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Texting-and-driving ban may still fail after Perry

Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Texas is one of only seven states without a law prohibiting all drivers from texting while driving.

Bluebonnets taking their time in North Texas this year

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Around Ennis, home to the official state bluebonnet trail, locals say the best is yet to come.

Why not Johnny Manziel to the Cowboys?

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

If the A&M quarterback starts to slide, Jerry Jones’ eyes will widen on draft day.

Woman’s skeletal remains in pickup pulled from Lake Granbury

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Low lake levels revealed a sunken pickup, which contained what are believed to be the skeletal remains of Helen Holladay, a 45-year-old woman who vanished in 1979.

Cheers & Jeers

Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Jeers: To an agriculture chemical company for spraying a weedkiller on genetically modified crops, thus killing thousands of acres of native milkweed — the only plant on which migrating Monarch butterflies will lay their eggs. Cheers to those buying GMO-free foods and planting milkweed in an attempt to prevent the extinction of this magnificent creature.

American must pay benefits of union-represented retirees, judge says

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

American Airlines wanted to make all retirees pay the full premiums for their health and life insurance benefits. The bankruptcy judge says the carrier may do that only for non-union workers.

Natural gas production contributing to higher ozone levels, UNT study finds

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The study used 17 years’ worth of data to compare ozone formation in the Barnett Shale to areas on the eastern side of the Metroplex without gas production.

Keystone pipeline decision delayed, likely till after elections

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

The Obama administration is indefinitely delaying a decision on approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, likely putting off any action until after the November midterm elections.

Gang with DFW presence called worst in Texas

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Tango Blast, the fastest-growing gang in Texas, has cells around the state and an estimated 8,200 members.

‘The best days for West are still ahead’

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

An observance on the anniversary of the West Fertilizer Plant explosion honors the dead and injured. But speakers also call on the town to look to the future.