Latest Texas tornadoes Stories

2006-05-10 14:57:40

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Three people were killed and 10 others injured when tornadoes danced across parts of northern Texas, officials said on Wednesday. The deaths occurred northeast of Dallas where an elderly couple and a teenage boy were killed in twisters that struck Tuesday night. Lt. John Norton of the Collin County Sheriff's Department told reporters 26 homes were "essentially destroyed" by the storm, but that so far no other victims had been found. He said the 10 injured had...

2006-04-03 14:21:05

By Pat Harris NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tornadoes and violent spring thunderstorms in the central United States killed at least 27 people, exploding houses and tossing victims around like twigs, officials said on Monday. They feared the death toll would rise in Tennessee, where 23 bodies have been found. "The more we look, the more we find," said Donnie Smith, an official with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, describing the grim task of removing splintered debris to...

Word of the Day
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.