The Huntsville Item, Huntsville, TX

December 7, 2012

Texans see flash, hear boom this morning

By Tori Brock
Staff Reporter

HUNTSVILLE — Many Texans from Dallas to Houston -- and several in the Walker County area -- saw a bright flash of light in the sky around 6:45 a.m. The National Weather Service is speculating that people may have witnessed a meteor from the Geminids meteor shower, which usually peaks Dec. 13 and 14. One local resident reported seeing a green flash. In other parts of the state, people have reported red flashes and loud sonic booms.