LEAGUE CITY — Clear Lake-area tourism officials are schedule to offer up the latest news about tourism and attractions today.

Among the topics of the ninth State of the Lake tourism address will be the status of the cruise terminal at the Port of Houston Bayport terminal near LaPorte, the progress of the mock-Space Shuttle Independence display at Space Center Houston and the latest ride to thrill people at the Kemah Boardwalk.

A couple of weeks ago, parts of state Highway 3 were closed as parts of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft were hauled from Ellington Field to Space Center Houston.

The aircraft will be part of a $12 million, six-story interactive display at the Johnson Space Center’s visitor’s center slated to open next year.

On Friday, the Kemah Boardwalk unveiled the Flare, a 75-foot tall looping roller coaster that is one of only three of its kind in the world.

The Kemah Boardwalk has opened two rides, the Flare and the seated zip-line ride Iron Eagle, in the last seven months.

The State of the Lake meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. today at Butler Courtyard, 122 Michigan Avenue in League City.

T.J. Aulds

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