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2014-06-02 08:29:44

Funds Will Benefit 13 Children's Hospitals in Three States CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stripes® and Laredo Taco Company® are proud of their customers and employees for surpassing their goal of raising $1 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals during their 10(th) annual Miracle Balloon icon campaign from March 31 to April 27. Stripes Stores raised a total of $1,177,804.27 in more than 580 store locations, which will flow directly to 13 member...

2011-08-19 09:00:00

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest Stripes Convenience Store location, located on Weber Road south of Saratoga Blvd., is the first gas station within 100 miles of the Corpus Christi area to offer E85 fuel, a blend of up to 85% ethanol fuel with unleaded gasoline that is used in "flexible fuel vehicles" and is recognized as being a cleaner-burning fuel for cars. E85 is an American-made alternative fuel produced from renewable resources, such as corn raised here...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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