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2011-11-13 11:00:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Nov. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Carnival Cruise Lines' newest ship, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic, arrived at its year-round homeport of Galveston, Texas, after completing its transatlantic voyage. An expected crowd of more than 4,000 will celebrate the ship's U.S. debut with a concert by three-time GRAMMY Award-winning band Maroon 5, internationally known for hits like "Moves Like Jagger," "This Love," "She Will Be Loved," "Wake Up Call" and "Makes Me Wonder."...

2011-09-07 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8: GALVESTON HURRICANE Profile America -- Thursday, September 8th. There are a number of famous natural disasters that have occurred in the U.S. -- Hurricane Katrina, the Mount St. Helen's volcano, and several major earthquakes come immediately to mind. But the nation's worst...

2011-09-06 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tellepsen, a leader in commercial and industrial construction, is pleased to be the recipient of the SILVER STEP (Safety Through Exemplary Performance) award for safety from The University of Texas System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction (OFPC). The award was presented in recognition of the company's leadership in promoting a culture of safety in the construction industry as demonstrated during the six-month period from December 1, 2010...

2011-07-12 11:24:00

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National League of Cities (NLC) announces "Building Cities, Building Futures," a national tour centering on sustainable infrastructure as a catalyst for economic growth, will be held in Houston July 14. Sponsored by Siemens, the tour will bring together local Houston area business, community and governmental leaders to discuss how to effectively plan and prioritize funding and the options available to promote resiliency and create jobs....

2011-07-07 00:00:29

Shriners Hospitals for Children Selects 2011-2012 Patient Ambassadors Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 Shriners Hospitals for Children® patients Alissa Perkins, 2, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Kate Hickman, 13, of Houston, Texas, have been selected as the health care system's patient ambassadors for 2011-2012. As patient ambassadors, Alissa and Kate represent the thousands of children Shriners Hospitals for Children care for every year. Their stories are featured in the Shriners Hospitals...

2011-06-06 07:54:00

HOUSTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Apache Foundation Tree Grant Program opens its fifth annual call for grant applications, tree No. 2 million is among those pegged for donation. With 1.8 million donated trees firmly rooted in the ground, the landmark tree will be among several hundred thousand donated during the 2011-2012 tree-planting season. The foundation set the lofty goal of planting 3 million trees by 2014 and is well on its way. Since 2006, the foundation has awarded...

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2011-04-21 10:55:00

'Houston is where much of the American story is being written' Despite economic anxiety and concern for the future of the country, most Houstonians perceive an improving quality of life locally and 90 percent believe that Houston is a better place to live than most other metropolitan areas, according to the 30th annual Kinder Houston Area Survey conducted by Rice University. The findings were released April 20 during a luncheon hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership and Rice's Kinder...

2011-04-15 02:00:00

LONDON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There's been a distinct rise in US travellers interested in visiting Europe in the last year, and the cruise industry is busy moving vessels to Australia to meet an increased demand. However, with 24 North American ports and increased competition amongst cruise retailers, home port cruise vacations are a great alternative to flying to a distant embarkation port, as they have become easier to get to and even cheaper to enjoy, say CruiseLineFans....

2011-04-11 07:10:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomophase Corporation, a leading developer of minimally invasive optical coherence tomography (OCT) tissue imaging devices, announced today that it has installed the first of its OCT Imaging Systems (OCTIS(TM)) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. This first system sale will be for research use in the laboratory of Dr. Massoud Motamedi, Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering at UTMB. Dr. Motamedi will...

2011-03-08 12:53:00

HOUSTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator and the largest business incubator in Texas, is announcing a $100,000 donation from the Greater Houston Partnership's Opportunity Houston marketing program to the 2011 and 2012 Goradia Innovation Prize. The Goradia Innovation Prize will distribute $150,000 in prize monies for the 2011 and 2012 awards. The Prize is awarded to early stage companies that have commercialized, or are close to...