With a Texas congressman looking for signs of life in outer space at a hearing in Washington, D.C., today, it's a good time to review some recent UFO sightings in the Lone Star state.

Over Thanksgiving weekend, in Katy, Galveston and other sites from Port Aransas to El Paso, Texans reported seeing solid orange balls of light, according to Texas UFO Sightings, www.texasufosightings.com.

These recent sightings are a timely backdrop for Wednesday's hearing in Washington on "Astrobiology: Search for biosignatures in our solar system and beyond."

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