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2014-07-25 08:21:01

Close to 3,300 heavy equipment items and trucks were sold in the two-day unreserved public auction FORT WORTH, TX, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, sold more than US$49 million of equipment items and trucks at its unreserved public auction in Fort Worth, Texas on July 23 - 24, 2014. Equipment sale highlights included a 2012 Caterpillar D6T XW crawler tractor, which sold for US$295,000; three...

2014-07-24 23:00:44

The Texas State Aquarium (TSA) is pleased to announce its nomination for the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Aquarium in North America. The Texas State Aquarium is one of 20 contenders vying for the top 10 spots, and is the only nominee from Texas. Corpus Christi, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Texas State Aquarium (TSA) is pleased to announce its nomination for the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Aquarium in North America. The Texas State Aquarium is...

2014-07-24 16:20:44

Official Cruise Line Of 'America's Team' To Bring More Fun To Home Games MIAMI, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Lines, Texas' largest cruise operator, today announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, making Carnival the Official Cruise Line of the legendary NFL franchise and expanding the cruise operator's already wide-ranging commitment to the Texas market. Carnival, which will homeport a third year-round ship in Galveston next year, will...

2014-07-24 12:25:43

Concerts Will Feature Renowned Latin Performers from Various Genres CHICAGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, consumers in San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley are getting the chance to win tickets to the Conciertos Originales, a private concert series presented by Miller Lite. El Dusty, Corpus Christi native and founder of the cumbia electronica genre, will host the private six-concert series July 25 through Sept. 26. Headlining artists include award-winning regional...

2014-07-24 12:25:28

Austin to Host Thousands for State's Largest Gathering for Women AUSTIN, Texas, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2014 Texas Conference for Women announced today that Soledad O'Brien, award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer, and Diana Nyad, endurance swimmer and author, will appear as keynote speakers at the 15(th) annual Texas Conference for Women on November 13, 2014 at the Austin Convention Center. At CNN, O'Brien created the "Black in America"...

2014-07-24 12:23:55

WELLINGTON, Colo., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency has granted Scimetrics Ltd Corp an Experimental Use Permit (EUP) to test a bait for use against feral hogs. The study will utilize innovative technology to minimize risks to non-target animals while researching the effectiveness of the feral hog bait. These fierce hogs endanger animals, crops, large ranges of wildlife habitat, and domestic pig operations in over 40 states-- including Texas,...

2014-07-24 12:23:38

Noesis also taps former US Department of Energy Finance Expert Michael Park as VP of project finance to secure project financing for growing list of Noesis Partners AUSTIN, Texas, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Noesis Energy, the industry-leading financing platform for energy efficiency projects, continued to capitalize on the demand for financing of commercial and industrial (C&I) energy efficiency projects such as lighting upgrades and HVAC retrofits. During Q2 of 2014,...

2014-07-24 12:21:46

Cavender Cadillac explains advantage of XTS ownership SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- If there was ever an arms race worth having, it would be the one between the 2014 Cadillac XTS vs. 2014 Lexus GS 350. Both vehicles have some of the most enviable histories in the luxury vehicle world. As far as evenly matched cars go, these two are as closely matched as two vehicles can be. From just about every conceivable metric the 2014 XTS and 2014 GS 350 are very...

2014-07-24 08:33:30

IRVING, Texas, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help health care organizations better understand trends in the cardiovascular market that could impact patient care and the bottom line, Novation released its Spring 2014 CV Watch, "Innovations in Cardiovascular Devices." The semi-annual Novation report provides hospitals with guidance and details on promising new technologies that can help them better serve patient needs and understand how these options impact the supply chain. According to...

2014-07-24 08:29:34

KATY, Texas, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Sports + Outdoors (Academy), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, today announced it will open a store in Denham Springs, Louisiana, just outside of Baton Rouge. The new store, located at the northwest corner of Juban St. and I-20, is part of the Juban Crossing retail development and will add 150 new jobs to the area. Academy also announced the renewal of its multi-year partnerships with the New Orleans Saints and LSU...


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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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