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Nursing Home Evacuees Arrive

Updated: 09/23/2005 - 9-23-05 - Sherman emergency units were called into action Thursday night after the arrival of a bus carrying nursing home evacuees. The bus pulled into the Sherman Health Center around 9 p.m..

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FEMA Presence in Texas Prepares for Rita Response

Updated: 09/23/2005 - 9-23-05 - As thousands of coastal Texans rush to get inland before Hurricane Rita strikes the coast, federal officials are monitoring the storm from Austin, waiting for landfall and the expected need for federal relief efforts.

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Tears, Anger as Many Are Stuck

Updated: 09/23/2005 - 9-23-05 - Wilma Skinner would like to scream at the officials of this city. If only they would pick up their phones. With Hurricane Rita breathing down Houston's neck, those with cars were stuck in gridlock trying to ...

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Rita Brings Houston's Refining Industry to Standstill

Updated: 09/23/2005 - 9-23-05 - Hurricane Rita's wandering aim could determine whether motorists face a small and temporary bump in gasoline prices or adjust their budgets to absorb a bigger hit over a period of weeks. Oil-industry experts say Rita's ...

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24 Believed Killed in Bus Fire, Explosion

Updated: 09/23/2005 - 9-23-05 - A bus carrying nursing home residents fleeing from Hurricane Rita caught fire then was rocked by explosions early Friday on a gridlocked highway near Dallas, killing as many as 24 people, authorities said.

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Salvation Army Volunteers Prepare For Impact

Updated: 09/22/2005 - 9-22-05 - Salvation Army volunteers in Carter County who just got back home from Houston, are gearing up to return. The Salvation Army in Ardmore has served almost 30,000 people this year, and they may ...

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Rita Evacuees Arrive in Texoma

Updated: 09/23/2005 - 9-22-05 - Hotels and shelters are filling up fast in Texoma as evacuees travel north to escape Rita's path. As of Thursday at 3 pm, no rooms were available at the Hampton Inn in ...

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Roberts Nomination Sent to Full Senate For Approval

Updated: 09/22/2005 - 9-22-05 - The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved John Roberts' nomination as the next Supreme Court chief justice, virtually assuring his confirmation by the Senate next week. The official tally ...

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Traffic Jams Slow Rita Evacuation

Updated: 09/22/2005 - 9-22-05 - Houston has as lot more drivers than New Orleans, making for a crowded getaway as motorists flee southeastern Texas in advance of Hurricane Rita. Residents of the Houston area have more than 2.7 million cars and trucks by the government's count.

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Updated: 09/24/2005 - KXII is committed to giving you updated information on Hurricane Rita including its impact on Texoma.

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Couple Plans to Ride Out Storm in Galveston Home

Updated: 09/22/2005 - 9-22-05 - Jennifer McDonald hears hurricane warnings every summer. She knows about the deadly consequences predicted for those who stay. But every year it's the same thing: a bunch of news ...

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"Monster" Storm - Rita Spins Toward Texas

Updated: 09/22/2005 - 9-22-05 - With frightening speed, Hurricane Rita grew into a monster storm with 175-mph sustained winds in the Gulf of Mexico early Thursday, sending more than 1.3 million residents in Texas and ...

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Food Providers Worry About Future Donations

Updated: 09/22/2005 - 9-22-05 - Striking a balance, food versus need in the wake of tragedy, promises to test the abilities of small assistance agencies increasingly critical to the long-term needs of Hurricane Katrina survivors.

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Nation's Worst Storm, in 1900, is Galveston's Legacy

Updated: 09/22/2005 - 9-22-05 - As a point of pride, native Galvestonians like to refer to themselves as BOI - Born On the Island. It's a way of making them stand out from those who have chosen to flock to this 30-mile-long ...

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Rita Packing Texas Hotels

Updated: 09/22/2005 - 09-22-05 - Hotels across the state of Texas are filling up fast as evacuees from the coast area make their way north in preparation for Hurricane Rita. Almost every hotel, stretching from Dallas to Oklahoma...

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Local Emergency Mgmt. Prepares for Rita

Updated: 09/22/2005 - 9-22-05 - In the wake of some agencies being unprepared for Hurricane Katrina, Carter County is making sure they will be prepared for the worst from Rita. Emergency Management doesn't ...

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Weber Aircraft Employees on Strike

Updated: 09/21/2005 - 9-21-05 - Hundreds of laborers at Weber Aircraft in Gainesville have been on strike since 5 a.m. Wednesday morning trying to get new contract negotiations. They say they are willing to stand out in the ...

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Rita Strengthens Into Category 5 Storm

Updated: 09/21/2005 - 9-21-05 - The National Hurricane Center says that Hurricane Rita has strengthened into a top-of-the-scale Category 5 storm, with sustained wind of 165 mph. Residents of the Texas Gulf Coast have already ...

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Governor Names Sharp to Head School Finance Panel

Posted: 09/21/2005 - 9-21-05 - Republican Gov. Rick Perry appointed Democrat John Sharp on Wednesday to lead a panel charged with restructuring the state tax system to pay for public schools. Sharp, who'd been considering a ...

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Rita Could Cause Billions in Insured Losses

Updated: 09/21/2005 - 9-21-05 - With Hurricane Rita barreling through the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas, homeowners and property insurers are bracing for potentially billions of dollars in damages. Texas homeowners already ...

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Senators Offer Suggestions for Supreme Court Vacancy

Updated: 09/21/2005 - 9-21-05 - Leading senators floated the names of about a dozen candidates to fill Sandra Day O'Connor's vacancy on the Supreme Court, but President Bush kept his list to himself at a White House ...

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Assistant Warden Tells of Lax Investigations

Updated: 09/21/2005 - 9-21-05 - More than 1,850 "life endangerment claims" were filed by Allred Unit inmates in the 18 months that a gay burglary convict was imprisoned there, and several were his reports of being raped ...

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Bush Administration Highlights Rita Readiness

Updated: 09/21/2005 - 9-21-05 - The Bush administration is advertising its stepped-up response plans for Hurricane Rita before the storm hits the Gulf Coast, eager to avoid the public pounding it got for its reaction to Hurricane ...

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Galveston Evacuating Residents as Rita Looms

Updated: 09/21/2005 - 9-21-05 - This island city on Wednesday readied to evacuate hundreds of people who can't leave on their own as Hurricane Rita barreled toward the Texas Gulf Coast. About 80 buses were set to leave ...

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Fiery Accident Kills Two on I-35

Updated: 09/21/2005 - 9-21-05 - Northbound lanes of I-35 near Gainesville have re-opened after a fiery accident Tuesday night involving 18-wheelers that left two people dead. A tractor-trailer and a tow truck were stopped on the ...

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