Spring has sprung and now it is time for fun!

Book titled "The Spring Equinox"Are you looking for some fun and excitement but do not know what to do? Then you should stop by your Jacinto City Library for some help! Your library has a brochure stand near the adult magazines which seems to show little signs of use. In this stand are a bunch of useful ideas to assist you in choosing where to have that next family outing. From the educational Johnson Space Center to the cool Schlitterbahn Park, there are dozens of available options for you. Some of the brochures even have special savings inside. That sounds swell to me. If you have trouble finding it please feel free to ask one of the staff members.

THE 1973 OIL CRISIS

On October 1973, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) began an oil embargo against America, Europe, and Japan because of U.S. involvement in the Yom Kippur War between Israel and an Arab coalition effort led by Egypt and Syria. America, in an effort to help Israel defend itself against the Arab coaltion, supplied the Israeli military and this angered the Arab coalition. As a result, OAPEC stopped their supply of oil to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries which inlcuded the U.S. This led to a huge oil price increase that put pressure on the U.S. The war eventually cooled down and American negotiators managed to help bring a ceasefire to the area, and consequently end the oil embargo in March 1974. As always, all this and more information on OAPEC, the Middle East, the Yom Kippur War, and the American energy crisis of the 1970s is available at your Jacinto City Library.

Discovering Uranus

On March 10, 1977 astronomers discovered several rings around Uranus. Astronomers Douglas J. Mink, Edward W. Dunham, and James L. Elliot made their discovery while examining the atmosphere of Uranus at the Kuiper Airborne Observatory. Over the years, other rings around the planet were found by the Voyager 2 spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope. Now a total of thirteen rings are known to exist around Uranus. For more information please come and visit your Jacinto City Library.

Texas Pride!

picture of alamo Did you know on March 2, 1836 Texas declared itself independent from Mexico?  175 years ago today, Texas was a nation separate from the United States as well. It would not become an official part of the U.S. until December 29, 1845, over 9 years after Texas declared its independence and named itself the Republic of Texas. It would become the 28th state to join the Union. Texans celebrate today as Texas Flag Day, a state holiday established in 1915 to observe Texas Independence Day.

Bridge Over Troubled Water Presents: "Telling Amy's Story"

The Bridge Over Troubled Waters Presents: "Telling Amy's Story" tomorrow tonight at 5 PM.  It is a film on domestic violence.  A discussion will follow the film.  For more information on the program, contact Kirby Gibbs or Lupe Cedillo at The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, 713-712-0753.

 

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