Laura Elder

Managing Editor

A Baton Rouge company said Wednesday it had agreed to acquire Mainland Bank — a financial institution that opened in Texas City shortly after the end of World War II — in a transaction valued at about $19.9 million.

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lauraelder

I wrote the story on deadline, but was wondering about the Gold Room myself. I didn't want to get to sidetracked in the story, but I like the interesting history.

lauraelder

Thank you Mr. Lewis,
It's for the entire nation. I was remiss in not clarifying that.

lauraelder

Mr. Buckley,
Thank you. We are working on this story. John Wayne Ferguson is reporting on it and we'll have an update on that beach project.

lauraelder

Mr. Manuel,
Thank you for the story idea. Reporter Aaron West is going to work on it. We'll keep you posted.

lauraelder

I will certainly suggest that.

lauraelder

Bridge Tower will be responsible for maintaining lawns and landscaping, Stuckey said.

lauraelder

I'm not sure, but I'll find out.

lauraelder

Thank you Mr. Lewis. I didn't know the TEA was considering such a cut. We'll follow up on that.

lauraelder

Yes. It would have made the front page. And the turnout for the event and what happened at the event would determine the headline.

lauraelder

Just for the record, Michael and I live and own property in Galveston, not outside the county.