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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...

2014-04-09 23:01:38

Stores across the Southwest to help MDA families with the sale of "Make a Muscle" Mobiles. Phoenix (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 More than 230 Western Refining convenience stores – including Giant Mustang, Sun Dial and Howdy’s – throughout the Southwest will join forces with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the third consecutive year for the “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference®’’ mobile campaign to help families affected by muscle disease. From April 29 through...

2014-04-09 16:23:58

Carl David Ceder, a TX based lawyer has been named a top attorney in TX. PLANO, Texas, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2014 list of top rated attorneys in TX as published in the April, 2014 issue of Texas Monthly includes The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder of Plano, TX. This distinction is given to only a very small percentage of Plano's attorneys each year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140409/DC01721 Attorneys are only considered for inclusion in the list of...

2014-04-09 16:22:53

328 growers produced at least 2,000 pounds of FiberMax cotton per acre LUBBOCK, Texas, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A record number of FiberMax(®) growers achieved one-ton yields during the 2013 season and overcame challenges, such as low soil moisture and glyphosate-resistant weeds. Bayer CropScience honored 328 growers at the ninth annual FiberMax One Ton Club(TM) awards banquet on April 3 in Lubbock. This year, 194 inductees were first-time One Ton Club members, the highest number of...

2014-04-09 12:35:04

Nepris provides teachers an effective solution to engage students in STEM subjects MCKINNEY, Texas, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nepris, an online platform that makes it possible for K12 teachers and students to connect with industry experts, brings real world relevance and improves student engagement in STEM subjects. "A recent study by Microsoft found that 57 percent of boys and 68 percent of girls who chose a high tech career say they were inspired by one person, or one event,...

2014-04-09 12:31:14

Three molecularly defined clusters could alter practice; 1 closely resembles deadly glioblastoma Comprehensive genomic analysis of low-grade brain tumors sorts them into three categories, one of which has the molecular hallmarks and shortened survival of glioblastoma multiforme, the most lethal of brain tumors, researchers reported at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2014. "The immediate clinical implication is that a group of patients with tumors previously...

2014-04-09 12:27:50

Race Benefiting Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Will Wind through Downtown and Uptown DALLAS, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, covering six blocks of downtown, will host a four-mile run in the city on the Saturday before Easter. An inaugural event for the church, the First Dallas Easter Run, which will benefit the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, will be held April 19. The course will begin and end at the Jeffress Fountain Plaza on...


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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