Florida officials fight back against rowdy spring breakers
Rowdy spring break crowds have forced curfews and led some establishments to close their doors from Miami Beach to Florida's Panhandle. Law enforcement officials in Bay County, Florida, said Sunday that they won't tolerate the bad behavior from spring breakers after a 21-year-old from Alabama was shot in the foot Sunday during a shooting in Panama City Beach. ”The crowd that has been here this weekend, there are no words that can describe the way they have behaved themselves, conducted themselves and the amount of laws they have broken,” Panama City Beach police Chief J.R. Talamantez said during a news conference on Sunday afternoon.news.yahoo.com
TPWD commission approves hunting regulation changes for 2021-22 seasons
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved hunting regulations changes ahead of the 2021-22 hunting seasons. According to TPWD officials, the changes were approved at the commission’s March 25 public meeting. You can check the online version of Outdoor Annual for a complete list of updated regulations, however, the 2021-22 season information will not be online until mid-August, according to TPWD officials. AdYou can see the amendments to the hunting season dates for the 2021-22 seasons by clicking here. Also on KSAT:At least 3.8 million fish on Texas coast killed by winter storm, TPWD saysAnother Texas lake ‘fully infested’ with invasive species, TPWD saysIf you see a dead rabbit, TPWD officials are asking you to report it to help prevent a deadly disease
Texas has its own power grid. Here's why.
Texas' secessionist inclinations have at least one modern outlet: the electric grid. The Texas grid is called ERCOT, and it is run by an agency of the same name — the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. The separation of the Texas grid from the rest of the country has its origins in the evolution of electric utilities early last century. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Federal Power Act, which charged the Federal Power Commission with overseeing interstate electricity sales. The ERCOT grid remains beyond the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which succeeded the Federal Power Commission and regulates interstate electric transmission.mysanantonio.com
Snow, freezing rain reported in parts of West Texas, Panhandle
OKLAHOMA CITY – Snow, sleet and freezing rain were reported Tuesday in parts of the Texas Panhandle as an early season ice storm bore down on the Southern Plains. The National Weather Service issued an ice storm warning for areas in the Big Country, Concho Valley, the Northern Edwards Plateau and portions of the Heartland. Freezing rain is expected in parts of West Central Texas. Snow was also reported near Amarillo and San Angelo, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department shared images of a snowy Chaprock Canyons State Park near Quitaque. NWS-El Paso also reported snowy conditions in the Borderland, where temperatures were in the upper 20- and low 30-degree range.
Plodding and powerful, Sally moves in on Gulf Coast
Hurricane Sally is expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast sometime through the night and morning. – Hurricane Sally, a plodding but powerful storm with winds of 100 mph, crept toward the northern Gulf Coast early Tuesday, with forecasters warning of potentially deadly storm surges, flash floods spurred by up to 2 feet (.61 meters) of rain and the possibility of tornadoes. Claunch marveled at how the Gulf waters had already crept over swaths of sandy shore and infiltrated bike paths and parking lots. Sally achieved hurricane strength Monday and quickly intensified to a Category 2 storm with 100 mph (161 kph) winds. Forecasters expect winds to increase to up to 110 mph (177 kph) over the warm Gulf waters before the storm blows ashore.
11 missing servicemen presumed dead in Florida helicopter crash
11 missing servicemen presumed dead in Florida helicopter crash The Army Black Hawk went down in the water by the Panhandle town of Navarre, near Eglin Air Force Base. The chopper was on a routine night training mission. Seven of the servicemen are Marines, and four others are Army crewmen. Chip Reid reports.cbsnews.com