Posted: Aug 18, 2013 2:30 AM
Updated: Aug 18, 2013 2:30 AM
DALLAS (AP) State transportation officials are discussing a shift of responsibility for maintaining nearly 1,900 miles of urban highways in 59 cities to those cities' governments. The Dallas Morning News reports the Texas Transportation Commission will discuss the proposal on August 29th. The newspaper reports the shift would force the city governments to absorb $165 million each year in new costs.
DALLAS (AP) The Justice Department has filed a clean-air lawsuit against Dallas-based Luminant Generation over pollution from two coal-fired East Texas power plants. The Big Brown plant near Fairfield and the Martin Lake plant near Tyler are at the center of the lawsuit. It alleges Luminant made changes to the two plants without permits or needed improvements, resulting in increased air pollution. A Luminant statement says the federal allegations are without merit.
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) A female giraffe that had given birth to six calves at an East Texas zoo, including one in January, has died. Emi Lane was 16. Officials at the Ellen Trout Zoo say the Masai (mah-SYE') giraffe died of acute cardiac arrest on Tuesday.
EAGLE ROCK, Mo. (AP) A North Texas man has been killed in a single-vehicle crash in southwest Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 37-year-old Brice Mork of Hurst, Texas, was pronounced dead early yesterday near the accident on Missouri Route 86 east of Eagle Rock.