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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Coronavirus Pivots Galveston County Businesses

This week, The Texas Tail Distillery began producing hand sanitizer from the ethyl alcohol it would normally use to make vodka, said Nick Droege, the president of the distillery. The Texas Tail Distillery is in the heart of the economic crater left by the coronavirus on Galveston Island. Bars and restaurants to the east and […]

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Galveston County Medical Center Leading Fight Against Coronavirus

At the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Galveston National Laboratory on the medical branch’s campus, research on SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19, is in full swing. Projects begun and, in some cases, shut down long ago have been revived and new research is being conducted in coordination with scientists across […]

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Port of Galveston Approves $129 Million in New Projects

The port’s board unanimously approved a list of 17 projects, estimated to cost more than $128.7 million, as its top priorities. The list includes improvements to roads on the interior of the port property, the construction of a new 1,500-space parking garage near the port’s cruise terminals and the filling in of a slip on […]

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Port of Galveston’s Wind Power Business Keeps Getting Bigger

As the amount of energy Texas creates using wind continues to grow, the Port of Galveston is receiving and shipping out even larger wind-turbine blades, reporting larger revenues from wind-related cargo and negotiating longer contracts with the companies using the port to get the windmill parts into the United States, officials said. Since December, the […]

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Galveston County Leads in 2020 List of Top Houston School Districts

Friendswood ISD ranked #2, and Clear Creek ISD ranked #5 in a list put out but the Houston Business Journal today. Friendswood ISD, with an enrollment of 6,087, serves the City of Friendswood. Average teacher salary is $50,611. Clear Creek ISD has an enrollment of 41,819, and an average teacher salary of $55,645. The ISD […]

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$500 Million LNG Fuel Facility Pitched for Pelican Island

Citing an increase in the number of ships running on liquified natural gas, a company has approached the Port of Galveston about building an LNG fuel facility on Pelican Island. The facility, which might cost as much as $500 million to build, would fill fuel-supplying bunker ships with liquid gas, according to a proposal by […]

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