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2014-08-19 08:30:30

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma in Texas, or their family members to call them first at 866-714-6466 to ensure they have instant access to the nation's best mesothelioma compensation attorneys, who all just so happen to be licensed to practice law in Texas. Choosing poorly when it comes to retaining the services of a lawyer to advance a mesothelioma claim in the Lone Star State could cost a...

2014-08-18 23:03:06

PREDICTif’s new headquarters location in Houston, Texas will support continued expansion and increase customer support. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 PREDICTif Solutions, a Houston-based technology consulting firm, today announces the relocation of its Houston headquarters. The new location will not only allow room for growth for the expanding company, but will also increase the support PREDICTif is able to offer its wide range of customers by broadening the company’s resources...

2014-08-18 16:27:37

Dallas attorney earns high marks for personal injury, medical malpractice cases DALLAS, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent Texas trial lawyer Charla Aldous is ranked as one of the nation's top attorneys in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her outstanding representation of clients in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. Ms. Aldous, founder of Dallas' Aldous Law Firm, has been included on the annual list for more than a decade. Best Lawyers...

2014-08-18 12:31:34

Digital Creatives, Startups and Game Developers Encouraged to Submit AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival (March 13-17) is now accepting applications for its 2015 Awards competitions including SXSW Accelerator, SXSW Gaming Awards and the re-branded SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards. SXSW Interactive prizes creative innovation in the connected world. As a platform to showcase the most innovative and forward-thinking ideas and...

2014-08-18 12:29:03

For most homeowners in Houston Texas, common plumbing problems are a nightmare and seem to occur outside of normal business hours. Mammoth Plumbing, a leading Houston Plumber offers advise, tips and tricks to tackle those minor common plumbing issues without calling a plumbing company. HOUSTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Whether you're a new homeowner or have been handy with a wrench, snake and other tools for years, there are just some situations that require more than a...

2014-08-18 12:25:27

WACO, Texas, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baylor University, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and YinzCam today announced that the University's new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that will enhance the in-game fan experience like never before. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/136787 Officials from Baylor, Extreme Networks, technology integrator...

2014-08-18 12:24:23

BEAUMONT, Texas, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine lawyers from Provost Umphrey Law Firm have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America(©)2015. Walter Umphrey, Bryan Blevins, Jr., Paul "Chip" Ferguson, Edward Fisher, Joe Fisher II, D'Juana Parks, James Payne, Aaryn Giblin and Matthew Matheny were chosen by their peers to be listed in the 21(st) Edition of Best Lawyers. The nine lawyers chosen have over 50 years of combined listings in The Best Lawyers in America....

2014-08-18 12:22:27

GREENWICH, Conn., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, announced today that an affiliate has completed agreements to finance and construct its second wind farm, a 165 Megawatt (MW) project 45 miles south of Lubbock, Texas. The Stephens Ranch II project, which represents the second of two phases that will total 377 MW, will use GE 1.7-100 turbines and be built by Wanzek Construction, with...

2014-08-18 08:31:51

ClearBlade Recognized for Innovation in Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearBlade announced today it was named a finalist in the mobile applications, development and platforms category of CTIA's MobITs Awards competition. Enhancing performance, efficiency and productivity inside the enterprise, the MobITs Awards feature the most innovative IT solutions that help companies secure their operations and improve their customers'...

2014-08-18 08:30:37

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC), the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates, today announced that it has acquired aggregates operations that enhance its ability to serve customers in the greater Dallas market. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090710/CL44887LOGO The Company has completed the acquisition of one quarry in southern Oklahoma with rail distribution capabilities into Texas and two distribution...


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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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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