After racing past records in 2015, auto sales around the region shifted to a lower gear in 2016.
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…
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…
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…
It began as a slow year with oil and gas prices slumping and a presidential election fueling uncertainty. But 2016 ended on a rally, with residential real estate sales on the island increasing 3 percent compared with the year before.
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.
Deli date: It was June last year when Beaumont-based Jason’s Deli confirmed it would cross the county line and open a restaurant at 2765 Interstate 45 in League City.
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.
Editor’s note: This is the second in an occasional series on how cities in the county and region approach economic development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A legal dispute that has long delayed the opening of an El Tiempo Cantina in Webster is scheduled to begin playing out in court Feb. 6, according to court documents.
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.
Buoyed by the success of its 2016 conference, the Community College Petrochemical Initiative will host Women in Industry 2017 Feb. 17 at the South Shore Harbour Resort, 2500 South Shore Blvd., in League City.
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.
The city of Webster’s financial strategy hinges on attracting businesses — and the jobs and sales taxes they provide — while maintaining one of the region’s lowest property tax rates.
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.
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.
Medical alert: Texas-based Hospitality Health ER has acquired about 1.9 acres at the former Fort Crockett military housing complex with plans to build a 24/7 emergency room.
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.
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…
The island is getting much more hospitable. Hotels planned or underway will soon push the room count past 5,000, marking a major milestone for seaport city.
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.
Preheating: Residents of Clear Lake Shores never have to sail far for fine dining. If all goes as planned, Opus Ocean Grille will open at 1510 Marina Bay Drive in the Watergate Yachting Center in about three weeks.
The Moreno family has decided to try to bring the neighborhood store back, in a way. They hope to resurrect Pennie's, 1713 37th St., as a takeout restaurant.
All that land-clearing west of Interstate 45 near FM 1765 in La Marque is for a 35,000-square-foot building and showroom for Team Mancuso Powersports South.
Fried and true: All that activity next to the AT&T store in part of an island building formerly occupied by Hollywood Video is for a Frenchy’s Chicken, franchisee Andrew Pollman confirms.
The Wharves Board of Trustees, which governs the Port of Galveston, met Monday for its regular monthly meeting. Here are a few business transactions and items the wharves board approved or discussed.
Postoffice package: An old downtown island building, which has been empty and deteriorating for nearly a decade, is under contract to a potential buyer with plans to revive it.
Rumors have been floating around the waterfront for several weeks that someone had the Galveston Yacht Basin under contract and that someone wanted to build condos on the property, 715 N. Holiday Drive on the island.
The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, with support of the Texas Workforce Commission and League of United Latin American Citizens, will hold the first in a series of workshops to be conducted in Spanish from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Fishing expedition: With the announcement this week that Bass Pro Shops had hooked Cabela’s in a deal valued at $5.5 billion, inquiring readers want to know what it all means for League City and area shoppers.