Three of the nation's five fastest-growing cities -- and seven of the top 15 -- are located in the Lone Star State, new 2012-13 data from the Census Bureau shows. The majority are west of the Mississippi River. Here's a look at the Top 15 by percentage:
15. Pearland, Texas -- 3.8 percent increase
13. (tie) Franklin, Tenn. -- 3.9 percent increase
13. (tie) McKinney, Texas -- 3.9 percent increase
10. (tie) Gilbert, Ariz. -- 4 percent increase
10. (tie) Odessa, Texas -- 4 percent increase
10. (tie) Meridian, Idaho -- 4 percent increase
9. Mount Pleasant, S.C. -- 4.1 percent increase
8. Gaithersburg, Md. -- 4.4 percent increase
7. Georgetown, Texas -- 4.5 percent increase
6. Goodyear, Ariz. -- 4.8 percent increase
5. Lehi, Utah -- 5.5 percent increase
4. Cedar Park, Texas -- 5.6 percent increase
3. South Jordan, Utah -- 6.1 percent
2. Frisco, Texas -- 6.5 percent increase
1. San Marcos, Texas -- 8 percent increase
To read more about Census Bureau data on the fastest-growing U.S. cities, click here.
It was a summer slam in Santa Barbara from what was once Hurricane Marie. Now it has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but the force coming in from the Pacific Ocean has roughed up some of our coastline.
A catalytic converter in a passing vehicle is suspected to be the cause of a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on the Harris Grade, near Lompoc. Firefighters were able to limit the blaze to less than 20 acres.
A Hurricane making its way through the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring high surf and strong currents to Ventura County south and southeast-facing beaches this week. Rescuers are urging the public to be cautious while entering the water, but surfers are enjoying the bigger sets.