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[News Script: Scabies]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: December 16, 1971, 8:25 a.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Electricity in Rural Areas of North Texas

Description: "This study shows three things: (1) a precedent for the expenditure of public funds to teach electricity in our public high schools has already been established by the school system in the larger school systems of Texas, (2) the rural families living on electrified farms in the North Texas area want instruction of this type given to the boys and girls in their communities, and (3) both the rural people and the professional people of the North Texas area believe that instruction dealing with the use of electricity and electrical equipment had spread until by 1935 more than twenty-one million homes, about eighty percent of the total in America at that time, were electrified, only eleven American farms out of every 100 had central-station electricity. More than five million American farms lacked electric service. "--leaf 50.
Date: January 1949
Creator: Greathouse, Charles Simmons
Partner: UNT Libraries
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An Evaluation of the Environmental Impact of Recreation Facilities Expansion at Lake Ray Roberts State Park, Isle du Bois and Johnson Branch Units

Description: This report "presents the results and recommendations of a two month investigation conducted at Lake Ray Roberts State Park," as "part of the ongoing effort of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to manage and conserve the natural resources of the state and provide...enjoyable recreation areas to the citizens of Texas." The study proposes the expansion of the Isle du Bois and Johnson Branch Units of the Lake Ray Roberts State Park to accommodate the surrounding counties' population growth (p. 6).
Date: unknown
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Institute of Applied Sciences
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Methods of County Financing in Relation to County Government in Texas

Description: This study aims to show the relation of the methods of county financing in Texas to the present form of county government. It argues that the present form of county government in Texas is antiquated and inadequate to meet the requirements of efficient administration of county financing.
Date: 1939
Creator: Yoakum, Gladys A.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Early Settlement of the Concho Country

Description: Early general history up to 1900. "I have listened to the stories told about it by the old time cowboys, by the old settlers, and by some of the old Fort Concho soldiers themselves. As a result of this experience, I have wanted to go into its past more carefully and search for more facts regarding the region, its first inhabitants, and its early history in general."-- leaf iii.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Allen, S. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Subsurface Saline Water Sources for Waterflooding in North Texas

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over water-supply wells in North Texas. As stated in the summary, "averages of well characteristics, including static fluid levels, working fluid levels, net thicknesses, producing rates, and depths, are presented and discussed" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: 1961
Creator: Parrish, Frank, Jr. & Garland, Thomas M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Evaluation of the Programs of Health and Physical Education for Girls in the Junior High Schools of Class AA Type of District One of the University of Texas Interscholastic League

Description: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the programs of health and physical education for girls in the junior high schools of the Class AA type of District One of the University of Texas Interscholastic League.
Date: 1947
Creator: George, Gladys Lynch
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Petroleum Engineering Report, Big Spring Field and Other Fields in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over petroleum engineering studies conducted in Texas and New Mexico. The results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: November 1936
Creator: Carpenter, Charles B. & Hill, Harry Blackburn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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How Healthy is the Upper Trinity River?: Biological and Water Quality Perspectives

Description: This conference report contains discussions and papers from a symposium hosted at Texas Christian University, in Fort Worth, Texas, examining the ecological health of the Upper Trinity River, and the impacts of various human activity, such as agriculture, urbanization, and waste management. The papers cover the effect of water quality on urban rivers, long-term water quality trends in the Trinity River, solutions that may improve water quality in the river, as well as biological, agricultural and waste-water issues.
Date: 1990
Creator: Jensen, Ric
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Hurricane Storm Surge Sedimentation on the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, Texas: Implications for Coastal Marsh Aggradation

