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Parker County, Texas

Parker County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 116,927; the county seat is Weatherford. The county was organized the following year, it is named for Isaac Parker, a state legislator who introduced the bill that established the county in 1855. Parker County is included in TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 910 square miles, of which 903 square miles are land and 6.6 square miles are covered by water. The county is intersected by the Brazos River. Slipdown Mountain and Slipdown Bluff, at a height of 1,368 feet, are the highest points in Parker County, they are located just east of southwest of Poolville. I-20 I-30 US 180 US 377 FM 5 FM 51 FM 52 FM 113 SH 171 SH 199 SH 312 FM 920 Wise County Tarrant County Johnson County Hood County Palo Pinto County Jack County The following demographics have been provided by the Parker County Economic Development Council, a 501 business league.

We are dedicated to the retention of our current businesses and aide in managing the incoming businesses. For more information following the link we are here to help inform our community! As of the census of 2019, 136,506 people, 48,346 households, 37,416 families resided in the county; the population density is 150 people per square mile. The 48,346 housing units averaged 53 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county is 90.32% White, 1.80% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.02% from other races, 2.24% from two or more races. In the county, the population was distributed as 26.55% under the age of 19, 11.63% from 20 to 29, 24.74% from 30 to 49, 21% from 50 to 64, 16.08% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years; the female population is 50.24% to 49.76% male. The median income for a household in the county is $78,309. Males had a median income of $37,913 versus $25,412 for females. 79.90% of the population are home owners and 20.10% are renters with 94.76 housing units being occupied.

Azle Cresson Fort Worth Mineral Wells Reno Briar Horseshoe Bend Western Lake Parker County, like most suburban counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, has been a Republican stronghold for decades. Republicans have held all public offices since 1999 and the county has not voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate since 1976. Orville Bullington and politician Oliver Loving, Loving-Goodnight Cattle Trail Bose Ikard, trusted cattle driver of Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight Mary Martin, star of stage and screen S. W. T. Lanham, last Confederate governor of Texas Jim Wright, youngest mayor of Weatherford, TX, Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives Douglas Chandor, international portrait artist List of museums in North Texas National Register of Historic Places listings in Parker County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Parker County Parker County government's website The Parker County Poor Farm Historic photos from the Weatherford College Library, hosted by the Portal to Texas History Parker County in Handbook of Texas Online

Siaka Touré

Siaka Touré was the commandant of Camp Boiro in Conakry, Guinea during the regime of Guinean President Ahmed Sékou Touré. During this period, many of the president's political opponents died in the camp. Siaka Touré was born in 1935 in Kankan, studied in Paris and Moscow, he was a nephew of the President, Sékou Touré. As such, he was a descendant of Samori Ture, he became an army officer, served as Minister of Transport. After the Labé plot was announced by the government in February 1969, Captain Siaka Touré became a member of the three-person Revolutionary Committee along with the President and General Lansana Diané, the Minister of Defense. Siaka had a collection of cars which he confiscated at will, imprisoning those who had the arrogance to protest. During the coup attempt of November 1970, when Portuguese troops and Guinean fighters invaded Conakry and seized Camp Boiro among other locations, Siaka managed to hide in the Camayenne hotel and avoid capture. After the coup attempt failed, many opponents of the regime were rounded up and imprisoned in Camp Boiro.

Siaka Touré presented a mild-mannered facade during interrogations proposing to act as an intermediary between the prisoner and his family. He was the sole master of the camp, allowing nobody to leave without his permission. During his long tenure, many political prisoners died, some executed, some as a result of torture, some from the "diète noire", or "black diet", meaning that they received no food and no water. In 1977, there was a demonstration in Conakry, called the Guinean Market Women's Revolt, staged by women complaining of regulations against private traders. Siaka Touré met the demonstrators with a detachment of troops, when they failed to stop ordered the troops to open fire. One woman was killed and many others were arrested. After the death of Sékou Touré in March 1984, Siaka Touré was imprisoned by the military regime that took power. Following an attempted coup by Diarra Traoré in July 1985, he was executed along with other members of the former regime such as Ismaël Touré, Mamadi Keïta and Moussa Diakité.

