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2014-10-17 16:25:50

EL CAMPO, Texas, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it often takes a similar team effort to rehabilitate affordable housing. The Prairie Village Apartments is just such a project. The 38-unit complex, serving low-income elderly in El Campo, Texas, was awarded a $259,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from Wells Fargo and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas). The funds will be used to offset construction costs related to...

2014-10-17 16:23:18

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital recently hosted a free book signing event featuring their very own chaplain, Rev. Mark Young, D. Min., who serves as the hospital's director of spiritual care and values integration. His book, Faith Prints: God is Here, was recently published by Westbow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, and features a compilation of devotionals which he writes and shares daily with hospital...

2014-10-17 12:29:26

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital recently partnered with Cypress Creek EMS and the D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA to provide real life education to the community on the importance of early heart attack care, also known as acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The organizations worked together to organize a code AMI drill on Wednesday, July 30, starting with a mock patient having symptoms of a heart attack at the YMCA facility in...

2014-10-17 12:29:11

The doors to great local coverage are open LUBBOCK, Texas, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lubbock area residents have a new place to explore health care coverage options in person. FirstCare Health Plans announced today the opening of a new enrollment center in Lubbock, located at 1901 W Loop 289, Suite 8B. Staffed with knowledgeable representatives, the center offers a place to come in, sit down, ask questions and navigate health care coverage face-to-face for a variety of plans....

2014-10-16 23:01:12

KPOST Provides ‘Green’ Roofs For Hospitals Across The DFW Metroplex. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Dallas commercial roofing expert, KPOST Company, is providing innovative ‘green’ roofs for hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in order to accommodate recent healthcare mandates. New healthcare mandates decidedly favor patients’ opinions, as evidenced by the push for patient satisfaction surveys, which impact hospitals and their ability to receive full compensation from...

2014-10-16 16:30:18

DALLAS, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jenny McCarthy will host the 1(st) annual "Saturday Night Spectacular" Celebrity golf tournament and VIP party on Saturday, October 18(th), 2014 benefiting Generation Rescue for Autism. The star studded extravaganza will feature Hollywood Celebrity guests including Donnie Wahlberg, Kevin Sorbo, Ashley Greene, John O'Hurley, Corey Feldman, Gary Valentine, Debbie Dunning, Kato Kaelin, Josh Henderson, Sam Hennings, Bruce Thomas, Kevin...

2014-10-15 20:22:05

The Leonardo and Artist in Residence Dallas Graham host very special program for children in need SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leonardo announced today that along with local artist Dallas Graham, it will host a special one-month program for children to "investigate the JOLLY art of theatre." Dallas Graham, Founder of The Red Fred Project, Robert Scott Smith and Andra Harbold, co-founders of the Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratories will run the special bi-weekly...

2014-10-15 12:26:29

- Program educates students on workforce readiness and financial literacy HOUSTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 150 high school juniors and seniors from six area high schools got a lesson in financial education and learned about careers in sports management during a Business of Sports event at BBVA Compass Stadium yesterday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140825/139263 The Business of Sports program, sponsored by BBVA Compass, Junior Achievement, the Houston Dynamo...

2014-10-14 23:12:06

RealManage announced today that Mary Arnold, CMCA®, AMS®, has been promoted to be Director of Community Association Management at the company's Austin, Texas office. Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 RealManage announced today that Mary Arnold, CMCA®, AMS®, has been promoted to be Director of Community Association Management at the company's Austin, Texas office. Mary joined RealManage in 2009 as a Community Association Manager with over 16 years of...

2014-10-14 08:41:13

Data Center Leader to Host Dedication and Opening October 15 OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust's (NYSE: QTS) mega facility, QTS Dallas-Fort Worth, prepares for opening with the completion of Phase I construction and the launch of Phase II. QTS is one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, and a leader in security and compliance. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131007/CG92907LOGO...


Latest Geography of Texas Reference Libraries

Wild Man
2014-01-28 14:30:10

The Wild Man of the Navidad has been claimed to be the first Bigfoot in Texas. It was widely reported in 1837 along the Navidad River, in Sublime, Texas. The slaves of that era called it “The Thing That Comes,” because it was never seen, but evidence pointed to something being there. During the night inside the cabins, food would go missing; their fattened hogs would be replaced with thin ones. However, no valuables were never touched. Tools would sometimes go missing but would return...

Davy Crockett National Forest
2014-01-20 14:27:28

The Davy Crockett National Forest is a national forest located off of U.S. Highway 69 lying west of Lufkin, Texas and east of Crockett. It is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture National Forest Service whose headquarters can be found in Lufkin. There are local ranger district offices found in Ratcliff. The forest encompasses a total of 160,647 acres in two counties. 94,481 acres are located in Houston and 67,361 acres are located in Trinity. This national forest...

Angeline National Forest
2013-11-01 09:50:24

The Angelina National Forest is a United States National Forest, one of four that can be found in Texas. The 153,180 acre Angelina National Forest is located in East Texas in parts of Angelina, Jasper, San Augustine, and Nacogdoches counties. It is managed together with the three other National Forests in Texas from Forest Service offices located in Lufkin, Texas. There are local district offices found in Zavalla. The forest lies in the Neches River Basin and on the north and south shores of...

Edwards Plateau
2013-04-19 19:37:49

The Edwards Plateau is an area of west-central Texas which is bordered by the Balcones Fault towards the south and the east, the Llano Uplift and the Llano Estacado towards the north, and the Chihuahuan Desert and Pecos River towards the west. San Angelo, San Antonia, Del Rio, and Austin make a rough outline of the area. The eastern part of the plateau is the Texas Hill Country. The trees of this savanna include a juniper-oak mix and a mesquite-acacia mix scattered over the fairly short...

2013-04-18 23:10:55

The Texas Blackland Prairies are a temperate grassland ecoregion that is located in Texas that stretches roughly from the Red River in North Texas to San Antonio in the south. This area covers an area of 19,400 square miles, consisting of a main belt of 17,000 square miles and two islands of tall grass prairie grasslands located southeast of the main blackland prairie belt; both the main belt and the islands stretch northeast/southwest. It hosts many different eco-regional organisms....

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