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The Dallas Morning News Hires Veteran Watchdog Consumer Columnist Dave Lieber
Known largely for his twice weekly 'Watchdog' column in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for the past 20 years , he will bring his brand of investigative energy and what he has dubbed "Watchdog Nation common sense" to a twice-a-week column, "The Watchdog." "Dave has one of the most trusted voices in North Texas and our newsroom is honored to have him ... (more)
Mon May 20, 2013
Poor population in DFW suburbs has risen 111 percent since 2000
The poor population in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington suburbs has risen 111 percent increase from 2000 to 2011, according to a new Brookings Institution book that shows that poverty is rapidly shifting from the nation's inner cities to suburbia.
Recount shows Pelican Bay council candidates are still tied
Pelican Bay voters will have to make another trip to the polls next month after a recount still showed a tie vote in the Place 4 City Council race.
Volunteers are needed for Keller's first Water Safety Walk. The City of Keller and Keller Fire Department, along with Safe Kids Tarrant County, Cook Children's and the Colin's Hope nonprofit organization, are asking for the public's help May 18, to prepare for the event, and June 1, to help with the event.
Sun May 19, 2013
Inside Texas Politics
There are big changes ahead at Dallas City Hall. Not just new Council members, but also a new city manager.
Missing boater's body found in Lake Arlington
Divers with the Arlington fire department recovered the body of a missing boater Sunday afternoon in Lake Arlington , authorities said.
Fri May 17, 2013
Fort Worth man dies after being shocked by Taser
Authorities are investigating how a man who was shocked by Fort Worth police with a Taser died at John Peter Smith Hospital on Thursday.
Ice cream social benefits pet food pantry
Grab the leash and take the doggie and the family out to the Trinity Park Pavilion on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. for fun and games at "Happy Tails Ice Cream in the Park" benefiting the local pet food pantry Don't Forget to Feed Me.
Hood County News
H-E-B donates $50,000 to the ARC, offers in-store donation opportunity
B is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross and will begin accepting customer donations for the victims of the recent tornadoes which devastated areas of North Texas.
Thu May 16, 2013
Robber gets four life sentences for string of holdups
An ex-offender who testified that he robbed businesses because he and his girlfriend ran out of money after he ordered her to quit her job as a topless dancer was sentenced to four life sentences on Thursday.
Bill allows Grapevine to join Fort Worth Transportation Authority
The state Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to allow Grapevine, which is participating in the TEX Rail commuter project, to have representation on the Fort Worth Transportation Authority's board.
Gag order bill draws late opposition in Austin
An association representing urban counties on Thursday unveiled late-surfacing opposition to legislation prohibiting gag orders on public-funded court settlements.
Private land stolen in Texas via secret eminent domain meetings of local water authority
There is a potential scandal brewing in Texas involving a "long-term property seizure scheme" involving the Tarrant County Regional Water District, in which its employees have been abusing eminent domain privileges and forcing homeowners and businesses off of their properties, then awarding no-bid contracts in secret meetings that have not been ... (more)
Blotter: Two men charged with aggravated kidnapping
Denton police charged two men with aggravated kidnapping in the 2700 block of West University Drive on Monday, reports state.
Wed May 15, 2013
Texas Senate District 10 race already draws at least three candidates
The race for Texas Senate District 10 is heating up nearly a year before voters can begin casting ballots in the race.
Tornado watch in effect for most of North Texas
A tornado was spotted about 7:20 p.m. near a truck stop on Interstate 20, about 10 miles west of Weatherford, the National Weather Serivce reported.
The Beaumont Enterprise
Dr. Marina Johnson - Recipient of 2013 Tarrant County Women of Excellence
Dr. Marina Johnson - " Recipient of 2013 Tarrant County Women of Excellence Marina Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.E., Medical Director of The Institute of Endocrinology and Preventive Medicine Received Tarrant County's 2013 "Women of Excellence" Award.Eighty percent of menopausal women suffer in silence and deny themselves the benefits of estrogen, ... (more)
Birdville school officials to reassess situation after bond package fails
Despite the defeat of a $183.2 million bond issue last week, Birdville school officials say they will take a tough look at the budget to see how they can still improve campus security and bring new technology to all of its schools.
Light showers move through Dallas-Fort Worth; expect more
Light rain was expected to continue for scattered areas of the Dallas-Fort Worth area through the morning commute Wednesday, the National Weather Service was forecasting.
Tue May 14, 2013
Texas Senate passes legislation requiring photo ID to get a marriage license
Legislation requiring photo identification to get a marriage license cleared the Senate on Tuesday by a 29-2 vote despite criticism that it could make it harder for many low-income couples to get married.