May 1, 2013 |
When the doors of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas open to the public today, it will mark the launch of what is expected to be among the top five tourist spots in the Texas city. "It's a beautiful museum on a beautiful campus," Phillip J. Jones, head of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau , said Tuesday. He said he expects 300,000 to 400,000 travelers will be drawn to the center at Southern Methodist University . But it's not the only new tourism generator in town.
April 26, 2013 |
Take a tour of New York City with a new mobile app that might save you from making big blunders. "Nothing screams black socks and sandals louder in New York City than asking for directions to Houston [pronounced like the city in Texas] Street," the UrbanWonderer narrator warns in "SoHo: The How of Houston. Both the street and the Texas city were named after Southerners, you learn, as you power your way around Gotham with this app. The deal: UrbanWonderer is a free (so far)
April 18, 2013 |
The explosion at a Central Texas fertilizer plant Wednesday night could have been caused by ammonia gas or the more well-known explosive, ammonium nitrate, according to chemists. Neal Langerman, principal chemist with Advanced Chemical Safety, a San Diego industrial consulting firm, said the initial fire could easily have caused anhydrous ammonia to explode catastrophically. “It's really hard to ignite, but it's a flammable gas,” Langerman said. “If a tank containing a liquefied flammable gas is subjected to fire, that tank could fail catastrophically, releasing the gas, which will instantly ignite, causing a catastrophic explosion, as was seen.” A robust fire also would be needed to ignite ammonium nitrate, a well-known explosive used in industry and adopted by terrorists.
April 10, 2013 |
Not to be outdone by Google, AT&T has announced that it too will build the infrastructure to provide 1-gigabit Internet service in Austin, Texas. AT&T announced the move Tuesday just after Google and city officials said Google would be expanding its super-speedy Google Fiber broadband service to the Texas city. Google Fiber is only offered in the Kansas City, Mo., area. The Internet search giant said the connection is about 100 times faster than many other services available in the U.S. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 Kansas City customers pay $70 a month for the gigabit service or $120 for Internet and 200 HD TV channels.
March 24, 2013 |
SAN ANTONIO - The Mexican businessmen in Rolexes and Burberry ties meet on the north side of town, at Cielito Lindo Restaurant, or at new neighboring country clubs. Their wives frequent Neiman Marcus, Tiffany's and Brooks Brothers at the nearby mall. Their children park Porsches with Mexican license plates in the student lots at Reagan High School. They are part of a wave of legal Mexican immigrants who have been overlooked in the national debate over how to deal with their largely impoverished illegal compatriots.
February 16, 2013 |
Two Texas firefighters died and two others were seriously injured battling a fire that engulfed a Knights of Columbus lodge near College Station, an official said Saturday. Eric Wallace, 36, and Greg Pickard, 54, both fire department lieutenants in the central Texas city of Bryan, died fighting the blaze that broke out before midnight Friday, city spokeswoman Mary Lynne Stratta said. Wallace, a 13-year veteran, was among the first rescuers that rushed into the lodge looking for occupants.