Albany, Texas -- A Texas homeowner who reported seeing "a few" snakes under his home actually had dozens of rattlesnakes living beneath his house. That's according to Big Country Snake Removal, whose workers pulled 45 rattlesnakes from underneath the home near Albany, about 150 miles west of Dallas. The company posted an 18-minute video of part of the actual removal on Facebook and it's been viewed more than 300,000 times. CBS DFW reports the company said finding that many snakes at a house that "was nice and clean" and had a very well kept yard is unusual, but that snakes only care about surviving.The company said on its Facebook page that the homeowner had crawled underneath his home after high winds disrupted his cable television service. The homeowner saw a few snakes, quickly crawled out and contacted the snake removal company, which removed the rattlesnakes last week.Snakes will begin emerging from underneath Texas homes as the weather warms up, increasing the risk of … [Read more...] about Texas homeowner reports “a few” rattlesnakes under house. Removal company finds 45.
Joel Shannon USA TODAY Published 1:16 AM EDT Mar 20, 2019 Texas homeowners thought there were a few snakes under their home, but a snake removal company soon recorded video of their hours-long work to remove 45 rattlesnakes from under the house. The video was shot near Abilene, Texas, on March 13, Nathan Hawkins — owner of Big Country Snake Removal — told USA TODAY in a series of Facebook messages on Tuesday. The company posted the nearly 18-minute long video to Facebook on Sunday, and it has been viewed more than 300,000 times there. It shows Hawkins and a partner working to remove snake after snake from a cramped space under the home. The company's Facebook post says the owner discovered a "few" snakes while attempting to fix a TV or cable issue under the home. When Big Country Snake Removal arrived, they found a well-kept yard and a neat house. The company warned that many homeowners "don’t think it can … [Read more...] about Texas homeowners unknowingly had 45 rattlesnakes under their house
A petrochemical storage facility has caught fire in Deer Park, Texas, sending thick plumes of potentially hazardous smoke into the air. Locals have been called to seek shelter inside as firefighters struggle to contain the blaze. The inferno has been ravaging one of the tanks of the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC), based in Deer Park, a city of some 32,000 in southeast Texas. Videos and photos shared on social media show a thick pillar of black smoke billowing from the facility into the air. The ITC said that the fire broke out at 10:22 am local time, engulfing the tank that contains Naphtha, a highly flammable chemical which is a component of gasoline. The chemical is described as extremely volatile and is classified as carcinogenic. In an update released some five hours after the first reports of fire, the ITC said that the chemical was still burning. It said that the facility was working with local first responders to try to contain the blaze and prevent it from jumping … [Read more...] about Tank with carcinogenic chemical goes up in flames in Texas, residents urged to shut vents (VIDEO)
Date created : 14/03/2019 - 11:58Latest update : 14/03/2019 - 11:59 Democrat Beto O'Rourke announced Thursday he is running for president, joining a crowded field of candidates vying to challenge Donald Trump in 2020. "The only way for us to live up to the promise of America is to give it our all and to give it for all of us," O'Rourke, 46, said in a video.He has been discussed as a potential candidate ever since his unexpectedly tight race last year to unseat Senator Ted Cruz, when his grassroots campaign of inclusion and getting people politically involved gained national attention.O'Rourke now enters a big pool of Democrats seeking to oust Trump.They include several US senators: Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, and the leader among the current candidates, liberal powerhouse Bernie Sanders.Now, the last main piece of the 2020 election puzzle will be former vice president Joe Biden, who has said he will reveal his political plans … [Read more...] about Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 presidential run
Strong gusts of wind over 70-miles-per-hour turned over a tractor-trailer on Wednesday, when the heavy vehicle was driving on a highway in Texas, US, media reported. READ MORE: At Least 11 Dead, 7 Injured as Tourist Vessel Capsizes in Missouri — Reports The video showing the moment of the truck moving during the hazardous weather was upload online. … [Read more...] about WATCH Strong Wind Overturns Truck on Highway in Texas