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The water woes for people in Maverick County have gone from bad to worse. Right now about 1, 600 people in the northern part of the county are rationing water. The problem started last week when a retaining wall burst spilling water out of a reservoir. Officials met Tuesday to try and come up with a plan to patch the wall and get pumps that can divert water to build up the current reserves. As of now officials say they have enough water for 8 to 10 more days, possibly as much as two weeks. Officials have asked Governor Rick Perry to declare the area a disaster.
Texas authorities searching for escaped prisoner
May 25, 2013 18:12 GMT
OLNEY, Texas (AP) -- North Texas authorities are searching for a prisoner who escaped from a van transporting him and others from Louisiana to Florida.
Olney Police Chief Barry Roberts says 33-year-old Michael Rimmer apparently escaped about 1 a.m. Saturday during a stop at a convenience store in the town northwest of Dallas.
Roberts says a Rimmer, who's from Florida, was part of a group in the custody of a private company that transports inmates. He says the group was in Olney but Rimmer was discovered missing when the van stopped in Terrell, 160 miles away.
The Young County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety are also involved in the search.
Roberts says Rimmer has a history that includes assaulting a police officer and drug distribution. Rimmer is considered dangerous.
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