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February 1, 2015


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Strike looms as Marathon GBR contract talks lag

The clock is ticking to what could be the city’s first major work stoppage in more than 30 years. Local union officials claim a Marathon Petroleum Corp. proposal to “gut” most of its local contract has made talks “contentious” as a 12:01 a.m. Sunday deadline looms.

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Thursday 01/29/2015
Island rumors abound about Starbucks, Pei Wei and more
Posted: January 29, 2015

If all the retail rumors recently running around become reality, the island can look forward to fresh crop of stores and restaurants in coming months.

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Marathon USW workers stage another protest
Posted: January 29, 2015

Dozens of United Steelworkers members marched in the parking lot Wednesday across the street from Marathon Petroleum’s Galveston Bay Refinery to protest the company’s stance on contract negotiations.

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COM program prepares students for safety field
Posted: January 29, 2015

Safety, hygiene and health are issues often overlooked — until something goes wrong. A College of the Mainland program prepares students for a successful career of preventing incidents and saving lives.

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
Many want no-change, name-change option for League City’s chamber
Posted: January 21, 2015

LEAGUE CITY — The League City Chamber of Commerce has asked members to vote a new name, but some city officials and chamber members felt that one option was missing — keeping the name the same.

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Will falling oil prices scuttle isle LNG project?
Posted: January 21, 2015

On course: With plunging oil prices, developers are deferring plans to build multibillion liquefied natural gas terminals at sites around the globe.

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Moody Bank’s Pierson now chair of BAHEP
Posted: January 21, 2015

Texas A&M-Galveston’s Merrell given Quasar award from region’s largest economic development group

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TC-LM chamber honors Broiles, Carnes, Delesandri
Posted: January 21, 2015

On Tuesday, chamber officials said Carnes Funeral Home would be the 2015 recipient of the Small Business of the Year Award.

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Bolivar Beach logo finalists announced
Posted: January 21, 2015

BOLIVAR PENINSULA — Bolivar Chamber of Commerce has selected finalists in the Bolivar Beach Logo Competition hosted by Galveston County.

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