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Texarkana, Arkansas

Texarkana is a city in the U. S. state of Arkansas and the county seat of Miller County. The city is located across the state line from its twin city, Texas; the city was founded at a railroad intersection on December 8, 1873, was incorporated in Arkansas on August 10, 1880. Texarkana is the principal city of the Texarkana metropolitan area, ranked 274th in terms of population in the United States with 150,098 in 2016 according to the United States Census Bureau. Located within the Ark-La-Tex subregion of Southwest Arkansas, Texarkana is located in the Piney Woods, an oak-hickory forest atop the flat Gulf Coastal Plain. Texarkana's economy is driven by agriculture and the city's position as a crossroads of three major Interstate highways: Interstate 30, I-49 and the future I-69. Outdoors tourism, such as fishing at Lake Millwood, are important in the region; the Texarkana Arkansas School District is the largest public school district on the Arkansas side, leading to graduation from Arkansas High School.

The city is home to Texarkana College, a branch campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope. Texarkana, Arkansas, is located at 33°25′59″N 94°1′14″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.9 square miles, of which 41.7 square miles is land and 0.19 square miles is water. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Texarkana has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of the census of 2016, there were 30,283 people, 13,565 households, 7,040 families residing in the city. The population density was 830.5 people per square mile. There were 11,721 housing units at an average density of 368.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 65.93% White, 31.00% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 13,565 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.2% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,343, the median income for a family was $38,292. Males had a median income of $35,204 versus $21,731 for females; the per capita income for the city was $17,130. About 17.2% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.0% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or above.

The Arkansas Department of Correction operates the Texarkana Regional Correction Center in Texarkana. Arkansas residents whose permanent residence is within the city limits of Texarkana, Arkansas are exempt from Arkansas individual income taxes; the Federal Courthouse is located directly on the Arkansas-Texas state line and is the only federal office building to straddle a state line. According to the City's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the area are: Red River Army Depot & Tenants 4,135, Christus St. Michael Health Care 1,800, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company 1,750, AECOM/URS 1,300, Southern Refrigerated Transport 1,235, Wal-Mart 1,200, Texarkana TX Independent School District 1,150, Inc. 900, Graphic Packaging 800, Wadley Regional Medical Center 755, Texarkana Arkansas School District 785, Texarkana Texarkana Regional Airport Interstate 30 Interstate 49 U. S. Highway 67 U. S. Highway 82 U. S. Highway 71 U. S. Highway 59 Arkansas Highway 196 Arkansas Highway 151 Arkansas Highway 296 Arkansas Highway 237 Public education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by two school districts: Texarkana Arkansas School District, which leads to graduating from Arkansas High School.

The high school mascot is the Razorback, selected for use by the University of Arkansas in exchange for used athletic equipment—a practice that no longer occurs. A small portion of the city is within the Genoa Central School District, which leads to graduation from Genoa Central High School; the high school mascot is the Dragon with white serving as the school colors. Private education opportunities include: Trinity Christian School, a Baptist school serving prekindergarten through grade 12In 2012, Texarkana became home to a branch of the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana, a community college based in Hope, in 2015 UAHT began partnering with the University of Arkansas Little Rock, to offer bachelor's-degree programs through UALR Texarkana, based on the UAHT Texarkana campus. Texarkana is referenced in the song "Cotton Fields" by the American folk and blues musician Lead Belly and recorded by several notable country rock artists, including The Highwaymen, Buck Owens, The Beach Boys, Elton John and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Lead Belly, was born on a cotton plantation near Linden, about 40 miles southwest of Texarkana, worked on a plantation near

Wes Allen

Westley David Allen is an American soccer player. Allen grew up in Austin, attended L. C. Anderson High School, played college soccer at Oakland University, where he earned Third Team All-American Honors as a freshman. Undrafted out of college, Allen played for the University of Texas club team, played for Austin Aztex U23 in the USL Premier Development League in 2008. Allen signed with Austin Aztex of the USL First Division for the 2009 season, made his debut for the team on May 29, 2009, in a game against Puerto Rico Islanders, he re-signed prior to the 2010 season. On March 11, 2011 Allen re-signed with the club, which had moved to Orlando, Florida after the 2010 season, renamed itself Orlando City, aligned itself with the USL Pro league; the club signed Allen to a multi-year contract on September 1, 2011. USL Pro: 2011 Austin Aztex bio

