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Our Labor Day started off with some extremely small pockets of rain for the coast this morning. Most areas should see a rain-free day, with a 30% coverage of showers in our forecast. Highs today will reach the lower 90's. More moisture leads to increased rain coverage for Tuesday. A 50% coverage of showers returns for Tuesday. Highs will ...
Texas food banks activate to help blast victims
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Food Bank Network has mobilized to help victims of the blast in West.
The Capitol Area Food Bank in Austin began assembling family food boxes and bottled water to ship to families in West, where an explosion at a fertilizer plant destroyed dozens of homes, an apartment building and a nursing home.
The CEO of the Texas Food Bank Network, Celia Cole said all 21 food banks that are members of the network are ready to lend a hand and will accept donations for the blast victims.
Food banks are part of the emergency response to disasters. Cole said the network was awaiting any specific needs the community or first responders might have.