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City of Baytown and ExxonMobil reach Chapter 212 agreement
November 23, 2022 - The City of Baytown and ExxonMobil have announced a new 35-year agreement that will continue to strengthen the long-standing relationship between community and industry while promoting innovation into the future. Representatives…  READ MORE

Regulators give green light to Enterprise Products Partners’ oil port off Surfside Beach
November 22, 2022 - A new kind of oil export terminal could soon float in the Gulf of Mexico near Freeport after federal regulators gave a green light to the project. The federal Maritime Administration made…  READ MORE

ClearSky Health breaks ground for medical rehabilitation hospital
November 18, 2022 - ClearSky Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Baytown broke ground for its newest facility Wednesday on Blue Heron Parkway. ClearSky selected Baytown as the site of a new 30-bed medical rehabilitation hospital.…  READ MORE

Chevron Phillips Chemical and QatarEnergy to construct integrated polymers facility on US Gulf Coast
November 16, 2022 - Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC and QatarEnergy announced today that they are proceeding with the construction of an $8.5 billion integrated polymers facility in Orange, Texas, expected to create more…  READ MORE

Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital opens new 5-story tower
November 14, 2022 - Houston Methodist Baytown officially opens a new five-story building to patients today. The new state-of-the-art tower is named Unity Tower and features 75 private rooms, an intensive care unit, and…  READ MORE

Port Houston Container Growth Continues
October 31, 2022 - HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met on Thursday, October 27, for its regular monthly meeting. In his report to the Commission, Executive Director Roger Guenther…  READ MORE

IKEA partnering with self-driving truck company for test deliveries from Baytown
October 27, 2022 - IKEA Supply Chain Operations is teaming up with a self-driving trucking company to pilot autonomous freight deliveries from the Baytown distribution center on Borusan Road to Frisco near Dallas.  Kodiak…  READ MORE

West Chambers leaders hear positive report from industry
October 27, 2022 - The annual State of Industry Luncheon of the West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday featured familiar faces from the midstream energy business reporting on their industry sector, which is…  READ MORE

MedCore Partners Breaks Ground on ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Baytown, Texas
October 18, 2022 - MedCore Partners, in conjunction with ClearSky Health, has broken ground on a 36-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital development in Baytown, Texas. ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Baytown is expected to treat over 650 patients annually…  READ MORE

Cyclyx, ExxonMobil and LyondellBasell Advance First-of-its-Kind Plastic Processing Facility in Houst
October 18, 2022 - Cyclyx International, ExxonMobil and LyondellBasell today announced they have signed an agreement to advance development of a first-of-its-kind plastic waste sorting and processing facility in the Houston area. The new…  READ MORE

Bloomberg: Exxon considering a takeover of Plano-based Denbury
October 12, 2022 - Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), which is moving its headquarters to the Houston area, is considering a takeover of Plano-based oil and gas firm Denbury Inc., according to a report in…  READ MORE

Exxon, CF Industries, EnLink plan carbon transport, storage project for blue ammonia plant
October 12, 2022 - Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is partnering with CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF) and EnLink Midstream (NYSE: ENLC) on a new emissions-reduction project in Louisiana. Illinois-based CF Industries wants…  READ MORE

Construction underway for 1.2M-SF spec warehouse in TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park
October 5, 2022 - Construction has started on another 1.2 million-square-foot speculative warehouse in the massive TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park outside Baytown in Chambers County. TGS Cedar Port DC 4, expected to be…  READ MORE

Lee College and Barbers Hill ISD plan exciting future for students
October 5, 2022 - Leaders of Barbers Hill ISD and Lee College are taking steps that could lead to the creation of a college campus in the Mont Belvieu community. “We are thrilled to…  READ MORE

Exxon’s Baytown facility finds new ways to break down plastic as consumers demand better recycling
September 30, 2022 - A stream of everyday plastics such as detergent containers, pill bottles and unsoiled diapers is already finding its way inside an ExxonMobil lab in Baytown, where the company readies to…  READ MORE

No tenant? No problem. Million-square-foot ‘spec’ industrial buildings are popping up across Houston
September 30, 2022 - From Baytown to Brookshire to Conroe and beyond, developers are breaking ground on million-square-foot industrial buildings. After success with its first building, Houston-based TGS Cedar Port Partners is set to…  READ MORE

