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  • According to Brian Van Zee, inland fisheries regional director for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the large amounts of water flowing down river basins in May and June could potentially spread zebra mussels from the current seven infested lakes to more water bodies.
  • Since 2009, a group of guys from Louisiana has been traveling annually to the White River below Bull Shoals Dam in north-central Arkansas. They have turned the week-long trip into more than a leisure vacation, giving the event a name, logo and website - Arkansas Adventure.
  • My daughter Lizann offered to loan me her car when I traveled to Chicago recently for the birth of her first child. "No thanks, Liz. Id rather have gum surgery."
  • Dr. Joe Mask, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service veterinarian, demonstrates halter technique during the recent Texas 4-H Veterinary Science Camp. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)
  • Dallas, Texas native Rhonda Brown, a landscape architect, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston district, has managed projects around the world during her 21-year USACE career. U.S. Army photo
  • 1950 Korean War: Task Force Smith: American and North Korean forces first clash, in the Battle of Osan. Task Force Smith, a U.S. task force of 400 infantry supported by an artillery battery, was moved to Osan, south of the South Korean capital Seoul, and ordered to fight as a rearguard to delay advancing North Korean forces while additional U.S. troops arrived in the country to form a stronger defensive line to the south. The task force lacked both anti-tank guns and effective infantry anti-tank weapons, having been equipped with obsolescent 2.36-in. rocket launchers and a few 57 mm recoilless rifles. Aside from a limited number of HEAT shells for the unit's 105-mm howitzers, crew-served weapons capable of defeating the T-34 Soviet tank had not been distributed to U.S. Army forces in Korea. A North Korean tank column equipped with ex-Soviet T-34/85 tanks overran the task force in the first encounter and continued its advance south. photo of American soldier Robert L. Witzig with a 2.36-inch bazooka as he prepares to take aim at a North Korean tank during the Battle of Osan. On his right is Kenneth R. Shadrick, who would later be reported as the first American killed in the Korean War.