Description: This study uses the storm surge sediment beds deposited by Hurricanes Audrey (1957), Carla (1961), Rita (2005) and Ike (2008) to investigate spatial and temporal changes in sedimentation rates on the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge in Southeast Texas. Fourteen sediment cores were collected along a transect extending from 90 to 1230 meters inland from the Gulf Coast. Storm-surge-deposited sediment beds were identified by texture, organic content, carbonate content, the presence of marine microfossils, and Cesium-137 dating. The hurricane-derived sediment beds are marker horizons that facilitate assessment of marsh sedimentation rates from nearshore to inland locations as well as over decadal to annual timescales. Near the shore, on a Hurricane Ike washover fan, where hurricane-derived sedimentation has increased elevation by up to 0.68 m since 2005, there was no measurable marsh sedimentation in the period 2008-2014. Farther inland, at lower elevations, sedimentation for the period 2008-2014 averaged 0.36 cm per year. The reduction in sedimentation in the period 2008-2014 on the nearshore part of the marsh is likely due to reduced flooding in response to increased elevation from hurricane storm surge sediment deposition. These results provide valuable knowledge about the sedimentary response of coastal marshes subject to storm surge deposition and useful guidance to public policy aimed at combating the effects of sea level rise on coastal marshes along the Gulf of Mexico.
Date: May 2016
Creator: Hodge, Joshua B.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Remote Sensing and GIS for Nonpoint Source Pollution Analysis in the City of Dallas' Eastern Watersheds

Description: This report describes the findings of a study conducted on the Eastern Watersheds of Lake Lavon, Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Tawakoni, Lake Palestine and Lake Fork, which are located within the Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savannah and Pineywoods provinces. These watersheds are among nine that provide drinking water to Dallas, Texas. The study examines the potential benefit of "remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) for watershed management" in these five watersheds (p. iii).
Date: June 1989
Creator: University of North Texas. Department of Biological Sciences.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Responsibility of the Secondary School for the Social Development of its Students

Description: The problem in this study is twofold. First, there will be an attempt to determine the values that organizations in the secondary school have for the development of its students. Second, a survey will be made of the four-year accredited high schools in District Five of Texas to determine how and to what extent they are realizing their responsibilities in this respect.
Date: 1947
Creator: Baxter, Billie Otella
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Orientation Methods and Techniques Used in the Elementary Schools in the Lower Rio Grande Valley with Latin-American Beginners

Description: The purpose of the study was to determine what methods and techniques seem to be the best in helping the beginning Latin-American child to understand the written and oral English as taught by our schools today and to what extent these methods and techniques meed democratic and psychological criteria governing such a program.
Date: 1955
Creator: Slavitchek, Martha Gladys Williams
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Historic Archaeology of the Johnson and Jones Farmsteads in the Ray Roberts Lake Area: 1850-1950

Description: This study represents the findings of research done on the Jones and Johnson farms, "situated in Johnson Branch Park in the north-central portion of the Ray Roberts Lake area." The purpose of the study was to offset future disturbances and damages to these farmsteads, and it includes "archival investigations, architectural documentation, oral-history interviews of long-time area residents and family members, farm equipment and artifact analyses, archaeological excavations, stabilization measures, and the development of interpretative exhibits for area schools, museums, and the general public" (p. i).
Date: 1996
Creator: University of North Texas. Institute of Applied Sciences.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Colonization of the East Texas Timber Region Before 1848

Description: For many years adventurers from Spain and France had explored Texas. For about fifty years Spain had tried to civilize and Christianize the Indians in East Texas. Finally the Spanish government had abolished the missions and presidios. During the following fifty years, very little had been done toward colonization in Texas. In 1821, Texas was an almost uninhabited country, with the exception of savage Indians. The Anglo-Americans came and changed it into a great state. The East Texas Timber Region has been the gateway through which most of the settlers came to Texas. The settlers who stopped there did their part in establishing the present state of Texas. The East Texans did their part in helping to win freedom from Mexico so they could lay a foundation for American civilization there.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Baker, Willie Gene
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Bounty of Texas

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains a miscellany of Texas, Mexican and Spanish folklore, including information about hunting, canning, cooking, and other folklore. The index begins on page 225.
Date: 1990
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press
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The Bounty of Texas

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains a miscellany of Texas, Mexican and Spanish folklore, including information about hunting, canning, cooking, and other folklore. The index begins on page 225.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press
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The Sky is My Tipi

Description: Collection stories about the Kiowa and Apache Indians, coyotes and other animals, cooking, and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 237.
Date: 1949
Creator: Boatright, Mody Coggin
Partner: UNT Press
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The Sky is My Tipi

Description: Collection stories about the Kiowa and Apache Indians, coyotes and other animals, cooking, and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 237.
Date: 2017
Creator: Boatright, Mody Coggin
Partner: UNT Press
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