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Willacy County, Texas

Willacy County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 22,134, its county seat is Raymondville. The county was organized the next year. Willacy County comprises the Raymondville, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville, TX Combined Statistical Area, which itself is part of the larger Rio Grande Valley region. Willacy County was formed in 1911 from parts of Cameron and Hidalgo counties and included what is now Kenedy County. Kenedy was split from Willacy in 1921, when the long-settled ranchers of the northern part of the county sought to separate from the newly arrived farmers of the southern part; the Bermuda onion was introduced to Willacy County in 1912. It grew well and displaced ranchland in the southern part of the county, becoming the most important crop. For many years the town of Raymondville held an annual Onion Festival, using the tag line, "The Breath of a Nation." In 1940, the first oil wells were sunk in the county's Willamar Oil Field.

In the 1940s, sorghum was introduced to the county displacing cotton and other crops. Cattle ranching remains a substantial economic activity as well. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 784 square miles, of which 591 square miles is land and 194 square miles is water, it borders the Gulf of Mexico. Interstate 69E U. S. Highway 77 State Highway 186 Farm to Market Road 498 Kenedy County Cameron County Hidalgo County Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge Padre Island National Seashore As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 22,134 people living in the county. 54.4% of residents were men. This population lived in 7,040 housing units; the population resides in 4,607 families. Of all households, 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder without a present wife, non-families comprised 20.1% of households. 32.9% of all households contained an individual, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.73. Of the population, 85.8% of residents were White, 2.1% Black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 9.3% of some other race and 1.8% of two or more races. 87.2 % of residents were Latino. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years; the median income for a household in the county was $22,881, the median income for a family was $25,399. The per capita income for the county was $10,800. 39.4% of families and 43.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.5% of those under age 18 and 38.3% of those age 65 or over. The county's per-capita income makes it among the poorest counties in the United States. School districts that serve Willacy County include: Lasara Independent School District Lyford Consolidated Independent School District Raymondville Independent School District San Perlita Independent School DistrictIn addition, residents are allowed to apply for magnet schools operated by the South Texas Independent School District.

KFRQ 94.5FM - Official Site KKPS 99.5FM - Official Site KNVO 101.1FM - Official Site KVLY 107.9FM - Official Site Raymondville is the location of three private prisons, all adjacent to each other: the Willacy County Correctional Center the Willacy County Regional Detention Center and Willacy County State Jail The elected officials of the tiny county have been entangled in a series of political controversies. Amongst other things, the District Attorney has sought the removal of the local sheriff, county clerk, district clerk. Meanwhile, the Sheriff and the two clerks have petitioned the district court for the removal of the District Attorney. More the District Attorney has gained more attention for his actions concerning the dismissal of a Capital Murder charge against a confessed assailant because of, he claimed, an appropriate time to prepare. However, he found time to file, the next day, a petition for the removal of the County Judge. On November 18, 2008 a Willacy County grand jury indicted a number of political figures, including Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Indictments have not yet been made public and a district judge still has to sign the indictments. Two state district judges were indicted along with State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. Lyford Raymondville San Perlita Lyford South National Register of Historic Places listings in Willacy County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Willacy County Willacy County from the Handbook of Texas Online. Historic Willacy County materials, hosted by the Portal to Texas History. Willacy County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties

Frederick Ernest of Brandenburg-Kulmbach

Frederick Ernest of Brandenburg-Kulmbach was a member of the Brandenburg-Kulmbach branch of the House of Hohenzollern. His most significant position was governor of the Duchies of Holstein-Glückstadt, he was the son of Margrave Christian Heinrich of Brandenburg-Kulmbach and his wife Sophie Christiane of Wolfstein. His sister, Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach was married with King Christian VI of Denmark. At the time, Denmark was in personal union with the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein-Glückstadt, the royal share in the Duchy of Holstein. Christian VI appointed his brother-in-law Frederick Ernest as governor of the duchies. Frederick Ernest was made a Knight of the Order of the Elephant by his royal brother-in-law. In 1731, he received Gottorf Castle as his seat, the former seat of the Dukes of Schleswig and Holstein at Gottorp. However, he preferred to build his own residence at the site of the manor at Drage, which the king had given to him on the occasion of his wedding with Christine Sophie, the daughter of Duke Ernest Ferdinand of Brunswick-Bevern.

