Illnesses limiting Texas prison visitors
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - An outbreak of stomach flu is continuing to plague Texas prisons, forcing state corrections officials to scrap usual visiting hours this weekend at seven prisons.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials say that while other prisons may be open for visits by friends and relatives of inmates, they may have visiting restrictions. They're urging people, particularly those planning to travel significant distances, to call the individual prisons to check whether visits may be limited.

Units closed to visitors this weekend are the Byrd Unit in Huntsville, Hodge Unit in Rusk, Pack near Navasota, Robertson Unit outside Abilene, Hightower Unit in Liberty County, Crain Unit in Gatesville and the Young Unit, a medical facility in Galveston County.