TRT International

TRT INT was a Turkish television station part of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation. TRT INT started broadcasting in 1990 as "TRT-INT-AVRASYA", is now TRT's extensively watched TV station; as an international channel it broadcasts a selection of TRT's programming. TRT INT aims to provide a continuance of the ties of Turkish citizens living outside Turkey with Turkey and Turkish culture as well as promoting Turkey and Turkish people’s image in every sphere, enhancing the level of education and culture; the Channel is designed to act as a liaison for Turkish citizens living abroad by helping them in various problems they may face abroad. The Schedule contains education, drama, entertainment and sports programs and news with commercial breaks. TRT closed this channel in 2009 and in 2015 TRT World replaced TRT int; the new channel aims to serve polished news programme. Turkish Radio and Television Corporation List of television stations in Turkey TRT's Official Website TRT INT Broadcasting Schedule Watch TRT INT live Online TRT INT at LyngSat Address

GRE Biology Test

The GRE subject test in biology is a standardized test in the United States created by the Educational Testing Service, is designed to assess a candidate's potential for graduate or post-graduate study in the field of biology. The test is comprehensive and covers—in equal proportions—molecular biology, organismal biology, ecology and evolution; this exam, like all the GRE subject tests, is paper-based, as opposed to the GRE general test, computer-based. It contains 194 questions, which are to be answered within 50 minutes. Scores on this exam are required for entrance to some biology Ph. D. programs in the United States. Scores are scaled and reported as a number between 200 and 990; the mean score for all test takers from July, 2009, to July, 2012, was 658 with a standard deviation of 123. Tests take place three times per year, on one Saturday in each of September and April. Students must register for the exam five weeks before the administration. Since many students who apply to graduate programs in biology do so during the first half of their fourth year, the scope of most questions is that of the first three years of a standard American undergraduate biology curriculum.

A sampling of test item content is given below: Cell biology Metabolism Genetics Microbiology/immunology Animal anatomy and physiology Plant anatomy and physiology Biodiversity Ecosystems Behavioral ecology Evolutionary processes History of life Graduate Record Examination GRE Biochemistry Test GRE Chemistry Test GRE Literature in English Test GRE Mathematics Test GRE Physics Test GRE Psychology Test Graduate Management Admission Test Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Johnny Crowley (Gaelic footballer)

John Crowley is a former Irish Gaelic football forward with the Glenflesk and Bishopstown clubs, East Kerry divisional side and Kerry county team. Playing career With the East Kerry team, Crowley won three consecutive Kerry Senior Football Championship titles from 1997 to 1999, starring on the side along with fellow Glenflesk and Kerry player Séamus Moynihan, he had a lot of success with Glenflesk during one of the club's most successful eras. He won 5 East Kerry Senior Football Championships as well as a Kerry Club Football Championship in 2000, Glenflesk would qualify for the Munster Senior Club Football Championship final where they lost out to Nemo Rangers, he spent a year playing with Bishopstown in Cork city. Intercounty career Crowley first played with Kerry in the early 90s when he lined out for the county's Vocational Schools team, he won All Ireland titles with them in 1992 following a win of Offaly in the final and again in 1993 following a win over Wicklow. He played with the Kerry minor team at this time but had little success.

He moved on to the Under 21 panel in 1994. Kerry lost out to Cork in the semi-final in. In 94 he would join up with the county junior team. A one pont win over Clare gave Crowley his first Munster championship medal. Kerry qualified for the All Ireland final where they faced Galway. In the end Kerry ran out easy winners on a 0–15 to 0–04 scoreline, giving him his first All Ireland medal at junior level. After the disappointment of the first round loss to Cork in 94 Kerry regrouped and win over Clare and Waterford seen Crowley pick up a Munster Under 21 title; this set up an All Ireland semi-final with Donegal, 2 points from Crowley helped his side to a 2–06 to 1–05 win and set up an All Ireland final meeting with Mayo. A 2–12 to 3–09 scorelinemeant the sides would have to meet again, when they did Kerry ran out 3–10 to 1–12 winners, in a game, to be the only one where Crowley failed to score, he scored 0–11 over the course of the campaign. Crowley first appeared for the Kerry senior team during the National Football League in 1995, playing in all of Kerrys games in the campaign.

