<![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 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:38:56 -0500 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:38:56 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Collin Co. Grand Jury Hears AG Ken Paxton Case]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:38:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ken+Paxton.jpg

A pair of special prosecutors left the Collin County Courthouse accompanied by two Texas Rangers just after 5 p.m. Tuesday after a grand jury heard evidence in the case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

The Rangers have been investigating whether Paxton, while an attorney in McKinney, improperly solicited clients for his friend, securities broker Frederick “Fritz” Mowery.

Paxton admitted he was not licensed at the time, which is a violation of securities law. Paxton signed a civil settlement with state regulators and paid a $1,000 fine.

Paxton has said he believed the settlement ended the matter.

The two special prosecutors in the case, Brian Wice and Kent Schaffer, were at the courthouse in McKinney on Tuesday.

Wice declined comment, and Schaffer could not be reached.

There was no indictment filed against Paxton.

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<![CDATA[AG Lynch: Easing Police Distrust a Top Goal]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:39:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Loretta-Lynch-29-April-2015.jpg

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says one of her top priorities remains alleviating an "epidemic of distrust" between communities and law enforcement.

Lynch discussed tensions between minority communities and police agencies during a speech Monday in Houston at the national convention of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the country's largest African-American women's organization.

Lynch did not mention any specific incidents related to this tension, including the in-custody death in nearby Waller County, Texas, of Sandra Bland, a black woman who authorities say hanged herself earlier this month in her cell after a traffic-stop confrontation with a white officer.

Lynch says she's determined to take on the tension between minorities and law enforcement as well as other issues "not only to build a stronger nation, but to empower its people."

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<![CDATA[Whataburger Named Best Burger by Fast Company]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:06:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/whataburger-cheeseburger-fries-drink.jpg

Fast Company confirms what many Texans already believe — Whataburger is the best fast-food hamburger restaurant in these United States.

The super-official bracket was quartered into East Coast, West Coast, South (Gulf Coast?) and Mid-West divisions — with Texas chains Whataburger, Burger Street and Fuddruckers seeded in the South.

Each day beginning July 20 readers could log on and vote for their favorite in each round with the champion being decided on July 24.

Object though you may, Tennessee's tiny Krystal dispatched Burger Street's Deluxe in the first round before being avenged by Houston-based Fuddruckers in the second round.

Whataburger won their first round matchup, beating something called The Varsity, before sending Checkers and their Big Buford back to Tampa, Florida in the second round.

The third round winner between Whataburger and Fuddruckers would head to the quarterfinals — and only one Texas chain could advance.

Fuddruckers fell and Whataburger advanced.

In the quarterfinal round Whataburger faced a tough new opponent fresh on the DFW landscape — In-N-Out burger. Voters would ultimately decide In-N-Out's fresh and friendly offerings were no match for Whataburger orange — and the Whataburger was bound for the final.

Culver's ButterBurgers won the Mid-West and faced-off against the East Coast's Five Guys, which is also popular in DFW. Ultimately, ButterBurgers lost and Culver's was sent back to Wisconsin.

In the final round, for the title of The Best Burger in America, Virginia's Five Guys and their fresh-made fries lined up against Texas' classic Whataburger. While the battle, I'd imagine, was a greasy epic, the Whataburger came out on top as America's favorite.

No surprise here ... or to Karl and Carol Hoepfner, a Texas couple who, in 2011, began a quest to visit all 722 Whataburger locations.

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<![CDATA[Flying Bugs Appear as Storm on TX Weather Radar]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:00:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/217*120/bug+radar+tx.JPG

Rangers at a state park near the Texas panhandle say flying insects caused a weather radar to light up as if there was a large storm there Wednesday.

The interesting radar image came from the area near Copper Breaks State Park, west of Wichita Falls.

National Weather Service officials say people shouldn't be alarmed by the size of the blob, which spanned for several miles. It wasn't a swarm, they said, rather there were just enough bugs flying around to be seen on the radar.

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