In case you slept through it all, Monday was a stormy one for Central Texas. Powerful winds developed into tornados in some areas, causing major damage and throwing debris around. Thankfully we haven't had word of causalities here in our area, but people were injured and at least one was killed as the storms ripped through Texas and Oklahmoa.
There was a lot of damage done in various areas, and we asked listeners to upload pictures of what they saw. Quite a few people sent us pictures of beautiful clouds with sun and rainbows, but lots of damage and debris.
According to KWTX, areas like Killeen and Temple only suffered severe thunderstorms, but some of our fellow Texans fared much worse.
Check out These Astonishing Videos of the Tornado in Texas
As I scrolled Facebook Monday evening, my feed was filled with a few news outlets sharing videos sent in from viewers showing what they saw. Check these out:
Here's footage from Round Rock:
Did you see this footage of a pickup truck being tossed around like a toy? Someone was in the tuck and just casually drove away after the vehicle miraculously landed back on its tires!
Lastly, let's talk about the people who call themselves storm chasers.
I've been watching footage shot by these guys for years and always thought these people were crazy!
You have to be a special kind of person who is fearless and not afraid to die if it means getting that dramatic footage or warning people.
If you get in your car and actually chase a tornado, like...what's wrong with you?
If and when you do survive, it does make for cool footage to watch!
You've seen the videos, right?
Here's an example:
Here are a few pictures sent to us from listeners in Central Texas.
Check Out These Tornado Pictures From Killeen, Round Rock and Temple, Texas
Texas had a few tornadoes on Monday, March 21. Thankfully there haven't been reports of deaths or major injuries in our area, but there was plenty of damage.
We asked listeners from Central Texas to send us your storm photos, and this is what we've got so far! If you've like to send us more to share with the rest of the community, head to our Facebook page or tap the Chat feature in our free app
Here's An Astonishing Look At Downtown Chicago For Texans Who Want To Visit
Last week Chicago celebrated its 185th birthday!
Chicago Has A Negative Stereotype
Let's face it, if you pay attention to the news, there is a negative image of Chicago put out by the media.
Of course, I lived in Chicago during President Obama's tenure in office and what made me chuckle every time I would watch the nightly news is reporters would compare the proximity of his house, to the ensuing violence, as if he had something to do with it.
"The shooting occurred just 8 blocks from President Obama's home"
What is highlighted is the violence that occurs in some of the neighborhoods and not the overall city.
Evey U.S. city has violence and killings, so I feel it's my duty to attempt to clean up the image of my hometown for those who may want to visit the nation's third-largest city.
Chicago Has Tons Of Tourists Attractions
Don't let what you read in newspapers and hear and see on TV cloud your image about the Windy City.
There are tons of things to do in Chicago specifically in the downtown area.
You have the Magnificent Mile known for its stores and shopping, thousands of people including tourists frequent the area daily.
There's the infamous Chicago Bean (I still don't know the purpose of that thing), but tourists love it!
There are amazing views along Chicago's lakefront and I think it's one of the few cities that has a beach with sand in its downtown area.
Let's take a look at some things to do in downtown Chicago, should you decide to visit at some point this year.
7 Seafood Restaurants in Killeen and Harker Heights You Need To Check Out
You don't have to travel to the coast to find great seafood. There are plenty of places right here in Central Texas that serve it up fresh and serve it up right. These are just a handful of our favorites. Did yours make the list? If not, let us know what we should try next!
Wow! What I Saw When I Turned Left Inside Buc-ee's In Temple, Texas [PICS]
As the saying goes... everything's bigger in Texas.
Having said that, I've never seen a gas station with more than 50 gas pumps.
Then I visited Buc-ee's.
What is Buc-ee's?
If you don't know or have never visited the popular one-stop highway shop that has over 35 Texas locations in Texas, you need to!
You can get everything in Buc-ee's from gas, to keychains to candles to brisket to goat milk soap and everything in between.
Buc-ee's Has Expanded
According to their site
, Buc-ee's, not only has multiple locations here in Texas, they have expanded to southern states like Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.
The World's Largest Buc-ee's Coming Soon
Later this year, Buc-ee's has plans to open
"The World's Largest Buc-ee's" located in Sevierville, Tennesse. It will have 120 fuel pumps, a 250-foot car wash, and 74,000 square feet of indoor shopping.
I've Never Turned Left
In almost 7 years, I've been here in Texas, I've never turned left when I went inside a Buc-ee's.
I either walk straight to the bathroom or turn right to get water or gummy bears or chocolate almonds. (I get the same thing every time)
But yesterday, I decided to turn left and (I know I'm late) I was mesmerized!
For starters, I never had a reason to turn left.
I've visited the one in Waller County, Bastrop, and the Temple location.
Every time I've visited Buc-ee's, I've never had a reason to go "shopping" always a bathroom break and then back on the road.
So here are some of the cool things I saw when I turned left at Buc-ee's in Temple, Texas!