ExxonMobil’s Dave Andrew talks to BIC Magazine at the 2022 Gulf Coast Industry Forum
September 23, 2022 - Dave Andrew gives an update on ExxonMobil's large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility in Baytown, Texas.  Watch the interview here.   READ MORE

Blue Tide Environmental makes final investment decision to add hydrotreater, redesign Baytown base o
September 15, 2022 - Blue Tide Environmental has big plans for its recycling plant for used motor oil in the Houston area. The Plano, Texas-based company reached a final investment decision to add hydrotreater…  READ MORE

After opening of latest Grand Parkway section near Dayton, ‘explosive growth’ happening east of Lake
September 15, 2022 - For some communities on the far east side of the Houston area, the days of sleepy countryside life may be numbered. As real estate development pushes farther and farther to…  READ MORE

Houston industrial leases surge as abundant space attracts out-of-state tenants
September 9, 2022 - Developers are breaking ground on several industrial projects in Houston amid record demand for space as an influx of out-of-state industrial tenants seek a Texas hub for retail, e-commerce and…  READ MORE

Air Liquide to build $550MM ASU, Baytown, Texas
August 24, 2022 - Air Liquide has proposed a $550 million project for the design and construction of a new world-scale air separation unit (ASU) for the production of argon, oxygen, and nitrogen for…  READ MORE

Third Terminal On The Way At Port Houston As Supply Chain Reshuffle Sends Growth Soaring
August 23, 2022 - Traffic is up nearly 25% at Port Houston so far this year amid what one commercial real estate observer called a perfect storm of global transportation and supply chain pressure. Now plans are afoot…  READ MORE

The next U.S. energy boom could be wind power in the Gulf of Mexico
August 16, 2022 - With passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which contains $370 billion for climate and energy programs, policy experts are forecasting a big expansion in clean electricity generation. One source that’s…  READ MORE

NRG Energy proposes $526M expansion at Cedar Bayou plant in east Baytown
August 11, 2022 - Houston-based NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) is seeking to expand a power station in Chambers County. NRG proposed adding a 690-megawatt electric-power generation block at its existing Cedar Bayou power…  READ MORE

FedEx Ground inks big distribution center lease in Baytown
August 4, 2022 - FedEx Ground signed a major deal to open its 10th distribution center in the Houston area, bringing possibly hundreds of new jobs to Baytown. The package distribution facility is being…  READ MORE

SI Group Moves Headquarters
August 2, 2022 - A chemical company with a Baytown facility moved its corporate headquarters from New York to The Woodlands to take advantage of the region’s dominance in the petrochemical industry. The company…  READ MORE

PSC Group opens advanced recycling facility in Baytown, Texas
July 8, 2022 - PSC Group has opened a 200,000-square-foot facility in Baytown, Texas, to provide advanced plastics recycling services. At this new Baytown complex, PSC will receive industrial post-use plastic in rigid, foam…  READ MORE

Dayton Street Partners to Develop 164,640 SF Spec Industrial Project Near Port Houston
July 8, 2022 - Chicago-based Dayton Street Partners will develop a 164,640-square-foot speculative industrial project near Port Houston. The facility will be situated on a 47.4-acre site within the 15,000-acre TGS Cedar Port Industrial…  READ MORE

Pipeline giants Enterprise Products and Energy Transfer consider chemicals business
June 30, 2022 - Two of the nation’s largest pipeline companies are planning projects that would expand their businesses into petrochemical manufacturing. Houston-based Enterprise Products has applied for tax abatements on an ethylene manufacturing…  READ MORE

Fidelis: Final mall demolition underway
June 18, 2022 - The remnants of the old San Jacinto Mall are about to be demolished, the property’s owners said. Afterward, the construction of the long-awaited San Jacinto Marketplace will then begin to…  READ MORE

Riceland community brings 4,500 homes to Mont Belvieu east of Houston
June 16, 2022 - Riceland, a proposed 1,500-acre master-planned community in Mont Belvieu, will break ground this month on one of the largest residential developments on the east side of Houston. The $400 million…  READ MORE

Japanese Homebuilder Builds U.S. Momentum With Acquisition Of Houston Company
June 14, 2022 - A U.S. subsidiary of Japanese homebuilder Sekisui House has purchased Houston-based homebuilder Chesmar Group for $514M, bringing the company a step closer to its goal of building 10,000 homes annually outside Japan by 2025.Sekisui…  READ MORE

