High School Aviation Program Takes Flight in Galveston

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A new hands-on science program focused on aviation debuted this year at O’Connell College Preparatory School in Galveston, making it one of the few schools in the state that prepares students to take a private pilot’s license exam upon completion of the program. The school uses curriculum designed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, […]

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League City OKs Deal for Waterfront Luxury Apartments, Boutique Hotel, Retail and Ampitheater

League City’s city council voted in favor of the chapter 380 agreement to support the construction of the Riverbend development with $14 million in economic incentives. The development will include a luxury apartment complex, boutique hotel, retail space, restaurants, an amphitheater and trails that will help attract new people to the area and create more […]

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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 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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