Archer Daniels Midland Company

New Port of Galveston director faces Texas coast challenges

When Rodger Rees arrives as the Port of Galveston's new director this month, he'll be greeted by a board and a community with high expectations he'll shape a broad vision for the public docks. But his first concern must be in the fine details, several wharves board trustees said.

"Major projects are almost cost-prohibitive right now," Trustee Elizabeth Beeton said. "We really need to sharpen our game with everything within our ability right now and hope that helps us get into a position where we can do bigger projects."

The Galveston County Daily News reports the Port of Galveston's governing board voted 6-0 to hire Rees as...