 3-4. More
June 02, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber recently cut ribbons at two local businesses. More
June 02, 2014 -- Mark Ciavaglia, chair of the Texas City Economic Development Corporation, has posted a message regarding the Second Annual Texas City Small Business Week event, which kicks off August 4. More
June 02, 2014 -- Mitchell Historic Properties in Galveston today announced that Joseph B. "Joe" Rozier has been named to take the position of general manager of the company in July. More
June 02, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Butcher Holler Here We Come”, presented by the Beaumont Community Players, and “The Way It Was”, starring Victor Lang at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
May 31, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has posted recollections about the end of one economic development corporation in 1997 and the launch of a new initiative in Galveston County that same year. More
May 31, 2014 -- Don Gartman has retired as President and CEO of the Galveston County Economic Alliance and the Alliance Foundation; and Dr. Bix Rathburn has been selected to replace him. More
May 30, 2014 -- Galveston’s Henry Freudenburg Insurance Agency celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday with clients, friends and officials from federal, state and local governments taking part in festivities recognizing the agency for five decades of service. More
May 30, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has issued green house gas permits for the construction of an ethylene cracker near Corpus Christi by OxyChem. More
May 30, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today reappointed Galveston Police Chief Henry Porretto to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports. More
May 30, 2014 -- Barrios Technology on Thursday unveiled its new International Space Station Conference Facility. More
May 30, 2014 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will host an exhibit in October featuring Claude Monet's paintings of the River Seine. More
May 30, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that art in a variety of media, ranging from exhibitions at galleries in Houston to sand sculptures on Galveston's East Beach is available this weekend. More
May 30, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will launch its Galveston Beach Band weekly concerts on Tuesday at the historic Sealy Gazebo. More
May 29, 2014 -- Port of Beaumont Director and CEO Chris Fisher was the featured guest at Wednesday’s meeting of the West Gulf Maritime Association. More
May 29, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected L-3 National Security Solutions, Inc. to provide simulation and software technology support to the Engineering Software, Robotics and Simulation Division at the Johnson Space Center. More
May 28, 2014 -- SpaceX today announced that it has completed qualification testing for its SuperDraco thruster, an engine that will power the Dragon spacecraft's launch escape system and enable the vehicle to land propulsively on Earth or another planet. More
May 28, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced that it has received an "A" rating and a stable outlook from Standard & Poor's Rating Services, based on the port's senior-lien revenue refunding bonds and revenue notes. More
May 27, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cuttings for DLS Dance Studio; 2101 Church Street, a high-rise apartment community; Sherwin-Williams in a new location; and Elliot Electric Supply More
May 27, 2014 -- The Texas Bar Foundation has provided a $20,000 grant to the State Bar of Texas to fund "Justiceville, USA", a web-based project to help students meet specific elementary and secondary history, government, citizenship and geography requirements on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills exam. More
May 27, 2014 -- Kuraray America, Inc. today issued an update regarding a weather-related incident near La Porte, where a tent at a construction site collapsed during high winds. More
May 27, 2014 -- University of Houston today announced that actor Mirron Willis and director Brendon Fox will be guest artists at the Houston Shakespeare Festival in August. More
May 27, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include "Good People" at the Alley Theatre in Houston and "Don't Dress for Dinner" at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson. More
May 27, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on hiring a lawn care service. More
May 27, 2014 -- The City of Missouri City will host its annual State of the City Address on June 5 at City Centre. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Port of Brownsville Board of Commissioners, during their regular meeting on Wednesday, held a ceremony to swear in commissioners Carlos R. Masso and John Wood for new terms in office. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded $639,280 in self-sufficiency funding to a consortium made up of Alvin Community College, Brazosport College, Lone Star College and San Jacinto College to provide job training in support of petrochemical employers. More
May 23, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Memorial Day weekend events, including traditional fireworks, a beach volleyball tournament and the history of a giant lizard in the movies. More
May 22, 2014 -- The United States House of Representatives has passed the 2014 Water Resources Reform and Development Act by a vote of 412-4. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host the "Spring Chine" Family Arts Day on May 31. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Galveston Arts Center will offer weekly art classes during the summer. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday held a ceremony to administer an oath of office to newly re-elected commissioners Jerry Hughes, Sr., Keith Wallace and John Young, Jr. More
May 21, 2014 -- Griffin Communications today announced promotions in leadership positions at the agency, with Jeff Carr promoted to president, Deanna Wilke as director of account services and Jaime Napoli as director of finance and administration. More
May 21, 2014 -- BP today announced that it will seek review by the United States Supreme Court of a Fifth Circuit court decision regarding the payment of compensation of claims for losses with "no apparent connection" to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Community Associations Institute recently recognized Margey Meyer, President and CEO of CADRExperts in Houston, for her achievements. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a bank depository services contract to First Financial Bank. More
May 20, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission opened today’s meeting with a special tribute to former chair Jim Edmonds, who died last week. More
May 19, 2014 -- The National Aeronautical and Space Administration has selected NLT Management Services LLC of Ewing, New Jersey, to provide institutional safety and fire protection services to support the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston and White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. More
May 19, 2014 -- Governor Rick Perry, citing the policies that have made Texas a national energy leader, called on President Obama to dramatically change his own failed energy policies in order to put more Americans to work. More
May 19, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to increase the decal and access fees for ground transportation companies accessing the Cruise Ship Terminal Complex. More
May 19, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to avoid being a victim of Memorial Day scams aimed at military personnel. More
May 19, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $598,900 contract to L.D. Construction for a project to pave two lots. More
May 19, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host the third annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference June 17-19 in Chicago. More
May 19, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include preview performances of “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike” at the Alley Theatre in Houston and “Dancin' in the Street... Motown & More Revue” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
May 19, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Sunday reported that the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft has returned to Earth from the International Space Station, bringing back more than 3,500 pounds of cargo and science samples from the station. More
May 17, 2014 -- The United States Trade and Commerce Institute has selected Houston Independent School District for a 2013 Texas Excellence Award to recognize the district's Office of Business Assistance. More
May 16, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today reported that renewable energy production grew by 12 percent in 2013. More
May 16, 2014 -- The 9th Annual State of the Lake Tourism Address, co-hosted by Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, was held on Wednesday at Butler's Courtyard in League City. More
May 16, 2014 -- Company OnStage Theater in Houston will host a special fundraising event on May 31 to launch its 2014-2015 season. More
May 16, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that components of the International Space Station's new RapidScat, an instrument for measuring ocean winds, have arrived at the launch site at Kennedy Space Center. More
May 16, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 64,100 jobs in April. More
May 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Arts Center will host "Conversations at the Center", featuring artists Autumn Knight and Robert Pruitt, on May 29. More
May 16, 2014 -- The Houston Museum District will host its next "Museum Experience" on July 26. More
May 16, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday approved updated contracts with six municipal and residential customers to extend their service deadlines to enable them to fulfill debt obligations for the reservoir gate project at the Thomas Mackey Water Treatment Plant. More
May 16, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that leisure activities in the Gulf Coast Region include the 6th Annual Galveston Beach Revue, the 5th Annual Red, White & Bayou Crawfish and Texas Music Festival in Dickinson and and the The 10th Annual Empty Bowls Houston event. More
May 15, 2014 -- University of Houston will host its annual Classical Minds Institute, featuring guitar masters from around the world, on June 10-14. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will end its exhibit, "John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors", on May 26. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University will be closed May 17 through July 1 for a re-roofing project. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will open two exhibits, "Beili Liu: Chine" and "Karin Broker: wired, pressed, nailed", on May 24. More
May 15, 2014 -- Port Freeport has announced that two new cranes have departed from Shanghai, China and are expected to arrive for installation at the port by the end of July. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host the 2014 State of Richmond Address, featuring Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore, on June 20. More
May 14, 2014 -- Texas Workforce Commission Commissioner Representing Employers Hope Andrade on Wednesday marked this year's Small Business Week by speaking at a celebration at Texas State Technical College in Waco. More
May 14, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage on Sunday of the departure of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station. More
May 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today participated in the 60th anniversary celebration of General Motors' Arlington Assembly Plant. More
