Greenville – Thursday marks the 25th anniversary of one of the worst storms to hit the region, causing major damage especially in Greenville.
Much of downtown Greenville was left in ruins on May 13, 1985, as at least one and as many as two tornados struck locally. Nine people were injured, none seriously, although hundreds of structures were either destroyed or heavily damaged.
– Drivers will see a few more emissions-sensing vans along North Texas highways throughout ozone season.
The vans are usually parked along freeway entrance ramps, and as drivers accelerate past it, a device records the amount of ozone-forming pollutants emitted from each vehicle. Owners of vehicles shown to be high-emitting or smoking receive a letter emphasizing the importance of vehicle maintenance.