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Back by Popular Demand, #2 Movie at the Texas City Dike – August 8th
Posted In: Events & Attractions | Texas City News Posted by Pam Moore on 07/31/2015


The debut of “Movie on the Dike” held on July 3rd was so popular, a second movie night been scheduled for Saturday, August 8th. Per the City’s license agreement we cannot disclose the title of the movie, but we will give hints on our Facebook pages. The Texas City Dike is located at Texas City Dike Road.

Parking and seating area will open at 7 pm, the dike access fee will need to be paid ($10 per vehicle), unless you are a Texas City resident with a dike sticker on your vehicle. The movie will begin at 9 pm. The viewing area is for chairs and beach towels/blankets only. The movie will not be well viewed from the parking area; audio will come through a large speaker system that can be heard up to 300 feet from the screen.

Food will be available for purchase. You can bring your own food and drink; NO glass bottles or containers are allowed on the beach. Please remember to dispose of your trash into the designated bins; we will hand out grocery bags to help contain your trash.

Brockway Realty, LLC previously blogged First Ever Movie on the Dike, The Texas City Dike on July 2.

Brockway Realty maintains a Community Calendar on their website; check this calendar for events/activities in your city.

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By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

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Texas Sales Tax Free Shopping Days Announced
Posted In: Events & Attractions Posted by Pam Moore on 07/30/2015


Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar, has announced August 7th – 9th will be the 2015 Sales Tax Holiday; the dates for the sales tax holiday are set by the Legislature   As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

All sales of qualifying items* made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

To view the list of eligible non-taxable items during these dates, visit the State of Texas Comptroller’s website*.

Brockway Realty maintains a Community Calendar on their website; check this calendar for events/activities in your city.

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League City International & Sprint Triathlon – August 2nd
Posted In: Events & Attractions | League City News Posted by Pam Moore on 07/28/2015


The 8th Annual League City International & Sprint Triathlon (Previously Clear Lake International & Sprint Triathlon) will be held on Sunday, August 2nd. Competitors will swim in Clear Lake, bike a loop course, cross the Kemah Bridge and go past NASA back into transition, run partly shaded course overlooking Clear Lake and South Shore Marina.

The race distances for the International Triathlon are: 1.5K Swim; 46K Bike; and 10K Run. Time start for the International distance begins at 7 am. The distances for the Sprint are: .5K Swim; 23K Bike; and 3.4K Run. A Youth Triathlon will also be held.

The South Shore Harbour Resort and Marina, located at 2500 South Shore Blvd, League City, is the designated host hotel. For more information, call 281-334-1000, or visit the official website.

Brockway Realty maintains a Community Calendar on their website; check this calendar for events/activities in your city.

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By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Tagged With: League City



The Federal Aviation Administration Approves 10th Spaceport in Texas
Posted In: Houston News Posted by Pam Moore on 07/27/2015


Houston Business Journal“Prepare for liftoff: Houston approved for spaceport”
By Olivia Pulsinelli – June 30, 2015

“The Federal Aviation Administration granted a launch site license to make Ellington Airport the 10th commercial spaceport in the U.S., the Houston Airport System announced June 30.

Now, HAS can turn its attention to establishing the required infrastructure and support facilities needed to accommodate reusable launch vehicles, which will launch horizontally like commercial aircraft, rather than vertically.

The spaceport could be used to launch micro satellites, train astronauts, conduct zero-gravity experiments, manufacture spacecraft and other potential activities, HAS said.”

“HAS started aggressively moving forward with its spaceport plans two years ago, when the Houston City Council approved a $718,000 contract for a consulting firm to study how Ellington Airport can obtain a spaceport launch site operator’s license. However, HAS has looked into developing a spaceport in Houston since early 2011.

“Houston will play a lead role in commercial space operations in the 21st century,” Houston Mayor Annise Parker said in a statement. “We believe a licensed spaceport in Houston will not only serve as an economic generator for the city but also enhance Houston’s well-deserved reputation as a leader and key player in the aerospace industry.”

Meanwhile, NASA's Johnson Space Center also plans to have a significant role in the future of commercial spaceflight, JSC Deputy Director Kirk Shireman told the Houston Business Journal recently.”

Do you know the locations of all the Spaceports? The list might surprise you:
  • (1) Florida – Spaceport Florida, Cape Canaveral
  • (2) Florida – Cecil Field Spaceport, Jacksonville
  • (3) Virginia – Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island
  • (4) New Mexico – Spaceport America, White Sands
  • (5) Oklahoma Spaceport
  • (6) Mojave Air and Space Port
  • (7) California – California Spaceport, Vandenberg Air Force Base
  • (8) Wyoming – Chugwater Spaceport
  • (9) Alaska – Kodiak Launch Complex
  • (10) Texas – Houston Spaceport, Houston
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“Go Fly a Kite” & Water Sports at Texas City on Saturday, July 25th
Posted In: Events & Attractions | Texas City News Posted by Pam Moore on 07/23/2015


The Texas City Kite Festival will be held from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, July 25th. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, sunglasses, sunscreen and water to  The free event takes place on the water at the junction of the Texas City Dike and the Levee (Skyline Dr.) and features competitions in kite flying, a kiteboarding hydrofoil race, and the world’s first-ever tanker surfing competition. Parking at the Levee or Dike is $5.00, with free overflow parking at the corner of Bay St. and Dike Rd. (Maps are available at the website.) Vendors will provide a variety of food from Gulf Coast BBQ to creative festival and food truck cuisine, drinks and frozen treats to cool off, and kites for all ages.

Each event will take place in a different location along the dike and levee system but all should be within walking distance. Spectators and participants are welcomed and encouraged for all events. The best place to view the Tanker Surfing Competition should be between mile one and mile three on the south side of the dike. Surfers should pass directly by spectators along these points. There will also be a demonstration of powered paragliding – a fabric wing driven by an ultra-light motor – by Texas WingNuts.

Only homemade kites are allowed in the ‘no fee’, free competition, but spectators who just want to join in the fun of flying will find a wide variety of kites available for sale or can bring their own.

All kite boarders with a hydrofoil are welcome to race, but will need to register either in advance of or at the event.

The Tanker Surfing competition is a great ride for a limited number of competitors and a great show for spectators. The best place to view the Tanker Surfing Competition should be between mile one and mile three on the south side of the dike. Surfers should pass directly by spectators along these points.

Detailed rules and categories for the events can be found at the event website. Registration for the Kite Competition will be from 11am -1pm in the black slingshot spider tent at the base of the Levee at the intersection of Dike Rd. and Skyline Dr. To become a competitor in the Hydrofoiling Race or Tanker Surfing, contact Phil Midler, phil@houstonkiteboarding.com

Brockway Realty maintains a Community Calendar on their website; check this calendar for events/activities in your city.

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By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Tagged With: Texas City



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