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Refugio County, Texas

Refugio County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,383, its county seat is Refugio. The county was created as a municipality of Mexico in 1834 and organized as a county in 1837. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 818 square miles, of which 770 square miles is land and 48 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 77 Interstate 69E is under construction and will follow the current route of U. S. 77 in most places. U. S. Highway 77 Alternate/U. S. Highway 183 State Highway 35 State Highway 239 Farm to Market Road 136 Farm to Market Road 774 Farm to Market Road 2441 Farm to Market Road 2678 Victoria County Calhoun County Aransas County San Patricio County Bee County Goliad County Aransas National Wildlife Refuge As of the census of 2000, there were 7,828 people, 2,985 households, 2,176 families residing in the county; the population density was 10 people per square mile. There were 3,669 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the county was 80.22% White, 6.77% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 10.42% from other races, 1.67% from two or more races. 44.58 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 2,985 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.10% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, 16.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $29,986, the median income for a family was $36,162.

Males had a median income of $29,667 versus $16,565 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,481. About 14.30% of families and 17.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.20% of those under age 18 and 16.30% of those age 65 or over. The Tom O'Connor field was discovered in 1934 with the Quintana No. 1-A well, the location of, based on a gravity survey and a trend of other fields to the southwest and northeast between the Vicksburg Fault Zone and the Frio Fault Zone. The field is a structural trap formed by an anticline on the downthrown side of the Vicksburg Fault Zone; the faulting is due to "large-scale gravity slumping", these types of faults are referred to as growth faults, which are normal faults that occur with sedimentation. Most of the oil and half the gas is produced at depths between 4500–6000 feet, from 15 oil reservoirs and 4 gas reservoirs in the Oligocene Frio Formation sandstones deposited during Marine regression, notably the "5900 foot sand", the "5800 foot sand", the "5500 foot sand" and the "5200 foot sand".

Gas with some oil is found above these sandstones in the Oligocene Anahuac Formation, deposited in a Marine transgression, notably the "4400 foot Greta sand". Dry gas is found in the Miocene-Pliocene Fleming sandstones deposited during marine regression, notably the "L-4 sand, overlain by 1400 feet of Pleistocene Lissie sandstones. Medical care is provided to the citizens of Refugio County through a county hospital, several rural health clinics, a wellness clinic and a specialty clinic. Refugio County Medical Center opened in 1940 and underwent expansions in 1962 and 2009; the hospital was run by religious orders until the 1970s. A hospital district was established in 1977. Austwell Bayside Refugio Woodsboro Tivoli Copano St. Mary's of Aransas Structural evolution of the Louisiana gulf coast List of museums in the Texas Gulf Coast National Register of Historic Places listings in Refugio County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Refugio County Refugio County from the Handbook of Texas Online Refugio County government "Refugio County Profile" from the Texas Association of Counties Exxon wins, again, in oil field sabotage case At Tom O'Connor Ranch, Field Production High

Roger Townshend (judge)

Sir Roger Townshend KS MP was an English landowner and politician. Though his ancestors had held lands in Norfolk for generations, their estates being centred on the village of Raynham, he was the first of his family to attain national prominence. Born in the 1420s, he was the son of Sir John Townshend and his second wife Joan and heiress of Sir Robert Lunsford, of Romford in Essex, his sister was the wife of Newton Colville. Sent to study at Lincoln's Inn in 1454, where he was first elected a Governor in 1461 and first elected a Reader in 1468, he was his father's heir in 1465; as well as legal practice, he was returned to Parliament for Bramber in 1467 and for Calne in 1472. Proceeds of his legal work were invested in rural land, extending the estates inherited from his father. In 1469 he bought numerous holdings in Norfolk from Sir John Paston, his client who owed him a considerable sum. After 1472 he pursued a purely legal career, being made a Serjeant-at-Law in 1478, a legal assistant to the House of Lords in 1480, a King's Serjeant in 1481 In 1483 he was made Third Justice of the Court of Common Pleas by King Richard III, after the promotion of John Catesby, the next King, Henry VII, kept him in post, knighting him at Worcester in 1486.

After Catesby's death in 1486, he was made Second Justice. In addition to his High Court duties, he sat as a justice of the peace and as an assize judge for several counties, he made his will on 14 August 1493 and died on 9 November 1493. He married twice, his first wife being Anne and coheiress of Sir William Brewes, of Stinton Hall at Salle, his wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Hopton, of Blythburgh, widow of Sir John Jermy, of Metfield, she is recorded as the mother of the eldest son being Roger. She died on 31 October 1489 and he married Eleanor, daughter of William Lunsford, of Battle in Sussex, who survived him, serving as his executrix and dying on 5 September 1500. Foss, Edward. A Biographical Dictionary of the Justices of England. Spottiswoode and Company. P. 668

Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science Building

The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science Building known as the "People's Observatory", is located at 10 Children's Way in the Allegheny Center neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The planetarium opened on October 24, 1939, was the fifth major planetarium in the United States; the Buhl Foundation funded the construction and furnishing of the Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science building at a cost of $1.07 million. The building was named after Henry Buhl, Jr. and was designed by architects Ingham, Pratt & Boyd in the "stripped Classical style" and featured an octagonal copper dome that housed the projector. Equipment in the Buhl Planetarium included a Zeiss II Planetarium projector with 106 lenses capable of producing 9000 images of stars; the projector was manufactured by the Zeiss Optical Works in Jena, Germany, at a cost of $135,000. The planetarium had a 492-seat “Theater of the Stars” with a 65-foot-diameter dome; this projector is the oldest operating projector in the world.

