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2015-05-14 08:28:49

"Work Load" is not the main problem HOUSTON, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "The recent case of Jarrod Parker, who is facing his third UCL repair, is a clear indication of where the

2015-05-13 23:07:51

Texas education agency adopts math tool for enhanced instruction. St. Charles, MO.

2015-05-13 23:06:44

VAZATA has achieved Gold status in the Veeam Cloud Provider program, indicating VAZATA’s experience and expertise in delivering Veeam-powered services. Plano,

2015-05-13 16:36:29

More Than 4,000 Subcontractors Across the Lone Star State Use Leading Construction Payment Management Solution CHICAGO, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-05-13 16:30:49

IRVING, Texas, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care services company for more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association

2015-05-13 16:21:08

~ Three Corpus Christi Solid Waste Drivers Receive Recognition for Safe Performance SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lytx((TM)), Inc., the global leader in video-based driver

2015-05-13 12:24:13

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The North America well intervention market was valued at $3,523.1 million in 2014, and is expected to reach $4,106.9 million

2015-05-13 12:23:43

AUSTIN, Texas, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the creation of urban communities, stormwater runoff has been an issue.

2015-05-13 12:23:29

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene market is significantly penetrating their end-use industries.


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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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.