Saturday, July 16, 2016

What Are The Top 10 Flavors Of Blue Bell Ice Cream?


TEXAS - According to the website ranker.com the top 10 flavors of Blue Bell Ice Cream sold are:

01. Vanilla
02. Cookie n Cream
03. Strawberry & Home Vanilla
04. Dutch Chocolate
05. Natural Vanilla Bean
06. Milk Chocolate
07. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
08. Moo-llennium Crunch
09. Butter Pecan
10. Chocolate Chip

Number 9 on that list is one of my favorites, but you have to go way down to # 37 to find my all time favorite "Cherry Vanilla". What's your favorite flavor of Blue Bell Ice Cream?

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Katrina Ahrens Talks About The Death Of Her Husband Lorne In Dallas


DALLAS TEXAS - Katrina Ahrens remembers well the last words she spoke to her husband. “I told him to be good and to have fun,” she said. Katrina, who was also a Dallas police officer, wasn’t concerned about her big, strong husband, Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens. She knew he could take care of himself.

“I was absolutely not worried about him at all in the least,” she said from the couple’s home Thursday in Burleson. “Lorne was the most prepared cop that I know. Lorne was aware on a bad day. Neither of them could have envisioned what took place last Thursday.

Ahrens, 48, and three other Dallas officers – Michael Krol, Michael Smith and Patrick Zamarripa -- died in an ambush-style attack in downtown Dallas on July 7. A DART officer was also killed.

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Help Locate Missing Texan Brittany Parker (Age 26) Last Seen In Austin


SAN MARCOS TEXAS - The Hays County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Buda woman. Investigators say 26-year-old Brittany Parker was last seen at around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12th in the South Austin area. Her vehicle, a white Toyota Camry, was found abandoned in Kyle on Thursday.

Parker is described as a white female, 5'4", 110 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. Her clothing description was unknown. If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Brittany Parker, please contact the Hays County Sheriff's Office at 512-393-7896 and speak with the Criminal Investigations Division or you may contact the Hays County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-TIPS (8477).

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Police Officer Paul Rucker Dragged 900-Yards During Traffic Stop


SLATON TEXAS - A Slaton police officer is recovering after being dragged 900 yards and thrown off a vehicle on Friday night. Officer Paul Rucker was directing traffic in the intersection of Texas Ave. and Railroad Ave. for a car show in Slaton around 8 p.m. Friday, when police say a driver refused to cooperate and got into a physical confrontation with the officer.

Slaton police say Rucker was dragged approximately 900 yards and thrown off the vehicle, landing in a bar ditch in the 100 block of Railroad Avenue. Officer Rucker was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. He sustained road rash to his head and limbs and a major contusion to his head.

He was released a few hours later and is recovering.

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Joshua Adam Scales Wanted For Murder In Troup Texas


TROUP TEXAS - Troup Police Department is searching for 29-year-old Joshua Adam Scales, who is suspected to have been involved in the shooting death of Jordan Richard LaDue on July 14, 2016. Police say Scales is armed and dangerous and was last seen driving an older model maroon-colored Mercury Marquis, with handicap plates. Scales has blonde hair, green eyes and measures 5’9.

Troup PD advises that you not make any contact with Scales but rather call Troup Police Department at (903) 842-3211 or Tyler/Smith County Crime Stoppers at (903) 597-CUFF (2833).

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Corrections Officer Mari Johnson (Age 55) Killed By Texas Inmate


ABILENE TEXAS - A corrections officer at a Texas prison outside Abilene has been found dead and authorities are investigating the death as a homicide. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says Mari Johnson, 55, was found unresponsive at around 3 a.m. Saturday near the kitchen area of the Robertson Unit.

He says life-saving measures were initiated and Johnson then was taken to Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene where she was pronounced dead. Johnson was murdered by an inmate, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, said in a statement released Saturday afternoon.

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Jacob Lara (Age 19) Accidentally Shot By 16-Year-Old Girlfriend


HOUSTON TEXAS - Police say the accidental fatal shooting of a teenager by his girlfriend at his Houston home will be referred to a Harris County grand jury. Investigators say 19-year-old Jacob Lara and his 16-year-old girlfriend were apparently trying to make his handgun safe at around 12:20 a.m. Friday when the weapon accidentally fired while she held it.

Lara was hit in the face and was later pronounced dead at the scene. Police say it appears that the gun accidentally discharged while Lara and his girlfriend were talking.

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Corsicana Texas Deputy James Murray Killed In Traffic Accident


CORSICANA TEXAS - A sheriff’s patrol unit was in front of the Navarro County Justice Center Saturday as a memorial to a veteran deputy who died in an off-duty car accident in Central Texas. Deputy James Murray died at a Corsicana hospital after he was seriously injured in the accident, which occurred at around 2:30 p.m. Friday on South U.S. Highway 287 near the Navarro-Freestone County line, a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page said.

“Our department is in shock over Deputy Murray’s death. Our heart goes out to the family of our fallen comrade. This is another tragic blow to law enforcement and it hits close to home here in Navarro County,” the post said.

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Thousands Attend Funeral Service For Patrick Zamarripa in Arlington Texas


ARLINGTON TEXAS - Patrick Zamarripa is the final Dallas Police officer laid to rest after an attack that killed five members of law enforcement on July 7. Zamarripa was a father, a husband, a sports fanatic and a war veteran. Family members, fellow officers and even celebrities have shared fond memories of him in the days since his passing. A rosary service was held for Zamarripa Friday afternoon in Fort Worth, where Zamarripa is from. His funeral was held Saturday at the Wilkerson Greines Activity Center in Arlington.

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San Antonio Couple Died Together Holding Hands After 58-Years Of Marriage


SAN ANTONIO TEXAS - A San Antonio couple who spent 58 years together side by side died the same way - while holding each other's hands. "I just can't believe something like this would ever happen, you hear this on the movies...like The Notebook," the couple's daughter, Corina Martinez told KABB.

George and Ora Lee Rodriguez met at a butcher shop in San Antonio. When George completed his time in the military, he returned to Texas and married his high school sweetheart. They then had three daughters.

Their love story reportedly came to a beautiful end less than a week after their 58th wedding anniversary when George died in his sleep. While surrounded by their daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, Ora Lee passed away three hours later, while holding her husband's hand.

"They were both here, we had them here at the house, in their hospital beds, right beside each other, they were holding hands," said Martinez. The final chapter in a love story about two people who refused to be apart.

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