Texas City (United States)

Type: City
Name: Texas City (United States)
Country: United States
Latitude: 29.41
Longitude: -94.959999
population: 43,879
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Pearsall city council approves contract for city manager with troubled past

PEARSALL, Texas -- City council members in Pearsall approved the contract for new city manager Richard Alvarez Wednesday, just one day after a KENS 5 I-Team investigation revealed Alvarez had been arrested five times in three Texas counties .Alvarez's ... [Published Kens5.com - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Community remembers victims of 1947 disaster

TEXAS CITY —  Survivors of the 1947 Texas City disaster gathered with residents, police officers and firefighters to honor those who died in the worst industrial disaster in U.S. history.The disaster, which began with a fire aboard the French ship Grandcamp ... [Published Galveston County Daily News - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Before the West Explosion, There Was Texas City

April 17 marks exactly a year since one of the biggest industrial disasters in American history: the explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas that left 15 people dead, another 150 injured, and large parts of the town flattened and destroyed.Shocking ... [Published KUTRadio - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Today in History, April 16, 2014

Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On April 16, 2007, in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history, student Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people on the campus of ... [Published Petersburg Progress-Index - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014 with 259 to follow.The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter and Mars.Those born this date are under the sign of Aries. They ... [Published UPI - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 2 reports

Cleanup Efforts Ramp up in Texas City

The U.S. Coast Guard is ramping up efforts to clean oil in the Ports of Texas City and Galveston Wednesday, as expected afternoon weather will likely hinder or cease operations due to safety concerns for responders.Storms may keep responders from being ... [Published Marine Link - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 6 reports

Significant oil spill closes major US ship channel

TEXAS CITY, Texas--No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 643,500 liters of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in ... ... [Published Big News Network - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 3 reports

25 Years After Exxon Valdez: If We Ignore the Past, We Risk Repeating It in the Arctic

Monday marked the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, one of the most devastating environmental disasters in America history, and that makes the events of the last few days all the more chilling. Saturday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard received ... [Published Huffington Post - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 5 reports

Houston Ship Channel Still Closed Despite Earlier Optimism – UPDATE

U.S. Coast Guard PhotoUpdate (9:00 p.m. EST Monday): Despite earlier optimism, the Houston Ship Channel remains closed to all vessel traffic as of Monday night as conditions continue to be assessed, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement late Monda ... [Published GCaptain - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 7 reports

Crude Oil Futures Move Higher Amid Another Oil Spill

Crude oil prices edged higher by 0.9 percent last week as traders weighed the potential impact of sanctions on Russia for its efforts in annexing Crimea and decent U.S. economic data with continued sluggishness in China. Further, crude spills tend to ... [Published Equities.com - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 2 reports

Oil spill cleanup suspends ship traffic at Houston channel

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative ContributorHouston, TX, United States (4E) – Traffic in part of the Houston Ship Channel is suspended Sunday to allow the cleanup of an oil spill caused by the collision of a cargo ship and a fuel oil barge near ... [Published GantDaily.com - Mar 23 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 23 2014 - 5 reports

NTSB Investigating Houston Ship Channel Collision

An undetermined amount of bunker fuel oil spilled after a bulk cargo vessel collided with a barge under tow March 22.Mar 23, 2014The NTSB is sending investigators to the scene of a ship collision and oil spill that occurred in the Houston Ship Channel ... [Published Occupational Health & Safety - Mar 23 2014]

Quotes

"The whole community has come together. It's amazing." Waters said. "There were so many people there on-site as soon as it happened."
Award-winning journalist Bill Minutaglio is the author of the definitive work onon that event:  " City on Fire: The Explosion That Devastated a Texas Town and Ignited a Historic Legal Battle ." Minutaglio recently spoke with the Texas Standard's David Brown about the often-forgotten history and overlooked legacy of the disaster
"There is a certain point of no return. If you go through one, you go through two, depending on the speed, velocity and other factors" said Ken Eriksen, senior vice president of transportation at Informa Economics, a Memphis-based commodities research firm
A thought for the day: "Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit." -- Mary Lou Retton

