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WFAA campaign aims to replace technology at West schools

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

WFAA is raising money for the students of West High School and West Middle School called “Rise Up: Help the kids of West” through Thursday.

New home construction jumps 27% in North Texas

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Bad weather in the fourth quarter pushed construction into January, February and March, boosting home-building activity beyond expectations.

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Texas’ Democratic gubernatorial candidate will have surgery to fix a “common issue,” her campaign says.

Tickets for 2015 ACM event sell out in 18 minutes

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Events tied to the Academy of Country Music Awards will be held at AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Budget cuts could reduce F-35 orders for four years

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Unless Congress intervenes, sequestration will trim 17 Lockheed jets from planned order of 343, a Pentagon report says.

Chilly weather sets no records

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Tuesday’s low of 35 was 20 degrees below normal but two degrees off the record low for April 15, the National Weather Service reported.

Texans Can Academy will relocate River Oaks campus to East Lancaster

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The charter school that caters to dropouts who want to return to school will be located on East Lancaster near the city’s homeless shelters.

Arlington voters asked to decide on ambitious school bond package

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Arlington voters will decide whether to approve all of a $663.1 million bond package, or to reject it all. Opponents say the district needs to cut all the “frills” out and stick to the basics.

UNT prof felt a duty to study the West explosion

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Following the April 17, 2013, explosion, a UNT professor went to West to study the damage caused by the blast.

A tiny heart: One baby’s death gives life to another

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Family donates their baby’s heart valves to save a child in need.

Questions surround death of former Fossil Ridge wrestler

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

A 20-year-old Fort Worth student died from strangulation, but a ruling on his death is pending, authorities said.

Tarrant Regional approves $19.4 million contracts for pipeline project

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The integrated pipeline project, being built in partnership with Dallas, is designed to bring more water from East Texas to the DFW area.

City by City

Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Neighborhood news from around Tarrant County.

Woman killed in apparent shootout in southeast Fort Worth auction house

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Sheila Johnson, vice president of 4A Good Auction, kept an eye on the business at night after several break-ins, colleagues say.

Senior citizen sex offender sentenced to 70 years in prison

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The 69-year-old man who made the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list had cut off his ankle monitor and secretly relocated from Fort Worth to Austin.

Officer battling cancer leaves Fort Worth POA pushing for policy change

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Fellow Fort Worth police officers rally to help officer D.D. Willingham, who has lung cancer and is trying to arrange to retire early and keep health care benefits.

Fort Worth’s Forest Park pool admission going up

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The fee is going up $2 for both adults and children.

Keller-based student group collects more than 6,500 books for West schools

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The Lone Star Youth Leadership Council is made up of 29 members who develop skills through service projects in their communities.

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.

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.