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Fort Worth lawmaker loses bid to stop historical racing

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A second lawsuit challenging the gambling machines has been filed in Austin.

Texas agriculture commissioner to resign

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Todd Staples is quitting his elected post to become president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association.

While rain falls, drought continues west of Fort Worth

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Some areas of Texas are expected to see heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Odile.

Time to honor Tim Cole

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

A bronze statue honoring Fort Worth’s Tim Cole will be unveiled in Lubbock before family, friends and politicians.

History books spark new Texas classroom battle

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation's Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases.

Artist's housing efforts earn him genius label

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Rick Lowe's cellphone wouldn't stop ringing. He ignored the calls from area code 312 and a number he did not recognize.

Aledo’s campus police have military rifles, but they’re going back

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Officials in the Parker County school district say they will return weapons to the Department of Defense.

Accusations fly in the race for Texas governor

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis each claim their opponent is trying to draw attention away from improper political moves.

Texas voters face a much longer ballot in November

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

The governor’s race is the tip of an electoral iceberg that includes everything from street and school bonds to statewide transportation funding.

New study links water contamination in Parker County to gas drilling

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Scientist hopes study leads to additional testing of water wells in Parker County.

PoliTex: What do you call a former president and his first lady?

| |Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

Wendy Davis recognizes some familiar footwear during a book signing in Fort Worth.

Controversial historical racing has day in court

| |Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

State Rep. Matt Krause asks local judge to put a stop to the new rule change; the Texas Attorney General’s office wants Krause’s case dismissed.

Drought pushes Abilene to find new water source

|Friday, Sep. 12, 2014

City officials in Abilene who are contending with dwindling water supplies want to broaden their access to available water through an agreement with the Brazos River Authority.

WFAA: FBI searching Kaufman suspect’s property

| |Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

A law enforcement team is searching the property of Eric Williams, charged with killing Kaufman County prosecutors last year.

Cold front expected to hit DFW

| |Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

Temperatures are expected to dip into the 80s on Thursday, with a chance of rain.

Islamic State extremists discussed entering U.S. through Mexico, official says

| |Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014

Intelligence agencies have tracked social media exchanges in which Sunni militants discussed crossing the border, a Homeland Security official tells Congress.

Ex-first lady Laura Bush: ‘Every child ... should learn to read’

| |Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014

Laura Bush praises the local Read2Win initiative, which helps struggling first-graders learn to read.

Wendy Davis autographs memoirs for supporters

| |Monday, Sep. 08, 2014

Hundreds of people stood in line Monday night for the chance to get Wendy Davis to autograph her memoirs for them.

Block-walking: Back to basics for the 2014 election

| |Saturday, Sep. 06, 2014

While technology is important, candidates say there’s no substitute for asking voters face to face for their support.

Somervell County makes cuts as Comanche Peak’s value drops

| |Saturday, Sep. 06, 2014

Somervell County, the second smallest county by size in the state, is forced to tighten its belt as the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant drops in value again.