The Buhl Planetarium was the first building of its type to have a special sound system for the hearing-impaired in its operating theater. The planetarium housed a thirty-five foot long Foucault pendulum and a ten-inch, Siderostat-type, refractor telescope; the planetarium housed the Miniature Railroad and Village from 1954. The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science closed to the public on August 31, 1991; the sky show and science exhibits were moved to the Carnegie Science Center in 1994. In April 2002, Pittsburgh City Council approved the lease of the building and it is now part of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, it was added to the List of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks in 2001, the List of City of Pittsburgh historic designations on July 29, 2005


Crimmitschau is a town in the district of Zwickau in the Free State of Saxony. Crimmitschau lies on the River Pleiße in the northern foothills of the Erzgebirge. Adjacent communities include: Zwickau, Neukirchen and Langenbernsdorf in Landkreis of Zwickau. Crimmitschau's subdivisions are Rudelswalde, Langenreinsdorf, Frankenhausen, Wahlen, Gösau, Gablenz, Großpillingsdorf, Harthau. In the course of German eastward expansion, the city of Crimmitschau and a castle of the same name were established from around 1170 to 1200 as an organized German colony; the settlement's existence is first documented in 1212. In 1414 Crimmitschau received town privileges from Markgraf Wilhelm II. On 15 March 1844, Crimmitschau was connected to the German rail network, its current station was opened in 1873 Around the turn of the century, Crimmitschau was the site of a large concentrated textile industry, was called "The City of 100 chimneys". From August 22, 1903 to January 18, 1904, it was the site of one of the largest and longest strikes in the German Empire, which affected the entire nation.

In 1944, some Crimmitschau property was bombed by Allied Forces. At the end of the 1980s, a great part of the old and inner cities were torn down and replaced with prefabricated concrete buildings. Similar plans existed for the southern suburb, but were not put in place after the regime change in 1990. Though 50 percent of the people in the Crimmitschau area are Atheists, there are some Protestant parishes and a Catholic parish, belonging to the Diocese of Dresden-Meissen; the most important churches are: St. Laurentius-Kirche and the Lutherkirche. Crimmitschau is twinned with: Wiehl, North Rhine-Westphalia Bystřice nad Perštejnem, Czech Republic Omaha, Nebraska Western Saxon Textile Museum, located in a functional textile factory, former known as "Gebrüder Pfau KG" The Agricultural and Open-Air Museum of Schloss Blankenhain Landmarks include the town hall, the late gothic parish church of Saint Larentus, with its star and cross ribbed arches, a former Cistercian Convent in the district of Frankenhausen and the open-air museum of Blankenhain Castle located at the castle of the same name.

Helmut Bräutigam, composer The Zöffelpark, built in the pre-war period and named after Emil Oskar Zöffel, an important textile manufacturer and Philanthropist in the history of the city. The Bismarck-Hain, a former cemetery, named after Reichskanzler Otto von Bismarck; this park was known as Friedenspark during GDR-times. The Sahnpark, located north of the city center, is the largest park in Crimmitschau and harbours an old open-air bath, an animal park and the stadium of ETC Crimmitschau. Crimmitschau has a well-known ice hockey club, the ETC Crimmitschau, which plays in the second highest German league; the city has a soccer team, FC Crimmitschau and an American Football Team, the Tornados Crimmitschau. Crimmitschau lies directly at the Autobahn A4 and can be reached through the exits Schmölln and Meerane; the Deutsche Bahn AG provides connections from Crimmitschau station to Zwickau, Hof. There are 3 elementary schools, two secondary schools, a high school, a special education school in Crimmitschau: Käthe-Kollwitz-Grundschule Grundschule Frankenhausen Grundschule Blankenhain Käthe-Kollwitz-Mittelschule Mittelschule Sahnschule Julius-Motteler-Gymnasium Förderschule Lindenschule 1838 - Julius Motteler, Reichstag deputy, co-founder of the Social Democratic Party of Germany 1840 - Adolf Paul Schulze emigrated to Scotland and became a successful merchant and noted microscopist 1909 - Heinrich Mauersberger and inventor in the textile industry.

