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Depression-Era Workers Found Strange Fossilized Beasts in 'Texas Serengeti'

About 12 million years ago, antelopes with slingshot-like horns and beasts that weren't quite elephants but that had long trunks and tusks tramped across the "Texas Serengeti" searching for food and caring for their babies.Little was known about this ancient menagerie until, during the Great Depression, the government created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and tasked some of the organization's employees with finding and preserving thousands of fossils from the Miocene, an epoch ...
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Tiki at Cowboy Up

https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/bauer-business-focus/2019/02/22/322817/houstons-only-hang-gliding-school-in-danger-of-shutting-down/ Business was good, she said, until Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast in August 2017.“It impacted our business in that people didn’t have the disposable income to come and do a recreational sport,” she said. “And when that stream dried up, our bills coming in didn’t dry up.”She relied on savings to get h...
Tags: Tiki, Texas Gulf Coast, Hurricane Harvey, Mashy


DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carry a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago. The finding has led wildlife biologists and others to develop a […]
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Ap, Nation, Dallas, Texas Gulf Coast


The 20 Best Americana Albums of 2018

None Americana is a peculiar label, isn't it? Whenever we attempt to identify the most authentically American musical form, the one that most accurately captures the history and culture of the United States, we end up debating all night, just as we do every year here in the PopMatters offices and recreation areas when it's time to write our year-end Americana list. What we can all agree on is that Americana music ought to be music that incorporates some traditional elements of any number of Ame...
Tags: Spotify, Feature, Music, America, Chicago, United States, Grenada, Ford, Dolly Parton, Delta, Bird, Oklahoma, Steven Tyler, Americana, Memphis, Elvis


NASA conducts quiet sonic boom tests near Texas Gulf Coast

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — NASA is monitoring how residents near the Texas Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms from an experimental aircraft that could reduce commercial flight times by half. The Houston Chronicle reports that the space agency on Monday launched a two-week research project on quiet supersonic research flights near Galveston. NASA is […]
Tags: News, Nasa, Texas AP, Galveston, The Houston Chronicle, Texas Gulf Coast, Nation & World


Man Gets More Than 24 Years In Prison For Torching Texas Mosque

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of torching a South Texas mosque last year has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison. Marq Vincent Perez was sentenced Wednesday during a court hearing in Victoria, Texas. In July, a jury convicted the 26-year-old Perez of federal arson, explosives and hate crime charges. Mark Di Carlo, Perez’s defense attorney, didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment. At his trial, prosecutors said that a “rabid hatred” of Muslims led Perez to set...
Tags: News, Victoria, Perez, South Texas, Texas Gulf Coast, VICTORIA TEXAS, Marq Vincent Perez, Summer Concepcion, VICTORIA Texas AP, Prison For Torching Texas Mosque, Mark Di Carlo Perez


Street flooding, canceled classes due to Texas coastal rain

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A tropical disturbance is bringing heavy rain to already saturated areas along the Texas Gulf Coast, resulting in street flooding and prompting some schools to cancel or cut short classes. A weak tropical disturbance just off the South Texas Gulf Coast on Friday was predicted to bring 5 inches (12 centimeters) […]
Tags: Weather, Texas, News, Texas AP, Galveston, Texas Gulf Coast, Nation & World, South Texas Gulf Coast


Texas county judge blasts Bush for lack of Harvey relief

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A county judge on Texas’ Gulf Coast has written to fellow Republican and state Land Commissioner George P. Bush, decrying that there’s “no adequate relief in sight” a year after Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry’s letter Tuesday asks Bush, son of ex-2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush, to “personally […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Jeb Bush, Bush, Austin Texas, Harvey, Galveston County, George P Bush, Texas Gulf Coast, Mark Henry, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Texans star JJ Watt’s Hurricane Harvey effort raises $41.6M

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt says he has distributed the $41.6 million his foundation raised to help rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey. An online fundraiser Watt launched after the storm hit Texas last year went viral and far exceeded his original goal of raising $200,000. Watt routed the money […]
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Texans Star J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort Raises $41.6 Million

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt said Monday that he has distributed the $41.6 million his foundation raised to help rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey.
Tags: Science, Houston, J J Watt, Texas Gulf Coast


