Texas News Blog: Funeral services for Eddie Briles have been scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday December 1, 2013) at the First Baptist Church in Haskell. Burial will follow in Rule, Texas. Eddie Briles died earlier this week when he struck his head after falling in his bathroom. Baylor University has requested that people please allow Coach Art Briles, Eddie's brother, the privacy he needs to grieve this family loss.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Texas News Blog: 71-year-old Shelia Ann Donowho from New Mexico was killed in a car crash on I-20 between Tye and Merkel on Friday. According to police, Billy Donowho, age 72, was critically injured in the same crash. He was taken to Hendrick Medical Center.
Texas News Blog: The words Southlake Carroll and defeated are not used very often in a sentence or news headline, but this morning Euless Trinity has changed all that. In a shocking high school football playoff game last night, Euless Trinity beat Southlake Carroll by the score of 42-38. Euless Trinity will continue on in the playoffs.
Texas News Blog: Police in the Dallas/Fort Worth area have been search for days trying to locate David Matthew Merill and early this morning they located him in a motel room in Euless. Before Merrill was taken into custody, he shot himself and later died at a hospital. Merrill was wanted by police in the murder of his father-in-law in September.
Texas News Blog: 17-year-old Desmond Payton, a football player at College Station High School, was arrested on Thursday for theft at a local Wal-Mart. According to police, Wal-Mart security caught Payton opening a game and then removed disks which he hid inside the "hoody" jacket he was wearing. Payton was charged with theft.
Texas News Blog: Last Saturday night was a long and depressing time for Baylor fans as OSU took the Bears to the woodshed. For Baylor, the 2013 season had been pretty much perfect up until then. Now fast forward one week and fans are wondering which Baylor Bears team will show up to play in Fort Worth this afternoon. My guess is the old Baylor will be there, considering how embarrassed the team felt after that disastrous game against the Cowboys. And with coach Art Briles' brother passing away this week. There will be a tremendous desire by all team members to play well and win for the coach.
Texas News Blog: 17-year-old Joseph Wayne Woodall died in a vehicle crash Friday morning near Olden. Woodall was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Benjamin Levi Cagle. The accident occurred on County Road 454. Woodall's body was taken to Arringten-Edwards Funeral Home in Eastland where funeral services are pending. It is unknown at this time whether or not Cable was seriously injured.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Texas News Blog: While there are political partisans who have been against Obamacare for years based solely on political reasons, the fact is Obamacare will not work in Texas or any other state without major changes. Most of the public has no idea how expensive this new health insurance will be for members of the middle class who do not currently have group health insurance through an employer. While that part is bad, the biggest reason Obamacare will not work is because the law totally ignores human nature when it allows young people to pay a $90 fine, if they refuse to sign up for coverage that could cost them $1000 per month or more. Now with pre-existing conditions forbidden, human nature tells me that young people will pay the $90 annual fine until they get sick. Then, they will just sign up for health insurance coverage since no one can be turned down for pre-existing conditions under the law. Obamacare must be changed or it will continue to fail, because it ignores basic human nature.
Texas News Blog: 54-year-old Debbie Masters from Malone died in a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday. The crash occurred on Highway 84 and Farm to Market 95. According to police, Masters was a passenger in a Ford pickup truck when the driver ran a stop sign and hit a Toyota Tundra. Masters was taken by helicopter to Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler where she later died.
Texas News Blog: 17-year-old Nick and 13-year-old Cameron Russell were severely injured in a gas fire at their home on Wednesday. Cameron was the most seriously injured with burns to 80% of his body. Doctors at Parkland Hospital have placed him in a medically induced coma to lesson his pain and hopefully speed healing. The teens reportedly poured gas on a small fire causing a flash back blaze that engulfed their bodies.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Texas News Blog: 59-year-old Edward Briles, known to his friends as Eddie, died this week after taking a fall in his bathroom. Eddie was the older brother of Baylor Bears head football coach Art Briles. Coach Briles visited his brother in an Abilene hospital shortly before the family decided to suspend life support efforts. Baylor University has asked that everyone respect the privacy of coach Briles and his family during this tragic time in their lives.