The old manor house was demolished and Friedrichsruh Castle was constructed between 1744 and 1751, after a design of the Danish court architect Nicolai Eigtved. Frederick Ernest and his wife lived far beyond their means, when he died childless in 1762, he left a indebted estate. Frederick Ernest and his wife were buried in the St. Michael's Church in Hohenaspe, he was succeeded as governor of Holstein-Glückstadt by Friedrich Ludwig von Dehn. The Margrave Room in Glücksburg Castle is named after Frederick Ernest, he resided there for a while. Rudolf Irmisch: Schloß Drage und sein Besitzer, Markgraf Friedrich Ernst von Brandenburg-Kulmbach, in: Steinburger Jahrbuch 1973, Itzehoe, 1972, pp. 6–17 Bernd Langmaack: Friedrich Ernst Markgraf zu Brandenburg-Culmbach. Eine glanzvolle Persönlichkeit, mit Königen verschwägert, in: Steinburger Jahrbuch 2000, Itzehoe 1999, pp. 61–72


GLD-2 is a cytoplasmic poly polymerase which adds successive AMP monomers to the 3’ end of specific RNAs, forming a poly tail, a process known as polyadenylation. For RNA specificity, GLD-2 associates with an RNA-binding protein a GLD-3, to form a heterodimer that acts as a cytoplasmic PAP; this protein has an enzymatic function and belongs to a family which includes several similar enzymes such as GLD-1, GLD-3 and GLD-4. This family of cytoplasmic PAPs has been described in several different species including Homo sapiens, Caenorhabditis elegans, Mus musculus and Drosophila. Moreover, as it is a cytoplasmtaic PAP it differs from nuclear PAPs in some aspects. While nuclear PAPs contain a catalytic domain and an RNA-binding domain, GLD-2 family members have only a catalytic domain. GLD-2 is a common and abundant, but yet quite unknown protein, found in each of the five kingdoms. In the animal kingdom, it has been specially detected in Homo sapiens, Drosophila and Mus musculus. However, there has been noticed the presence of GLD-2 in Arabidopsis thaliana which belongs in the plants kingdom.

In human beings it is expressed in the brain and within it, in the cerebellum and medulla. We can find them in some other source tissues are the fibroblast, HeLa cell, MCF-7 cell, melanoma cell line and thymus. Inside those cells, it can be located in the nucleus and mitochondrion since its main function is related with DNA polyadenilation and these cell organelles are the only ones were DNA can be found. However, there are GLD-2 in a soluble way in the cytosol, although the reason why they are there is still unsure. In Escherichia Coli, this enzymatic protein can be found in the cell membrane and in the cytosol, whereas in Drosophila melanogaster, it predominates in the brain's nucleus and cytoplasm, oocyte and testis’ cells. In the Arabidopsis thaliana, it is located in the flower's nucleus, root and leaf cells. GLD-2 stabilizes mRNAs that are translationally repressed as well as it promotes bulk polyadenylation; those functions seem to have little impact on dynamizing efficient target mRNA translation, as it is an efficient Poly Polymerase which helps developing polyadenylation activity.

