An early Saturday morning house fire claimed the life of a Hooks, Texas woman and injured her husband. A fund has been set up for the Springer family under Springer Family Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo in Texarkana and surrounding areas.

Bonnie Springer was a loyal listener and a friend to us here at Kicker. We are heartbroken to hear this news. Bonnie's husband Robert suffered burns on his arms and legs and was treated at St. Michael Hospital. A family member said he will be going to the burn unit at Children Hospital in Little Rock today.

According to KSLA news:

Authorities say a woman died in the fire after she went back into the mobile home for reasons that aren't known. Her husband, who had gotten her and their two children out of the house, suffered serious burns on his arms and legs and is being treated at St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana, Texas.

Family members told KSLA News 12 that the husband had smelled what he thought was burning wires. When he discovered his wife had gone back into the house, he pulled out a window air conditioning unit and tried to get back into the house to get her. Fire fighters had to pull him out.

Investigators were on the scene of the fire Saturday looking for clues as to how the fire started and why.


This family has lost everything in the house along with a family member. They really need help. Here is a list of items needed:

All and any household items like bedding, towels, furniture and kitchen items.

Clothing sizes for the Springer's:

Clothing sizes for the Springer's:
Junior's (Daughter) - small shirt, small to medium pants, 6-6.5 shoes

Men's (Son) - medium/large shirt, 34 pants, 10--10.5 shoes

Robert (Dad) - 2X shirt, 36 pants, 10-10.5 shoes.

Bonnie's sister Billie Jean Jenkins is helping collect items. Her number is 903 733 5875. Please contact her to arrange a time to drop off  donated items.