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Special Port Commission Meeting Set for Friday, August 16

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HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet in special session on Friday, August 16, at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will include possible actions regarding a proposed Port of Houston Authority Promotion and Development Fund Policy and Standards document, alternative financing, potential Houston-Galveston Channel improvement projects and upcoming maintenance dredging projects, along with discussion regarding the Fiscal Year 2013 operating budget and capital plan reforecast.

In addition, the Port Commission Audit Committee will meet at 10 a.m. The Port Commission Pension and Benefits Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Audit Committee meeting.

The meetings will take place in the fourth floor boardroom of the Port Authority Executive Building, 111 East Loop North (Exit 29 off Loop 610) in Houston.

Meetings agendas are available on the Port of Houston Authority website, http://www.portofhouston.com/the-port-commission/public-meetings/agendas.

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, 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