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2014-08-21 12:26:54

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tickets are now on sale for UNT Health Science Center's annual "An Evening with a Legend" fundraiser, this year featuring Jay Leno, the renowned comedian and 22-year host of "The Tonight Show." The performance benefits the UNT Health Science Center Foundation in support of the university's research, education and health care mission. Presented with a generous gift by Chase and J.P. Morgan, "An Evening with a Legend" begins at 8 p.m....

2014-08-21 12:21:01

New facility brings 120 full-time jobs MCKINNEY, Texas, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced the addition of two new package distribution facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one facility to open in the city of McKinney. The distribution facility located in McKinney will bring approximately 120 new full-time jobs to the area. By 2017, UPS will also bring over 200 part-time jobs to McKinney. "We are honored to have the world's leading package...

2014-08-20 16:20:27

HOUSTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is now connecting Houston, Texas with Stavanger, Norway through nonstop air service, a move that's expected to significantly strengthen the economic and cultural ties that already exist between two leading players within the oil and gas industry. Houston Mayor Annise Parker will be celebrating the arrival of SAS on August 22 by utilizing the new air service herself, flying to the Scandinavian region in...

2014-08-19 12:23:27

HOUSTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE: OII) announced today that Marvin J. Migura, Executive Vice President, will have a group meeting with institutional investors at the Morgan Stanley Summer Houston Energy Summit in Houston, TX on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. There will be no formal conference presentation or handout. Oceaneering is a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas...

2014-08-18 08:30:37

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC), the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates, today announced that it has acquired aggregates operations that enhance its ability to serve customers in the greater Dallas market. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090710/CL44887LOGO The Company has completed the acquisition of one quarry in southern Oklahoma with rail distribution capabilities into Texas and two distribution...

2014-08-15 12:26:31

Construction of The Ablon at Frisco Square to Begin This Month DALLAS, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Behringer and PegasusAblon announced today that they have formed a joint venture to develop The Ablon at Frisco Square. The luxury 275-unit multifamily community will be located in the heart of Frisco Square, a mixed-use area north of Dallas where people of all ages find opportunities to work, live, shop, dine and be entertained. The Ablon at Frisco Square will be developed by...

2014-08-15 12:21:04

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Antonio Auto & Truck Show has revealed its 2014 creative poster art to promote its 46th annual show that will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from November 6-9, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140815/136460 The creative, developed by Live Pulse, the shows digital and creative agency, showcases the heart of the urban core of San Antonio and provides a glimpse of the unique, innovative and new...

2014-08-14 23:09:57

Student Companies Participating in the Summer Accelerator Program will Present September 10, 2014; RSVP at https://plus.google.com/events/c5vls8phtrhj2f3pm026de9pgbc. Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute of The University of Texas at Austin, invites the public to attend the Virtual Decision Day of its summer accelerator for UT Austin student startups. Eleven of the most highly prospective UT Austin startups will present on...

2014-08-14 23:01:35

New Office Reflects Fast-growing Telepacific Texas Business San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Leading business communications provider TelePacific Communications continues to invest and grow its presence in South Texas. The company celebrated the opening of its new and expanded San Antonio office at an Open House this week that brought senior executives, local officials and business leaders together. The 5,000 square foot office houses a large team of sales executives,...

2014-08-14 12:21:28

Award-Winning Airline Adds Flights from Dallas Love Field to Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles Beginning April 2015, Extends Twice Daily San Francisco-Austin Flights SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing air travel, today announces that it will expand its schedule out of Dallas Love Field (DAL) to include four daily nonstop round trips to Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA), San Francisco...


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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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