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2014-08-28 23:02:09

Local Realtors give a portion of their commission to help local hospital. Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) - many people have probably heard of it and have maybe seen the name associated with a local hospital. Or, maybe caught a glimpse of the sign riders that read “Miracle Home” on a home for sale listed with a RE/MAX agent. But what is Children’s Miracle Network? What do they do and where does the money go that is raised for this...

2014-08-28 20:21:45

World's Top Marketers, Media Enterprises And Community Partners Including Disney, Coca-Cola, Jeep, COVERGIRL, HBO Latino And More Create Engaging, Family-Friendly Cultural Experiences For Festival Attendees NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3(rd) annual Festival PEOPLE en Espanol will preview Hispanic Heritage Month this Labor Day weekend with a unique offering of engaging, family-friendly cultural experiences in collaboration with the world's most influential brands, including...

2014-08-28 16:25:41

Event to Explore the Impact of Changing Demographics on the U.S. Economy HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As U.S. demographics continue to shift over the next several years, so that there is no longer a majority race, National Journal will travel to Houston, TX, deemed the country's most diverse city*, for a forum on how this shift will impact local economies across the country. On September 3, The Honorable Bill White, Former Mayor of the City of Houston and Senior...

2014-08-28 08:32:42

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun-n-Sand Group has renewed its technology agreement with Sabre, including use of the industry's leading distribution solution and SynXis central reservation system (CRS) with plans to use this technology to help increase bookings and revenue. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131216/DA33636LOGO-b Sun-n-Sand, Sabre's first hotel chain customer in India, is a well-known hotel group in India and one of the largest regional five-star...

2014-08-28 08:25:27

4D Wing Coaster Innovation is the Most Exciting Thrill Ride in the Park's History SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Fiesta Texas today unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park's 22-year history -- BATMAN((TM)): The Ride, premiering in 2015. After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to "face their fears" as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey. Along the way on...

2014-08-28 08:23:57

CPS expands solar inverter field performance testing platform in America PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chint Power Systems America announces an agreement with the non-profit organization, Wichita Falls Faith Mission, Inc., on behalf of its shelter for women and children, Faith Refuge, in Wichita Falls, Texas. The 24,000 sq. ft. homeless shelter that opened in May 2012 is partially powered by about 650 solar panels. Under the agreement, Chint will provide array...

2014-08-28 08:22:45

Former Chesapeake vice president to lend unconventional play experience to growth-focused board AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drillinginfo Inc., the leading SaaS and data analytics company for energy exploration decision support, today announced the appointment of Scott Sachs to its board of directors. In this role, Sachs will bring his extensive unconventional play experience to Drillinginfo's team, focused on growing the company's comprehensive analytics capabilities...

2014-08-28 04:21:25

New Interactive Dark Ride Coming in 2015 Combines State-of-the-Art Technology For the Ultimate Super Hero Mission ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas and Six Flags St. Louis, the Coaster Capital of Missouri -- in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment -- today announced the next generation of interactive thrills with the debut of an all-new 3D interactive dark ride attraction, JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE...

2014-08-28 04:21:06

A Look-Back on the Evolution of a True Americana Theme Park GURNEE, Ill., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Great America is excited to announce a celebration of 40 Seasons of Thrills in 2015. Initially built with a $50 million dollar investment, thousands of workers and enumerable details, Great America embodied the country's bicentennial with classic Americana-themed territories when it opened in 1976. Today, it is one of the largest theme parks in the country. Guests are invited to...

2014-08-27 23:15:26

Studio Martica, an upscale massage studio in Richardson, TX, has been recognized as a final five nominee in the Dallas Observer's 2014 Best of Dallas poll by it's readers once again. Richardson, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Studio Martica massage spa of Richardson, Texas, has been voted as a final five nominee in the Dallas Observer’s 2014 Best of Dallas poll for "Best Spa". The spa is one of five to receive this distinction in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area. This honor...


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
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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