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2012-01-03 16:00:00

Exhibit opens Feb. 11, takes visitors through a biological adventure with authentic human specimens GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moody Gardens and Premier Exhibitions announced today that tickets will be on sale beginning Jan. 3 for Bodies Revealed, which will open in the Discovery Pyramid February 11, 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120103/DC29222) Bodies Revealed will provide the public with an opportunity to see inside...

2011-11-17 10:19:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is giving a $250,000 grant to America's Wetland Foundation to help the group build public support for policies that protect the Gulf Coast region against a changing environment. Entergy announced the donation Wednesday evening following a Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities/America's Energy Coast forum in Galveston. The Galveston event is the latest in an ongoing series of community forums being held across the...

Protecting Houston From The Next Big Hurricane
2011-11-15 10:30:07

[ Watch the Video ] Rice-led team recommends Ship Channel floodgate, levees, natural coast barriers To protect Houston and Galveston from future hurricanes, a Rice University-led team of experts recommends building a floodgate across the Houston Ship Channel adding new levees to protect densely populated areas on Galveston Island and the developed west side of Galveston Bay. The team also recommends creating a 130-mile-long coastal recreation area to sustainably use wetlands that act as...

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."...

2011-10-28 10:36:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston trial law firm Arnold & Itkin LLP is announcing a $2.8 million jury verdict handed down Thursday on behalf of a maritime worker who suffered severe injuries while working on an inland barge. Attorneys Cory Itkin and Jason Itkin represented Jude Lewis in the jury trial heard in Judge Barbara Roberts' County Court No. 2 in Galveston, Texas. On Nov. 19, 2009, Mr. Lewis was working as a well tester on board the Axxis Justice...

2011-10-18 07:20:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Deepwater Operations Conference & Exhibition, to be held in Galveston, TX at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center November 1 - 3, 2011, is seeing strong support from the deepwater operators in the Gulf of Mexico. In July, Chevron joined other major deepwater operators by becoming the gold sponsor of the 9th annual event. In addition to Chevron's support, Statoil is the host. Other operators supporting Deepwater Operations with...

2011-09-26 14:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In Bexar County, a district court minute book covers life in the area during the period when Santa Anna's troops captured the County Courthouse in 1842. A Jack County district court minute book contains the only surviving record of the criminal trials of the Kiowa Chiefs Satanta and Big Tree, one of only two times in American history that Native American chiefs were put on trial. From the Bell County case files there are details concerning...

2011-09-19 09:00:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Schlitterbahn Waterparks receives top international honors from Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards including the World's Best Waterpark - Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark, New Braunfels, TX for fourteen consecutive years, World's Best Indoor Waterpark - Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, Galveston Island, TX for four consecutive years and The Falls at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels as the World's Best New Waterpark Ride....

2011-09-17 16:00:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Sept. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Schlitterbahn Waterparks receives top international honors from Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards including the World's Best Waterpark - Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark, New Braunfels, TX for fourteen consecutive years, World's Best Indoor Waterpark - Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, Galveston Island, TX for four consecutive years and The Falls at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels as the World's Best New Waterpark Ride....

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...