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Sherman rescue team to be on stand-by until rains subside

Updated: 07/13/2007 - SHERMAN -- Rain continues to fall across the area, meaning fire officials in Sherman are on alert in case of an emergency. Sherman fire Chief Jeff Jones says the High Water Rescue Team will be on stand-by as long as there is a threat of rain.

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Man who failed to register as sex offender gets 12 years

Updated: 07/16/2007 - GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- A man who didn't follow the law received some tough punishment when he failed to register as a sex offender. A Grayson County jury sentenced Michael Steven Hess, 48, to twelve years in prison, one year for every day he was late in registering on his last move.

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Legislator wants gas prices in Carter Co. investigated

Updated: 07/16/2007 - CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- Carter County residents are feeling the pain in their wallets, paying $3.29 a gallon for gas. Some stations dropped their price 20 cents since KXII reported gas prices on Thursday. Now, a state lawmaker is questioning those prices.

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Red Cross helping repeat flood victims

Updated: 07/13/2007 - SHERMAN -- The American Red Cross in Sherman is receiving multiple calls of homes with repeat flooding. Some homes in Sherman have flooded up to six times since late June. Volunteers say it's very difficult for homeowners to start the clean up process with the continual rain.

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Remembering Lady Bird

Updated: 07/13/2007 - Lady Bird Johnson is being remembered as a charitable and personable former First Lady. One Bonham man shared his encounters with Mrs. Johnson from the 1950's on through the years.

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Flying to safety

Updated: 07/13/2007 - LAKE TEXOMA --Recent floods have forced habitat changes for all residents on Lake Texoma. We've seen people moving to higher ground, but it's not just humans adapting to the new water levels. Animals are being forced to move as well.

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Gov. Henry asking USDA for help for farmers

Posted: 07/12/2007 - CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- Oklahoma governor Brad Henry has asked the USDA to help those farmers who seem to be losing so much due to this year’s floods.

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Former Howe firefighter laid to rest

Posted: 07/12/2007 - PLANO -- A former Howe firefighter turned Plano police officer killed in the line of duty was laid to rest Thursday. Funeral services for Dayle Weston Hardy were held in Plano on Thursday morning.

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“Infestation” in Madill?

Updated: 07/12/2007 - MADILL, Okla. -- One Marshall County family says they've done everything they can to fight off mosquitoes, but they keep coming back. They're worried about West Nile Virus and wonder why the city isn't working to stop what the mother calls “an infestation.”

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Water creeping closer to Highway 91

Updated: 07/13/2007 - DENISON, Tex. -- The Army Corps of Engineers says they think the Lake Texoma spillway will crest this Saturday at around three o'clock, probably around 640.77 feet, and there's only around a foot left to go before water levels will force authorities to shut down Highway 91.

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Elderly couple trapped in car for over 4 hours

Updated: 07/13/2007 - SHERMAN -- An elderly couple was trapped in their car from nine in the morning until one o'clock Thursday afternoon after driving off the road into a ditch. The couple drove off the side of Loy Lake Road just north of Highway 75 down into a ditch before coming to rest in a creek bed.

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Wake-up call a false alarm in Sherman

Posted: 07/12/2007 - SHERMAN- Several Sherman residents were woken up early Thursday morning by the sound of a flood siren. The flood alarm at Archer Street went off just before six o’clock Thursday morning.

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More rain to come

Updated: 07/12/2007 - The relief from this summer's downpour is only temporary. While Thursday may finally seem like a regular July day, the First Weather team says it won't last long, as rain is again headed our way later on Thursday evening and Friday.

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Cartwright flooding

Posted: 07/12/2007 - CARTWRIGHT, Okla. -- As Lake Texoma swells, some homeowners in Cartwright are trapped. Willifah Woods Road and Oak Hills Road are flooded in some parts, impassable by several feet of water.

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More funding for jail

Updated: 07/11/2007 - More funding is now available for a troubled local jail. On Tuesday Bryan County voters passed a sales tax extension. Now county leaders are deciding how best to use that money.

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Gas at $3.29 in Ardmore

Posted: 07/11/2007 - ARDMORE, Okla. -- The price of gas is now at $3.29, forty cents more than the national average, for just one gallon in Ardmore as prices shot up again on Wednesday. That's a ten-cent spike overnight.

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Planning for the future

Posted: 07/11/2007 - BONHAM,Tex. -- As the rains continue to fall across north Texas, city officials in Bonham are making sure their drainage system can hold these types of rains in the future. It’s all part of a comprehensive study to make sure all areas of the city can accomodate expected growth in the coming years.

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Rain helping aquifer levels

Updated: 07/11/2007 - We've seen plenty of the negative effects of wet weather across Texoma, but there could also be a few positives. The rainfall may be adding to our underground water resources.

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Lake expected to crest Saturday

Updated: 07/12/2007 - Another midday downpour meant treacherous roads for drivers in Sherman on Wednesday afternoon, and we have the latest information on when Lake Texoma will crest.

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Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson dies

Updated: 07/12/2007 - AUSTIN -- Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, former President Lyndon B. Johnson, died Wednesday, a family spokeswoman said. She was 94.

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Shots fired in parking lot of Sherman retailer

Updated: 07/12/2007 - SHERMAN. -- Police are looking for suspects after shots were fired in Sherman last night at the Academy Sports & Outdoors parking lot off Loy Lake Road.

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Water continues to rise at Sherwood Shores

Updated: 07/11/2007 - LAKE TEXOMA-- Sherwood Shores, another area hit hard by flooding this summer, is being forced to have some of its residents to use boats just to get in and out of their homes.

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Lake level rising

Updated: 07/11/2007 - DENISON, Tex. -- Lake Texoma is rising and pouring over the emergency spillway. Fish were literally flying over the spillway into Shawnee Creek Tuesday morning heavy rain added more water to an already full Lake Texoma.

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