Galveston Wharves: Grain, New Car Imports, Bulk Liquids All Up

Galveston Wharves cargo tonnage is up 37 percent year-to-date through June over 2020, with grains, bulk liquids and new car imports showing the biggest growth. With a total 2.6 tons for the first half of 2021, the port is on track to exceed its 4.3-million-ton total in 2020 and reach the highest annual total since […]

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Bay Area Hot Projects – January 2021

The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership publishes its Hot Projects multiple times per year. The Galveston County-specific parts of the January 2021 edition is below. — Medical news Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital announced that two new emergency care centers will open in the area, one in League City at the corner of League City Parkway (SH […]

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Galveston Wharves Going Green

by CEO and Port Director Rodger Rees Let’s talk trash. Galveston Wharves is implementing a number of waste reduction initiatives as part of our voluntary Green Marine environmental certification. Implementing recycling programs in our facilities, using sustainable paper products and limiting the use of plastic bottles are some of the steps we’ll be taking. We’re […]

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Army Corps, GLO Announce New $26B Coastal Barrier Plan

The latest version of a massive coastal barrier system is nearly in a form that could be presented and completely recommended to Congress for funding, officials said Tuesday. Days before planned release of the newest version of the Coastal Texas Study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Texas General Land Office said they have […]

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Wan Bridge To Bring Build-to-Rent to Galveston Island

Houston-based Wan Bridge (WB), a developer, builder and manager of build-to-rent (BTR) communities, plans to build the first build-to-rent community, Palm Bay, on Galveston Island after purchasing bay-accessible land in the existing Bayside at Waterman’s community. The new BTR community will feature 94 single-family detached homes in the neighborhood’s primary section. “As the BTR model […]

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Coastal Texas Study Coming Oct 30th

The Army Corps of Engineers’ “Coastal Texas Study” will be released October 30th. The study, combining the Ike Dike concept and the Coastal Spine concept, creating a plan for Galveston, Galveston Bay and Houston Ship Channel is the result of five and half years of study by the Corps. Among other things, the project will […]

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COVID Fuels Galveston Real Estate Boom

The COVID pandemic is fueling a coastal real estate boom, despite the occasional — or even somewhat regular — hurricane and tropical storm. Sales of homes on the historic East End of Galveston were up 32 percent from June through September, compared with the same period last year, according to data from the Houston Association […]

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Texas A&M-Galveston To Open Sea Turtle Hospital

Texas A&M University at Galveston’s Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research plans to open a short-term sea turtle hospital on campus later this fall. Due to the closing of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ longtime Galveston Laboratory sea turtle facility, the  Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research has taken the lead for responding […]

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Bay Area Hot Projects – August 2020

The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership publishes its Hot Projects multiple times per year. The August 2020 edition is below. To download a PDF version, click here.  Major Industrial Investments NextDecade, based in Houston, is proposing to build a $6 billion LNG export facility on Pelican Island. Kemah 30 acres – Galveston Bay Foundation plans on-site […]

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Moves to Galveston to Offer ‘Texas-sized’ Care

The Boards of Governors at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Houston and Galveston voted to merge their world-renowned specialty pediatric services to the Galveston location by early 2021, where they will be known as Shriners Hospitals for Children-Texas. “Our dedication to the children and their families remains the same — transforming children’s lives with exceptional […]

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