Hawaii's hurricane, California's wildfires get added FEMA & tax attention

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) view of Hurricane Lane near Hawaii via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click image to watch the radar loop. Hawaii, it's Big Island already soaked by Hurricane Lane's rains, is bracing for a very near miss from the biggest weather threat to the Aloha State in decades. The storm, which hit category 5 strength earlier this week before settling in at a still very dangerous category 4, could come close to...
Tags: National Weather Service, Taxes, California, White House, America, Atlantic, Hawaii, Fema, Houston, Gulf of Mexico, Irs, Big Island, Maui, Carr, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Golden State


Oil Industry Wants Gov’t To Spend Billions To Protect It From Climate Change

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile “spine” of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the Texas Gulf Coast. Like other oceanfront projects, this one would protect homes, delicate ecosystems and vital infrastructure, but it also has another priority — to shield some of the crown jewels of t...
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Hawaii's hurricane, California's wildfires get added FEMA & tax attention

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) view of Hurricane Lane near Hawaii via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click image to watch the radar loop. Hawaii, it's Big Island already soaked by Hurricane Lane's rains, is bracing for a very near miss from the biggest weather threat to the Aloha State in decades. The storm, which hit category 5 strength earlier this week before settling in at a still very dangerous category 4, could come close to...
Tags: National Weather Service, California, White House, Marketing, America, Atlantic, Hawaii, Fema, Houston, Gulf of Mexico, Irs, Big Island, Maui, Carr, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Golden State


Texas Gulf Coast exports more oil than it imports for the first time

The biggest port district in Texas recently exported more crude oil than it imported for the first time ever.
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News Guide: Texas special election remains low profile

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One might forgive voters on Texas’ Gulf Coast for being sick of heading to the polls. A special election Saturday will replace Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, who resigned in April amid allegations of sexual harassment and word that he used $84,000 from a special House fund to settle a 2014 […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, House, Austin Texas, Texas Gulf Coast, Nation & World Politics, Republican U S Rep Blake Farenthold


Going big in Texas

http://ozreport.com/emailer.php?toName=Robin.Hamilton&code=526s62696r20646s742048616q696p746s6r206174207368656p6p20646s7420636s6q writes: We have three slots open for the cross country camp in Refugio down on the Texas Gulf Coast, running June 25th - July 7th. There is a group of 10 pilots signed up to “go long” from the Refugio Regional airport with Gregg Ludwig and Mustang Airsports providing aerotowing services.Refugio was the start point for early sailplane world distance flig...
Tags: Texas, Refugio, Texas Gulf Coast, Robin Hamilton, Gregg Ludwig, Mustang Airsports


Port Aransas and Rockport Fulton Beaches Open for Business After Harvey

It has been a difficult road back for many communities after Hurricane Harvey’s direct hit on the Texas coast in late August 2017, but three of the towns that were most damaged have made an enormous effort to recover, and they are ready and eager to welcome visitors. If you are thinking about a beach or coastal vacation, consider going to this part of the Texas Gulf Coast, where your presence and your wallet would certainly do some good and would be VERY much appreciated. I made a quick road tri...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Austin, Stingray, Port, Harvey, Lori, Texas Gulf Coast, Port Aransas, Downtown Seattle West Seattle, Rockport Fulton


NASA Astronauts on Space Station to Speak with Students from Florida, Texas

Students from Coral Gables, Florida, and the Texas Gulf Coast will talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.
Tags: Nasa, International Space Station, Texas Gulf Coast, Florida Texas, Coral Gables Florida, NASA Astronauts on Space Station


NASA to Conduct Sonic Boom Testing off Texas Gulf Coast

NASA is planning to conduct sonic boom tests over a city on the Gulf Coast of Texas as part of a new study.
Tags: Texas, Nasa, Gulf Coast, Texas Gulf Coast


Storm System Brings Tornadoes, Flooding to Parts of Texas

As many as seven people were pulled from the wreckage of a Texas Gulf Coast home after tornadoes swept through areas of the state as part of a storm system that also brought days of rain.
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High Levels Of Fecal Matter Reported On Texas Beaches Ahead Of Spring Break

Spring breakers who want a nice time at one of the many beaches along the Texas Gulf Coast should potentially plan some different warm weather activities. High levels of fecal bacteria have been found on several beaches in Southern Texas, KSAT-12 reported.
Tags: Texas, News, Texas Gulf Coast, Southern Texas KSAT


Nearly $1 billion raised for rebuilding Texas after Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) — The groups helping to rebuild on the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey have collected close to $1 billion in donations, according to an Associated Press tally of major national and local organizations. Much of that money is already being put to work after Harvey, which ravaged cities in Southeast Texas in […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Associated Press, Houston, Harvey, Southeast Texas, Texas Gulf Coast, Nation & World


Don’t Miss the Lucy Pet Products Paws for Life Parade Float!

