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2014-08-12 12:20:47

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lake Truck Lines (LTL) received the Association of Corporate Growth-Central Texas Chapter's award for the fastest growing company in the San Antonio area for the second year in a row. The honor was presented to LTL as part of the Association of Corporate Growth 2014 Outstanding Growth & Emerging Company Award ceremony. "First and foremost, our goal is to provide solutions for our clients," said Douglas Cain, President of LTL. "As a...

2014-08-11 23:07:21

Big Data and Cloud Computing Drive Demand for SOC Audits. SSAE 16 Professionals expands to meet growing need with strategic expansion into Texas with addition of Partner, Gary Pennington. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 The state of Texas’ strong local economy and a rise in global “headline-worthy” corporate security breaches means major growth for California-based SSAE 16 Professionals. SSAE 16 Professionals continues its strategic move to the Lone Star State. SSAE 16...

2014-08-11 08:31:52

Plus Altar'd State, Elaine Turner, ME SPA and J.Jill! SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE: RPAI or the "Company") is excited to announce that Columbia Sportswear's Performance Fishing Gear "PFG" concept store, plus several additional retailers, including Altar'd State, Elaine Turner, ME SPA and J.Jill have recently opened, or will be opening, at Southlake Town Square in Southlake, Texas. Columbia Sportswear is a leading innovator...

2014-08-11 08:31:43

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alicia Hicks has been named Vice President of Marketing at Calloway's Nursery, Inc. (PK:CLWY), effective August 5, 2014. Ms. Hicks formerly served Calloway's in the position Director of Retail Marketing. Marce Ward, Vice President of Merchandising said, "Alicia Hicks is a valuable asset for our company and she has been an excellent addition to our management team. She has developed and implemented a quality marketing effort that...

2014-08-08 16:21:35

DALLAS, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RSP Permian, Inc. ("RSP" or the "Company") (NYSE: RSPP) today announced that due to the pending closing of its recently announced public offering of common stock, the Company has changed the date it will release its second quarter 2014 results to Thursday, August 14, 2014, before the New York Stock Exchange opens. This release will be followed by a conference call at 10:00 Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss RSP's second quarter 2014...

2014-08-08 12:24:27

New facility will bring approximately 700 new jobs to the Cookeville, TN/Putnam County area over a five-year period KATY, Texas, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, will open a distribution center in Cookeville, TN to support its continued expansion. Academy Sports + Outdoors will begin construction on the facility later this month with plans to become operational in early 2016. The company is...

2014-08-08 12:23:43

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The aspirations and barriers to higher education for Latinos in South Texas and the nation will be the theme of back-to-back community forums - one in English and one in Spanish - broadcast live nationally on August 19, 2014 5-9 CDT by the Radio Bilingue (RB) National Latino Public Radio Network. The live Linea Abierta/Open Line specials are part of RB's series Diploma en Mano/Diploma in Hand, supported by The Corporation for Public...

2014-08-07 12:22:23

Oceanic Expedition Part of Year-long Environmental Initiatives by CITGO HOUSTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural class of Nautilus Ambassadors - a graduate student and two educators from Corpus Christi, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana - will join scientists at sea aboard the Exploration Vessel E/V Nautilus from August 13-17. The newly-formed partnership between CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Dr. Robert Ballard's Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) made the Nautilus...

2014-08-06 08:22:56

- Investor and Founder of NextGen Climate to deliver keynote on bringing climate change to the forefront of policy decisions - AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South by Southwest Eco (SXSW Eco), a conference connecting the urgency of global sustainability challenges with the opportunity for breakthrough solutions, today announced that Tom Steyer, investor, philanthropist, clean energy advocate and founder of NextGen Climate will lead a keynote session at the event....

2014-08-05 12:31:10

Metroplex Technology Business Council Recognizes Contributions From Outstanding North Texas Tech Leaders DALLAS, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BenefitMall®, the leading provider of employee benefit, human resources (HR), and payroll products and services, today announced its nomination as a finalist in the Technology Adopter category of the 14(th) Annual Tech Titan Awards. The awards are sponsored by the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), the largest technology trade...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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