Posted: Mar 23, 2014 2:30 AM
Updated: Mar 23, 2014 2:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas Department of Transportation is joining the battle to make some of the worst toll-road deadbeats pay up. The Austin American-Statesman reports TxDOT plans to partner with law enforcement agencies to impound vehicles of those who've run up at least 100 violations within a year but still drive the tollways.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) Crews were working through the night after a barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching. Booms were brought in to try to contain the spill, which the Coast Guard said was reported at around 12:30 p.m. yesterday by the captain of the 585-foot ship, Summer Wind.
SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) Drag boat races in San Angelo have been delayed nearly three months due to low water levels at Lake Nasworthy amid lack of rain. The San Angelo Standard-Times reports the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series races originally scheduled June 27th through 29th have been reset to September 12th to 14th.
COPPERAS COVE, Texas (AP) Three special needs students in wheelchairs have suffered minor injuries when their Central Texas school bus flipped on its roof after being hit by a car. Officials with the Copperas Cove Independent School District say three children, an attendant and the bus driver were slightly hurt in Friday afternoon's wreck.