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A chilly night, then a nice weekend


December 7, 2019

A cold front blew through North Texas overnight, so instead of the 70s as we saw on Thursday, we had to make do with the low 60s on Friday. And of course, it will be considerably colder overnight, with parts of North Texas dipping into the 30s. Saturday will again top out near 60. The weather turns much warmer Sunday …

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Mostly sunny and mild weekend


December 7, 2019

After a chilly start to the morning, today will be pleasant and mild with a few passing clouds and highs in the 60s. The weather turns much warmer Sunday and Monday, with temperatures climbing back to 70 or above. Then, the next cold front arrives Monday night, with rain and cooler weather again Monday evening through Tuesday morning. Temperatures will …

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Unexpected side effect of Texas school finance overhaul has Dallas schools nixing controversial charter partnership


December 7, 2019

One of the most politically heated battles the Dallas school board has undertaken in recent years was the decision to transform some classrooms into charters. Parents and teachers crowded meetings for months urging the board to not “privatize” any part of DISD by handing control over to outsiders. Trustees argued amongst themselves late into the evening — and well into …

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Texas’ secretive surveillance centers will get more staff and money. But what do they do?


December 7, 2019

Texas is home to eight secretive surveillance centers, supported jointly by federal, state and local law enforcement departments. The Texas Department of Public Safety helps to oversee them. They’re called fusion centers because they fuse together some of the efforts of various police agencies. Dallas police host one of the centers. Fort Worth police host another, and there’s also one …

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Collin County country singer was drunk and driving 102 mph before crash that killed her, 16-year-old


December 7, 2019

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris was impaired by alcohol and driving as fast as 102 miles an hour before the September accident that killed her and a 16-year-old girl in New Mexico, authorities said Thursday. Country music artist Kylie Rae Harris(Torrez Music Group) According to Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe, toxicology tests showed that Harris, a 30-year-old Wylie native, had …

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Eat the same ice cream as Beyonce at Hank’s in Houston


December 7, 2019

Hank’s Ice Cream has been serving fresh, handmade ice cream to Houstonians since 1985. Among those who have eaten there? Beyonce, Mary Lou Retton and a host of Houston Texans and Oilers! Hank’s has all of your traditional flavors, but they really turn things up during the holidays, as sweet potato, egg nog and peppermint ice cream are all added …

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10-month-old girl found safe after carjacking in NE Houston


December 7, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Authorities say the 10-month-old girl who was taken when a vehicle was stolen in northeast Houston has been found safe. Houston police responded to reports of a stolen vehicle with a child inside at 6698 Homestead Road around 9:35 a.m.   10-month-old girl found safe after carjacking   Houston Police ✔@houstonpolice A 10-month-old girl is safe, …

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Astros trade popular outfielder Jake Marisnick to New York Mets


December 7, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas — The Houston Astros have traded outfielder Jake Marisnick to the New York Mets in exchange for two prospects, it was announced Thursday. Jake Marisnick ✔@JSMarisnick Houston! For 6 years you showed me love and support through the good times and the bad. We have been though so much together and I am forever grateful for the fans, …

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