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DALLAS (AP) - The board of Parkland Memorial Hospital has approved design changes to add space for the planned new $1.3 billion Dallas County public hospital. The update approved Tuesday means adding two floors atop a planned loading dock. The extra space will help accommodate...
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - A self-described "unlucky" burglar in North Texas who called 911 when confronted by an armed homeowner must serve seven years of probation. A judge in Weatherford on Monday sentenced 41-year-old Christopher Moore of Bedford. Moore pleaded guilty to...
DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a 10-year-old Oklahoma girl he knew as she and her family visited relatives near Dallas. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Jose Sifuentes of Carrollton pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the slaying of...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - The blizzard that hammered the nation's midsection broke a 120-year-old record in Amarillo for one-day snowfall in February with 19.1 inches. National Weather Service meteorologist Krissy Scotten in Amarillo says the snowfall total Monday bested a record...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Former aides to President Barack Obama are launching efforts to make Democrats competitive in reliably Republican-voting Texas. The push, called "Battleground Texas," kicks off Tuesday. Spearheading the project are top organizers behind Obama's re-election...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Emergency personnel in Southeast Texas have discovered a body in a burning trash bin. Beaumont Fire-Rescue officials say the body was found early Tuesday as firefighters answered a call about a blaze near a business. Authorities had no immediate...
CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) - Four state park areas covering nearly 48,000 acres of forests and canyons remain closed because Texas park officials don't have the money to develop them. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department hasn't gotten money to develop new parks for a decade...
A Fort Worth state representative wants to ban confidentiality agreements in legal settlements involving a public official or taxpayer money. State Rep. Lon Burnam's proposal comes weeks after a former prosecutor's sexual harassment allegations against Tarrant County District...
DALLAS (AP) - Authorities in Dallas say a fired tracer round may have sparked a four-alarm fire at a gun range near Love Field airport. The fire Sunday afternoon forced a full evacuation at the DFW Gun Club and Training Center. Dallas Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says fire...