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True or false? Did a local credit union and a school district this week engage in a bidding war over a highly coveted building in Webster? It’s true. While “war” might be a strong word, the Clear Creek Independent School District prevailed in a competitive bid Tuesday against AMOCO Federal C…

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As print publications continue to find their place in fast-changing industry, The Galveston County Daily News received honorable mention by Editor & Publisher in its annual “10 Newspapers That Do It Right.”

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting this week, awarded accreditation to the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce for what it called sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

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CNBC’s prime time series “Billion Dollar Buyer” and island-born billionaire Tilman Fertitta are casting for area entrepreneurs to be featured on the TV show that has the potential to transform small businesses.

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Connie Watt, vice president of the Justin J. Watt Foundation and mother of Houston Texan J.J. Watt will appear and 10 outstanding Texas women will be honored at the 10th annual Conference Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit on April 6 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., i…

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Building suspense: Inquiring readers want to know about all that activity at the building previously occupied by grocer H-E-B, 918 21st St. in Texas City. People have been sighted in and around the building that was left empty in 2015 when H-E-B built a larger store at the corner of state Hi…

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Stork flies north: Doctors since 1952 have delivered thousands of babies at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City. But that tradition soon will end as the hospital consolidates and moves its obstetrics program and infant deliveries to its main campus at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Th…

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With only 52 percent of the city developed, most of it to the east of Interstate 45, a lot of undeveloped land on the west side is ready to explode with projects, city officials said.

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Representatives for maritime groups and the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports asked Judge Michelle Slaughter on Wednesday to cancel a planned hearing on three motions in a lawsuit over tariff rate increases.

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Business and gravy: Santa Fe residents are buzzing about a new eatery with a very Texas feel. Co-owners Joyce Fenter and Pamela Chenoweth have opened Red Dirt & Blue Jeans, 13021 state Highway 6. They call it a down-home Texas tea room.

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From the rooftops: A development firm is reporting brisk sales in Lago Mar, where crews have completed the first model house in a Texas City community expected to eventually be home to more than 4,000 families.

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The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will award the first H. Rudy Teichman Maritime Wheel of Excellence Award at its 171st annual meeting Friday at Moody Gardens Convention Center.

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Victor Pierson, president and CEO of Moody National Bank in Galveston, has joined the board of directors of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas for 2016-2017. Pierson was elected during the association’s 42nd annual convention held late September in San Antonio.

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Actress and author, Marilu Henner, will be the keynote speaker at the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce's 10th annual women's conference "Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit" April 6 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., in Galveston.

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Galveston native and beef producer Kelley Sullivan recently was named to the Texas Beef Council and the Beef Promotion Research Council of Texas.

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Major business news broke across the county during 2016 in every sector from supermarkets to sporting goods to restaurants to residential real estate to major industrial developments, including one that could add billions of dollars to the tax base.

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Cuisine scene: Cue the mariachi music. Lubbock-based Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurants plans to serve up an eatery at Pinnacle Park, a 100-acre mixed-use town center at Interstate 45 and Big League Dreams Parkway in League City.

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Look for 16 high-end town houses to rise on the East End of the island — 1013-21 10th St. — some on the site currently occupied by the long vacant building that once housed the Micheletti grocery store.

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Sophisticated machines these days can be programmed to perform remote tasks, albeit with human controllers pulling the levers from afar. Examples include NASA’s Mars rovers, which require constant, long-distance instructions to perform what is asked of them.

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Toy story: Galveston’s famous downtown street, The Strand, on Friday will welcome a toy store and arcade. That’s when Play on The Strand, 2029 Strand in the historic Jockusch Building, opens to the public. Bill and Tammie Taylor and Seth and Lorena Grimes are the owners of the shop, which wi…

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The company has facilitated more than 400 payloads, and its year-over-year revenue has grown stoutly: 36 percent in 2014 and 23 percent last year on revenue of about $10 million. The company anticipates 32 percent growth for 2016.