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Hidalgo County, Texas

Hidalgo County is a county in the U. S. state of Texas. The county seat is Edinburg and the largest city is McAllen; the county is named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest who raised the call for Mexico's independence from Spain. It is located in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and is one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States; as of the 2010 census, the population of Hidalgo County was 774,769, making it the eighth-most populous county in Texas. Hidalgo County is designated by the U. S. Census Bureau as the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metropolitan Statistical Area, which itself is part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission-Rio Grande City Combined Statistical Area with neighboring Starr County. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,583 square miles, of which 1,571 square miles are land and 12 square miles are covered by water; the northern part of the county has sandy and light loamy soils over deep reddish or mottled, clayey subsoils. In some areas, limestone lies within 40 inches of the surface.

The southern part of the county has moderately deep to deep loamy surfaces over clayey subsoils. Along the Rio Grande, brown to red clays occur. Hidalgo County is in the South Texas Plains vegetation area, which features grasses, live oaks, chaparral. Native plants, reduced in recent years by extensive farming, include chapote, ebony, huisache and yucca. In 1982, 91% of the land was in farms and ranches, with 52% of the farmland under cultivation and 85% irrigated; the primary crops were sorghum, cotton and vegetables. The primary fruits and nuts grown in the county were grapefruit and pecans. Cattle, milk cows, hogs were the primary livestock products. Natural resources included caliche, gravel and gas. Oil and gas production in 1982 totaled 98,487,211,000 cubic feet of gas-well gas, 139,995 barrels of crude oil, 1,101,666 barrels of condensate, 15,784,000 cubic feet of casinghead gas; the climate is subhumid. Temperatures range from an average low of 47 °F in January to an average high to 96 °F in July.

Rainfall averages 23 inches a year, the growing season lasts for 320 days of the year. Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge As of the 2015 Texas Population Estimate Program, the population of the county was 841,667, non-Hispanic whites 62,232. Black Americans 2,973. Other non-Hispanic 11,106. Hispanics and Latinos 765,356; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 774,769 people living in the county. 88.0% were White, 1.0% Asian, 0.6% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 8.8% of some other race and 1.3% of two or more races. 90.6 % were Latino. There were 216,471 households, 179,668 families living in the county; the population density was 363 people per square mile. There were 248,287 housing units at an average density of 123 per square mile. There were 216,471 households out of which 54.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.00% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 17.0% were non-families.

14.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.55 and the average family size was 3.94. In the county, the population was spread out with 34.7% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28.3 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,134, the median income for a family was $31,760. Males had a median income of $22,635 versus $17,526 for females; the per capita income for the county was $12,130. About 32.60% of families and 35.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.4% of those under age 18 and 29.8% of those age 65 or over. The county's per-capita income makes it one of the poorest counties in the United States. In 2009, it was tied with Bronx County, New York for "the greatest share of people receiving food stamps: 29 percent."Las Milpas unincorporated, was annexed by Pharr in 1987.

The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Hidalgo County as the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. The United States Census Bureau ranked the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area as the 70th most populous metropolitan statistical area of the United States as of July 1, 2012; the Office of Management and Budget has further designated the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area as a component of the more extensive McAllen-Edinburg, TX Combined Statistical Area, the 60th most populous combined statistical area and the 67th most populous primary statistical area of the United States as of July 1, 2012. Hidalgo County tends to vote for the Democratic Party, although there is representation of the Republican Party in some of the offices that affect the county. Hidalgo County is represented by Vicente González of Texas's 15th congressional district, Henry Cuellar of Texas's 28th congressional district and Filemon Vela Jr. of Texas's 34th congressional district.

In the 2012 presidential election, 70.4% of the voters voted for Barack Obama while 28.6% voted for Mitt Romney. The last time Hidalgo


Higgidy is a UK-based company established in 2003 making handmade pies and quiches in West Sussex. It is run by wife team Camilla Stephens and James Foottit; the word'Higgidy' was made up by a small child and refers to the fact that all of Higgidy's pies are individual and imperfectly shaped. As a small supplier the company achieved a breakthrough in 2006 when it was selected to supply Sainsbury's supermarkets as part of the "Supply Something New" scheme; the company saw significant growth and by early 2008 had achieved a turnover of £3.2M with a workforce of 50 employees. It was in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 of fastest growing companies in the UK for two years running in 2009/2010, in 2011, was chosen as the regional winner for the South in the HSBC Business Thinking initiative; the brand and packaging were designed by Ziggurat Brands in 2007 and won a DBA Design Effectiveness Award. Higgidy's original range consisted of four pies in traditional flavours with a twist. In February 2008 they launched a second range,'Skinny Pies', all vegetarian and designed to cater for smaller appetites.

