Galveseton County Daily News, Oct. 22, 2006 Citing pragmatism, not political pressure, as the reason, University of Texas Medical Branch officials say they’ll postpone by six months construction of a $30.5 million specialty care facility in League City. The decision to postpone construction that was supposed to begin in January comes as leaders of the island’s largest employer are being intensely criticized for cost-cutting measures and layoffs that so far have eliminated 800 full-time equivalent positions. Do Not Resuscitate? Administrators deny that outcry by mainland physicians and fear of alienating local lawmakers, who are getting heat from constituents, has killed plans for the League City clinic.