Posted: Mar 10, 2013 3:40 AM
Updated: Mar 10, 2013 3:40 AM
MOODY, Texas (AP) Firefighters have finally fully contained a Central Texas wildfire that charred about 500 acres in the six days since it started. Texas Forest Service spokesman Steven Carter says the fire was 100 percent contained Friday, and firefighters should be finished dousing hotspots by later today. The location is about 35 miles southwest of Waco.
COPPERAS COVE, Texas (AP) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin the Third now has a street segment named for him in his Central Texas hometown. The Redskins rookie sensation last season and Baylor's Heisman Trophy winner the season before played high school football in the town of Copperas Cove, near the large Fort Hood military base.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech police are investigating the discovery in a dormitory room of what they say are materials necessary to produce methamphetamine. Texas Tech spokesman Chris Cook says the setup wasn't operational and not a threat to other students. Nevertheless, campus police brought in the meth lab unit of the Texas Department of Public Safety to handle the hazardous chemicals and other materials.
HOUSTON (AP) Macy's landmark downtown Houston store has made its last sale. The 10-story Main Street retail fixture closed 66 years after it opened as the Foley's department store. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based chain announced in January that it would close the store when its lease expires this spring.