A combination of very strong winds, falling temperatures and frozen precipitation will make Wednesday and Wednesday night dangerous for motorists. Freezing rain and sleet will change to snow before ending late Wednesday or early Thursday. Wind chills of 5 to 10 degrees...with air temperatures in the low 20s...can be expected. Roads will be icy Thursday morning but should melt during the day as skies clear and temperatures rise above freezing.
7-23-04 - A Texoma man chose a unique way to celebrate his 93rd birthday on Friday – skydiving. Ottis Murdock says its something he always wanted to do – something he says is his tribute to today’s men and women fighting for our country.
His leap of faith took him to Skydive Dallas in Whitewright. After a 45-minute training session, Murdcock boarded the plane. At a height of 13,500 feet, his freefall began, strapped to a professional skydiver. Falling at a rate of 1,000 feet per second, he says it was quite a ride.
For his 94th birthday, Murdock says he wants to do it all over again.