Texas News Blog: 23-year-old Joshua Todd Byers from Amarillo was killed late Wednesday night in an accident on I-40 near Georgia. According to police, Byers was sitting in his stopped car in an outside lane of the Interstate when another vehicle hit him from behind. The driver of the other car was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Texas News Blog: 24-year-old Ryan Ladson Geddings has died in an automobile accident on East Highway 176 in Andrews County. According to police, Geddings collided with a trailer and then with two other vehicles before coming to a stop. 21-year-old Erica Olso, a passenger in the car, was injured and taken to Permian Region Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Texas News Blog: 32-year-old Adam Blake Lee, a resident of Longview, died on Wednesday night in a traffic accident in Midland. According to police, Lee was driving on Highway 158 near East County Road 130 when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a big rig truck. Lee died at the scene of the crash.
Texas News Blog: 20-year-old Robert Owen, a student at the University of North Texas in Denton, was killed in a Thanksgiving afternoon car crash. According to police, Owen hit a road sign which cause his vehicle to roll over. This accident remains under investigation. No other vehicles were involved.
Texas News Blog: 27-year-old Victor Verduzco was killed in a muti-vehicle crash in northeastern Travis County on Wednesday night. 27-year-old Dianna Houck, 30-year-old Alejandro Lara-Cervantes, Juan Macias-Gutierrez, Jorge Garcia and Rodolfo Pena were injured. This crash occurred on FM 973 about 6:30pm.
Texas News Blog: When I was attending Memphis High School back in the late 1970's, a man by the name of Ricky Guy went to the same school. As the years went by, I lost touch with Ricky. However, today I read a touching story about what has happened in his life over the years from a front page story in the Amarillo Globe Newspaper. The best Thanksgiving stories are true and this one about coach Ricky Guy will bring tears to your eyes.
Texas News Blog: 25-year-old Joshua Medina Ramirez was arrested recently in Austin and charged with the aggravated assault of an "Ole Miss" college student, Carson Otter, on 6th Street in September. Otter was seriously injured and was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge where part of his skull was removed in surgery.
Texas News Blog: 29-year-old April Jean Bridger was arrested recently in McGregor on child endangerment charges. According to police, Bridger was in possession of a small plastic bag filled with a white powder suspected to be methamphetamine. The substance was discovered by the grandmother of Bridger's child.
Texas News Blog: 31-year-old Jose Luis Gonzalez was shot and killed yesterday in Alton while sitting in his pickup truck. Police have ordered an autopsy, but have not said whether they have any suspects at this time. This murder took place in the parking lot of a gas station on West Main Street. Police are asking for help from the public.
Texas News Blog: 36-year-old David Matthew Merrill is currently on the run from Texas police after learning there was a warrant for his arrest listing a charge of murder. Merrill reported to a probation office in the DFW area this week and after learning there was a warrant for his arrest, he fled and has not been seen since.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Texas News Blog: 33-year-old Jerry Moreno was killed yesterday after he was shot in the front yard of his house. San Antonio police are searching for two suspects involved in this murder. Moreno's home is located in the 4200 block of Apple Tree Street. Police believe Moreno knew the two people who shot him.
Texas News Blog: 32-year-old Jonathan Ray Shepherd was indicted on murder charges this week for the death of 29-year-old Cheyenne Green in September. The murder took place in Upshur County in East Texas. According to police, Shepherd confessed the crime to his wife and his best friend. No trial date has been scheduled at this time.
Texas News Blog: 5-year-old Yenfry Nathaniel Jimenez and 3-year-old Natalie Martinez died in an apartment fire in Dallas last weekend. Police and fire department officials are still trying to determine what caused the blaze. According to a press release, Jimenez and Martinez were siblings.
Texas News Blog: 22-year-old Kyron Rayshawn Templeton was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly murdered Gail Sandidge with a knife at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. There were other people injured as well, but none were thought to have life threatening injuries. Templeton is being held under a $2.6 million bail.
Texas News Blog: 49-year-old Jimmy Medrano was killed on Monday when a woman, Roxanne Campa, jumped a curb while fleeing a San Antonio police officer. Medrano's family is in a state of shock after Jimmy was taken from them in such a quick and surprising way. Police are still investigating the circumstances that lead up to Medrano's untimely death.