DALLAS (AP) - Travel is slowly getting better after a Texas ice storm canceled hundreds of flights and left thousands of people without electricity. All major highways have been reopened in areas hardest hit by last week's wintry weather. Fort Worth-based American Airlines and American Eagle today canceled 700 flights systemwide, mainly in North Texas. About 650 people were stranded last night at Dallas-Fort Worth International. Dallas-based Oncor (ON'-kor) today reported nearly 22,000 homes and businesses still without power.
HOUSTON (AP) - Three parking ramp towers at the Astrodome have been demolished as the fate of the sprawling Houston icon remains uncertain. Crews using explosives imploded the towers in a matter of seconds last night, leaving behind tons of rubble to be recycled. Harris County voters last month rejected a $217 million bond issue that would have turned the Astrodome into an events center.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Bible on which George Washington placed his hand the first time he took the oath of office as U.S. president will go on display for one-day only at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin. The George Washington Presidential Inaugural Bible will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today only at the LBJ Library.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Political hopefuls statewide have only a few more hours to throw their hats into the 2014 electoral ring. The close of business today is the filing deadline for necessary paperwork to compete in Texas primaries March 4, with winners advancing to November's general election. Of the 15 statewide offices up for election, 36 Republicans and 15 Democrats have filed with the secretary of state's office.
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