Posted: Sep 19, 2012 5:24 PM
Updated: Sep 19, 2012 5:25 PM
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) American Airlines and American Eagle say they will cancel 300 flights this week to cope with a high number of pilots reporting sick and an increase in maintenance reports filed by crews. That's 1.25 percent of the 24,000 flights that were scheduled by the two airlines, which are owned by Fort Worth-based AMR Corporation. The airline began bankruptcy organization last year.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright is resigning effective September 30th to go into private law practice. Wainwright has served on the state's highest court for civil matters since 2003. He is the third longest-serving justice on the nine-member court.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) A suburban Dallas county has reported its fourth West Nile-related death and at least the 55th reported in Texas. A Plano health department statement says a Plano resident is the Dallas suburb's second West Nile death. Collin County officials say the death is the fourth in the county, all of whom have been older than 80 years old and with other medical problems.
HOUSTON (AP) Swift Energy Company has resumed its Louisiana operations affected by Hurricane Isaac. Houston-based Swift Energy announced today that production has resumed at its Lake Washington Field in Plaquemines Parish and Bay de Chene Field in Jefferson and Lafourche Parishes. Those sites closed August 26th. Isaac made landfall August 28th near the mouth of the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana.