With two schools near a plant storing ammonium nitrate -- the fertilizer used in the Oklahoma City bombing -- West, Texas, Superintendent Marty Crawford said he had always worried about an explosion like the one that happened last week.
Life Partners Holdings Inc. and its Life Partners Inc. unit, an investor-financed buyer of insurance policy death benefits, were barred by a judge in Texas from dissipating assets or destroying records.
An appeals court temporarily lifted a judge’s order blocking Texas from issuing permits for a river system that supplies cities and industrial users in a dispute over protecting an endangered flock of whooping cranes.
Texas asked a state judge to dissolve a temporary court order blocking a purge of as many as 77,000 “possibly dead” people from voter rosters in one of several courtroom battles leading up to the Nov. 6 election.
Texas asked for an emergency stay of a U.S. court order temporarily barring water permits for a river system supplying central Texas cities, power generators and petrochemical plants to ensure enough water reaches the last migratory flock of endangered whooping cranes.