Texas

City of Columbia Plans Relief Efforts for Harvey Victims

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Columbia mayor Steve Benjamin said Tuesday the city is working on plans to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Southeast Texas. Mayor Benjamin released this statement: Looking at the pictures and videos coming out of Southeast Texas this week, we know what these families and communities feel because we’ve been through it. We want…

U.S. Dept. of Labor Approves Grant for Hurricane Harvey Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOLO) – The U.S. Department of Labor has approved an initial $10 million grant to help with cleanup and recovery efforts in Texas. “The American workforce—along with our volunteers and first responders—is the greatest in the world,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “Together, we will recover and rebuild Southeast Texas. The Department of Labor is here…

Texas fires Charlie Strong after 3 seasons

Texas head coach Charlie Strong, center, looks to the stands as he walks off the field with his team following an NCAA college football game against TCU, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Austin, Texas. TCU won 31-9. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Charlie Strong is done at Texas. The first black coach in the history of the proud…

Texas Balloon Pilot Had Been Arrested for DWI in 2000

LOCKHART, TX, (AP) The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas and killed all 16 people aboard was arrested in Missouri in 2000 for driving while intoxicated, and the Better Business Bureau warned consumers about doing business with a balloon touring company he used to operate in that state. Authorities haven’t publicly named anyone killed in the…