News Headlines - August 19

Auto accidents send two in north Texas to area hospitals

Two accidents in north Texas sent two people to the hospital on Monday.

The first too place in Sherman on the Texoma Parkway.

Police say two cars were headed northbound when one inexplicably rear ended the other, causing it to roll over and land in the median at the intersection of Texoma Parkway and Loy Lake Road.

The driver was taken to the hospital and authorities were unsure of the extent of the injuries, but said they should be OK.

Texoma Parkway was closed for a short time while the accident was cleared.

Another accident happened in Gainsville at about 9 p.m. when a vehicle slammed into a Texas Department of Public Safety Patrol Car on the side of I-35.

The trooper in the patrol unit was working a minor crash on the northbound side of I-35 near the Glenn Polk Autoplex when the crash occurred.

The trooper was uninjured.

The driver of the other car, however, was airlifted to the Plano Medical Center with serious injuries.

I-35 north bound lanes were closed for several hours at the 501 mile marker.

Ground broken for new Lake Murray Lodge

Ground was broken yesterday at Lake Murray for a new multi-million dollar lodge that is expected to open in 2016.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, as well as other state and local legislators, were on hand for the event.

Fallin said yesterday was an exciting one as Lake Murray State Park is one of the oldest and largest state parks, and with a new lodge, more people can come and experience what she called one of the crown jewels of Oklahoma.

The lodge was made possible by a legislation passed in 2012 to have it funded through revenues generated by the oil industry instead of tax dollars. Oil and gas revenue was estimated at around $18 million, $15 million of which will be dedicated to building the new lodge.


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Scott O'Brien