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Fort Worth City Council to Vote on $3M Investment Into Rosemont Neighborhood

The Fort Worth City Council will vote Tuesday on a plan to invest $3 million into the Rosemont neighborhood. Looking around Rosemont, south of W. Berry Street and west of Interstate 35W, there’s a lot...

  • tornadoes Jan 15

    NWS Confirms Four Tornadoes From Friday’s Storms

    The National Weather Service on Tuesday confirmed two additional tornadoes in North Texas during the Friday night storms, bringing the total number to four. Survey teams from the NWS said an EF-1 tornado occurred in Johnson County, near Joshua. Teams also confirmed an EF-0 tornado near Irving. Two other tornadoes were confirmed on Monday. An EF-0 t...
  • Dallas Jan 15

    Dallas Police Union Concerns About Push for More Street Officers

    Dallas Police Union leaders have two concerns about the push to get more officers on the street. The largest Dallas Police Academy class of 82 recruits that started training in September shows the success the Dallas Police Department has had with recruiting. But field training requires that recruits be paired with an experienced officer with at lea...
  • dallas isd Jan 15

    Mother Calls for School Bus Driver to Be Fired After Attack Caught on Camera

    A mother is demanding a Dallas ISD school bus driver be fired, claiming he heard her 5-year-old daughter’s cries for help on board his bus and did nothing. Audrey Billings said video released to her after she paid a $600 fee shows her daughter being attacked by three older, bigger students. Bilings’ 5-year-old daughter Alexis’ smile tur...
  • Fort Worth Jan 15

    Fort Worth Extends Teen Curfew

    The teen curfew in Fort Worth will remain in place for three more years. A public hearing on the curfew was held Tuesday night and council members then voted to extend the ordinance for another three years. The curfew requires minors age 17 and younger to leave public places, including roads, highways, schools, shops, etc., from 11 p.m. until 6&#82...
  • Hill County Jan 15

    Generous Donations Fully Fund Blum’s Six-Man State Championship Rings

    Update: After NBC 5 aired this report Tuesday, the donations on Blum’s GoFundMe page went from $700 beyond the $15,000 requested to cover the cost of the championship rings. In Blum, population 400, Friday means football for the entire community. “You know, kind of like Friday Night Lights, the movie. We all line our lawn chairs up on Friday ...
  • Dallas Jan 15

    Family Questions Autopsy of Man Who Died 2 Months After He Was Shot With a Stun Gun

    The family of a man who died two months after Dallas police shot him with a stun gun is questioning how medical examiners say he died. A Dallas police officer used a stun gun to try to subdue Rashad Madden on May 28, 2019, after police said he pulled out a gun, crawled under a car and refused to drop…

  • fighting hunger Jan 14

    CitySquare Program Works to Cut Down Food Waste

    The kitchen at CitySquare in Dallas is a place of culinary creativity. “This one here is a base for a shepherd’s pie,” chef Alexis Baker said. “Every day is an adventure!” Baker runs CitySquare’s Food Recovery Program. Her meal planning is based on what’s available in the CitySquare pantry and warehouse. &#...
  • Immigration Jan 15

    North Texas Immigration Advocate Calls Abbott’s Refugee Resettlement Decision ‘Immoral’

    Days after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) informed the Trump administration that his state would not participate in refugee resettlement this year, some immigration advocacy groups voiced their opposition the decision. “We believe that Gov. Abbott’s decision to not allow new refugees to resettle in the state of Texas is unconscionable, immoral and un-A...
  • Hurricane Harvey Jan 14

    Gov. Abbott Extends Disaster Declaration for Counties Affected by Hurricane Harvey

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday extended the Aug. 23, 2017 disaster declaration for 60 Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey, authorizing available resources from the state government to be made available to help recover from the disaster. The counties impacted are: Angelina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Brazos,...
  • Corsicana Jan 14

    Russell Stover to Cut Jobs Elsewhere, Add Jobs in North Texas

    Russell Stover Chocolates plans to close some facilities and stores nationwide but the expected loss of about 400 jobs will be offset by new jobs resulting from expansion in other areas, the company announced Tuesday. The company will close distribution and fulfillment centers in Butler, Missouri, and Cookeville, Tennessee, with work from the Tenne...
  • fog Jan 14

    Why Is It So Foggy Every Morning?

    The past two mornings, fog has disrupted the morning drive and fog is foretasted to develop once again Tuesday night. Why does this keep happening? The type of fog we are experiencing is called ‘advection fog’. It develops when air that is warmer and more humid than the ground, moves over the ground. The air gets cooled as it moves…
  • entertainment Jan 14

    Lawsuit: Singer Meat Loaf Claims Fall at DFW Hotel Ended His Career

    The singer known as Meat Loaf claims a fall from a stage at a DFW airport hotel ended his career during a “horror convention” last year and he’s suing the hotel owner and promoter. In May 2019, Meat Loaf participated in an event to sign autographs and take pictures with fans at the Hyatt Regency DFW when he fell off…

  • business Jan 14

    Tax-Cut Bonus Bump is Gone, Wage Growth Slows

    Two years ago, after President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress approved a new tax law, hundreds of companies said they would share the bounty with workers. AT&T, American Airlines, Comerica and Southwest Airlines were among the Dallas-Fort Worth companies doling out $1,000 bonuses. Other major employers, including Walmart and Bank of A...
  • University of Texas at Arlington Jan 14

    Former UTA Student Alleges Hazing in $1M Lawsuit

    A former student at the University of Texas at Arlington who filed a lawsuit is alleging that he was blindfolded and forced to drink alcohol.

  • Hurst Jan 14

    Hurst City Council to Decide Next Step for Apartment Complex With 700 Code Violations

    City leaders in Hurst are expected to make a decision Tuesday on what to do with a troubled apartment complex. Dakota Place Apartments has more than 700 code violations. The owner of the complex was ordered to get everything up to code. City council will discuss hitting the owner with heavy penalties if things haven’t been repaired. The apart...
  • Fort Worth Jan 14

    #SomethingGood: Fighting ‘Hygiene Poverty’ in Fort Worth

    Something good is happening in Fort Worth, thanks to some TCU students making a difference through their class project. Alana McKendall and Hazel Herman were assigned a project in their English class to discover a problem and find a solution to a problem plaguing the community. Through discussions with the 8th-grade counselors, the girls learned th...
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