Posted: May 9, 2014 6:01 AM
Updated: May 9, 2014 6:01 AM
DALLAS (AP) Winds reaching up to 70 mph in parts tore through North Texas yesterday afternoon. Strong winds destroyed a mobile home near Joshua. Authorities say a mother and child were injured but their injuries didn't seem life-threatening. Emergency personnel also rescued five children from a rapidly filling creek in southern Dallas after up to 4 inches of rain flooded the stream.
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston school board has decided to fire five elementary school teachers for allegedly helping students cheat on state exams last year. Attorneys for the teachers at Jefferson Elementary have said they are innocent. They can appeal their firing to the Texas Education Agency. A district investigation into cheating allegations preceded the decision.
PLANO, Texas (AP) The city of Plano is scheduled to vote on an agreement with Toyota on Monday that moves the automaker's U.S. headquarters to the Dallas suburb. The city proposes a 100-acre reinvestment zone and a 10-year, 50 percent rebate on property taxes. Toyota announced last month that it was moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas.
HEARNE, Texas (AP) Hearne Mayor Ruben Gomez says the police officer who shot Pearlie Golden should be fired. Texas Rangers are investigating what led to a Hearne police officer fatally shooting Golden at her home after responding to a 911 disturbance call this week. Hearne police have said in a statement that Golden "brandished a gun" when Officer Stephen Stem arrived Tuesday night.