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Waller County, Texas

Waller County is a county in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,205, its county seat is Hempstead. The county was named for Edwin Waller, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and first mayor of Austin. Waller County is included in TX Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is home of the Prairie View A&M University. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 518 square miles, of which 513 square miles are land and 4.4 square miles are covered by water. Grimes County Montgomery County Harris County Fort Bend County Austin County Washington County As of the 2000 Census, 32,663 people, 10,557 households, 7,748 families resided in the county; the population density was 64 people per square mile. The 11,955 housing units averaged 23 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 57.83% White, 29.25% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 10.28% from other races, 1.76% from two or more races.

About 19.42 % of the population was Latino of any race. Of the 10,557 households, 35.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.60% were not families. About 21.00% of all households were made up of individuals, 7.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25. In the county, the population was distributed as 25.70% under the age of 18, 18.10% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, 9.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $38,136, for a family was $45,868. Males had a median income of $34,447 versus $25,583 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,338. About 11.50% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.00% of those under age 18 and 12.30% of those age 65 or over.

Igloo Corporation, a manufacturer of cooling and portable refrigeration products, is headquartered in unincorporated Waller County between Brookshire and Katy. In 2004, Igloo announced that it was consolidating its corporate and manufacturing operations in Waller County. Goya Foods has its Texas offices in an unincorporated area of the county near Brookshire. District 18: Lois Kolkhorst - first elected in 2014. District 28: John Zerwas - first elected in 2006. A history of controversies exists regarding the reluctance of county officials to allow students attending black Prairie View A&M University to vote in Waller County; as reported by the US District Court in Veasey v Perry, October 2014, pp 6–7 verbatim: In 1971, after the 26th Amendment extended the vote to those 18 years old and older, Waller County, home to Prairie View A&M University, a Black university, became troubled with race issues. Waller County's tax assessor and voter registrar prohibited students from voting unless they or their families owned property in the county.

This practice was ended by a three-judge court in 1979. In 1992, a county prosecutor indicted PVAMU students for illegally voting, but dropped the charges after receiving a protest from the DOJ. In 2003, a PVAMU student ran for the commissioner's court; the local district attorney and county attorney threatened to prosecute students for voter fraud—for not meeting the old domicile test. These threatened prosecutions were enjoined, but Waller County reduced early voting hours, harmful to students because the election day was during their spring break. After the NAACP filed suit, Waller County reversed the changes to early voting and the student narrowly won the election. In 2007-08, during Senator Barack Obama's campaign for president, Waller County made a number of voting changes without seeking clearance; the county rejected “incomplete” voter registrations and required volunteer deputy registrars to find and notify the voters of the rejection. The county limited the number of new registrations any VDR could submit, thus limiting the success of voter registration drives.

These practices were prohibited by a consent decree. In 2018, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit in U. S. district court, alleging that the county's early-voting plan unduly limits early voting opportunities for students at Prairie View A&M. On October 10, Jacob Aronowitz, a field director for Democratic U. S. House candidate Mike Siegel, delivered a letter from Siegel, which indicated a solution to attempts to keep students at Prairie View A&M University from voting, to a clerk on the county executive's staff; as a result, Aronowitz was arrested for what he was told was "48 hour investigative detention". It appears. Sandra Bland was a 38 year old woman, arrested by a Texas State Trooper in Waller County on July 10, 2015 as the result of a traffic stop. According to officials, she committed suicide by hanging in her Waller County Jail cell three days later; this incident garnered national attention and prompted the Texas state legislature to enact the Sandra Bland Act which encompasses such things as procedures for jail staff, addressing substance abuse of prisoners, the mental health of prisoners, the completion of a 40 hour Civilian Interaction Training course for all perso

Regional county municipality

The term regional county municipality or RCM is used in Quebec to refer to one of 87 county-like political entities. In some older English translations they were called county regional municipality. Regional county municipalities are a supralocal type of regional municipality, act as the local municipality in unorganized territories within their borders; the system of regional county municipalities was introduced beginning in 1979 to replace the historic counties of Quebec. In most cases, the territory of an RCM corresponds to that of a census division, however there are a few exceptions; some local municipalities are outside any regional county municipality. This includes some municipalities within urban agglomerations and some aboriginal lands, such as Indian reserves that are enclaves within the territory of an RCM but not juridically part of it. Where complete territorial coverage is desired, for example for the census, the Indian reserve enclaves are added in to create "geographical RCMs", the urban agglomerations are considered to be "territories equivalent to an RCM".

