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2014-06-30 20:22:29

HOUSTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Hermann is among Houston-area businesses actively recruiting new employees from the thousands of veterans separating or retiring from active duty. More than 318,000 veterans live in the greater Houston metropolitan area - the second largest concentration in the country. In the past year and a half, Memorial Hermann has put a special emphasis on its recruitment of veterans. Since November 2012, Memorial Hermann has hired...

2014-06-30 16:22:50

HOUSTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE: EOG) (EOG) will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2014 results on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 8 a.m. Central time (9 a.m. Eastern time). Please visit EOG's website at www.eogresources.com to access a live webcast of the conference call. If you are unable to listen to the live webcast, a replay will be available following the call until Wednesday, August 20, 2014, and can be accessed from...

2014-06-30 16:22:45

NEW ORLEANS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday, June 30, reversed the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in The Aransas Project v. Shaw. The Fifth Circuit agreed with the defendants that the plaintiff failed to prove its case that diversions of water for use by Texans had led to multiple deaths of federally protected whooping cranes in the winter of 2008....

2014-06-30 12:28:30

New Interactive Water Playground Opening Just In Time For The Hottest Days Of Summer GRAPEVINE, Texas, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debuting August 2014, Pirate Beach will make a big splash at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth, just in time for the Texas summer heat. Geared towards children ages three to 10, the new water playground features more than 30 interactive gadgets pumping and spraying thousands of gallons of water. Located outdoors near the LEGO City: Forest...

2014-06-30 08:32:45

IRVING, Texas, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JPI/TDI companies a leader in the development of Class A multi-family housing, has begun construction on a 198-unit luxury multi-family community in Houston, Texas, within the Heights submarket along the vibrant Washington Corridor. The community is called Jefferson Heights and is located at 1520 N. Memorial Way. Construction is expected to be completed in Fall 2016. "This is a high profile location and the ideal setting for this...

2014-06-27 23:07:33

John Goff, Chairman & CEO of Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC, was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southwest Region in the real estate and construction category. EY Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes individuals who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses. Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 John Goff, Chairman & CEO of Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC, was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southwest Region in the real estate...

2014-06-26 23:11:20

RealManage announced today that Susan Donovan-Smith has been promoted to be Director of Community Association Management at the company's Austin, Texas office. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 RealManage announced today that Susan Donovan-Smith has been promoted to be Director of Community Association Management at the company's Austin, Texas office. Susan joined RealManage in 2012 as a Community Association Manager with over eight years of homeowner association management...

2014-06-26 23:05:15

Camden Kelly Corporation's new Fort Worth recruiting office, conveniently located near interstate 30, will serve as an excellent meeting place for clients and Information Technology professionals in Fort Worth and the Mid-cities. Richardson, TX (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Camden Kelly Corporation, a woman owned IT Recruiting & Staffing Firm, is pleased to announce it has opened a new Fort Worth location on March 1, 2014. The new branch will accommodate the growing demand of companies in...

2014-06-26 08:22:57

New Center Will Hire Local Engineering Talent to Further Strengthen its Oil and Gas Practice HOUSTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QuEST Global, a leading global engineering services provider, announced today the opening of a new engineering center in Houston, Texas. The center will provide engineering services and solutions for the upstream oil industry, equipment manufacturers and other oil and gas companies. The company has over 100 employees in the Houston area and plans to hire...

2014-06-26 08:22:11

Increasing Job Growth Also Expected in Education, Manufacturing, Transportation, Construction, and Retail Sectors RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international gas pipeline, federal government approval for an LNG port facility, and a huge wind farm are a few of the projects driving an economic boom in the Rio Grande Valley. The region is situated in the midst of two of the largest energy fields in North America, the Eagle Ford Shale of Texas and...


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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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