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GALVESTON The Port of Galveston s governing board on Monday unanimously approved spending up to $100,000 on design plans for a third cruise-ship terminal in effort to avoid losing another passenger ship to rival Port of Houston.

The seven-member Wharves Board of Trustees agreed to hire Los Angeles architect firm McTigue for programming, concept design and alternative development plans for a third cruise terminal. The port would pay no more than $100,000 for McTigue s services, officials said.

The port, which operates the Texas Cruise Ship Terminal at Pier 25 and Cruise Terminal No. 2 at Pier 27, needs more berths. Two Carnival Cruise Lines ships and one Royal Caribbean International vessel sail from the island year-round.

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