The National Weather Service wants to find out if a massive hailstone found by a Killeen ISD high school principal has set a new record after the picture of her holding it on social media went viral.

According to KWTX, Gina Brown of Salado posted the picture of the hailstone she found in her yard on Facebook after the storm on April 12th. She hid in a closet to stay safe, and after hearing what she described as the 'loudest pounding she had ever heard in her life', Brown went outside and found the giant piece of ice.

Luckily, no one in her family was injured, and she says she has filed an insurance claim.

The Largest Hailstone on Record

The largest hailstone in United States history fell in Vivian, South Dakota, on July 23, 2010, and measured 8.0 inches in diameter and weighed 1.94 pounds. It was also the heaviest hailstone to have fallen in the Western Hemisphere, according to the National Weather Service.

Largest Hailstone in Texas

The National Weather Service reported a massive hailstone that fell last year in Hondo, Texas, on April 28th. It measured 6.4 inches in diameter, and was roughly the size of a honeydew melon. The giant piece of ice set the Texas record for largest hailstone in state history.

KWTX is reporting that representatives from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety are coming to scan the hailstone. In the meantime, Brown says she is keeping it safe in her freezer until the inspection.

The Top 10 Worst Places to Live in Texas

While it's always a good idea to know about areas with the lowest crime rates and best recreational opportunities when you are looking for a place to live, it’s also important to know which places to avoid. Even if you move to a neighborhood with a low crime rate, you could also be close to less safe communities.

Here are the top 10 worst places to live in Texas according to

Texas in Top 10 Best States to Work from Home in America

How many people do you know that work from home? Since the pandemic, the number of employers with remote jobs has risen steadily.

WalletHub used 12 factors to compare 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the percentage of people working from home, internet cost, cybersecurity, plus size and population concentration of homes in the state.

Let's take a look at the states that are the best for remote work, and where Texas sits on the list nationwide.

The Most Dangerous City in Texas for 2022 May Surprise You

According to FBI statistics, Texas had 438 violent crimes and 2,562 property crimes per 100,000 residents as of this year. For every 100,000 residents, there are 224 police officers statewide.

Crime rates are expressed as the number of incidents per 100,000 people.

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