Plentiful rainfall this past week improved conditions across Texas, although 69 percent of the state remained in some drought stage. Just less than 5 percent of the state was in the driest category on the map, down from about 6.6 percent a week ago.
A demolition crew continues to clean up charred debris at Lake Whitney. There isn’t much left of the 4,000 square foot luxury home that once dangled over the lake. Though the rubble will soon be gone there’s more work that needs to be done.
This time lapse video compresses 90 minutes into three. After the earth gave way beneath a house on a cliff overlooking Lake Whitney, officials decided the safest way to demolish the house was by burning it. Video has been electronically stabilized.
See what others had to say as a home on the verge of falling into Lake Whitney was burned to the ground by authorities.
Authorities burned the teetering home on Friday morning to prevent it from falling into the water.
The luxury home that was teetering on the edge of a cliff over Lake Whitney was set on fire Friday afternoon, in hopes of minimizing the debris that would go into the water.
The luxury home that has been teetering on the edge of a cliff over Lake Whitney could be destroyed — possibly burned down — before it falls into the water below.
An interesting story continues to develop here in North Texas. A luxury home is literally teetering on the edge of a limestone cliff and falling, little by little, some 70 feet below into Lake Whitney.
A vacant luxury home is dangling over Lake Whitney after the bluff beneath it has given way and fallen into the lake. Authorities are not expected to intervene.
One can only climb up and down a colorful, air-conditioned wall so much before their sense of adventure tingles for a little something more. When that happens, it’s time to get outdoors and climb some of nature’s specially designed challenge bringers. Less than three hours from the metroplex, eye-catching views will capture your spirit while your body is put to the test.
Johnny C. Parks died two days before his first birthday more than a century ago. His grave slipped from sight along with the rest of the tiny town of Bluffton when Lake Buchanan was filled 55 years later.
A Thursday afternoon grass fire destroyed seven buildings and burned 300 acres in Hill County.