Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 12/05/2013 - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
The water at Lake Murray is down six feet and lapping farther away from the shoreline due to the drought. The lack of rain is creating a hassle for boaters. Susan Adams rents a slip and lives on the lake, and says low water levels makes for slower boating.
"You can see the fishermen out there," said Adams. "They're not as wild and crazy as they usually are because it's low and you might hit something. So does it effect us? Yes."
The danger for boaters when the water is this low is that they can hit hazards like sandbars, tree stumps, or these rocks right here. Hazards that are normally covered by six feet of water.
Lake Murray park management said they have closed all but three of their ten boat ramps because boats are having a difficult time loading and unloading from the lake.
"Is it hard to get the bigger boats in and out? Absolutely," Adams said. "Do they have to bring in special equipment? Yes, because we all protect our boats more than anything else."
And until the drought ends, boaters will have to keep being careful. But Clay Wright with the Noble Foundation said there's no telling when that will be.
"There's really no way to predict a drought," said Wright. "Or, when one's here there's no way predict really how long it will last."
So far this drought has lasted for two years. And while boating might be more difficult, Adams hopes fellow boaters will keep making waves at Lake Murray.
"We hope it doesn't stop people from coming out here because they can still have a great time at the lake," said Adams.
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.