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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

Jury won't hear about road rage case at murder trial for Balch Springs cop who killed Jordan Edwards 

Oliver, 38, will be tried on the murder charge and two of the four aggravated assault charges. The trial is expected to take at least a week.

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-08-14 23:34:00

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

2 former police chiefs enter guilty pleas

Nicholas “Nick” Van Patten Jr., 35, entered a guilty plea Monday at the Cooke County Courthouse on a third-degree charge of impersonating a public servant, according to District Attorney John Warren.

GAINESVILLE DAILY REGISTER - 2018-08-14 22:30:00

TEA releases new A-F school district ratings

FORNEY, Texas —With just days until local schools reconvene for another year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released their grades for school districts today.The grades are part of the new A-F Public School Accountability System and are based largely on the results of the 2018 STAAR tests, or

INFORNEY.COM - 2018-08-15 13:51:00

Rockwall ISD earns an 'A' from the Texas Education Agency - Blue Ribbon News

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 15, 2018) Rockwall ISD’s 20 campuses earned the state’s highest rating, Met Standard, while the district accountability rating received an A, according to the Texas Education Agency’s preliminary accountability rating system that will go into effect 2019-2020. The new A-F acco

BLUERIBBONNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 16:13:52

Ed Gray, NDG Senior Columnist: The Dallas Police Department Drops the Ball  - North Dallas Gazette

Wristbands Dallas Maverick’s Chief Operating Officer Cynthia Marshall attempted to distribute to honor slain Dallas law enforcement officers from July 2016 and nationally two unarmed black men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, shot and killed by police officers. (Image Ed Gray)

NORTHDALLASGAZETTE.COM - 2018-08-15 12:33:42

Judge denies motion to recuse Dallas DA in former officer's murder trial

Oliver's attorneys had also asked Judge Brandon Birmingham to delay Oliver's trial, but Birmingham denied that motion, too.

WFAA - 2018-08-14 18:10:34

Intoxicated driver sparks numerous grass fires

According to reports, 60-year old Cynthia Elaine Clifton set out just before 11 a.m. At some point of her trip, Clifton's vehicle had a blowout but did not stop. As she traveled down FM-47 towards Interstate 20, the metal rim driving on asphalt kicked up sparks starting numerous fires that burned gr

VANZANDTNEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 11:18:00

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.


Dallas Regional Medical Center collects nearly 1,200 pounds of school supplies for Mesquite ISD

Pictured from left to right are Mesquite ISD Superintendent Dr. David Vroonland, Delinda Garrett, Dallas Regional Medical Center (DRMC) Director of Nursing, and DRMC Chief Financial Officer Michael Metts.Photo courtesy of Vince Falsarella

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

New Mesquite ordinance will limit number of dollar stores

Zoning changes have been approved by the council that may make it harder for the stores to open there. The changes are about the future public and economic health for the city with almost 150,000 residents and 7,000 more single family homes being planned.

FOX4NEWS.COM - 2018-08-13 22:32:00

Hearing For Former Balch Springs Officer Accused In Teen Murder

DALLAS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM)– A former North Texas police officer charged with the murder of a teenager in 2017 is expected in court today.Last month attorneys for Oliver went before a judge arguing their client’s trial should be moved out of Dallas County. The change of venue request was denied.(cred

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-08-14 08:14:11

Man flies out of DFW twice in a year, has catalytic converter stolen both times

Since 1975, catalytic converters have been installed on cars to help reduce emissions. It’s also become a hot item for thieves due to the pricey metals it contains, like platinum and palladium.

WFAA - 2018-08-14 02:06:27

Garland Animal Shelter To Be Sanitized After Distemper Outbreak

They had hoped to sanitize the shelter over the weekend, but as of Monday, five at-risk dogs remain in the shelter.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-08-13 19:20:20

North Texas Couple Accused Of Forcing Adopted Kids To Work At Illegal Puppy Mill Behind Home

“The kids were going to school with us for awhile, maybe a year or so, and after that they didn’t go to school anymore,” Saul Rodriguez Jr. said.


Which North Texas cities have red-light cameras and where are they? Curious Texas investigates

Like Bowman, Mike Keeton said he's also gotten red-light tickets.Keeton said he heard rumors that Dallas' red-light camera program had been suspended, which led him to ask Curious Texas: What is the current state of affairs regarding red-light cameras in Dallas? What happens if you get a ticket and

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-08-14 12:00:00

Feed a Family for $10 by Knocking on This Taqueria's Back Door on Mondays

Few things can allay the malaise of Mondays, but we found a surprising chicken special that does. It may sound a little weird, but Velvet Taco’s backdoor chicken special happens to be the best cheap meal in the city on Mondays.


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


OPD: Woman arrested after stealing vehicle, evading officers with 3-month-old infant

Odessa Police and the Ector County Sheriff’s Office arrested Monique Desirea Martinez, date of birth 05/11/1992, on 8-11-18 at approximately 1744 hours for Endangering a Child “State Jail Felony” and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle “State Jail Felony”, and Evading with a Motor Vehicle “3rd Degre