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2 men charged with leaving children in locked car

Two men have been arrested after police say they left two children inside a locked car for about 30 minutes outside a Texas gas station.

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Related Topix: Hitchcock, TX

Wed Jul 23, 2014

China Daily

Chinese firms eye huge methanol plant for Texas

Chinese firms are looking into building a $4.5 billion methanol production and deep-port export facility in Shoal Point, Texas City, Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas, Texas City, TX, Point, TX, Galveston, TX

Click2Houston

Real estate heir accused of urinating on candy rack turns himself in

Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst turned himself in to authorities Wednesday afternoon after being accused of relieving himself on a candy rack inside a Houston pharmacy.

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Related Topix: Houston, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Galveston, TX

Free Republic

Texas: League City migrant resolution opposed

League City's recent resolution rejecting refuge for Central American migrant children violates two landmark civil rights acts, a complaint to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development alleged this week.

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Related Topix: League City, TX, Texas, Brazoria County, TX

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Business Journal

Texas City site in the running for multibillion-dollar methanol plant

Chinese companies are exploring plans to build a large methanol production and export facility at Shoal Point in Texas City.

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Related Topix: Texas City, TX

Click2Houston

Brazoria County bans housing immigrant children

The Brazoria County Commissioners unanimously passed a controversial resolution Tuesday that would ban the county from housing immigrant children coming from Central America.

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Related Topix: Brazoria County, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors, League City, TX

Click2Houston

Brazoria County passes resolution to ban housing immigrant children

CRISIS. A PROTEST TOOK MACE AT THE BRAZORIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE. IT COMES ONE DAY AFTER GOVERNOR RICK PERRY ANNOUNCED HE'LL SEND UP TO 1 NOW, NOG TROOPS TO GEP -- 100 NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO HELP SECURE THE BORDER.

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Related Topix: Brazoria County, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors, League City, TX

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Click2Houston

Funnel cloud spotted in Texas City; Tornado Warning expires

A funnel cloud was spotted Monday afternoon in the Texas City area, prompting a brief Tornado Warning for Galveston County.

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Related Topix: Texas City, TX, Weather

KHOU-TV Houston

Photos: Funnel clouds in Greater Houston area

A tornado warning is in effect until 1:15 p.m. for Galveston County, but Texas City has seen a few funnel clouds this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Weather, Texas City, TX

Sun Jul 20, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Texas man drowns while swimming with grandchildren

The Galveston County Daily News reports police say the swimmer is 66-year-old Aleksandar Momcilovic of Pearland.

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Related Topix: Pearland, TX

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Need for bigger timber leads to scarcer pilings

Not long ago, builders could get 12-inch-by-12-inch timber pilings in a matter of days.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Chron

Students take on heavy task: weighing epic Galveston seaweed

Some of Galveston's beaches may be piled high with seaweed, but that hasn't kept some hardy souls from clomping through the gunk to reach the wide open Gulf.

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Related Topix: Galveston, TX, Texas A&M University at Galveston

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Family Badge

Galveston Mayor's Personal Aide Sentenced

The case originated with a citizen's complaint brought to the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office by Mary Castano's former employer.

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Related Topix: Galveston, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Seguin Daily News

Residents encouraged to submit name for new park; decision to be voted on by public

The Seguin City Council Tuesday night approved a three step approach in selecting the name for the voter approved community park slated for construction at the corner of Vaughan Street and San Antonio Avenue.

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Related Topix: Seguin, TX, League City, TX

The Beaumont Enterprise

Former Galveston mayor's ex-aide gets probation

Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas talks about the problems in her island city during a Texas legislative hearing in League City.

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Related Topix: Galveston, TX, League City, TX, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Ike

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Business Journal

Bon appetit: Houston Restaurant Weeks reveals 2014 eateries

The 2014 Houston Restaurants Weeks - a month-long fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank - will be held Aug. 1 to Sept.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Montgomery, TX, Montgomery County, TX

Ledger-Enquirer.com

North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce closes

A letter Tuesday on the website of the North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce thanks members for their support.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Houston Forecast: Hot with scattered rain Monday afternoon

HOUSTON It will be hot and muggy in Southeast Texas on Monday afternoon, but cooler temperatures and more rain are on the way, according to KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Brooks Garner.

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Related Topix: Weather

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Houston Chronicle

People in Business

Bank of America has named Hong Ogle as market president for Houston. Ogle also serves as director of the downtown Houston complex for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management .

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Related Topix: Texas City, TX

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Click2Houston

Freebie Friday: Art, wine and music on the cheap

ALL RIGHT, WINE, MUSIC, WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR THIS WEEKEND? HOW ABOUT THOSE THINGS FOR FREE.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival

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