Each and every day, waves move sand back and forth, onto and away from beaches. The thin ribbon of sandy barrier islands and beaches along America’s coastline shifts constantly, especially during hurricanes, nor’easters, and other extreme storms.
The rainwater harvesting system at the Menard Public Library irrigates many plots of native plants and includes a rain garden area. A 2,500 gallon galvanized tank collects water from the library’s roof. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Justin Mechell)
306 – Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops. Constantine --- as the first Christian emperor -- is a significant figure in the history of Christianity. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on his orders at the purported site of Jesus' tomb in Jerusalem, became the holiest place in Christendom. The Papacy claimed temporal power through Constantine.