- Law Enforcement Target Dangerous Drivers for Holiday Weekend
- Argument Turns Fatal At Sacramento City College
- UT Kicks Off In South Bend Tomorrow
- One Marine Dead And 9 Hurt In Helicopter Training Exercise
- Kentucky Clerk To Face Federal Judge Over Gay Marriage
- Inmates Get Tattoos Removed For Free
- McDonald's will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6
- Report: Austin Ranks Low for Road Safety
- School Financing Fight Hits Texas Supreme Court
- Nearly 700 New Laws Going Into Effect Today
- Blue Bell Ice Cream is back in Austin stores
- SWAT standoff in South Austin ends after 10 hours
- Campus Shooting Leaves One Person Dead
- Prep School Rape Trial
- One Person Is Dead After A Plane Crash In Alabama
- Congressman Honors Flood First Responders
- TxDOT Displays Drunk Driving Dangers in 'Not-So-Fun House'
- Man Steals Car With Baby Inside
- Deadline For Those Affected By Memorial Day Floods
- High School Students Criticize New Dress Code
- Crews Rescue Person From Trench
- Man Found Dead Inside Vehicle At Kyle H-E-B Identified
- NATO Service Members Killed
- King Of Beer Files Suit Against Queen Of Beer
- UPDATE: SWAT Situation Near Cook Elementary comes to peaceful end
- Fraternity Suspended Over Move-In Day Banners
- Blue Bell announces Homemade Vanilla as first returning flavor
- First Day Back To School For Lots Of Kids
- Leander ISD Opens New Elementary School
- Family Funeral For Caldwell County Crash Victims
- Former High School Football Player Heading Back To Court
- TABC Targeting Stores And Bars
- Moov-In Day At The University of Texas
- Bombing In Egypt Injures At Least One Police Officer
- ICE Operation Nets Undocumented Criminals
- Vontrey Clark’s Girlfriend Releases Statement
- Lawmakers Trying To Invoke An Intern Dress Code
- Deadly Crash Kills 1 Man, Closes I-35 For Hours
- Thai Police Offer Reward For Suspects In Deadly Bombing
- You Can Now Review Government Agencies On Yelp
- Black Box Recovered From Trigana Air Wreckage
- Famous Batman Impersonator Killed In Car Crash
- NFL Player Declares War On Participation Trophies
- Committee Moves Forward Rental Regulations
- B-Cycle Launches Low Income Membership Program
- District Attorney Out Of Jail Early
- Bad Weather Hinders Search For Indonesian Airline Wreckage
- Trump Takes On Immigration
- Work Hearing Resumes Monday
- Former WilCo Judge Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison
Mother Killed In SE TX House Explosion
Updated: Thursday, May 29 2014, 06:38 AM CDT
A house in Victoria County, Texas exploded Wednesday, killing a 26-year-old mother.
But her five-month-old daughter survived.
Carlos Villalobos spoke with neighbors.
"Thought it may have been a lightning strike, I wasn't sure."
What some believed to be an act of nature turned out to be an explosion, causing this two story home to be reduced to a pile of wood and debris.
Jarod Westerman lives in a nearby neighborhood and was mowing his lawn when the explosion occurred.
"It blew out one of my windows. My wife came out pretty startled, scared and thought something had happened to me."
Westerman says his family wasn't sure what had happened and were all in shock.
"We have a newborn baby and so he was crying, she was crying, and that's when I got startled."
Victoria fire officials say when they responded to the home - they immediately evacuated neighbors and tried to find any survivors.
Firefighters found baby girl parker singer who was taken to Detar hospital, then later to San Antonio for treatment.
Several sources say the only reason the girl lived was because a mattress fell on top of her, protecting her from the debris.
Shortly after finding the baby, the child's mother - Haley Singer - was found dead underneath a pile of debris.
Victoria county resident Chris Callahan also heard the explosion and was stunned by what he saw.
"I see that a whole house was gone. And the whole block all the windows were blown out, garages were buckled in, and the whole block looked like a bomb went off."
According to the Victoria County Sheriff, the baby suffered only minor bruises and will remain in University Hospital in San Antonio for observation.
Meanwhile, the county fire marshal's office is leading the investigation into the cause of the explosion.