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Texting-and-driving ban may still fail after Perry

Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Texas is one of only seven states without a law prohibiting all drivers from texting while driving.

State ethics unit found nothing to pursue in complaint against Davis

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The Public Integrity Unit in the Travis County district attorney’s office looked into a political opponent’s complaint about state Sen. Wendy Davis’ legal work for the North Texas Tollway Authority.

Bluebonnets taking their time in North Texas this year

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

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

Texas jobless rate falls to 5.5 percent in March

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

In Fort Worth-Arlington, the March jobless rate was 5.2 percent, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

Mild earthquake felt in Dallas, Irving

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

But most people didn’t even feel the 2.5-magnitude quake that struck Thursday afternoon.

Gang with DFW presence called worst in Texas

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

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

‘The best days for West are still ahead’

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

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.

A baby girl brings joy to a widow of West explosion

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Becky Calvin was pregnant when her husband, Perry Calvin, was killed while responding to the fire at the West Fertilizer plant.

Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.

Wendy Davis recovering from surgery

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The neck surgery went well, and the Fort Worth Democratic gubernatorial candidate is recuperating, according to her campaign.

UT goes another round to get Fawcett portrait

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The case of Farrah Fawcett’s missing portrait is getting a redo.

Sweep nets 33 fugitives suspected of family violence in the DFW area

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The Texas attorney general’s fugitive apprehension unit joined forces with other law enforcement agencies to arrest family violence suspects.

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.

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.

AA jet makes quick stop after cabin-pressure issue

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

An American Airlines plane heading from Mexico to Dallas-Fort Worth has made an emergency stop in Abilene after developing a cabin pressure problem.

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.

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.

National Guard and Border Patrol to aid Laredo cleanup

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Operation Crackdown takes aim at substandard houses used for crime.

Craft brewers say restrictions make it tough to draw investors

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

At least one state lawmaker favors loosening the rules.

Schools say calculator mandate ignores funding issues

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Superintendents have been asked to make sure 8th-graders have graphing calculators for STAAR assessments.