1925 - Gerhard Zwerenz and former Bundestag deputy 1937 - Peter Graf, painter 1942 - Wolf-Dieter Storl, author 1954 - Klaus Gruner, handball player, Olympic champion 1980 1955 - Udo Kießling, ice hockey player 1957 - Andreas Schmidt, novel author 1961 - Gabi Zange, speed skater 1895: Otto von Bismarck, chancellor of the Reich October 12, 1984: Walter Richter, gardener Media related to Crimmitschau at Wikimedia Commons Notes Coat of Arms ETC-Crimmitschau the West Saxon Textile Museum of Crimmitschau Agricultural and Open-Air Museum of Schloss Blankenhain the Julius-Motteler-Gymnasium of Crimmitschau

The Pod

The Pod is the second studio album by American rock band Ween, released on September 20, 1991 by Shimmy Disc. The album was recorded on two tapes made by Ween from January to October 1990, at the Pod on Van Sant Road in Solebury Township, Pennsylvania; the tapes were titled the Big Timmy Wasserman tape. Both tapes contain not only demo versions of songs on the album, but many outtakes not used on any album or tracks used on future albums; the Pod, according to Ween lore, was written under the influence of Scotchgard. However, when their fans began huffing Scotchgard, it was refuted by Gene Ween and Dean Ween themselves as being "the most slime-bag thing we could think of"; the Pod has since been remastered and reissued by Elektra Records, after the relative success of Ween albums such as Pure Guava and Chocolate and Cheese. Shimmy Disc released a vinyl version in 1991; the Pod is Ween's longest studio album, is considered to be one of their best. All of the songs have a murky, sludgy quality to them, due to being recorded on a Tascam four-track cassette recorder, many of the vocals are manipulated in strange ways.

The album contains bizarre lyrical content attributed to the fact that Dean and Gene both came down with cases of mononucleosis during the recording of the album, as well as their notorious relationship with huffing. The song "Alone" borrows the guitar riff/melody from Robyn Hitchcock's "The Bones in the Ground"; the album takes its name from the band's apartment where the album was recorded, which the band nicknamed "The Pod". The album's cover art is a takeoff of the 1975; the copy of the Leonard Cohen record that Ween used had purportedly belonged to Dean Ween's mother, Eileen Ween. In 1993, the album was named one of the 20 best albums of 1992 by Spin. "The Stallion" was not listed on the covers of original Shimmy Disc releases, although the song is present as track #5. From the Shimmy-Disc CD: "Recorded by Dean and Gene Ween on a Tascam four-track cassette recorder between January and October 1990. All songs recorded at the Pod, where we lived for 10 months; the Pod was scenically located on Van Sant Road in Pennsylvania.

Our apartment was a haven for flies. In the time this album was completed, we filled up 3,600 hours of tape, inhaled 5 cans of Scotchgard; this album was produced and mixed by Andrew Weiss at the Zion House of Flesh, New Jersey. Straight to DAT Mang. Mean Ween played the bass on "Alone" and that's him on the cover doin' up some Scotchguard powered bongs. We got evicted on October 1, 1991, but Dave Ayers says. Cover and art designs by Logarithms." WeenDean Ween - guitar, engineer Gene Ween - vocals, engineerAdditional musicianMean Ween - bass on "Alone"ProductionWeen - art direction Howie Weinberg - remastering Andrew Weiss - producer, mixing

Mary Ellis grave

The Mary Ellis grave is marked by an 1828 gravestone located in the parking lot of a Loew's movie theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Mary Ellis grave is one of several on the small plot, all the interred being interrelated. After Mary Ellis's burial, the family home, property became the site for the Great Eastern Discount Department Store and, after that went out of business in the early-to-mid-1970s, the Route 1 Flea Market, and since about the late 1990s, the site contains an AMC Theater. The grave remained in, it rests about seven feet above the level of the parking lot since the site was re-graded for development. Mary Ellis was a spinster in New Jersey. According to oral tradition, she was seduced by a sea captain, he never returned and she would come to the spot where her grave now stands, each day, to look for his ship in the Raritan River in New Brunswick. Her story has been suggested as the inspiration for the 1972 pop song "Brandy"; the lyrics tell of Brandy, a barmaid in a port town.

She wins the admiration of many of the sailors, but cannot return their feelings — the love of her life was unwilling to abandon his true love, the sea. However Elliot Lurie, lead guitarist for Looking Glass and writer/singer of the song, said in an interview that the lyrics were loosely based on a girl he knew in real life named "Randye" but he changed the name to "Brandy" to remove the ambiguity of the gender. While the stories may be similar, the song has nothing to do with Mary Ellis. “No, that’s an incredible coincidence,” he said. “I write fiction.” Mildred Moody who married Thomas M. Evans Thomas M. Evans Mary Ellis Margaret Ellis who married Anthony Walton White General of the United States Army Eliza Mary White who married Thomas M. Evans Elizabeth Margaret Evans Isabelle Johanna Evans Loew's Cemetery at Findagrave. Mary Ellis at Findagrave