NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit at 9:24 p.m. CDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous upper atmosphere of Mars.Read More
The International Space Station in low orbit above earth. Boeing, SpaceX awarded NASA Commercial contracts By Mary Alys Cherry NASA took another step toward ferrying its astronauts to the International Space Station Tuesday, announcing that it was awarding the commercial crew contract to two American companies — Boeing and SpaceX. Boeing was given a $4.2 billion contract and SpaceX was [...]Read More
CLEAR LAKE Ballet kickoff Sept. 11. Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will host its season kickoff at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Space Center Houston, where guests will preview vignettes from each of the ballet’s upcoming productions while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 281-480-1617 by Sept. [...]Read More
Leaders from the petrochemical, maritime, logistics and transportation industries delivered robust economic forecasts for the Houston Ship Channel region during the 5th annual Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Petrochemical & Maritime Outlook Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center Sept. 4.Read More
You’ve got a great idea for your business. You have a solid business plan and the knowledge to carry out the plan, but what you don’t have are the resources you need to make it happen. Now comes the tough part… securing a loan. For many business owners that means walking into a bank and sitting down with a banker who then sends your information to an underwriter to decide whether or not to authorize your loan, without ever actually meeting you. But if you are a customer of Allegiance Bank, your experience will be entirely different. Why? Because Allegiance Bank, which opened its Clear Lake office this spring, is a company that takes its title of “community bank” very seriously.
By Rod EvansRead More
The Clear Creek School Board has been recognized as the Regional Board of the Year and is one of the five finalists for the annual Texas School Board of the Year Award.Read More
This month will mark the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Ike’s visit to the Bay Area, leaving behind about $36 billion in damages. Yet, despite numerous warnings and calls for action, almost nothing has been done to protect the Galveston Bay area from another devastating blow.
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There are two kinds of places in the world: those you drive through and those you drive to. No one ever just drives through Terlingua or Luckenbach. They are destinations. If you find yourself in either of these towns, it is because it is a place you wanted to go to. On the other hand, I regularly drive through Houston on my way to Big Bend or Hill Country, but I never drive to Houston. Nacogdoches is in that latter category.
By Michael GosRead More