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2009-07-07 13:29:22

U.S. scientists are studying Hurricane Ike's effect on Galveston, Texas, water pollution levels to determine whether fish-consumption rules are still needed. University of Houston researchers said their findings might offer important information about the effects of last September's storm.

2009-05-22 12:15:00

By uploading digital photos of precious valuables and documents, as recommended by insurance agents, homeowners can gain peace of mind by storing home inventory images securely online.

2009-05-14 10:34:00

HOUSTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Home Depot(R) Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Greater Houston Development Inc.

2009-05-12 21:40:17

Doctors in the Houston area say the power outage that followed Hurricane Ike last year seems to have led to a miniature baby boom. Dr.

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2009-04-10 07:15:00

Faced with decreasing donations and increasing operating costs, the charity wing of the Shriners organization is being forced to consider closing almost a fourth of their of their children’s hospitals across North America.

2009-03-10 06:00:00

New park boasts experiences and technology never encountered in the Midwest KANSAS CITY, Kan., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Be the first to make history and dive in to a thrilling new collection of water fun when the Schlitterbahn Vacation Village Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan., opens for its inaugural season this summer.

2009-02-17 06:00:00

New and improved waterpark opens Indoor area Saturday, March 14 and joins other Galveston Island attractions and hotels in welcoming spring break visitors GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas, Feb.

2009-01-21 19:42:23

A contractor in Galveston County, Texas, said he discovered a box full of valuables while clearing hurricane debris from a state park. Michael Pate, 43, said he was working Jan. 7 at Galveston Island State Park when he discovered a green steel U.S.

2009-01-05 07:25:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Ike devastated the Texas coast on September 5, 2008, and thousands of residents from Galveston and surrounding cities are still without shelter.

2008-12-09 19:33:09

Hurricane Ike reconfirmed one Texas researcher's idea: Interfering with Galveston Island's natural elevation hurts the island's sand dunes and marsh flora. Ike reconfirmed the basic idea I've had for several years, Rusty Feagin, ecosystem scientist with Texas AgriLife Research at Texas A&M University, said in a news release.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]