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2014-04-16 16:30:29

AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 16, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David's North Austin Medical Center will become the first facility in the world to bring the benefits of the new da Vinci Xi Surgical System to patients. Within the first week, physicians will perform several different cancer procedures across three different specialties. The three specialties are colorectal, gynecologic and urologic oncology. "The use of...

2014-04-16 16:29:34

STUDENTS ACCEPT "FULL RIDE" SCHOLARSHIPS TO PLAY GOLF AND TENNIS LEWISVILLE, Texas, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- iSchool High STEM Academy® seniors Kelsey Grambeau, William Adkisson, Benjamin Baxter, and Christian Carrillo will sign their official letters of intent at a ceremony on campus (1800 Lakeway Dr, Lewisville, TX) at Noon on Thursday April, 17(th). Kelsey, William, and Christian will be playing tennis for Wisconsin, Louisiana State, and UT San Antonio...

2014-04-16 16:23:36

SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVR Partners, LP (NYSE: UAN), a manufacturer of ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solution fertilizer products, today announced that Mark A. Pytosh has been named president and chief executive officer of the partnership's general partner, CVR GP, LLC, effective May 5, 2014. He will be based at the partnership's headquarters in Sugar Land. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080226/CVRLOGO Pytosh was appointed as a director of...

2014-04-16 14:11:59

A University of Texas at Arlington physicist working to create a luminescent nanoparticle to use in security-related radiation detection may have instead happened upon an advance in photodynamic cancer therapy. Wei Chen, professor of physics and co-director of UT Arlington's Center for Security Advances Via Applied Nanotechnology, was testing a copper-cysteamine complex created in his lab when he discovered unexplained decreases in its luminescence, or light emitting power, over a...

2014-04-16 12:36:07

Volunteer-driven projects championed by nine Dallas Cowboys DALLAS, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) announced TI will be the presenting sponsor of "Nine for 90," a series of volunteer-driven community service projects and events celebrating the 90-years of service United Way has provided to the communities of North Texas. "For many years we've partnered with United Way to solve critical problems...

2014-04-16 12:30:30

AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April marks National Heartworm Awareness Month, a time for pet owners to brush up on how heartworm prevention can keep their pets safe from the serious and potentially fatal heartworm disease. Pet owners should take this month as a reminder to discuss with their veterinarians how to best prevent heartworm disease in their pets. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for heartworms in cats, and the treatment for infected dogs is...

2014-04-16 12:28:08

Brianna Turner of Manvel (Texas) Named Player of the Year; Chad Hibdon of Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Named Coach of the Year McLEAN, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY High School Sports today unveiled the 2014 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Basketball Team, highlighting the best high school players from across the country during the 2013-2014 season. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120822/DC61260LOGO Brianna Turner, a Notre Dame signee and 6-3 senior forward...

2014-04-16 12:27:42

Individuals and Families Throughout East, Central and South Texas Can Now Access Complete Security for Devices, Data and People Through Their Local Mobile Destination-Verizon Wireless Store NACOGDOCHES, Texas, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SnapOne, Inc., a fast-growing developer of consumer cloud applications, today announced that Mobile Destination, Inc., a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer in Texas, has signed on to offer the Snap One® application suite in the company's 18...

2014-04-16 08:24:27

CCEMC Provides Grant Supporting SkyCycle(TM) Pilot Plant AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Skyonic Corporation, an Austin-based carbon-capture technology company, announced it has been selected to receive a $500,000 CAD grant from the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC), an Alberta-based non-profit that provides ongoing, dedicated funds to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change through investments in the discovery,...

2014-04-15 23:13:20

Dr. Martha Pyron of Medicine in Motion talks about the dangers of concussions in youth and the related steps to ensure children’s safety and long-term well-being. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Since April is Youth Sports Safety Month, the Austin sports medicine doctors at Medicine in Motion want to highlight the importance of concussion awareness. Newsfeeds are regularly flooded with stories of brain injuries in athletes of all ages and all levels. Given their common nature and...


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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