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  • LBJ and Ladybird Johnson stroll through wildflowers.
  • The distribution facility located in McKinney will bring approximately 120 new full-time jobs to the area. By 2017, UPS will also bring over 200 part-time jobs to McKinney.
  • The Creative Arts Center's Annual Art Show and Contest opens Wednesday, August 27. Art will be accepted through Wednesday, September 3 in multiple categories including photography, painting, hand-pulled prints and many others. This year youth entries will be accepted for the first time.
  • This selection of heirloom and naturalizing bulbs will be available by pre-order only until August 31. These easy-to-grow bulbs have been researched and are proven to be suitable for our climate and soil.
  • Fort Worth's well-known tourist attraction, the Stockyards National Historic District, is soon to be home to a new 124-room Marriott Courtyard.
  • 1941 – World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad. The Siege of Leningrad was a prolonged military operation undertaken by the German Army Group North against Leningrad—historically and currently known as Saint Petersburg—in the Eastern Front theatre of World War II. The siege started on 8 September 1941, when the last road to the city was severed. Although the Soviets managed to open a narrow land corridor to the city on 18 January 1943, the siege was finally lifted on 27 January 1944, 872 days after it began. It was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history and overwhelmingly the most costly in terms of casualties. The 872 days of the siege caused unparalleled famine in the Leningrad region through disruption of utilities, water, energy and food supplies. This resulted in the deaths of up to 1,500,000 soldiers and civilians and the evacuation of 1,400,000 more, mainly women and children, many of whom died during evacuation due to starvation and bombardment. Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery alone in Leningrad holds half a million civilian victims of the siege. Economic destruction and human losses in Leningrad on both sides exceeded those of the Battle of Stalingrad, the Battle of Moscow, or the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The siege of Leningrad is the most lethal siege in world history, and some historians speak of the siege operations in terms of genocide, as a "racially motivated starvation policy" that became an integral part of the unprecedented German war of extermination against populations of the Soviet Union generally.