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Massive Dust Storm Engulfs West Texas [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

Dust, wind and more dust is what the folks in Lubbock had to contend with on Monday afternoon as a powerful front pushed into Texas.  Winds gusting up to 60 MPH kicked up the West Texas sand, reducing visibility and making most any task nearly impossible for a time

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Students Recite National Anthem In Texas Classroom…But It’s Not OUR Anthem!

This is not the first time we've seen this happen. But this is disturbing, especially the part where the teacher extends her arm in a salute that is reminiscent of

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Man Dies In Single Vehicle Crash

Wichita Falls Police and first responders were called to the scene of a one car accident on East Scott near Hwy 79 at around 6:37 pm Wednesday.  First responders discovered that a black Mercury had struck a concrete pylon.  31 year-old Brian Scott Siegfried was pronounce

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Photo: Mike Hendren
Photo: Mike Hendren
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Chemical Spill And Fire At Local Plant

Wichita Falls Fire Department Haz-Mat crews responded to call about a chemical spill and possible fire at Texas Recreation Corporation in the 900 block of North Beverly Drive at around 9:00 am.   Wichita Falls Traffic Control also responded and diverted traffic off of North Beverly Drive while officials assessed and contained the chemical spill

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)
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Fire Forces Detours On US 287

Firefighters have been battling a large wildfire on the Clay/Montague County line early this afternoon.  Officials say the fire started between Cray Road and Manton Road and was growing rapidly.  Heavy smoke across US 287 forced officials to close the highway to both north and southbound traffic

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Photo by Ed Dulaney
Photo by Ed Dulaney
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Clay County Wildfire Threatens Homes

A wildfire broke out just after noon today along FM 1954 near Wigwam. Crews from the Texas Forest Service are on the scene along with the Scotland VFD, Lake Arrowhead VFD, Arrowhead Ranch Estates VFD and the Jolly VFD

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(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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ERCOT Issues Alert Over High Consumption

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has initiated Energy Emergency Level 1 Alert due to operating reserves dropping below 2,300 megawatts.  ERCOT operators are monitoring the situation and are asking Texas residents to reduce electric consumption where possible through 7 pm today

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(Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images)
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Where’s The Paddle Mr. Principal?

When I was a student at Kirby Junior High School, Mr. Otis C. Polk, Sr. was our principal.  Or, as he told it, he was our princi-pal.  It was Mr. Polk's way of 'killing two birds with one stone".  One,

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