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2014-04-08 12:32:18

New scholarship will help Texas nurses gain credentials AUSTIN, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To commemorate National Nurses Week 2014 (May 6 to 12), and to fill the growing need for a robust, well-educated nursing workforce throughout the state, WGU Texas has launched the Nurses Lead the Way Scholarship. Five scholarships, each valued at up to $500, will be awarded to motivated nurses who are ready to take on the increasing challenges of today's hospitals and wish to pursue...

2014-04-08 12:23:08

Full-service facilities management contractor leverages Noesis' comprehensive suite of financing services to develop, propose and sell more compelling energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits. AUSTIN, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- RECURRENT Building Intelligence LLC, a full-service facilities management firm specializing in building automation and energy management systems, has partnered with Noesis Energy to expand its energy efficiency offerings to include financing...

2014-04-08 12:22:26

MCKINNEY, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of McKinney and the McKinney Economic Development Corporation congratulate Encore Wire for being named One of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes. GMI Ratings provides Forbes with the ratings. The ranking is developed by reviewing accounting and governance behaviors of more than 8,000 publicly-traded companies in North America. Factors considered include high risk events, revenue and expense recognition methods,...

2014-04-08 08:38:18

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Automation technologies and applications, from robotics and motion control to vision inspection systems and sensors, are used in every industry: medical, electronics, food and beverage, aerospace, automotive, and more. ATX Texas, highlighting automation technologies, is coming to Fort Worth Convention Center May 7-8, 2014. The exposition will provide automation suppliers with the opportunity to showcase their latest developments and...

2014-04-08 08:30:47

IRVING, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company, announced the availability of new National Group Buys for the second quarter that enable health care organizations to save up to 82 percent on capital equipment purchases. Novation, which serves the more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association, and Provista, LLC, has helped hospitals save over $720...

2014-04-08 08:26:07

Texas Monthly Awards Catapult Systems for its Continued Excellence and Satisfaction in the Workplace AUSTIN, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Catapult Systems, a Microsoft IT consulting firm, announced today it has been ranked as the eighth best medium-sized company to work for in the State of Texas by Texas Monthly magazine. Catapult Systems was presented with the honor last week at the official awards ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas. Originating in 2006,...

2014-04-08 08:21:06

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After one of the coldest winters on record, summer-seekers are anxiously awaiting the Memorial Day holiday. According to Travelocity's newly released Memorial Day 2014 data, the cost of travel is up 4.2% this year, but savvy travelers can still find good deals. The full Memorial Day travel report helps travelers understand which days are the cheapest to fly and the "Price to Beat" for Memorial Day travel....

2014-04-07 23:23:09

People’s Choice Award Voting Now Open to Industry at Large Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today the nominees vying for the 2014 Information Security Executive® and Project of the Year Awards in the Central U.S. Region. Executives include top-ranking decision makers representing national to global organizations in financial services, health care, manufacturing,...

2014-04-07 23:04:56

According to a new performance analysis of payment gateways, SecureNet named second fastest in the world and first in average ticket size. Austin, TEXAS (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 SecureNet™ has been ranked among the fastest payment processors, according to the March 2014 GatewayIndex. The analysis of the performance of payment gateways ranked the top 53 payment processors worldwide based on speed, and SecureNet was named second-fastest, while also earning the top spot when processors were...

2014-04-07 23:01:22

Healthy meal concept, My Fit Foods, is set to open a new retail location in Tulsa this week. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 My Fit Foods, a nationwide retail food chain offering consumers healthy pre-portioned meals and snacks, continues its expansion in Tulsa with a new retail location. The new My Fit Foods store, located at 7890 South 106th Place V2, Tulsa, OK 74136 will offer fresh healthy pre-portioned meals and snacks for the taking. The opening marks the 99th store location...


Latest Texas Reference Libraries

Wild Man
2014-01-28 14:30:10

The Wild Man of the Navidad has been claimed to be the first Bigfoot in Texas. It was widely reported in 1837 along the Navidad River, in Sublime, Texas. The slaves of that era called it “The Thing That Comes,” because it was never seen, but evidence pointed to something being there. During the night inside the cabins, food would go missing; their fattened hogs would be replaced with thin ones. However, no valuables were never touched. Tools would sometimes go missing but would return...

Davy Crockett National Forest
2014-01-20 14:27:28

The Davy Crockett National Forest is a national forest located off of U.S. Highway 69 lying west of Lufkin, Texas and east of Crockett. It is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture National Forest Service whose headquarters can be found in Lufkin. There are local ranger district offices found in Ratcliff. The forest encompasses a total of 160,647 acres in two counties. 94,481 acres are located in Houston and 67,361 acres are located in Trinity. This national forest...

Angeline National Forest
2013-11-01 09:50:24

The Angelina National Forest is a United States National Forest, one of four that can be found in Texas. The 153,180 acre Angelina National Forest is located in East Texas in parts of Angelina, Jasper, San Augustine, and Nacogdoches counties. It is managed together with the three other National Forests in Texas from Forest Service offices located in Lufkin, Texas. There are local district offices found in Zavalla. The forest lies in the Neches River Basin and on the north and south shores of...

Elmendorf Beast
2013-07-31 07:32:21

The Elmendorf Beast has been blamed for several attacks on livestock in the town of Elmendorf, Texas. A variety of opinions on what the creature was have been disclosed, with one such claim offering that it was a Mexican Hairless Dog mutated by illness. Some local residents associate it with the legend of the Chupacabra, and others claimed it was an escaped lab experiment or an unknown species discovered. In August of 2004, an animal perceived as the Elmendorf Beast was shot by a local...

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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