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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Pilot LNG Announces “Galveston LNG Bunker Port” Project

Project Will Provide Clean-Burning LNG Marine Fuel to Ports of Houston, Texas City & Galveston Pilot LNG proposes “Galveston LNG Bunker Port” project, the region’s first dedicated LNG bunker terminal, to provide clean-burning LNG as a marine fuel. The Galveston LNG Bunker Port would be located in one of the largest port complexes in the […]

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Galveston Island Port Receives $3.75m Grant for New Internal Roadway

Galveston Wharves has been awarded a $3.75 million state grant for a new internal roadway to improve port access and traffic flow between 14th and 20th streets. The Texas Department of Transportation awarded the grant as part of the 2019-2020 Port Access Program. Construction of the $5 million project is planned to begin in August […]

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Galveston Port Leaders See Hope in Cargo

In March and April, the Port of Galveston saw year-over-year increases in volumes of fertilizer, container cargo, fruit and grain, officials said. Increases in those lines of business highlighted “the importance of our diversified business as we continue to generate revenues and jobs for our business partners,” Port Director Rodger Rees said. In 2019, 4 […]

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Drug Developed in Galveston To Be Tested Against COVID-19

A drug developed by an independent biotech firm headquartered in Galveston will be tested for clinical application to problems related to COVID-19, thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the federal government to be released June 1. Chrysalin, or TP508, a regenerative thrombin peptide developed by scientist Darrell Carney, has been tested in human clinical […]

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