He played his first championship game at Right Half Forward in the opening round of the Munster Championship scoring a point in an easy win over Limerick. The next round saw Kerry blitz Tipperary, scoring 7 goals, with Crowley helping himself to 2–01 to book a place in the Munster final for the first time since 1992, they faced Cork in the final. The Rebels ran out 0 -- 15 to 1 -- 09 winners. Crowley first season as a Kerry senior seen him finish with a personal tally of 2–02 from 3 games. 1996 saw Crowley struggle with injury. He scored, he played no part in the semi-final win over Waterford as Kerry set up another Munster final with Cork. Crowley was once more sprung from the bench and despite not getting on the scoreboard Kerry still ran out 0–14 to 0–11 winners and claimed a first Munster title since 1991, he was back in the starting 15 for the semi-final with Mayo at Left Half Forward. However his first, many of his teammates, Croke Park outing ended in a surprising 2–13 to 1–10 loss. Crowley began the 1997 season by appearing in all over Kerrys league games up to the semi-final win over Laois.

He played no part in the final. For the third year in a row Crowleys side faced Tipperary and for the third year Crowley scored a goal against them, once more off the bench; this set up a Munster final with Clare. Once more he was to make an appearance off the bench scoring a point in the process as he picked up a second Munster championship, he played no part in the All Ireland semi-final as Kerry made up for the previous years loss as they over came Cavan. The win meant Kerry qualified for a first All Ireland final in 11 years where they faced Mayo once more. With Crowley coming off the bench to score a point Kerry ran out 0–13 to 1–07 winners and in the process won a first All Ireland title in 11 years; as well a second Munster and first All Ireland Crowley helped himself to 1–03 in the 3 games he played. Crowley began the year by playing in 6 of Kerrys league games, he started his first championship game since the 1996 All Ireland semi-final in the Munster semi-final against Cork. Kerry ran out 1–14 to 1–11 winners with Crowley helping himself to 0–05 from Full Forward.

This set up a Munster final with Tipperary. Kerry ended up winning comfortably on a 0–17 to 1–10 scoreline, with Crowley scoring a point; this set up a meeting with surprise Leinster champions Kildare, a team managed by ex Kerry player and manager Mick O'Dwyer. Kerry were expected to win and make a second All Ireland final in a row however things didn't work out to plan and Kildare ran out surprise winners on a 0–13 to 1–09 scoreline. Crowley scoring Kerrys goal. In what was to date his best season from a personal point of view as he finished the year with 1-07 to his name. 1999 seen Crowley appointed captain of the Kerry team following East Kerry's county championship win. He started out the season by playing in 7 of Kerrys league games, missing out on the Q/F loss to Meath. For the first time since his debut in 95 he wouldn't face Tipperary in the Munster championship missing out on Kerrys first round win, he was back for the semi-finalwin over Clare in a game. This set up another Munster final with Cork.

On a wet day in Cork Kerry could only manage 4 points, 2 from Crowley, as they lost out on a 2–10 to 2–04 scoreline. At the end of a disappointing year for the Kingdom Crowley finished with 2 from 2 games. Crowley

Mount Vernon Station (Western Australia)

Mount Vernon Station is a pastoral lease that operates as a cattle station. It is located about 194 kilometres south west of Newman and 275 kilometres north of Meekatharra in the Mid West region of Western Australia; the Ashburton River runs through the property for a distance of 150 kilometres from east to west and the Ethel River runs through the southern portion. Mount Vernon has common boundaries with Bulloo Downs, Pingandy and Turee Creek Stations as well as vacant crown land; the property occupies an area of 4,047 square kilometres. The country varies from the alluvial plains flanking the river that support various native grasses to the rugged mountain and dolomite hills that support tall shrubland and spinifex plains, it in 1979 was carrying 1,200 head of cattle. In 1928 Mount Vernon was put up for auction, at this time it occupied an area of 614,380 acres and was stocked with 900 cattle and 150 horses; the station had been acquired by the J. A. and C. Meehan who held the lease until selling the property for £18,000 in 1951.

The Panizza family, a well known pastoralist family from Dardanup, had bought the property. In 2006 Mount Vernon had flooding resulting from heavy rains in 1997, the next good season the property has was in 2006 when it recorded 425.8 millimetres, 183 millimetres above its yearly average. A light plane crash at the property in 2006 killed a toddler. List of ranches and stations