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By: Yami Virgin
Families who have filed complaints with the Texas Funeral Services Commission over Southern Memorial Park/Eastview Cemetery are finally seeing some action.
Crystal Morris, who buried her mother there 10 years ago, has been trying to find her remains without any help of the cemetery. Today, Morris showed Fox San Antonio a letter from the Texas Funeral Services Commission notifying her of an informal conference. The commission in its letter encourages the complainants and the respondent to be present during the conference.
The owner of the cemetery, Joanne Ramon, claims that she has not been notified of the conference. In a phone interview Ramon said, "If they ask me to come I will be there". Ramon also tells Fox San Antonio that she conducted her first funeral today after the commission gave her permission via email. Fox San Antonio has been told in the past by the commission that the cemetery may bury people but not collect money for anything since they don't have a license. Ramon replied to this by saying, "Well, no one is going to dig a grave for free".
If you have any complaints on this cemetery or any other you can file a complaint with the Texas Funeral Services Commission.
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High winds derail 47 BNSF cars in Texas Panhandle
June 18, 2013 15:53 GMT
FRIONA, Texas (AP) -- A rail line in the Texas Panhandle has reopened after storms packing winds strong enough to form a tornado overturned more than 40 BNSF Railway cars.
BNSF spokesman Joe Faust said Tuesday that nobody was hurt in the derailment between Friona (free-OHN'-uh) and Summerfield.
Faust says 47 cars that were empty or carrying various freight derailed before dawn Monday. He says 42 cars ended up on their sides. No cargo spilled on the 71-car train traveling from Clovis, N.M., to Amarillo.
The National Weather Service in Lubbock estimates winds gusted up to 100 mph during the derailment. Forecaster John Lipe (lype) says sometimes the outflow from thunderstorms can produce such winds. EF1 tornadoes carry winds from 86 mph to 110 mph.
Fort Worth-based BNSF reopened the line around midnight Monday.
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