Whale carcass left on beach for now
Texas Department of Transportation records indicate the crossing was designed for a 30-second warning.
The remains of a 43foot whale found dead on a Matagorda County beach will stay on the sand as officials consider what to do with the carcass.
Heidi Whitehead of the nonprofit Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network in Galveston said Friday that a necropsy has been completed on the male fin whale. No suspected cause of death was immediately released.
Whitehead estimated that the whale weighs about 5 tons and was already dead when it washed ashore and was discovered Tuesday.
She said the network does not have the equipment or money to remove and bury the carcass.
Matagorda is about 90 miles southwest of Houston.
Goodman said the state has signed up more than 1,000 new providers to replace Planned Parenthood and said its surveys indicated there were enough providers for major metropolitan areas.
But Planned Parenthood and its supporters question whether participants in the state-funded program will have access to care if the reproductive care provider is excluded. It has sued in state court to be included.
“There is no sound reason Texas should jeopardize this important program by cutting off access to the health care provider relied on by nearly half of the women receiving basic, preventive health care through the program,” Ken Lambrecht, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, said in a statement Friday.