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2 workers killed, 1 hurt in South Texas pipeline accident

WOODSBORO, Texas (AP) — Officials say two workers have been killed and another was hurt during a high-pressure release as the men did repairs on a South Texas gas pipeline. Refugio (ray-FYOO’-ee-oh) County authorities say the accident happened Tuesday afternoon at a Southcross Energy Partners plant near Woodsboro. Justice of the Peace Lorraine Lopez says two of the men were ...

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Marathon Oil to focus on Eagle Ford assets

Marathon Oil to focus on Eagle Ford assets

Marathon Oil detailed its diminished drilling strategy on Thursday, with most resources focused on Eagle Ford shale. The Houston-based company announced a 2016 capital program of $1.4 billion dollars, down more than 50 percent from 2015 and more than 75 percent below 2014. Approximately $600 million in capital spending is set aside for Eagle Ford, of which $520 million is ...

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Texas lawyer files suit in Marathon refinery fire

Texas lawyer files suit in Marathon refinery fire

A Texas lawyer filed a lawsuit, on behalf of Samuel Salache, against Marathon Petroleum Company, Ray Brooks and Innovative Ventilation Systems Inc. On Jan. 11, Salache was working as a foreman at the Marathon Refinery in Texas City, Texas, when a fire occurred. A spark ignited fumes causing an intense fire. According to a press release, Salache ensured that his ...

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Three Bandidos motorcycle gang leaders arrested on U.S. drug, violence charges

Three Bandidos motorcycle gang leaders arrested on U.S. drug, violence charges

AUSTIN, Texas – Three top leaders of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, considered an outlaw gang by U.S. authorities, have been arrested on charges of racketeering, assault and drug distribution that could bring up to life in prison, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The arrests are expected to send shock waves through the Bandidos, who have about 1,500 to 2,000 members in ...

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Texas tornadoes caused $1.2 billion in insured damage

FORT WORTH — Weekend tornadoes that ripped through North Texas, killing 11, caused $1.2 billion worth of insured damage, according to preliminary figures released Tuesday by the Insurance Council of Texas. Also Tuesday, National Weather Service survey crews reported that a tornado struck Farmersville Saturday night, raising the number of twisters that pounded Collin, Dallas, and Ellis counties from nine ...

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Upside-down weather pattern across US linked to El Nino

Skiers and snowboarders ride a lift up a mountain on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at Snoqualmie Pass, Wash. A weather pattern that could be associated with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel, bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and so much snow in parts of the West that there are concerns about avalanches. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE — Astrid Rau just baked 16 kinds of Christmas cookies, including a batch in the shape of snowflakes. But she’s nevertheless having trouble getting in the holiday spirit, thanks to forecasts that have the temperature in her hometown of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, hitting 72 degrees on Thursday. “I associate cold with Christmas,” the 55-year-old says. “And if it’s warm it ...

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Earthquake shakes north Fort Worth, Haslet and Alliance corridor

Earthquakes in Texas

An earthquake estimated at magnitude 3.0 was felt in the Alliance corridor and across northern Tarrant County late Thursday afternoon in what was possibly the first within the Fort Worth city limits. Residents reported pictures shaking and a feeling that something had hit the buildings they were in. Richard Harrison, a Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman, said no immediate reports ...

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