May 13, 2014 -- The chair of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District reports that an agreement has been reached on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act conference report to include the Sabine-Neches Waterway Deepening Project, which would deepen the channel from 40 to 48 feet. More
May 12, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has posted thoughts on Saturday's election of Jim Yarbrough as Mayor of Galveston. More
May 12, 2014 -- Galveston Island will host the 28th annual American Institute of Architects Sandcastle Competition on Saturday on East Beach. More
May 12, 2014 -- Former Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds has died. More
May 12, 2014 -- San Jacinto College will host the 2014 Houston Spanish and Flamenco Festival May 27-31. More
May 12, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised parents to research summer day camps before selecting one for their child to attend. More
May 12, 2014 -- The Greenspoint District in Houston recently hosted the Sino-U.S. Petroleum Industry Dinner, which included a delegation of Chinese petroleum industry executives who were in the city for the Offshore Technology Conference. More
May 12, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that the United States Army Corps of Engineers has permitted dredging of the port's Bayport and Barbours Cut channels. More
May 12, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Houston Grand Opera’s production of “Die Fledermaus”, at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, and “Re-Designing Women”, at Island Etc East-End Theatre Company in Galveston. More
May 12, 2014 -- Texas State Representatives Senfronia Thompson and Alma Allen, as well as other area elected officials, will hold a prayer vigil for the kidnapped Nigerian girls this evening at Tranquility Park in Houston. More
May 12, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that it received $312,332 in sales tax revenues for May. More
May 12, 2014 -- The 40th annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour concluded this past weekend. Photos
May 09, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin showcases several events around the Gulf Coast region that she says will make a great Mother's Day outing including free ballet, artsy cars or a new interactive art exhibit. More
May 08, 2014 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens "Soto: The Houston Penetrable", an interactive exhibit, today. More
May 08, 2014 -- Island ETC East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will open its production of "Re-Designing Women" on May 16. More
May 08, 2014 -- The Texas Crab Festival in Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula is this weekend. More
May 07, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute have selected 26 proposals for funding to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performances on future deep space exploration missions. More
May 07, 2014 -- ADP today announced that Texas added 29,080 private sector jobs during April, according to its regional employment report. More
May 07, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced the winners of the 14th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament. More
May 07, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve subcontractors to the district's agreement with Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. More
May 06, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Hispanic Business Division recently hosted its annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration. More
May 06, 2014 -- The American Festival for the Arts will host the Houston Girls Chorus in concert on May 18 at Covenant Church. More
May 06, 2014 -- Capital One on Monday released the findings of its quarterly Market Pulse survey, noting that small business executives in the state are increasingly confident in the Texas economy, but that optimism has stalled for the national economy's outlook. More
May 06, 2014 -- Alvin Community College's Drama Department will host auditions on May 8-9 for its two Summer Children's Theatre productions. More
May 05, 2014 -- Entergy Texas, Inc. has joined forces with leaders from ten Central Texas counties to form the Central East Texas Alliance, a community and economic development organization that will focus primarily on rural areas in ten counties. More
May 05, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the 12th Annual North Channel Job Fair on May 19 at San Jacinto College's North Campus. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas, in observance of National Moving Month, today provided tips to avoid scams when selecting a mover. More
May 05, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Evita” presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and “Dreamgirls”, presented by the Beaumont Community Players in Beaumont. More
May 05, 2014 -- St. Vincent’s House hosted its annual FitFair and FunDay, “An Oasis of Hope Expecting Miracles….” On Saturday. More
May 03, 2014 -- The 40th annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour is underway this weekend and next weekend. More
May 02, 2014 -- Executive Service Corps of Houston will host the Leading Edge Luncheon to celebrate its 30th anniversary on September 30 at The Junior League of Houston. More
May 02, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will open its summer entertainment season on June 7 with "The Way It Was", a one-man show featuring Victor Lang. More
May 02, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has approved a resolution supporting the re-authorization of the Export Import Bank of the United States. More
May 02, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday hosted the State of University of Houston-Clear Lake Luncheon, to increase awareness of UHCL's downward expansion to include freshman and sophomore level courses. More
May 02, 2014 -- Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on Wednesday held its bi-monthly board and membership meeting at the San Jacinto College District Transportation Center. More
May 02, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on historic homes, dragon boats and a festival of words and pictures as just a few ways to pass the time this weekend. More
May 02, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Korean Air is now operating daily non-stop service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Incheon International Airport in Seoul. More
May 01, 2014 -- Asia Society Texas Center in Houston will host "Transcendent Deities of India, an exhibit featuring images of Hindu gods and goddesses, May 2 through September 14. More
May 01, 2014 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm today announced that the firm is representing one of the burn victims from the April 26 Georgia-Pacific plant fire that occurred in Corrigan, Texas. More
May 01, 2014 -- The Galveston Symphony Orchestra will perform its "grand finale" concert on Sunday at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
May 01, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Army Corps of Engineers will host public discussions on navigational aid technology, with a session in New Orleans on May 7.. More
May 01, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that new power plants are expected to begin operating by late summer, resulting in improved expectations for resource adequacy later this summer and in upcoming years. More
May 01, 2014 -- The State Bar of Texas has elected Allan DuBois of San Antonio as president-elect. More
April 30, 2014 -- Parelli Natural Horsemanship will hold the Future of HorseManShip Tour on May 17 and 18 in Conroe. More
April 30, 2014 -- Houston photographer Mieko Mahi will exhibit "The Offshore World" on May 4 and 8 at Silver Street Studios. More
April 30, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston today announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency has named the hospital system as a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year. More
April 30, 2014 -- Dallas-based energy company Luminant on Tuesday responded to a United States Supreme Court ruling upholding the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will end its exhibit, "Georges Braque: A Retrospective", featuring 78 of Braque's defining works, on May 11. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft has reached its new home at Space Center Houston. Photos, Video and Interviews
April 30, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host David Cassidy and Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone in concert on Saturday. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Houston Museum District Association recently held its latest Houston Museum Experience, with visitors walking to various museums, including the Holocaust Museum Houston, Asia Society Texas Center, Weather Museum and the Czech Center Museum Houston. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Nau Center for Texas Cultural Heritage on Tuesday announced that it has received a $1 million gift from Union Pacific Railroad for the "Engines of Progress" railroad interactive experience exhibit at the center's future location in Houston. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum recently hosted a tile-painting party with an "Under the Sea" theme, with the tiles to be installed at the new Nordstrom store at The Woodlands Mall. More
April 29, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $1.5 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund into a new facility in El Paso for Prudential Financial, Inc., which will create 300 new jobs. More
April 29, 2014 -- More than 200 local Comcast employees and their families and friends volunteered to improve the Boys & Girls Club of Galveston as part of Comcast’s 13th Comcast Cares Day on Saturday, April 26. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a settlement with Allen Flores Interests, LP regarding the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal. More
April 28, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Toyota Motor North America is relocating its headquarters to Plano, Texas, bringing an anticipated capital investment of $300 million and approximately 4,000 jobs. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a change order to a contract for the Orange County Automation Project with Trans-Global Solutions, Inc. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Central East Texas Alliance, a new economic development organization, is offering entities in a ten-county region an opportunity to participate in the organization's efforts to promote the area for development. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Provost Umphrey Law Firm today announced that it has obtained a settlement in connection with a 2006 boiler explosion at a Georgia-Pacific paper mill in Cedar Springs, Georgia. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today offered tips on avoiding scams when shopping for Mother's Day gifts. More
April 28, 2014 -- BP America Chair and President John Mingé will deliver the opening-day keynote speech on May 5 for the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. More
April 28, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Children’s Hour” at Playhouse 1960 in Houston, and “Philippines: Pearl of the Orient featuring Leyte Dance Theater” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
April 28, 2014 -- Texas A&M University on Friday announced that it has finalized a contract with Astin Limited to manage Easterwood Airport, which is owned by the university. More
April 26, 2014 -- The University of Houston will host the first Bayou City Food and Film Festival from May 2 through 4 at 14 Pews. More
April 26, 2014 -- Jim Guidry uses a whimsical excuse to put a video of the Keystone Cops on GuidryNews.com. More
April 25, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted a General Membership Meeting featuring Dr. Alan Lumsden, co-founder and co-director of the Pumps & Pipes program. More
