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WACO, Texas (AP) - Authorities say the 911 center that scrambled emergency response to the fatal fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West received more than 1,000 calls the evening of the blast. Waco police, whose dispatchers handle emergency calls from nearby West, said...
WACO, Texas (AP) - Goats could be used to gobble up pesky kudzu vines near a Central Texas arts site. Art Center Waco executive director Mark Arnold wants to try using goats to munch away the vegetative problem. The vines are strangling trees on the slope overlooking the Bosque...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - There are 16 fertilizer plants in Texas like the one that exploded in West, but authorities say they aren't clear if any are near schools or residential centers. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw told lawmakers Monday that he wasn't...
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) - Heavy weekend rains have caused severe flooding in the Mexican city of Piedras Negras on the border with Texas. Coahuila state officials say one person died and 10,000 houses are damaged, leaving 40,000 peoples homeless. State government secretary...
DALLAS (AP) - Susan G. Koman for the Cure has a new CEO. The breast cancer charity announced the appointment of Judith A. Salerno on Monday. Salerno replaces Nancy Briker, the charity's founder, who announced last summer that she would step down following an onslaught of...
An alleged drunk driver killed at least one man late Saturday night in a three-car wreck. Aaron Jaques, 22, was driving a 2009 Dodge Charger northbound in the 7500 block of State Highway 6 north of Sugar Land about 11:30 p.m. when he rear ended a 2001 Chevrolet 2500 pickup,...
A Texas lawmaker says the state may need new laws and regulations regarding the safe handling of hazardous materials after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West highlighted the dangers. Coming up tomorrow, Chairman of the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee...
A deadly motorcycle accident in New Braunfels leaves one man dead. Investigators say that speed was a factor in the crash. At 8:00 Friday night on South Business 35 near Seguin Avenue, investigators say 44-year-old Timothy Hohn of Canyon Lake was driving at a high rate of speed...
A South Texas businessman has been indicted on bribery charges related to nearly $600,000 worth of concrete work for Maverick County. An indictment unsealed Thursday names 52-year-old Salvador Castillon, who owns South Texas Concrete in Eagle Pass. Castillon appeared before a...