Satellite view of US Highway 271

According to authorities the bridge on US Highway 271 crossing from Lamar County over the Red River into Oklahoma will close at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Saturday, May 30 due to rising waters.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers efforts to control high salt levels in the Red River were successful at first. But the project was put on hold while studies weighed the impact of salinity reduction on striped bass populations. Then, federal funding for the project slowed to a trickle before drying up entirely.

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Eight people locked themselves to construction equipment and a work trailer Monday to delay construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Oklahoma.

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According to Irving fire officials, five members of an Oklahoma family were sickened from carbon monoxide while they stayed at a Dallas-area hotel.