Galveston County City Named Top Houston Suburb

Galveston County’s largest city, League City, was ranked the top suburb in Houston, and the 16th most livable mid-sized city in the country. Financial website SmartAsset compared 227 U.S. cities based on eight metrics), ranging from median household income to unemployment rate to home value change. (The cities included have at least 100,000 residents; the […]

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Bay Area Houston Seeks to Be New Home to Space Command

The U.S. Space Command is looking for a permanent home. Could Space City be the place? Space Command directs military forces as they move beyond the purview of gravity: operating and protecting satellites and working to deter conflict in space. And in this off-planet realm, Houston has plenty of credentials. It led moon landings and […]

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Texas Pace Authority Announces New Galveston County Investment

The Mall of the Mainland, a regional mall closed in 2014, is being redeveloped as a power center and is undergoing energy saving improvements including HVAC, electrical and LED, and building envelope and plumbing and water saving measures. The $3.8 million PACE assessment is financed by Greenworks Lending. The Mall of the Mainland is the […]

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League City 4th in Texas to Receive New FEMA Rating

League City residents will see 25% savings on their flood insurance based on the city’s newly increased rating from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to an October 28 news release. FEMA increased League City’s rating from Class 6 to Class 5 in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System, which is a result […]

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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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Pilot LNG and GAC Bunker Fuels partner to supply LNG Marine Fuel from Galveston

Texas-based Pilot LNG, LLC (Pilot) has laid the foundation for a partnership with GAC Bunker Fuels (GAC) for the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel from its proposed Galveston LNG Bunker Port terminal project on Pelican Island, which will be the first dedicated LNG bunker terminal in the region. The two […]

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