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SE Texans can help with tornado relief
While rescue crews sift through miles of rubble left by Monday’s monstrous tornado in search of survivors, local organizations are preparing to send both volunteers and supplies to assist the crippled area.
• Go to www.redcross.org to donate
Kree, Candice bring soul to 'Idol' finale
Woodville native and Southeast Texas sweetheart Kree Harrison may already be a local hero, the 22-year-old battled to be America's Idol against fellow Southerner Candice Glover from South Carolina Wednesday night.
Southeast Texas rallies around ‘Idol’
Kree Harrison will take the stage at 7 p.m. Wednesday for the title of "American Idol" on FOX. Make sure to vote!
Angelina Jolie gets double masectomy
Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.
- High-tech pushes for more in immigration bill
Philly abortion doctor guilty in 3 babies’ deaths
An abortion doctor was convicted Monday of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy, “house of horrors” clinic.
- Local project cleaning air, boosting oil production
Texas launches criminal probe into plant explosion
Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month, after weeks of largely treating the blast as an industrial accident.
Granger sentenced to death in courthouse shooting
After disrupting his capital murder trial several times with profanity-filled outbursts, a Texas man erupted in one final chaotic fit when a jury sentenced him to death on Tuesday for killing a bystander while trying to shoot his daughter outside a courthouse.
Bartholomew Granger’s courtroom rants against his daughter, prosecutors and the judge had intensified since he was convicted last week of capital murder in the death of 79-year-old Minnie Ray Sebolt, who was walking outside the courthouse in Beaumont when she was shot in March 2012.
BREAKING NEWS: Gas line rupture in Nederland has been fixed
A 4-inch gas line in Nederland was ruptured near 12th and Atlanta at around 9:24 a.m. Tuesday. Texas Gas Company associates are on scene and have managed to shut down the leak. Nederland Fire Department is on hand as a precaution in case the gas is ignited.
Streets around the area are being blocked as a precaution.
Check back as more information becomes available.
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