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2011-07-11 11:00:00

HOUSTON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- M&G Group, the largest producer of PET for packaging applications in the Americas, has selected Corpus Christi, Texas, as the location for construction of its previously announced one million tons per year PET plant (2.2 billion pounds) and accompanying 1.2 million tons per year (2.6 billion pounds) PTA plant. The new plants will generate approximately 250 new jobs. An additional 700 indirect positions are anticipated and as many as 3,000 jobs...

2010-12-13 07:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is working with the city of Corpus Christi, Texas to continuously improve efficiency and sustainability for the city's more than 280,000 residents. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ibm-helps-corpus-christi-build-a-smarter-city-111754234.html The city of Corpus Christi is applying IBM software to measure, monitor and improve...

2010-07-28 19:00:00

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation brought by The Aransas Project (TAP) against officials of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), United States District Judge Janis Jack ruled from the bench to deny all motions to dismiss the litigation. Proceeding issue-by-issue, Judge Jack entertained arguments from all parties before ruling from the bench to deny each of the motions brought by the defendants and...

2010-03-31 08:00:00

DALLAS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Two judges recommended on Monday that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) should deny or remand a draft permit for the Las Brisas Energy Center (LBEC), a petroleum coke-fired power plant proposed in Corpus Christi, Texas. Susman Godfrey L.L.P. attorneys Terry Oxford, Brian Melton, and Drew Hansen represented the Texas Clean Air Cities Coalition, a group of over 30 Texas cities that joined together to oppose the proposed plant, in a two-week...

2009-05-08 12:21:00

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TOR Minerals International (Nasdaq: TORM) announced today that it will release first quarter 2009 earnings results after the markets close on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. A webcast discussing the first quarter 2009 results will be accessible immediately following the earnings release via the News section of the Company's website, http://www.torminerals.com. The webcast will be led by Dr. Olaf Karasch, President and CEO, of TOR Minerals....

2008-09-09 21:00:11

Hurricane Ike made a curtain call in western Cuba Tuesday, the day after it inundated the eastern side of the island with winds, rain and water surge. Meanwhile the eyes of Texas were watching computer models of potential paths for the Category 1 hurricane and its 75-mph winds. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 5 p.m. Ike was centered just off the northern coast of western Cuba, moving west-northwest into the central Gulf of Mexico at about 10 mph. The Category 1 storm was...

2008-08-27 09:00:17

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- A 12-year-old boy took his grandmother's car and led police on a chase at speeds up to 60 mph before swerving to avoid spikes in the road and crashing into a fence, police said. The boy was treated for a small cut to the head then taken to Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center, where he remained in custody Tuesday, chief juvenile probation officer Homer Flores said. Corpus Christi Police Capt. Todd Green said officials spotted the youngster in the car late...

2006-01-18 14:22:02

By Jim Forsyth CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Reuters) - Researchers were surprised this week by the sudden appearance -- and quick disappearance -- of two rare Northern right whales in the busy industrial port of Corpus Christi Bay. "It's a most extraordinary event," said oceanographer Tony Amos of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. "They're almost unknown in the Gulf of Mexico. Why they would come into the bay, I don't really know." Amos said a 50-foot...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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