November 20, 1999 |
With the last victims recovered from under a collapsed tower of logs, stunned members of Texas A&M University are now assessing how a beloved campus tradition went fatally wrong and whether it should survive. Eleven students and a recent graduate were fatally crushed in the accident early Thursday, and 27 others were injured, including three still in critical condition. The final two bodies--both of young women--were removed from the log heap at 2:05 a.m.
August 11, 2000 |
Two crew members were plucked from the water alive but two others died and two were still missing Thursday after a Navy helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast, a Navy spokeswoman said. The MH-53E mine-sweeping helicopter was on a routine training mission with six people on board when it went down about 15 miles off the coast southeast of Corpus Christi, operations specialist Ryan Hernandez said.
November 23, 1999 |
The usual pre-Thanksgiving frenzy of school spirit and football mania that sweeps the University of Texas was put aside as the mourning continued for the 12 people killed in the bonfire collapse at archrival Texas A&M in College Station. Across Texas, thousands of mourners crowded into one church after another to bid farewell to five of those who died.
September 3, 1995 |
A 16-year-old boy died Saturday, four days after a lightning bolt hit his helmet during football practice. Douglas Clay Jones died at Baylor University Medical Center, a nursing administrator said. Jones, who had suffered cardiac arrest and burns, was the most seriously injured of 16 people hospitalized after the lightning strike Tuesday in Forney, 20 miles east of Dallas. Coaches tried cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
November 22, 1999 |
Classmates, families and friends gathered in churches Sunday, quietly sobbing and praying for the 12 people killed when a four-story pyramid of logs collapsed at Texas A&M University. At A&M United Methodist Church, a youth minister recited the names of the dead. A man and a woman lit 12 small white candles. Tim Kerlee Jr., who often attended the church, was one of the victims. Local, state and federal officials planned to meet today to map out an investigation strategy.
March 25, 1997 |
A man who had been watching the lunar eclipse fell to his death early Monday when he tried to stop a companion from slipping off a balcony. Kenneth Hunter and Kimberly Ammons were either sitting on the railing of the third-story apartment balcony or leaning against it when Ammons felt it move, said police Sgt. Bill Pfeil. "She started to go backward, he tried to grab her and went with her," Pfeil said. Hunter, 30, died at the scene, apparently of head injuries.