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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Texas

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# Sutherland Springs
26 people, aged between 5 and 72, killed in church shooting in Texas
The gunman, a young white male, is also dead.
# Body Found
Father of missing girl (3) arrested in Texas after changing story
Sherin Mathews, who was adopted from India last year, was reported missing by her father on 7 October.
# the grassy knoll
Donald Trump says he'll release all of the secret JFK assassination files
Reports in the US had indicated that certain files were set to be held back when the entire trove is opened to the public this coming Thursday.
# other victims
Texas serial killer gets stay from execution after last-minute revelations
Authorities believe Anthony Shore would have left a note to try to exonerate another death row inmate of murder.
# Mystery Solved
'What the heck is this?' Fanged sea creature washes up on Texas beach after Hurricane Harvey
Preeti Desai shared the image on Twitter and the scientific community responded to solve the mystery.
# Fatalities
Eight dead following a shooting at a Texas home
All of those killed and injured were believed to be adults.
# Flooding
Trump arrives in Houston to see devastation left by Hurricane Harvey
At least 42 people have been killed and up to 50,000 homes damaged.
# Texas
Trump to seek approval for nearly €5 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief funding
The eventual cost of damage caused by Harvey could be more expensive than Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005.
# Texas
'A bigger heart than anyone I know': Families pay tribute to Hurricane Harvey victims
The category 4 hurricane has left a trail of destruction in its wake since making landfall last Friday.
US pastor criticised for delay in opening doors of megachurch to hurricane evacuees
Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Houston said “the narrative we didn’t open in time is totally untrue”.
Two explosions have happened at a flooded chemical plant in Texas
The Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, has been left without power as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
'I was just really concerned for my kids': Irishman in Texas evacuated from house in boat
The full horrors of the monster storm Hurricane Harvey began emerging today.
# cover of night
There's now a curfew in Houston amid reports of post-hurricane looting
The curfew was imposed by the city’s mayor.
# Texas
Trump visits disaster zone battered by Hurricane Harvey
“It’s historic, it’s epic, but I tell you, it happened in Texas — and Texas can handle anything.”
President Trump prepares to visit Texas as Houston death toll rises
Houston’s Mayor has defended the decision not to evacuate the city.
Trump declares state of emergency in Louisiana as US braces for return of Hurricane Harvey
The Category 4 hurricane has wreaked havoc across the gulf coast since making its landfall last Friday.
# Devastation
PICTURES: The devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey on Texas
The category 4 hurricane has left a trail of destruction in its wake since making landfall last Friday.
# Unprecedented
Texas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey - with huge amounts of further rainfall still expected
The Category 4 hurricane has wreaked havoc across the gulf coast since making its landfall last Friday.
# Texas
'I have two children with me and the water is swallowing me up': Thousands stranded due to Hurricane Harvey
President Donald Trump has said he will visit the storm-stricken region.
At least two dead as city streets turn into rivers and dozens of tornados strike Texas
Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm.
# harvey dent-ed
'Catastrophic, life-threatening': Hurricane Harvey is battering Texas but is beginning to slow down
President Donald Trump granted Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s request to declare a “major disaster” zone in the state.
Evacuations underway as Texas braces for 'fiercest hurricane to hit US in nearly 12 years'
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has expressed concern that not as many people are evacuating compared with previous storms.
Millions brace themselves as Hurricane Harvey heads towards Texas
The storm is due to make landfall tomorrow morning.
# Texas
US couple wrongly jailed for 21 years for sexually assaulting children to receive €2.7 million
In 1991, Dan and Fran Keller were accused of abuse and dark rituals that included dismembering babies and torturing pets.
# credible source
Man executed in Texas despite last-ditch claims lawyer defended him using Wikipedia for research
A last minute appeal claimed that TaiChin Preyor’s trial lawyer had insufficient familiarity with Texan law in order to defend him adequately.
Eight people found dead in tractor-trailer, nearly 30 injured, in Texas Walmart human trafficking tragedy
The tragedy was discovered after one of the people involved emerged from the truck and asked a passerby for some water.
# did you hear that?
'Please help. I'm stuck in here': Texas man gets trapped inside at ATM
Some customers using the ATM dismissed the notes as a joke.
# Texas
Texas children who died in hot car were left there as punishment
The children’s mother originally said they had locked themselves in.
# floating ideas
Futuristic 'drone ports' are one way of redesigning empty shopping centres
As the e-commerce sector grows, the ‘drone port’ could make deliveries easier for companies.
# Texas
US authorities believe nurse could have killed as many as 60 babies
A district attorney called Genene Jones “pure evil”.
# bad joke
Teachers punished after child given 'most likely to become a terrorist' award
The school says the certificates were a “poor attempt to poke fun.”
# Texas
Six dead and dozens injured after storms and tornadoes hit US south
Videos from local television stations showed uprooted trees and overturned cars along the rural roadways.
# Man’s Right to Know
Texas politician hits out at abortion law with 'satirical' anti-masturbation law
Under Jessica Farrar’s proposal, men would be fined for masturbating.
# Fighting
Shauntelle Tynan starts chemotherapy in US after raising €600k for treatment
The teenager is currently undergoing treatment in Texas.
# Houston
Eight-year-old Texas girl shot dead minutes after surviving traffic accident
“She was a good girl, honour roll student, full of life. They took my baby away from me, why?”
# Texas
Court orders new trial for death row inmate who psychologist said was more dangerous because he is black
“Our law punishes people for what they do, not who they are.”
# hunters hunted
Texas hunters who blamed gunshot wounds on illegal immigrants, revealed to have shot each other
The hunters’ claim led to a Facebook post by a Texas Agriculture Commissioner, who wrote the attack was another reason why a wall must be built on the Mexican border.
# travel ban II?
Trump administration denies plan to use National Guard to round up illegal immigrants
The White House has denied the reports.
# Viral
Carlow teen thanks public after raising €600,000 for cancer treatment following emotional video
“On this Valentine’s Day, I didn’t just receive a teddy or a card, but the chance of life.”
# trump and dump
The company making lots of money out of the chaos Trump's tweets cause in the corporate world
The Trump & Dump bot is designed to make stock trades based purely on who Trump has been tweeting about.