For a list of RCMs and equivalent territories, see List of regional county municipalities and equivalent territories in Quebec. The council of a RCM is composed of the mayors of the member municipalities as well as a prefect; the prefect is elected by and from the council by secret ballot. Universal suffrage may be used; the prefect's mandate is 2 years when elected by council or 4 years when elected by universal suffrage. A MRC must: revise it every five years. RCMs, in their definition as political units, do not cover the entire territory of Quebec; the local municipalities of Quebec not belonging to an RCM fall into the following categories: all Indian reserves. For provincial statistical purposes, the Institut de la Statistique du Québec uses the following system so that the entire territory of Quebec is divided into 104 units known as municipalités régionales de comté géographiques "geographical regional county municipalities". Indian reserves which would, but for their status as Indian reserves, belong to a certain RCM in the political sense are included in the geographical RCM corresponding to that RCM.

There are 86 MRCGs of this kind, one for each RCM. The rest of the province is grouped into 16 "territories equivalent to an RCM", which are considered to be MRCGs; this is done. The 14 cities and urban agglomerations not belonging to an RCM each form their own TE, except that:the TE of Québec consists of the urban agglomeration of Quebec City, the parish municipality of Notre-Dame-des-Anges and the Indian reserve of Wendake; the Nord-du-Québec administrative region is divided into three TEs as follows:The TE of Kativik is contained in the Nord-du-Québec region and consists of those municipalities under the jurisdiction of the Kativik Regional Government. The Kativik region comprises all northern villages and Inuit reserved lands, the only Naskapi village in the province, two unorganized territories; the TE of Eeyou Istchee consists of those municipalities under the jurisdiction of the Cree Regional Authority—all Cree villages and Cree reserved lands. Local administration of the new TE is shared by Cree and non-Natives along pre-2012 lines.

The TE of Jamésie consists of the portion of the Nord-du-Québec region, not in the Kativik TE or the Eeyou Istchee TE. It consists of four local non-Aboriginal municipalities, the special local municipality of Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory, the territory outside the four non-Aboriginal municipalities, jointly governed and managed by the Cree of Eeyou Istchee TE and the non-Cree of Jamésie TE. Census divisions are used for statistical purposes by Statistics Canada. Quebec is divided into 98 CDs, each of, assigned a unique two-digit geographical code. For the most part, census divisions consist of a single RCM or TE as defined above; the only exceptions are five census divisions divided into two or three each. For a list, see List of regional county municipalities and equivalent territories in Quebec#Use as census divisions. All local municipalities, equivalent Aboriginal territories, Indian settlements and unorganized territorie

North Fork Clackamas River

The North Fork Clackamas River is a tributary, about 11 miles long, of the Clackamas River in the U. S. state of Oregon. Originating at nearly 4,000 feet above sea level on the west side of the Cascade Range, it flows westward through Mount Hood National Forest, it joins the Clackamas at North Fork Reservoir, about 32 miles from the larger river's confluence with the Willamette River. From source to mouth, the following tributaries enter the river: Dry Creek from the right bank, Boyer Creek from the left bank Whiskey, Bedford and Fall creeks, all from the right. Elevations in the watershed range from 4,770 feet in the headwaters on Tumala Mountain to 660 feet at the river mouth. Prominent landforms include Ladee Flats, a flat-topped ridge composed of lava flows resistant to erosion; the North Fork valley is narrow and steep, a 50-foot waterfall 2.5 miles from the mouth limits passage of migratory fish. Native rainbow and cutthroat trout are found in the upper river and its tributaries, while the lower river has winter and summer steelhead, coho salmon, spring chinook, stocked rainbow trout.

