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2014-07-14 23:04:32

Cowboys will sign autographs and bowl with fans to raise money for kids with special needs on July 19th, 9am - 1pm, in Frisco, Texas. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Chari-T2000 and Main Event Frisco announced today that two Dallas Cowboy football players will participate in the organization's upcoming bowling fundraiser at Main Event in Frisco on Saturday, July 19th, from 9am - 1pm. Barry Church, Dallas Cowboy starting safety, loves football. When he isn’t knocking down passes,...

2014-07-14 16:24:02

Practice to add four Texas Locations and enter Austin Market HOUSTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Urgent Care for Kids announced plans to enter the Austin market and add four new clinics throughout the state. The practice is slated to open two new Houston-area clinics as well as two clinics in the greater Austin area by the end of the summer. Urgent Care for Kids selected these areas by identifying key growth markets where it can respond to increased demand for high quality after-hours...

2014-07-14 16:22:05

SAN ANTONIO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO, "Valero") announced today that the company expects to report income from continuing operations in the range of $1.10 to $1.25 per share for the second quarter of 2014. Valero's refining segment operating income is expected to be higher in the second quarter of 2014 versus the second quarter of 2013 primarily due to higher throughput volumes, as well as wider discounts on sour crude oil and certain...

2014-07-13 23:01:55

Kevin Berry has become the proud new owner of his first The Little Gym franchise – one of ten in Houston – and plans continued success for the Pearland community. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 The Pearland, Texas location of The Little Gym, a gymnastics center for children ranging in age from four months to 12 years of age that offers everything from gymnastics, dance, sports skills and karate classes to birthday parties and Summer Camps, is now under new ownership. Kevin Berry...

2014-07-12 23:01:29

J&B Outreach, a Dallas-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children at risk in the Dallas Metroplex, is pleased to announce that it will hold its third annual Charles Haley Free Youth Football Clinic. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 J&B Outreach, a Dallas-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children at risk in the Dallas Metroplex, is pleased to announce that it will hold its third annual Charles Haley Free Youth Football Clinic. The clinic,...

2014-07-11 23:08:24

Celebrates Pearland - Silverlake Grand Opening with Donation to Dawson High School Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room opened its new Pearland - Silverlake facility at 7am today. The facility is First Choice Emergency Room’s 40th facility systemwide and 15th facility in Houston. The new Pearland - Silverlake facility is located 2752 Sunrise Road, Pearland, Texas and is open 24-7. “As a Pearland resident, I am very pleased to be a part of this new...

2014-07-11 23:01:21

All4 Inc. is excited to announce a presence in Texas through the opening of a Houston air quality consulting office and names Kristin Gordon, PE as the office director. ALL4 provides air quality consulting services to clients across the country to a wide spectrum of industry including petroleum refining, chemical/petrochemical, pulp and paper, electric utility generation, shale gas, automotive, cement, iron and steel, incineration, waste management, secondary lead smelting, lead acid...

2014-07-10 23:06:24

San Jacinto College is stepping in to train middle-skills workers for high-demand, high-paying jobs. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Houston is growing, and with that growth comes jobs. More jobs mean a stronger economy. But as employers have a difficult time finding qualified, skilled workers, San Jacinto College steps in offering affordable training for the hard-to-fill middle-skills jobs. San Jacinto College is working with UpSkill Houston, an industry-led workforce development...

2014-07-10 20:20:22

Over 70 percent of international customers are now processed through DFW's Automated Passport Control© DFW AIRPORT, Texas, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has expanded and launched more new services for international travelers and is the only U.S. airport that offers Automated Passport Control© (APC) with automated passport processing for eligible international travelers, customers from all 38 visa waiver countries, customers...

2014-07-08 23:00:16

On July 13th and 14th, 101 Mobility Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston will be showcasing products from Harmar for the unique N4A Tradeshow in Dallas, TX. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 WHAT: 101 Mobility, a national service provider, retailer, and installer for wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, auto lifts, and more, has teamed up with Harmar, a national mobility products manufacturer for the N4A Answers on Aging Tradeshow in Dallas. The tradeshow will feature a variety of fresh...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.