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2009-05-12 06:00:00

Green Yourself, Your Family and Your World AUSTIN, Texas, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- She has shown Oprah, Julia Roberts and millions of other women how to start living greener lives, and on May 30-31, New York Timesbestselling author Sophie Uliano kicks off a Gorgeously Green Getaway Weekend at The Crossings, Austin's award-winning green spa in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. Uliano will introduce her newest book, Gorgeously Green Diet, which launched on Earth Day. The Crossings' Gorgeously...

2006-05-03 18:21:45

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Tejano music pioneer Rosita Fernandez, who was better known simply as "Rosita" and was one of the first Mexican-American entertainers to appear on U.S. national television, has died at the age of 88, her family said on Wednesday. Fernandez headlined several national radio shows out of San Antonio in the 1930s, recorded hundreds of songs and was a regular on television in the 1950s performing on programs such as the Ed Sullivan Show. She also appeared...


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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...

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