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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 02-26-10

  
LATEST NEWS

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Crews will be knocking down the home of the Carr family in Mineola today…so they can get to work building a new one as part of "Extreme Makeover – Home Edition". We'll have a live report on today's activities. Plus, we'll hear from this deserving family about how they feel about this life-changing experience.

We'll show you the would-be burglar of an East Texas church who was scared off by the church's security system. The attempted crime was caught on tape.

An East Texas hair salon is working to help cancer patients. We'll explain why they stayed open all night…and what you can do to help.

Plus, Grant Dade will be "Cooking Up A Storm" this morning. Tune in for his recipe for a delicious blackened fish sandwich.
 
WEATHER TODAY

We are waking up with temperatures in the middle and upper 40s this morning as rain begins to move through the area. Rain will be on the increase through the early afternoon as a disturbance moves through. High temperatures will be reached early today as rain cools the temperatures down into the lower to middle 40s this afternoon.  Rain will end this evening and temperatures will drop into the middle 30s. Tomorrow we will see partly cloudy skies and high temperatures reaching the middle to upper 50s. Our next system will bring rain chances to the area Sunday night but before that, Sunday afternoon is not looking too bad with increasing clouds and highs near 60 degrees.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Let the makeover begin!

You see John Littlefield and Ed Sanders just about every Sunday night.  The two cast members for ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition came all the way from the West Coast to East Texas.  For the next week, they will be near Mineola, helping the family of Mike and Katrina Carr.

Meet the Carr family

After weeks of waiting the East Texas family who is getting an extreme home makeover has finally been revealed. The Carr family from Mineola got a visit Thursday morning from Ty Pennington and company. Katrina, Mike and their four adopted children live on the northwest side of Mineola.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Winds in parts of the Northeast are near 50 mph in the midst of a major winter storm plodding up the Atlantic coast. It's bringing wet snow and heavy rain with flooding potential. This storm, which could drop a foot or more of snow, comes on the heels of 20 inches in some areas a day earlier.

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire firefighters say an entire block around an oceanfront hotel is engulfed in flames in Hampton. Fire Capt. David Lang says the fire erupted around midnight in the unoccupied three-story Surf Hotel, an hour's drive north of Boston. Hampton is a popular summer destination. Officials say high wind from a Northeast winter storm isn't helping.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Haitian officials want people made homeless by the earthquake to return to their destroyed neighborhoods ahead of the rainy season coming in about a month. Officials will need to demolish hundreds if not thousands of buildings and remove mountains of rubble before people can return.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The political fight between a pair of Texas titans running for governor is now in the home stretch. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is trying to force a runoff with Governor Rick Perry for the Republican nomination. They'll be on the ballot for Tuesday's primary, along with candidate Debra Medina.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President George W. Bush has visited former Vice President Dick Cheney in their first reunion since President Barack Obama took office. The pair met for coffee yesterday in the Washington area as Cheney recovers after a mild heart attack.

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