April 25, 2014 -- Lone Star College System will host a career job fair on Tuesday. More
April 25, 2014 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will close its exhibit, "The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute", on May 4. More
April 25, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports that weekend in the Gulf Coast region include the Sylvan Beach Festival on Galveston Bay, an opening reception at the Anya Tish Gallery in Houston and the Houston Improv Festival at Midtown Art Center in Houston. More
April 24, 2014 -- Houston Tomorrow President David Crossley reports that the Houston City Council Quality of Life Committee held its first meeting to hear about and discuss the initiative to create a General Plan for Houston’s Future. More
April 24, 2014 -- Comcast will host its 13th annual Comcast Cares Day event on Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club of Galveston. More
April 24, 2014 -- Country Playhouse in Houston has announced that it has changed its name to Queensbury Theatre and plans to open a new theater in 2015 on Queensbury Lane. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System's Office of Business Opportunity will host its Eighth Annual Runway to Business Networking Fair on May 8 at the Humble Civic Center. More
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 23, 2014 -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, in partnership with the McDonald Observatory, will open "The McDonald Observatory: 75 Years of Stargazing", an exhibit featuring artifacts and photos from the observatory, on May 1. 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 22, 2014 -- Katy Prairie Conservancy will hold its "Unplugged Adventure: Tropical Travelers" event on May 10 at Rock Hollow Creek on Warren Ranch. More
April 22, 2014 -- Lamar University's Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform a "concert in the park" on Sunday on the Plummer Building grounds at the university. More
April 22, 2014 -- The Upstage Arts Academy in Webster will open its production of "America the Musical" on Friday. 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
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 Galveston Historical Foundation today announced that Rene Wiley has been named the 2014 Galveston Historic Homes Tour artist. More
April 21, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Mama Won’t Fly” at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson, and “Rounding Third” at College of the Mainland Community Theatre in Texas City. More
April 21, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host artist Cindi Harwood Rose on May 4 for a fundraiser event. More
April 21, 2014 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will host "Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections", a traveling exhibit featuring pieces from the collection of the Habsburg Dynasty, in 2015. More
April 21, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today named the finalists for the 2014 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
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 18, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights some family friendly activities for the Easter weekend around the Gulf Coast region including beach volleyball, releasing butterflies and beautiful music week. More
April 18, 2014 -- St. Vincent's House will host its first Mainland "13th Annual Gospel by the Sea Concert" on June 14 at the Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church in Hitchcock. More
April 17, 2014 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its "Masterpieces, Fakes and Forgeries" Treasure Auction on May 8. More
April 17, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will host a "live painting" and poetry talk, featuring Anya Ezhevskaya, on April 22 at the Fine Arts Building. 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 17, 2014 -- University of Houston students will host its 2014 Dionysia event, a salute to the Greek classics, on April 24-28. 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 Arts Center will honor Susan Shirley Eckel on May 18 at the Annual Sunset Buffet. 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 -- Music Doing Good in Schools will present the "Mostly Blues" concert on May 16 at The Hobby Center in Houston. More
April 16, 2014 -- Lamar University’s Lamarissimo! Concert Series will conclude on Thursday with the premiere concert of the Cardinal Jazz Singers. 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 -- The Neches Federal Credit Union will host the Annual RiverFest from April 30 through May 4 at Port Neches Park. More
April 15, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will host a free guitar concert, featuring arrangements of classical music and classic rock, on Thursday at the college's Fine Arts Building. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas today announced that Executive Director Craig Escamilla is resigning his position, effective May 31, to accept a position at Lamar University. 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 -- The 49th Annual Lunar Rendezvous Festival recently kicked off "Odysseys in Orbit" at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. 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 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Murder Ballad”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars at the Hobby Center in Houston. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Lamar Civic Orchestra will host a concert on Tuesday at Lamar State College - Port Arthur, performing classics from opera, film and ballet. 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 13, 2014 -- Samuel Collins, III invites all to come out and meet the 16th president of the United States and share in the history and fun of the 9th annual Juneteenth Family Day at Stringfellow Orchards on June 14, 2014. More
April 12, 2014 -- Samuel Collins, III suggests that Galveston is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth and asks "How does it change the conversation about the potential of a national celebration if the conversation became less about us and them to more about we?" More
April 12, 2014 -- NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston has released the results of testing on the Orion spacecraft. More
April 11, 2014 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has announced its upcoming exhibits for the summer. 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
April 11, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library will open "Galveston Before the Civil War", an exhibit of historic artifacts and archival images from the library's permanent collection, on April 24. More
April 11, 2014 -- The Galveston College Chorale will perform a concert featuring works by Mozart on May 18 at Moody Methodist Church. More
April 11, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events ranging from floating the bayou to flying the skies, dancing to a Jamaican beat and enjoying Japanese food. More
April 10, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted its 15th Annual State of the Counties Address featuring the county judges of Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties on Wednesday. More
April 10, 2014 -- The 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 10, 2014 -- Galvestonians and those with links to Galveston's past are urged to contribute stories and photos to "Save Our Stories Galveston", an effort to capture a wide range of the Island's history told through the lives of ordinary citizens. 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 08, 2014 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is holding registration for its Summer ArtVentures 2014 courses. More
April 08, 2014 -- The Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University will host the Magnolia Garden Club's bi-annual flower and horticulture show on April 15-16. 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 has announced its schedule of spring concerts taking place at all three of the college's campuses. More
April 07, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “West Side Story’, presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and the official opening of “Communicating Doors” at the Alley Theatre in Houston. More
April 07, 2014 -- Reverend Donald Lee's latest posting features Dr. Shari Maiben, a Port Arthur-based evangelist and author of “Agape: The Language of Unfeigned Love”. 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 07, 2014 -- Lamar Opera Theatre will present "The Magic Flute" on April 11-12 at the Rothwell Recital Hall at Lamar University. 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 Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Laura Ingalls Wilder", the last performances of its "Serious Fun" Children's Series for the season, on May 7. 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 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host David Cassidy and Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone on May 3. More
April 04, 2014 -- Music Doing Good will present a performance on April 26 by its 2013 and 2014 scholarship recipients. More
April 04, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities from Beaumont to Galveston including an old-fashioned baseball game, a free movie classic and a women's expo with food, fun and shopping. More
April 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 -- A free performance of the Ball High School award winning UIL One Act Play – John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men - will be offered on Thursday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ball High School auditorium. More
April 01, 2014 -- The 28th Annual AIA Houston SandCastle Competition will be held on Saturday, May 31 on Galveston's East Beach. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum is joining with TOMS to help raise awareness of children living in poverty by participating in "One Day Without Shoes" on April 29. 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 -- University of Houston will host its first 10-Minute Play Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Jose Quintero Theatre. More
April 01, 2014 -- College of the Mainland's Jazz Ensemble will perform on Saturday in a concert with the Texas City High School Jazz Band and Blocker Middle School Jazz Band at the high school's auditorium. 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 31, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Communicating Doors” at the Alley Theatre in Houston and The 19th Annual Grand Kids Festival presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
March 31, 2014 -- University of Houston's Jazz Orchestra will present "The Great American Song Book", a concert showcasing the works of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and Harold Arlen, on April 16. More
March 31, 2014 -- Texas Southern University Theatre will present its production of the musical "Dreamgirls" April 18-20 at the Granville Sawyer Auditorium. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House will host the 19th Annual Grand Kids Festival on Saturday in Galveston's Historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. 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 -- University of Houston-Downtown will host Ben Crystal, author of "Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard", to instruct students in the university's theatre department, as well as give presentations to the public on April 9. 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 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights a few of the events kicking off the spring including festivals featuring art, high flying kites and events for kids. 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 Houston Public Library will kick off its Public Poetry spring reading series on April 5 at the McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library. More
