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Bexar County, Texas

Bexar County is a county of the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,714,773, a 2018 estimate put the population at 1,986,049, it is the fourth-most populated in Texas. Its county seat is San Antonio, the second-most populous city in Texas and the seventh-largest city in the United States. Bexar County is included in TX metropolitan statistical area. Bexar County includes Government Canyon State Natural Area in the northwestern part of the county. Bexar County was created on December 20, 1836, encompassed the entire western portion of the Republic of Texas; this included the disputed areas of western New Mexico northward to Wyoming. After statehood, 128 counties were carved out of its area; the county was named for San Antonio de Béxar, one of the 23 Mexican municipalities of Texas at the time of its independence. San Antonio de Béxar—originally Villa de San Fernando de Béxar—was the first civil government established by the Spanish in the province of Texas; the municipality was created in 1731 when 55 Canary Islanders settled near the system of missions, established around the source of the San Antonio River.

The new settlement was named after the Presidio San Antonio de Béjar, the Spanish military outpost that protected the missions. The presidio, located at the San Pedro Springs, was founded in 1718 and named for Viceroy Balthasar Manuel de Zúñiga y Guzmán Sotomayor y Sarmiento, second son of the Duke of Béjar; the modern city of San Antonio in the U. S. state of Texas derived its name from San Antonio de Béjar. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,256 square miles, of which 1,240 sq mi is land and 16 sq mi is water. Bexar County is in south-central Texas, about 190 miles west of Houston and 140 mi from both the US-Mexican border to the southwest and the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast; the Balcones Escarpment bisects the county from west to northeast. South of the escarpment are the South Texas plains; the San Antonio River rises from springs north of Downtown San Antonio, flows southward and southeastward through the county. Bexar County has a comprehensive "wagon wheel" freeway system, with radial freeways and beltways that encircle Downtown San Antonio, allowing for simplified countywide freeway access, in a manner much like the freeways around Houston or Dallas.

San Antonio is unique, however, in that unlike Houston or Dallas, none of these highways is tolled. Kendall County Comal County Guadalupe County Wilson County Atascosa County Medina County Bandera County San Antonio Missions National Historical Park As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,714,773 people living in the county. Of those, 72.9% were White, 7.5% Black or African American, 2.4% Asian, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 12.7% of some other race and 3.5% of two or more races. 58.7 % were Latino. As of the census of 2000, 1,392,931 people, 488,942 households, 345,681 families were residing in the county; the population density was 1,117 inhabitants per square mile. There were 521,359 housing units at an average density of 418 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 68.86% White, 7.18% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 1.61% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 17.80% from other races, 3.64% from two or more races. About 54.35 % of the population were Latino of any race.

Of 488,942 households, 36.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.50% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.30% were not families. About 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.33. A Williams Institute analysis of 2010 census data found there were about 6.2 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county. In the county, the population was distributed as 28.50% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males. The median income for a household was $38,328, for a family was $43,724. Males had a median income of $30,756 versus $24,920 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,363.

About 12.70% of families and 15.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over. The Bexar County jail facilities are at 200 North Comal in downtown San Antonio, operated by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. In late 2012, press reports noted an increase in the number of suicides at the facility; the issue was a topic of debate in the election for sheriff that year. The jail holds an average of about 3,800 prisoners in 2012, with a total capacity of 4,596, making it the fourth-largest in the state; the Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates the Dominguez Unit, a state jail for men, in an unincorporated section of Bexar County. On September 14, 2013, Bexar County opened BiblioTech - Bexar County's Digital Library, the nation's first bookless library. In 2016, for the third consecutive year, Bexar County increased the appraised value of businesses and residences. Most will hence find t

Blackstone Manufacturing Company Historic District

The Blackstone Manufacturing Company Historic District encompasses the "New City" or "High Rocks" area of Blackstone, Massachusetts, an industrial village associated with the Blackstone Manufacturing Company, which began operations in 1809. It includes an area surrounding Butler, Church, Ives, Mendon, Old Mendon, School Streets; the district includes a wide variety of worker housing, as well as a granite storehouse, the only surviving company structure. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995; the Blackstone Manufacturing Company was founded in 1808 by investors from Providence, Rhode Island, was one of several such companies that developed the Blackstone River industrially. Its early growth was instrumental in the growth of Blackstone Village in the 19th century; the company owned much of the land in the village, building it out as a company town, providing housing, a school and church, other services for its workers. Its mill was located at the end of what is now called Old Mendon Street, included one of the first mills built anywhere in the United States after the Slater Mill in Pawtucket.

