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2014-07-16 23:04:56

Just weeks after breaking ground, momentum continues to grow as Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC announces that global law firm Sidley Austin LLP will lease approximately 75,000 square feet – and the prime top two-and-one-half floors – at McKinney & Olive, Crescent’s newest development in vibrant, pedestrian-oriented Uptown Dallas. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Just weeks after breaking ground, momentum continues to grow as Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC announces that...

2014-07-16 23:03:53

Spenco's new “Quickthotics” insoles offer an economical option for treating leg and foot conditions. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 When patients present with foot pain, they usually want immediate relief. Thanks to Spenco, the most trusted name in insoles, doctors can now make a diagnosis and dispense high-quality, durable prescription orthotics in their offices in less than 10 minutes. The company’s new Quickthotics® Component Insole System offers economical, easily...

2014-07-16 23:01:15

HealthSmart’s Growing National Presence Strengthened by Talented Leadership Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 HealthSmart, the largest independent provider of managed care solutions for self‐funded employers across the country, today announced that Thomas (Tom) L. Kelly has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Kelly, who brings more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration and finance to HealthSmart, will become CEO effective August 4, 2014. “We are very...

2014-07-16 16:22:38

FLOWER MOUND, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ivie & Associates, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of two newly updated company websites, ivieinc.com and ivieasia.com. In order to cater to a diverse international audience, ivieasia.com is available in both English and Mandarin versions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131126/CL24192LOGO "Our new websites are a reflection of both our talented employees and our company culture," said Warren Ivie, CEO and company...

2014-07-16 16:22:13

Accretive acquisition expands capacity and product offerings in one of the fastest growing oil and gas basins in the country. FREDERICK, Md., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) today announced that it has signed a stock purchase agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Cadre Services Inc., a leading regional sand mining Company based in Voca, Texas, for approximately $98 million in cash. Closing is expected by the end of the month....

2014-07-16 16:20:57

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BackgroundAlmost ten years ago Candice Anderson lost control of her 2004 Saturn Ion while driving down a county road in East Texas. Candice's fiance, Gene Mikale Erickson was her passenger that day and died when their vehicle left the roadway and collided, head-on, into a nearby grove of trees. Both Candice and Mikale's airbags failed to deploy due to the sub-standard ignition switch GM knowingly installed in millions of...

2014-07-16 12:24:40

PLANO, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KingsIsle Entertainment donned a pair of waders, packed a virtual tackle box and went fishing today--with an all new, magical fishing sport in Wizard101. "Ever since we created Wizard101, we knew we wanted to bring the magic of fishing to The Spiral," said Josef Hall, vice president and creative director at KingsIsle Entertainment. "After six years of sustained success, we've now stocked the lakes and streams from Wizard City to MooShu with...

2014-07-16 12:24:14

IRVING, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move to strengthen its position in the transcription industry, Global Transcripts has added Radiology, Legal and Hospital transcription to its list of specialized services. This expansion has been done to cater to the requirements of varied industries and organizations. Over the last 14 years, Global Transcripts has carved a name for itself in the field of medical transcription. It has been providing high-quality...

2014-07-16 12:21:35

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GM's CEO, Mary Barra, returns to Washington D.C. this week for another congressional hearing regarding GM's delayed recall of millions of vehicles for faulty ignition switches but declines an invitation to meet with GM victims who are also traveling to D.C. to be present for the hearing. In a letter to Ms. Barra, Mr. Hilliard, attorney for the victims, invites GM's CEO to meet his clients: "My clients want to meet with you in DC next week....

2014-07-16 08:25:04

Standout BBQ Restaurants Span 12 States and Washington, D.C., with California, Illinois, New York, and Texas Claiming Greatest Number of Winners SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a nod to our nation's longstanding love affair with barbecuing, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to honor the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 30 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the...


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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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