Friday, May 17 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:37:38 GMT
MANOR, TX (KEYE/CBS) – A weapons company began this week rolling out a groundbreaking "smart" rifle that can target and track a moving object from long distance. Trackingpoint began shipping the guns toMore >>
The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:00:54 GMT
The reality TV bug bites Louisiana residents again. This time it's a show that will feature a group of hunters from the Baton Rouge area. "Trained Assassins" follows a group of cross bow hunters from Louisiana ...More >>
The reality TV bug bites Louisiana residents again. This time it's a show that will feature a group of hunters from the Baton Rouge area. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:25 AM EDT2013-05-18 04:25:06 GMT
From LSU SportsBATON ROUGE, La. -- A two-run eighth-inning homer by senior leftfielder Raph Rhymes lifted No. 2 LSU (48-7, 23-6 SEC) to a thrilling 5-4 victory over No. 14 Ole Miss (35-20, 14-15 SEC) FridayMore >>
A two-run eighth-inning homer by senior leftfielder Raph Rhymes lifted No. 2 LSU to a thrilling 5-4 victory over No. 14 Ole Miss Friday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Bette Sue Strasburger wanted to unlock her comfort zone and do something she's never done before, something memorable for Alabama National Guardsmen stationed in war zones overseas.
"It just stuck with me," said Strasburger.
What stuck with Strasburger was a soldier's smile on the 'Today' show, a soldier who just happened to be wearing an Alabama t-shirt, standing behind Today show co-anchor Matt Lauer while the co-host was doing live interviews in a dangerous part of the world.
"Just a grin that didn't leave me. My husband and I thought 20 or 30 shirts," she said.
Those 20 or 30 shirts turned out to be 1,400 Crimson Tide shirts shipped to guardsmen days before Alabama defeated Texas in the BCS title game 4 years ago. Now to make it happen Strasburger had to raise money to pay for the printing and the postage and did she ever!
Strasburger ended up starting the Shirts For Troops organization.
"I was able to raise $8,000 in 5 days," Strasburger said.
Bette Sue Strasburger thought that would close the book on her project but she didn't count on a team from Alabama winning the title over the next 3 years. Auburn won the next year and the Crimson Tide won again..and again. More money raised, more shirts sent over and more perspective for Strasburger.
"It isn't so much the shirts but the remembering part that's important to them," said Strasburger.
If Bette Sue Strasburger had any doubts she did something big, all she has to do is read the letters from the front lines, a gentle smile confirms she did more than a good deed as she reads one letter out of hundreds.
Since both wars are winding down the number of shirts has dwindled from 1,400 the first year to about 700 last December.
Strasburger credits her dad for giving her a sense of patriotic duty.
"I grew up in a household where my father was all American, a sense of pride," she said.
A sense of duty sealed with a close brush with death, a close call with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 85 in Montgomery a few years ago. Strasburger walked away unhurt and a prophetic proclamation from her son.
"He said..'Mom.. God's got something planned for you and He's not ready for you yet,' she remembered.
And Strasburger isn't ready to quit.
If Alabama or Auburn can win it again this year, look for Bette Sue Strasburger to pack it in again, another shipment, another care package from home.