Texas has been drenched by a steady stream of rainfall, which is not expected to completely subside until Sunday. In over an 18 hour period, the deluge has produced 3-4 inches and flash flooding in some areas, with the encrusted earth lacking the absorbency to sponge-up the moisture fast enough.
Two people have been found fatally shot on an oilfield lease property near Midland.
Emergency officials near Midland say a small plane has crashed into a residential neighborhood and the pilot has been injured in the fiery accident.
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