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Pictures from the five-alarm Houston apartment fire: Up close with a beast of blaze

By Chris Baldwin

The massive five-alarm fire that raged through a controversial Houston apartment complex in the Montrose area captured the city's attention and put parts of Houston at a virtual standstill. ...


Howdy Folks

State Fair of Texas hires new voice for Big Tex

By Teresa Gubbins

As part of an ongoing remodel, the State Fair of Texas has officially hired someone to do the voice of Big Tex, confirmed spokeswoman Sue Gooding. Exactly who, they will not reveal — not unti ...


Only the lonely

State Fair of Texas smooches Big Tex with 2013 theme, The One & Only

By Teresa Gubbins

The State Fair of Texas announced its annual theme for 2013: The One & Only. Ta-da. It's meant as a wink, a nod, an homage to Big Tex, the 52-foot icon that burned on the final Friday of th ...


This just in

Big Tex goes up in flames during final weekend of State Fair

By Claire St. Amant

Big Tex went out with a bang and a flash on his 60th birthday. The State Fair of Texas icon burst into flames at 10:25 am according to Dallas-Fort Worth news station WFAA. The cause of the fire ...


Beyond Texas

Tourists & residents trapped in the Colorado wildfires: The high life goes uneasily on as flames tower

By Chris Baldwin

COLORADO SPRINGS — The billowing cloud of smoke is clearly visible from the lake-illusion pool at the swank $400-per-night Broadmoor resort. It's an unmistakable giant white swirl on ...


Central Texas burns

Donate and volunteer: How you can help the wildfire victims

By Shelley Seale

The main fire started in the Lost Pines area, and moved unchecked for at least 16 miles south. Because there are a number of separate fires in the Bastrop area, the Texas Forest Service (TFS) is re ...


Central Texas burns

Running for their lives: One family's story

By Shelley Seale

Priscilla and Clark Knopik, who live in the Circle D subdivision in Bastrop, fled the dream home they custom-built just over a year ago.  Amidst the sirens and chaos Sunday night, the Knopiks ...


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