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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...

2010-10-26 05:00:00

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico visited the new Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark during its first full season of operation in 2010. The huge success of last summer paves the way for a multi-million dollar 2011 expansion including the region's only Boogie Bahn surf ride, three slides, record-breaking rapids river, whitewater tube chute, ride-up Aqua Veyer, additional...

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2010-07-06 13:05:00

More obstacles have stepped into BP's oil spill fight as tar balls have been found along Texas beaches. Tar balls found in the surf on Galveston Island in Texas were tested and determined to be from the BP spill. However, officials stressed in a statement that it was not clear if they drifted hundreds of miles from the site of the well, or if they fell or leaked from a ship carrying collected oil to Texas for processing. About 492 miles of U.S. shoreline across the five Gulf states have...

2010-06-23 09:01:00

MIAMI, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carnival Cruise Lines' newest ship, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic, will operate seven-day Caribbean cruises from Galveston beginning Nov. 14, 2011, becoming the largest cruise ship based at the port year-round. Additionally, the 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph will reposition from New Orleans to Galveston to operate year-round four- and five-day Caribbean cruises from that port beginning Oct. 6, 2011. Homeporting the Carnival Magic and...


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