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2009-09-09 14:46:00

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunChips, Frito-Lay's multigrain snack brand, today presented the Mayor of Galveston with a check for $1 million to kick off the city's Seawall revitalization program. The ceremony was part of the city's commemoration of the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ike, which devastated Galveston on September 13, 2008. The SunChips donation will be used to create an environmentally friendly park on the Galveston Seawall. This is the first major...

2009-09-01 15:27:00

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SunChips brand, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division's popular line of multigrain snacks, today announced it will work with Kroger to help raise $1 million to help revitalize Galveston, Texas, which was devastated by Hurricane Ike in 2008. The Galveston Seawall is a 10-mile national historic engineering landmark that protects the island from the ravages of the sea. Rebuilding and enhancing the Seawall is a key element in the city's recovery as...

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,...

2009-06-24 07:30:00

TRINITY TERRACE TO OPEN NEXT SPRING IN HOUSTON METROPOLITAN AREA FRIENDSWOOD, Texas, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TrinityCare Senior Living, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TCSR), which develops, manages and owns faith-based senior living facilities, today announced the execution of a funding agreement with a national lender for the development of a new senior living facility in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area. Funding for Trinity Terrace, an 87-unit, $10 million senior living facility...

2009-06-05 14:01:00

Governor announced the latest Recipients of $250,000 Pre-Seed Commercialization Awards from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund HOUSTON, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gulf Coast Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization (RCIC) and the Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator that assists Houston-based emerging technology companies, today hosted Texas Technology Leadership Day. As the home of the Gulf Coast RCIC, the HTC was pleased that Gov. Rick Perry joined the event...

2009-05-22 12:15:00

By uploading digital photos of precious valuables and documents, as recommended by insurance agents, homeowners can gain peace of mind by storing home inventory images securely online. AUSTIN, Texas, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin based company eProoft.com is encouraging community homeowners and businesses to better prepare before the storm as the 2009 Hurricane Season begins. National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 24th - 30th and a perfect time to stop and take stock of valuables and...

2009-05-12 21:40:17

Doctors in the Houston area say the power outage that followed Hurricane Ike last year seems to have led to a miniature baby boom. Dr. John Irwin, president of Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates, told the Houston Chronicle he has 26 deliveries scheduled for June, a month in which he normally delivers 15 to 20 babies. Other doctors in his practice have seen a similar rise in numbers, he said. Ike hit the Gulf Coast of Texas Sept. 12, with the eye making landfall on Galveston Island early...

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2009-04-10 07:15:00

Faced with decreasing donations and increasing operating costs, the charity wing of the Shriners organization is being forced to consider closing almost a fourth of their of their children's hospitals across North America. Given their increasingly dire financial situation, the group's director says they may have no choice in the matter. Officials say that the organization has had to divert about a million dollars daily from their endowment fund just to compensate for their hospitals' budget...

2009-03-16 07:00:00

HOUSTON, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- RediClinic LLC, the leading operator of retail-based 'convenient care' clinics in Houston and Austin, Texas, announced today that it will be adding five new services to its menu, with more to come later this year. In light of MinuteClinic's recent announcement that it is closing 90 clinics in CVS stores during the Spring and Summer months, RediClinic also reaffirmed its commitment to year-round, seven-day-a-week service at its 21 H-E-B locations in the...

2009-01-21 19:42:23

A contractor in Galveston County, Texas, said he discovered a box full of valuables while clearing hurricane debris from a state park. Michael Pate, 43, said he was working Jan. 7 at Galveston Island State Park when he discovered a green steel U.S. Army ammunition canister on a beach about 100 to 150 feet from the water, The (Galveston County) Daily News reported Wednesday. It was heavy, and I said, 'This thing is full of sand,' Pate said. I shook the sand off and opened it up. It was...


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