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    Dirty dozen

    In this week's fun guide: Fort Worth Opera fest, Record Store Day, and Easter fun, including a pooch parade in Dallas. Plus: Let's talk margaritas!

  • Old 97's

    The North Texas-bred rockers are older, wiser, and louder than ever as they mark 20 years with a raw new record. Plus: Five key 97's songs.

  • Main St. fest pics

    Before it was rained out on Sunday, it was smooth sailing for the fest Thursday through Saturday. Plus: Mavericks concert review

  • Lone Star Park fans

    Fans of horse racing, and of country singer Gary Allan turned out Saturday in Grand Prairie for the track's spring opening weekend.

‘The best days for West are still ahead’ 10:50 PM

West ceremony

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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.

Gang with heavy DFW presence called the worst in Texas 7:41 PM

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

New ramp changes precede Chisholm Trail opening 11:03 PM

Chisholm Trail Parkway is scheduled to open in a little more than three weeks, but motorists are already seeing changes in west Fort Worth.

Bluebonnets are taking their time this year across North Texas 5:05 PM

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

Former Frank Kent Cadillac site on Lancaster under contract to hotel developer 6:25 PM

The hotel would have 120 to 140 rooms, says a real estate broker involved in the deal.

Cruz visits border, decries Obamacare 11:27 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made his second visit to the U.S. Mexico border where he did not talk about immigration or border security.

Fort Woof celebrates 70 ‘dog years’ of fun 11:24 AM

The party includes wiener dog races and an owner look-alike contest.

Gil LeBreton

The Rangers’ Tanner Scheppers experiment is about over

The right-hander’s starting road hits another pothole.

Bud Kennedy

In H-E-B schools, it’s not Good Friday without a good note

A Bedford lawmaker objects to schools requiring a parent’s note for an excused absence on the Christian holy day.

Mac Engel

Tarrant County runners have unfinished business at Boston Marathon

Jennifer McAllister and Toni DeSantis Biggerstaff return to run one year later feeling safer and more resolved than ever.

Cynthia M. Allen

Knowledge, religion and the hard work of faith

Faith is like any discipline worth pursuing: It requires work.

Jim Witt

Star-Telegram’s results in statewide journalism contest show the talent level in our newsroom

About one-quarter of our staff is honored in competition against the biggest and best newspapers in Texas.

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West Ceremony Thursday

West Ceremony Thursday

Remembering victims of plant explosion

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Mariners Rangers 4.17.14

Rangers win 8-6 Thursday

Fort Woof

Fort Woof

Fort Worth's dog park marks a decade in operation.

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