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The Galveston County Daily News : Bayou Vista

January 27, 2015

Bayou Vista

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Marathon meets with residents over powder

Marathon Petroleum Corp. has fielded 900 calls on its hotline and cleaned 700 cars and 725 pieces of property since a white powder fell on vehicles and homes after a Jan. 13 release from its Galveston Bay Refinery. 

  • icon Posted: January 23

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
Last week’s emissions event in TC the focus of town hall meeting
Posted: January 21, 2015

Marathon Petroleum Corp. officials will hold a town-hall meeting Thursday in Bayou Vista to answer questions and provide information about last week’s emission event in Texas City.

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Tuesday 01/13/2015
Marathon offering free car washes after white powder covers cars, houses
Updated: January 14, 2015 - 12:04 am

TEXAS CITY — Residents in cities south of Texas City noticed a white, powdery substance on their homes and vehicles Tuesday.

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Sunday 01/04/2015
Food bank looking for a helping hand, tank of gas
Posted: January 04, 2015

The Galveston County Food Bank has been inundated with food donations during the holiday season but needs help getting the food where it needs to go.

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Monday 11/10/2014
Returning Galveston County vets find help from local groups
Posted: November 10, 2014

The transition from life in the military to that of the civilian world can be jarring and at times difficult to navigate, but there are organizations across the county to help former service members make the transition. 

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Sunday 11/09/2014
Weather Channel: Galveston County not a good place to buy a home
Posted: November 09, 2014

According to the Weather Channel, home buyers may want to think twice before buying real estate in Galveston County. 

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Sunday 10/12/2014
Bayou Vista investigation ends with no charges against officials
Posted: October 12, 2014

BAYOU VISTA — A three-year investigation into allegations city officials misused federal disaster funds, illegally handled bidding procedures and used city resources for personal gain won’t result in criminal charges, the district attorney confirmed.

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Thursday 10/09/2014
Coast Guard airlifts man stranded near Bayou Vista
Posted: October 09, 2014

BAYOU VISTA — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a man stranded in a marshy area of Jones Bay near Bayou Vista on Wednesday evening.

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Saturday 09/13/2014
TCEQ: Air quality improves for 4th straight year
Posted: September 13, 2014

TEXAS CITY — Air quality has improved for the fourth straight year, according to the toxicology division of the state’s environmental commission.

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