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    Texas Supreme Court: Parade Crash Trial Should Be Heard in Midland

    The Texas Supreme Court has ruled a negligence lawsuit stemming from the fatal collision of a train with a veterans' parade float in Midland in 2012 should be heard in Midland County.

    NTSB Holding Public Meeting in Washington to Talk About November 2012 Train Accident

    The National Transportation Safety Board will be holding a public meeting in Washington next week to talk about the deadly train crash that took the lives of four veterans last November. On Tuesday, NTSB officials will discuss the probable cause of the accident.

    Midland City Council Members Expected to Choose Legal Representation Regarding November Train Crash

    Midland City Council members are expected to vote this week on a law firm to represent the city in a lawsuit stemming from the November train crash.

    No Charges Will Be Filed in Connection With November Train Crash

    Four veterans died in a parade accident in Midland back in November. On Thursday, officials announced that no one will be blamed. A Midland grand jury began hearing the case back in January.

    Victim in Texas Parade Crash Accused of Lying

    Authorities say an ex-police officer from Georgia who was injured in a train accident during a veterans parade in Texas lied about receiving a Purple Heart medal and has been arrested.

    New Details Released in NTSB Train Crash Documents Video included

    It's been six months since tragedy struck the Tall City, and we're learning new details from the investigation into November's deadly train accident. The crash killed four veterans and several other people were injured.

    Click the link above to view the narratives/transcripts of investigative interviews From November 2012 train accident.

    Click the link above to view the NTSB report on the "Hunt For Heroes" train accident that happened back in November of 2012.

    NTSB to Release Investigation Documents Regarding November 2012 Train Accident Video included

    We're about to learn a lot more about the investigation into the tragic parade accident that happened back in November 2012. Hundreds of documents will be released on Wednesday concerning the investigation.

    Union Pacific: Others Responsible For Crash Video included

    Union Pacific has filed motions in civil court contending that three other entities are responsible for the collision that killed four U.S. military veterans on a parade float last year. The motions seek to designate the city of Midland, Midland County and the parade organizer as responsible third parties.

    Five More Families File Suit in Connection With Deadly Train Accident Video included

    More families have joined a lawsuit tied to November's deadly train accident in Midland. An accident in which four people died and several others were hurt. The lawsuit blames Smith Industries and Union Pacific Railroad for the tragedy.

    Truck Driver No-Billed in Connection With November Train Crash

    A Midland County Grand Jury has returned a no-bill for the driver of the truck involved in the Nov. 15th, 2012 train accident. Midland County District Clerk Ross Bush tells NewsWest 9 the 385th Judicial Grand Jury has not concluded their review of the incident but there will be no indictments against Dale Wayne Hayden.

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    • SGM Lawrence Boivin

      SGM Lawrence Boivin

      My name is Lawrence Boivin, and I retired from the Army after 24 years of active duty service to our great nation. 
      My name is Lawrence Boivin, and I retired from the Army after 24 years of active duty service to our great nation. I served the last 10 years of my military career within the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) where I was deployed to Iraq several times and once to Afghanistan.
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      SGM William Lubbers

      I am Sergeant Major William L. Lubbers of the United States Army. I've served 21 of my 24 years of service with Army Special Forces. 
      I am Sergeant Major William L. Lubbers of the United States Army. I've served 21 of my 24 years of service with Army Special Forces. I started my Special Forces career with 1st Special Forces Group where I served over eight years in Fort Lewis, Washington and Okinawa, Japan.
    • SGT Joshua Michael

      SGT Joshua Michael

      My name is SGT Joshua Michael, U.S. Army (Ret.) I've been married to Daylyn, my gorgeous wife, for 15 years. I have a son, Ryan (14) who also love to hunt with me and my daughter, Maci (7).
      My name is SGT Joshua Michael, U.S. Army (Ret.) I've been married to Daylyn, my gorgeous wife, for 15 years. I have a son, Ryan (14) who also love to hunt with me and my daughter, Maci (7).