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2010-09-07 10:14:00

ROCKPORT, Texas, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockport Seafair touts three days of fun, Friday through Sunday, October 8 -10. Tickets are $5 for adults Friday and Sunday; $7 for adults Saturday; $10 for pre-sale wristband, good for all three days, available for advance purchase only, limited supply; and $2 for children 6-to-12. Children under 6 get in free. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Contact the Chamber at (361) 729.6445 or...

2010-07-28 19:00:00

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation brought by The Aransas Project (TAP) against officials of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), United States District Judge Janis Jack ruled from the bench to deny all motions to dismiss the litigation. Proceeding issue-by-issue, Judge Jack entertained arguments from all parties before ruling from the bench to deny each of the motions brought by the defendants and...

2009-12-08 00:01:00

ROCKPORT, Texas, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aransas Project (TAP) today filed a Notice of Intent to sue several officials of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in their official capacity for illegal harm and harassment of whooping cranes at and adjacent to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in violation of Section 9 of the Federal Endangered Species Act. Under federal law, TAP must wait at least 60 days before filing suit. The individuals to be sued in their official...

2009-09-25 08:30:00

ROCKPORT-FULTON, Texas, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockport Seafair touts three days of fun, Friday through Sunday, October 9-11. Tickets are $5 for adults Friday and Sunday, $7 on Saturday; $2 for children 6-to-12, under 6 admitted free. Festival hours are 5 to 11 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday. Sea-A-Bration, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, features Bon Ton Mikey & the Zydeco Hotsteppers. Tickets are $75. Contact the Chamber at...

2008-09-09 21:00:11

Hurricane Ike made a curtain call in western Cuba Tuesday, the day after it inundated the eastern side of the island with winds, rain and water surge. Meanwhile the eyes of Texas were watching computer models of potential paths for the Category 1 hurricane and its 75-mph winds. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 5 p.m. Ike was centered just off the northern coast of western Cuba, moving west-northwest into the central Gulf of Mexico at about 10 mph. The Category 1 storm was...

2008-09-09 18:00:29

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyman Wilkes, the President of Affordable Power, L.P. announced that his company had signed an agreement to provide approximately 15,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity to Aransas County, Texas. The contract to supply electric power was won by Affordable Power in an open bidding process set up by a statewide Request for Proposal issued by Aransas County. "Affordable Power has focused a great deal of effort in serving the electric power needs of public...

2006-01-18 14:22:02

By Jim Forsyth CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Reuters) - Researchers were surprised this week by the sudden appearance -- and quick disappearance -- of two rare Northern right whales in the busy industrial port of Corpus Christi Bay. "It's a most extraordinary event," said oceanographer Tony Amos of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. "They're almost unknown in the Gulf of Mexico. Why they would come into the bay, I don't really know." Amos said a 50-foot...

2006-01-18 14:20:00

By Jim Forsyth CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Researchers were surprised this week by the sudden appearance -- and quick disappearance -- of two rare Northern right whales in the busy industrial port of Corpus Christi Bay. "It's a most extraordinary event," said oceanographer Tony Amos of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. "They're almost unknown in the Gulf of Mexico. Why they would come into the bay, I don't really know." Amos said a 50-foot (15-meter), 60-ton adult...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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