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  1. Outlook good for statewide texting-while-driving ban, key lawmakers sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 5 | Insurance Journal West

    After pushing the issue for nearly a decade, key lawmakers in the Texas Legislature are optimistic that a statewide texting-while-driving ban is within reach. Texas is one of four states that do not have a statewide ban on texting and driving.


  2. 3 Storm Chasers Die in West Texas CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 30 | Insurance Journal West

    Storms that bore down on Southern Plains states brought powerful winds that upended a tractor-trailer on an Oklahoma interstate, killing the driver, while three storm chasers died in a collision as they raced toward a tornado-warned storm in West Texas, authorities said. The storms that struck Texas and Oklahoma late on March 28 brought tornadoes, tennis ball-sized hail and powerful winds, but no widespread damage was reported.


  3. Trump Budget Would Eliminate Chemical Safety BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    When a Texas City refinery exploded in 2005, 15 people died. Months later, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board found that putting workers in temporary trailers near danger zones at the plant raised the death toll.


  4. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas Wildfires Tracked by New SatelliteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    When wildfires scorched more than 1 million acres in early March across parts of the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and Kansas, forecasters used a new weather satellite to see the infernos developing, almost in real time. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports when a line of severe thunderstorms produced five tornadoes in the Houston area on Feb. 14, the same satellite could see lightning strikes intensifying inside the storms.


  5. Firefighters Gaining on Control of 2 Large Texas WildfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    Firefighters have more fully contained two large wildfires in West Texas, including one that destroyed four homes and prompted the evacuation of nearly 1,200 others. Texas A&M Forest Service spokesman Phillip Truitt said March 1 that a fire in Swisher County is now 85 percent contained after burning about 2,200 acres and threatening the town of Tulia, about 50 miles south of Amarillo.


  6. As Texas Train Wreckage Smolders, BNSF Says Technology May Have Prevented CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | Insurance Journal West

    Wreckage from a train collision continued to smolder on June 29 in the Texas Panhandle as workers prepared to remove the charred, twisted box cars from the tracks and renew their search for three missing crew members. Three BNSF Railway crew members are missing after the crash, which occurred when two freight trains traveling on the same track collided head-on about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo.


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