Baytown Industrial Boom Continues With 500K SF Of Leases Signed
June 6, 2022 - Three new tenants signed for space at the rapidly growing Cedar Port Industrial Park in Baytown. The three warehouse leases totaling 517K SF will go into Building B and Building C at Baytown…  READ MORE

Battleship Texas restoration progress takes big step as dry dock arrives in Galveston
June 6, 2022 - Progress is being made in the restoration of the 110-year-old Battleship Texas as the dry dock that will be used to help fix it up is now in place in…  READ MORE

Real estate transactions: Archway Properties plans huge industrial project in Baytown
May 26, 2022 - Archway Properties purchased 234 acres near the southeast corner of Interstate 10 East and Sjolander Road in Baytown for the development of Baytown 10 Commerce Center, a 3 million-square-foot project planned…  READ MORE

Grand Parkway to get a lot grander, with new 53 miles in rural areas
May 18, 2022 - At the stroke of midnight, the Houston area’s 40-year efforts for an outer belt will shoot past the 100-mile mark, when northeast segments of the Grand Parkway open — and…  READ MORE

ClearSky Health announces plans to open rehab hospital in Baytown
May 10, 2022 - ClearSky Health has selected Baytown as the site of a new 30-bed medical rehabilitation hospital at Blue Heron Parkway and North Main Street. ClearSky Health is a rehabilitative healthcare provider…  READ MORE

Governor Abbott Proclaims 2022 Economic Development Week In Texas
May 9, 2022 - Governor Greg Abbott today recognized the critical role local, regional, and statewide economic development teams play in job creation, business expansion, and business retention in communities throughout Texas as he issued…  READ MORE

Bain Capital JV Targets $500M In Cold Storage Development
May 3, 2022 - Bain Capital has formed a joint venture with Barber Partners, a Dallas-based commercial real estate developer, to develop as many as 15 cold storage warehouses valued at $500M. The partners said…  READ MORE

‘Full’ pipelines boosted Enterprise revenues in Q1
May 2, 2022 - Enterprise Products Partners said Monday that its revenues are rising with increased volumes of oil, gas and chemicals flowing through its pipelines.  Revenue at the Houston pipeline company rose by 42 percent…  READ MORE

Retail center coming: 146-acre development planned at I-10 & 146
April 30, 2022 - Site work is underway for a new retail development at the intersection of Interstate 10 and state Highway 146, across from Chambers Town Center. Construction of buildings is expected to…  READ MORE

Enterprise, Oxy plan CO2 project along Texas Gulf Coast
April 26, 2022 - Two Houston pillars of traditional energy are planning a carbon capture and transportation project that they say would “advance a low-carbon economy for the energy capital of the world.” Enterprise…  READ MORE

Stream Realty partnership launches big industrial development in Baytown
April 15, 2022 - Stream Realty Partners has teamed with Principal Real Estate Investors on a 1 million-square-foot speculative industrial development in Baytown. Stream, a national real estate services, development and investment company, announced…  READ MORE

Houston Industrial Rents Reach Record Highs As Port Traffic Soars And Supply Chain Woes Linger
April 5, 2022 - Houston industrial rents are the highest on record with demand for e-commerce continuing to rise and a near 40% increase in freight coming into the city's port. Rental rates overall in…  READ MORE

Houston Leads The Nation In Big-Box Industrial Growth, Thanks To Booming E-Commerce
March 21, 2022 - Houston is the nation's top growth market among big-box industrial facilities, with growth in e-commerce incentivizing companies to hungrily grab properties, especially around Port Houston.Industrial big-box facilities, or any warehouse…  READ MORE

Walmart Expands Baytown Campus with New 1,000,000+ Square-Foot Distribution Center, Opening Fall 202
March 10, 2022 - Walmart today announced plans to expand its Baytown, TX supply chain campus with a new 1,000,000+ square-foot distribution center to support the retailer’s growing supply chain network. The new facility,…  READ MORE

ExxonMobil planning hydrogen production, carbon capture and storage at Baytown complex
March 1, 2022 - ExxonMobil said today it is planning a hydrogen production plant and one of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage projects at its integrated refining and petrochemical site at Baytown,…  READ MORE

ExxonMobil makes first commercial sale of certified circular polymers
February 24, 2022 - ExxonMobil has completed its first commercial sale of certified circular polymers, using its Exxtend technology for advanced recycling of plastic waste. The purchaser is Berry Global, which will use the…  READ MORE