March 27, 2014 -- The Missoula Children's Theatre will hold an open audition for its production of "Hansel and Gretel" on Monday at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. 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 26, 2014 -- College of the Mainland Community Theatre will open its production of "Lombardi" on Thursday. 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will present "Soto: The Houston Penetrable", an interactive exhibit by Jesus Rafael Soto, May 8 through September 1. More
March 25, 2014 -- The 11th Annual Rice University Chamber Music Ensemble will perform in concert at the Moody Mansion in Galveston on Friday. 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 -- College of the Mainland Vocal Arts will host a concert on April 4 as a preview of the college's upcoming Ireland tour. More
March 25, 2014 -- The South West International Boat Show, the largest in-water Boat Show in the Southwest, remains unaffected by the Texas City oil spill and will open on schedule Thursday, March 27 and remain open through Sunday, March 30. 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 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “A Streetcar Named Desire” by the Beaumont Community Players, and “The Foreigner” at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay. 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 24, 2014 -- Aubrey Lynn England, from McKinney, Texas, was named Entertainer of the Year at the 12th annual Texas Music Awards at the Texas Music Barn inside the Academy of Texas Music headquarters in Linden. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Hello Dolly" on March 29. More
March 22, 2014 -- The Kitchen Chick and Artist Boat will hold the Cracked Egg Cook Off and Chicken Kitsch 3D Art Contests on April 6 at the Moody Mansion in Galveston. More
March 21, 2014 -- The Houston Fringe Festival will present "The Best of Fringe" on May 16-17 at Frenetic Theater in Houston. 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 21, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights a variety of activities around the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including one of the first crawfish festivals of the season, a new contemporary art exhibit and readings by a pair of critically acclaimed authors. 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 Texas State Library and Archives Commission is hosting an exhibit of items illustrating Texas' journey from European province to an American state. More
March 19, 2014 -- The Galveston Symphony Orchestra recently announced the winners of its Symphonie Fantastique Art Competition. 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 18, 2014 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will present the exhibit, "Alexander Archipenko: The Berlin Drawings", May 15 through August 17. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Galveston Arts Center will open an exhibit featuring the work of Pat Colville on April 26. More
March 17, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has offered a suggestion to election officials intended to improve their communication with the news media as well as voters and taxpayers. More
March 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 17, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Traveling Lady” at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson, and The Rob Landes Trio at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston today announced that it has extended its exhibit, "The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute", through May 4. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present The Rob Landes Trio on March 23. 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 -- University of Houston's School of Theatre & Dance will present "Ensemble Dance Works" on March 28-30. 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 14, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on events in the Gulf Coast Region, including a crawfish and zydeco festival, a boat race down the Buffalo Bayou and where to find the best in St. Patrick's Day parades. More
March 13, 2014 -- The University of Houston will present an exhibit entitled "Frontier Fiesta: The Greatest College Show on Earth" from March 18 through June 6 at the University's M.D. Anderson Library. 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 12, 2014 -- Artist Boat is conducting special two-hour guided kayak tours to Galveston Island’s Coastal Heritage Preserve for only $10 through May. More
March 11, 2014 -- Over 200 Christian leaders recently gathered to raise awareness of the upcoming Third Annual Holocaust March of Remembrance Houston, will will take place on April 26 and 27. 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 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will hold the 23rd Annual Breakfast with the Bishop on April 5 in the Family Life Center at St Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Beaumont. More
March 11, 2014 -- The Galveston Arts Center will host photographer Keith Carter on March 19 for the center's "Conversations At The Center" lecture series. 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 -- University of Houston will present "Cold Sassy Tree", composed by former UH Professor Carlisle Floyd, April 4-7 at Moores Opera 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 -- Jim Guidry reviews his experiences with election returns throughout the years and contemplates improvements for the future. 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 10, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "The SOST Goes to the Opera", a concert featuring selections from Bizet's "Carmen", Puccini's "Tosca" and others, on April 5 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
March 10, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Boeing, Boeing” at Playhouse 1960 in Houston, and “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” at Island Etc, East-End Theatre Company in Galveston. More
March 10, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present the Parsons Dance Company for a performance on March 15. More
March 09, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has posted a schedule of festivals planned for Galveston Island during April. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Galveston Symphony Orchestra will perform with Sparky Koerner on Sunday at the 1894 Grand Opera House. More
March 07, 2014 -- NASA's Human Research Program has selected ten proposals for a twin astronaut study. More
March 07, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch will hold the annual concert benefiting St. Vincent's Clinic on March 13 at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "West Side Story" on April 13. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre's production of "Three Billy Goats Gruff", part of the "Serious Fun" Children's Series, on April 3. 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 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host student auditions on March 31 for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Hansel and Gretel". 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 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Thursday honored Reba McEntire with the establishment of the Reba McEntire Scholarship. 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 07, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights a variety of activities around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including a new art exhibit in Galveston, a film festival in Houston, and a celebration of the start of spring with Persian traditions. More
March 06, 2014 -- Space Center Houston will host the Ultimate Spring Break from March 8 through 23. More
March 06, 2014 -- The Ensemble Theatre in Houston will open its production of "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" on March 20. More
March 06, 2014 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston today announced that Caroline Goeser has been appointed as the W.T. and Louise J. Moran Chair of the Department of Learning and Interpretation. More
March 06, 2014 -- Texas Southern University hosted an audience of almost 1,800 for its two-day presentation of "Crowns", a national stage play hosted at the university on February 28 and March 1. More
March 06, 2014 -- The Galveston Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert on Sunday at The Grand 1894 Opera House. More
March 05, 2014 -- San Jacinto College will host a series of concerts in March, leading up to its Expo concert on March 28 at the Central Campus. 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 Houston Arts Alliance will present "Another Layover: New Art Acquisitions at IAH", March 13 through April 24 at the Alliance Gallery. More
March 04, 2014 -- Island Etc, East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will present "The Great American Trailer Park Musical", opening March 14 and playing through April 12. 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
March 03, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present the 19th Annual Grand Kids Festival on April 5 in the Historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. More
March 03, 2014 -- Motostalgia has been named as the official auction house of the 19th annual Keels and Wheels Concours d'Elegance, which will take place on May 2 at Lakewood Yacht Club. More
March 03, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Wizard of Oz”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars at the Hobby Center in Houston, and “The Miracle Worker” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
March 03, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present the Montana Repertory Theatre's production of "The Miracle Worker" on Saturday at 8 p.m. More
February 28, 2014 -- FrenetiCore is accepting applications for the Houston Fringe Festival through May 1. 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 28, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on events in the Gulf Coast Region, including Mardi Gras and Rodeo parades and a new art exhibit and symposium on the artist. More
February 27, 2014 -- Discovery Green in Houston will host the "Miracoco" luminarium by Britain's Architects of Air from March 15 through 23. 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 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay is hosting performances of its production, "Run for Your Wife" through March 9. More
February 27, 2014 -- Lamar University will present a Wind Ensemble and Concert Band concert on March 4 as part of its Lamarissimo! Concert Series. 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 27, 2014 -- College of the Mainland's Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will host a concert on March 4, featuring the direction Sparky Koerner. 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 -- FrenetiCore in Houston will present "Wired: Dance+Technology", March 28 through April 5 at Frenetic Theater. 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 24, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform a concert on March 6 at the Rothwell Recital Hall at Lamar University as part of its "After Hours" concert series. More
February 24, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Macbeth”, opening February 27 at Main Street Theater in Houston and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Stage Door, Inc. in Pasadena. More
February 24, 2014 -- Lamar University's Department of Theatre & Dance will present its production of "Uncle Vanya" February 27 through March 2 at the Studio Theatre. 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 -- The Galveston Arts Center will present "Through a Child's Eyes", a community photography celebration, with photographs decorating a float for the Children's Mardi Gras Parade on March 2 and on display on March 8 during ArtWalk. 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 -- Samuel Collins III has posted a Guest Column, inviting the public to a performance of a Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church production of a play about the kidnapping and killing of Emmett Till in 1955. More
