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11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Barnett Shale rig count slides to its lowest in at least 12 years

Drilling in the Barnett Shale slowed to the lowest level since at least 2002, dropping to 18 this week, down from 23 a week earlier, according to RigData.

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Related Topix: Montague County, TX, Jack County, TX

21 hrs ago | Hood County News

Remains found believed to be woman missing since 1979

Skeletal remains found in the cab of a heavily corroded Chevrolet pickup that had been immersed in Lake Granbury near the old Brazos Motel on East Pearl Street in Granbury are believed to be those of Helen Holladay, Sheriff Roger Deeds said.

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Related Topix: Granbury, TX

Yesterday | Star-Telegram.com

How to check out pest control companies during termite season

To see if your technician is licensed, go to www.texasagriculture.gov and click on "structure pest control services" under the Regulatory Programs menu.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Haltom City, TX, Entomology, Fort Worth, TX

Yesterday | Dallas Observer

Thrashin' Alan on His Love for Metal and Hosting KNON's Hard Time Radio for 18 Years

For nearly 20 years "Thrashin'" Alan Tuggle has been promoting metal on his radio show Hard Time Radio on KNON.

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Related Topix: Metal, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, Watches, Heavy-Metal, Iron Maiden

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Bluebonnets are taking their time this year across North Texas

Since moving back to Ellis County eight years ago, Catherine Gannon has seen just about everything from the hordes of bluebonnet lovers that come rumbling down her rural country road.

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Related Topix: Texas, Ellis County, TX, Ennis, TX, Parker County, TX

Star-Telegram.com

Gang with heavy DFW presence called the worst in Texas

Tango Blast, the most significant and rapidly growing gang in the state, has a heavy presence in Dallas-Fort Worth, according to the Texas Gang Threat Assessment released Thursday by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Related Topix: Texas, Prison, Mafia, Johnson County, TX

Star-Telegram.com

Last two defendants take plea deals in fatal 2012 robbery

The final two of five defendants in a robbery scheme that left a man dead on a sidewalk at an east Fort Worth apartment complex have been sentenced to prison.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

Business Journal

Lakewood Brewing Co. doubles in size, partners with Dallas distributor

Lakewood Brewing Co. recently purchased the property next door to its Dallas brewery to build a new 14,000 square-foot facility.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KGNS-TV Laredo

Raymond leads Committee's evaluation of the state's foster care redesign

The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Representative Richard Pena Raymond, heard nearly nine hours of detailed and at times emotional testimony on Tuesday related to the redesign of the state's foster care system.

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Related Topix: West, TX

Star-Telegram.com

Sweep nets 33 fugitives suspected of family violence in the DFW area

Law enforcement officials swept through North Texas last week to find 33 people suspected of brutalizing family members or people they had once dated.

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Related Topix: Texas, Denton County, TX

Free Republic

Texas Senate Candidate Konni Burton Embraced by Ted Cruz

Last week conservative candidate Konni Burton kicked off her run-off campaign to clinch the Republican nomination for Senate District 10. It was standing-room-only at Stockyard Station's Stampede Room, with friends, family, the grassroots, and Senator Ted Cruz by her side.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Colleyville, TX

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Woman killed in apparent gun battle at Fort Worth auction house

"She was a firebrand, a lightning bolt. She had just a huge amount of spunk," said Bob Crowder, who has run the 4A Good Auction business in south Fort Worth with Beverly Carter and Johnson for 14 years.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

NBC Dallas

Fort Worth and Tarrant County Slightly Adjust West Nile Plan

Fort Worth and Tarrant County have made some slight adjustments to their West Nile Virus action plan, including closely monitoring trouble areas.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

Star-Telegram.com

Arlington school district asks its voters to approve historic bond package, but at what cost?

The $663.1 million Arlington school bond package on the May 10 ballot will be the largest in Tarrant County history and covers technology, fine arts and transportation.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Arlington, TX, Hurst, TX

Dallas Morning News

Fort Worth pedophile gets 70 years after cutting off ankle monitor, fleeing to Austin

A pedophile from Fort Worth was sentenced Tuesday to 70 years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender after he cut off his ankle monitor and relocated to Austin.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

The Family Badge

Fort Worth - Joint Operation Cracking Down on Domestic Violence

The Office of the Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit coordinated a law enforcement operation with local, state and federal law enforcement authorities that led to the arrest of 33 fugitives with outstanding felony and misdemeanor family violence arrest warrants.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Fort Worth, TX, Law

Daily Kos

Addressing Some Confusion About The ACA

Of late I've noticed there is some confusion some folks have about the ACA, specifically over affordability of plans for the working poor.

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Denton Record-Chronicle

Saginaw woman died in plane crash

The woman who died in a plane crash Saturday night in Denton has been identified as Jennifer Lunow of Saginaw.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Saginaw, TX

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