With football practice up and running at high school fields across Texas, sidelines are packed with water bottles and cooling stations. Dehydration and overheating are top concerns when young players hit the turf during August heat.
A mother and son from Midlothian who say they were sickened at a restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska have filed a lawsuit against the company that owns Olive Garden restaurants in a Nebraska court.
After deliberating for less than half an hour on Friday and an hour Tuesday morning, a Dallas County jury has sentenced a North Texas stepmother for her role in the death of a 10-year-old boy.
Jurors on Tuesday will resume deliberating the punishment for a Dallas woman convicted in the dehydration death of her 10-year stepson.
Friday afternoon a jury found Tina Alberson guilty of recklessly causing injury to a child, for the death of her 10-year-old stepson. Jonathon James died of dehydration in the summer of 2011.
Both the father of a 10-year-old boy who died from dehydration back in 2011, and the child’s twin brother were on the witness stand in Dallas on Thursday. The two testified against the woman they say is responsible for the death of Jonathan James.
Staying cool and hydrated is difficult during this North Texas heat wave, but imagine trying to keep yourself safe if you’re homeless. To help those less fortunate Salvation Army volunteers have been spending afternoons handing out hundreds of cups of cold water.
Police say the father and stepmother of the boy played a part in his death.
North Texas is in the 58th day of triple-digit temperatures and Max Nelson, with Texas Health Presbyterian Plano, says the prolonged heat wave can have a negative affect on people.
The drought and extreme North Texas heat has caused a water crisis for the local American Red Cross. Now the agency is the one asking for assistance from the public to help replenish their water supply for firefighters and police.
Some workers on Dallas garbage trucks call this stretch of summer “Hell’s Kitchen.” Thursday a CBS 11 News crew met three of those workers who say in this heat they have to have each others backs.
High school band camps started this week in many North Texas school districts. But this year the extreme heat has led to changes for what is usually a regimented schedule.