February 20, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Idol has crowned its 2014 winners. 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 20, 2014 -- The Tremont House Hotel in Galveston has announced that it will host Bryan Lee Guevin and his Island Jazz Project for performances on Friday and Saturday nights. 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 17, 2014 -- The winners of the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Go Texan Contests, which were held on February 1 at The Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, have been announced. More
February 17, 2014 -- The Galveston Arts Center will host "Home Improvement", an exhibit by the visual arts team of Hillerbrand+Magsamen, on March 8 through April 20. More
February 17, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "To Jupiter... and Beyond", a concert featuring Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, on March 1 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
February 17, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the Beaumont Community Players production of “A Soldier’s Play” in Beaumont, and “Run for Your Wife” at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay. More
February 16, 2014 -- Pastor Donald Lee has posted a column about a eulogy at his cousin's funeral More
February 16, 2014 -- “Crowns,” a national stage play, will be featured at Texas Southern University’s Sawyer Auditorium February 28 and March 1. More
February 15, 2014 -- Hospice Care Team will offer 8-week “Hands Together” groups in Clear Lake, Dickinson, Galveston and Richwood this spring. More
February 14, 2014 -- 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 -- The Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont will host recording and performing artist Morrissey in concert on May 25. 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 -- The City of Galveston has posted a news release regarding Seawall parking during the Mardi Gras celebration. More
February 14, 2014 -- Reliant Center in Houston today launched "The Dinosauria Experience", which continues through Sunday. 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 -- Maureen Patton, the executive director of The Grand 1894 Opera House reports that The Official Blues Brothers Revue will have to be rescheduled due to the severe winter storm in the north. 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 Houston Arts Alliance will present "An Intimate Evening with Rita Moreno" on May 1 at Hotel ZaZa. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Port Arthur Public Library will host a meet and greet on Saturday with Laura Marie Casmore, whose quilt works are on exhibit at the library through February 28 in celebration of Black History Month. 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 13, 2014 -- The Ensemble Theatre of Houston will present dramatic readings "The Warmth of Other Suns," the book selected by Galveston Reads this year, on February 18 at ETC Theatre, 2327 Mechanic Street in Galveston. More
February 12, 2014 -- The Houston Museum District Association will host its next "Museum Experience" event on April 26. More
February 11, 2014 -- The City of Webster will present the "Imaginate" exhibit at Space Center Houston from February 22 through April 27. More
February 11, 2014 -- University of Houston's School of Theatre & Dance will present "Our Country's Good", opening February 21 at the university's Jose Quintero Theatre. 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 Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host "A Vintage (mystery) Affair", a wine tasting fundraiser, on February 21. 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 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Menopause: The Musical” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and “Angel Street” at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson. 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 10, 2014 -- The Official Blues Brothers Review will play at The Grand 1894 Opera House on February 15. More
February 09, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host its annual Spring Break Camp March 10-14. More
February 08, 2014 -- The 18th Annual Texas Lunar Festival is today at Amity Park in Houston. 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 07, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Menopause, The Musical", February 11-14. More
February 07, 2014 -- Lamar University will host "Le Grand Bal 2014: An Evening of Art" on March 22. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "I Am Jack", part of The Grand's "Serious Fun" Children's Series, on March 4. More
February 07, 2014 -- Arts and culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights the wide variety of activities available this weekend around the Gulf Coast region, including a home show, a Native American art exhibit, and a showcase of international spiritual music. 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 06, 2014 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas will open its newest exhibit, "Navajo Weaving: Tradition & Trade" on Saturday. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Midtown Cultural Arts & Entertainment District has issued a call to artists for the eighth annual Midtown Art in the Park fine art festival. More
February 05, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual awards banquet. More
February 05, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Go Tejano Committee will hold the 30th Annual Scholarship Gala on Saturday at the Arabia Shrine Center. 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 Apollo Chamber Players will perform in concert on February 22 as part of The Chamber Music Series of Calder Baptist Church in Beaumont. 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 04, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host the Parsons Dance Company on March 15. 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 -- The Southeast Texas Arts Council will host "Hearts for the Arts", its annual fundraiser event, on February 9 in Beaumont. 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
February 03, 2014 -- University of Houston's University Dance Theatre will present "UH Goes to the Barn" on February 26 at The Barn Theatre. More
February 03, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include the final performances of Monty Python’s “Spamalot” at Stage Door, Inc. in Pasadena, and the continuation of “Freud’s Last Session” at the Alley Theatre in Houston. More
February 02, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House's Serious Fun Children's Series will present The Kid's Entertainment's production of "Dino-Light" Thursday, March 27 More
February 02, 2014 -- The Grand Kids Festival on Saturday, April 5 on Postoffice Street in downtown Galveston's Cultural Arts District will feature Trout Fishing in America. 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 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake will host a closing reception for "When They Roll up the Sidewalks", a student art exhibit, on February 6. 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 31, 2014 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre will present a special Valentine's Day production of "2 Across" on February 14. More
January 31, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights a variety of fine arts this weekend including dance, music and a drawing exhibition around Houston; as well as events to celebrate the Chinese New Year. More
January 31, 2014 -- The Academy of Texas Music, Inc. released the list of official nominees for the 12th annual Texas Music Awards in a worldwide Facebook event this week. More
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 -- Music Doing Good is accepting applications for scholarships through March 17. 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 Symphony of Southeast Texas will present its annual Youth Education Concerts February 4-5 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. 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 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will present "Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris", an exhibition featuring photographs spanning Marville's entire career, in June. More
January 30, 2014 -- Houston S.H.O.P. (Sweet Hour of Prayer)Ministries Inc., a not-for-profit organization, will host the Houston Creole Heritage Festival and Mardi-Gras Parade this weekend at the Discovery Green Park in Houston. 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 29, 2014 -- Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church in Galveston will host a Jazz Brunch Fundraiser on Saturday, February 8. 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 Houston Museum District Association recently hosted the year's first Museum Experience at several locations. 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 -- Pianist Leon Fleisher will perform at The Grand 1894 Opera House on Saturday, February 1. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston has rescheduled its performances of "Stuart Little" to Wednesday at 11 a.m. due to weather-related school closures. 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 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Freud’s Last Session” at the Alley Theatre in Houston and “Fascinating Rhythm: A Gerswhin Celebration”, at College of the Mainland Community Theatre in Texas City. More
January 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry last week represented Texas at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More
January 26, 2014 -- ArcadiaCon, a gaming convention that promises "loads of entertainment, contests, exhibitors and top notch minecraft youtube personalities" will be held in Houston on June 7 and 8. 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 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum has issued a news release regarding the improvements the museum has made during the past year. More
January 24, 2014 -- Port Canaveral in Florida recently hosted a CPE Certified Port Executive Program. More
January 24, 2014 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake is hosting "When They Roll up the Sidewalks", a student-led art exhibit, through February 14. More
January 24, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host a preview performance of The Ensemble Theatre's production of "The Meeting" on Saturday at the Central Library. 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 24, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights opera season around Houston this weekend with offering both professional and amateur and suggests taking in a foreign film festival at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston or a comedic look at motherhood down in Galveston. More
January 24, 2014 -- Leon Fleisher, pianist, who will perform at The Grand 1894 Opera House on Saturday, February 1 will participate in a meet and greet event for UTMB students on campus at noon on January 31. Flyer
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 Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Galveston recently held the First Annual Blessing of the Water service at Moody Gardens. 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 McFaddin-Ward House in Beaumont will launch its 2014 lecture series on January 30 with "Fakes and Forgeries in the Art Market", presented by Meredith Meuwly. 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 23, 2014 -- Twila Lindblade, executive director of the Galveston County Food Bank has posted a guest column in support of the Souper Bowl of Caring which is currently underway until February 2 and is also helping the Galveston County Food Bank raise food and funds. 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 -- Houston Public Library will launch the 2014 Winter Public Poetry Reading Series on February 1 at Park Place Regional Library. More
