The La Marque Amazon warehouse is the first in Galveston County. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon opened a 180,000-square-foot delivery station at 4975 Gulf Freeway in October. The company has more than 150 delivery stations across the country, but this was Amazon’s first in Galveston County, Community Impact Newspaperpreviously reported. The delivery station brought hundreds of new jobs to La Marque for city and Galveston County residents, city officials said; no open jobs are currently on the board for the La Marque location. www.amazon.com
A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.