New Year’s Day is just around the corner. If your resolution for 2018 is to be the change you want to see in the world, you’ll find motivation for your mission in every “Making a Difference”- themed float in the 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Among the floats filing down Colorado Boulevard fans of Fidos will spot Lucy Pet Products‘ “Paws for Life” entry, which is dedicated to dogs, cats and people whose acts of courage are an inspiration to us all. The following valiant companion ani...
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An Update on the Pets of Hurricane Harvey!

When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast region in late August the fate of many companion animals was up in the air, but thanks to the combined effort of the Lucy Pet Foundation, various rescue organizations and a World Series-winning athlete, 30 dogs and 34 cats left homeless after the natural disaster recently found themselves on cloud nine as they boarded an airlift that flew them to their new lives in California. Lucy Pet Foundation Returns to Texas to Help Homeless Animals On a mis...
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, California, Pets, US, Karen, Houston, Renée Zellweger, Houston Astros, Foundation, Lance McCullers Jr, Texas Gulf Coast, Brazoria County, Celebrity Dog News, Lucy Pet Foundation


Modern Floating Platform Bed Made From Leftover and Extra Materials

My son wanted to update his bedroom and wanted a floating platform style bed. I decided to make one instead of purchasing one because I was ready to disassemble my pallet entertainment center and I knew the pallets from that would make the perfect base. We live on the Texas Gulf Coast so have a conc...By: FoxysMyGirlContinue Reading » [Author: FoxysMyGirl]
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Nebraska To Announce Decision On Keystone XL Pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve a route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp.The Nebraska Public Service Commission’s ruling is on TransCanada’s plan to complete the $8 billion, 1,179-mile pipeline to deliver oil from Alberta, Canada, to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. Read More → [Author: GRANT SCHULTE]
Tags: News, Ap, Nebraska, Keystone XL pipeline, Keystone, TransCanada, Lincoln Neb, TransCanada Corp, Alberta Canada, Texas Gulf Coast, Nebraska Public Service Commission, Grant Schulte


SailPoint & WatchGuard IPO, HX, Technium, ResMan, & More Texas News

Houston and the rest of the Texas Gulf Coast are largely back to business following Hurricane Harvey. Among the more notable news is Houston tech and civic leaders unveiling a new fund of funds aimed at better connecting the city’s large corporations and startups to venture capital across the country. —Houston Exponential is planned to be a $40 million to $50 million fund of funds that will invest in venture firms across the country. There are no strings attached but Houston leaders hope ...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, San Francisco, Trends, Investment, IP, Cybersecurity, Law Enforcement, Commercialization, Software, Austin, New York Times, Innovation, Dallas


Louisiana, South Carolina now get hurricane tax relief

Hurricane Irma recovery work continues in Marathon Key, Florida, on Oct. 30 where storm debris is burned. Louisiana and South Carolina also were hit hard by this season's deadly hurricanes and some residents in those states are now getting tax relief, too. (Photo by Bill Koplitz/FEMA) The worst of the 2017 hurricane system began its assault on the United States on Aug. 25 when Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast as a category 4 storm. In rapid succession, the United Sta...
Tags: Taxes, United States, Louisiana, East Coast, Maria, South Carolina, Caribbean, Irs, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Internal Revenue Service, Harvey, Irma, U S Virgin Islands, Pelican State, South Carolina South Carolina, Texas Gulf Coast


Texas Gov. Abbott in Washington to pitch $60B recovery bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was in Washington Tuesday making the case to the White House and top Capitol Hill leaders for a $61 billion Texas Gulf Coast rebuilding package. Topping the huge Hurricane Harvey recovery proposal is $37 billion for Army Corps of Engineers flood control and navigation projects and $15 billion […]
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Louisiana, South Carolina now get hurricane tax relief

Hurricane Irma recovery work continues in Marathon Key, Florida, on Oct. 30 where storm debris is burned. Louisiana and South Carolina also were hit hard by this season's deadly hurricanes and some residents in those states are now getting tax relief, too. (Photo by Bill Koplitz/FEMA) The worst of the 2017 hurricane system began its assault on the United States on Aug. 25 when Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast as a category 4 storm. In rapid succession, the United Sta...
Tags: Marketing, United States, Louisiana, East Coast, Maria, South Carolina, Caribbean, Irs, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Internal Revenue Service, Harvey, Irma, U S Virgin Islands, Pelican State, South Carolina South Carolina, Texas Gulf Coast