January 21, 2014 -- Island Etc, East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will launch its production of Motherhood Out Loud on Friday. More
January 21, 2014 -- University of Houston will host the 31st annual International Piano Festival, featuring concerts and master classes, January 31 through February 2. 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 Symphony Orchestra will kick off its Spring Season on February 9 at the 1894 Grand Opera House. 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 20, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “We Will Rock You”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and The Oak Ridge Boys in concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
January 20, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will launch its new "After Hours" concert series with a performances on February 6. More
January 20, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host The Oak Ridge Boys in concert on January 24-25. More
January 19, 2014 -- Samuel Collins, III has posted a guest column regarding the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday titled, "A Day ON, not a day off". 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 -- The Best Years Center will host a series of Mardi Gras style events from February 27 through March 1 at various locations in Beaumont. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will be the first venue for the touring exhibit, "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", which opens at the museum on June 22. More
January 17, 2014 -- Artist Boat in Galveston will host a kayak instructor certification course in March. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Houston Early Music series will present the Orlando Consort in concert on February 11 at The Hobby Center in Houston. 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 17, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights events in Galveston this weekend, including Restaurant Weeks and ArtWalk; and in Houston where Peter and The Wolf is featured at the Zoo and the Houston Auto Show is at the Reliant Center. 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will host "John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors", an exhibit of 90 watercolor works by Sargent, March 2 through May 26. 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 Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University will host "One Heart", an exhibit of photographs by Pok Chi Lau, January 18 through February 28. 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 -- Houston First Corporation and Food and Vine Time Productions on Tuesday announced that Big Brew, a week-long celebration of craft beer, will take place starting October 20 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has announced three exhibits that are opening at the museum in February. More
January 13, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host a screening of "Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust" on Sunday, with proceeds to benefit the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Texas Medical Branch and the film. 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 -- University of Houston's School of Theatre & Dance will present its 40th anniversary of the Houston Shakespeare Festival in August. 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 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Larry Gatlin in concert on January 18. More
January 13, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre will hold open auditions for its production of "Bye Bye Birdie" on February 1. More
January 13, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Monty Python’s “Spamalot” at Stage Door, Inc. in Pasadena, and “Cabaret”, presented by the Beaumont Community Players at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts. 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 13, 2014 -- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ officials have announced the 2014 entertainer lineup. More w/video
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 Galveston Island Humane Society has announced that the 16th annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade will be held on March 2. More
January 10, 2014 -- Space Center Houston will host an exhibit, featuring photographs captured by NASA-Johnson Space Center photographers and astronauts, January 17 through February 9. More
January 10, 2014 -- Gexa Energy Broadway today announced its lineup for the 2014-2015 season of performances at the Hobby Center in Houston. 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 10, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on several new exhibitions opening at art galleries around Houston and an opportunity to learn about the art of housing great art with a architect's tour of the Houston Museum District. More
January 09, 2014 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston has announced that Uncle Kracker will perform on February 22 in Saengerfest Park during the kick-off weekend. More
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 -- The Diocese of Beaumont will host a commemorative celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday on Saturday at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Beaumont. 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 -- Music Doing Good today announced it has formed a partnership with St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society to accept donations of instruments at St. Cecilia's three spring concerts. 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 -- Houston Arts Alliance will host "Voices of the Spirit" on February 8 and 9 at the Asia Society Texas Center. 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 -- The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum at the Lamar University campus will host a celebration on Saturday marking the 113th anniversary of the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop. More
January 07, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform a Pops concert on February 1, featuring music by The Beatles, at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. 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 -- The Houston Arts Alliance will feature "Michael Bise: Artist's Picks", an exhibition of drawings by eight regional artists, beginning Thursday and continuing through February 20. 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 06, 2014 -- Alvin Community College will host its annual big band concert on February 8. More
January 06, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Go Back for Murder”, at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay, and “Into the Woods”, at Main Street Theater in Houston. More
January 06, 2014 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre will open its production of Agatha Christie's "Go Back for Murder" on Friday. More
January 05, 2014 -- "Swimmy, Frederick and Inch by Inch" will play at The Grand 1894 Opera House on Thursday, February 20. More
January 05, 2014 -- The Serious Fun Children's Series will feature We're Going On A Bear Hunt at The Grand on Wednesday, February 5. More
January 05, 2014 -- "Swimmy, Frederick and Inch by Inch" will return to The Grand 1894 Opera House on Thursday, February 20 at as part of the ongoing Serious Fun Children’s Series. More
January 03, 2014 -- Three Stand Up Dads will play Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
January 03, 2014 -- Texas Southern University will present a production of "Crowns" on February 28 and March 1. 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
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 03, 2014 -- San Jacinto College will hold open auditions January 14-15 for its upcoming production of "Young Frankenstein" at the college's Central Campus. More
January 03, 2014 -- University of Houston's Moores Opera Center will open its 2014 season on January 23 with "The Consul", and on January 24 with "The Barber of Seville". More
January 03, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities this weekend, including a "geek festival with free parking" at Moody Gardens, an International Boat, Sport & Travel Show at Reliant Center and a performance of the Houston Symphony. 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 Woodlands Children's Museum recently hosted a "High Noon Countdown" party to celebrate the new year. 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
January 02, 2014 -- Island ETC, East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will present special performances of "Motherhood Out Loud" on January 24-25, benefiting the Galveston Education Foundation. 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 31, 2013 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ends two exhibits in January; Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna on January 12, and American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World on January 20. More
December 31, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will display an exhibit of pictures and items from the city's libraries, which include the first public library in Texas, as its January "Treasure of the Month". 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 30, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Three Stand-Up Dads at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and the 2014 Playhouse Revue at Playhouse 1960 in Houston. 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 27, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on opportunities to welcome 2014 in the Gulf Coast region. 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 23, 2013 -- The Midtown Men will perform at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston on December 29. More
December 23, 2013 -- Jerry Jeff Walker will perform at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston on Saturday. More
December 23, 2013 -- Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include continued performances of The Santaland Diaries and A Christmas Carol at the Alley Theatre in Houston; and and a concert by Jerry Jeff Walker at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
December 23, 2013 -- David Feldman of Long Island New York recently interviewed Jim Guidry via Skype. Feldman, who operates LongIslandNY.TV, a news website covering his area, is publishing a series of articles and interviews regarding the length of time it is taking for the recovery from Superstorm Sandy. 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 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Holiday Season events in the Gulf Coast region. 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 -- Frenetic Theater in Houston will present "Family: Thicker than water" beginning on January 24. 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 19, 2013 -- The Houston Museum District Association has announced a line up of new exhibitions coming to Houston museums in 2014. 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 Houston Film Critics Society has named "12 Years a Slave" the top film of 2013. More
December 16, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Shoji Tabuchi and Asleep at the Wheel, both performing at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, as well as several holiday productions. More
December 16, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host the Houston Children's Chorus, performing their Holiday Pops Concert, on Sunday. More
