Galveston County: Recommended Guidelines For Societal Restoration

Galveston County continues to seek the safest way to mitigate the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic on our community. As we move through the process of societal restoration, it is imperative that we continue to take personal responsibility for our part in ensuring that everything possible is done to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  […]

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Resort Condo Community Coming to Tiki Island

An Austin-based development group has acquired land to build a resort-style condominium community on Tiki Island near Galveston, the companies announced in an April 22 news release.  Legend Communities, with financial backing from Tiki Time LLC, paid an undisclosed amount to purchase the 6-acre parcel on Tiki Island, where it plans to build the Tiki […]

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Coronavirus Pivots Galveston County Businesses

This week, The Texas Tail Distillery began producing hand sanitizer from the ethyl alcohol it would normally use to make vodka, said Nick Droege, the president of the distillery. The Texas Tail Distillery is in the heart of the economic crater left by the coronavirus on Galveston Island. Bars and restaurants to the east and […]

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Galveston County Medical Center Leading Fight Against Coronavirus

At the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Galveston National Laboratory on the medical branch’s campus, research on SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19, is in full swing. Projects begun and, in some cases, shut down long ago have been revived and new research is being conducted in coordination with scientists across […]

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Banks in Galveston County Work to Help Local Economy

Local community bankers are huddling to pull together their own plan for immediate relief to Galveston County businesses and individual customers. A powwow late Wednesday among local bankers is likely to result in an agreement to offer short-term lines of credit at preferential interest rates to qualified borrowers, to offer loan extensions for existing customers […]

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Eastman’s Portillo Matute Strives for Excellence in Texas City

BIC Magazine wrote a very positive profile of the great work that site manager Sergio Portillo Matute is doing for Eastman Chemical Company in Galveston County. From the article: Although Sergio Portillo Matute’s primary responsibility as site manager of Eastman Chemical Co.’s Texas City Operations is ensuring safe, reliable and efficient operations, his role also […]

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Friendswood ISD: #2 School District in Texas

Friendswood ISD is ranked #2 out of the 100 best school districts in Texas. According to reports, more than 10,000 school districts were analyzed using metrics such as student-to-teacher ratios, standardized test scores and graduation rates from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Department of Education to compile the ranking, per the […]

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Texas Leads Nation for Corporate Attraction, Investment; Houston No. 2 Among Major Cities

Texas is the top state in the country for new economic development projects while Houston/Galveston scores the No. 2 spot among the nation’s largest cities, according to the latest rankings from Site Selection, a corporate real estate and economic development publication. With 276 qualifying capital expenditure projects in 2019, Houston jumped two spots from fourth […]

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Port of Galveston Approves $129 Million in New Projects

The port’s board unanimously approved a list of 17 projects, estimated to cost more than $128.7 million, as its top priorities. The list includes improvements to roads on the interior of the port property, the construction of a new 1,500-space parking garage near the port’s cruise terminals and the filling in of a slip on […]

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