Texas News Blog: 19-year-old Meagan Passmore, from Belton Texas, died in a vehicle crash yesterday afternoon. According to police, she was driving on Old State Highway 95 about ten miles outside of Temple when she lost control of her vehicle. The road was reportedly slick at the time. She was prounced dead at the scene.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Texas News Blog: 24-year-old Justin Dean Cox, from Midland Texas, died on Monday in a vehicle accident on Farm-to-Market Road 1788. According to police, the crash occurred on FM 1788 just north of south Highway 191 when Cox lost control of the truck and trailer he was hauling. Police believe fatigue might have been a factor in this fatal wreck. Two other vehicles were also involved in the crash, but none of the other drivers or passengers suffered life threatening injuries.
Posted by Hutch at 11:44 PM
Texas News Blog: 35-year-old Mario Flores, a resident of McAllen Texas, was killed on Monday after the vehicle he was driving was hit by a train. The accident occurred on Highway 84 at Farm Road 2378 near Lubbock. Police still do not know why Flores stopped his truck on the railroad tracks. It could be he either did not see the coming train or he thought stopped traffic in front of him would start moving before it arrived at the crossing.
Posted by Hutch at 11:32 PM
Texas News Blog: 21-year-old Kayla Gawalek, from Denton Texas, died in a motor vehicle accident in Lewisville on Saturday. During the height of a weekend ice storm, Gawalek lost control of her pickup truck which eventually ended up crashing off a bridge and splashing down into Lewisville Lake. Rescue workers recovered her truck from the bottom of the lake and discovered her body still inside. Kayla Gawalek attended North Central Texas College and graduated from Lewisville High School. Funeral services are pending.
Posted by Hutch at 11:12 PM
Texas News Blog: Principal Ronald Rodriguez and Dana Bost, who served as chief high school officer, were both fired by the Houston Independent School District today. According to school officials, Rodriguez and Bost were recently arrested on drug charges in Mobile Alabama. Ronald Rodriguez was the principal at Wheatley High School, before his termination. Richard Barajas has been temporary assigned as the new principal at the school.
Posted by Hutch at 2:30 PM
Texas News Blog: Two people, James Edrith Hales and Jessekah Lynn Few were killed in a car crash in Houston Texas on Sunday. According to police, the wreck occurred around 6:00am in the 4400 block of FM 1960 near Humble. The vehicle driven by Hales, a 2013 Ford Fusion, was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control. The car then went airborne, flipped and landed in the grass beside the road.
Posted by Hutch at 1:40 PM
Texas News Blog: 59-year-old Michael Bonnette died in a motor vehicle accident in Austin Texas on Monday morning. According to police, Bonnette was driving on Highway 620 around 12:30am when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving, ran off the road and struck a tree. This was a one vehicle crash and no one else was injured.
Posted by Hutch at 11:41 AM
Texas News Blog: Late Sunday night there was a hit-and-run crash in Waco, Texas that left one person dead. According to police, the wreck took place at the Brazos River Bridge on Waco Drive. The suspected vehicle was described as a Dodge Magnum, either red or maroon in color. 4-vehicles were involved in this crash and there were numerous injuries. Police are asking the public for help in locating who was driving the hit-and-run vehicle that caused this fatal wreck.
Posted by Hutch at 12:05 AM
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Texas News Blog: While I hope it is just reckless speculation, I just read a story in the Dallas Morning News that claims the Washington Redskins intend to pursue Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles, if they fire current coach Mike Shanahan. For a die-hard Bears fan like myself, this news made my stomach hurt only one day after coach Briles lead the Bears to their first ever Big 12 championship. We all know that Robert Griffin III (RG3) was drafted by the Redskins after winning the Heisman Trophy during his senior year at Baylor. Since that time, RG3 and Briles have maintained a strong personal friendship. Baylor recently increase the income of Art Briles, reportedly to 4-million dollars per year and extended his contract to 10-seasons. While I think it is unlikely Art Biles will want to leave Baylor to coach the Washington Redskins, I won't feel better now until I hear the coach himself put to rest this new speculation.
