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Grapevine Mustangs gear up for a new era

| |Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

Grapevine High School dropped to Class 5A, meaning the Mustangs are the big boys on the block.

Workers fixing $900,000 error on Chisholm Trail Parkway

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

North Texas Tollway Authority officials said they still hope to complete Chisholm Trail Parkway by late September despite an expensive mistake with faulty bridge beams.

Arlington man surrenders to police after barricading himself in his home

| |Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

He was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation, a police spokesman said.

Tim Cole: A final honor for the wrongly convicted

| |Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

A new statue in Lubbock will pay tribute to a Fort Worth man convicted of a crime he didn’t commit.

In Southlake, it’s clear that (lot) size matters

| |Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Council recently rejected a developer’s plan to build homes on smaller-than-usual lots.

Cellphones and school zones don’t mix, authorities warn

| |Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Drivers can be fined from $200 to $1,250 for violations.

Born from fire: Lake Worth celebrates 100th year

| |Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

When a massive fire destroyed a 26 square-block area on Fort Worth’s south side on April 3, 1909, nearly depleting the city’s artesian wells, it became clear that another source of water was needed.

Tarrant County, dead inmate’s sister settle suit

| |Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Tarrant County has agreed to pay $350,000 to settle a civil rights suit filed by the sister of a mentally ill inmate who was found hanged in his Tarrant County jail cell in 2012. An inmate who is now on Death Row is accused of killing the man.

North Tarrant Express should be ready in early October

| |Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

The $2.5 billion makeover of Loop 820 and Texas 121/183 in Northeast Tarrant County is eight months ahead of schedule, officials say.

Woman threatened to jump onto West Loop 820 during rush hour

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Firefighters and police worked to bring the woman down a fire truck ladder from her perch on a sign above the freeway.

Chisholm Trail Parkway driving growth in Johnson County

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

More than 3,000 homes are already being planned for Johnson County as new businesses are opening. “The tollway is a huge game changer,” the county’s economic development director says.

City by City: Arlington, Northeast Tarrant

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

The Arlington school board was named one of five boards from across Texas selected as Texas Honor Boards by the Texas Association of School Administrators.

City by City: Fort Worth area

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Over 500 free backpacks filled with school supplies were handed out at the district’s annual Back to School Bash on Friday.

Hurst man arrested in fatal wreck with motorcyclist

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

The driver, who court records show has a previous DWI conviction, turned in front of the motorcyclist, Hurst police officials say.

Frontier High School projects give back to Mansfield

| |Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Senior class initiatives benefit the community in small and big ways.

Black officers group wants Halstead fired

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

The president of the Fort Worth Black Law Enforcement Officers’ Association says a recent outside investigation into grievances filed by three black officers didn’t get to the heart of the issue.

First Chikungunya case reported in Tarrant County

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

The Mansfield resident diagnosed with Chikungunya recently traveled to the Caribbean, a hotbed for the mosquito-transmitted virus.

State agency says XTO took too much water from small lake

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

WFAA.com report: The state environmental agency has issued a citation to XTO Energy, saying the Fort Worth-based company improperly drew more than 1 million gallons of water from a Dalworthington Gardens lake to use in fracking operations.

Arlington school trustees set slightly higher tax rate

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Twelve architectural firms were hired for first and second phases of Arlington school bond program.

Obituary: Joe Stecko, former Casa Mañana music director

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Joe Stecko, music director at Casa Mañana for 35 years, worked with many musical theater stars over the years including Betty Buckley, Hal Linden and Ruta Lee.