A line of showers and thunderstorms is moving north through East Texas. Small hail, winds gusting near 70mph and lots of lightning and rain expected as these storms move through the area. The severe thunderstorm watch is expected to be expanded to add more counties in NE Texas later this afternoon.
There was no winner last night in the Mega Millions Lottery, so this means the jackpot for Friday will go up to an estimated $476 million! If you win, here are a few recommendations on how you can spend the money to make Tyler a better place for us to live.
Troy Aikman, who has three Super Bowl rings by the way, and is a Hall of Famer, says Tony Romo is a better quarterback than he was. NBC Sports posted today on the interview with the Brownsville Herald where Aikman says he never played the position as well as Romo.
The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory in effect until 4:30 a.m. for Smith, Franklin, Titus, Wood and Camp Counties. Mothball size hail and winds in excess of 35 to 40 mph are expected with these storms
Today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the first Downtown Tyler ArtWalk of 2012. There will be nearly 20 artists exhibiting their work inside and outside of various downtown businesses. The weather should be perfect for an evening stroll around the downtown square to view the art. There will even be music to enjoy along your walk!
A solar storm hit Earth early this morning. Yep, you read that right. The storm was caused by a massive solar flare that occurred earlier in the week sending particles racing toward us at over 4 million miles per hour! It’s the largest solar storm in five years, but not considered an extreme event.
Logan Warren is a 22-year old student from Nacogdoches who can’t afford to drink at Starbucks on a consistent basis. Luckily for Logan, he received a coupon for a free drink for his birthday that he got for signing up for their rewards program. With the coupon that entitled him to a free drink, any size, with any additional add-ons, he decided to take it on as a personal challenge. What’s the biggest, most expensive Starbucks drink money can buy?
Anyone who has kids has got to watch this video and teach your kids to do the same thing! A little girl in Georgia scared off a would-be kidnapper by remembering what her parents had taught her about “stranger danger.” She was looking at toys just a few aisles over from where her mother was shopping at Walmart when 25-year-old Thomas Woods allegedly tried to pick her up and cover her mouth.
More, including the shocking video, after the jump.
The Texas Department of Transportation announced this morning the Texas Transportation Commission approved raising the speed limit from 70 to 75 mph on more than 1,500 miles of Interstate highways across the state. This will include more than 120 miles of Interstate 20 in East Texas.
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