December 16, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Asleep at the Wheel, presenting their "Santa Loves to Boogie" holiday concert, on Saturday at 8 p.m. 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 Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the Pearland Crawfish Festival, benefitting area non-profit organizations and The Houston Blues Society, on April 4-6. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host an update by Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Commissioner Richard Morrison on January 10. More
December 13, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on holiday event options in the Gulf Coast Region. More
December 12, 2013 -- The Houston Railroad Museum will move 17 of its vintage railcars on Sunday from the museum to a track at a warehouse to the east end of downtown Houston. More
December 12, 2013 -- The Galveston Arts Center will host an exhibit, featuring the works of artists Jane Allensworth and Susan Shirley Eckel, January 18 through March 2. More
December 12, 2013 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum has announced several upcoming events. More
December 12, 2013 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston has announced that the annual Mardi Gras celebration in 2014 will include two additional parades in the downtown entertainment district. More
December 12, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host a celebration on January 3 for the opera house's 119th birthday. More
December 11, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Shoji Tabuchi for a performance on Monday at 8 p.m. 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 11, 2013 -- The Houston Arts Alliance has announced that "Hope in Blue" by Simon Gentry has been selected as the winning entry in the alliance's The Blue Trees in Bloom Photo Contest. More
December 11, 2013 -- University of Houston on Tuesday announced that Moores Opera Center recently received awards at the National Opera Association's annual Opera Production Competition. 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 10, 2013 -- Environmental attorney Jim Blackburn has posted his annual Holiday Coastal Update about several projects on the Texas Gulf Coast. 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 Blue Man Group will perform in Beaumont on February 14 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. 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 09, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include continuations of “A Christmas Carol” by Clear Creek Community Theater in Nassau Bay and Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation hosted the 40th Annual Dickens on The Strand Festival this weekend. 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 Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Stuart Little" on January 29 as part of its "Serious Fun" Children's Series. More
December 06, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Dickens on The Strand and other events in the Gulf Coast Region. 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
December 02, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Oliver!” at Playhouse 1960 in Houston and “Elf: The Musical” at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston. 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 29, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights holiday events in the Gulf Coast region. 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 27, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host performances of "Memphis" on Friday and Saturday. 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 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Memphis: The Musical” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, and “The Santaland Diaries”, at the Alley Theater in Houston. 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 -- Island etc, East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will debut "David Sedaris Does Christmas", with performances of "Season's Greetings To Our Friends and Family" and "The Santaland Diaries", tonight. More
November 22, 2013 -- Lamar University's A Cappella Choir and Grand Chorus will perform selections from George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" on December 1 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Beaumont. More
November 22, 2013 -- Music Doing Good in Houston will present "Miracle on 19th Street", a holiday concert event, on December 7 at Gallery M Squared. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will be the first venue in the United States to host "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", an exhibit of 100 objects from the art collections that Sir Robert Walpole and his descendants assembled in their family home, beginning June 22. More
November 22, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities in the Gulf Coast region in the week before Thanksgiving. 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 -- University of Houston on Friday will unveil student-designed customized electric guitars during a concert at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. More
November 18, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “The Santaland Diaries and Season’s Greetings”, at Island etc, East-End Theatre Company in Galveston, and “A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration” at Main Street Theater in Houston. 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will open its exhibit "Georges Braque: A Retrospective", featuring a collection of 75 of Braque's works, on February 16. 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 15, 2013 -- A Creole Sunday will be held on November 17 at the Langetree Retreat and ECO Center in Liberty, Texas. More
November 15, 2013 -- Diversions: As the holiday season approaches Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the growing list of entertainment and activities available around the Gulf Coast region. 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 -- The Texas City Museum will host a presentation on the USS Westfield on Thursday. 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 -- FrenetiCore Theater in Houston will present "The Empty Spaces", a series of works by Bret Harmeyer, November 24 through December 15. More
November 11, 2013 -- San Jacinto College's Central Campus will host auditions on Thursday and Friday for children to play as elves in the college's production of "Santa's Christmas Magic: The Musical". 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 11, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “A Christmas Carol” at the Alley Theatre in Houston and “Flipside: The Patti Page Story” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Flipside: The Patti Page Story" on Saturday. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "Home for the Holidays", a concert celebrating the holiday season, on December 8 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party on December 5. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Houston Arts Alliance will host an Artists' Talk on November 16 in conjunction with the Alliance Gallery exhibition, "Agrestis Animi". 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 08, 2013 -- The Young Texas Artists Music Competition is accepting applications for its 30th annual event, which will be held March 6-8. More
November 08, 2013 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events around the Gulf Coast region ranging from the pets to printing to patriotism. More
November 07, 2013 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will host a concert on Tuesday featuring students from Southeast Texas performing with the symphony. 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 -- Galveston Arts Center will feature presentations by Mayuko Ono Gray and Mark Greenwalt as part of the "Conversations @ The Center" series on November 12 at 2501 Market Street. More
November 06, 2013 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will open its exhibit "Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" on December 19. More
November 06, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles" on Saturday. More
November 06, 2013 -- University of Houston will host Terence Blanchard and the UH Jazz Orchestra for a concert on November 15 at the university's Moores Opera House. 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 06, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Jaston Williams and Joe Ely for their performance of "Life After Lubbock" on Friday at 8 p.m. 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 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Boeing, Boeing” at College of the Mainland Community Theatre in Texas City and “Is There Life After Lubbock?” at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. 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 04, 2013 -- FrenetiCore will present "There is no answer as to why me: A Dance Tribute to David Rakoff", beginning Decmeber 6 at Frenetic Theater in Houston. More
November 04, 2013 -- Visual artist Jo Ann Fleischhauer and contemporary music group Musiqa will present "What Time Is It?", a public art installation in Downtown Houston's Historic District, on Friday. More
November 03, 2013 -- The Lone Star Rally celebrated its 12th year on Galveston Island this weekend. 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 Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont will host singer and humorist Mark Lowry for a performance on November 10. 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
November 01, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events featuring a variety of fine art festivals and performances around the Gulf Coast region. 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 30, 2013 -- Galveston College will host "A Full Plate: Ceramic Art of Lotus Bermudez", November 6 through March 14 at the college's art gallery. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit related to the early hardware business on Galveston Island, J.F. Smith & Bros. Company, as the library's November "Treasure of the Month". More
October 29, 2013 -- College of the Mainland will present concerts from its Jazz Ensemble tonight and from the COM 7 O'Clock Jazz Combo on Friday. 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 28, 2013 -- Music Doing Good, Inc. will present "Miracle on 19th Street", an event celebrating the organization's musical outreach programs and featuring a holiday concert, on December 7 at Gallery M Squared in Houston. More
October 28, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Evil Dead: The Musical” at Stage Door, Inc. in Pasadena and “A Nice Family Gathering” at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson. 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 -- Galveston County Daily News Publisher Patrick Graham has filed his official written protest of Galveston County Commissioners Court's award of a contract to The Post Newspaper in Texas City for publishing public notices. 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 -- Stark Cultural Venues has announced that author, naturalist, historian and performer Brian "Fox" Ellis will bring two performances to Orange, Texas in November. More
October 24, 2013 -- Frio County Commissioners Court recently authorized a seven percent hotel occupancy tax in unincorporated areas of the county. More
October 24, 2013 -- Artist Boat has announced it is utilizing a $150,000 grant from the Houston Advanced Research Center to offer "Habitat Restoration Adventures", a training program for petrochemical companies and their employees. More
October 24, 2013 -- College of the Mainland will host pianist David Syme for a free concert on October 30. 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 School of Theatre and Dance will present "Blood Wedding" from October 25 through November 3 at the Jose Quintero Theatre. 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 Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" this weekend. More
