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By: Fox S.A. Staff
The Texas Department of Transportation is scrapping its plan to help drivers along Highway 151 and Loop 1604 because of a tiny little spider. The agency says it has released the contractor for the project. Construction of an underpass stopped when crews found a rare Braken Bat Cave meshweaver spider. No one had seen the spider in more than 30 years. TXDOT now says it plans to redesign the entire project so that it won't affect the spider. While that happens, crews plan to remove the construction equipment in the area.
Texas mother worried about torture, traffickers
May 21, 2013 17:17 GMT
By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Billie Dunn feared the worst while her teenage daughter was missing for more than two years.
During a phone interview Tuesday, Dunn said she imagined 13-year-old Hailey Dunn being tortured or that she'd fallen victim to human traffickers. But possibly the most painful part was thinking of Hailey wondering why her mother and father hadn't found her.
The 36-year-old mother said she also considered that a "random weirdo" might have pulled off nearby Interstate 20 and abducted Hailey.
Dunn reported Hailey missing in December 2010 in Colorado City. Remains found at a West Texas lake in March were identified last month as those of Hailey.
No arrests have been made. Shortly after Hailey's disappearance, police called Dunn's live-in boyfriend a person of interest, but he has not been charged.
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