Llano Estacado

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a large semiarid plateau forming the southern part of the Great Plains

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Among other purposes, roads on the Llano Estacado provide access for maintenance of irrigated crop circles, but roads also fragment the landscape and may limit movement of organisms among unfarmed corners (Trombulak and Frissell, 2000).
2008 in Palo Duro Canyon State Park (Randall County) along the eastern escarpment of the Llano Estacado in the Texas Panhandle.
In the High Plains region, Llano Estacado is the largest producer of premium bottled varietals and has claimed more medals than any other Texas winery, including a double gold for a 1984 Chardonnay in the 1986 San Francisco Nationa Wine Competition and a gold medal for a 1985 Cellar Select Cabernet Sauvignon a the 1989 International Wine and Spirit Competition in London.
They are Ed Auler, Fall Creek Vineyards; Nicole Bendele, Becker Vineyards; Paul Bonarrigo, Messina Hof Winery & Resort; Bob Cottle, Pleasant Hill Winery; grapegrower Alphonse Dotson; Gary Elliot, Driftwood Vineyards; Gary Gilstrap, Texas Hills Vineyards; Mark Hyman, Llano Estacado Winery; Rick Naber, Flat Creek Estates; grapegrower Neal Newsom; Gabe Parker, Homestead Winery; Don Pullum, Sandstone Cellars; Bobby Smith, La Buena Vida Winery; Susan Stegar, Tara Vineyard & Winery; Cord Switzer, Fredricksburg Winery and grapegrower Michael Timmons.
Opening at the meeting of two cowboys, Luke Stuart and Tom Schurtz, during the height of the 1877 cattle-trade season, Seven Ox Seven draws the reader into a partnership between the cowboys and Luke's devout wife Elizabeth, with the goal of establishing a ranch at the edge of the Staked Plains, the Llano Estacado, recently (if not completely) vacated by the Comanche.
This area is an ecotonal zone at the junction of three major ecogeographic regions of Texas: the Edwards Plateau, the Llano Estacado and the Trans-Pecos (Blair 1950).
He previously has held positions at Llano Estacado, Cap*Rock in Lubbock, and Cordier Estates in Fort Stockton.
Of course, that's a goal with which Texas wine-makers such as Llano Estacado, Fall Creek, Becker and Messina Hof might want to take issue.
Since then it has been moving northwest into central Texas and the Llano Estacado (Davis 1974; Stangl et al.
Featured wineries will be Fall Creek Vineyards, Flat Creek Estate, Becker Vineyards, Spicewood Vineyards and Llano Estacado Winery.
Mark Hyman, CEO of Llano Estacado summed it up: "Of the 100-plus wineries in Texas, about 15-20 understand marketing through distributors, and the rest either don't want to do it or don't understand it.
The Llano Estacado Wind Ranch is an 80 mega-watt (MW) power plant near White Deer, Texas.
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