Good Morning East Texas Headlines 07-19-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: They're suspicious of seepage. We'll have details on what tests have shown on the ocean floor near the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico…and what the federal government wants to do about it.

A conservative commentator is being kicked out of the national Tea Party movement. We'll tell you what he wrote that caused other members of the movement to criticize him.

A Hollywood legend from the 1950's is in the hospital. We'll have details on the latest health problem for Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Plus…he flew dozens of missions over enemy territory during World War Two. We'll hear from Lee Chestnut in today's "Proud of East Texas".


A weak disturbance will be moving through the area this afternoon giving us a chance of showers and storms later today. The greatest concentration of storms should be across our southern counties this afternoon. High temperatures will reach the lower to middle 90s this afternoon with heat index values in the upper 90s. I'll show you how your work week forecast is shaping up on Good Morning East Texas.


East Texan missing after midnight swim

A midnight swim turned tragic when a 31 year old East Texas man went missing.

Nacogdoches mechanic provides tips to keep your car cool

Under the sweltering sun, is a parking lot full of overheated cars.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A seep that has been detected in the area around BP's blown out Gulf oil well is causing new concerns. With a new, tight cap in place, the concern all along was a leak elsewhere in the wellbore. BP and the government remain at odds, with the oil company wanting to keep the cap closed and the government favoring pumping oil into tankers.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate gets a new member tomorrow and he's expected to be the final vote needed to push through an extension of jobless benefits. Thirty-six-year-old Carte Goodwin becomes the youngest Senator when he takes the oath of office tomorrow to succeed the longest serving one -- the late Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia.

VIENNA (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says money for AIDS is misspent in many countries. Speaking at an international AIDS conference in Austria, Clinton called for more efficient use of funding to help those who need it. A U.S. study presented at the conference finds that poverty is perhaps the most important factor in whether inner-city heterosexuals are infected.

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to convince skeptical Pakistanis that the U.S. is interested in more than the fight against Islamist militants. At an Islamabad conference, she announced a raft of new aid projects worth $500 million.

CALCUTTA, INDIA (AP) - Officials in India haven't ruled out sabotage in a train crash in the eastern part of the country. A speeding express train plowed into a stationary passenger train killing 61 people in a crash so powerful it sent the roof of one car flying onto an overpass. Maoist rebels are blamed for a derailment that killed 145 people two months ago.

DENTON, Texas (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says a plane crash in north Texas apparently left a man and his wife severely burned. Denton police say a single-engine plane crashed yesterday evening about a mile from the Denton Municipal Airport.       

MINERAL WELLS, Texas (AP) - Investigators are trying to figure out whether a man questioned in a death had a weapon when he was shot and killed by authorities in north Texas. Police say 23-year-old Arturo Pacheco-Barrera refused orders to surrender yesterday in a rural area south of Mineral Wells.

DALLAS (AP) - The Texas Department of State Health Services has been cracking down on companies that produce and sell food products without required state licenses. A state canvass has found 355 companies appear to fit that category. A department spokeswoman says most were small firms that didn't know they needed licenses.