Ardo Ousmane Bâ. Camp Boiro. Editions L'Harmattan. ISBN 2-85802-649-1

Larry Mendte

Lawrence David Mendte is an American news anchor and radio talk show host. Mendte is hosting three TV shows, Jersey Matters, The Delaware Way, Another Thing with Larry Mendte. Mendte hosts The Larry Mendte Show on WABC in New York; until a few years ago, Mendte wrote and delivered nightly commentaries at WPIX in New York City that were aired at TV stations across the country. He continued writing and delivering the commentaries on "Another Thing with Larry Mendte," which airs in the New York and Philadelphia TV markets. Mendte was the first male host of the American syndicated television show Access Hollywood. From 2003 to mid-2008, he was the lead anchor of the 6pm and 11pm newscasts for KYW-TV, the CBS O&O in Philadelphia. After nearly two decades in last place, Mendte led the station to compete with first place WPVI-TV. KYW lured Mendte away from WCAU-TV, where he had anchored the 4, 6 and 11 pm newscasts and led the station to win news ratings in some time slots for the first time in 30 years.

Born and raised in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, he attended St. Philomena Catholic School elementary school. During this time he began delivering the Philadelphia Bulletin. Mendte graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in nearby Drexel Hill. In 2003, Mendte was inducted into the high school's Hall of Fame, he earned a B. A. was named a distinguished alumnus. After giving a commencement address in 2006, Mendte was awarded the President's Medal for Service in recognition of his community work. From 1984 to 1988 he was a weekend anchor on WABC, as well as fill-in sports anchor, he anchored the news and was an investigative reporter at WBBM in Chicago from 1991 to 1995. While at WBBM, Mendte's series of reports on school bus safety resulted in a new state law. Mendte won a record 27 Emmy Awards in Chicago and was twice named Best reporter by the Illinois Associated Press, he anchored the news at WCMH in Columbus, Ohio, WLYH in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, WTAJ in Altoona and KIEM in Eureka, California.

Mendte was a weather personality at San Diego's KFMB and performed stand-up comedy in Southern California comedy clubs. Mendte wrote and produced a humor commentary feature called "How Come?" for the Paramount Studios syndicated program Hard Copy. Mendte was the first male host of Access Hollywood when the show debuted in 1996, he co-hosted Monday through Friday with Giselle Fernández and co-hosted the weekend edition with future weekday host Nancy O'Dell. Mendte debuted "Access Hollywood" on September 9, 1996, with the words "Hello everyone, I'm Larry Mendte and this is Access Hollywood." Mendte left Access Hollywood in 1997 to return to Philadelphia and become the main anchor of WCAU's newscasts, including the 4 pm, 6pm and 11 pm programs, with the 4 pm show being the first on at that time in the market. He created and hosted the Sunday morning news talk program Live at Issue. During his time at WCAU the 11 pm newscast outrated market leader WPVI for the first time since the 1970s. Mendte joined KYW in 2003 after being wooed from WCAU.

KYW launched. The idea for the campaign was Mendte's, he helped reformat the newscast and introduced the "walking anchor" to KYW that he was famous for at WCAU. KYW's ratings jumped with Mendte in the main seat with Alycia Lane co-anchoring, within a year the station would overtake WCAU at 11 pm and 6 pm for second place. Lane was fired in December 2007 after being charged with a felony for assaulting a female police officer in New York. Mendte anchored solo for a short time before being teamed with Susan Barnett, but Mendte was fired in June 2008 after an investigation revealed he accessed Lane's email accounts. While at KYW, Mendte co-hosted the Eagles pre-game show from Lincoln Financial Field. Mendte wrote and directed several documentaries while at KYW, including "Stealing Lightning From The Sky," about the Ben Franklin kit experiment, "Alex Scott: A Stand for Hope," about the little girl who started Alex's Lemonade Stand, "The Children of 9/11," about the children who lost parents in the 9/11 attacks and "The Beanie Baby Soldier," about Corporal Stephen McGowan, a soldier who died in Iraq but left a legacy of caring for the Iraqi children.

