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Texas releasing school district performance grades Wednesday

The Texas Education Agency will release its first letter grade accountability ratings. Each district will get a rating of A, B, C, D or F.

FOX4NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 13:37:00

Warnings Signs at Plano Park After Venomous Snake Sightings

"He was actually under the basket," Greg Rosener said. "My hand was grabbing the basket so had he been in the basket, I would have been bit."

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2018-08-14 23:08:29

8-county drug task force seizes over 1,600 lbs of drugs

They travel on major highways across North Texas.U.S. Highway 75. Interstate 30. 287. I-20.They travel in family RVs, F150 trucks, black Cadillacs and unsuspecting sedans. They smuggle drugs in hidden compartments, spare tires, suitcases and laundry bags. One smuggler even hid 70 pounds of marijuana

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2018-08-14 22:57:00

Global Net Lease Invests In Allen, Texas, Commercial Facilities - Area Development

Global Net Lease, Inc., a real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition of net lease properties, has closed on two acquisitions for a combined $75.4 million in Allen,

AREADEVELOPMENT.COM - 2018-08-15 12:00:00

Work In Plano: 471 Recruiters Needed To Fill Open Positions

PLANO, TX — Professionals in and around Plano are needed to fill almost 500 open positions at various workplaces. As a recruiter, you'll help others find their dream jobs with these listings from ZipRecruiter.com and thePatch Job Board.

PATCH - 2018-08-14 18:02:56

Controversial Plano councilman won't face recall election in November

PLANO, Texas- A Plano councilman will not face a recall election in November.Councilman Tom Harrison faced a public outcry in February after he shared an anti-Islamic message on Facebook.Opponents gathered signatures on a recall petition and submitted them for review. However, there are two conflict

FOX4NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 18:21:00

The recall is off: Plano council member Tom Harrison spared election after judge rules city operated under wrong charter

What was set to be Plano's first recall election will be canceled after evidence in a day-long hearing Tuesday revealed the city has used a flawed copy of its charter for nearly 50 years.Voters were expected to decide in a special election in November whether to recall city council member Tom Harris

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-08-14 23:26:03

Man injured in shooting during fight at Far East Dallas cabaret

A fight broke out between two men just before midnight at Tiger Cabaret in the 9100 block of Interstate 30. One man wound up with gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening, while the suspect fled the scene, police said.

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-08-15 11:38:47

Plano Councilor's Recall Election Halted By Judge

PLANO, TX — The special recall election for city councilor Tom Harrison will not go on, State District Judge Mark Rusch ruled Tuesday, saying the number of signatures garnered in a petition did not meet the requirements of the Plano City Charter.

PATCH - 2018-08-15 14:02:47

Plano pledges funding for Cotton Belt rail stations, but final call has yet to be made | Community Impact Newspaper

Plano City Council on Monday approved the terms of an interlocal agreement with Dallas Area Rapid Transit regarding the proposed Cotton Belt passenger rail project. According to the agreement, the city would establish a new tax increment financing, or TIF, zone to dedicate up to $12.3 million to the

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-08-14 01:59:29

Railroad employee who died after being pinned under rail car wheel identified

Updated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday:Revised to include the identity of the employee.A railroad employee died after being pinned under a rail car's wheel early Monday in South Dallas, officials said.Dallas police and Union Pacific Railroad police responded to the 600 block of Corinth Street about 1 a.m.


Sen. Ted Cruz meets with supporters in McKinney

His challenger, Beto O’Rourke, is also in North Texas for town hall meetings. He was in Richardson in the morning and will be at DeSoto High School in the evening. Monday night, O’Rourke opened a campaign headquarters in the Red Bird area of Dallas.

FOX4NEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 17:22:00

Police: Man Admits Killing Another After Stealing His Cell Phone And Wallet

Mead, who is from New Orleans, shot Deleon in the parking lot of the Mountain Creek Apartments, the arrest affidavit says.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-08-14 10:30:27

Report: Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s father arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges

Per a report from KFDM News in Beamount, Nathanial Prescott, the father of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, was arrested on marijuana charges Saturday.


Help Allen Clear the Shelter this Saturday

Adopt a pet from Allen Animal Shelter this Saturday, Aug. 18 and all adoption fees will be waived.The city of Allen is among dozens of North Texas shelters and rescue organizations participating in Clear the Shelters. The pet adoption initiative helps address overcrowding at animal shelters, which t

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2018-08-14 11:00:00

New Allen fire chief sworn in

Chief Jonathan Boyd was sworn in as leader of the Allen Fire Department during a special ceremony on Aug. 9.Friends, colleagues and family members gathered to watch as Boyd took his oath of office in the City Council Chambers. His wife, Amanda, pinned his badge before City Manager Peter Vargas prese

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2018-08-13 23:00:00

Woman last seen in Pleasant Grove may be danger to herself, Dallas police say

Penni Martinez was last seen about 4:50 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of North Masters Drive, near Lake June Road, in Pleasant Grove.Martinez is a 5-7 Hispanic woman who weighs about 165 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes and was wearing a black tank top, black shorts and white and red shoes.

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-08-14 02:21:20

Freak accident leaves trucker dead after his 18-wheeler backed up and crushed him

Joel Wiley, 55, died Sunday afternoon at John Peter Smith Hospital from injuries he suffered last week in the accident, according to police and the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website on Monday. A ruling on his death is pending the results of an autopsy.


Downtown gas leak shuts down Ross Avenue; building evacuated

A section of Ross Avenue has been shut down and a building evacuated after a gas leak downtown Monday morning, officials said.A construction crew hit a 6-8 inch gas line in a parking lot at theintersection of Pearl and Flora Streets, according to Dallas-Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans. The gas lea


Woman killed by 18-wheeler after walking onto Interstate 35E in Oak Cliff

A woman was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler early Monday after she left her vehicle on a nearby service road and walked into traffic on Interstate 35E in Oak Cliff.The semi's driver told Dallas County deputies that he saw the woman in the left-center lane of southbound I-35E near 8th Street aroun