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Lampson Member Of Science Committee

U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson D-Stafford was appointed to the House Science Committee.

”I am honored to once again have the opportunity to serve on the science committee and promote research in space energy and medicine taking place in the 22nd District” he said in a prepared statement. ”I am most proud to represent NASA’s flagship the Johnson Space Center and am committed to continuing to provide valuable support and resources for our nation’s space program.

”Our nation needs greater energy independence. I will work to ensure that Houston will continue to be a leader in energy research and development including finding new technologies and alternative sources of fuel.”

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Coast Guard Wants Input On Land-based Navigation System

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is reminding all mariners that the U.S. Department of Transportation in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security is seeking public input on the fate of the Long Range Navigation System otherwise known as LORAN-C.

The land-based navigation system operated by the U.S. Coast Guard could be scheduled for decommissioning later this year.

At question is whether the system should be decommissioned maintained as is or upgraded to an enhanced LORAN system which could be used to back up the Global Position Satellite System.

The public is invited to submit comments which must be received on or by Feb. 7. To learn how to submit comments visit www.navcen. uscg.goveLORANE6-22421.pdf or call the U.S. Coast Guard information line at 800-368-5647.

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Commissioners OK $900000 Bid To Widen San Leon School Road

GALVESTON — The Galveston County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Wednesday — with one commissioner absent — to offer the bid to widen the road for the San Leon School Road improvement project to a Hempstead firm. The approximately $900000 bid from Cravens Partners Limited was offered to the county on Dec. 5 and formally accepted Wednesday.

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