Port Commission Authorizes Agreement With County to Support Live Streaming of Port Commission Meetings

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HOUSTON, Nov. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Monday authorized entering into an interlocal agreement with Harris County to support live streaming of Port Commission meetings.

Harris County has contracted with Swagit Productions, LLC, a company used by many Texas local governments, including the city of Houston, as well as companies across the nation. Harris County is currently implementing its video services.

Also Monday, the Port Commission heard staff presentations regarding the proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Operating and Capital Budget, as well as the proposed Five Year Operating and Capital Plan.

Monday's meeting came a day after the 99th anniversary of the opening of the Houston Ship Channel. The Port Authority is looking forward to the centennial on Nov. 10, 2014.

About the Port of Houston Authority

For nearly 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned or operated the public cargo-handling facilities of the Port of Houston – the nation's largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage. The port is an economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the nation. It supports the creation of more than one million statewide jobs and more than 2.1 million nationwide jobs, and the generation of economic activity totaling more than $178.5 billion in Texas and $499 billion across the nation. For more information or to access the 2012 annual report, visit the Port Authority website at: www.portofhouston.com.

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CONTACT: Bill Hensel, Manager, Corporate Communications Office: (713) 670-2893 Cell: (832) 452-5776 E-mail: bhensel@poha.com

Source:Port of Houston Authority