Fox Across Texas Sunday October 18

Hidden Pines fire now at 50 percent containment, medical marijuana supporters marched in Dallas yesterday

and more in headlines from across the Lone Star state.


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Firefighters may get some help from Mother Nature this weekend as they try to contain a Texas wildfire that consumed more than 7 miles of forest. Favorable weather is expected this weekend to try to further control the Bastrop County fire. About 200 firefighters from across the state have been battling it, and a jet tanker dropped nearly 12,000 gallons of retardant on the smoldering area.

LANCASTER, Texas (AP) — Two people aboard a small airplane have survived after it clipped a power line in Lancaster. A grass fire began when the single-engine aircraft struck the power line, about two miles south of the regional airport. The passenger was injured and taken to a hospital.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The founder of a nonprofit that mentors at-risk boys is accused of sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old who participated in the program. Fort Worth police say 33-year-old Paul Jamison Jr., the head of the youth group Developing Boys to Men, has been arrested on charges of online solicitation of a minor. Police say there may be other victims.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Akron, Ohio, say alcohol may have been involved in a domestic dispute between Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel and his girlfriend. Manziel was pulled over after a witness said a person was trying to jump from the quarterback's speeding vehicle. Manziel admitted drinking before the incident, but police didn't charge him.

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