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Dallas Fire-Rescue crews were called to the 200 block of West 8th Avenue near Zang Boulevard, near the Bishop arts District, Tuesday before 11 a.m..
thunderstorms brought gusts of up to 60 mph that flipped airplanes and damaged hangars overnight at Denton Enterprise Airport. The severe weather...
She maintained that Jordan, her boyfriend, was the person who shot the victim. A search of Pollard's text messages showed that she had set up the victim, the affidavit stated.
As seniors across the state prepare to graduate in the next two weeks, the most significant effort by Texas to level the playing field for college admissions turns 20.
Fifteen years ago, Dwaine Caraway, now re-elected to the council from District 4, allegedly sent workers to pressure senior citizens for ballots.
"What I tried to duplicate was the backyard barbeque scene," he said. And in those four short years his unassuming backyard scene, in an unlikely location, has been voted by Texas Monthly as the best BBQ in all of Dallas, third in the entire state of ...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton technically has no lawmaking authority, but as the top lawyer in the state, his office gives legal guidance on current and proposed laws and defends the state in the courtroom.
Punishment for voter fraud in Texas is not as strong as it could be to prevent people from trying to steal elections, said a local election law attorney.
In a resignation letter, Mechler said the rigors of the job resulted in his departure. "The time commitment, financial commitment, stress and overwhelming responsibility takes its toll," he wrote.
... consultant, Kathy Nealy, will be dropped. Price was first elected as a Dallas County commissioner in 1985. copyright 2017 The Associated Press.
Austin - A Dallas appeals court has delayed ruling in a lawsuit over the cost of Attorney General Ken Paxton's criminal prosecution.
A search of Dallas County court records shows he has been charged in previous cases, including an assault of a public servant charge for kicking a Balch Springs police officer in 2008.
Severe weather with the potential to dump 1 to 2 inches of rain and golf ball-size hail was forecast for North Texas on Thursday evening and included a low possibility of tornadoes.
A man claiming to be a whistleblower uncovering voter fraud and corruption in Dallas County elections is actually a person of interest in an ongoing investigation ...
The Texas House Committee on Public education passes a bill Thursday that could shut down Dallas County schools. (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017).
Austin - The longtime leader of the embattled Dallas County schools bus agency stepped down as board president Wednesday amid reports about questionable land deals.
The video was reviewed by the Texas Rangers, Professional Standards and the Dallas County District Attorney's Public Integrity Unit, according to the chief.
Longtime Dallas County schools Board of Trustees President Larry Duncan was replaced Wednesday after announcing he was not seeking reelection as president amid ongoing investigations into a $42 million budget gap, the agency's controversial ...
Austin (CBSDFW) - The Texas state Senate is considering a bill to kill the agency that runs bus service for most of the Dallas County school districts. Senator Don Huffines (R, TX-16) filed the bill to get rid of Dallas County schools, the organization ...
An arrest warrant was filed for former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver on May 5 by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office.
The federally funded investigation was handled through the North Texas Internet crimes Against children Task Force. Others arrested include Roberto Hernandez, 29, of Dallas, who faces a charge of attempted enticement of a minor child.
Nolan unveiled the preliminary appraised values at the Dallas County Commissioners Court, noting that the total values are expected to drop after property owners protest their values and many see reductions.
"Unfortunately, he was forced to sit in jail and await trial," Musgrove said. "Many of Dallas County indigent defendants are faced with that where if I can't post a bond then I have to wait.
Dallas - The Dallas County District Attorney's Office has secret audio recordings in which a campaign worker claims he pays off someone inside the county elections to find out when mail-in ballots get sent out.
Texas' first West Nile illness of the year has been reported to the Department of State Health Services, an adult woman from Montgomery County who developed the neurological form of the disease in late April.
For more than a year -- our investigative team has been looking into Dallas County schools. From buses running red lights to millions in spending that put DCS on the verge of financial collapse, our team, led by Senior investigative reporter Scott ...
The chase ended in the 100 block of commerce Street, within sight of the Dallas County Jail, and Randle was taken into custody at gunpoint.
In a rare twist, Republicans and Democrats are jointly pushing an effort to crack down on voter fraud. The measure targets ballots cast at nursing homes, and it could make it easier for older Texans to vote.
Dallas - It's not a building you were likely every excited to walk into in downtown. Dallas County hopes by 2020, you will be.
Texas has the largest marker program in the United States with approximately 15,000 markers, and Dallas County is home to 378 Historical Markers.
While there is a chance of severe weather, the biggest threat is east of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to the National Weather Service.
Late last month, the Texas Rangers arrested 37-year-old Bradley Wayne Holland and 29-year-old Sara Bartram on murder charges in connection with Gilbreath's death.
After meeting with Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson Thursday afternoon, attorneys representing the family of slain teen Jordan Edwards said the DA is committed to justice and securing a conviction against fired Balch Springs police officer ...
German grocer Lidl has started seeking approvals from local cities for new stores and has purchased land in North Texas as it prepares for its U.S.
Currently 671 mail-in ballots cast in Dallas City Council races sit under lock and key at the Dallas County elections Department - 426 of which were cast in the contest for District 6 and 245 cast in the District 2 campaign.
Dallas police are looking for answers following the fifth shooting death of a city resident in one week. Timothy Stooksberry, 53, was reportedly shot in his car outside a shopping center on May 3, marking Dallas's fifth murder in a week.
The Dallas County District Attorney's office has launched a Criminal Investigation into voter fraud allegations from Saturday's local elections.
Texas does not currently have any cities which have formally declared themselves as 'sanctuaries' for immigrants. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins did not hold anything back after hearing news of the bill being signed. He believes that this could have ...
Dallas County Democrats on Monday will gather for the party's annual fundraiser and showcase their dominance in county politics.
In court records filed Monday morning, Chatham said that his office began receiving complaints in April from Dallas County residents who said they received mail-in ballots despite not having requested them.
The state commission that disciplines judges is asking the Texas Supreme Court to suspend a Harris County justice of the peace who exchanged lurid texts with a bailiff in her court and who admitted to using marijuana and ecstasy with her lover.
Steve holds the ballot he received in the mail at their home on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Grand Prairie, Texas. They both received Dallas County ballots in the mail that they did not request. Gloria filled it out and left it on her doorstep for the ...
It's election Day and several key races are being decided across North Texas. A reminder, the polls remain open until 7 p.m.
A police officer in a Dallas suburb was charged with murder on Friday, six days after he fired his rifle into a car full of teenagers leaving a party, killing a black 15-year-old in the front passenger seat.
Dallas - A white Texas police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager for which the officer was fired, according to an arrest warrant issued Friday.
The warrant for Roy Oliver, a former officer in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs, was issued by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office for the April 29 shooting death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.
Dallas County Sheriff crime scene investigators use a metal detector at the intersection near where Jordan Edwards was killed by a police officer in Balch Springs, Texas, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. As the family of the black teenager slain by a white ...
Cities and school districts across North Texas will hold elections Saturday. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dallas County Republican party Chairman Phillip Huffines won't have an unobstructed path to the Texas Senate. After this week's surprising announcement that state Rep. Jeff Leach of Plano was opting against a potential campaign for the Collin ...
NORTH Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - It's the first week of May and the start of mosquito season in North Texas. According to health officials, there are different safety concern this year because doctors are dealing with two dangerous viruses - West Nile and Zika.


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