Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 7:30 AM - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
9-28-05 - Workers spent Tuesday restoring power knocked out by Hurricane Rita to 12 pumps that carry fresh water needed by 20 petrochemical plants and refiners to resume normal operations, Harris County officials said.
The pumps move 800 million gallons of fresh water daily from the Trinity River to the Lynchburg Reservoir for use by the chemical plants, refineries and others.
More than 600,000 people in parts of Houston, Pasadena, La Porte, Friendswood, League City, Webster, South Houston, Baytown, Deer Park and Nassau Bay are dependent on water from the reservoir. The water level has been dropping because the electricity has been out.
Officials said that without the electricity to the pumps and if the reservoir became depleted, people were facing a two week wait for power restoration and water.
When Harris County officials learned of the problem Saturday, they asked for help from federal energy officials and a local power company to try to fix the problem.
"If we hadn't fixed it pretty quick, we would have seen an interruption of the water supply to major employers, a major source of fuel for all of America and to the city of Houston," Houston Mayor Bill White said Tuesday. "That would have thrown the nation into recession if those plants would not have been up for an extended period of time. ... They need a fresh water supply to run those plants."
Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.