For his work, Mendte won over 50 regional Emmys at KYW. In February 2010 Mendte returned to television with a nightly commentary on current events, originating from Tribune Broadcasting's WPIX in New York; this segment is seen on WPHL-TV's 10 pm newscast, WGN-TV in Chicago and several other Tribune and Local TV-owned stations across the country. In June 2010, Mendte aired the first of several commentaries urging Congress to pass the "9/11 First Responders Health and Compensation Bill". Six months when the bill was passed, Mendte was given several award from 9/11 First Responders organizations, including 2011 Humanitarian Award from the New York Fire Department's Columbia Association. In 2011, 2012 2013, 2014, 2015, all five years he was eligible, Mendte won the New York regional Emmy award for Outstanding Commentary/Editorialist, setting a record and Mendte won a total of 8 Emmys during his time at WPIX. Aside from the record five Emmys for Outstanding Commentary/Editorialist, Mendte won in 2011 and 2014 for Outstanding Writer for his commentaries and for Outstanding Speciality Reporting in 2014 for his series of commentaries on the media.

In October 2012, Mendte co-anchored with Kaity Tong the day that Hurricane Sandy pounded the New York City area. For the next ten days, he co-anchored a

The Valley of the Devil

The Valley of the Devil is a 1943 Italian historical drama film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Marina Berti, Carlo Ninchi and Andrea Checchi. It was shot at the Palatino Studios in Rome; the film's sets were designed by the art director Piero Mario Rappini. Marina Berti as Greta Hansel Carlo Ninchi as Il capitano medico Hansel Andrea Checchi as Il tenente medico Peter Grundel Osvaldo Valenti as Il barone Rider Ada Dondini as Zia Frida Nino Pavese as Stefano, il maggiordomo Gildo Bocci as Il postiglione Tino Scotti as Olaf, il marinaio attendente Carlo Duse Parish, Robert. Film Actors Guide. Scarecrow Press, 1977; the Valley of the Devil on IMDb

Percolation trench

A percolation trench called an infiltration trench, is a type of best management practice, used to manage stormwater runoff, prevent flooding and downstream erosion, improve water quality in an adjacent river, lake or bay. It is a shallow excavated trench filled with gravel or crushed stone, designed to infiltrate stormwater though permeable soils into the groundwater aquifer. A percolation trench is similar to a dry well, an excavated hole filled with gravel. Another similar drainage structure is a French drain, which directs water away from a building foundation, but is not designed to protect water quality. Percolation trenches are used to treat runoff from impervious surfaces, such as sidewalks and parking lots, on sites where there is limited space available for managing stormwater, they are effective at treating stormwater. To function properly, a trench must be designed with a pretreatment structure such as a grass channel or swale, in order to capture sediment and avoid clogging the trench.

It may not be appropriate for sites where there is a possibility of groundwater contamination, or where there is soil with a high clay content that could clog the trench. Best management practice for water pollution French drain Infiltration basin Sustainable urban drainage systems U. S. EPA Fact Sheet: "Infiltration Trench" International Stormwater BMP Database – Performance Data on Urban Stormwater Best Management Practices

Obinitsa tsässon

Obinitsa tsässon is situated in Obinitsa village next to Obinitsa museum in Estonia. This small chapel is a Passover tsässon, it was built by Ain Raal. The building is used on Passover day, other times it is open for introducing Seto culture to tourists, as it is situated next to Obinitsa muuseumitarõ and the key is in the museum. Obinitsa tsässon is built from pine beams which are unhewn from the inside as well as from the outside; the building has an entrance-room, supported by poles and the main part of it is made from logs. The outer measurements of the tsässon without corner cross-beams are 347 x 560 centimetres, of which the entrance-room makes up 130 cm; the entrance-room does not have a ceiling or a gate, the fence is about a metre high and made from upright unedged boards and fitted in by a few centimetre gaps. The gables are made from boards with the edges placed on top of each other. Tsässon stands on granite stones; the height of the building is 194 cm and the height up to the ridge is 383 cm.

The roof has a double shingle cover. The ridge has a simple round-timber juniper cross. There is no ceiling on the building and the floor is made from wide boards. There is a door made from wide boards in the front wall; the building is locked with a large padlock. There are no windows, but on the southern side, in the middle of the wall, there is an opening for a cauldron that can be closed with a trapdoor. A simple, narrow icon table is in the rear wall of the tsässon, covered by a dark red knitted icon scarf. Newer printed icons are placed on the rear wall. A painted icon scarf is hung above the icon in the middle of the wall. There is a turned wooden candleholder and an analoi. A few traditional woven rugs are on the floor