Seven Taken to Hospital after Malfunction at Six Flags in Arlington

Author: Angel Reyes  

In The News

Seven people received treatment at a local hospital in Arlington after a ride at Six Flags Over Texas experienced an electrical malfunction Sunday evening. The Fire Department responded to a call on the amusement park’s Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast ride around 6:30 p.m., stating the incident took place in the tunnel portion of the ride. Employees had already put the fire out using portable extinguishers. According to a Six Flags spokesman, all guests and staff exited the ride in minutes. Arlington fire crews ventilated the area of smoke and left the scene with Six Flags Public Safety. Of the seven, one employee received treatment for minor injuries. The six other guests received professional attention out of “an abundance of caution” according to The Dallas Morning News.

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Motorcycle Passengers

Author: Angel Reyes  

In The News

Being the passenger on a motorcycle can be exhilarating! Having the chance to be a motorcycle passenger can be intimidating, but having a sense of what the motorcycle driver needs the passenger to understand and follow in order to have a safe drive makes the ride that much more fun.

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Jury Indicts Aghorn Operating Inc. & Aghorn Executive

Author: Angel Reyes  

In The News

A federal grand jury in Midland indicted Odessa-based Aghorn Operating Incorporated and Aghorn Vice President Trent Day on nine counts after one of its employees, Jacob Dean, and his wife, Natalee, passed away on October 26, 2019. According to NBC News, Aghorn Operating Inc. and Aghorn Vice President Day face charges for violating federal clean air laws and obstructing a federal job safety investigation. Furthermore, Aghorn and the affiliate face charges for federal safe water laws and making false statements on forms documenting the mechanical integrity of Aghorn’s injection wells. In addition, Aghorn is also facing three charges for job safety crimes causing death.

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Author: Angel Reyes  

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Did you know that floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States?

Evacuating flooded areas or entering flooded waters have the potential to lead to injury or death. As we’re leaving the Winter season and entering Spring, floods may result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water sources.

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St. Paddy’s Day & Drinking

Author: Angel Reyes  

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St. Patrick’s Day is the one day out of the year where everyone in the U.S. celebrates “their Irish heritage” with city parades, funny leprechaun hats, and plenty of green-dyed beer. But when the party is over, risky drunk drivers take to the streets. Celebrate with a plan. If you plan to go out and enjoy the holiday with alcohol, make sure you refrain from getting behind the wheel.

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Electric Vehicle Boom in Texas

Author: Angel Reyes  

In The News

Ever since the winter apocalypse that took place in February of 2021, the Lone Star State’s electrical grid’s reliability has been in question. State legislatures spent the year examining and debating the best route to improve the independent electrical grid. But, according to The Dallas Morning News, if the U.S. wants to meet its goal for electric vehicle adoption, Texans will need to purchase millions of battery-powered cars over the next eight years. In this reality, the state would need to produce thirty percent more electricity per year.

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Keeping Furry Friends Safe

Author: Angel Reyes  

In The News

You’re reaching for the door, keys in hand when you turn around to tell your furry family member goodbye. They want to go with you – they love being around you, and going for a cruise may be mentally stimulating for them. Maybe canines’ and other animals’ love for cars is innate, but as long as you’re keeping them safe, encouraging your dogs’ love for car rides is beneficial for both of you.

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Texas Pedestrian Accident Fatalities Rising

Author: Angel Reyes  

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2020 Statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) illustrate pedestrian-involved accidents are on the rise in Texas. The agency reported nearly 5,000 collisions involving pedestrians. According to KSAT, fatalities stemming from these accidents are also on the rise, with over 700 pedestrian deaths last year. Pedestrians are not equipped with safety equipment such as a metal exterior, airbags, seatbelts, etc. – making them some of the most vulnerable targets on the road.

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