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A Century After She was Launched, The SS Selma continues to (NOT) Sail on….

Ship may not longer be visible in 15 years

Courtesy Encyclopedia of Alabama Courtesy Encyclopedia of Alabama Historic SS Selma turns 100, may fully sink within 15 years GALVESTON, Texas (AP) – Fans of a near-century-old concrete ship that has been partly submerged in the Houston Ship Channel since 1922 warn it could be fully underwater in 15 years. The Galveston County Daily News reports that the SS Selma…

Graves Exhumed in Texas—Century Old Remains of Inmates

Were forced to work on plantations.

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — Forty-eight sets of remains believed to have been buried between 1878 and 1910 have been exhumed from an unmarked cemetery in Fort Bend County, Texas, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU reports. Bodies at the site, which construction crews discovered in April, likely belonged to African-American prison inmates who were forced to work on plantations.   See the…

Mass Shooting in Texas Church, 20+ dead.

Services were underway at 1st Baptist in Sutherland Springs

Multiple witnesses told CBS affiliate KENS that several people were shot at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told the Wilson County News that a man entered the church and opened fire. Tackitt said there were multiple casualties and fatalities. Two law enforcement sources said the church shooting suspect is down after a pursuit, CBS News investigative producer Pat…

How to Help Harvey Flooding Victims in Houston

A woman is helped by rescue personnel while being evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)If you are looking for ways to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, here are some easy ways to do it: There are a few ways to donate to the American Red Cross, which…

Alabama National Guard to Assist in Harvey Rescue Efforts

Rescue boats fill Tidwell Rd. as they help flood victims evacuate as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Gov. Kay Ivey’s office announced Monday Alabama’s National Guard will help with rescue efforts in Houston, Texas. According to her office, the Governor has authorized Alabama Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon to send two…

Family of Sandra Bland Receives $1.9 Million Wrongful Death Settlement

A lawyer for the family of Sandra Bland, a black Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail after a contentious traffic stop last summer, says a $1.9 million settlement has been reached in the family’s wrongful death lawsuit. Attorney Cannon Lambert tells Houston television station KTRK the settlement includes a provision that the Waller County Jail have a 24-hour…

No Immediate Ruling on Obama Transgender Directive

Hearing set for Texas Courtroom.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Despite the first day of school fast approaching, a federal judge isn’t ruling immediately on 13 states’ request to halt an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor heard arguments in Fort Worth on Friday from Texas and 12 other states seeking an injunction against the…

Gov. Bentley Signs Court Brief Supporting Texas Immigration Lawsuit

Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced he has signed an Amicus Curiae, or friend of the court brief, to the United States Supreme Court along with six other governors to support the Texas lawsuit against the President’s executive amnesty order. “The President’s executive amnesty order severely impacts states, and governors are on the front lines in protecting states’ rights from federal…

Sheriff: 911 Caller Wouldn’t Say Person Who Died Was Scalia

MARFA, Texas (AP) – The Texas sheriff who responded to Antonin Scalia’s death says he didn’t know it was the Supreme Court justice who had died until he arrived at the scene because the person who called 911 refused to say whose body had been found. Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez on Tuesday said the owner of the ranch where…