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Modern architecture in Dallas, Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to show that an awareness of modern architecture is developing in Dallas, Texas. This will be shown by an analysis of several recently constructed residential, civic, and commercial buildings. The contributions of American and European architects who have influenced our contemporary architecture are reviewed to in order to develop a background for this study.
Date: January 1950
Creator: Rains, Nola S.
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An agonizing evolution: a history of the Texas National Guard, 1900-1945

Description: The National Guard in America began in the Revolutionary War. The Texas units resulted from the earlier concept and emerged in 1835 to resist Mexican oppression. Following achievement of statehood, Texas militiamen served in the Mexican War, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American War. As the twentieth century began, Texans had a long history of service in reserve military organizations in spite of a prevailing attitude of contempt for citizen soldiers held by influential regular army officials.
Date: May 1979
Creator: Milner, Elmer Ray
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Investigations on abundance, habits, and distribution of amphibians and reptiles of Denton County, Texas

Description: The purpose of the present study of the herpetofauna was to obtain additional information regarding the vertebrates of Denton County, and to produce a well-preserved, cataloged collection of the amphibians and reptiles for the Museum of Zoology, North Texas State University. An understanding of the vertebrate life of the county also involves an investigation of the habitats within the county that may, in part, count for the distribution of these animals. It is well recognized that the environmental areas of the county have altered vastly during the last one hundred years. This alteration is due largely to agriculture and industry. However, there are adequate numbers of natural environments, as well as newly created ones that may contribute to the distribution of the vertebrates at the present time. Therefore, the problem not only concerned the collection of specimens, but also the identification, abundance classification, general habitat classifications, and county distribution.
Date: January 1967
Creator: Telfair, Raymond Clark
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The economic inefficiency of Texas water law

Description: The purpose in this investigation is to clarify and discuss what is believed to be one of the major deterrents to an efficient utilization of water in Texas. That deterrent is the legal system by which water is presently regulated in this state...before one can look at the Texas system of water law to see adequately how it is misguided he should have at least a basic concept of the characteristics of water, both from its physical and resource aspects. It is to this end Chapter II is devoted. Chapter III will begin the discussion and description in detail of the Texas Water Law System. Through a discussion of the historical development of the law it is hoped that the reader can see how the present system developed. Chapter IV will show the major consequences and economic costs of our present system of water law. Chapter V will concern itself with ways in which the system can be improved. It examines the needs for unified regulation based on water as a flow resource.
Date: June 1968
Creator: Threadgill, James Randall
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Single Star of the West: The Republic of Texas, 1836-1845

Description: Does Texas’s experience as a republic make it unique among the other states? In many ways, Texas was an “accidental republic” for nearly ten years, until Texans voted overwhelmingly in favor of annexation to the United States after winning independence from Mexico. Single Star of the West begins with the Texas Revolution and examines the emergence of a Texas identity. Next, several contributors discuss how the Republic was defended by its army, navy, and the Texas Rangers. Individual chapters focus on the early founders of Texas—Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, and Anson Jones. Texas’s efforts at diplomacy, and persistence and transformation in its economy, also receive careful analysis. Finally, social and cultural aspects of the Texas Republic receive coverage, with discussions of women, American Indians, African Americans, Tejanos, and religion.
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Date: March 2017
Creator: Howell, Kenneth Wayne & Swanlund, Charles
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Description: Photograph of two University of Texas engineering students sitting on a bed posing with a pillow with the words "Texas Engineers" and various different names sewn into it.
Date: 1905
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
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The Rise of the Republicans: Party Realignment in Twentieth Century Texas

Description: This dissertation is a study of the political transformation of Texas during the twentieth century from a predominantly Democratic to a two-party state. It is commonly asserted that the fundamental conservatism of Texas voters led them to abandon the national Democratic Party as it embraced more liberal reforms. This shift led to a rise in support in Texas for the Republican Party, which continued to advocate a more conservative agenda. But this change demands a more thorough explanation at the local level, in part because such a study can also reveal other factors at work. This dissertation first examines how prohibition impacted the state's political status quo and provided an opportunity for the Republican Party to increase its numbers. It then discusses the New Deal and the growth of Texas's oil industry, and how government regulation shaped political developments. The impact of urbanization and suburbanization on Republican growth are also addressed, along with numerous campaigns that reflected the changes occurring in Texas's electorate during this time. Although Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1952 and 1956 wins in Texas were a strong indication of the realignment among Texas voters, it was John G. Tower's election to the United States Senate that served as the first catalyst for the Republicans' dream of a two-party state. Following the election of Tower, the Republicans faced setbacks from the landslide victory of Lyndon B. Johnson after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, followed by the Watergate scandal, but they managed to rebound effectively. Thus, in addition to addressing the question of what spurred the rise of the Republican Party in Texas during the first half of the twentieth century, this dissertation provides more nuanced answers to the question of how Texas became a two-party state by 1988, which of course paved the way for a Republican triumph ...
Date: December 2012
Creator: Antle, Michael L.
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Public School Educators' Use of Computer-Mediated Communication

