Pasadena Texas - News
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., on Monday announced plans to invest $106 million to buy approximately 20 acres adjacent to its existing Pasadena terminal and to build nine tanks which would give an additional 1.2 million barrels of storage capacity at its Galena Park terminal. The firm will also build a new barge dock to help alleviate barge congestion on the Houston Ship Channel.
Voters returned all of the incumbents to City Council except Leroy Stanley (District E) and District B (where Jackie Welch was term limited).
Residents of District E will have their third councilmember in 12 months after newcomer Cody Ray Wheeler is sworn-in.
The three-way race to replace District B’s Jackie Welch on city council is going to a run-off.
The $12 million improvement project to Pasadena’s busiest thoroughfare is finished ahead of schedule and before the Strawberry Festival. This project encompassed the section of Fairmont Parkway that runs from Beltway 8 to Red Bluff Road and included the bridge at Armand Bayou.
A Pasadena woman was recently indicted on felony charges of trademark counterfeiting for allegedly selling fake NBA and NFL goods at a Pearland flea market.
Unexpected and a little out of place.
Local and State News
Texas Employers Add 33,100 jobs In April, State Annual Growth Above 2.5 Percent Since Beginning Of 2012
AUSTIN — Texas’ seasonally adjusted total nonfarm employment expanded by 33,100 jobs in April. Texas added 326,100 jobs from April 2012 to April 2013.
AUSTIN – The State of Texas today (May 17) filed a lawsuit against BP America and other defendants for their role in the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon offshore oil spill.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) conducted an intrusive and illegal intelligence gathering and intimidation effort against the Clear Lake Tea Party (CLTP) as part of a larger policy directed at American tea parties.
AUSTIN – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) today launched Compare College TX (CompareCollegeTX.com) an online, interactive tool designed to make the most relevant data about public higher education in Texas available to everyone.
San Jacinto State Historic Site will be holding their 6th annual Habitat’s & History summer day camp. This summer camp is a week-long adventure through history and nature. Whether it’s walking in the footsteps of Sam Houston and the Texas army, fishing off the pier next to the 100 year old Battleship TEXAS or paddling a canoe through the San Jacinto Marsh, there is something for everyone!
Maybe, just maybe, the disappointment many felt when Houston did not receive one of the retired Space Shuttles will be replaced in two years by excitement at the opening of a new unique display at SpaceCenter Houston.