List of rivers of Oregon North Fork Clackamas River Watershed Analysis: Final Report. United States Department of Agriculture, U. S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved on March 19, 2009. Clackamas River Basin Council

Life of Pause

Life of Pause is the third studio album by American indie rock act Wild Nothing, released on February 19, 2016 on Captured Tracks and Bella Union. Produced by Thom Monahan, the album was recorded over several weeks in Los Angeles and Stockholm and was preceded by five singles: "To Know You", "TV Queen", "Reichpop", "Life of Pause", "A Woman's Wisdom". Recorded by primary member Jack Tatum, the album's aesthetic was influenced by Philly soul. Life of Pause received positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 74, based on 25 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". Jessica Goodman of DIY gave the album a favorable review, stating, "‘Life of Pause’ is a departure from expectation; the escapist notions that soared through previous releases are grounded in the record’s lavish production. Where flights of fancy once soared, the melodies are a damnsight more tangible.

With tracks so vivid they can be tasted, Wild Nothing have lost none of the ability to put a daze upon the senses. Taking an unmistakable euphoria and driving it home, with ‘Life of Pause’ Wild Nothing might have planted their feet on the ground, but that hasn’t stopped Jack Tatum from creating a soundscape straight from your wooziest daydream."Ben Homewood of NME praised the album, stating, "Such confident, experimental songwriting points to a rebirth for Wild Nothing, means ‘Life Of Pause’ can be considered alongside indie records like Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ and Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Multi-Love’. Both came out last year, signalling a shift in sound and a significant step forward for their makers; this record should do the same for Jack Tatum."Dan Lucas of Drowned in Sound was more critical of the album, stating, "Life of Pause sounds effortless but not in a good way: it sounds like a de rigueur acclaimed indie album. It sounds like a record that's liked but not remembered; the extra spark that made the likes of ‘Chinatown, ‘Paradise’ or ‘The Body in Rainfall’ such magnificent, memorable tracks is missing here.

It is hard to criticise such a well-crafted, enjoyable album that appears to have been made with someone like me in mind. The thing is that in six weeks’ time it will be harder to remember it." All tracks are written by Jack Tatum. Jack Tatum - vocals, bass guitar, percussion John Eriksson - drums, percussion Brad Laner - guitars, backing vocals Thom Monahan - backing vocals Caitlin Gutenberger - backing vocals Elroy Finn - drums Josh Adams - drums Tommy Gardner - saxophone Casey Butler - saxophone Pelle Jacobsson - marimba, percussion Tess Shapiro - backing vocals


WCKG is a radio station licensed to Elmhurst, United States. The station serves the Chicago area and is owned by DuPage Radio, LLC; the station operates during daytime hours only. Hours of operation are determined by the Federal Communications Commission. Due to its close proximity to 1530 WCKY in Cincinnati, OH, its coverage diminishes during the mid afternoon; the station is heard on 102.3 FM through a translator in Elmhurst. AM 1530 signed on the air October 10, 1974; the station's call letters were WKDC representing the signal coverage in Will, Kane, DuPage and Cook counties. It ran 250 watts, during daytime hours only, aired a middle of the road format, it was owned by Lois Blotter, operating as DuPage County Broadcasters. The studios were built for stereo although it was not until 1976 when the FCC authorized the station to test AM stereo. Daytime and night-time findings on AM stereo were presented at the 1977 NAB Convention in Washington, DC. In 1981, the station was sold to Robert Snyder's Snyder Broadcasting for $1 million, it began airing show tunes.

