Posted: Dec 10, 2013 6:00 AM
Updated: Dec 10, 2013 6:02 AM
DALLAS (AP) Electricity has been restored to most North Texas homes and businesses as recovery continues from last week's ice storm. Utility Oncor (ON'-kor) says power restoration is essentially complete in the Dallas area. Crews continue working in the Paris area, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas, where scattered outages continue. More than a quarter of a million Oncor customers lost power Friday at the height of the storm that dropped temperatures and also delayed air travel.
HOUSTON (AP) Two administrators are no longer with the Houston Independent School District after facing felony drug charges in Alabama. Prosecutors in Mobile, Ala., say Dana Bost and Ronald Rodriguez had a preliminary hearing yesterday on drug possession counts, with bond set at $25,000. Bost was chief of HISD high schools. Rodriguez was principal of Wheatley High School. Both were hired in July. HISD officials declined to say whether the two were fired or resigned.
DALLAS (AP) Texas Instruments Inc. has narrowed its fourth-quarter outlook. The Dallas-based semiconductor maker says it expects to earn between 44 and 48 cents per share, versus its prior forecast of 42 to 50 cents per share. Analysts polled by FactSet were anticipating earnings of 47 cents per share. It also said that it anticipates revenue between $2.92 billion and $3.04 billion.
DALLAS (AP) A key revenue figure for Southwest Airlines Co. fell in November, as the late Thanksgiving holiday may have pushed some travel into December. Dallas-based Southwest says it expects the figure to rise slightly for the full fourth quarter. Southwest says passenger revenue for every seat flown one mile last month dropped 6 percent from November 2012. That's a closely watched statistic in the airline business, and it falls when fewer seats are filled or if average ticket price declines.