Tornado Hits Texas, Killing 10

By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 25, 2007 11:41 AM CDT
Lightning arcs across the sky in Tyler, Texas, as a series of storms rolled over east Texas, early Wednesday, April 25, 2007. (AP Photo/Dr. Scott M. Lieberman)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – A tornado on the Texas-Mexico border killed 10 and wounded over 70 as severe storms walloped the plains states late last night. The twister touched down in the small border town of Eagle Pass, where it destroyed an elementary school, more than 20 homes, and a sewer-treatment plant, according to Mayor Chad Foster.

The tornado accounted for the deaths of 7 people, including a toddler, in Eagle Pass and 3 in Piedras Negras, just over the Rio Grande. The same storm system has dumped over a foot of snow on parts of Colorado, pelted Nebraska with over seven inches of rain, and whipped up funnel clouds in Kansas.