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2011-09-06 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tellepsen, a leader in commercial and industrial construction, is pleased to be the recipient of the SILVER STEP (Safety Through Exemplary Performance) award for safety from The University of Texas System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction (OFPC). The award was presented in recognition of the company's leadership in promoting a culture of safety in the construction industry as demonstrated during the six-month period from December 1, 2010...

2011-07-07 00:00:29

Shriners Hospitals for Children Selects 2011-2012 Patient Ambassadors Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 Shriners Hospitals for Children® patients Alissa Perkins, 2, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Kate Hickman, 13, of Houston, Texas, have been selected as the health care system's patient ambassadors for 2011-2012. As patient ambassadors, Alissa and Kate represent the thousands of children Shriners Hospitals for Children care for every year. Their stories are featured in the Shriners Hospitals...

2011-06-06 07:54:00

HOUSTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Apache Foundation Tree Grant Program opens its fifth annual call for grant applications, tree No. 2 million is among those pegged for donation. With 1.8 million donated trees firmly rooted in the ground, the landmark tree will be among several hundred thousand donated during the 2011-2012 tree-planting season. The foundation set the lofty goal of planting 3 million trees by 2014 and is well on its way. Since 2006, the foundation has awarded...

2011-05-10 06:00:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark is proud to present the Nik Wallenda Explosive Stunt Spectacular this Saturday, May 14. This special event is free with park admission. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110510/DA98581) Seventh generation stuntman Nik Wallenda, the great-grandson of the legendary Karl Wallenda, performs two spectacular explosive stunts in front of thousands of park guests and for a national TV...

2011-04-21 15:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The north Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local data that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. This edition of Facts for Features highlights the number of people living in areas that could be most affected by these dramatic acts of nature. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) In the Hurricane's Path 36.8...

2011-04-15 02:00:00

LONDON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There's been a distinct rise in US travellers interested in visiting Europe in the last year, and the cruise industry is busy moving vessels to Australia to meet an increased demand. However, with 24 North American ports and increased competition amongst cruise retailers, home port cruise vacations are a great alternative to flying to a distant embarkation port, as they have become easier to get to and even cheaper to enjoy, say CruiseLineFans....

2011-04-11 07:10:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomophase Corporation, a leading developer of minimally invasive optical coherence tomography (OCT) tissue imaging devices, announced today that it has installed the first of its OCT Imaging Systems (OCTIS(TM)) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. This first system sale will be for research use in the laboratory of Dr. Massoud Motamedi, Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering at UTMB. Dr. Motamedi will...

2011-03-17 11:05:00

GALVESTON, Texas, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford and radio personality Tom Joyner are partnering for the fifth consecutive year as part of the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage that benefits Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ford will have the all-new 2011 Ford Explorer Limited aboard the ship and will kick off a national sweepstakes where one Tom Joyner Morning Show listener or cruise attendee will win the keys to the Explorer as part of the "It's Crazy Explorer Giveaway"...

2011-01-31 07:45:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 2005, a carefully crafted conference and annual meeting has served to disseminate valuable and innovative business information, establish attainable goals and highlight members of the Tri-County Black Chamber of Commerce (TCBCC) within Harris County. This year, the organization's reach expands with the installation of Galveston County as a chamber service area. The 2011 Conference theme "Business: Delivering Expectations" focus is to achieve...

2010-12-17 16:18:22

Minority students reap greatest gains Underrepresented minority medical students, including Hispanics and particularly African Americans and women, show the greatest benefit from comprehensive medical education reform according to researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In the first study to show system-wide outcomes of such reform, at UTMB Health reported that failure rates of the Step 1 licensing exam dropped dramatically among some students while significantly...