Snyder Broadcasting filed for bankruptcy on December 29, 1982, the station was taken off the air in October 1983 and remained off the air for over a year until it was repurchased by Frank and Lois Blotter. When it returned to the air, it began airing beautiful adult standards. By the early 1990s, it was airing big band music. In 1994, the station was sold to Joe Gentile for $700,000 and its call sign was changed to WJJG; the call letters stood for owner Joseph J. Gentile. Joe's nickname was "The Baron of Barrington," where he owned a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership for many years. Gentile hosted a program weekday mornings, featuring adult standards; the station featured brokered programming, including a show hosted by John H. Cox, syndicated talk shows, The Sounds of Sinatra with Sid Mark. On September 19, 2012, AM 1530 changed its call letters to WCKG. In 2013, the station was sold to DuPage Radio, LLC for $290,000. Arthur Dubiel is the majority owner, his son, Matt runs the station. On June 27, 2017, the FCC approved WCKG to move its FM translator, W272DQ, to the top of Trump Tower in Chicago.

On April 23, 2018, WCKG changed their format from news/talk/variety to sports, with programming from Fox Sports Radio. The station is heard on 102.3 FM through translator W272DQ in Elmhurst. Joseph J. Gentile Center Official website of WCKG Local Suburban Chicago Advertising website for WCKG Query the FCC's AM station database for WCKG Radio-Locator Information on WCKG Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WCKGQuery the FCC's FM station database for W272DQ Radio-Locator information on W272DQ

Liesl Herbst

Liesl Herbst was an Austrian championship tennis player. Liesl Herbst was born on 8 November 1903 in the town of Jaegerndorf in Silesia where her family owned the Gessler distillery, she lived in Villa Westreich with two older sisters. Her father Leo Westreich ran the company together with his brother-in-law Siegfried Gessler. During World War 2, her mother and one sister were killed at Theresienstadt/Terazin concentration camp, her other sister, Gertruda Löwenbein, was murdered in the mass shooting as a result of the Slovak National Uprising at Banská Bystrica, Slovakia in 1944, along with her husband Rudolph and 16-year-old daughter Anna. Liesl married David Herbst in 1926, he was President of the sporting club Hakoah Vienna from 1928 to 1938. Herbst became Tennis Champion of Austria in 1930 and the main part of her career spanned the years between 1929 and 1937, when she participated in more than 70 tournaments in Austria, Italy, Poland, France, Germany and Egypt, she represented Austria in many international tennis matches.

She won at least 15 singles tournaments during her career. Between 1930 and 1936, when she took prominent places in the national rankings, the Austrian Lawn Tennis Association didn't send any female representatives to Wimbledon or to the French Championships. Although she did not compete in any Grand Slam tournaments at the time she lived in Austria, she played matches against several Grand Slam champions and international stars: Helen Jacobs of U. S. Simone Mathieu of France and Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling of Germany and Denmark, she won singles matches against former and future champions of Austria, Germany, Poland and Italy. In the mixed doubles she partnered every Austrian Davis Cup player of that era, she did not participate in any tournaments in 1938, because after the Anschluss and her 13-year-old daughter Dorrit Herbst escaped from Austria to live in England where they were joined on 29 March 1939 by her husband David Herbst. David Herbst had been President of the famous sports club, Hakoah Vienna 1928-1938.

She returned to competitive tennis in England in 1939, although there were no tournaments in the country until 1946 due to World War II. She played at Wimbledon twice, representing Czechoslovakia in the Ladies Singles in 1939; as well as playing singles she partnered her daughter Dorrit in the 1946 Wimbledon doubles tournament. Dorrit competed in the Ladies Singles at Wimbledon in 1946, 1947 and 1948, she gave up tennis in her 60s and became a keen golfer, playing at Wentworth Club several times a week for the rest of her life. She was a talented skier and ice skater - she only gave up skiing in her 70s when her favourite ski boots fell apart and she didn't like the idea of wearing modern boots. During her skiing days she went to many different resorts all over the Alps and competed in several amateur races, gaining the Swiss Gold Test in St Moritz in 1955, her daughter Dorrit Mills pre-deceased her in 1978 and her husband David in 1987. She died in London on 25 February 1990