• Design Work to Start on Major Two Galveston Road Projects

    Design Work to Start on Major Two Galveston Road Projects

    Initial planning work is set to begin soon on two heavily trafficked streets in Galveston. The city of Galveston and Galveston County are beginning the design and engineering work for…

    • Hitchcock Highlights Newsletter: Summer 2019

      Hitchcock Highlights Newsletter: Summer 2019

      Hitchcock Highlights is the the joint newsletter of the Hitchcock Economic Development Development Corporation and Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce. The summer edition Hitchcock Highlights is out. Read it here.

      • Galveston County Bay Area to Play Role in NASA’s Trip Back to the Moon

        Galveston County Bay Area to Play Role in NASA’s Trip Back to the Moon

        Among the first words astronauts said after landing on the moon on July 20, 1969, were, “Houston … the eagle has landed.” Now, as the Johnson Space Center celebrates the…

        • League City Housing Continues Upswing

          League City Housing Continues Upswing

          Multiple subdivisions under construction as build-out reaches halfway point. League City, Galveston County’s largest municipality, has had explosive population growth over the last few decades, and the new-housing market is…

          • Texas Muscles in on Oyster Farming

            Texas Muscles in on Oyster Farming

            Texas has a new industry: oyster farming will be legal in Texas as of September 1. The new law incorporates Texas in a growing industry that state law historically prohibited.…

            • Port of Galveston Publishes Year (2018) in Review

              Port of Galveston Publishes Year (2018) in Review

              The Port of Galveston is Texas’ number one cruise port and ranks as the fourth busiest cruise port in North America. The Port of Galveston announced that it achieved a…

              • Port of Galveston’s Plan to Improve Traffic

                Port of Galveston’s Plan to Improve Traffic

                As the Port of Galveston plans for growth, improving traffic flow is a big piece of our strategy. I’d like to share a number of things we’re working on to…

                • Texas First Bank Completes Merger with Preferred Bancshares

                  Texas First Bank Completes Merger with Preferred Bancshares

                  Texas Independent Bancshares, the parent company of Texas First Bank, said Monday it completed its merger with Preferred Bancshares and its subsidiary, Preferred Bank. The merger, announced in February, creates…

                  • Houston’s Economy is Back on Track

                    Houston’s Economy is Back on Track

                    2019 Houston Economic Outlook from Colliers International Houston ranked among the top-performing U.S. metros last year and has historically been a top 10 metro leading the nation in population and…

                    • Could FlixBus Be Coming to Galveston?

                      Could FlixBus Be Coming to Galveston?

                      The latest proposal comes from a private company that’s already providing service to other cities in the region. There have been several efforts in recent years to create a bus route between…