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2014-06-02 12:25:55

Austin American Statesman archive is added to ProQuest® Historical Newspapers collection ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, researchers will have online access to the digital archive of the Austin American Statesman as ProQuest adds the acclaimed daily to its Historical Newspapers collection. As the leading newspaper in the state capital of Austin and central Texas, the historical Austin American Statesman provides researchers with a unique, regional...

2014-06-02 08:31:22

All 34 First Choice ER Facilities Throughout Texas and Colorado to Serve as National Donut Day Giveaway Sites LEWISVILLE, Texas, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the Salvation Army's 77(th) annual National Donut Day, First Choice Emergency Room today announced that all 34 of its facilities across Texas and Colorado will serve as donut giveaway sites. First Choice Emergency Room, the nation's leading freestanding emergency room system, will be giving away free donuts and...

2014-06-02 08:29:44

Funds Will Benefit 13 Children's Hospitals in Three States CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stripes® and Laredo Taco Company® are proud of their customers and employees for surpassing their goal of raising $1 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals during their 10(th) annual Miracle Balloon icon campaign from March 31 to April 27. Stripes Stores raised a total of $1,177,804.27 in more than 580 store locations, which will flow directly to 13 member...

2014-05-31 23:06:31

McAllen Valley Roofing Co., a leading South Texas roofing company, is now offering Rio Grande Valley residents flexible, non-secured financing for up to $55,000. McAllen, Texas (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 When it comes to choosing a roofing company, Rio Grande Valley Residents buy significantly more based on price than they do on quality. McAllen Valley Roofing Co. a local Rio Grande Valley roofer is making it possible for price to not be the driving factor when choosing a roofer. They make...

2014-05-30 23:05:39

Ticket Down rolls back pricing on tickets for friendly match between Ecuador and Mexico at the AT&T Stadium in suburban Dallas. Soccer fans encouraged to add promo code SOCCER-2014 for extra savings. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Ticket Down announces that they have slashed ticket prices for the friendly soccer match between soccer powerhouses Mexico and Ecuador at the AT&T Stadium in the Dallas metropolitan area. This trusted secondary ticket exchange is offering their...

2014-05-29 16:25:15

DURANGO, Colo., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ballantine Communications Inc., ("Ballantine") announced today that it has completed a merger with Rio Grande Publishing based in Las Cruces, New Mexico. "This merger provides the Directory Plus Division of Ballantine Communications with access to rapidly growing markets in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, New Mexico" said Douglas Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of Ballantine Communications. "Rio Grande Publishing brings to Ballantine a large...

2014-05-28 23:05:52

Attendees to Receive Latest Information on Rail Tank Car Standards and Regulations, Meet Stakeholders Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Infocast, the leading business intelligence and networking events producer in the oil and gas industry, is proud to announce the Petrochem Tank Car 2014 Summit, scheduled on June 24, 2014, in Houston, Texas, and conveniently co-located with Infocast's popular ShaleRail Summit. Usage of petrochem tank cars has skyrocketed. A spate of recent...

2014-05-28 20:23:53

The Dallas Police Department's Blue in the School program aims to equip students with life skills to navigate difficult life decisions, with support from the Dallas Independent School District, Verizon and CONTACT. DALLAS, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Police Department, working with the Dallas Independent School District, Verizon and CONTACT, concluded the Blue in the School program with a closing celebration May 29 at Wilmer Hutchins Elementary School. The Blue in the...

2014-05-28 20:21:54

HOUSTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Houston Methodist Orthopedic and Sports Medicine physicians with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital are offering sports physicals for all school activities on Saturdays, June 7 and August 2 from 8 a.m. to noon at 13802 Centerfield Drive, Suite 300 on the campus of Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140528/92013 Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physicians make...

2014-05-28 20:21:52

Allied Develops the First Multifamily Property in the Riverstone Master Planned Community HOUSTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Allied Realty has broken ground on The Retreat at Riverstone--a new, 249-unit exclusive apartment home community located in the heart of Sugar Land, Texas with a targeted opening of Fall 2014. The Retreat at Riverstone is the first multifamily property under development in the Riverstone master planned community. Photo -...


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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