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    Waxahachie Firefighters Help Patch Up Church Hit By Car

    WAXAHACHIE, TX — A group of firefighters went above and beyond in Waxahachie after a car accidentally crashed into a local church. It all started Sunday when a member of the Graham Street Church Of Christ tried to back their car up after service. The driver accidentally put it in drive though, sending the car straight through a church wall. After firefighters checked on everyone inside, they started patching up some of the damage. They stayed for hours sweeping up […]

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    Good Samaritan Killed In Robbery At San Antonio Mall

    SAN ANTONIO, TX – A day of shopping turned deadly at a San Antonio mall when a robbery ended with shots fired and a “good samaritan” killed. Police say it all started when two men tried to rob a jewelry store Sunday. A “good samaritan” tried to stop the two as they fled the scene, but one of the robbers shot and killed him. Another man, who was carrying a licensed and concealed weapon then shot and injured that robber. […]

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    FC Dallas Soccer Player Hit by Car While Helping Stranded Car

    IRVING — An FC Dallas soccer player will have to stay off the field for several months after being hit by a car in Irving. Mid-fielder Ryan Hollingshead was just trying to be a good Samaritan. He had stopped to help a stranded car on the Bush turnpike during lastFriday’s mini snow storm when another vehicle slid on the icy road and hit him. Hollingshead flew about 30 feet through the air and fractured three vertebrae in his neck. He’ll now have to stay […]

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    Texas Rangers Fan Fest Is This Weekend!

    ARLINGTON — Your weekend plans! The Texas Rangers are gearing up for the new season with another fan fest! It’s this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Globe Life Park. There will be all kinds of events — from tours and photo ops —  to even hitting and fielding clinics. Plenty of past and current players will also be on hand to sign autographs, including Adrian Beltre, Yu Darvish, and the newly-elected Hall of Famer Pudge Rodriguez. Tickets […]

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    Rick Perry Goes Before Congress For Secretary of Energy Confirmation Hearing

    Former Governor Rick Perry will go before Congress today for his confirmation hearing for Secretary of Energy, a position he apparently didn’t even understand at first. A new report from the New York Times says Perry accepted the nomination believing he was “taking on a role as a global ambassador for the american oil and gas industry.” In reality, two-thirds of the energy department’s budget goes towards the country’s nuclear stockpile. During his 2012 presidential campaign, Perry even said he […]

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    Target Security Being Questioned After Attack on Local Theatre Director

      Target’s security is being questioned after the vicious attack on a local theatre director. The victim’s attorney says the attack could’ve and should’ve been prevented. Police say Derek Whitener actually spotted the two suspects before the attack and reported them to store security. He said they were acting suspiciously and possibly wearing masks. Security reportedly told the suspects to leave, but they didn’t, and that’s where Whitener’s attorney says things went wrong. “We have two dangerous men reported with […]

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    Door Ding Leads to Deadly Shooting

      BEDFORD – A simple door ding may have lead to a deadly shooting in Bedford. Sam Smith, 28, was killed outside a Kroger, Monday afternoon. Police say Smith and the suspect got into an argument after Smith accidentally hit the guy’s car. Both men said they had guns, and according to the suspect, smith made a threatening move and reached behind his back. That’s when the suspect shot Smith. “You left somebody without a husband. You left kids without […]

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    Fort Worth Community Boycotting Stockyards

    The viral arrest of a mother and her two daughters may have happened nearly a month ago, but it’s still not sitting well with many. Community members are boycotting the Fort Worth Stockyards calling for the firing of Fort Worth police officer William Martin. He was suspended just 10 days for his involvement in the incident. “The city of Fort Worth is denying the Craig family and by association, the African American community in that case,” organizers say, “We’re protesting […]

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    Texas May Soon Have a State Gun, Y’all

    DALLAS — Bluebonnets and mockingbirds are two of Texas’ best known state symbols. Now, a senator is hoping to add another item to that list. Senator Don Huffines of Dallas has filed a measure to designate the cannon as the official gun of Texas. Why that particular weapon? Well, Huffines says the cannon has been an important weapon in the state’s fight for liberty and independence, like during the Battle of Gonzales, when the infamous ‘Come and Take It’ flag was designed. […]

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    Dallas Woman Admits Intentionally Running Over Longtime Partner

    DALLAS — A 39-year-old woman has admitted to police that she intentionally ran over and killed her longtime partner. The incident was caught on camera this weekend in Dallas. Iin the video, you can see Lakinta Cosby jump a curb and then barrel toward the victim, Sherron Berry. Cosby later turned herself into police, telling them she did it because Berry had abused her for years and she wanted it to stop. She was booked into the Dallas County Jail on a […]