AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Members of an elite search and rescue team from Texas are heading to Oklahoma to help with recovery following a deadly tornado. Governor Rick Perry last night announced the activation of Texas Task Force 1. The emergency response came after a twister yesterday in the Moore, Okla., area left dozens of people dead.
WEST, Texas (AP) - Disaster help may be available for losses not covered by insurance in a Central Texas town recovering from a fertilizer plant explosion. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has urged survivors of the April 17th blast in West to check with FEMA after getting an insurance settlement. The explosion killed 15 people and left about 200 others hurt.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities in Tennessee say Texas state troopers and U.S. marshals have arrested a homicide suspect in Lyford, Texas. Thirty-1-year-old Eric Lozano was arrested last night in the killing of a man in a Nashville, Tenn., motel room. Police say Lozano is a long haul truck driver.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House is considering a proposal that would create special districts for struggling schools. The bill from state Senator Royce West cleared the Senate earlier this month. The House will likely vote on the measure today, but lawmakers have proposed enough changes to send its version to conference committee.
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