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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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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Marathon Petroleum Restarts Texas City Refinery After Massive Overhaul

Marathon Petroleum Corp began restarting its 585,000 bpd refining complex in Galveston Bay that has been shuttered for more than a month now, according to Reuters sources. The complex—America’s second-largest refinery after Motiva–was shut on May 23rd as part of a massive overhaul. Marathon did not confirm the plans to restart, but the sources indicate […]

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BP to Sell Texas City Petrochemical Plant to Ineos

Energy company BP announced Monday it would sell its petrochemical business, which includes its Texas City Chemicals plant, to British company Ineos for $5 billion, officials said. BP has operated Texas City Chemicals, which employs hundreds in the Galveston County city of Texas City. Those employees will now likely shift to become employees of Ineos, […]

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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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Workforce Training: Hitchcock Students To Receive Free Tuition to College of the Mainland

Hitchcock, one of Galveston’s County communities directly in the path of future industrial growth received a huge boost to workforce training today when it was announced that Texas City’s College of the Mainland’s Opening Doors Promise Scholarship program is now open to Hitchcock High School students. “With $40,000 in donations from the Hitchcock Economic Development […]

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Texas City Nursing Home Deploys COVID-19 Killing Robots

Earlier this week, The Resort at Texas City started using Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots to help curb the potential spread of coronavirus in the facility. The LightStrike disinfection system uses pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light to quickly destroy dangerous pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), Clostridium difficile (C.diff), and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The LightStrike robot is proven to […]

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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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Lago Mar Has (Very Clear) Water

Galveston County’s very own Crystal Lagoon in Texas City’s Lago Mar subdivision has been filled with water, and it’s very clear, and very very blue. The lagoon is part of a 70-acre resort-style compound that will include a hotel, waterfront boardwalk promenade, 250,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space and residential homes. Previous articles […]

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