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  • Fort Worth police searching for suspect who attacked teen while walking to school bus, teen in serious condition

    FORT WORTH –  A student of International Newcomer Academy was physically assaulted while a man tried to abduct her in a Fort Worth neighborhood on her way to her school bus. The teen walked onto the school bus with cuts and bruises Thursday morning after escaping the attempted abduction before 7 am. The bus driver called 911 shortly after and the student was taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center to treat her wounds. According to the Fort Worth Telegram, the […]

  • Texas health official resigns amid contracting errors

    by Marissa Evans, The Texas Tribune The state official who oversees information technology and contracting at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission – which has had a series of contracting mishaps — resigned Wednesday, according to the agency. Heather Griffith Peterson, chief operating officer for the commission, is leaving as the agency continues to get hit by auditors over mismanagement of state contracts. She stepped into the role in June 2016. Wednesday is her last day. Carrie Williams, a spokesperson for […]

  • Texas regulator says ‘misunderstanding’ is making millennials shun oilfield jobs

    by Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune  If you ask Wayne Christian, the biggest threat to the oil and gas industry in Texas is millennials — and a general public that’s been brainwashed into thinking that fossil fuels are bad for the environment. That’s what the former Republican state representative — who now regulates the state’s oil and gas industry as one of three elected members of the Texas Railroad Commission — told his former colleagues during a legislative hearing on Wednesday where […]

  • New poll finds race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke “too close to call”

    by Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — A new poll released Wednesday suggests the U.S. Senate race between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke is far more competitive than many political observers have initially thought. The poll from Quinnipiac University shows the two men in a dead heat: 47 percent of registered voters in Texas support Cruz, the Republican incumbent, while 44 percent back O’Rourke, an El Paso Democrat. That number falls within the poll’s 3.6 percent margin of error. The poll had […]

  • Houston blogger goes viral for home acne cure

    HOUSTON – One Houston Instagram user has the ultimate transformation post.   Twenty-one-year-old Keirgan Pike battled with acne for years. Pike is a fitness blogger who recently shared her acne transformation with over 60,000 of her Instagram followers. In the post she says, “I know what it feels like to be ashamed of your own skin. I started breaking out before all of my friends in middle school, and kept at it long after most of them stopped. I’ve taken […]

  • Dallas Mavs build and donate bikes to Mi Escuelita Preschool

    DALLAS – The Mavs season may be over, but the giving continues. And that’s just what Mavs guard Wesley Matthews is doing for preschoolers at Mi Escuelita in Dallas. “This is awesome,” Matthews said. “It brings equipment and the Mavs Foundation, the Pro Players Foundation band together to put this thing on and give some bikes to some kids that in times right now desperately need to be able to be kids.”

  • Dallas Rattlers and Dallas Cowboys face on in skills test challenge

    DALLAS – Two home teams, getting some one-on-one lessons. Some of the Dallas Cowboys spent the evening giving tips to The Dallas Rattlers. They’re Texas’ first major league lacrosse team gearing up for their inaugural season. But, the Rattlers also schooled The Boyz on a few things too, like how to handle the crosse. The rattlers will kick off their season at the end of this month against the Denver Outlaws. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are getting ready for their upcoming […]

  • Crystal Mason speaks on her illegal voting sentence in Dallas

    DALLAS – Crystal Mason, the woman sentenced to five years in prison for casting her vote in the 2016 election, is speaking out for the first time. Mason who was on supervised release after she was convicted for tax fraud, was given a provisional ballot at the polling station after learning her name wasn’t on the registered voters list. But, Texas law bans felons from voting until their full sentence is served. Mason says she wasn’t aware that she wasn’t […]

  • Dallas’ The Green Room unveils mural honoring veterans

    DALLAS – Preston Pannek finally finished the 10 mural he’s donating in Deep Ellum. This one is honoring military troops and veterans and it’s based off an award winning photo by Deep Ellum photographer, Jeremy Lock, who served himself. “It felt right, to do this as the last one to give away, right here,” Pannek said. “This one really spoke because of the breakdancing Marine, part in it, it had the Deep Ellum vibe.” “Our military, our brave men and women, […]

  • Mosaic street art installed in crosswalk in Grand Prairie

    GRAND PRAIRIE – What happens when art, meets safety? WELL One Dallas artist has designed a crosswalk in grand prairie, which uses thermoplastic technology for street markings. “The crosswalks were inspired about seven years ago when I was living in my art studio and I needed to go to a coffee shop across Main street in the downtown area,” the artist said. “It was very dangerous and  I said to myself, ‘Wow we need a crosswalk here’.” There’s only one […]