More than a year after its close encounter with the snowman-shaped object, the New Horizons spacecraft is still sending back data from more than 4 billion miles away.

McCoy said there were no injuries, but with his famously positive attitude, he claimed it was still going to be a beautiful day. And, as he's done for 1,493 consecutive days, McCoy recited the "Pledge of Allegiance " alongside first responders who helped put out the blaze.

Of the 27 apprehensions, 10 fugitives were located outside Texas and extradited. This included four fugitives and four sex offenders from other states; one fugitive from Mexico; and one fugitive from Puerto Rico.

At a press conference, campus Police Chief Brian Vaughn said two women were found dead in a dorm room after a call from a student. Also in the room was a small child, approximately 2 years old, who is in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

The increase is small — just a month — but marks at least a temporary halt to a downward trend. The rise is due to lower death rates for cancer and drug overdoses.

Area residents interested in the work of Lamar County’s lead natural resources and soil and water conservation agencies are invited to a meeting Feb. 12 at the Lamar County Fairgrounds, 570 E. Center St.