Port Of Houston Sees New High in Ship Count as Congestion Worsens In The US
February 24, 2022 - The number of container ships waiting at the ports of Houston and Charleston, South Carolina, reached new pandemic highs as importers looking to avoid bottlenecks on the U.S. West Coast…  READ MORE

Enterprise buys Navitas, gets foothold in the Permian Basin
February 18, 2022 - Houston pipeline giant Enterprise Products Partners completed its previously announced acquisition of Navitas Midstream Partners for $3.25 billion, entering one of the most prolific parts of the Permian Basin.  The all-cash transaction,…  READ MORE

Online Furniture Company Sets Sights On Houston’s TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park
February 15, 2022 - Article, an online furniture retailer, will take a 507K SF build-to-suit warehouse at the 15,000-acre TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park near Houston. The digital-first company, which has delivered 1 million orders across…  READ MORE

Permian Oil Output Sets Record for the Third Consecutive Month
February 14, 2022 - Production from America’s Permian Basin reached a record high for the third month in a row in January as a red-hot price rally keeps shale drillers busy.  Crude supply from…  READ MORE

Regional recycling endeavor launched
February 10, 2022 - The City of Houston, ExxonMobil, Cyclyx International, LyondellBasell and FCC Environmental Services have entered into an agreement to form the Houston Recycling Collaboration — and effort to significantly increase recycling…  READ MORE

Exclusive: Walmart planning huge new distribution center in Houston as e-commerce competition intens
January 28, 2022 - Walmart is investing in a new distribution center in the southeast Houston area as e-commerce continues to light up the city’s industrial real estate market. Walmart is developing 1 million…  READ MORE

Exxon, SABIC launch chemical plant near Corpus Christi
January 21, 2022 - A $7 billion chemical plant owned jointly by Exxon Mobil and Saudi Basic Industries Corp., or SABIC, has kicked off operations, the companies said Thursday.  The facility broke ground in 2019 and…  READ MORE

Shell, others join coalition supporting Houston carbon capture hub
January 20, 2022 - Shell, Air Liquide and BASF have joined a coalition of energy companies supporting Exxon Mobil’s proposal to build a $100 billion carbon capture and storage hub in Houston.  The three…  READ MORE

Chevron Phillips Chemical completes first commercial sales of Marlex Anew circular polyethylene
January 11, 2022 - Reaching a significant milestone in its efforts to strengthen the circular economy for plastics, Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) announced the first commercial sales of its Marlex Anew circular polyethylene. Using…  READ MORE

Reich Buys Huge Site Near Port of Houston
January 11, 2022 - HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Reich Brothers acquired the former 1.2 million SF DHL Intermodal Campus in Baytown, with plans to redevelop the property. The DHL facility is located…  READ MORE

Is a return to normalcy in the cards for Houston’s economy in 2022?
January 3, 2022 - In the record books, 2021 is set to go down as Houston’s best year ever for job growth. But the statistics mask the ups and down, fits and starts, despair…  READ MORE


Satterfield & Pontikes Construction acquires Fort Worth firm
December 28, 2021 - Houston-based Satterfield & Pontikes Construction announced the acquisition of Eagle Contracting, a privately held Fort Worth-based general contractor specializing in the water and wastewater industry. Terms were not disclosed. The company…  READ MORE

Fidelis’ Mont Belvieu retail complex a full go
December 23, 2021 - There is hardly any doubt that Mont Belvieu is a growing city. Along with growth comes more residential as well as retail services. Mont Belvieu Crossing is a response to…  READ MORE

Chemical plants expand in Baytown to meet growing plastics demand
December 15, 2021 - Petrochemical giants are expanding their Baytown plants and production capacity to meet rising demand for plastics. Chevron Phillips Chemical on Wednesday became the latest to expand its footprint, announcing plans…  READ MORE

Chevron Phillips Chemical to build propylene unit in Baytown, Texas
December 15, 2021 - Chevron Phillips Chemical announced today plans to expand its propylene business with a final investment decision for a new C3 splitter unit. The unit’s location will be in Baytown, Texas,…  READ MORE

Exxon Mobil starts construction on $2B Baytown chemical expansion
December 14, 2021 - Construction has started on a roughly $2 billion expansion at Exxon Mobil Corp.’s (NYSE: XOM) petrochemical manufacturing complex in Baytown — the largest in the United States — one of…  READ MORE

