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Galveston, TX

Election day nearing, big issues drive voters to polls

With election day nearing quickly, big local issues have amped-up voters, driving them to the polls for early voting in Galveston County. Ballot standouts have rallied area residents into hotly-contested debates over items such as paid seawall parking in on Galveston island, College of the Mainland bond package and trustee election as well as the confusing situation unfolding in La Marque. Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=7 2  (May 12, 2011 | post #1)


Tax breaks for Texas Yacht owners

TEXAS - In what is quickly becoming a hot topic around the state, HB 2187, which just passed through the Ways & Means committee in Austin has angered House Dems, teachers groups and residents around the State... Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=7 1  (May 9, 2011 | post #1)

Galveston, TX

Galveston County Early Voting off to a confusing start

GALVESTON COUNTY - Strong voter turnout is expected as early voting begins. With some hot items on local ballots, residents are encouraged to head to the polls and make their voices heard. Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=6 9  (May 3, 2011 | post #1)

Galveston, TX

LeBlanc voted out as Galveston city manager

GALVESTON - After a heated and lengthy discussion over Steve LeBlanc's fourteen-year tenure as City Manager for the city of Galveston, the city council alongside Mayor Jaworski, made the decision to terminate LeBlanc by a majority vote. Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=6 6  (Apr 27, 2011 | post #1)

Galveston, TX

Power outage woes move to Galveston

GALVESTON - Upwards of 12,000 Galveston residents are without power Wednesday. As with the issues attributed to refinery power failures in Texas City yesterday... Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=6 5  (Apr 27, 2011 | post #1)

Galveston, TX

Flagship Hotel collapse in Galveston, worker trapped

GALVESTON - Shortly before 4:00 p.m. Galveston time, an incident at the Flagship Hotel in Galveston caused a collapse, trapping at least one worker. This story is still developing. Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=6 4  (Apr 26, 2011 | post #1)

League City, TX

Free tire recycling in League City

LEAGUE CITY - Have any old tires you're not sure what to do with? The City of League City is continuing its Lean.Clean.Green. initiative offering tire recycling the entire month of May. Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=6 3  (Apr 26, 2011 | post #1)

Texas City, TX

Second shelter-in-place order for Texas City

TEXAS CITY - Classes at Texas City schools have been cancelled after a second shelter-in-place order had been issued by Emergency Management officials. Monday night power failures at several refineries, and at least one fire, caused plant operators to flare-off excess product. Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=6 2  (Apr 26, 2011 | post #1)

Nassau Bay, TX

A Local's vote is out of this world

NASSAU BAY - According to the city's website, Nassau Bay announced that one of its residents, currently aboard the International Space Station... Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=6 1  (Apr 25, 2011 | post #1)

Galveston, TX

Supplemental Water to Ease Galveston's Emergency Shortage

GALVESTON - The Cities of Houston and League City are coming to Galveston’s aid by directing supplemental water to the Island. The damaged mainland waterline will be isolated and closed later today in preparation for repair. Water from the City of Houston’s South East Water Treatment Plant will be conveyed through League City and directed to the Island. Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=6 0  (Apr 25, 2011 | post #1)

Galveston, TX

UPDATE: Galveston waterline leak

GALVESTON - As the leak continues, causing local communities to continue their stage 5 drought condition cutbacks in usage, crews are finally expected to begin work fixing the line. Hanson Pipe, which designed the line, will be working to repair the 42", concrete-lined pipe today. The leak was first discovered more than two months ago... Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=5 9  (Apr 25, 2011 | post #1)

Bacliff, TX

He Ate, She Ate: An Easter afternoon at Noah's Ark Bar & ...

BACLIFF - Noah's Ark Bar & Grill has a great bar atmosphere - especially late at night - when you're in that mood to be out in public, though as an anonymous patron - no questions, no disruptions. Just a few drafts and good conversation with your companion over the imminent concerns of the day. Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=5 7  (Apr 24, 2011 | post #1)

Galveston, TX

Galveston declares emergency water shortage

GALVESTON - The City of Galveston is declaring a Stage 5 Drought Contingency – EMERGENCY Water Shortage Condition. This condition is in response to the partial failure of the Gulf Coast Water Authority's 42" waterline that supplies the City of Galveston and other communities in southern Galveston County. Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=5 6  (Apr 23, 2011 | post #1)

Galveston, TX

Galveston Police can see in the dark

GALVESTON - Galveston Police have added a formidable weapon in their arsenal to "catch burglars hiding under houses, hiding behind bushes and trees." FLIR (Forward-Looking Infraed Radar) units were installed on Galveston PD cruisers recently, with at least one apprehension based on its use so far, according to a police reports... Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=5 5  (Apr 23, 2011 | post #1)

Texas City, TX

Busy year for the Gulf Coast Water Authority

Yesterday marked the climax in the ongoing drama within the Gulf Coast Water Authority when Robert Istre, the thirteen year General Manager for GCWA, suddenly resigned Friday afternoon... Read More: http://bayareasun. com/articles/?id=5 4  (Apr 23, 2011 | post #1)

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