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2014-09-30 08:27:48

Energy Boom Fueling Demand for Luxury Ranch Real Estate FREDERICKSBURG, Texas, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boot Ranch, the Texas Hill Country's finest private golf and family community, has reported an eight-year record high for home and property sales. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140929/149171 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140929/149170 Below is a projected summary of real estate in Boot Ranch Phase I, as of September 30, 2014: -- Total Sales Year to...

2014-09-30 08:21:37

Texas drivers come from all over to visit DECATUR, Texas, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A Ford dealership near Fort Worth, Texas, is expanding its fan base by offering a wide variety of new and pre-owned Ford vehicles that appeal to drivers from all walks of life. Klement Ford is the No. 1 dealership for Super Duty trucks in the U.S., and No. 5 for Ford F-150 trucks, but the dealership is also emphasizing its wide variety of other vehicles available to drivers. Photo -...

2014-09-30 08:21:26

Sleek, compact hatchback now available at Robbins Nissan HUMBLE, Texas, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Since its debut just last year, the Versa Note has steadily accumulated a sizeable following among drivers desirous of a functional, well-designed and economical vehicle. Now, following its early success, Nissan's plucky hatchback his its sights set squarely on the competition. Now available for the new model year, the 2015 Nissan Versa Note near Houston TX continues its...

2014-09-29 23:12:23

Decatur Ridge HOA Upgrades Outdoor Fun with American Parks Company™ McKinney, Texas (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Coast to coast home owner associations are making new investments in quality outdoor fitness and recreational opportunities for their communities. The park is the heart of the community and creating a park for families to enjoy is an investment in health and happiness for residents. The Decatur Ridge HOA in Indianapolis, Indiana purchased a number of commercial playground...

2014-09-29 23:08:36

Competitors looking to change the way the world lives with cancer; Winner to be selected at Oct. 17 Big C competition finale event in Austin, Texas Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The LIVESTRONG Foundation’s inaugural Big C competition has reached its final stage, choosing five final ventures from more than 750 entries from around the world, all of whom aim to change the way the world lives with cancer. The final five projects demonstrate a flair for creative solutions, along...

2014-09-29 23:03:35

Lone Star also conducted a broad benchmarking exercise focused on the Aerospace & Defense industry and found that its average “Overall Satisfaction” rating exceeding 98% was Best-in-Class. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Lone Star Analysis is often called on as a trusted advisor to provide analysis and recommendations to its clients on a variety of topics. As part of its continuous improvement process, Lone Star requests customer satisfaction feedback on 100% of its...

2014-09-29 12:30:34

Texas-Based Company Will Continue to Assist Safety-Net Providers in Providing Care to More Patients IRVING, Texas, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apexus, LLC, the prime vendor for the 340B Drug Pricing Program, has announced that it has been selected by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to continue serving in its role as the prime vendor through September 29, 2019. Apexus, which has held this position for the past 10 years, will continue to work with more than...

2014-09-29 12:28:50

MANSFIELD, Texas, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HerKare opens a new location today in Mansfield, Texas. This marks HerKare's third center in Dallas-Fort Worth. HerKare recently expanded to Houston area and continues to accelerate their growth plans, making the treatment of hormonal imbalance in women more convenient. Dr. Rick Westbrook, D.O. is the National Medical Director of the Center, which is located at 1021 Matlock Rd, Mansfield, TX 76063....

2014-09-29 12:23:34

LONDON, September 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Permian basin, now the nation's most productive, is churning out ever-increasing volumes of crude. As of September 2014, the Permian is producing 1.7 million barrels per day [http://online.wsj.com/articles/permian-basin-in-texas-to-drive-down-oil-prices-1409613682 ] (bpd), much more than more well-known oil producing areas like North Dakota's Bakken or South Texas' Eagle Ford. The Permian is king, even if the rest of the...

2014-09-29 12:23:31

Gilmer recognized as Austin's Best CEO in the large company category by the Austin Business Journal AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drillinginfo, a leading provider of cloud-based data and analytics software for the oil and gas industry, today announced CEO Allen Gilmer was named Best CEO in the large company category at the Austin Business Journal's Best CEO Awards ceremony, held on Thursday, September 25. A team of judges evaluated several factors from revenue growth...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'