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  1. Tom Fox wins The Dallas Morning News staff photojournalist of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Dallas Morning News

    In his 26 years on staff at The Dallas Morning News , Tom Fox has won the news' Photographer/Videographer of the Year contest three times "Fox's photos and videos shimmer with a cutting wit, intelligence and a gift for finding moments when the world opens. His work blew us away," said the judge from The Dallas Morning News Journalists of the Year for 2016 contest.

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  2. Advocates for kids, the poor urge Texas Senate to abandon plan to cut spending across the boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Dallas Morning News

    Advocates for children, the poor and low-income working Texans urged key senators Tuesday to abandon a key element of their chamber's starting point budget - a 1.5 percent, across the board cut in all programs except basic state aid to public schools. However, critics of the plan warned that at the Health and Human Services Commission alone, curtailed spending on Medicaid and other programs would take down an additional $560 million in federal matching funds.

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  3. Dallas Satanist, Forney youth minister take time to chat at dueling Planned Parenthood protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | Dallas Morning News

    Dozens gathered Saturday on the sidewalks in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in southern Dallas, some protesting the facility and others defending it. There's a group that gathers daily for peaceful prayer and protest outside the clinic at 7989 W. Virginia Drive, but the numbers surged on Saturday in response to a national call to "Defund Planned Parenthood."

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  4. The first step in fixing Texas' ridiculous property tax laws is hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | Dallas Morning News

    The Watchdog hoped to see a shift of the tax burden to a fairer system, eliminating advantages for some, holding public officials more accountable and making the system more transparent. Remember, property tax reform is one of our five pro-consumer legislative issues we're pushing with you in our "people power" campaign.

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  5. Texas lawmakers want to cut pre-K funding; don't let themRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Dallas Morning News

    Make no mistake: There is an intense fight underway in Austin as lawmakers jockey for resources in a tightening state budget. Taxpayers can afford to pay for only so many worthy programs and initiatives.

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  6. Continue reading Texas lawmakers should follow the feds' blueprint for fixing CPSRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 3 | Dallas Morning News

    It was encouraging to see potential fixes for the state's dysfunctional Child Protective Services take center stage in Austin this week. Lawmakers heard hours of testimony with plenty of ideas on how best to transform a system that for years has failed to protect Texas' most vulnerable citizens.

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  7. Continue reading Texas fixes second glitch, allows CPS pay raises in case of transfersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Dallas Morning News

    The leader of Texas' social programs has granted Child Protective Services permission to confer recently granted pay raises on experienced state human services workers who transfer to "front-line" jobs at CPS. Earlier this week, Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Charles Smith approved a request to waive an internal human resources rule that blocked the higher salaries if an employee's transfer was considered a demotion in the state's job-classification system.

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  8. Wise County fifth-grader shared marijuana-laced treats with classmates; sheriff investigatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | Dallas Morning News

    By the time the students got to class, the teacher said, the students' eyes were "glassy" and they were laughing more than normal. Now, as KDFW-TV reports , authorities are trying to figure out what led to Tuesday's fast times at Seven Hills Elementary in Newark, where a fifth-grader apparently shared marijuana-oil-laced Rice Krispies treats with several classmates.

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  9. First stabs at a Texas budget highlight how House, Senate have very different agendasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Dallas Morning News

    The Texas Legislature's two chambers, both Republican-controlled but very different in outlook, began this session's budget tussle on Tuesday by issuing conflicting signals. While both initial budget drafts covered the $2.7 billion cost of surging enrollment in Texas public schools, the Senate GOP leadership's version left $1.3 billion of available funds unspent and cut non-school spending by 1.5 percent across the board.

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  10. Flower Mound police arrest man after standoff at apartment complexRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2017 | Dallas Morning News

    Flower Mound police said they arrested a man Sunday morning after a three-hour standoff at an apartment complex near Grapevine Lake. Police said they began receiving calls about a break-in at The Nexus Lakeside at about 5 a.m. Sunday.

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  11. A Dallas man's heart stopped as he ran a 5K -- leaving his life...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    "Saving a life is the most intimate thing one can do. To be given the gift of life, for a second time, to continue on the path put before us, is one that cannot be repaid.

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  12. Firefighters save 3 pets from house fire in Flower MoundRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    Flower Mound Fire Department officials responded to the fire at about 11 p.m. in the 3700 block of Hidden Trail. No residents were inside the one-story brick home at the time of the fire, but the residents' pets were.

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  13. Denton County's vote-counting disaster should be investigatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    Your election last month was such a disaster that when we review what happened in total, it's a wonder your county leaders haven't demanded an immediate investigation by an outsider. No need, says County Judge Mary Horn, top leader of the all-Republican county government.

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  14. Flower Mound officials issue statement condemning hate speech; calls for equal treatment for allRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    Councilmember Don McDaniel read a statement at the start of Monday night's council meeting reminding residents that hate speech "has no place" in the community. McDaniel said in his statement that officials wanted to express the city's dedication to the equal treatment of its citizens, no matter their race, religion, age, gender, national origin or sexual orientation.

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  15. Firefighters make 'risky rescue' of woman from house fire in Flower MoundRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    Eric Greaser, fire chief of the Flower Mound Fire Department, said the fire began about 2 a.m. on the second floor of a home in the 700 block of Teakwood. When firefighters arrived, they found an adult woman inside the home near the front door and conducted a "risky rescue," according to Greaser.

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  16. Texas highways set for funding boost as panel sets minimum for state's rainy day stashRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    A specially created legislative panel on Wednesday approved a minimum for state savings, likely freeing hundreds of millions over the next two years to help relieve congestion on Texas highways. Since voters approved a constitutional amendment two years ago, money in the state's rainy day fund above what the panel deems a "sufficient balance" is no longer roped off.

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  17. Police seeking man who robbed Wells Fargo branch in Flower MoundRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    According to city spokeswoman Molly Fox, the incident occurred about 2:04 p.m. when the suspect entered a Wells Fargo branch in the 2600 block of Long Prairie Road and handed the teller a note demanding money. The suspect then left the bank and fled in a black Acura sedan heading north on Long Prairie Road.

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  18. Giving thanks for a victory in the Texas insurance war and a robocall blocker for iPhonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    Here's The Watchdog's version of a Thanksgiving parade with balloons, floats and bands. I'll catch you up on some of our more important reports.

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  19. Texas GOP lawmakers hope tax cuts will boost the state's growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says that property tax reform is one of his top 10 legislative priorities for the 2017 session. "Texans pay the sixth highest property taxes in the nation and the high rates are taxing people out of their homes and hampering business growth," Dan Patrick said in a news release .

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  20. 'Emergency leave' widely misused by Texas agencies to pay...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    By J. DAVID McSWANE and LAUREN McGAUGHY Austin Bureau AUSTIN -- Directors at several Texas agencies are skirting state law to keep employees on the payroll months after they've left their jobs, and records obtained by The Dallas Morning News show those deals are often attached to settlements designed to keep ex-employees quiet. In the last two years, at least seven former employees of the Teacher Retirement System were given as many as six months of paid "emergency leave" in exchange for signing legal documents in which they promised not to discuss the deals or to sue the agency.

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