TEXAS CITY — Texas City Disaster survivor tells her story for the first time 67 years after the explosion.
TEXAS CITY — Texas City Disaster survivor tells her story for the first time 67 years after the explosion.
TEXAS CITY — Sometimes luck comes in the form of a higher-paying job. Other times, it is a trip home to see the wife or the order to clear out just in the nick of time.
PEARLAND – The Friendswood Mustangs baseball team pounded the Pearland Dawson Eagle pitching in a key 24-4A district baseball game Tuesday night.
FRIENDSWOOD – If you’re thinking there was a moment in the Lady Mustangs’ playoff run that convinced coach Laura Peter her team was special, think again.
Of all the ingredients that go into the successful education of our children, parental involvement is the most important. A student can overcome almost any obstacle with in-depth parental involvement. Parental involvement is the essence of reaping what you sow. If a parent does not give anything up front, the parent does not get anything back and the child suffers.
Galveston City Council has recently approved spot zoning beachside of the seawall between 12th Street and Stewart Beach. This makes no sense if you consider the neighborhoods and commercial areas immediately to the north of this beach area.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home construction rose in March to the highest level in three months as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US home building up in March, led by 6 percent gain in single-family home construction.
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.
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.
Plans are reported to be chugging along for a proposed theme park on 35 acres near Tanger Outlets in Texas City.
Inquiring locals and visitors want to know whether and when the distinctive halo of neon-green lights will return to the American National Insurance Co. skyscraper at 1 Moody Plaza in the island’s downtown.
Reading the future of Texas City’s Fortune Chinese, which earlier this year abruptly closed, hasn’t been easy.
A little more than a year after opening, downtown island shop The Kitchen Chick has whipped up an expansion, doubling in size.
After some minor delays, owners and managers of upscale island eatery Number 13 Prime Steak and Seafood are serving up an official opening date.
A luxury waterfront development similar to such celebrated Florida beach communities as Seaside and WaterColor, is planned for prime West End land on the island.
Did you notice the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic sign at the construction site at 1010 South Ponds Drive at Baybrook Passage, next to Lone Star Steakhouse? Crews have begun work on a new medical office building for Kelsey-Seybold that will consolidate two nearby clinics — 830 Gemini Ave. and 17448 state Highway 3.
Kemah, which attracts a lot of tourists, and League City, which attracts a lot of residents, get a lot of attention. But what about Clear Lake Shores, the city in between?
Rumors are flying that island businessman Dennis Byrd has bought, or is planning to buy, the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort with intentions to reflag it under a Hilton brand
Lago lookout: Eight years after announcing plans for Lago Mar, a massive project that would bring thousands of houses and new retail to Texas City, Land Tejas Co. officials have begun preliminary work on the development’s first residential phase.
The island’s downtown is about to lose some sparkle. Vic’s Estate & Fine Jewelry, 2413 Market St., is closing, owner Sharon Levy Pagan reports.
Gulf of Mexico Foundation center still coming to Galveston; Dunkin' Donuts planning League City store.
After 44 years in the same spot, Fred Hartel Co. is moving from Scholes International Airport to make way for an expansion of island waterpark Schlitterbahn.
Rumors are racing around the county that German automaker BMW is scouting for property to develop a processing center for new vehicles that arrive at the Port of Galveston
League City residents soon will have more supermarket options. H-E-B has filed preliminary paperwork with the city to build a 98,000-square-foot store on the southeast corner of League City Parkway and South Shore Boulevard, reports Owen Rock, the city’s economic development manager.
Need evidence that strong oil prices, the shale boom and robust energy activity in Texas is boosting this county’s economy? Just look at 728 Fourth Ave. S. in Texas City, where Intertek recently built 13,000 square feet of facilities to accommodate growth and demand for services.
Whatever it is, Galveston County ranked No. 4 out of 10 Texas counties with the largest net gain in households from out of state. The county experienced an overall net gain of 1,082 households — 452 from out-of-state, according to the 2013 Relocation Report released earlier this month by the Texas Association of Realtors.
After nearly two years, a massive makeover of the former Jean Lafitte Hotel into apartments is complete, save for a few final touches. Look for tenants to begin moving into the building, 2101 Church St., in about two weeks, Sarah Zelczak, director of marketing for developer The ITEX Group, said.
As promised, the Knapp Flower Shop has replanted itself in its pre-Hurricane Ike space, 1122 45th St. on the island.
Anyone who has ever launched a business knows pinning down a precise opening date is tricky.
Discount grocer Aldi plans an Oct. 24 opening of its Kemah store, 222 FM 518. To celebrate the opening, Aldi plans an 8:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting Oct. 22.
Readers are buzzing about staff reductions and pension changes at Moody National Bank.
Ever since Matthews Southwest confirmed in July it had the long vacant Falstaff Brewery at 33rd and Church streets on the island under contract, all has been quiet.
An entity going by SHF Strand LP has acquired the historic building containing The Strand Lofts, 2400 Mechanic St., from developer Randall Davis.
In sizzling dining news, upscale island steakhouse Number 13 is planning an Oct. 18 debut.
After more than a yearlong wait, it appears work is finally cooking on what will be a convenience store and fast food eatery Burger King at 5815 Broadway.
Need reason to jump up and down? Look for a December opening ofa massive indoor trampoline park in League City, where Jumping World has leased 37,500 square feet in Pecan Park Plaza, northeast corner of Interstate 45 and FM 518.
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