The Preparation of Stones of Walker County, Texas for Use as Sets in Jewelry

The Preparation of Stones of Walker County, Texas for Use as Sets in Jewelry

Date: 1946
Creator: Pledger, Leon Monroe
Description: Since the East Texas area has many minerals in the categories which yield semiprecious stones of commercial value--jasper, wood agate, wood opal, and silicified stone, the author undertook this study to determine: (1) the extent which these minerals could be utilized as sources for gems; (2) the equipment necessary for cutting and polishing the stones; and (3) the techniques for finishing the gems.
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Some Aspects of the Gilmer-Aikin Bills as They Affect the Schools of Walker County

Some Aspects of the Gilmer-Aikin Bills as They Affect the Schools of Walker County

Date: 1949
Creator: McMichen, Arett
Description: The main purpose of this study is to determine some of the effects that the school laws passed by the Fifty-First Legislature will have upon the schools of Walker County.
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Utterbackia imbecillis, Specimen #1323

Utterbackia imbecillis, Specimen #1323

Date: October 23, 1976
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an oval shape; thin shell; double looped beak sculpturing; bluish-white internal coloring; green external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the San Jacinto basin. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Contributing Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
Utterbackia imbecillis, Specimen #1324

Utterbackia imbecillis, Specimen #1324

Date: October 23, 1976
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an oval shape; thin shell; double looped beak sculpturing; bluish-white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the San Jacinto basin. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Contributing Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
Utterbackia imbecillis, Specimen #1325

Utterbackia imbecillis, Specimen #1325

Date: October 23, 1976
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an oval shape; thin shell; double looped beak sculpturing; bluish-white internal coloring; green external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the San Jacinto basin. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
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Eleven Days in Hell: the 1974 Carrasco Prison Siege in Huntsville, Texas

Eleven Days in Hell: the 1974 Carrasco Prison Siege in Huntsville, Texas

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Date: August 15, 2004
Creator: Harper, William T.
Description: From one o’clock on the afternoon of July 24, 1974, until shortly before ten o’clock the night of August 3, eleven days later, one of the longest hostage-taking sieges in the history of the United States took place in Texas’s Huntsville State Prison. The ringleader, Federico (Fred) Gomez Carrasco, the former boss of the largest drug-running operation in south Texas, was serving life for assault with intent to commit murder on a police officer. Using his connections to smuggle guns and ammunition into the prison, and employing the aid of two other inmates, he took eleven prison workers and four inmates hostage in the prison library. Demanding bulletproof helmets and vests, he planned to use the hostages as shields for his escape. Negotiations began immediately with prison warden H. H. Husbands and W. J. Estelle, Jr., Director of the Texas Department of Corrections. The Texas Rangers, the Department of Public Safety, and the FBI arrived to assist as the media descended on Huntsville. When one of the hostages suggested a moving structure of chalkboards padded with law books to absorb bullets, Carrasco agreed to the plan. The captors entered their escape pod with four hostages and secured eight others to ...
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Landscape Ecological Characteristics of Habitat of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Landscape Ecological Characteristics of Habitat of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Date: December 1993
Creator: Thomlinson, John Richard
Description: Geographic information systems (GIS) technology was used to analyze factors influencing habitat use by an endangered species, the red-cockaded woodpecker. The study area was the western part of the Raven Ranger District of the Sam Houston National Forest, Texas. The factors considered included both structural characteristics and spatial relationships among stands of trees in the habitat.
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[News Script: Prison]

[News Script: Prison]

Date: June 13, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about grand juries from all around the state visiting the Huntsville Prison.
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An Investigation of Certain Factors Related to Self-Concept, Sexual Knowledge, and Attitude toward Sex Education of a Group of Elementary Teachers

An Investigation of Certain Factors Related to Self-Concept, Sexual Knowledge, and Attitude toward Sex Education of a Group of Elementary Teachers

Date: June 1970
Creator: Hobbs, George W. (George William), 1932-
Description: The problem of this study was to determine the relationship between self-concept, expressed sexual knowledge, and attitude toward sex education of a group of experienced elementary teachers. A second dimension of the problem was to investigate the relationship of the three variables above with certain other factors that could possibly influence the effectiveness of the elementary teacher of sex education. These factors were age of the teacher, sex of the teacher ,grade level of teaching, educational level of the teacher, teaching experience, marital status of the teacher, number of siblings of the teacher, and church preference or affiliation of the teacher.
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Folk Art in Texas

Folk Art in Texas

Date: 1985
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains information about popular folk art of Texas, including basket weaving, hat-making, yard art, sculptures, murals, cemetery art, quilt-making, tattoo art, and other miscellaneous folk art. The index begins on page 198.
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