TEXAS CITY — The Chinese firms considering the county for a possible multibillion-dollar methanol plant reached secured leases on the property near the Texas City Dike where the plant would be built.
We have addressed offshore fishing more than usual lately, and the reason is we are in prime time for that type of fishing, and the action has been outstanding.
Here he comes. You’ve all seen him. He is usually wearing a loud sport shirt, often a straw hat and flip flops. He is loud, boisterous and knows everything about everything. He also likes to tell you all about it as well.
Last month, Katherine — a more than 2,000-pound great white shark — made headlines when she was tracked by researchers, who tagged her off New England’s Cape Cod, to the Gulf Coast and appeared to be headed toward Texas. While beach goers might have had images of the shark that terrorized a fictional summer resort town in the 1975 movie “Jaws,” the chance of being killed by a shark is extremely rare, experts say.
If you could take a test that would determine whether you would develop an incurable, degenerative and fatal illness, would you? Or would you rather not know, choosing to remain blissfully ignorant?
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials say they are encouraged that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs.
Look soon for signs of life in the long-quiet restaurant space at 1228 Seawall Blvd. on the island. Randall Pettit last week signed a lease on the building with plans to open Ocean Grill & Beach Bar by fall.
After months of anticipation, the combination Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins at 2340 Marina Bay Drive in League City plans a 5 a.m. Friday soft opening, officials said.
A new restaurant concept is sailing this way. Michael Knobelock, one of the largest multiunit franchisees in the nation, is planning to open several Captain D’s fast-casual eateries in the county.
Crews this week were putting finishing touches on the eatery, of which owners plan a soft opening early next week.
Texas City Mayor Matt Doyle confirmed Monday that H-E-B does plan to demolish the 87,237-square-foot building at Palmer Shopping Center and build a new store in its place.
It’s hard to say what changes are in store for Randalls and other Safeway-owned stores, including Tom Thumb.
A 350-acre tract in Dickinson and Santa Fe is again being considered for a large residential project that could yield hundreds of rooftops.
Atlanta-based SF Capital last week unveiled plans for its latest renovation project — The Strand Historic Lofts, 2400 Mechanic St. in the island’s downtown.
Sellers are asking $10 million for the highly visible seawall parcel known as the Fort Crockett military housing complex at Seawall Boulevard and 45th Street, according to LoopNet.com.
News last week that Star Cinema Grill would anchor Baybrook Mall’s 555,000-square-foot expansion had some moviegoers wondering what would become of the local chain’s original dine-in theater at 1020 W. NASA Parkway in Webster.
Crews have begun work on 29 new town houses at Campeche Shores, a development on Sydnor Bayou on the island.
Did the island’s downtown just net a popular seafood restaurant? It’s looking that way.
A legal dispute over payment for materials used in the construction of the University of Texas Medical Branch’s $90 million expansion of the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes appears to soon be resolved.
Any doubt that mainlanders were hungry for the return of Fortune Chinese Restaurant were cleared up Thursday when the eatery reopened after a nine-month hiatus.
Fans of military surplus store Col. Bubbie’s Strand Surplus Senter should prepare for a final salute. After 42 years, the world-renowned shop likely will close at summer’s end.
How do rumors get started? Speculation is again simmering about a possible move by island eatery The Sunflower Bakery & Cafe, 512 14th St. on the island’s East End.
Look for a May 30 opening of Longboard Pool Bar, 1702 Seawall Blvd. Longboard.
Islanders have more lunch options. Rebecca Chavarria has opened Mel’s Blueplate Diner, 910 38th St.
Despite an unusually cold winter, island residential sales stayed warm in the first quarter, rising 4 percent to 127 residential sales transactions compared with 122 a year ago.
Rarely does the opening of a convenience store generate a lot of buzz and excitement. But most convenience stores aren’t Buc-ee’s.
Businesswoman Georgia Meyer likes the way Texas City’s Sixth Street is shaping up.
More tasty morsels are surfacing about Riondo’s Ristorante, which is scheduled to open in mid-June in the space formerly occupied by Luigi’s Ristorante Italiano, 2328 Strand in the island’s downtown.
Progress report: Crews have stripped off the back wall and this week removed the fire escape at the historic Medical Arts Building, 302 21st St. in the island’s downtown. Meanwhile, developer Andy Vickery is considering a slight change of plans for the property he bought in 2012.
All parties involved are mum, but that hasn’t stifled rumors that the Mall of the Mainland building is under contract to a company that wants to use the property for light industrial manufacturing purposes.
Potty time: The 60,000-square-foot Buc-ee’s in Texas City is about a month from opening, Arch “Beaver” Aplin told T.J. Aulds, the The Daily News’ mainland editor.
