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Fort Worth Still Without West Nile Positive Mosquitoes

So far in 2014, the Tarrant County Public Health interactive mapping software shows 41 positive mosquito traps.


Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Fort Worth, TX

Wed Aug 20, 2014

How the media failed to stop a judge from closing her court, again

The state objected, the media objected and the defendant did not oppose them. Nevertheless, the Fort Worth judge closed the court to the public in a capital murder case and she did twice.


Texas Wesleyan goes smoke-free

The smoke-free, tobacco-free policy was the brainchild of the Student Government Association , which started working on the new policy last spring.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas, Texas Christian University

Fort Worth gang member gets 30 years in shooting deaths

A 21-year-old gang member was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in a drive-by shooting on a south Fort Worth freeway that left a young couple dead and two other people wounded.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Fort Worth, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Denton Record-Chronicle

Authorities release name of drowning victim

The body of a man recovered from Lewisville Lake has been identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office as Kevin Nguyen, 27, of the Denton area.


Related Topix: Lewisville, TX, Denton, TX, Lake Dallas, TX

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Man on trial in 30-year-old Fort Worth murder

Benjamin Bewley is 50 years old and standing trial this week for a murder he is accused of committing when he was a teenager.


Tarrant County College faculty gets raises

"The rate of inflation for this region is bouncing around 2 percent," he said, adding that the raises will keep TCC competitive.


Related Topix: Colleyville, TX, Education Etc.

Greater Keller Women's Club honors volunteers for service.

The Greater Women's Club recently honored 31 volunteers at the President's Volunteer Service Awards for their work and dedication to a variety of community projects.


Related Topix: Keller, TX

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Appraisals rebound after slow years

Although Mansfield's tax rate is lower than it was in the early 1990s, the city has balanced its budget year to year on the back of its rising property values.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Tax

Teen killed in crash near Azle

A 13-year-old Palmer girl was killed Saturday when she was ejected from a car that rolled in a crash near Azle, officials said Sunday.


Related Topix: Azle, TX

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Use of longtime U.S. motto draws attention to Tarrant County

It soon will be on tax statements themselves and every official document for the office.


Storms drop heavy rains, ground flights in North Texas

A summer storm system on Sunday unleashed heavy rains in parts of North Texas, caused headaches for air travelers and damaged homes with lightning strikes in Tarrant County.


Related Topix: Texas, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Serial fast food restaurant robber arrested in Fort Worth

A man suspected in more than a dozen business holdups since last month was arrested early Sunday at a Fort Worth motel, police said.


Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Haltom City, TX


What's new at the 2014 Texas State Fair: New attractions, musical acts and more

Every year the State Fair of Texas puts a unique spin on the proceedings, with a different theme and new attractions .


Related Topix: Texas, Entertainment

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Three hopefuls stood out in Amarillo College regents' search for new president

To find the successor for Paul Matney as Amarillo College's 14th president, AC Board of Regents Chairman Don Nicholson went back to his Baptist church roots.


Related Topix: Western Governors University, Amarillo, TX, Fort Worth, TX

Heroin addict loses final battle in Fort Worth group home

In recent years, Robyn Fulmer's parents had watched their daughter go into drug rehab, only to be whisked back out a short time later.


Related Topix: Drugs, Euless, TX

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Susan Tilley helped make Fort Worth better

Susan Bagby Tilley, who died Tuesday at 76, helped change Fort Worth, sometimes quietly and sometimes with a lot of flair but so much for the better.


Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

Van de Putte proposal puts policy in focus

During any election cycle, let alone one as vicious as this one has become, candidates tend to spend an enormous amount of time criticizing their opponents, usually by focusing on things only marginally related to holding office.



Man Arrested After Robbing Waco Store

An armed robbery suspect is in a Central Texas jail on Friday after being arrested in north Texas.


Related Topix: Falls County, TX

Dallas Morning News

Convicted felon gets life in prison for armed robbery at Arlington pizza store

A 61-year-old serial robber was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for robbing an Arlington pizza store in 2011.


Related Topix: Arlington, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law