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2014-04-14 16:20:58

Acquisition Reinforces Service King's Position as One of the Country's Largest Multi-Shop Operators RICHARDSON, Texas, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Service King Collision Repair Centers (Service King), a multi-shop operator of high-quality collision repair facilities, announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Sterling Collision Centers and its 62 stores. This acquisition will bring the total number of Service King locations to more than 170 across 20 states,...

2014-04-14 12:37:17

Cedar Park Location Opens April 14, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareSpot is opening its fifth urgent care center in the Austin area on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 905 East Whitestone Boulevard, Suite B, Cedar Park, Texas. This center will provide a convenient option for care in a rapidly growing retail and residential area. On Saturday, April 26th from 11am - 1pm, the general public is invited to a Grand Opening Celebration. During this time, the community is...

2014-04-14 12:36:04

Consumers Urged by Genworth CEO to Discuss and Create a Plan for One of the Nation's Most Important and Pervasive Social Issues RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 11(th) year, the Genworth (NYSE: GNW) 2014 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive long term care services at home in Texas through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility based care, such as an assisted living facility or...

2014-04-14 12:31:01

Innovation Hub Tops Many "Best Cities" Lists; Will Draw Talent AUSTIN, Texas, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health economics and policy authority Precision Health Economics (PHE) announced today the opening of its fifth location--Austin, TX--as part of its continuing expansion plan. The Austin office will house both research and executive administrative functions. PHE will draw on the city's fertile recruitment pool of highly educated science and technology experts to grow its...

2014-04-14 12:30:01

HOUSTON, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston Astros and Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the team's longtime food and beverage provider, today announced a long term extension of their partnership at Minute Maid Park. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131212/PH32713LOGO Under terms of the agreement, Aramark will continue the management and development of Minute Maid Park's concessions, club level, suites and restaurant dining programs. Aramark, which also manages Minute Maid Park's...

2014-04-14 12:25:59

NEW ORLEANS, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental innovators in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas are implementing solutions for the management of the mid-South's natural and environmental resources through a $500,000 grant from Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) to The Nature Conservancy. The announcement is early recognition by both organizations of Earth Day April 22. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/73022 With support from Entergy's Environmental...

2014-04-14 12:23:57

AUSTIN, Texas, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation (NYSE/MKT:FPP) today reported that drilling of the second well in the Ranger Project has been completed ahead of schedule and plans to complete the well are underway. FieldPoint President, Phillip Roberson, stated, "We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the drilling phase of our second horizontal Taylor Serbin well, the Ranger 11A-1H. The well was drilled according to plan, with a...

2014-04-13 12:20:08

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Hilliard, lead lawyer and partner at Texas law firm Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP, says his clients urge General Motors to issue a "Park It Now" alert immediately. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140404/DA99111 Hilliard represents the siblings and parents of 29 victims of GM car crashes caused by faulty ignition switches. Hilliard says: "The death count continues to grow. Save tomorrow's victim now. There have been 29...

2014-04-12 23:03:04

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Texas. Currently after reviewing the federal marketplace for available solicitations, US Federal Contractor Registration has found 640 contracting opportunities/awards in the state of Texas. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Texas. Currently...

2014-04-12 20:20:03

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This afternoon, Bob Hilliard, lead lawyer and partner at Texas law firm Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP, filed a response to a sur-reply issued earlier this week by General Motor's legal team that a Federal Judge deny an emergency motion requiring General Motors to issue an immediate "Park It Now" alert to owners of GM vehicles with defective ignition switches. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/DA03259 Hilliard says:...


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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