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2014-07-16 00:20:34

High School Stars Share Stage on Sports' Biggest Awards Week LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The biggest names in high school and professional sports convened in Los Angeles tonight as Gatorade honored the top prep male and female athletes with the 12(th) annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards. Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year Karl Towns Jr. (St. Joseph High School/Metuchen, N.J.) was named the 2014 Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year...

2014-07-15 23:13:42

Teneo Linguistics Company, LLC, a full service, award-winning and ISO certified translation agency is based in Fort Worth, TX. Starting with July of 2014, TLC is changing its workflows to incorporate the function of a Manager of Delivery. Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Teneo Linguistics Company and its team appointed Sharon West as the company’s first Manager of Delivery. West, who has has worked with TLC for six years as a project manager, will use her tremendous project...

2014-07-15 23:11:26

Always committed to celebrating and honoring women's health-related topics, Praeclarus Press is pleased to announce the release of three new breastfeeding books. Finding Sufficiency, To Three and Beyond and Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple address important but often under-discussed topics important to breastfeeding mothers and those who support them. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Praeclarus Press adds to its growing collection of breastfeeding books with three new titles...

2014-07-15 23:09:34

When searching for a solution to dust, pet dander or even odor problems, an air purifier can be effective but is often overlooked. Alen Corporation, an Austin, TX-based air purification company, is changing this perspective with the launch of the new Alen BreatheSmart FIT50 HEPA Air Purifier. Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Similar to pollutants in your water, contaminants in your air cannot always be seen, so the average person rarely recognizes them as a problem. Just as water...

2014-07-15 20:20:56

- Private dinners to be held at Rienzi estate in Houston, Dallas' Rachofsky House HOUSTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Spanish financial services group BBVA has selected a pair of grand art venues to host its series of once-in-a-lifetime private client dinners prepared by the Roca brothers, whose restaurant in Girona, Spain, landed atop the influential World's 50 Best Restaurants list last year. The Rocas will prepare meals for BBVA's U.S. clients next month at the Rachofsky...

2014-07-15 20:20:26

Earnings Conference Call Set for August 8 at 11 a.m. ET CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Susser Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SUSS) and Susser Petroleum Partners LP (NYSE: SUSP) today provided partial operating results for the second quarter and first half of 2014. Susser Holdings expects to report: -- Merchandise -- Same-store merchandise sales growth of approximately 4.0 percent for the second quarter, which included the Easter holiday, versus growth...

2014-07-15 12:27:30

AMARILLO, Texas, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment retailer ("Hastings"), today reported that, on July 15, 2014, Hastings' shareholders approved the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") entered into on March 17, 2014 by and among Hastings, Draw Another Circle, LLC ("Parent") and Hendrix Acquisition Corp. ("Merger Sub"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent, at a special meeting of Hastings'...

2014-07-15 12:27:18

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Sullivan, you have won the Grand Prize! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140715/127208 With over 5,000 titles, the popular Elias Music Library http://www.eliasmusiclibrary.com partnered with Tongal for the Elias Music Library Video Editing Project. "The Elias project was a blast to work on. They have so much excellent material with which to work. Taking seven of their title tracks and integrating them into a single...

2014-07-15 08:35:37

Universal bankers, deposit automation technology expand service enhancements, efficiencies NORTH CANTON, Ohio, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With visions of personal bankers spending less time handling transactions and more time delivering richer consumer experiences, Guaranty Bank & Trust has adopted advanced solutions from Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) to support the bank's branch transformation strategy. Expanding into Texas' Longview and Bryan/College Station markets, the...

2014-07-15 08:21:52

EnergyForce Champions can shorten the sales cycle of their energy projects and win more deals by using Noesis Energy's proposal development services and simplified access to third-party efficiency financing. AUSTIN, Texas, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Noesis Energy, the fastest-growing savings and financing platform for energy efficiency projects, has been selected by Affiliated Distributors to help its members close more energy efficiency projects. Affiliated Distributors...

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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