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First Texas Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Mammals

March 21, 2023

  AUSTIN- The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) confirmed this week the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a striped skunk recovered from Carson County. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in mammals for Texas. Detected in all states across the U.S. except Hawaii, HPAI is a highly contagious virus that…

Harrold pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

March 21, 2023

Early Monday morning at approximately 6:00 a.m. Wilbarger County Sheriff’s Office was notified about a person seen close to the southbound lanes of traffic on US 287, just west of the truck stop in Harrold, TX. DPS Sgt. Dan Buesing stated that Wilbarger County Deputies responded and found – MITCHELL RAINES, 76, of Harrold, TX…

Fatal accident reported in Hardeman County

March 16, 2023

Date & Time – Sunday, March 12, 2023 @ approximately 3:18 a.m. Location – Hardeman County, US 287 – Goodlett area Road Conditions – Clear & Cloudy, Dry Posted Speed Limit – 75 Vehicle 1: 2008 Dodge ¾ ton pickup Driver, Deceased – JACK MARTIN POOLE, 23, of Lubbock, TX Seat belt worn – No…

Electra man killed in motorcycle crash

March 14, 2023

On March 12, 2023  DPS was notified approximately 8:10 a.m. Sunday morning on a fatal accident according to DPS Sgt. Dan Buesing. Location: Wichita County, FM 2650 north of FM 1954 Road Conditions: Dry and Clear Posted Speed Limit: 50 mph Vehicle 1: 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle *Driver – Deceased, JEFFREY LEE GODWIN, 32 yrs. old…

NWS Storm Spotter training in Vernon Monday

March 6, 2023

The National Weather Service will conduct a storm spotter training in Vernon on Monday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilbarger County Auditorium

Rain possible Thursday evening, cool weekend expected

February 28, 2023

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Thursday Night: Showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Windy. Chance…

Chance of freezing rain Friday

February 24, 2023

The National Weather Service reports a slight chance of freezing rain before noon on Friday, then a slight chance of rain showers after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. North northeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Green hydrogen facility construction 12 to 18 months away

February 7, 2023

Representatives from Air Products and AES met with local officials and community leaders to discuss their development of an estimated $4 billion renewable energy and green hydrogen project in Wilbarger County. The project will be owned and operated through an equal partnership between Air Products and AES. The facility will be powered by renewable energy…

Proposed speed limit change for portion of 287

February 5, 2023

According to Adel Lewis TXDOT Public Information Officer, there is a proposed speed limit change pending approval by the Texas Transportation Commission that would affect a section of U.S. 287 through Oklaunion. The proposal is to lower the speed limit from its current 75 mph down to 65 mph. This would be from 2.667 miles…

Celebrating 100 Years of Texas State Parks, Black History Month with Special Events Throughout February

February 2, 2023

After a January kickoff with record attendance at First Day Hikes across the state, Texas State Parks’ Centennial Celebration continues with a new round of special community events this month. In February, state parks in North Texas, East Texas, Huntsville and San Antonio will host a variety of events, including several that commemorate Black History…