Description: This study examined the uses of computer-mediated communication (CMC) by educators in selected public schools. It used Rogers' Diffusion of Innovation Theory as the underpinnings of the study. CMC refers to any exchange of information that involves the use of computers for communication between individuals or individuals and a machine. This study was an exploration of difficulties users confront, what services they access, and the tasks they accomplish when using CMC. It investigated the factors that affect the use of CMC. The sample population was drawn from registered users on TENET, the Texas Education Network as of December 1997. The educators were described with frequency and percentages analyzing the demographic data. For the research, eight indices were selected to test how strongly these user and environmental attributes were associated with the use of CMC. These variables were (1) education, (2) position, (3) place of employment, (4) geographic location, (5) district size, (6) organization vitality, (7) adopter resources, and (8) instrumentality Two dependent variables were used to test for usage: (1) depth or frequency of CMC usage and amount of time spent online and (2) breadth or variety of Internet utilities used. Additionally, the users' perception of network benefits was measured. Network benefits were correlated with social interaction and perception of CMC to investigate what tasks educators were accomplishing with CMC. Correlations, SEQ CHAPTER h r 1 crosstabulations, and ANOVAs were used to analysis the data for testing the four hypotheses. The major findings of the study, based on the hypotheses tested, were that the socioeconomic variables of education and position influenced the use of CMC. A significant finding is that teachers used e-mail and for Internet resources less frequently than those in other positions. An interesting finding was that frequency of use was more significant for usage than amount of ...
Date: December 2000
Creator: Urias-Barker, Zelina
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Preliminary Study of Uranium Favorability of the Wilcox and Claiborne Groups (Eocene) in Texas

Description: From introduction: This report presents the results of a preliminary study of the uranium favorability of lower and middle Eocene rocks in the Wilcox and Claiborne Groups in the Texas Gulf Coastal Plain. The project began October 1, 1976, and was completed March 1, 1977, by personnel of Bendix Field Engineering Corporation (BFEC) under the auspices of the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA).
Date: January 1978
Creator: Wilbert, W. P. & Templain, C. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wide-Spaced Uranium Geochemical Survey in the Plainview, Lubbock, and Big Spring Quadrangles, Texas

Description: From abstract: Results of a reconnaissance geochemical survey at a nominal sample spacing of 16 km (10 mi) are reported for the Plainview, Lubbock, and Big Spring Quadrangles in northwest Texas. Stream sediment, stream water, and groundwater were analyzed for approximately 25 parameters.
Date: December 30, 1977
Creator: Nichols, C. E.; Butz, T. R.; Cagle, G. W. & Kane, V. E.
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Uranium Geochemical Survey in the Crystal City and Beeville Quadrangles, Texas: Appendix J

Description: Data collected as part of a uranium geochemical survey in the Crystal City and Beeville Quadrangles in Texas including laboratory data stream sediments and water, well water, and botanical samples for phase 1 (pp. 1-8); for phase 2 including the same with lake samples (pp 9-36); well water samples only for phase G (p. 37); and field data for all phases (pp. 38-374).
Date: February 11, 1977
Creator: Nichols, C. E.; Butz, T. R.; Cagle, G. W. & Kane, V. E.
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A General Diffusion of Knowledge: Republican Efforts to Build a Public School System in Reconstruction Texas

Description: From the early days as a Spanish colony Texas attracted settlers with the promise of cheap fertile land. During the period of Mexican control the population of Texas increased and a desire for public education manifested among the people. Through the end of the Civil War government in Texas never provided an adequate means for educating the children of the region. Even when funds became available with the Compromise of 1850 the state only established a school fund to help offset the costs of education, but did not provide a public school system. The first truly successful attempt at mass education in Texas came after the Civil War with the work of the Freedmen’s Bureau. The bureau helped the former slaves adjust to the emerging post war society through a variety of means such as education. In spite of its short existence the bureau managed to educate thousands of African Americans. By 1870 the former slaves wanted more education for their children, and Texans of all races began to see the need for a public school system. This study focuses on Republican efforts during Reconstruction to establish a public school system in Texas to meet the educational needs of its children. An analysis of data from county, state, and federal records forms the basis of this study. The data suggests that Republican efforts were hampered by the opposition of Texans to high taxes, compulsory education, racism, and animosity toward that party for emancipation and Civil War.
Date: December 2011
Creator: Hathcock, James A.
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Economic Mobility into the Planter Class in Texas, 1846-1860

Description: This study examines upward economic mobility into the planter class in Texas during the antebellum statehood period, 1846-1860. Using quantitative methods to analyze data from census and tax records, this study addresses several questions regarding the property owning experience of Texas planters. Did any of the 1860 planters, men or women, rise to that status from another class? If so, how many rose from small slaveholder or small planter origins, and how many advanced from plain folk origins? In what ways did the amount and nature of wealth of these individuals change in the period studied? In what ways do these findings provide insights into the debate over planter dominance versus ‘plain folk’ inclusive herrenvolk democracy and the relationship between the planters and the other classes? Did the experiences of female planters differ from that of male planters? Did female planter experiences in Texas differ from female planters in other parts of the Old South? The results of these questions demonstrate that economic class mobility into the richest class was significant but limited and that women’s experiences were closely tied to those of male kin.
Date: December 2011
Creator: Nelson, Robert Nicholas
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An Analysis of Distribution Patterns of Amphibians and Reptiles in Texas

Description: The purpose of this investigation was to analyze the distribution of amphibians and reptiles in Texas by means of the methods of Webb and Hagmeier and Stults. An additional graphical analysis was made, including range and range limits which provides a cross-section of faunal change along selected base lines across the state.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Leonard, Cuyler Hershey
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Set for Life: a Novel

Description: This collection of six chapters is an excerpt from a novel based on the book of Job, as told through the viewpoint of a contemporary woman from Texas. A preface exploring the act of starting over, fictionally and creatively, precedes the chapters.
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Date: August 2012
Creator: Coleman, Britta
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