The Texas Department of Transportation has closed U.S. Highway 79 just south of Jewitt at the Nucor Plant because a train derailment.
Emergency crews are on scene at this time working on the derailment and cleaning up the area.
TxDOT has contracted with Glenn Fuqua, Inc., to repair the FM 1155 areas damaged from the recent rains, and to get the roadway back open. They will mobilize equipment and be delivering materials this week.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that a settlement agreement has been successfully negotiated with American Airlines and US Airways concerning the proposed merger of the two airlines.
Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday morning in a Belton courtroom for the trial of a former Central Texas mayor.
Charlie Lee Stewart, Sr. was indicted on aggravated sexual assault of a child charges in October 2012.