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2014-08-19 12:28:46

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc. announced today it will host a series of free webinars focused on different aspects of health care supply chain management to help supply chain leaders manage the need to reduce costs. The webinars will be led by VHA experts and health system supply chain leaders who will share best practices on topics ranging from internal stakeholder engagement to local sourcing. The webinar series is open to all hospitals and health systems nationwide,...

2014-08-19 12:23:27

HOUSTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE: OII) announced today that Marvin J. Migura, Executive Vice President, will have a group meeting with institutional investors at the Morgan Stanley Summer Houston Energy Summit in Houston, TX on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. There will be no formal conference presentation or handout. Oceaneering is a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas...

2014-08-19 12:21:11

Houston-area dealership welcomes 2015 models of Versa sedan and Versa Note hatchback HUMBLE, Texas, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In its mission to provide stylish and fuel-efficient vehicles to drivers in the Houston area, one local auto dealership's latest offerings now have shoppers seeing double. Robbins Nissan, located in the community of Humble, Texas, has recently seen the debuts of both the 2015 Nissan Versa sedan and the 2015 Nissan Versa Note hatchback, two models...

2014-08-19 08:30:55

To help dentists better understand Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Patel joins the AACP Institute as a lecturer for a 3-session mini residency in Dallas, Texas. ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Continuing education is important in the maintenance of dental practices worldwide. To help dentists continue to improve their dental practices with advanced procedures and services, Dr. Mayoor Patel is proud to join the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute as a lecturer for a...

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...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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