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February 27, 2015


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Building Boom

A natural gas boom from U.S. shale fields has inspired plans for more than $100 billion in energy infrastructure construction on the Gulf Coast. But how will the industry attract the many thousands of skilled workers needed for all that construction? And what will the sharp, swift decline in oil prices mean for the projects?

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Del Papa building could soon have buyer
Posted: February 26, 2015

Rumor has it that the city of Galveston is considering buying the offices and warehouses, 6702 Broadway, that Del Papa Distributing Co. left when it moved to Texas City in 2012.

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Thursday 02/19/2015
Port sees rise in grain shipments after several tough years
Posted: February 19, 2015

GALVESTON — Grain shipments at the Port of Galveston are on the rise after several years of bruising lows caused by drought and a shale oil boom that crowded farm products off rail lines.

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Arlan’s Market buys 5 more stores
Posted: February 19, 2015

Shopping cart: Seabrook-based Arlan’s Market has added more stores to its shopping list as it continues to grow through acquisitions.

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UTMB to rebrand League City campus as part of expansion
Posted: February 19, 2015

LEAGUE CITY — About five months from opening its new hospital at its Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes campus, the University of Texas Medical Branch is changing the name of its most visible location on the Galveston County mainland.

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Oceans of Opportunity job fair on isle March 10
Posted: February 19, 2015

GALVESTON — The city of Galveston encourages all students, job seekers and employers to prepare for the 10th annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair, which will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10 at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd.

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County judge, mayors talk growth, development
Posted: February 19, 2015

Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and the mayors of Texas City and La Marque discussed growth and new developments in the area at a luncheon Wednesday.

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Thursday 02/12/2015
Ahead of schedule
Posted: February 12, 2015

Check-in time: Few construction projects come in on time, much less early. But the multimillion dollar renovation that resulted in the DoubleTree by Hilton Galveston Beach, 1702 Seawall Blvd., is complete and way ahead of schedule.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Isle residential sales rose 9 percent in 2014
Posted: February 11, 2015

Despite oil price uncertainty, Realtors expect another good year

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