Posted: May 13, 2014 2:31 AM
Updated: May 13, 2014 2:32 AM
FRITCH, Texas (AP) Teams of emergency officials will comb a 4-square-mile area of the Texas Panhandle to assess the damage left by a wildfire and search for potential victims. The crews will mount a door-to-door search today of the area around Lake Meredith. Authorities say the fire destroyed 156 buildings and forced about 2,100 people from their homes.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A former Austin police detective has been indicted on a manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man last year during a bank robbery investigation. A grand jury indicted former Detective Charles Kleinert in the July 2013 death of Larry Eugene Jackson Jr. Conviction of the second-degree felony is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) A ceremony is set in Galveston this week to honor the 110th anniversary of the first public library for African Americans in Texas. The branch of the city's public Rosenberg Library was established there specifically for black Galvestonians in May 1904. The ceremony will include the unveiling of two commemorative plaques.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The panel that regulates the Texas oil and gas industry is waiting on more information before accepting any linkage between increased seismic activity and drilling activity. The House Subcommittee on Seismic Activity heard testimony yesterday on whether drilling has factored in a series of more than 25 earthquake detected around Azle since November.