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2013-12-06 23:22:28

First Choice Emergency Room Celebrates 11th Facility in Houston with Donation to La Porte High School and Open House Lewisville, Texas (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room opened its 11th facility in the Houston area in La Porte, Texas at 7am today. The new La Porte facility is located at 1220 W Fairmont Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571 and is open 24-7. “We are proud to be a part of the La Porte community and look forward to providing the highest quality emergency medical...

2013-05-16 00:20:28

BAYTOWN, Texas, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) local 13-2001 members tonight ratified three separate agreements with ExxonMobil Baytown for the operations, maintenance and laboratory groups. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) The three-year agreements expire May 15, 2016 and cover about 850 workers at the Baytown complex. They met the provisions of the National Oil Bargaining (NOB) policy, and the local 13-2001 bargaining...

2013-04-29 12:22:35

Local 13-2001 gives 60-day notice to strike if contract not reached BAYTOWN, Texas, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A possible lockout or strike could occur June 15 at ExxonMobil's Baytown, Texas, refinery, chemical plant and laboratory if company management continues to reject contract language that would improve health and safety at the largest petroleum and petrochemical complex in the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) United...

2013-04-26 12:21:38

DALLAS, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines, in partnership with The Trinity Trust Foundation and the City of Dallas, announced a three-year, $150,000 grant for the creation of the Trinity River Conservation Corps to clean and conserve Dallas' Trinity River Corridor. This announcement was made today in the Trinity River Corridor along the Santa Fe Trestle Trail's Cedar Creek Overlook. At the inaugural event were hundreds of Southwest Airlines volunteers who cleaned and cleared...

2012-10-24 11:20:48

HOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Annise Parker announced a new collaborative effort to broaden the number of young people who reach for the stars in careers in aviation and aerospace with the launch of the Houston Airport System Aviation Club. "Houston's legacy as a world leader in aerospace jobs will continue with the development of this exciting and innovative community outreach to the next generation," said Mayor Annise Parker. "By creating the spark in the minds of...

2012-10-04 10:23:13

HOUSTON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Annise Parker, Houston First Corporation and John L. Nau, III, Chairman of the Board, The Center for Texas Cultural Heritage, are proud to announce the newest vision for downtown Houston, The Center for Texas Cultural Heritage - an educational and inspirational venue where visitors will be invited to explore and experience the history and culture that built and continue to define this city, region and state. (Photo:...

2011-01-27 10:00:00

PASADENA, Texas, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Crane - the acknowledged global leader in the supply of engineered mechanical seals, mechanical seal support systems and mechanical packing - recently opened a 65,000-square-foot facility in the Houston suburb of Pasadena after being in its Webster, Texas location since April 1990. The new facility is more than 20,000 square feet larger than the company's former site. An open house is planned for this month. "Our new location puts us...

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2010-05-27 09:55:03

Post-Ike study by Rice's SSPEED Center details vulnerabilities With the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season less than a week away, a new analysis from experts at several Texas universities is warning that a major hurricane could devastate the Houston/Galveston region. A report issued May 26 by the Rice University-based Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center (SSPEED) indicates that even a moderately powerful hurricane could endanger tens of thousands of lives and...

2010-03-22 15:05:00

Johnson Space Center Engineers Collaborate on Neonatal Transport Project HOUSTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weighing not much more than a pound and often less, neonatal infants are getting a high-tech assist from NASA's Johnson Space Center's engineers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Johnson Space Center and Houston's Texas Children's Hospital recently signed a Space Act Agreement to further solidify the engineering research and...

2009-07-07 13:29:22

U.S. scientists are studying Hurricane Ike's effect on Galveston, Texas, water pollution levels to determine whether fish-consumption rules are still needed. University of Houston researchers said their findings might offer important information about the effects of last September's storm. The research team is now collecting and analyzing analyze fresh water and fish samples from Galveston Bay and related waterways. Texas officials issued an advisory last summer for the Galveston Bay area,...