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Former Denton Guyer choir director gets 10 years probation

| |Wednesday, Jul. 02, 2014

Michael Pricer, 36, of Irving, the former choir director at Denton Guyer was sentenced to probation and a brief jail term for having a relationship with one of his students in 2011.

Texas bill calls for oversight of ammonium nitrate

| |Tuesday, Jul. 01, 2014

Republicans resist THE first bill drafted by Texas lawmakers in response to the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.

U.S. to limit payments to states for road, transit projects

| |Tuesday, Jul. 01, 2014

Texas transportation officials have said that unless Congress fixes the problem, the funding crisis could force states to shut down or defer some projects beginning next year.

Arlington pilot who died in crash Saturday spent 13 years building plane

| |Monday, Jun. 30, 2014

Jim Doyle, who would have turned 49 on Monday, was a University of Texas at Arlington alumnus.

Migrant laborers slip through the tattered safety net in Texas

| |Monday, Jun. 30, 2014

For the contractor, business continues as usual, and another eager laborer, often an illegal immigrant, is standing in line to take the injured worker’s place.

The dark side of the ‘Texas Miracle’

| |Monday, Jun. 30, 2014

When touting job creation, state leaders rarely mention that Texas has led the nation in worker fatalities for seven of the last 10 years and has some of the weakest protections and stingiest benefits.

Democrats say it’s time to change Texas

| |Saturday, Jun. 28, 2014

Party leaders say the real work begins now that delegates have approved a platform and wrapped up the state convention.

Court ruling in Watauga case may make it harder to sue police

| |Saturday, Jun. 28, 2014

A recent Texas Supreme Court opinion may make it difficult to sue police agencies for excessive force.

Davis leads a fiery Democratic pep rally

| |Friday, Jun. 27, 2014

At state Democratic Convention in Dallas, Fort Worth state senator comes out swinging at her Republican rival in the race for Texas governor.

Democrats claim a victory

| |Saturday, Jun. 28, 2014

Whataburger gets a shout out from a Texas politician on a key anniversary.

Texas Democratic Convention: “It’s not just a man’s world.”

| |Friday, Jun. 27, 2014

Texas Democrats tell women they are they “heart” of the party — and its future.

Democrats kick off state convention in Dallas

| |Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

Democrats say it’s truly time to start turning Texas blue.

Santo man gets 8 years for mortgaging boss’s cattle

| |Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

Richard Theron Talley, 47, was convicted of using his employer’s cattle as collateral for a loan, which he defaulted on. The cattle were repossessed and sold.

Candidates talk school choice, testing at Fort Worth convention

| |Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis, the major party candidates for Texas governor, spoke to the Texas Classroom Teachers Association convention meeting in Fort Worth Thursday. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democrat running for lieutenant governor, also spoke.

Wendy Davis marks filibuster with rally in Austin

| |Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

The Fort Worth Democrat, trying to gain traction in the governor’s race, rallies supporters eager to recapture the defiant energy of last summer.

Fourth day of rain drenches parts of Tarrant County

| |Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

In Arlington, Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor were forced to close but are scheduled to reopen at 10:30 a.m. today.

Environmental concern raised over Texas billboards

|Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014

The plan would allow billboards to reach a height of 65 feet along some highways.

Lawmakers consider merging services for the blind

| |Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014

A proposal would merge the Division for Blind Services and Department of Rehabilitative Services.

Fort Worth judge a standout for Texas Democrats

| |Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014

“He made as loud a statement as he could by switching parties,” Steve Maxwell, a former Tarrant County Democratic Party chairman, said of Larry Meyers.

Dallas still in the hunt for 2016 GOP convention

| |Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014

Republicans reduce the list of finalists to two: Dallas and Cleveland. Officials say Arlington’s AT&T Stadium could host some events after all.