New London

Airs Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Suzanne Morris, author of Aftermath, which is now in its second printing from Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Aftermath is a fiction novel based set around the tragic true tale of a natural gas explosion at the London School in 1937 New London, Texas. For more information about Suzanne and Aftermath you can visit her web site at Suzanne Page Morris.

London Museum in New London/AP

Commentator Gary Joiner recalls the New London School Explosion in New London, Texas, 78 years ago this week.

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More than 12 East Texas churches are involved in the reopening of a women's shelter in New London, Texas. The Son Shine Light House closed more than two years ago to reorganize and gain its nonprofit status. Volunteer Diana Fordham of Henderson says the 77-bed shelter, located at a former nursing home, will reopen Aug. 24.