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Fort Worth area rescue groups and officials said Thursday they are devastated after learning dogs pulled from the city animal shelter were shot to death last month at the home of an Arkansas couple who said they were rescuing the animals. Eight dogs with identification chip numbers from Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control were found dead in Horatio, Ark., after residents complained of multiple dogs loose in the neighborhood. Comment?
A large number of folks, from Parker County and the surrounding area, came together over the weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the famed Bankhead Highway. The celebration, of the first all weather trans-continental highway in America, began Friday evening with a "Speakeasy Stroll," where enthusiast dressed in 1920's fare and visited local watering-holes. Comment?
Mari Johnson, 55, was found unresponsive about 3 a.m. near the kitchen area of the Robertson Unit, a prison in Abilene, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said. Lifesaving measures were initiated and Johnson then was taken to Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene where she was pronounced dead, he said. Comment?
The coast-to-coast highway, which connected Washington, D.C., to San Diego - and stretched 850 miles through Texas, from Texarkana to El Paso - was vital to the development of not only major cities such as Fort Worth and Arlington, but also smaller places such as Strawn that blossomed during the state's oil, coal and railroad booms. It all began 100 years ago, when Congress approved funding for Bankhead Highway. Comment?
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