Llano Estacado

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

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On the Llano Estacado in western Texas, reproductive females have only been documented May-November (Choate 1997), but farther south in Texas, B.
The author encountered the storm at about 4:30 pm in the afternoon coming north off the Llano Estacado in New Mexico into the Quay Valley.
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.
The mammals of the Llano Estacado. Special Publications of the Museum, Texas Tech University 40: 1-239.
Recently, the Llano Estacado Regional Water Management Planning Group has proposed the adoption of a project to purchase groundwater in Hartley or Roberts counties in the Panhandle, transporting it by pipeline to several small cities not served by the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority and eventually tying in to Lubbock's pipeline which brings water to the city from its Sandhills well field in B alley and Lamb counties (Groundwater Purchase...,20 00).
Her son Quanah led the subtribe of "Nyakah" or "Noconi" Comanches from the canyonlands of the Palo Duro out onto Llano Estacado and the Texas Panhandle to raid and hunt for decades before Colonel Ranald McKenzie, commanding black cavalrymen, destroyed the Noconi horse herd.
We're in Lubbock, Texas, at Llano Estacado Winery, tasting premium varietal vintages in a state whose winemaking industry is rapidly coming of age
From age 4, when her parents moved to the area at the edge of the Llano Estacado to her young adulthood and marriage prior to her writing the first of her many columns in the 30's, Nellie never failed to bring a zest for the joys of her rural life to each daily task and to her writing.
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.
This study provides playa researchers of the Llano Estacado with a single listing (Table 1) of ostracod species likely encountered as well as a taxonomic key based primarily upon the external characteristics of the carapace of mature specimens.
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).
Greg Bruni, the winemaker at Texas' Llano Estacado, can't afford to be as sanguine as his colleague in Virginia, because he can't command ultra-premium prices for his wines.
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