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Texas Democratic Lawmakers Urge Gov. Abbott To Call Special Session After Mass ShootingsTexas House Democrats sought to increase pressure on Governor Abbott to call an emergency special session.
Texas Breweries Can Now Sell Beer To GoThe new law went into effect on Sunday.
9 New Texas Gun Laws Now In Effect; Some In Response To Church And Mass ShootingsAmong the new laws is one that allows licensed handgun holders to legally carry in places of worship.
New Laws Impacting Beer, Cough Medicine And Cigarette Sales Take Effect Sunday In Texas“We are finally free of the chains that prohibited us from selling beer to go,” said Brad Mall, owner of Oak Highlands Brewery in Dallas.
Fort Worth Neighborhood Presents Safety Concerns To City CouncilEarlier this year, the Ryan Place Neighborhood rallied to search for the 8-year-old girl snatched in broad daylight while walking with her mother.
Dallas Leaders Embrace Report That Calls For Changes At DPDDallas Police Chief Renee Hall returned to work Monday after taking six weeks off for health issues.
DFW Schools Receive More Than 8,400 Reports Through Anonymous Bullying Reporting AppTexas schools are now required to track every single bullying incident that is reported.
Public Safety Meeting Aims At Reducing Violent Crime In DallasPublic Safety Meeting Aims At Reducing Violent Crime In Dallas
Gov. Abbott Vows Action At First Roundtable On Mass ShootingsThe Governor said he wants to combat threats of domestic terrorism, root out hateful ideologies, and keep guns out of the hands of deranged individuals, while maintaining everyone's second amendment rights.

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Computers In Wilmer Paralyzed By CyberattackA small North Texas city is among nearly two dozen across the state that have been paralyzed by a major cyber attack. In Wilmer, municipal computers are being held for ransom -- most likely from hackers in Russia or China.
New Dallas Mayor's Task Force On Violent Crime Set To Meet FridayIt's not public, but they're going to set up an organization and develop a timeline and scope of their work.
Dallas City Leaders Approve Incentives To Try To Lure Uber To Build 2nd HeadquartersIncentives include a five-year property tax abatement on the site which would be on Pacific Avenue next to the Deep Ellum DART station.
Allen Council Member Drives Debate On Gun ControlA big crowd showed up at Tuesday night's council meeting to respond to Lauren Doherty's ideas and comments after the El Paso mass shooting.
Sen. John Cornyn Talks Of Laws To Consider In Wake Of El Paso Mass ShootingWhile House Democrats want Senate Republicans to return to Washington to act, Cornyn said they should wait for more information about the shootings before considering new laws.
President Trump’s Plan Calls For The Importation Of Cheaper Drugs From CanadaIn an effort to lower the cost of prescription drugs, the Trump administration proposed a plan to make it easier to import cheaper drugs from Canada.
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Car Crash Victim Sues Dallas Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott For $20 MThe plaintiff, Ronnie Hill, claims Elliott was at fault because he was running late to practice and "barreled through a red light" causing more than $33,000 in damage to Hill's vehicle.
Pair Of Collin County Businesses File Lawsuit To Stop Dallas' New Paid Sick Time OrdinanceDallas' paid sick time ordinance is set to kick in on Thursday, August 1, but there's an effort underway to stop it from taking effect.
North Texas Politicos React To Mueller TestimonyRobert Mueller testified about the Russia investigation before two congressional committees on Wednesday.
Dallas' Paid Sick Leave Requirement Draws Possible Challenge From Texas Attorney GeneralExcerpt Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is arguing that only state lawmakers can require businesses to offer paid sick leave and that it's not up to individual cities.
Texas Chick-Fil-A Bill Signed Into LawThe law bans government entities from taking "adverse action" over an individual or organization's affiliation to a religious organization.
Texas Marijuana Law Confusion?Texas Republican leaders urged state district and county attorneys to continue enforcing marijuana laws, a move that follows several local prosecutors' decision to drop pot possession cases.
Former FWPD Chief Says His Termination Was "Invalid"The attorney for fired Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald is demanding a public hearing from the city regarding his termination. Fort Worth City Manager David Cooke says a variety of issues caused the city to lose faith in Fitzgerald’s leadership ability.
Bayside Project In Rowlett Could Get Go-Ahead By End Of The MonthThe Rowlett City Council voted 7-0 to extend the closing date for the project from Monday, July 8 until July 31 to give all sides more time to sign off on this complex deal.
Texas Law Enforcement Faces Marijuana DilemmaThe new Texas law legalizing hemp, distinguishes hemp from marijuana by defining it as cannabis with less than .3 percent THC. The problem is most crime labs can't tell how much THC is in a product.
New Dallas County Voting Machines To Add Convenience, Security On Election DayThe county spent $30 million on the technology in an effort to boost voter turnout and improve security.
Public Safety Priority #1 For New Dallas Mayor, City CouncilDuring a special-called meeting by Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, he and council members showed city managers their top priorities for next year's budget, by placing green dots by certain issues.
Gov. Abbott To Deploy 1,000 More National Guard Troops To Border Amid 'Crisis'Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that he will be deploying 1,000 additional National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border amid what's being called a "crisis."

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