Texas

Texas Gov. To Tour Tornado-Stricken Area
FORNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to survey by air today the damage caused by Tuesday’s tornadoes. The National Weather Service says a twister with winds as high as 165 miles an hour touched down in Forney, east of Dallas. Other tornadoes in Arlington and Lancaster appea…
Texas Tornado Makes Truck Trailers Fly [VIDEO]
A television station helicopter grabbed some pretty incredible video of the storms that hit Texas yesterday. The storm which caused a number of injuries, but no reported deaths, rolled through the Dallas area and as evidenced by this video was powerful enough to pick up truck trailers and make them …
Baseball-Sized Hail Forecast For Okla., Texas
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Baseball-sized hail and damaging winds are in the forecast for parts of Oklahoma and Texas the day after two tornadoes damaged homes in Nebraska. Meteorologists at the National Weather Center’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., say Monday’s severe we…
11 Children Removed From Home
DAYTON, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities have removed 11 children from a home after finding some restrained by harnesses and discovering other signs of abuse. Child Protective Services spokeswoman Gwen Carter says 10 adults also were living in the one-story, 1,700-square-foot home in Dayton, ab…
AP Newsbreak: Dallas-Fort Worth Emerge From Drought
HOUSTON (AP) — For millions of residents in the Dallas area, one of the most severe droughts in Texas history is no longer a concern — for now. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map posted online Thursday classifies the Dallas-Fort Worth area as officially out of drought for the first ti…
Texas Electoral Maps At Issue Before Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal law says states and localities with a history of discrimination cannot change any voting procedures without first getting approval from the Justice Department or a federal court in Washington. Yet Texas is asking the Supreme Court to allow the use of new, unapprove…
Stranded Ariz. Student, Texas Family Rescued
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona State University student says she had nothing to eat but two candy bars while her car was stuck in the snow for nine days in a remote area of east-central Arizona. A state away, a Texas family found themselves struggling to breathe after nearly two days in t…
Runaway Equipment Cart Takes Out Winning Coach [VIDEO]
Several people standing at midfield at Cowboys Stadium were hit by a runaway golf cart Saturday during a Texas state championship high school football game. Players and coaches were talking with the media on the field after the game when the unmanned cart blindsided a group of about eight people sta…