October 21, 2013 -- College of the Mainland will host its annual "Monster Musik" concert on Thursday at the college's Fine Arts Building Recital Hall. 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 21, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Wait Until Dark” at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay, and "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story", at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum will launch "Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time", an exhibit of fossil and living mammals, on November 23. More
October 21, 2013 -- University of Houston will host writer Elizabeth Hunter on Thursday to discuss writing and to showcase her latest book series. More
October 18, 2013 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas has announced that music director Chelsea Tipton, II, has been named recipient of the Aspire Award from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 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 18, 2013 -- San Jacinto College has placed "The Art of Space and Science", an exhibit featuring student and faculty works, on display at Space Center Houston. More
October 17, 2013 -- The Houston Arts Alliance will host the first SLAB Parade and Family Festival on Sunday at MacGregor Park. More
October 17, 2013 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day on October 26. 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 -- Lamar University's Theatre and Dance Department will present its production of "Almost, Maine" October 24-27. 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 -- Galveston Island Oktoberfest is October 25-26. George Black has prepared a video about the event. More w/Video
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 16, 2013 -- University of Houston's Moores Concert Chorale will participate in a concert on November 23 featuring rarely heard works to commemorate the 200th anniversary of "The Battle of Nations". More
October 16, 2013 -- Lamar University has announced that season tickets are on sale for its "Lamarissimo!" concert series, which opens on November 5. More
October 15, 2013 -- Backbay Emporium will host the first of a series of Glorious Gatherings benefiting the Galveston College Foundation Universal Access program on November 16. 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 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Boeing, Boeing” by the Beaumont Community Players and “Randy Newman and His Music” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. 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 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host the 40th anniversary of the Dickens on the Strand event December 6-8 in downtown Galveston. 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 14, 2013 -- The Holy Family Catholic School Annual Fall Festival will be held Sunday, October 20 at 2601 Ursuline in Galveston. More
October 11, 2013 -- San Jacinto College's theatre and film department at its Central Campus will hold public auditions on October 23-24 for the college's upcoming production of "Santa's Christmas Magic". More
October 11, 2013 -- College of the Mainland is hosting an exhibit of photographs, showcasing the work of students and educators from seven states, through October 24 at the college's art gallery. More
October 11, 2013 -- Voting closes at 9 p.m. today for "Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause", a charity gala celebrating its third year on Saturday, October 12 at the Bayou City Event Center. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Brushes by the Beach Plien Air Contest on Galveston Island will be on Saturday, November 9. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Brazoria County Historical Museum will present "Prehistoric Appetites", an exploration of the life of prehistoric hunter gatherers, tonight. More
October 10, 2013 -- The American Festival For the Arts will host the Frazier Merriman Award Luncheon, honoring Memorial High School Conductor Bingiee Shiu, on November 9 in Houston. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Class Clown", part of The Grand's Serious Fun Children's Series, on October 22. 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 Island Nature Tourism Council will hold their annual Breakfast with the Cranes on December 14 and 15 at the Moody Gardens Golf Course. 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 10, 2013 -- The Coastal Wrestling Federation will present "Fusion" on Saturday at The National Guard Armory in La Marque. 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 Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society today announced that the Red Cat Jazz Festival, initially scheduled for October 10-13 in Galveston, has been postponed. 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 -- Texas Southern University will hold its annual President's Gala on October 18 at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston. More
October 08, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena will host the annual Strawberry Stroll and the annual Fire Prevention Festival on Saturday at Strawberry Park. 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 first annual Boatoberfest on Clear Lake will take place from October 24 through 27 in Seabrook. More
October 08, 2013 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas today announced the program for its upcoming "Exploration and Discovery" Lecture Series. 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 Galveston Symphony Orchestra will host a concert featuring Japanese pianist Mai Goto on November 10 at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will present "Roads of Arabia", an exhibit featuring objects recently excavated from archaeological sites throughout the Arabian Peninsula, beginning December 19. 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 07, 2013 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will open "Words and Things: Buddhist Texts and Ritual Objects from Japan", an exhibit of 50 objects from the private collection of Boston-based English literature scholars Sylvan Barnet and William Burto, on October 20. More
October 07, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Lizzie”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and Lunada 2013 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
October 07, 2013 -- Alvin Community College will host auditions on October 15 for its fall production of "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol". More
October 07, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House is donating a portion of tickets purchased for the October 19 concert featuring Randy Newman to the Salvation Army. 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 04, 2013 -- The Stark Museum of Art and The W.H. Stark House in Orange, Texas will host an "Illustrated Family Day" on October 19. More
October 04, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including food festivals, art festivals and car racing around the Gulf Coast Region. 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 -- Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site in West Columbia will host its annual Harvest Festival on October 19. 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 -- The Rotary Club of Galveston will host its 37th annual Chili Supper on November 7 in the Ball High School Cafeteria. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will present "The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings form the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute", a collection of 73 French paintings, beginning December 22. 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 Houston Museum District Association recently hosted its final "Museum Experience" event of 2013. More
October 02, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated it's members on the impact of the government shutdown. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "Russian Tragedy to Triumph", a concert featuring Brahms' "Tragic" Overture and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, on October 26 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
October 02, 2013 -- Kemah will host its annual Oktoberfest event Friday through Sunday at the city parking lot. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House and the Galveston Island Humane Society will present the "Artwalk Patti Page Special" on Saturday. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will hold the 17th Annual Island Quilter's Guild Show, "Cows and Other Quilts", from Saturday through December 27 at the Foundation's 1861 United States Custom House. 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 -- San Jacinto College will host "Bass Extremes" in concert on October 21 at the Slocomb Auditorium on the college's Central Campus. More
September 30, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “For Marrieds Only” at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson, and The Beach Boys in concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
September 30, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "The Beach Boys" in concert on Saturday and Sunday. 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 30, 2013 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation has announced that the Fourth Annual Jane Long Festival will take place on October 12. 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 University of St. Thomas in Houston will host the Italian Festival from October 10 through 13. 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 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host its Fifth Annual Orchid Festival on October 5-12. 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 27, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including theater and music offerings at area universities, food festivals and the final Houston Museum Experience of 2013 this weekend. 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 East End Historical District Association of Galveston will hold the Annual 2013 Fall Garden Tour on October 5 and 6. 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 -- The Houston Arts Alliance will hold the first SLAB Parade and Family Festival on October 20 at MacGregor Park. 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 -- Music Doing Good has received two grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts. More
September 24, 2013 -- The Greater Conroe Arts Alliance recently honored Dr. Aline Arnold, executive director of the Conroe Symphony Orchestra, for her efforts with the symphony. 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 -- The Beaumont Rotary Centennial Playground at 600 Crockett Street will open on Tuesday with a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting. 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 23, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Priscilla: Queen of the Desert”, presented by Theater Under the Stars in Houston, and “The Dixie Swim Club” at Island etc East-End Theatre Company in Galveston. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston has announced the line-up of events for its 2013-2014 "Serious Fun" season. 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 21, 2013 -- The Katy Prairie Conservancy will present Bioblitz, the "ultimate scavenger hunt", on October 12 at the Conservancy's preserves in west Houston. More
September 20, 2013 -- The Stark Museum of Art and the W.H. Stark House will participate in Museum Day Live! on September 28. More
September 20, 2013 -- The Houston Arts Alliance recently awarded Capacity Building Initiative grants to 12 local arts organizations. 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston today announced that Anne Wilkes Tucker is retiring as the museum's photography curator in 2015, with Malcolm Daniel to take leadership of the department following her retirement. 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. <