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Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Neighborhood news from around Tarrant County.

Craft brewers say restrictions make it tough to draw investors

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

At least one state lawmaker favors loosening the rules.

Critics invited to submit ideas to reform Texas traffic violators surcharge program

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Texas lawmakers are unlikely to abolish the state program that imposes surcharges on Texas drivers on top of the fines and legal fees attached to traffic violations, the chairman of the House committee that oversees the program said Monday. But he encouraged critics to submit recommendations for reform to the 2015 Legislature.

Man gets 7 years for torching Wendy Davis’ office

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Cedric Steele will be evaluated by prison officials and assessed for further mental healthcare needs, authorities said.

Trial delayed in Lon Burnam election loss

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The trial to determine whether there were any illegalities in the House District 90 election has been delayed until an appeal is resolved.

State fire marshal suggests new rules on storage of ammonium nitrate

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Lawmakers say businesses already objecting to proposed rules on storing the potentially explosive chemical. The anniversary of the deadly West explosion is Thursday.

New grand jury seated in Perry ethics investigation

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry hires Austin lawyer David Botsford “to ensure the special prosecutor receives the facts in this matter” — the matter being whether Perry tried to coerce the Travis County DA into resigning.

Dewhurst, Patrick in discussion live online May 7

|Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his GOP primary runoff challenger, state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, have agreed to meet at WFAA’s Dallas studio for a debate that will live-streamed to websites, including star-telegram.com.

Stars are looking up while the Mavericks are trending down

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The prospects look much better for the young hockey team.

Most won’t sweat income tax deadline, poll finds

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

A majority of Americans think they pay about the right amount in federal taxes, according to a McClatchy-Marist Poll released Monday.

Cartel battle targets limes in inflation face-off

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Limes were the biggest contributor to Mexican inflation in March, and the higher prices have made their way to Texas supermarkets.

Basketball Hall of Famers shower Nowitzki with praise

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The elite players can’t wait until Nowitzki becomes part of their exclusive club.

Fixing Web’s security flaw time-consuming

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Hidden costs are piling up as businesses grapple with the Heartbleed security flaw.

Woman accuses Cabaret North manager of rape, sues owners

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

In a civil suit, a former waitress at the strip club says Cabaret North management knew about a manager’s “propensity toward violent and criminal behavior.” The manager’s criminal trial is set for May.

Group wants high court to review rules about collecting legal fees from poor litigants

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Advocates for the poor are asking the Texas Supreme Court to revise a rule regarding indigency court affidavits following concerns about inconsistencies in how it is being enforced throughout the state.

It may be April, but it's not golf weather yet

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

A cold front that swept in Sunday evening set the stage for a freeze Tuesday. But a high school golf tournament goes on.

Suspect arrested in pest-control scam in Fort Worth

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Fort Worth police want to know if more residents have been the target of a thief impersonating a Terminix exterminator.

Arlington couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Doris Hague, 87, has only one complaint with her lifelong hubby, Morgan Hogue, 90: “He has got to have his hair perfectly combed.”

Southwest to pay record $228 million in profit-sharing

|Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

The total payments are 88 percent more than was awarded in 2013 and come as the company is in the midst of tense contract negotiations with its unions.

Water, cover your plants to protect them from freeze

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

When the weather throws a curveball, gardeners must scramble to cover their bases.