Posted by Hutch at 11:27 PM
Texas News Blog: 10-year-old Yahir Vidal, from Austin Texas, died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver this weekend. After Vidal's father lost control of his car, the family got out and that is when the 10-year-old was hit by a driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck. After hitting the boy and his grandfather, the Chevy driver hit another vehicle and then left the scene. This incident occurred on Highway 183 at Burleson Road. There were several people injured, but police have not released their names.
Posted by Hutch at 9:39 PM
Texas News Blog: 26-year-old Sergio Diaz, from Dallas Texas, died in a car crash this weekend. According to police, Diaz was killed early Sunday morning when he crash his vehicle into a tree in the 6200 block of Royal Lane. The Dallas Police Department said the cause of Sergio Diaz's death was blunt force trauma. So far, three people have lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents in the DFW metroplex this weekend.
Posted by Hutch at 7:55 PM
Texas News Blog: 31-year-old Robert Deckard, a San Antonio Texas police officer, was critically wounded early this morning while pursuing robbery suspects. It all began when two suspects robbed the San Pedro Food Mart around midnight. After a call was placed alerting police to the robbery, Officer Robert Deckard located the suspect vehicle and began a pursuit around 2:00am. Some time during that chase, officer Deckard was shot in the head and then taken to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition after surgery. Police have arrested two suspects in connection to the robbery and the attempted capital murder of a police officer.
Posted by Hutch at 7:29 PM
Texas News Blog: David Daugherty contacted a DFW television station this morning to let them know that he and his family have been stranded on Interstate 20, about 60-miles west of Fort Worth, for the past 11-hours. They were on their way to DFW Airport when they got stuck on an icy stretch of road. Daugherty said he has been trying to contact rescue workers, but no one is answering the telephone. He said there has been no sign of ice removing equipment or rescue personnel since his family was stranded. Daugherty, a truck driver by trade, said he has never seen anything like this. Click the details link below to read more of his story.
Posted by Hutch at 1:51 PM
Texas News Blog: 18-year-old Alexandria Fratus, a resident of Beaumont Texas, has been reported as missing by the police department there. Fratus was last seen at Barkwood Pet Resort. Witnesses said that she appeared to be injured and disoriented. Family and friends of Alexandria did not hear from her the rest of the day. Police believe she is driving a 2010 Ford Mustang (Silver). If you know the whereabouts of Alexandria Fratus, please contact the Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234.
Posted by Hutch at 12:49 AM
Texas News Blog: 20-year-old Greggory Allen Tiemann and 19-year-old Madison Marie Bristow, from Lexington Texas, died in a motor vehicle accident in Lee County on Saturday morning. An SUV driven by 19-year-old Mason Edward Allen crashed on FM 696 in Lee County and then rolled over several times, ejecting the two passengers from the vehicle before coming to rest in a ditch. Allen was transported to University Medical Center in Austin, where is was treated for non life threatening injuries.
Posted by Hutch at 12:34 AM
Texas News Blog: 68-year-old Alfredo Villarreal, from Fort Stockton Texas, was killed on Thursday in a Highway 385 wreck near Ector County. According to police, Villarreal hit a patch of black ice which caused the vehicle he was in to rollover several times. Two other people were injured in the accident and are being treated at a local hospital.
Posted by Hutch at 12:03 AM
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Texas News Blog: Under the leadership of head coach Art Briles and starting quarterback Bryce Petty, the Baylor Bears just won their first Big 12 Championship. In the final game to be played in Floyd Casey Stadium, the Baylor Bears defeated the UT Longhorns today and earned a visit to the Fiesta Bowl. In the end, the final score was not even close (Baylor 30 & UT 10). Today's Baylor Big 12 championship might not have happened without the help of OU's victory over Oklahoma State earlier in the day. The last time Baylor won a conference championship was back during the days of the Southwest Conference. The 2014 season will find the Bears playing in a brand new stadium, currently under construction, on I-35 and the Brazos River. Congratulations Baylor on an outstanding season.
