Epicenter League City: New Convention Center, Sporting Events, Class A Office Space

The City of League City has entered into a pre-development agreement with a private developer to build Epicenter League City on the site of the city’s sportsplex.  In addition, the developer Epicenter League City, a proposed public-private partnership, will be the place for family fun whether you’re looking for a quiet dinner, live music, a […]

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Texas City’s Crystal Lagoon to Be Largest in Texas

Houston-based developer Land Tejas announced plans for a 12-acre manmade Crystal Lagoon at its Texas City master-planned community Lago Mar. It will be six times as big as the lagoon at Land Tejas’ Balmoral community northeast of Houston and is set to be the largest in the state. The lagoon itself will be part of […]

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Army Corps Gives Nod to Plan to Protect Texas Coast

A decade after Hurricane Ike devastated the Texas Gulf Coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that a more ambitious version of the proposed “Ike Dike” — a 70-mile-long coastal barrier that could cost as much as $31 billion — is the preferred choice for protecting the state’s coastline from future storm surges. […]

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GEDP Summit Results: Innovation is Key

The name of the economic development game in Galveston County is innovation, local leaders said on Tuesday. Preparing for wholesale changes to how the world, national and local economies operate over the next few years was the topic of discussion at the Galveston Economic Development Partnership’s seventh annual economic development summit, held Tuesday at Texas […]

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UTMB Galveston #4 in US

The University of Texas Medical Branch is the 4th highest ranked academic medical center in the United States. Medical branch officials announced this week the organization had earned, for the second consecutive year, a prestigious national award for providing superior care to patients. Out of 99 academic medical centers participating nationwide, the medical branch in […]

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Houston’s Spaceport to Launch Jobs in Galveston County

Ellington Airport, just minutes north of Galveston County, is home to the country’s 10th spaceport, which officials say will eventually be a takeoff site for space vehicles, allow for commercial supersonic air travel that could take flyers to Asia or Europe in a couple of hours, and bring in thousands of spaceport-based jobs. According to Dave […]

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League City’s Sports Tourism

League City is embracing “sports tourism” as a market to fuel economic development and increase the number of visitors to the city: The League City Convention & Visitors Bureau League City (LCCVB), in partnership with the Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD), is happy to announce we will be hosting the 20th Annual Texas Classic […]

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La Marque Offers Unique Development Opportunities

Growing up in La Marque, a southern suburb of Houston, Alex Getty says he watched as growth from the state’s largest city slowly started to spill into Galveston County. Now, he says, it’s pouring into his hometown, which is just 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston. “It’s exciting. It’s a […]

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Commissioners Pass Budget With Lowest Tax Rate In More Than 15 Years

Galveston County Commissioners have successfully decreased the property tax rate for the sixth consecutive year and brought the rate down to its lowest point since 2000. In a 4-1 vote, commissioners approved the fiscal year 2017 budget which included a 2.65 percent decrease from this year’s tax rate. Click here to read more: https://www.galvconews.com/single-post/2016/09/21/Commissioners-pass-budget-with-lowest-tax-rate-in-more-than-15-years […]

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