These were shortly followed by a new venture for the business into quiche. 2010 saw the launch of'snack quiches' and'slices' designed as lunchtime foods. The'Crustless Quiche' joined the range in May 2015. Today, Higgidy offers over 20 pies and slices at any time, some of which are in continual production throughout the year. Camilla Stephens and her team are always creating new recipes and product ideas. Higgidy products can be purchased in most Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Boots stores and some Budgens, the Co-operative Food, Asda stores. Additionally, the individual quiches are available in the Food to Go section in Boots stores. Official website

Frenchtown Solar

Frenchtown Solar is a group of three photvoltaic arrays, or solar farms, in Kingwood Township, about 3 miles east of namesake Frenchtown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. Two arrays are located just outside the village of Baptistown on New Jersey Route 12 The third and largest is to the south, off County Route 519; the power station was developed in conjunction with Con Ed Development. It interconnects to Jersey Central Power and Light, which in turn in is part of the PJM Interconnection. Flemington Solar is a similar project located in adjacent Raritan Township. Solar power in New Jersey List of power stations in New Jersey

Walter H. Kansteiner III

Walter H. Kansteiner III was the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from June 2001 until November 2003. In the late 1980s, Kansteiner was appointed Director of Economic Studies at the Institute on Religion and Democracy. In May 1989, Kansteiner joined the State Department's policy planning staff as Africa director, he served in this position until June 1991, when he moved to the National Security Council as director for African affairs. In April 1992, he was appointed as the National Security Council Deputy Press Secretary; as a founding principal of The Scowcroft Group, Kansteiner has advised corporations on mergers and privatizations throughout Africa in the telecommunications, mining, financial services, health care, aviation industries. Kansteiner advised the buy side on the $1.3 billion privatization of Telkom South Africa, to date the largest privatization in Africa. He was Executive Vice President of W. H. Kansteiner, Inc. in Chicago, an agricultural commodity trading and manufacturing company specializing in tropical commodities in the developing world.

In June 2001 he was appointed as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. In 2003, he left the post, he was appointed in April 2004 as independent non-executive director to the board of Spescom Limited. Kansteiner is on the board of directors of the Corporate Council on Africa, African Development Foundation, Sierra Rutile. Kansteiner is married, his wife, Frances Kansteiner, is from Alabama. Her father, William Houston Blount, ran Vulcan Materials for many years, his brother, Winton M. "Red" Blount, was Postmaster General in Richard Nixon's cabinet. She is a Board member of the WILD Foundation. Red and his brother, founded Blount Brothers Construction, a large construction and manufacturing firm headquartered in Montgomery, it was renamed Blount International and moved to Portland, Oregon. Frances Kansteiner was an officer and advisor to the WILD Foundation, she on the board of Stratford Hall. United States Department of Defense, Strategic Minerals Task Force Senior Associate of The Forum for International Policy Member of Council on Foreign Relations Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Steering Committee and International Advisory Board Member of New Global Economy Project Board member of WildlifeDirect US Department of State: Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Walter H. Kansteiner to Travel to Angola and Nigeria Excerpts at Special Briefing - leaves U.

S. State Dept by Walter H. Kansteiner III, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, United States Department of State October 28, 2003, Washington, D. C. Rasmusen's Politics Weblog Letter to Bush Regarding Kansteiner Cynthia McKinney, Member of Congress Bio - Walter KansteinerI

L├╝bbenau (Spreewald) station

Lübbenau is a railway station located in Lübbenau, Germany. The station is located on the Berlin -- Lübbenau -- Kamenz railway; the train services are operated by DB Regio Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn. The station is serves by the following service: Intercity services Norddeich - Emden - Oldenburg - Bremen - Hannover - Braunschweig - Magdeburg - Brandenburg - Berlin - Cottbus Regional services RE 2 WismarSchwerinWittenbergeNauen – Berlin – Königs WusterhausenLübben – Cottbus Local services RB 24 Eberswalde – Berlin – Königs Wusterhausen – Lübben – Senftenberg Local services RB 41 Lübben – Lübbenau – Vetschau – Cottbus Until mid-December 2014 the station was served by EuroCity "Wawel", which used to run once daily between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Wrocław Główny. Media related to Lübbenau station at Wikimedia Commons

Dixie Chicken (album)

Dixie Chicken is the third studio album by the American rock band Little Feat, released in 1973. The artwork for the front cover was by illustrator Neon Park and is a reference to a line from the album's third track, the song "Roll Um Easy"; the album is considered their landmark album with the title track as their signature song that helped further define the Little Feat sound. This was augmented by two additional members added to make the more complete and familiar lineup that continued until their 1979 breakup following the death of Lowell George. Bassist Kenny Gradney was brought in to replace original bassist Roy Estrada, who had left after the band's second album Sailin' Shoes to join Captain Beefheart's Magic Band; this new lineup radically altered the band's sound. It was voted number 563 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums 3rd Edition. Lowell George lead vocals on all tracks, except where noted: Side One "Dixie Chicken" – 3:55 "Two Trains" – 3:06 "Roll Um Easy" – 2:30 "On Your Way Down" – 5:31 "Kiss It Off" – 2:56Side Two "Fool Yourself" – 3:10 "Walkin' All Night" – 3:35 "Fat Man in the Bathtub" – 4:29 "Juliette" – 3:20 "Lafayette Railroad" – 3:40 Paul Barrereguitar, vocals Sam Claytoncongas Lowell George – vocals, cowbell, flute Kenny Gradney – bass Richie Haywarddrums, vocals Bill Paynekeyboards, vocalsAdditional personnel Rolling Stone review Fat Man In The Bathtub on YouTube - provided by Warner Music Group Dixie Chicken on YouTube - provided by Warner Music Group