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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...

2009-11-18 15:13:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A flawed bidding process that took away the contract for building the U.S. Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles from BAE Systems of Sealy, Texas, will cost the Houston region $1.8 billion annually if not reversed, according to an in-depth analysis by the Greater Houston Partnership. The $3 billion contract is currently under investigation by the Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C., which will unveil its recommendations to the U.S. Army...

2009-11-12 12:00:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Festive sights and sounds will once again fill the air at Moody Gardens during the Festival of Lights Nov. 14 through Jan. 2. This annual holiday lighting event will feature a mile-long trail of over one million lights along with an Outdoor Ice Skating Rink and live entertainment nightly. As one of the largest holiday celebrations on the Gulf Coast, Festival of Lights receives over 85,000 visitors, many of whom have made the festival...

2009-10-13 07:00:00

Exhibit "Forgotten Gateway" to Highlight the Galveston History as a Port of Entry and Immigrants Who Shaped the American History GALVESTON, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moody Gardens is looking for area residents with ties to the immigrants who came to the U.S. through Galveston. Those descendant families are encouraged to share Galveston immigration stories and historical artifacts toward the new traveling exhibit Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston...

2009-09-14 10:47:00

Superior Construction and Elevation Are Key to Home and Business Survival TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Government minimum flood elevation requirements for properties vulnerable to storm surge throughout the Gulf Coast region are woefully inadequate, according to a new study of property damage caused by Hurricane Ike, which struck the Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston, Texas one year ago yesterday, Sept. 13, 2008. The study, HURRICANE IKE: Nature's Force vs. Structural...

2009-09-09 13:16:00

VILLAGE OF TIKI ISLAND, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- With the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Ike fast approaching, many residents of the Texas Gulf Coast are extremely thankful to have returned to their homes after making repairs wrought by the Category 2 storm, which hit land in Galveston on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, shortly after 2 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Many others are still settling insurance claims and rebuilding. Still others have lost everything. Ginger and Neal Glass...

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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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