The complex now survives as archaeological remnants, including filled-in raceways and other features. The company remained in independent operation until 1924, when it was acquired by the Lonsdale Company; the historic district occupies an irregular area bounded on the north by Main Street and the east by Bridge Street. The eastern portion of this area is where the mill complex was located, to its west lies a small grid of streets that were built out by the company with housing. Most of this housing took the form of tenements housing anywhere from two to six units, built with wood frames and finished in clapboards. There were a few single-family residences built by the company, as well as the Blackstone Inn, built about 1920, the 1836 Greek Revival Congregational Church, two school buildings. National Register of Historic Places listings in Worcester County, Massachusetts

Bill Turner (English footballer, born 1901)

William Turner was an English, retired professional footballer who played as a midfielder or inside forward. He made 281 League appearances for Crystal Palace scoring 36 goals, he played non-league football for Bromsgrove Rovers and Worcester City F. C.. Turner began his career with Bromsgrove Rovers but had become an England schoolboy international before signing for the club, he became a regular in the side the following season. Over the next 11 seasons, Turner made 281 league appearances for Palace, scoring 36 goals and became noted for his committed performances and versatility, playing in eight different positions, his nickname amongst the club's supporters was "Rubber". In June 1936, Turner moved back into non-league football when he signed for Worcester City where he finished his playing career. Bill Turner died in 1989 aged 87 or 88. Bill Turner at holmesdale.net

Ryan Goward

Ryan Lee Goward is an English footballer, a free agent after spells with Mansfield Town, Carlton Town and Rainworth Miners Welfare. Goward came through the youth scheme at Mansfield and made his debut appearance for Mansfield as a 55th-minute substitute against Barnet in October 2007. After Mansfield Town were relegated to the Football Conference at the end of the 2007–08 season, he signed a new one-year contract. Before his contract was not renewed one season Goward went out on loan to Glapwell in January 2009. Since leaving Mansfield, Goward has had permanent transfers at Glapwell, Carlton Town and Rainworth Miners Welfare. Ryan Goward at Soccerbase

Qaanaaq Airport

Qaanaaq Airport is an airport located 1.9 NM northwest of Qaanaaq, a settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northern Greenland. It was established in 1991 to serve Qaanaaq and neighboring communities because Thule Air Base in Pituffik is not open for regular passenger traffic, it is a lifeline for northern Greenland. Fresh food and other consumer products are transported by air. Air Greenland operates government contract flights to villages in the Qaanaaq region; these cargo flights are not featured in the timetable, although they can be pre-booked. Departure times for these flights as specified during booking are by definition approximate, with the settlement service optimized on the fly depending on local demand for a given day. Travel from south Greenland to Qaanaaq include plane changes at Upernavik. Travel from other countries include plane changes in Copenhagen, Kangerlussuaq and Upernavik, or Reykjavik and Upernavik. Travellers bound for Thule Air Base in Pituffik are required to apply for transfer permit from either Rigsombudsmanden in Nuuk, or the Danish Foreign Ministry.

Failure to present the permit during check-in results in denial of boarding. The same rules apply for transfers at Pituffik, including a stopover on the way from Qaanaaq to Savissivik. Travel from Upernavik to Qaanaaq is not influenced

51823 Rickhusband

51823 Rickhusband, provisional designation 2001 OY28, is a dark Lixiaohua asteroid from the outer regions of the asteroid belt 9 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 18 July 2001, by astronomers of the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking at Palomar Observatory in California, United States; the asteroid was named after American astronaut Rick Husband, who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Rickhusband is a member of the Lixiaohua family, an outer-belt asteroid family of more than 700 known members, which consists of C- and X-type asteroids, it orbits the Sun in the outer main-belt at a distance of 2.5–3.8 AU once every 5 years and 7 months. Its orbit has an inclination of 12 ° with respect to the ecliptic; the body's observation arc begins with its first identification as 1994 JM7 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak Observatory in May 1994, more than 7 years prior to its official discovery observation by NEAT. As of 2017, no rotational lightcurve of Rickhusband has been obtained from photometric observations.

The asteroid's rotation period and shape remains unknown. According to the survey carried out by the NEOWISE mission of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, Rickhusband measures 8.731 kilometers in diameter and its surface has an albedo of 0.048. This minor planet was named in memory of American astronaut Rick Husband, the commander of STS-107 and was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on 1 February 2003; the official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 6 August 2003. NASA JPL - Space Shuttle Columbia Tribute page Orbital simulation and data for 51823 Rickhusband Asteroid Lightcurve Database, query form Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books Asteroids and comets rotation curves, CdR – Observatoire de Genève, Raoul Behrend Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets - – Minor Planet Center 51823 Rickhusband at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site Ephemeris · Observation prediction · Orbital info · Proper elements · Observational info 51823 Rickhusband at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters