Daily Dispatch: Texas News
Cypress Creek Fire Department asks voters for 1-cent sales tax increase for new station
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:13:00 -0700
On May 4, Cypress Creek area voters will decide on a proposed 1 percent sales tax increase for sections within the Cypress Creek Fire Department service area that do not already implement an 8.25 percent sales tax. Cypress Creek Fire Department, which was absorbed into Harris County Emergency Services District No.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 8:13:00 AM - SOURCE: Houston Chronicle
San Antonio Fire Department firefighter, medic attacked by dogs while attempting to help homeowner
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:07:43 -0700
Three people are in the hospital after being attacked by dogs Thursday afternoon, officials say, and two of them were first responders at the scene. According to San Antonio Fire Department Spokesperson Joe Arrington, SAFD was responding to reports of a homeowner in northwest San Antonio being attacked by her dogs.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 3:07:43 AM - SOURCE: KENS5.com San Antonio
Valero Port Arthur employees learn rescue techniques, emergency response in course taught by former firefighter
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:19:24 -0700
VIDEO: Dozens of refinery workers from Valero in Port Arthur spent Thursday attending a safety course at Foster LLC in Beaumont. Today's class was led by former Beaumont firefighter Jeff Philips, who spent more than 20 years with the department. Valero refinery employees spent the day in the classroom at Foster Safety LLC in Beaumont.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 9:19:24 PM - SOURCE: KBMT-TV ABC 12
Kemah Firefighters give closer look inside Deer Park tank fire
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Hundreds of firefighters and first responders have been to the ITC facility risking their lives in order to protect thousands. Now we're getting a closer look at the fight to put out the blaze. "I went out outside like most residents and saw a black plume northeast of my home," said Kemah Fire Chief Brent Hahn.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC 13
Men succumb to injuries after being crushed by machinery in Tarrant County
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:02:05 -0700
Two men who suffered severe injuries Wednesday afternoon when they were crushed by tractor equipment they were repairing, have died. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the victims as Robert Goldberg, 77, of Granbury, and Vikunt Chand, 46, of Arlington. Rescue workers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Texas 171 to find the two men not breathing.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 7:02:05 AM - SOURCE: Cleburne Times Review
Dallas Firefighter, Trapped in Burning Building, Speaks Publicly
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: More than 100 firefighters responded to the four-alarm fire at the Cambridge Park Condominiums in the Lake Highlands neighborhood of Dallas on November 27, 2018. The fire fight was intense, it was arduous and of course dangerous. Then, three of those firefighters got trapped inside the inferno.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Dallas - Fort Worth
San Antonio: Man found dead after house fire near St. Mary’s University, officials say
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:40:33 -0700
PHOTO: One man was found dead Thursday following a house fire near St. Mary’s University. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 300 block of Plainview Drive just before 6:15 a.m. Flames were shooting out of the home's roof when they arrived and they discovered the body of an elderly man inside, Woody Woodward, a spokesman for the San Antonio Fire Department, said.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 6:40:33 AM - SOURCE: My San Antonio.com
Belton firefighters finish laying sod for man who had a medical emergency in front yard
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:37:23 -0700
A man had a medical emergency while putting out sod in his front yard in Belton. The Belton Fire Department was quick to bring the man to the hospital for help, but they didn't stop there. The firefighters went back to the man's home and finished laying down sod for him. The department praised the A-shift crew for going the extra mile in a Facebook post.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 7:37:23 AM - SOURCE: KXXV-TV ABC 25 Waco
Fire breaks out at Alamo Cafe in San Antonio
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:12:02 -0700
VIDEO: Fire crews put out a fire that started in the kitchen of Alamo Cafe at Highway 281 and San Pedro early Thursday morning. The fire started just after midnight. Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming out of the roof. They were able to contain the fire to the kitchen, but smoke filled the building.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 5:12:02 AM - SOURCE: KENS5.com San Antonio
Deer Park lifts shelter-in-place after detecting lower benzene levels
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:43:10 -0700
PHOTOS: The city of Deer Park has lifted its shelter-in-place order after air quality readings showed lower benzene levels near a petrochemical storage facility where several holding tanks burned for days, according to Harris County officials. Emergency crews were still working to attack the source of the benzene exposure, which is believed to have escaped from one tank at the Intercontinental Terminals Co.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 7:43:10 AM - SOURCE: KBMT-TV ABC 12
Update: Deer Park plant fire blaze extinguished, but some questions linger
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:37:04 -0700
The Deer Park chemical fire was burning into a fourth day before it was extinguished early Wednesday morning. Since it started Sunday at the Intercontinental Terminals Co. in Deer Park, officials have been relaying information about the burning chemicals and the huge plume of smoke visible for miles.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 7:37:04 AM - SOURCE: Houston Chronicle
Man fatally struck by SUV in San Antonio area
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A 19-year-old New Braunfels man will likely not be criminally charged after he fatally struck a pedestrian pushing a shopping cart on Wednesday, according to police. New Braunfels police responded to the crash in the 2100 block of Interstate 35 southbound frontage road around 1:15 a.m., officials said.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: MySanAntonio.com
San Antonio Fire Department: 92-year-old woman hospitalized after being pulled from burning home
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:31:59 -0700
VIDEO: A 92-year-old woman was taken to an area hospital in critical condition after she was pulled from a burning home, San Antonio firefighters said Tuesday. The fire was reported around 5:40 a.m. in the 5800 block of Oak Run, not far from Judson and Stahl roads on the city's Northeast Side. According to firefighters, it took about five minutes to find the elderly woman through the heavy smoke.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 6:31:59 AM - SOURCE: KSAT-TV ABC 12 San Antonio
Update: Timetable for Deer Park fire indefinite after blaze intensifies overnight
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:46:29 -0700
Fire officials are now uncertain about how long the chemical fire in Deer Park will last after initially saying Monday is could burn for about two days. The Harris County Fire Marshals Office said conditions changed overnight and they don't have a definitive time line. Two additional chemical tanks caught fire overnight at Intercontinental Terminals Co.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 7:46:29 AM - SOURCE: Ultimate Fort Bend
Opioid response team in San Antonio offers help, hope to overdose survivors
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:54:03 -0700
VIDEO: Overcoming opioids is difficult for our neighbors struggling with drug addiction. First Responders are taking a new approach to help people who have recently overdosed, find a new life. “I started using heroin when I was 16. I'm 51 years old now. Last month was my first overdose and I think that was my wake up call,” said Abel Martinez.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 7:54:03 AM - SOURCE: KENS5.com San Antonio
Paramedic passes on his medical knowledge at Midland College
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:29:32 -0700
Midland College instructor Leland Hart is a modern-day superhero. He is an ordained minister, a licensed paramedic, a deployable member of the National Disaster Medical Assistance Team and teaches Emergency Medical Services classes. "For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a firefighter," Hart said.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 8:29:32 AM - SOURCE: Midland Reporter-Telegram
Chemical tanks near Houston could burn for two more days
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:43:21 -0700
VIDEO: A large fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company in La Porte continued to burn overnight into Monday morning, spreading to an additional six tanks, a company update says. ITC officials held a 10 a.m. press conference and said a total of seven tanks with chemicals were on fire in addition to an empty tank that burned as well.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 9:43:21 AM - SOURCE: KCEN-TV NBC 6 CentralTexasNow.com
Wichita Falls Fire Department: One person killed in overnight fire
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Wichita Falls Firefighters say one person has died following a fire early Saturday morning. Firefighters initially responded to a report of a fire alarm at the six-story Midtown Manor apartment building at 1:20 a.m. Responders requested additional units when they found heavy smoke on the fifth floor of the building.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSWO-TV ABC 7
Firefighters Respond To Fire At Tyler Apartment Complex
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:52:14 -0700
Some tenants at a Tyler apartment complex are thankful to be alive after a fire destroyed multiple units. According to East Texas Matters, firefighters were called to the William Booth Garden Apartments located at 601 Golden Road around 8:15 p.m. when flames were reported in one of their units. When they arrived at the complex smoke and fire was coming from the unit and spreading to other units as firefighters were searching for potential victims.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 9:52:14 AM - SOURCE: KAFX-FM KFOX 85.5
Firefighter carries woman to her seat at the Houston rodeo
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:38:13 -0700
VIDEO: This photo is capturing hearts across the country Firefighter Thomas Harwell saw an elderly woman struggling to get down some stairs Saturday at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. After helping her to her seat, Harwell waited until the rodeo ended to make sure she was able to get out of the arena.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 9:38:13 AM - SOURCE: KVII-TV ABC 7 Amarillo

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