One City, One Baytown: High-quality mall coming
December 11, 2021 - Last weekend, as part of my new “One City, One Baytown” series, I previewed the results of our 2021 Community Survey and the City’s current position on the relocation of…  READ MORE

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announces $12.6 Million in Grants for America’s Marine
December 10, 2021 - WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded $12.6 million in grants to nine marine highway projects across the Nation under the America’s Marine Highway Program…  READ MORE

Houston a top-10 market as industrial real estate is seeing record year
December 5, 2021 - Greater Houston ranks among the top 10 U.S. markets for industrial real estate inventory and space under construction as the sector keeps booming, according to new reports from commercial real estate…  READ MORE

2021 Wealthiest Houston-area ZIP codes
December 3, 2021 - 2021 Wealthiest Houston-area ZIP codes     READ MORE

Major closures on Fred Hartman Bridge set for this weekend
November 30, 2021 - Drivers should expect major delays and plan alternate routes due to a significant closure set for the Fred Hartman Bridge this weekend. A full southbound freeway closure is planned beginning…  READ MORE

Master-planned community Riceland could triple Mont Belvieu population
November 22, 2021 - A new master-planned community in the works will have the potential to double or triple the population of the small town of Mont Belvieu in Chambers County. Houston-based McGrath Real…  READ MORE

New Industrial Project Underway in Baytown
November 15, 2021 - BAYTOWN, Texas – (Realty News Report) – The Avera Companies, a Houston-based commercial real estate firm, has partnered with AEW Capital Management to develop Kilgore Grand Parkway, a proposed 522,135-SF…  READ MORE

The Aspen Institute Names Lee College one of 150 U.S. Community Colleges Eligible for 2023 Aspen Pri
November 2, 2021 - WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Aspen Institute has named Lee College one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of…  READ MORE

Cargo Continues to Move at Port Houston
October 29, 2021 - HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met Tuesday for its regular monthly meeting. Port Houston Chairman Ric Campo opened the meeting by expressing his appreciation for…  READ MORE

Led By E-Commerce Growth, Demand For Houston Industrial Space Outpaces Supply For The First Time In
October 28, 2021 - Strong demand for consumer goods, rapid population growth and a global supply chain strain that handed Port Houston a unique opportunity to capture traffic from the backed-up Ports of Los Angeles and Long…  READ MORE

LyondellBasell, Covestro project converts water-based waste to energy
October 26, 2021 - Chemical company LyondellBasell and its German-based partner Covestro have developed a project that converts water-based waste to energy, the companies said Monday. LyondellBasell, with headquarters in Houston and Rotterdam, and the…  READ MORE

ExxonMobil ramps back up construction on $500M expansion after pause
October 21, 2021 - After hitting the pause button during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, ExxonMobil is back on track to open its $500 million polyolefin expansion by the end of 2022.  The…  READ MORE

Enterprise Products planning another $435M project in Mont Belvieu
October 20, 2021 - Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE: EPD) is considering a $425 million addition to its massive petrochemical and manufacturing complex in Mont Belvieu, northeast of Houston. The Houston-based midstream giant wants…  READ MORE

Pipe manufacturing co. Tenaris restarts Houston-area plant after Covid closure
October 18, 2021 - Luxembourg-based steel pipe manufacturer Tenaris SA (NYSE: TS) has restarted its Baytown plant, which temporarily closed in April 2020 amid the height of Covid-related economic turmoil and low oil prices. Tenaris has been…  READ MORE

A Big Day for Port Houston, A Big Day for the Region
October 12, 2021 - HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met today in a special meeting to consider the first dredge contract for Project 11, the Houston Ship Channel billion-dollar…  READ MORE

ExxonMobil to build its first large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility
October 11, 2021 - IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil plans to build its first, large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility in Baytown, Texas, and is expected to start operations by year-end 2022.  Advanced recycling operation…  READ MORE

How a Lego-like shipping container is bringing the future of mobile medicine to Harris County
October 1, 2021 - The future of mobile medicine is coming to Harris County, focused initially on community-based COVID-19 testing but available for any emergency response or disease care. The so-called SmartPods, portable aluminum…  READ MORE

Port Houston Delivers Record High Cargo with Record Low Air Emissions
September 30, 2021 - HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority convened on Tuesday in an in-person public meeting for the first time since the pandemic's start. The Emergency Suspension of…  READ MORE

