Texas

2:54 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

Oklahoma Looking For New Operator For Heartland Flyer

OETA reports that both Oklahoma and Texas are looking for information and entities willing to take over operations of the Heartland Flyer.
Oklahoma and Texas transportation agencies are asking for information from companies interested in taking over operations of the Heartland Flyer.
StateImpact Oklahoma
2:58 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry Misses Legislative Deadline In Oklahoma-Texas Border Dispute

Credit Paul L. McCord, Jr. / Flickr Creative Commons

Exactly where the border between Oklahoma and Texas lies along the Red River has never been completely clear, especially where Lake Texoma covers the original river shore.

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North Texas Tornado
12:45 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

VIDEO: University of Oklahoma Storm Chaser Captures Texas Twister

University of Oklahoma meteorology student Paige Burress captured this image of a wedge tornado north of Rio Vista, TX - May 15, 2013
Credit Paige Burress / Texas Storm Chasers

The twister that ripped through the town of Granbury, Tex.  Wednesday night killed at least six people and injured dozens of others.

The National Weather Service classified the deadly Texas twister as a powerful EF4, with winds up to 200 miles-per-hour.

University of Oklahoma meteorology student Paige Burress captured video of the tornado for the weather blog Texas Storm Chasers. She told Here & Now host Robin Young it was a "sobering experience."

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The Two-Way
7:57 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Texas Tornado Leaves 6 Dead, Dozens Hurt, Hundreds Homeless

Jose and Antonio Angudo were among those evacuated from Granbury, Texas, late Wednesday after a tornado devastated the area.
Joyce Marshall / Fort Worth Star-Telegram MCT / Landov

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 7:38 am

"A massive emergency response" is underway in North Texas, where tornadoes blew through Wednesday night, The Dallas Morning News says. A twister that hit Granbury, about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, left at least six people dead, more than 100 injured and even more homeless, The Associated Press adds.

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8:30 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Inside the Arguments in Oklahoma’s Supreme Court Water Case

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Tarrant v. Herrmann, an Oklahoma-Texas water fight with national implications. The justices grappled with the 30-year-old Red River Compact, and whether a region of Texas can reach across state lines to access water in southeastern Oklahoma.
The two states have different interpretations of some language in the agreement. The compact gives Oklahoma and Texas “equal rights” to some of the water in southeastern Oklahoma. But “equal rights” means different things to each state.
1:15 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Get Up to Speed on Oklahoma's Impending Supreme Court Case Over Water

The Tarrant water case is deep, but StateImpact Oklahoma wants to be your Red River guide. They’ve assembled a visual map to help you wade through the key components of this important Supreme Court case.
In a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, an Oklahoma-Texas water case that experts say could have ripple effects on water-sharing agreements throughout the country. It's a complicated case, filled with disputes over geography, compact language, and questions of sovereignty.