This activity is stimulated by its interaction with a putative RNA-binding protein: GLD-3. It is proposed by some studies that GLD-3 stimulates GLD-2 by recruiting it to the RNA. If so bringing GLD-2 to the RNA by other means should stimulate its activity. GLD-2, as a poly polymerase acts incorporating ATP at the 3' end of mRNAs in a template-independent manner, it has been discovered that this protein has a catalytic activity, in other words, it has the ability to increase the speed of chemical reactions which would not occur so fast. It is known to catalysis the following reaction: ATP + RNA ⇄ diphosphate + RNA Depending on the surroundings the optimal pH varies from 8 in the cytoplasm to 8.3 in the nucleus. The GLD-2 protein together with 136 proteins more, is involved in the molecular process of hematopoietic progenitor cell differentiation, in the human proteome; this is the process in which precursor cell type acquires the specialized features of a hematopoietic progenitor cell, a kind of cell types including myeloid progenitor cells and lymphoid progenitor cells.

The polyadenylation activity of GLD-2, as we mentioned, is stimulated by physical interaction with an RNA binding protein, GLD-3. To test whether GLD-3 might stimulate GLD-2 by recruiting it to RNA, some studies tethered C. elegans GLD-2 to mRNAs in Xenopus oocytes by using MS2 coat protein. Tethered GLD-2 adds poly and stimulates translation of the mRNA, demonstrating that recruitment is sufficient to stimulate polyadenylation activity. PAP heterodimer in which GLD-2 contains the active site and GLD-3 provides RNA-binding specificity. MS2 coat protein was joined to GLD-2 to recruit it to an RNA. Furthermore, GLD-2 activity is important to maintain or up-regulate the abundance of many mRNAs, as the cytoplasmic polyadenylation has an essential role in activating maternal mRNA translation during early development. In vertebrates, the reaction requires CPEB, an RNA-binding protein and the poly polymerase GLD-2; the Xenopus enzyme, which exists in two related forms, polyadenylates RNAs to which it is tethered and enhances their translation.

It interacts with cytoplasmic polyadenylation factors, including Cleavage and polyadenylation specificity factor and CPEB, with target mRNAs. These findings confirm and extend a recent report that a GLD-2 enzyme is the long-sought PAP responsible for cytoplasmic polyadenylation in oocytes. In addition, the formation of long-term memory is believed to lack translational control of localized mRNAs. In mammals, dendrite mRNAs are kept in a repressed state and are activated upon repetitive stimulation. Several regulatory proteins required for translational control in early development are thought to be needed for memory formation, suggesting similar molecular mechanisms. In an experiment using Drosophila, it has been detected the enzyme responsible for poly elongation in the brain and it has been demonstrated too that its activity is required for long-term memory; these findings provide strong evidence that cytoplasmic polyadenylation is critical for memory formation, that GLD2 is the responsible enzyme.

It has been discovered that GLD2 has medical uses. For example, such enzyme is overexpressed in patients.

Michael Woods (politician)

Michael Woods is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Government Chief Whip from July 1979 to December 1979, Minister for Social Welfare from 1979 to 1981, 1987 to 1991, March 1982 to December 1982 and 1993 to 1994, Minister for Health from 1979 to 1981, March 1982 to December 1982 and November 1994 to December 1994, Minister for Agriculture and Food from 1991 to 1992, Minister for the Marine from 1992 to 1993, Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources from 1997 to 2000 and Minister for Education and Science from 2000 to 2002. He served as a Teachta Dála from 1977 to 2011. Woods was born in County Wicklow in December 1935, he was educated at Christian Brothers in Dublin. He qualified with a PhD in science. Woods joined Fianna Fáil in 1968. At the 1977 general election he stood for the Dáil in the Dublin Clontarf constituency as a Fianna Fáil candidate and was elected alongside Fianna Fáil stalwart George Colley. From 1981 to 2011, he was elected for the Dublin North-East constituency.

