Texas told to ready for evacuation as Dean nears

The government on Sunday advised people in south Texas to prepare for possible evacuations, with Hurricane Dean heading into the Gulf of Mexico. "If I was a Texas resident, particularly along the southeast coast, I would make sure I was ready," R. David Paulison, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told reporters. "This is not a time to be complacent." The Category 4 storm is on a course for nothern Mexico, but could shift and hit the region around Brownsville, Texas, along the state's southeastern coast, Paulison said.