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Faber new Texas Motor Speedway GM after Ramage SMI promotion

Aug. 11, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Mark Faber was named general manager of Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday after the promotion of Rob Ramage to a senior vice president role for Speedway Motorsports. Ramage was named VP of government relations and deputy counsel for Speedway Motorsports,...

Iman Shumpert arrested at Texas airport for pot possession

Aug. 04, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Former NBA player Iman Shumpert was arrested at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport last weekend for allegedly trying to bring six ounces of cannabis through security. The police report from the DFW Airport Department of Public Safety shows police were called...

Fewer firefighters needed as Texas wildfire almost contained

Aug. 02, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) — Fewer firefighters are needed as a stubborn two-week-old North Texas wildfire nears being fully contained, officials said Tuesday. The multi-agency Southern Area Incident Management Team said it's turned management of the 10 1/2-square-mile (27...

Firefighters close to containment of stubborn Texas wildfire

Aug. 01, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters were approaching total containment Monday of a two-week-old wildfire in rural North Texas. The multi-agency team fighting the Chalk Mountain Fire, located 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Fort Worth, reported 89% containment of...

Federal tourism aid funds gas stations, trash cans, jazz

Jul. 30, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

Located along a remote stretch of Highway 395, the Fort Independence Travel Plaza touts a dozen gas pumps, clean restrooms and made-to-order meals for travelers visiting California's Eastern Sierra. The facility, which provides revenue for a Paiute Indian tribe, is about to quadruple...

Chief: Bottle-magnified sunlight ignited Possum Kingdom fire

Jul. 29, 2022 06:48 AM EDT

Sunlight magnified by glass bottles in an open garbage can ignited paper trash, starting a 500-acre (200-hectare) North Texas wildfire that destroyed five homes, fire officials said Thursday. The July 18 fire on Possum Kingdom Lake’s western shore, about 70 miles (113 kilometers)...

Sinton's Michell and Stewart share TSWA Class 4A honors

Jul. 28, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Sinton’s Blake Mitchell and Jaquae Stewart shared player of the year honors on the Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A all-state baseball team announced Thursday. Mitchell, who played shortstop, batted .465 with seven home runs and 52...

Texas wildfire that's destroyed 16 homes further contained

Jul. 27, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) — A wildfire that has blackened 10 1/2 square miles (27 square kilometers) of North Texas, destroying 16 homes, reached 40% containment Wednesday, double what it had been the day before, officials said. The multi-agency firefighting team fighting the Chalk...

Grass fires burn more homes in drought-ravaged North Texas

Jul. 26, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

A grass fire spread to at least nine homes in a rural North Texas subdivision Tuesday, marking the second such damaging grass fire spread in the drought-ravaged region in as many days. The fire in the rural Rendon community, 11 miles (17 kilometers) southeast of Fort Worth, came one...

Official: Grass fire torches as many as 20 Dallas-area homes

Jul. 26, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A grass fire apparently sparked by a mower swept about 300 yards across a tinder-dry open field to a suburban Dallas subdivision Monday, burning through wooden fences and torching as many as 20 homes, officials said. The blaze in Balch Springs was the latest in...