In 1979, Jack Lynch appointed him as Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach. That same year Woods supported Colley in his leadership bid, but the other candidate, Charles Haughey, was successful. Despite Woods having supported Colley, Haughey appointed him Minister for Social Welfare, he held that post until 1981, again in the short-lived 1982 government. In 1987, Fianna Fáil returned to power and he returned as Minister for Social Welfare. In 1991, he became Minister for Food. In 1992, Woods entered the contest to succeed Haughey as leader, he withdrew from the contest. The eventual victor, Albert Reynolds, retained Woods as Minister for the Marine in his new cabinet. Following the formation of the Fianna Fáil–Labour Party coalition in 1993, Woods remained in the cabinet, this time with the Social Welfare portfolio, and—after the mass resignation of the Labour ministers—was additionally appointed Minister for Health. After three years in opposition, Fianna Fáil returned to power in 1997.

Woods was appointed Minister for the Natural Resources. He introduced a £70 million overhaul of Ireland's fishing fleet and launched a new maritime college. In the cabinet reshuffle in 2000, he replaced Micheál Martin as Minister for Education. Woods was not retained in the cabinet following the 2002 general election, he was Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs from 2002 to 2007. He retired from politics at the 2011 general election. While serving as Minister for Education, Woods signed a controversial agreement with 18 Irish religious orders involved in child sex-abuse scandals which limited their compensation liability to the victims of abuse to only €128 million; this compensation scheme is projected to cost the Irish government €1.35 billion. The agreement was signed just before the 2002 general election, was not laid before the cabinet for its approval, it remained unpublished for several months. In 2003, after brokering the deal, Woods claimed his strong Catholic faith made him the most suitable person to negotiate the deal.

He denied allegations that he was a member of Opus Dei or the Knights of Saint Columbanus after the group Survivors of Child Abuse alleged he was a member of the former. After the publication of the report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, Woods defended the deal. Mary Raftery criticised his remarks, pointing out that some of them contradicted remarks made by Woods himself


In Hindu mythology, Sampati was the elder son of Aruṇa and a brother of Jatayu. He has the form of a vulture. According to Brahma Puran, Sampati is said to have a son named Babhru, swift and well known. Sampati lost his wings. Sampathi and Jatayu, when young, used to compete as to. On one such instance Jatayu flew so high. Sampati saved his brother by thus shielding Jatayu from the hot flames. In the process, Sampati himself got lost his wings; as a result, Sampati lived wingless for the rest of his life. Sampati proved instrumental in Sita's search on in the Ramayana, his role comes when the search party sent to the south, led by Angada with aloi and Jambavan, exhausted and depressed, reach the southern end of the land. They have the endless sea before them, still no clue of Sita. Disappointed, everybody collapses on the sand and unwilling to move or act any further. At this point, Sampati appears talking about his fortune in so much easy meat arriving at his doorstep. At that moment, Jambavan laments out loud, comparing the morals of a vulture who would prey on the helpless with the vulture Jatayu, who defended Sita from Ravana.

The vulture froze as soon as he heard the word "Jatayu", he asked to be told the story. After hearing of Jatayu's fate, a weeping Sampati reveals that he is Jatayu's brother, that he hadn't contacted his brother in a long time. In gratitude for sharing the story, Sampati tells the party that Sita had been taken south to Sri Lanka; the Griddhraj Parvat, situated in Satna district in Madhya Pradesh, is believed to be the birthplace of Sampati


KZYY-LP is a Spanish Religious formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Tyler, Texas. KZYY-LP serves the northern half, within the immediate City Limits of Tyler. KZYY-LP is operated by Ministerio de Dios Pentecostal. KZYY-LP's studio is located at 5763 Linwood Street, at the Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal, in the northeast section of Tyler. Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal, under its licensee Ministerio de Dios Pentecostal, received a construction permit to build a low power Class L1 FM radio station, licensed to Tyler, on February 3, 2015; the facility received a License to Cover from the Federal Communications Commission on March 16, 2015. On February 4, 2019, KZYY-LP began airing a program, "El Camino a la Vida Eterna", a production of another Tyler-based Spanish church, Iglesia de Cristo en Greenbriar; this program will air Mondays at 4pm. Radio Esperanza 93.7 Online Query the FCC's FM station database for KZYY Radio-Locator information on KZYY-LP Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KZYY