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Results of a new survey show that a growing number of state transportation departments (DOTs) are communicating critical news and information with travelers using Twitter, Facebook and other social media. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) survey of 32 state DOTs finds that 26 states (or 81 percent) are now using Twitter to communicate with travelers when major traffic incidents or severe weather such as snow storms, hurricanes and tornadoes force
HOUSTON — “There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither has he power in the day of death,” Ecclesiastes 8:8 reads. Death, it’s often been said, is an inextricable part of life. But how cultures grieve their deceased and celebrate lives vary greatly. Nowhere is that more apparent than at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston. Since 1992, this 35,000-square-foot museum has aimed to educate visitors
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