Port of Galveston’s Wind Power Business Keeps Getting Bigger

As the amount of energy Texas creates using wind continues to grow, the Port of Galveston is receiving and shipping out even larger wind-turbine blades, reporting larger revenues from wind-related cargo and negotiating longer contracts with the companies using the port to get the windmill parts into the United States, officials said. Since December, the […]

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Expanding to League City

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is excited expand to a new location in the Greater Houston metroplex, Alamo Drafthouse League City. Expected to open in late 2020, the theater will be located in the Victory Lakes center on the North East corner of I-45 and FM 646. Alamo Drafthouse League City will feature 10 top-of-the-line screens, including a […]

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Galveston County Leads in 2020 List of Top Houston School Districts

Friendswood ISD ranked #2, and Clear Creek ISD ranked #5 in a list put out but the Houston Business Journal today. Friendswood ISD, with an enrollment of 6,087, serves the City of Friendswood. Average teacher salary is $50,611. Clear Creek ISD has an enrollment of 41,819, and an average teacher salary of $55,645. The ISD […]

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Texas City’s Downtown Revitalization Booming

By most all measures, things are picking up at Texas City’s 6th Street Revitalization District, a long-standing project to revitalize a blighted but historic area in the shadow of the city’s massive industrial plants, to create a business and entertainment zone for locals and visitors. In what was once Texas City’s downtown, a strip that […]

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$500 Million LNG Fuel Facility Pitched for Pelican Island

Citing an increase in the number of ships running on liquified natural gas, a company has approached the Port of Galveston about building an LNG fuel facility on Pelican Island. The facility, which might cost as much as $500 million to build, would fill fuel-supplying bunker ships with liquid gas, according to a proposal by […]

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Shriners Hospital in Texas Medical Center Relocating to Galveston

The Shriners Hospital for Children will close its Houston location in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and consolidate it into its Galveston hospital in 2021. The Shriners Hospital for Children Galveston is a non-profit pediatric burn hospital, research, and teaching center located on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Part of a 22-hospital system, it is one […]

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Port of Galveston Signs $100 Million Deal for Third Cruise Terminal

The Port of Galveston on Wednesday approved a lease agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to build a new cruise terminal at the Port of Galveston. By any definition, the deal is one of the largest financial agreements in the island’s contemporary history. The contract guarantees construction of a $100 million terminal at Pier 10 […]

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Port of Galveston: 1 Million Passengers in 2019

The Port of Galveston, fourth busiest cruise port in North America, welcomed its 1 millionth cruise passenger of the year on December 4, 2019, setting a new record for the port.     “Galveston’s growing popularity as a cruise homeport is great news for the port and the Galveston community,” said Rodger Rees, Galveston Wharves port […]

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County Negotiates First Tax Abatement in 9 Years for $800m Gulf Coast Ammonia Project

Operators of a planned offshore ammonia processing plant won’t pay property taxes to the county until 2032 but will pay about $2 million a year in lieu of taxes under an abatement agreement county commissioners approved Monday. The county will earn about $20 million from the proposed $800 million plant over the abatement agreement’s 10-year […]

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Galveston Cruises Up 13%

Galveston saw cruise embarkations reach nearly 1 million in 2018, according to a biennial study from Cruise Lines International Association. There were 985,000 embarkations at the Port of Galveston in 2018, a 13.3 percent increase from 2016 and up 126 percent since 2010. That makes Galveston one of the few ports nationwide to increase embarkations […]

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