- Vatican: Pope's Meeting With Kim Davis Was Not An Endorsement
- Passenger Plane Carrying 10 People Missing in Indonesia
- Thousands Expected to Attend ACL
- E-Cigarette Laws Now In Effect
- Syrian Airstrikes Prompts Talks Between U.S And Russia
- Couple Gets Billed For Not Attending A Wedding
- UT Students, Staff Up in Arms Over Campus Carry
- Former Austin Police Officer Back In Court For Manslaughter Hearing
- Current Burn Bans In Texas
- Student Sent Home Over Homecoming Date
- Rollover Crash On MoPac Expressway Wednesday Morning
- Vigil Remembers Fatal Crash Victims
- Arrest Made In Austin Woman's Death in Los Angeles
- Euphoria Festival Suing Over Noise Ordinance
- Planned Parenthood Pres. To Testify Before House Committee
- Police, City Leaders Talk Body Camera Policy
- House Fire In South Austin
- Trump Promises His Tax Plan Will Be Great For The Middle Class
- Michigan Woman's Facebook Post Is Going Viral
- Austin Police Officer Fired
- Fire At South Austin Home Depot
- Four people arrested after high speed chase spans Hays, Travis counties
- Hundreds Killed In Muslim Pilgrimage Stampede
- Disciplinary Hearings Held For HS Football Players Who Blindsided Referee
- DPS Identifies Driver Who Crashed Through Capitol Fence
- Kitten overload has Austin Pets Alive looking for foster families
- ESPN: Coach Admits Telling Players To Hit Ref
- Sexting Is Now Being Taught In The Classroom
- Deadly Crash On Highway 71 Shuts Down Road
- Austin City Worker Shot In Face During Robbery
- Assault Near UT Campus
- Five-Year-Old Singled Out For Wearing Broncos Gear To School
- Council Looks to Finalize Short-Term Rental Regulations
- Police Investigating East Austin Homicide
- Pope Francis Preparing To Begin Another Day In Cuba
- Early Morning Apartment Fire In Georgetown
- Shooting Outside Club In Northeast Austin
- Buda Toddler Gets Big Honor
- Military Pretrial Hearing For Bowe Bergdahl
- Truck Driver Safe After An Early Morning Rollover Crash
- Early Morning Apartment Fire In North Austin
- Fenves to be Inaugurated as UT President
- Three Confirmed Dead In California Wildfire
- AFD Kicking Off Boot Campaign
- Teaching Terrorism In Schools Upsets Parents
- More Uber Drivers Could Be Hitting Austin Roads
- Football Field Mass Baptism Backlash
- Another Shocking Hit On A High School Football Field
- UT President to Speak on Patterson Departure
- UPDATE: Houston school bus crash kills 2 students, 3 people hurt
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.