Posted: Oct 21, 2012 2:31 AM
Updated: Oct 21, 2012 2:32 AM
DALLAS (AP) Call it the curse of Big Tex. On the same day the Texas State Fair's larger-than-life mascot went up in flames, the power failed on the 200-foot-tall Stratosphere ride with about two dozen people in the air. The riders were trapped for a little more than two hours Friday, and were lowered to safety by 11:20 p.m. that evening.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) A San Antonio woman is accused of staging her own abduction because she wanted a day off from work and some attention. Sheila Bailey Eubank is charged with aggravated perjury. The 48-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday. She's free on $100,000 bond.
DALLAS (AP) A Dallas-area high school football star found dead in a North Texas lake has been remembered by his team and school. In the first game after Jacob Logan was found dead, students at Coppell (kuh-PEHL') High School wore T-shirts Friday calling him a "hybrid, legend and guardian angel." Players wore helmets with Logan's Number 21 jersey number. Logan's body was found after four days Thursday near the cliff from which he jumped into Possum Kingdom Lake.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) For two Central Texas school districts, football games have forced a discussion about whether to play a song that's part of a long Southern tradition: Dixie. The Austin American-Statesman reports that Travis High School in Austin replaced "Dixie" with another song, "Travis Fight." But Hays High School in Buda, south of Austin, is keeping the song for now.