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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 Times bestselling author Sophie Uliano kicks off a Gorgeously Green Getaway Weekend at The Crossings, Austin's award-winning green spa in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve.

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.


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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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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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