Debris Reported in Texas, Louisiana

The following are highlights of the hundreds of reports of debris from the explosion of the Space Shuttle Columbia:


-- Remains that a hospital employee identified as charred torso, thigh bone and skull on a rural road near other unspecified debris in Hemphill, east of Nacogdoches.

-- Remains identified as a charred human leg on a farm in Sabine County, about 50 miles east of Nacogdoches.

-- Intact, charred helmet and astronaut's patch in San Augustine County.

-- A rounded piece of what appeared to be metal, about 4 by 5 feet in size, found on a rural highway in Neches.

-- Foot-long metal bracket which smashed through roof of dentist's office in Nacogdoches.

-- Half-moon-shaped metal piece, about 5 feet long, in front yard in Nacogdoches, described as jagged with severe burn marks.

-- V-shaped chunk of metal in the median of U.S. 79 just northeast of Palestine, in Anderson County. More unspecified debris found at nearby Pert.

-- 2-foot square pieces of metal, small pieces of tile in Cherokee County, just west of Nacogdoches, and in Rusk County, just to the north.

-- Unspecified debris falling near Jacksonville, Palestine, Rusk and Athens.

-- A brick-size piece of debris in the back yard of a home off FM 23 near Rusk. Other pieces in a nearby hay field.

-- 5- by 5-inch item that appeared to be a charred piece of tile in front of Rice High School in Rice, in Navarro County.

-- Unspecified debris several inches in diameter in Henderson County, including footlong piece on land being developed by family of former Texas Gov. Bill Clements.

-- Tank, about 3 feet in diameter, on a runway at the A.L. Mangham Jr. Regional Airport in Nacogdoches.

-- Steel rod with silver bolts in a Nacogdoches yard.

-- 3- by 3-foot piece of metal in a bank parking lot in Nacogdoches.

-- 1-foot diameter piece of gray metal in front of the courthouse in Nacogdoches.

-- 9- by 2-inch piece of metal in a yard, ash on a car in Nacogdoches.

-- Chunk of unspecified debris with stenciled letters and numbers on it in Kerens near Highway 309 in Navarro County.

-- Curved piece of metal, about 5 feet in diameter, in the median of state Highway 55 in Anderson County, west of Nacogdoches.

-- Five pieces that look like tile in the Neches First Baptist Church parking lot. Another piece that appears to be insulation on the roof.

-- 7- to 8-foot door-like fragment and a piece of debris resembling part of a windshield found in Cherokee County.

-- Small piece of black tile, about 6 inches by 6 inches, on a roof in Waxahachie, south of Dallas.

-- A metal object resembling an exercise ball in the front yard of a home in Bronson, southeast of Nacogdoches near the Louisiana line. The object is dented and has bolts and nodules coming out of it.

-- 3-foot-by-3-foot cylindrical object at National Guard Armory No. 2 in Nacogdoches.


-- Smoldering bundle of wires in a front yard in Shreveport.

-- Compact-car sized piece reported splashing into Toledo Bend Reservoir on Texas-Louisiana state line.

-- Debris in Ouachita Parish thought by authorities "to be possibly a parachute."

-- Four unspecified pieces of wreckage fell west of Leesville in Vernon Parish.