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2011-09-26 12:20:00

As the numbers from a recent DUI crackdown show, not even the threat of extra law enforcement patrols are keeping drunk drivers off Texas roads, says Brad Wyly of Houstonâs Wyly Law Firm, P.C. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 Recently released figures from the Texas Department of Public Safety show that more people were arrested during this yearâs Labor Day drunk-driving crackdown than last year â“ a figure that should serve as a reminder...

Pregnancy Outcomes Can Help Predict Long-term Health In Women
2011-09-14 09:44:13

  The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine looks at pregnancy as a window for future health "A woman's pregnancy outcome can be an indicator of future health conditions," stated George R. Saade, M.D., president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Saade gave a compelling presentation to SMFM members on the links between pregnancy outcomes and women's long-term health. He...

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...

2011-03-03 07:30:00

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since 2007, a Princess Cruises ship will again set sail from the port of Galveston, offering cruises to the sunny Western Caribbean. Crown Princess will offer 19 departures from Galveston between December 22, 2012 and April 27, 2013. The seven-day roundtrip Western Caribbean itinerary features ports of call at Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; and Cozumel, Mexico. "We've received a great...

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...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'