Good Morning East Texas Headlines 05-27-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas:

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Crews have begun the "top kill" procedure to try to stop the oil spewing from a sunken rig in the Gulf of Mexico. We'll have an update on their progress.

There's a new principal at John Tyler High School. We'll hear how he plans to improve the campus that has faced some challenges during the past year.

He enjoys music and wants to go to school at the University of Texas. We'll meet "Angel" in today's "Gift of Love".

Plus, our Morgan Chesky hits the road to scope out a new round of "Cheap Eats".


A few areas saw some much needed rain yesterday and we could see some more today. This morning, we are waking up a little cooler than we have been with most areas in the middle and upper 60s. There are even a few areas with some patchy fog, especially in areas that saw rain yesterday. This afternoon will be hot and humid again with highs reaching the lower to middle 90s once again. A few pop up storms will develop again this afternoon. However, I do not expect as many as yesterday. I'll have a look at you Memorial Day weekend forecast coming up on Good Morning East Texas.


Bus lands on side in Kilgore, no injuries reported

According to the Kilgore ISD superintendent, a school bus carrying eight students has flipped on its side on FM 2276 and 349.

Cheap Eats: From Henderson to Overton to Tyler...yum!

You see the ads, you hear the claims, but now it is time to forget about the dollar menu.


ROBERT, La. (AP) - Residents along the Gulf Coast are keeping their fingers crossed that BP crews will be successful in their latest attempt to stop the relentless flow of oil from a damaged undersea well. Crews are continuing to pump mud into the gusher. If it works, they plan to follow up with cement to seal the well.

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard has told all 125 commercial fishing boats that were helping clean up spilled oil in Breton Sound off the Louisiana coast to return to shore. This, after several people became ill. Crew members on three vessels reported symptoms yesterday. Four people were hospitalized.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is expected to announce new oil drilling restrictions today. The administration will also announce delays in granting permits to drill in the Arctic and in portions of the Gulf. Obama plans to travel to the Gulf Coast on Friday.

PARIS (AP) - Strikes across France are slowing train traffic and disrupting flights and schools, as workers protest plans to raise the retirement age beyond 60. President Nicolas Sarkozy's government has called reforming France's over-stretched pension system his main priority this year.

ROME (AP) - A huge museum for contemporary arts and architecture opens its doors in Rome this weekend in a bid to draw avant-garde art lovers to the city. The Maxxi museum is the latest and most ambitious project to try to refresh the Italian capital's image of a decadent city bent on its glorious past.

DALLAS (AP) - A Jordanian man has pleaded guilty to trying to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a downtown Dallas skyscraper. If a judge accepts the plea deal, 19-year-old Hosam Smadi faces up to 30 years in prison. The device was a decoy provided by FBI agents posing as al-Qaida operatives.

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston authorities are on the lookout for a member of a Somalia-based terror group who may be headed to Texas through Mexico. Homeland Security officials issued the alert. Authorities say they can't talk about the details.

KILGORE, Texas (AP) - The Kilgore school superintendent says a bus driver is on paid leave while officials investigate a crash between her bus and a truck on an east Texas highway. Officials say seat belts helped keep eight student passengers from being injured when the bus overturned yesterday.