East Texas

Three Rusty Nails Church collects donations for tornado victims.
Kaleb Wright / Three Rusty Nails

Generous acts of kindness continue to pour into the East Texas area for the victims of the post-Christmas tornados in the cities of Rowlett, Fate, Garland and surrounding communities.

“We have all seen the destruction of this storm on the news and all of those in need,” said Three Rusty Nails pastor Kaleb Wright, on the EF4 destruction. “Sunday afternoon Kodi Wright and several of our church members started exchanging texts and ideas of how we could get supplies to these families.”

Drivers moved slowly around downtown Sulphur Springs Wednesday morning.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Many area schools and business entities were closed again on Wednesday due to inclement weather and road conditions. Ice, sleet and snow has coated most of East Texas creating more winter just as the groundhog predicted.

Law enforcement officials from state and local agencies are continuing the search Wednesday for two escaped prisoners in the area around Sulphur Springs.