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2010-10-26 05:00:00

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico visited the new Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark during its first full season of operation in 2010. The huge success of last summer paves the way for a multi-million dollar 2011 expansion including the region's only Boogie Bahn surf ride, three slides, record-breaking rapids river, whitewater tube chute, ride-up Aqua Veyer, additional...

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2010-07-06 13:05:00

More obstacles have stepped into BP's oil spill fight as tar balls have been found along Texas beaches. Tar balls found in the surf on Galveston Island in Texas were tested and determined to be from the BP spill. However, officials stressed in a statement that it was not clear if they drifted hundreds of miles from the site of the well, or if they fell or leaked from a ship carrying collected oil to Texas for processing. About 492 miles of U.S. shoreline across the five Gulf states have...

2010-06-23 09:01:00

MIAMI, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carnival Cruise Lines' newest ship, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic, will operate seven-day Caribbean cruises from Galveston beginning Nov. 14, 2011, becoming the largest cruise ship based at the port year-round. Additionally, the 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph will reposition from New Orleans to Galveston to operate year-round four- and five-day Caribbean cruises from that port beginning Oct. 6, 2011. Homeporting the Carnival Magic and...

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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...

2010-04-26 15:16:00

HOUSTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The loss of trees along the Broadway esplanade, on Galveston's historic central thoroughfare, is one of many devastating damages sustained by the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy in concert with Apache Corporation is spearheading a regional fundraising campaign targeted to the energy and corporate communities in the Houston and Galveston area to raise funds to replenish these important, iconic blocks....

2010-01-29 06:00:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Schlitterbahn, respected world wide for ground-breaking water-based entertainment destinations, announces plans for a new experiential entertainment resort - the Schlitterbahn Boutique(TM) Hotel and Conference Center located in Cedar Park, Texas, north of Austin. Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, this exciting new resort destination includes lodging, retail, restaurants, a conference center and a year-round...

2010-01-18 12:01:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston trial law firm Arnold & Itkin LLP is announcing a $1.72 million verdict handed down in favor of a New Braunfels man who was severely injured in an industrial accident at BP America Inc.'s oil refinery plant in Texas City, Texas. A jury in Judge David E. Garner's 10th Judicial District Court in Galveston County issued the verdict late Friday, Jan. 15, 2009, after finding Bridgeville, Pa.-based Maxim Crane Works completely liable for...

2009-12-18 21:58:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal jury late Friday awarded more than $100 million to 10 plaintiffs who alleged that they were exposed or injured in a series of toxic emissions in early 2007 at a BP (NYSE: BP) plant in Texas City, Tex., according to the Buzbee Law Firm. The jury in Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt's court in Galveston awarded $10 million in punitive damages to each of the plaintiffs after the company repeatedly denied that leaks had occurred on four separate dates...

2009-12-03 09:22:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Galveston homeowners whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Ike can now apply for assistance from the city's new Disaster Recovery Housing Program - a voluntary program designed to help repair damage and, when necessary, reconstruct homes. All eligible homeowners are encouraged to apply. "The City of Galveston is grateful to have received the funding to help our city's homeowners rebuild," said Steve LeBlanc, Galveston City Manager. "We are now...

2009-11-23 14:05:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Lawmakers, business leaders, BAE Systems employees and concerned citizens gathered outside of Minute Maid Park in Downtown Houston today to call on the Army to reconsider the flawed bidding process that has taken away a contract to build military armored vehicles at a nearby Sealy plant and will cause the loss of thousands of jobs in Texas and hit the Houston region's economy by nearly $2 billion a year. Taking away the contract for building the Army's...