<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Texas News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/feature/texas-news http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:59:14 -0600 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:59:14 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Dell Reports Security Hole in Recently Shipped PCs]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:40:28 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-181792558.jpg

If you have a new Dell personal computer, chances are it already needs a fix for a hole in security.

Round Rock-based Dell Inc. said a program, called eDellRoot, installed on recently sold computers that was meant to help Dell online support give you faster service may actually increase your security risk.

"Customer security and privacy is a top concern and priority for Dell; we deeply regret that this has happened and are taking steps to address it," Dell said in a statement on its website.

The problem certificate began getting installed on computers in August, a Dell spokeswoman told NBC News. No word on which computers or even how many computers are affected.

Dell said the certificate is not malware or adware but may make it easy for hackers to get access to your private data.

Dell has posted instructions detailing how to fix it on your own (found below or click here).

The company also said it is pushing a software update starting Tuesday that will check for the certificate and if detected remove it.

Once removed it will not be reinstalled.

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<![CDATA[Texas Ag Commissioner Stands By Refugees Comments]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:54:16 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sid+miller.jpg

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is not backing down from his comments on social media this week comparing Syrian refugees to rattlesnakes.

Miller, of Stephenville, posted a note Wednesday on his Facebook page that asked, "Can you tell me which of these rattlers won't bite you? Sure some of them won't, but tell me which ones so we can bring them into the house." It was accompanied by an image of refugees and an image of rattlesnakes.

Miller said Friday that not only does he stand by what he says, but he has gotten great reaction from it.

"I compared rattlesnakes to Syrian jihadist refugees, which is kind of an insult to the rattlesnakes actually," Miller told NBC 5.

The Texas Democratic Party jumped on the comments, saying Miller is just fueling fear.

Miller, 60, was elected agriculture commissioner last November after serving many years in the Texas House.


Texas is among dozens of states whose governors have declared they will not take in Syrian refugees, citing security concerns.

On Friday, Texas instructed volunteer organizations that settle international refugees to immediately stop helping Syrians.

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<![CDATA[Gov. Abbott Declares Disaster in 15 Texas Counties]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:58:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Texas+Floods+4.png

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster Friday in 15 Central Texas counties due to flooding.

This declaration comes after preliminary damage assessments were finalized and federal declaration criteria was met, the governor's office said.

The declaration is in effect for: Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy, and Wilson counties.

“The flooding that occurred this past October throughout the state forever changed many Texans’ lives,” said Abbott in a prepared statement. “Declaring a disaster in the Lone Star State may allow affected citizens across the state to gain access to the resources they need in order to start rebuilding their lives. I have no doubt that the victims of this flooding will build an even stronger future for themselves, their families and the State of Texas."

In a 22-page letter to President Barack Obama, Abbott is also requesting a major disaster declaration for individual assistance, his office said.

If the request is granted by the President, affected citizens in these counties may be eligible for Individual Assistance grants of up to $33,000 from the federal government, and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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<![CDATA[Texas Artists Paints Portraits of Heroes]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:21:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/kveo_veteran_portraits_1200x675_570864707680.jpg Texas artist Ramiro Pena celebrates fallen military personnel born in another country in paint. KVEO-TV's Adriana Candelaria also takes a look at a U.S. Army program that allows for expedited U.S. citizenship.]]> <![CDATA[Cow Cloning From Carcasses]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:24:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2015-11-20-16h22m56s123.jpg West Texas A&M University researchers in Canyon take a dead cell from a specific kind of cow, and from it, clone several other, brand-new healthy cows. KAMR-TV's Veronica Dietrich reports.

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