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.
Keeping healthy and safe in the North Texas heat can be challenging. But imagine trying to do it without air conditioning. More than 300 tenants at one North Texas apartment complex are facing that challenge.
At the Company Café on the Katy Trail there’s plenty of outdoor seating for the lunch crowd. But there are not many customers willing to brave the outdoors. Drive around town and you’ll find empty seats and empty tables on restaurant patios everywhere as people make a mad dash for the air conditioning.
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.
Volunteers with Meals on Wheels are keeping an eye on clients during the extreme North Texas heat. The Good Samaritans are not only delivering meals but also looking out for the safety of elderly and homebound individuals.
As it stands, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is performing under normal conditions and no emergency electricity alerts have been issued, but persistent hot weather could change that.
It looks like Texas will make it through the summer without rolling power outages. Officials with ERCOT) say forecasters are not anticipating the same extreme temperatures seen during last summer’s record drought.
If the air conditioning unit at your home was manufactured before 2010 expect a common summer repair to cost up to triple the usual amount.
Texas just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S., the National Weather Service said Thursday.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area’s streak of 100-degree days is over — just two shy of the record set in 1980. A line of thunderstorms moved in knocking temperatures down into the 70s and 80s.
It’s long been thought that there is a direct correlation between hot weather and an increase in crime. But one local expert doesn’t think it’s that cut and dry.
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.
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