Good Morning East Texas Headlines 07-13-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: There's a new cap in place over the sunken Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico. We'll have details on what tests that BP will be running today to determine if it can keep more oil from spilling into the Gulf.

They're trying to take the debate over "cap and trade" from the Capitol to the check-out counter. We'll show you the message a convenience store chain is sending to its customers…and check to see whether their claims add up.

It's proving to be popular before it has even opened its doors. We'll tell you what's so attractive about a new school in East Texas.

Plus…she's sharing her love of dance with the next generation, and changing lives in the process. We'll show you the amazing works of Kathy Wood and the "Fly Kids" in today's "Proud of East Texas".


We are waking up with mostly cloudy skies this morning and breezy conditions. This afternoon will be partly sunny and breezy with highs reaching the middle 90s in most areas. Winds could gust over 20 mph at times. There is a very slight chance an afternoon storm could develop this afternoon but like yesterday, most areas will remain dry. Details on a building heat have headed towards East Texas this morning on Good morning East Texas.


Are gas station poster's claims true or false?

Uncle Sam posters sponsored by Valero gas stations are warning customers of sharply rising fuel prices from proposed cap and trade laws.

East Texas pup stealing the spotlight on stage

The Texas Shakespeare Festival is underway in Kilgore, and this summer, an unusual actress is stealing the spotlight.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Testing begins today and BP says once that happens, it expects to know in six to 48 hours whether it's new, tighter cap on the Gulf gusher actually works. BP plans to gradually shut the valves to see if the cap can take the pressure and stop the oil or if it starts leaking from another part of the well.

PARIS (AP) - The International Energy Agency says oil demand will rise globally next year, even though consumption in rich countries continues to decline. The Paris-based agency says demand for 2011 should rise by a daily 1.3 million barrels to 87.8 million barrels a day. That's a 1.6 percent increase over this year.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A trial is scheduled to begin today in a challenge by a Republican gay rights group to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The Log Cabin Republicans say they're frustrated with the Obama administration's failure to repeal the policy. The constitutional challenge is in federal court in Southern California.

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Investigators say it appears militants who staged two deadly suicide attacks in Uganda had another in the works. An unexploded suicide vest with ball bearings was found in a disco hall in Uganda's capital, Kampala. Official say four "foreign" suspects were arrested in connection with the find.

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - The American 19-year-old accused of being the so-called "Barefoot Bandit" makes his first court appearance today in the Bahamas. Colton Harris-Moore faces charges including illegal weapons possession. Police captured Harris-Moore before dawn Sunday following a high-speed boat chase.

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A small south Texas town surrounded on three sides by the swollen Rio Grande is under a mandatory evacuation order. The roughly 300 residents of Los Ebanos were ordered to leave because of possible flooding dangers.     

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Democratic candidate for governor has outlined a five-point education plan that calls for expanding pre-kindergarten programs and making other changes. Former Houston mayor Bill White says he also wants to make college tuition more affordable.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The military says a 24-year-old southeast Texas soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Jesse W. Ainsworth of Dayton died Saturday near Kandahar of wounds from a roadside bombing. Ainsworth was assigned to Fort Drum, New York.