Posted by Hutch at 7:16 PM
Texas News Blog: Last night, I wrote about hundreds of people being stranded on Interstate 35 between Denton, Texas and the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. While there are still problems with that stretch of road, according to police - the worst place to be today on I-35 is in the northbound lanes near Sanger, Texas. 18-wheeler-trucks are finding it difficult to climb an incline on the highway there, leaving themselves and people behind them in cars trapped on an ice covered roadway. Rescue workers are trying different techniques to improve road conditions and to remove trapped drivers as quickly as possible. The best advice anyone could give you is to stay off of I-35 between the DFW area and Oklahoma. Even if you need to get home or back to work, you could find yourself trapped on the side of the road with help hours away from reaching you.
Posted by Hutch at 12:14 PM
Texas News Blog: The National Weather Service predicts the temperature at Floyd Casey Stadium this afternoon in Waco will be 27 degrees at kickoff. While some folks who live in the Texas panhandle are use to this type of cold winter weather, football fans from Austin and Waco are not that tough when it comes to surviving a harsh climate. To make matters worst, light rain and sleet are also predicted during the Baylor Bears and Texas Longhorns game. It is likely that Floyd Casey Stadium will be filled to capacity, because the stadium's final game will take place today. While I will not be in attendance at today's Ice Bowl on South Valley Mills Drive, I know plenty of people who will be there. Many of them have been on Facebook today writing about their multiple layers of clothing, socks and gloves they intend to wear to the game. However, I have a gut feeling that come half-time, it won't matter how many layers of clothing they are wearing, because all of it will be soaking wet.
Posted by Hutch at 12:44 AM
Texas News Blog: It was a rough day on Friday for hundreds of travelers on Interstate 35 between Denton and Gainesville, Texas. While most Texans experience some type of traffic delay because of icy weather, a small stretch of I-35 ended up being one of the worst places to be on Friday morning. One man who finally made it to his destination told reporters that the last 12-hours of his life, sitting in a stranded car was the longest half day of his life. By the end of the day Friday, traffic speeds on I-35 from north of Dallas and Fort Worth to the Oklahoma border had increased to almost 10-MPH.
Posted by Hutch at 12:00 AM
Friday, December 6, 2013
Texas News Blog: Hundreds of events have been canceled in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex this weekend (December 6, 7 & 8 2013). Click Here to see the complete list that is updated on a regular basis. Everything from schools to parades are listed on this DFW closing list. Remember, if you do have to drive this weekend - please use extreme caution.
Posted by Hutch at 2:47 PM
Texas News Blog: 23-year-old Robert Cameron Redus, a student at the University of the Incarnate Word in Alamo Heights Texas, died this morning after he was shot by a police officer at the Tree House Apartments. The name of the police officer has not been released at this time. It appears the police officer, an employee with the University of the Incarnate Word, was off-campus when he stopped the student for an unknown traffic violation. The officer has been put on administrative leave while an investigation takes place.
Posted by Hutch at 1:54 PM
Texas News Blog: 29-year-old Chase Brandenburgh died in an early morning crash in Arlington, Texas. Brandenburgh was driving eastbound on I-20 near Cooper Street when he struck the back of a big rig truck. According to police, he tried to stop before colliding with the 18-wheeler, but icy road conditions prevented him from avoiding the wreck. Police continue to investigate this traffic accident.
Posted by Hutch at 8:29 AM
Texas News Blog: 63-year-old Israel Delacerda, from Hereford Texas, died in a house fire on Thursday. According to police, Delacerda was found deceased in his bedroom. The fire alleged started when a power extension cord became overloaded. The fire started around 8:30am at 321 Avenue J. There were no other injuries in the blaze.
Posted by Hutch at 8:19 AM
Texas News Blog: Hundreds of thousands of Texans are in the dark this morning as a massive ice storm blankets millions of people in the Lone Star State. It started yesterday in the Lubbock area, then spread to Dallas and Fort Worth last night. Then early this morning it hit the cities of Waco, Temple and Killeen. I just looked out the window here in Waco and folks it looks really nasty out there. This ice storm is far from over as it continues to slowly move south toward Austin, San Antonio and even into Bryan, College Station and Houston. All I can say is get ready for some cold and nasty weather the rest of today and throughout the weekend. Winter has come to the state of Texas and she is not happy.
Posted by Hutch at 7:43 AM