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Freeze descending on DFW area Wednesday morning

| |Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

The big chill dropped temperatures by 40 degrees since Monday.

Castro twins take their place on a national stage

| |Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

San Antonio brothers Joaquin and Julian Castro emerge as the new face of the Democratic Party.

Fort Worth’s ‘sewage sludge’ raises a stink in the country

| |Sunday, Nov. 09, 2014

Trucked-in “biosolids” are a fertilizer as good as gold for farmers. But others who live in the country say the smell is too much to bear.

Cooler weather is on the way to DFW area

| |Sunday, Nov. 09, 2014

Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 30s on Tuesday with the arrival of a cold front.

Outgoing land commissioner headed to radio?

| |Saturday, Nov. 08, 2014

Former first lady Laura Bush shares a pie recipe on her birthday.

Gas prices tumble to $2.75 in Texas

| |Thursday, Nov. 06, 2014

Fort Worth motorists are paying the least among metro areas in Texas at $2.63 a gallon, a fuel survey shows.

Cornyn in line for majority whip

| |Thursday, Nov. 06, 2014

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who breezed to re-election by more than 27 percentage points Tuesday and watched Republicans regain majority control of the Senate, is now looking at winning another election: next week’s leadership vote for majority whip.

Davis undone by muddled messages, troubled tactics

| |Thursday, Nov. 06, 2014

Things clearly didn’t work out as planned for the Fort Worth Democrat’s political strategists as Davis gets buried by a Republican landslide.

Abbott says he would sign open-carry bill

| |Thursday, Nov. 06, 2014

Texas’ next governor starts talking about his postelection agenda immediately after his landslide victory, saying he’d sign a bill allowing qualified Texans to openly carry firearms.

New GOP lawmakers Burton and Tinderholt prepare to take office in January

| |Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2014

“Texas was Republican before Nov. 4, but even stronger Republican now,” a local professor said after the GOP’s dominating show of force on Tuesday.

Woman runs Fort Worth marathon in honor of her sister

| |Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2014

Amy Firth, an organ donor, helped six others, including a mother of 3-year-old twins.

Energy industry, Texas sue Denton over fracking ban

| |Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2014

Anticipating legal challenges, Denton Mayor Chris Watts said late Tuesday that the city will defend the ban with the “legal remedies” available to it.

Denton voters approve state’s first ban on hydraulic fracturing

| |Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2014

Denton mayor pledges to defend measure that’s expected to draw legal challenges from the industry and the state.

Incumbents sweep Tarrant congressional races

| |Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2014

Local voters on verge of sending five Republicans and one Democrat back to U.S. House.

Abbott wallops Davis in Texas governor’s race

| |Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2014

It’s a blowout as the Fort Worth Democrat suffers a resounding defeat, with Republican Abbott set to become Texas’ first new governor in 14 years.

Election notebook: Voters deciding two local State Board of Education races

Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014

Hardy, Beltran winning North Texas SBOE races, while election officials report a few glitches in Tarrant County and throughout the state Tuesday.

Johnson County to go ahead with new, $22.1 million jail

| |Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014

The county commission decides to go ahead with the project without calling a bond election.

Election Day carries on despite rain, power failures, wrong ballots

| |Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday for local, state and federal elections across Tarrant County and Texas.

Bowie man accused of shooting employee, burning his body

| |Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014

A 28-year-old man faces a murder charge in the death of an employee who was driving a pickup when he was shot. The suspect, a passenger in the truck, sat on the body and continued to drive the truck, police said.

U.S. high court declines to hear Fort Worth Episcopal dispute

| |Monday, Nov. 03, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court decision means the case will go back to state District Judge John Chupp for a rehearing of his 2011 ruling in favor of the group loyal to the national church.