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3 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

New barbecue restaurant replaces another in Old Town

The barbecue restaurant will replace Up-N-Smoke, which closed at the end of January after owner Phil Dansby's retirement.

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Related Topix: Southlake, TX, Keller, TX

7 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Fort Worth man arrested in fatal hit-and-run

More than 10 months after a 20-year-old waiter was struck by a pickup and killed on a north Fort Worth street by a driver who fled the scene, a Fort Worth man has been charged in the case.

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8 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Tcu WR Brandon Carter faces drug possession count

TCU athletic officials on Wednesday did not immediately comment on the arrest of Carter, who has not taken part in spring practices for academic reasons.

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Related Topix: Drugs

14 hrs ago | Law Firm Newswire

Sharp Turns On Highways May Increase Trucking Accidents Indicates Austin Injury Lawyer

"A recent accident at the Interstate 45 interchange with Loop 610 South was the scene of a fiery explosion that killed a trucker.

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Related Topix: Explosion

18 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Cheers & Jeers

To the Fort Worth ISD and other school districts for working with Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County to improve graduation rates and the lives of our most neglected students.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Burleson, TX, Medicine, Nursing, Fort Worth, TX

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Fort Worth school board again adjourns without vote on Dansby

After more than two months considering the annual evaluation of school Superintendent Walter Dansby, the Fort Worth school board Tuesday night again adjourned without voting on whether to give Dansby a bonus and contract extension.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Education Etc.

WFAA-TV Dallas

Arlington Council tackles 'open carry' issues

Advocates for openly carrying firearms in Texas say Arlington is trying to keep them from exercising their First and Second Amendment rights.

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Related Topix: Arlington, TX

Dallas Morning News

Man pleads guilty, sentenced to life for stabbing disabled neighbor to death during robbery

A Grapevine man was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing and beating a handicapped man during a 2012 robbery.

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Star-Telegram.com

Grapevine man sentenced to life after pleading guilty to murder

FORT WORTH One of three men suspected of killing a wheelchair-bound man while trying to rob him pleaded guilty to capital murder on Tuesday and has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Star-Telegram.com

Family searching for answers in death of pedestrian in Fort Worth wreck

FORT WORTH Vicky Hernandez didn't have many answers on Tuesday as she made funeral arrangements for her 22-year-old son.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

Star-Telegram.com

Motorist killed in Fort Worth wreck is identified

A motorist killed early Sunday in a traffic wreck near Texas 287 and Interstate 35W has been identified as 29-year-old Agron Pireci, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's website.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

CBS Local

Crews Busy Trying To Complete Chisholm Trail Parkway

The nearly 28 miles of highway will be open, but some of the main ramps won't open until September."

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Star-Telegram.com

Man charged in toddler's murder pleads down to 30-year sentence

A Fort Worth man who was initially charged with capital murder pleaded guilty on Monday to causing serious bodily injury to a child in exchange for a 30-year prison sentence.

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Star-Telegram.com

Police: Forest Hill mother fleeing with children husband fired gun

A Forest Hill mother was trying to flee with several children from her intoxicated husband early Sunday when he began shooting at her van, hitting their 10-year-old son in the hip, police said Monday.

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I-Newswire.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Names "Bigs of the Year"

Big Brothers Big Sisters is pleased to announce that Candy Conway and Tennessee Walker have been named Big Sister of the Year and Big Brother of the Year, respectively.

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Related Topix: Texas, Life, Charity

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Rain still possible for Easter Sunday, more on Monday

Light showers greeted some North Texans on Easter morning, but the precipitation cleared away.

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Related Topix: Weather

Star-Telegram.com

Winners of the 2014 Peeps diorama contest

For the first time, we put the miniature, marshmallowy creations on display for the public to view and vote on at the Central Library in downtown Fort Worth.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, University of North Texas

Sat Apr 19, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Feds reject Texas appeal for ice storm relief aid

Some freeways in Tarrant County were temporarily closed to traffic so the Texas Department of Transportation could use road graders to slice through layers of ice buildup on December 8, 2013.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

NBC Dallas

Downtown Fort Worth Park Closer to Re-Opening

Heritage Park Plaza has been closed and deemed unsafe, but now there's a grass roots push to fix up and return the forgotten park to use.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

Dallas Morning News

Dallas Cowboys tackle Henry Melton, bar owner settle lawsuit over assault claims

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton and a bar owner have settled their litigation over assault claims from a December scuffle, according to court documents.

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Related Topix: Grapevine, TX

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