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2014-04-10 23:21:54

With the second anniversary of the 2012 Hidalgo County, Texas hail storm recently passing, Wyly & Cook, LLP reminds insurance policyholders affected by the storm that they may still be able to secure compensation for their property damage. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The two-year anniversary of the March 29, 2012 hailstorm that struck the McAllen/Edinburg/Mission area of Hidalgo County, Texas has just passed. Yet, even after two years, there are still many residents and...

2014-04-10 23:04:26

TCU’s annual international competition showcases college students with innovative business plans that are designed to impact society in meaningful ways. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 When some of the finest collegiate minds in the world gather April 11-12 for the fourth annual Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition on the campus of Texas Christian University, Splash Media Group CEO John Dankovchik will be there with an added bonus for the winner....

2014-04-10 23:01:22

Leaders from academe met recently in Indianapolis at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference to explore the intersection of learning analytics and open learning, open technologies, and open research. The Summit will next convene in 2015 at Marist College, in New York's historic Hudson River Valley. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 With learning analytics poised to become a mainstream technology, higher education leaders from around the world came together following the Learning...

2014-04-10 16:23:59

Results Highlighted in Social Responsibility Report RICHARDSON, Texas, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2013, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) collaborated with community partners across the state to improve the health and wellness of more than 6 million children. According to the company's just-released social responsibility report, which can be found online at www.bcbstx2013srr.com, BCBSTX and local nonprofit organizations made significant progress reaching at-risk children by...

2014-04-10 16:21:29

Gov. Perry thanks Klein Tools for bringing jobs to Mansfield, TX MANSFIELD, Texas, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincolnshire, IL based Klein Tools, the number one hand tool choice of professional electricians in the United States, is opening its new state-of-the-art heat treating facility today at 10 a.m. at 501 Easy Drive, Mansfield, TX. Klein Tools' employees, local officials and industry representatives are invited to tour the brand new heat treating facility and view how the...

2014-04-10 12:32:56

--Beyond Financial Support, the Dell Scholars Program Provides Critical Services and Mentoring to Help Low-Income Students Graduate from College-- AUSTIN, Texas, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation today announced its 11(th) class of Dell Scholars, providing 300 students with the chance to obtain a college degree. The program offers resources and mentoring, in addition to financial assistance, to ensure low-income, at-risk students have the...

2014-04-10 12:30:43

WILMINGTON, N.C., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a report released by HomeownersInsurance.com last week, Texas ranked as the sixth-most expensive state in the U.S. to insure a home in the first quarter of 2014. The news comes soon after the Insurance Information Institute (III) ranked Texas as having the second highest insured catastrophic losses in the U.S. for 2013. New policies in the state are costing homeowners around $1,125, on average, which is 39 percent higher than the...

2014-04-10 12:22:16

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Energy Storage Association (ESA) has begun engaging directly in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) stakeholder driven market redesign process. The Texas Energy Storage Alliance (TESA) had convened a group of industry members to work collaboratively; that effort has now been folded into the larger national organization. ESA is the forum for broad industry input that will ensure proposed rules will enable the...

2014-04-10 08:33:44

AUSTIN, Texas, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearBlade, a leader in securely connecting enterprise systems to the devices, data and applications that fuel digital innovation, today announced that Michael Voellinger has been named Managing Director of Business Development. Voellinger will report directly to the company's Chief Executive Officer, Eric Simone. Mr. Voellinger has deep experience in marketing, communications and sales focused on large enterprise and B2B market segments....

2014-04-09 23:30:45

A fresh multi-purpose website was launched by Ed Weeren Insurance Agency in order to make shopping for insurance less complicated for consumers in Texas. This easy-to-navigate site offers useful resources that can be used from anywhere. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Ed Weeren Insurance Agency has rolled out a new, multi-purpose site to better support consumers in Austin and nearby locations, which you can now visit at http://www.weereninsurance.com/. The site was made to be easy to...


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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