A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Lee county until 4pm. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Leon Counties until 9pm Monday, for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery,San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 10pm Monday, and for Lee county until 1am Tuesday. An additional widespread 1" to 3" rain accumulations are possible through Monday, with locally higher amounts possible.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Humane Society of North Texas is collecting donations for care of a pony and her foal who were severely burned in a barn fire south of Fort Worth.
The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/1tpPyAx ) that a pony named Bella was found trying to shield her foal Butterscotch from the flames.
Bella sustained burns over much of her body, and officials weren't sure if her flame-scarred ears could be saved. Butterscotch sustained several smaller burns.
Both are being attended to by Human Society volunteers, who hope to raise $4,000 for their care.
The pair was in a barn near Alvarado in the early morning hours of April 6 when a heating lamp shorted out, causing an electrical fire.
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