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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Texas Small Businesses Encouraged to Apply for $250,000 Grants With Hurricane Harvey Relief Program

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If your Small Business suffered losses from Hurricane Harvey, you may qualify for a grant up to $250,000. Texas Back in Business is the jobs and economic revitalization program created for Texas small businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey.


Small business, we’ve got your back. We’re Texas Back in Business - the $100 million Hurricane Harvey relief program for Texas small businesses. Starting Monday, December 2, at...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

La Marque, Texas, Home of National Holiday Lights Competition Champion

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On December 9, 2019, an episode aired featuring Magical Winter Lights’ 20-acre holiday wonderland that shines every year at Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque, Texas. Magical Winter Lights was crowned the Heavyweight Division champions.

The City of La Marque is now home to the Guinness Book of World Records Crawfish Bash, as well as the most magnificent holiday lights show in the USA, according to ABC’s primetime TV show, The Great Christmas Light Fight. On December 9, 2019, an...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

La Marque honors two 25-year Employees, Names Employee of the Year

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La Marque celebrates dedication to municipal service with 19 recognition awards. Fire Department Captain Ira Yardley named 2019 Employee of the Year. Tyrone Griffin from Public Works and Chief of Police Kirk Jackson celebrated 25 years.

At the City of La Marque Employee Christmas Party on Friday, December 6, 2019, 19 employees received recognition and service awards, including Employee of the Year, Customer Service, Distinguished Employee, Pride Player, Team Player and 14 for longevity. ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

City of La Marque Youth Fund Makes Contributions to Five La Marque Nonprofits

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New youth fund provided by Waste Management, La Marque’s trash collection provider. Development of the La Marque Youth Fund was spearheaded by La Marque City Council, specifically City Councilman Chris Lane.

La Marque City Council awarded five local nonprofit youth initiatives monetary contributions from the La Marque Youth Fund on Monday, December 2, 2019. The organizations include the Kiwanis Club of La Marque, La Marque Citizens Police Academy Alumni Assoc...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

City Manager Tink Jackson Launches Inaugural La Marque Kids Fish

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Kids Fish event March 7, 2020, offers free poles, tackle box and bait to 200 local children. Register online at

Citizens of La Marque are invited and encouraged to bring their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, godchildren, friends’ kids and neighborhood kids to La Marque Kids Fish from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Highland Bayou ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Magical Winter Lights Opens November 15, 2019, in City of La Marque

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Gulf Greyhound Park to host the 52-day holiday lantern festival. The magic is back in La Marque this holiday season.

The magic is back in La Marque this holiday season as Magical Winter Lights gears up to open their doors on Friday, November 15, 2019. Magical Winter Lights is a 20-acre, 52-day, larger-than-life lantern festival with themed sections, nightly acrobatic pe...

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