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2011-09-07 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8: GALVESTON HURRICANE Profile America -- Thursday, September 8th. There are a number of famous natural disasters that have occurred in the U.S. -- Hurricane Katrina, the Mount St. Helen's volcano, and several major earthquakes come immediately to mind. But the nation's worst...

2011-09-06 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tellepsen, a leader in commercial and industrial construction, is pleased to be the recipient of the SILVER STEP (Safety Through Exemplary Performance) award for safety from The University of Texas System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction (OFPC). The award was presented in recognition of the company's leadership in promoting a culture of safety in the construction industry as demonstrated during the six-month period from December 1, 2010...

2011-08-30 10:58:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas State Energy Conservation Office announced in July that registration had begun for statewide workshops focused on the updates to the State building energy code. The 2009 IECC for Residential and Commercial Construction became effective on April 1, 2011, and the 2009 IRC: Chapter 11 will become effective on January 1, 2012. Apple Energy Group, the training provider, has conducted these 3-hour workshops in Austin, San Antonio, Houston,...

2011-08-29 07:00:00

ServerMonkey, Comp-U-Dopt provide computer equipment to Texas children Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 ServerMonkey, a provider of new and refurbished servers and networking equipment, announced that it has partnered with Houston-based Comp-U-Dopt to provide computer monitors and equipment to children and students in need in the Houston area. Founded in 2007 by John Osha, Comp-U-Dopt is a non-profit organization that provides computers and technology education to children in underserved...

2011-08-26 12:30:00

Hosts anniversary celebration at local YMCA Pearland, TX (PRWEB) August 26, 2011 First Choice ER, the largest operator of freestanding emergency rooms in the state of Texas, is proud to announce the four-year anniversary of its Pearland emergency room. To celebrate, First Choice ER will hold a public party at the Vic Coppinger Family YMCA. The event will be held Wednesday, August 31 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm and features food, games and prizes. The first 100 children and adults will receive a...

2011-08-25 12:03:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Unit 174 of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) is concluding its "Houston Bridge Week" by welcoming ACBL President Craig Robinson at a reception scheduled for Saturday, August 27 at the Houston Bridge Studio. In addition to the welcome reception, the Studio will be hosting 180 players at 45 tables for duplicate bridge. Several stars of the bridge world have been invited to the sanctioned games, including Grand Life Masters Eddie Wold,...

2011-08-02 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas fans can purchase live event tickets from their local Walmart store. Using point of sale touch screens located in the electronics departments of 145 participating Walmart stores, fans throughout the area can browse available tickets for family shows, concerts and sporting events. Once the desired event is selected by the fan, a Walmart employee helps complete the transaction and immediately prints the tickets. "By integrating ticketing...

2011-07-28 15:34:00

TOMBALL, Texas, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomball Hospital Authority (Authority), which owns and operates Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive healthcare services serving the greater Northwest Houston market, today announced that its board of directors has unanimously approved the sale of substantially all of the assets of TRMC to a subsidiary of Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH). The transaction is subject to customary...

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2011-07-13 09:05:00

New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are still America's largest metropolitan areas, but none of the nation's 366 metropolitan areas added more people during the past decade than Houston. Based on a new extensive analysis of the 2000 and 2010 censuses by Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, the Greater Houston metropolitan area grew by a whopping 1.2 million people and increased by more than 123,000 per year over the decade. "Houston's growth represents more people than the...

2011-06-23 00:00:31

Allied Realty is breaking ground on The Retreat at The Woodlands--a new, 240-unit luxury apartment home community located in the heart of The Woodlands, Texas with a targeted opening in the summer of 2012. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Allied Realty is breaking ground on The Retreat at The Woodlands--a new, 240-unit luxury apartment home community located in the heart of The Woodlands, Texas with a targeted opening in the summer of 2012. Developed by Allied Realty and designed by...