These Were 6 Of The Biggest Industrial Leases In Houston During Q3 2021
September 30, 2021 - Houston’s industrial market continued to enjoy strong momentum during the third quarter of 2021. Fueled by demand for e-commerce and consumer goods, at least 15 leases of more than 100K SF were…  READ MORE

Supply Chain Snarls Prompt Companies To Expand Distribution Networks, And Houston Is Reaping The Ben
September 28, 2021 - Given manufacturing delays, labor shortages, transportation bottlenecks and skyrocketing consumer demand, the global supply chain has been in disarray for more than 18 months. And with major ports on both coasts now struggling with…  READ MORE

City: Hyatt Regency to open doors in 18 months
September 23, 2021 - It was a day city officials have long-awaited for, and it could not have gone better.  During a breezy first day of fall, city officials and many local dignitaries gathered…  READ MORE

TGS Cedar Port Partners Breaks Ground On Largest-Ever Spec Warehouse Project In Houston
September 22, 2021 - TGS Cedar Port Partners LP has broken ground on a 1.2M SF cross-dock warehouse, the largest speculative building to date in the greater Houston area.  The site is located at…  READ MORE

Houston carbon capture project grows support
September 16, 2021 - WASHINGTON — Eleven of Houston’s largest energy and chemical companies on Thursday will announce plans to create a large-scale carbon storage complex in the Houston area to serve the region’s…  READ MORE

Bayland Island groundbreaking 10 days away
September 4, 2021 - City manager: ‘We are very excited and have sent out hundreds of invitations’ To say it has been a long time coming is an understatement. Still, city officials have sanctioned…  READ MORE

Three Texas Gulf Cities Bid For Final Docking Place Of Battleship Texas
September 3, 2021 - Labor Day weekend may be the last time for a long time that the USS Texas is open to visitors. The historic battleship is docked near the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site…  READ MORE

‘Big day’ – Bayland project bonds sold
August 26, 2021 - Mayor Brandon Capetillo said it took about 20 years, but the City of Baytown has arrived at the point where it is taking a considerable step on the progress of…  READ MORE

City manager touts Bayland hotel effort: ‘A great time for us’
August 14, 2021 - A meeting with council and the Municipal Development District concerning the bonds for the Bayland Island hotel/convention center project is happening this month.  “We will be having a meeting with…  READ MORE

Hearings tonight for Bayland project, budget
August 12, 2021 - The public is invited to participate in a hearing at tonight’s council meeting about the proposed construction of an access roadway to the hotel/convention center project on Bayland Island.  After…  READ MORE

Harris County approves new $30M small-business recovery program using federal funds
August 10, 2021 - Harris County leaders just approved a new small business relief fund using money from the American Rescue Plan Act. The $30 million relief fund is aimed at supporting small and…  READ MORE

Area women’s chamber to open office at Brunson
August 10, 2021 - The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce has chosen the Brunson Theater as the ideal location for its new satellite office for Chambers County. Thanks to grants from the U.S.…  READ MORE

September ceremony for hotel, city says
August 7, 2021 - The groundbreaking for the Bayland Island hotel/convention center project is still targeted for September, city officials say.  Rick Davis, city manager, said they are looking into moving the groundbreaking date…  READ MORE

Blue Tide Environmental Announces Redesign of Recycling Plant
July 27, 2021 - PLANO, Texas, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Tide Environmental, LP ("Blue Tide" or the "Company"), formerly TopSail Energy L.P., an environmental company focused on building and developing a network of used motor…  READ MORE

Office Project Underway in America’s Largest Industrial Park
July 13, 2021 - HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – A new office development will be constructed in the 15,000-acre TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park – the first office project in the massive development…  READ MORE

Texas’ Early Reopening Has Helped Houston’s Retail Sector Recover Faster Than Other Cities
July 8, 2021 - Houston’s brick-and-mortar retail stores were among the hardest hit at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, as public health fears and lockdowns forced owners to temporarily shutter. Texas allowed businesses…  READ MORE

New Opportunities for Business Expansion in Baytown, TX
June 16, 2021 - Gateway Ten Business Park Now Under Construction BAYTOWN, TX, UNITED STATES, June 16, 2021 / -- Construction on a new 58-acre business park creates new opportunities for businesses near the…  READ MORE

Plastics Express Bringing Jobs, Port Business To Houston Area
June 15, 2021 - A California-based plastics resin logistics company is bringing 50 jobs to the new $75 million Cedar Port Logistics Center near Port Houston. Plastic Express Inc. will occupy 100% of the first…  READ MORE