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Pearsall city council approves contract for cit... [Published Kens5.com - Apr 17 2014]
Community remembers victims of 1947 disaster [Published Galveston County Daily News - Apr 17 2014]
explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas [Published KUTRadio - Apr 17 2014]
Before the West Explosion, There Was Texas City [Published KUTRadio - Apr 17 2014]
Remembering the Texas City disaster [Published CW39 NewsFix - Apr 16 2014]
Today in eco-history: Deadly Texas City disaster [Published People's World - Apr 16 2014]
Crashes in crucial U.S. crude waterway hit 10-y... [Published Reuters - Apr 16 2014]
Today in History, April 16, 2014 [Published Petersburg Progress-Index - Apr 16 2014]
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 16, 2014 [Published UPI - Apr 16 2014]
Defendants Sentenced In Stolen Identity Refund ... [Published CBS Dallas / Fort Worth - Apr 14 2014]
Perspectives Of Civil Rights Movement Differ Ac... [Published CBS Dallas / Fort Worth - Apr 11 2014]
Man accused in quadruple killing goes to trial [Published Washington Post - Apr 11 2014]
Houston Oil Spill in Bird Sanctuary a Marine-Fu... [Published Resilience - Apr 10 2014]
Fort Hood Victims To Be Aided By Newly Establis... [Published CBS Dallas / Fort Worth - Apr 09 2014]
Platts Pre-Report Survey of EIA/API Data Sugges... [Published Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - Apr 08 2014]
Assessing the Damage from the Galveston Bay Oil... [Published Texas Observer - Apr 08 2014]
Congressman Blake Farenthold Tours South Texas ... [Published KiiiTV3.com - Apr 06 2014]
100th birthday party set Sunday for Neda Kane [Published Carmi Times - Apr 04 2014]
Candidates to address political groups [Published San Angelo Standard-Times - Apr 04 2014]
Houston Ship Channel Spill Exposes Risks in Bus... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Apr 04 2014]
Houston Eye Doctors Designated Best Doctors® &... [Published Free Press Release - Apr 04 2014]
Texas City Spill Clean-up Continues [Published Marine Link - Apr 03 2014]
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy an... [Published Water Environment Federation - Apr 03 2014]
National & State Leaders React To Deadly Fort H... [Published CBS Dallas / Fort Worth - Apr 03 2014]
Texas City Y Oil Spill Information Session [Published Marine Link - Apr 02 2014]
Vietnam Veterans Monument is placed at Capitol [Published Austin American Statesman - Apr 02 2014]
The 9 Most Devastating Man-Made Disasters [Published American Profile - Apr 02 2014]
Audio sheds light on Texas oil spill [Published Fort Mills Times - Apr 01 2014]
March 31, 2014 [Published Center for Biological Diversity - Apr 01 2014]
Saturday results from the Texas Relays [Published Miami Herald - Mar 29 2014]
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Houston Ship Channel Spill Exposes Risks in Bus... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Apr 04 2014]
A barge leaks oil into the Gulf of Mexico outside the Houston Ship Channel following a collision with a carrier, March 23, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard Photo By Harry R. Weber and Dan Murtaugh April 4 (Bloomberg) — By the time the ships’ pilots realized ...
Galveston Bay oil spill imperils thousands of b... [Published EnviroLib - Mar 26 2014]
Texas City, in the United States was the site of a massive oil spill on Saturday, an industrial accident with dire consequences for birds and wildlife throughout Galveston Bay. The spill, the result of a collision between a ship and a barge, unleashed ...
Houston Ship Channel Reopened to Limited Traffic [Published TIME.com - Mar 25 2014]
(GALVESTON, Texas) — The Coast Guard partially reopened one of the nation’s busiest seaports to ship traffic Tuesday, three days after a collision between a barge and a ship spilled up to 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into the waters south of Houston. ...
Vehicle Incident - North-America - USA [Published RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information - Mar 23 2014]
EDIS Number: VIV-20140323-43107-USA Date / time: 23/03/2014 05:06:44 [UTC] Event: Vehicle Incident Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Texas Location: [Houston Ship Channel] Number of Deads: N/A Number of Injured: N/A Number ...
BP Permitted back into The Gulf Despite all the... [Published Informed Comment - Mar 16 2014]
(By Sarah Lazare) Four years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, oil still washes up on the Gulf Coast shore, and residents and cleanup workers face health hazards from the millions of gallons that spilled and British Petroleum's chemical dispersant ...
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