• BAHEP Business Development Update – 10/19

    BAHEP Business Development Update – 10/19

    Four times a year, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership produces The Business Development Update newsletter that reports on Commercial / Office / Industrial Development; Retail / Hospitality Development; Residential Development; and Infrastructure News and…

    • City of Friendswood Cuts Tax Rate by a Cent

      City of Friendswood Cuts Tax Rate by a Cent

      The City's "Work Here Live Here" Program is Working Friendswood City Council recently approved a one-cent property tax rate drop to 52.14 cents per $100 valuation as part of its…

      • Galveston County Bests State Life Expectancy

        Galveston County Bests State Life Expectancy

        At nearly 81 years, Galveston County's life expectancy is among the highest in Houston. Earlier this month, the Episcopal Health Foundation released its newest life expectancy findings based on your…

        • Examples of Commercial Property Available Across Galveston County

          Examples of Commercial Property Available Across Galveston County

          Galveston County is home to a variety of different communities each with their own unique characteristics. Some examples are below. Bayou VistaBayou Vista's local economy employs roughly 977 people with…

          • Galveston County in Space: Friendswood’s Astronauts

            Galveston County in Space: Friendswood’s Astronauts

            The Galveston County city of Friendswood, not only has an astronaut for a mayor, but now has three of its residents are out of town. They're at the International Space…

            • Friendswood and League City Ranked Top Cities in Texas

              Friendswood and League City Ranked Top Cities in Texas

              Ranked on five factors, Friendswood & League City are top-25 cities in the state of Texas. Two Galveston County cities, Friendswood and League City ranked #19 and #24, respectively. Houston,…

              • Clear Creek ISD Approves Record Pay Raise for Staff

                Clear Creek ISD Approves Record Pay Raise for Staff

                The Clear Creek Independent School District has announced a significant compensation package for its nearly 5,000 employees. The compensation package includes a 4% to 9.49% pay raise for classroom teachers,…

                • Galveston County’s Northern Border From the Air

                  Galveston County’s Northern Border From the Air

                  It should be obvious that Galveston County's southern border is on the water. After all, Galveston Island is barrier island off the Texas Gulf Coast, about 50 miles southeast of Houston. But what you…

                  • Galveston County Sales Tax

                    Galveston County Sales Tax

                    One hundred twenty-four (124) Texas counties (including three in Greater Houston) impose sales taxes. Galveston County isn't one of them. Galveston County's sales tax rate is 0%. City Sales Tax…

                    • Water Service in Galveston County Cities

                      Water Service in Galveston County Cities

                      Water and sewer service in Galveston County is provided either by cities, or by water districts (municipal utility districts, water control and improvement districts, or special utility districts.) Rates and information…