An East Texas family is grateful their house was spared during the storms on Sunday night. A giant tree came crashing down, just missing the Ellison house. Homeowner, Louise Ellison believes the 100 year old tree was struck by lightning. Ellison says, "It could have hit the house and done a lot of damage we just don't have that much damage, we have part of the tree on the side of the house, shutters down and a missing swing." She says they were getting ready to have professionals look at the tree to tell them exactly how old the tree was.