HOUSTON (AP) - An undiagnosed illness has left six racing dogs dead and scores of others ill at a Galveston-area greyhound track, forcing cancellation of an entire weekend of racing cards.
The Houston Chronicle reports the illness was first noticed late last month in the kennels at the Gulf Greyhound Park in LaMarque.
Track General manager Sally Brigs said veterinarians have tried to keep the illness from spreading. She said that, as of Monday, about 80 dogs were still coughing but none registered fever.
Texas Racing Commission spokeswoman Jean Cook said a necropsy at Texas A&M University's vet school provided no diagnosis.
One man is facing life-threatening injuries after losing control of his motorcycle and wrecking out at Harding Street and Thompson Road Thursday night in Wichita Falls.
A deadly crash involving a Bowie ambulance is under investigation.
A man suffered life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle crashed on Thursday night on Harding Street in Wichita Falls.
Wichita Falls Police said Michael Basich, 47, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Thursday night on Sheppard Access Road.
Firefighters said the fire was caused by an electrical issue on Friday afternoon but they did not specify further.