Local Newstexas

  • 1,200 Clues Strewn Across Texas

    News
    Posted: February 3rd, 2003

    A volunteer firefighter's search team found a crew patch and a pair of shoulder straps Saturday.


  • Rain May Hamper Columbia Debris Search

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    Associated Press
    Posted: February 3rd, 2003

    About 300 people from 30 agencies - including the FBI, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Transportation Safety Board and the Texas Department of Public Safety - were being assigned to collect thousands of pieces as small as pebbles and as big as pickup trucks.


  • Houston Firefighters Rescued in Roof Collapse

    News
    Posted: February 2nd, 2003

    A roof fell on two firefighters battling a blaze inside a southwest Houston townhome Friday night, and they were missing for about a minute before backup crews rescued them.


  • Shuttle Columbia Breaks Apart in Flames

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    AP Aerospace Writer
    Posted: February 1st, 2003

    Space shuttle Columbia broke apart in flames 200,000 feet over Texas on Saturday, killing all seven astronauts just minutes before they were to glide to a landing in Florida.


  • Firefighters Playing Important Role in Shuttle Search

    News
    Posted: February 1st, 2003

    As always, firefighters were early participants in the aftermath activity of the Columbia Shuttle explosion. The wreckage debris area in eastern Texas centered around Hemphill and Nacogdoches along the Louisiana border.


  • Fire in Plano, Texas Likely Not Debris Related

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    Firehouse.com
    Posted: February 1st, 2003

    Fire officials are now saying its highly unlikely that a intense apartment fire in Plano, Texas is tied to falling debris from the Shuttle Columbia disaster, IBS affiliate NBC5 reported. explosion.


  • Shuttle Debris Falls in Texas, La.

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    Associated Press
    Posted: February 1st, 2003

    Bits of machinery and pieces of metal were found strewn across a wide area of east Texas after NASA lost contact Saturday with space shuttle Columbia.