Need more proof the housing market is on the mend? Builders are planning to soon begin construction of 400 houses in Tuscan Lakes, state Highway 96 and FM 270 in League City.
Two news stores in the island’s downtown are generating buzz for offering manly shopping options, while also bringing fresh concepts to the popular retail district.
Pray tell: It might be gospel or gossip. But a rumor last week was making the rounds that a church will rise at the site of a long gone Gerland’s grocery store, 2402 45th St. on the island.
More details are emerging about the The Crossings, a $74 million retirement community on 18.8 acres near the intersection of FM 270 and FM 518 in League City.
Check-in time: Remember those rumors flying around in November that island businessman Dennis Byrd was planning to buy the hotel property formerly known as Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, 1702 Seawall Blvd.? Well, Byrd bought it and is planning to remodel “every square inch” of the 97-room property, he said.
An intriguing bit of grocery gossip is making the rounds that H-E-B plans to demolish the 87,237-square-foot building at Palmer Shopping Center, just east of state Highway 146 and north of Palmer Highway, in Texas City and build a new store in its place.
Silver market: Crews began work on a continuing-care retirement community known as The Crossings at the corner of FM 518 and FM 270 in League City.
Things are hopping at Galveston Island Brewing, where two new fermenters arrived this week, bringing the total number to four and the venture closer to its May opening.
Ringing the opening bell to signal the beginning of trading on the New York Stock Exchange is, for many, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but not for Texas City banker and former Mayor Charles T. “Chuck” Doyle.
Rumor has it that Brentwood, Tenn.-based Tractor Supply Co. has been eyeing the vacant Hobby Lobby store in Texas City as a possible retail site.
Plano-based theater chain Cinemark was expected in April to close on the purchase of a parcel near Tanger Outlets, but those with front-row seats to negotiations said Cinemark has pulled out of the deal.
An island property left empty after Bank of America earlier this year withdrew its downtown presence, won’t be vacant much longer.
Construction is progressing nicely on the more than 60,000-square-foot Buc-ee’s in Texas City, inspiring inquiring readers to seek opening date details.
The city of Galveston is facing a whopper of a bill to keep construction of an island Burger King running smoothly.
Could the island see a new entertainment venue built on a pier over the Gulf of Mexico?
One of the few remaining private dining clubs on the island soon will serve the general public.
Another popular Clear Lake area eatery was forced to make way for the Texas Department of Transportation’s expansion of Interstate 45.
Several new stores are planned for the island’s downtown, including some that are novel concepts for the city’s shopping district.
Mainlanders, prepare your chopsticks. Lily Wang is whipping up plans to open Rose Garden Restaurant at 6402 Interstate 45 in La Marque.
The island’s art scene has bid farewell to Buchanan Gallery, which had operated in various downtown spaces since 1989.
An old island apartment complex on the seawall is getting a much-needed makeover.
Officials with San Antonio-based supermarket chain H-E-B are being characteristically quiet about plans for mid-county developments. Texas City Mayor Matt Doyle is being characteristically blunt on the subject.
An iconic Kemah eatery is soon to celebrate the big 4-0. T-Bone Tom’s, 707 state Highway 146, will mark the milestone Feb. 1 with cake and several specials.
Hot market: Houston’s sizzling economy, largely fueled by the white-hot energy industry, continues to fuel the island’s real estate market.
When Mike and Betty Holcomb launched Mainland Pawn Shop & Custom Jewelry 40 years ago, they began by selling his hunting and fishing gear and some of her jewelry. But the venture that began at 106 state Highway 3 in La Marque on a shoestring, has grown into one of the most successful pawn shops in the county.
Inquiring readers want to know about that construction activity north of restaurant Jimmy Changas, 2504 Interstate 45 in League City.
Crews have begun work on what soon will be Quaker Steak & Lube.
Crews are making fast work of the building at 5815 Broadway on the island that soon will house a Burger King franchise and a convenience store. But is it fast enough for the eatery to open next month?
Negotiations by Four Winds Investment Inc. to buy the former Sam’s Club building in Texas City have raised questions about incentive money the city of Galveston committed to keep some of the company’s operations on the island.
A business seeks a patent for its cake-decorating kit.
The island’s Harbor House Hotel and Marina on Pier 21 is closed temporarily for extensive renovation.
More than five years after Hurricane Ike slammed the island, a convenience store and deli are again operating at 8027 Harborside Drive.
In less than a month — Jan. 10. — Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America will withdraw its banking centers from the island’s downtown. But to the relief of some readers, Bank of America will continue to operate its ATM on Market Street.
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