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Our reporters and photographers travel a lot of miles each day, and I'm thankful each time they return safely. We cover enough crashes to know how dangerous driving can be.

I laughed when I heard Ranging Reporter Sonny Long was in a minor fender-bender on his official first day of his new assignment. Read Sunday's story for more about Ranging Reporters.

My second thought was relief the incident wasn't any worse. We've seen all-too-recently how deadly our highways can be. This morning on the wire came news from Utah that another tour bus crashed, killing eight.

Meanwhile, we continue to check the conditions of those passengers hurt in Wednesday's fatal crash south of Victoria. If you have any information about how these passengers are doing, let us know. My direct number is 361-574-1222.

Be safe out there. And say howdy to a Ranging Reporter if you see one on your travels.