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2014-09-22 23:06:41

Help raise funds for the upcoming round of procreation grants for families facing infertility. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Join us for a fun-filled evening as Maverick’s Miracle Babies Foundation hosts the 1st Annual “Denim & Pearls Casino Night” Gala. The event will include music, BBQ catered by Pok-E-Jo’s, door prizes, professional casino games, a raffle, and live and silent auctions. Beer and wine will also be available. The gala will feature a special buy-in...

2014-09-22 23:06:18

Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), a leading provider of marketing, rating and management software and services, announced today the release of rates for SCJ to TurboRater, its personal lines insurance rating software, in California. Carrollton, Texas (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), a leading provider of marketing, rating and management software and services, announced today the release of rates for SCJ to TurboRater, its personal lines...

2014-09-22 23:02:11

Solveforce offers free online service to perform unbiased VoIP SIP research to find the best service at the best possible price in Dallas Texas. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 SIP, the session initiation protocol, is the IETF protocol for VOIP and other text and multimedia sessions, like instant messaging, video, online games and other services. With the increased demand for VoIP SIP (http://voipsip.org) business services in Dallas Texas, Solveforce is now poised for great...

2014-09-22 16:26:30

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 20(th) at the Pequeno Mexico Event Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Jesse Rodriguez's Calvary Knock Out (CKO) hosted a nine-match boxing event with Big Brothers Big Sisters to bring attention to the significant mentoring needs around the DFW area. "There are over 500 young boys and girls on a waiting list and we at CKO want to help find mentors and take them off the list. We have so many role models here in our Hispanic community....

2014-09-22 16:22:41

-He says reforms to bring state 217,000 jobs, $45 billion in economic activity HOUSTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass' Chief Economist Nathaniel Karp testified at a Texas Senate subcommittee Friday about Mexico's historic energy reforms, which he said will add more than 200,000 jobs, almost $3.5 billion in state revenues and $45 billion in GDP to the Texas economy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140825/139263 Karp was invited to speak before the natural...

2014-09-22 12:31:30

Nine new plans give Chamber business members choice, affordability and guaranteed options LUBBOCK, Texas and AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health care mandates weigh heavily on the minds of Lubbock area business owners. Harnessing the power of the local business community, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and FirstCare Health Plans today unveiled expanded employer health plans open to Chamber business members. With 16 total plans to choose from, the 2015 Chamber...

2014-09-22 12:29:03

New Relationship Brings World-Renowned Expertise to Cancer Patients COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OhioHealth announced today that the system is Ohio's first certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a world renowned-leader in cancer care. "This collaboration will help advance cancer care in the communities that OhioHealth serves while still keeping that care local for patients and...

2014-09-22 12:28:40

Innovative medical tools and instruments sparks three-year sales growth of 334% AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- An innovative line of medical tools and instruments has helped Austin-based Genesys Spine achieve a three-year revenue growth rate of 334 percent, earning the company a spot on Inc. Magazine's list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140921/147450 Founded in 2009, Genesys Spine climbed rather...

2014-09-22 12:25:27

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2014-09-22 12:23:13

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Schramm Inc., a world-class manufacturer of land-based hydraulic drilling rigs, today announced a partnership with FEMCO, an aftermarket parts manufacturer and emergency repair services provider, to support its customers operating in North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas. The service centers provide onsite, real-time, 24-hour technical support for local parts, as well as any hydraulic, electrical or mechanical issues. For Schramm...

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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