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Human Skull Found Near Lake Aquilla


According to Hill County Sheriff Michael Cox, a skull was found in a very rugged part of Lake Aquilla that is managed by U.S. Army ...
Sheriff Cox said that his department and the Texas Rangers are also investigating a similar case in which human remains ...

Skull found near Lake Aquilla in Hill County on Saturday


Hill County, TX — Officials are looking to identify the skeletal remains that were found by hunters near Lake Aquilla in Hill County on Saturday. The hunters originally found a skull around 9 a.m. Further investigation led to the discovery of more ...

Hill County: Hunters Find Human Skull In Remote Area


HILL COUNTY (January 27, 2015) Hunters made a grim discovery over the weekend in a remote area south of Lake Aquilla, the Hill County Sheriff ...
the remains were found Saturday. Montgomery and Texas Rangers are investigating both cases, but it’s ...

Human Skull Found in Remote Area of Hill County


The remains were found in a very rugged and remote part of the Lake Aquilla that is managed by the U.S. Army Corp ...
Sergeant Montgomery and investigators from the Texas Rangers are still investigating both cases but unsure at this time if they are ...

Apparent human skull found in Hill County


State officials are examining what appears to be a human skull found Saturday morning in the public hunting area of Aquilla Lake, officials said Tuesday ...
The investigation is ongoing, with assistance by the Texas Rangers, Wilson added.

Texas Game Warden Notes: 'I’m Sure Glad to See You'


The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement ...
Darkness Falls - While a Hill County warden was patrolling Aquilla Lake for illegal hunting activity, he noticed a boat returning without running lights.

USGS 08093350 Aquilla Lk abv Aquilla, TX


For specific information about conservation pool elevation, current storage and percent full, access the listing of major Texas reservoirs maintained by the Texas Water Development Board here. Rainfall Disclaimer Rainfall monitoring sites operated by the ...

Clayton Aquilla Hill


Clayton Aquilla Hill died in his sleep on November 9th, 2014 after an extended illness. He was a colorful and social man born in Robstown, Texas on July 10th, 1933. Mr. Hill was the second child to Virginia Payne Hill and James Aquilla Hill, Jr. He lived ...

Charles R. Southmayd


Deanna Mae Hollenback of Aquilla, Texas, John Charles Southmayd of Round Rock, Texas, and William Richard Southmayd of Scappoose; grandchildren Richard Montgomery Hollenback of Waco, Texas, Tiffany Marie Swanson of San Diego, Calif., and Amethyst Dawn ...

Aquilla, Texas Vacation Rentals


Aquilla, Texas offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Aquilla, TX, there's surely a great local vacation home rental available ...




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Two years of community college free for responsible students in AQUILLA

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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This is Real: The World Climate is Changing

Our Earth is warming. The average temperature of the Earth has risen about 1.4 ° F (0.7 ° C over) over the last century. It is projected that the average temperature rise of approximately 2 to 11.5 ° F (1.1 ° C to 6.4 ° C) over the next hundred years. Small changes in average global temperature could lead to large and potentially dangerous changes in climate and weather.

The evidence is clear. Rising temperatures have been accompanied by changes in the weather and climate. Many sites have seen changes in rainfall, which resulted in more flooding, drought or heavy rain and waves more frequent and severe heat.The oceans and glaciers on the planet have also undergone some big changes: the oceans are warming and acidifying, the ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising. As these and other changes are more pronounced in the coming decades, they will have to present challenges to our society and our environment.

Learn about the signs of climate change in the United States.


Humans are largely responsible for recent climate change

smoke coming from a chimney in a factory

Over the past century, human activity has downloaded large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Most greenhouse gases come from the burning of fossil fuels that produce energy, but deforestation, industrial processes and some agricultural practices also emit gases into the atmosphere.

The greenhouse gases act like a blanket around the Earth, which traps energy in the atmosphere and causes it to heat.This phenomenon is called the greenhouse effect is natural and necessary to sustain life on Earth. However, the accumulation of greenhouse gases can change the Earth´s climate and dangerous effects to human health and welfare and ecosystems.

The choices we make today will affect the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will in the near future and for years to come.

Learn about the causes of climate change .


Climate change affects all

Our lives are linked to climate. Human societies have adapted to relatively stable climate which have enjoyed since the last Ice Age ended several millennia ago. A warming climate will result in process changes that could affect our water supplies, agriculture, energy and transport systems, the natural environment and to our own health and safety.

Some of the climate changes are inevitable. carbon dioxide can remain in the atmosphere for about a century so the Earth will continue to warm over the coming decades. The hotter it gets, the greater the risk of more severe changes in climate and Earth system. Although it is difficult to predict the exact impacts of climate change, it is clear that the climate to which we are accustomed to is no longer a guide to which we can trust what we can expect in the future.

We can reduce the risks we face from climate change. Choosing options that reduce pollution from greenhouse gases and prepare for the changes that are already underway, we can reduce the risks of climate change. Our decisions will shape the world in which our children and grandchildren will live.

Learn about the impacts of climate change and adaptation to change .


We can make a difference

hands holding a globe

You can take action. You can take steps at home, on the road, in your office to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and the risks associated with climate change. Many of these steps can save you money; some, such as walking or cycling to work could improve your health! You may also participate in activities to support local or state level energy efficiency, clean energy programs and other climate programs.

Learn about what you can do .

Calculate your carbon footprint and find ways to reduce their emissions through simple actions you take daily.

EPA and other federal agencies are taking action. EPA is working to protect the health and welfare of the people in this country through common sense measures to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases to help communities prepare for change climate.

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In AQUILLA: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.

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