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Man fatally shot at Pleasant Grove home, Dallas police say


April 13, 2021

A man was fatally shot at a Pleasant Grove home Friday evening, Dallas police say. Officers were called about 7:30 p.m. to a house in the 300 block of Beautycrest Circle, near St. Augustine Drive and Seagoville Road, where they found a man with a gunshot wound on the bathroom floor. The man was pronounced dead at the home. A …

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Wildfire at Big Bend National Park grows to more than 860 acres


April 13, 2021

A wildfire in Big Bend National Park had grown to more than 860 acres Monday. The fire started about 1:30 p.m. Thursday on the park’s South Rim in the Chisos Mountains, park officials said. Wind pushed the flames to the cliff edge in a remote location accessible only by a three- to four-hour hike up steep trails. About 70 firefighters, …

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Blaze at Addison apartment complex displaces residents


April 13, 2021

Firefighters were battling a blaze at an Addison apartment complex Monday evening. Several units were on fire at the Cortland Addison Circle apartments in the 15700 block of Quorum Drive. Flames were shooting out of the building’s roof in the early evening, and a large plume of smoke could be seen for several miles. More than 20 firetrucks were at …

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Missing 78-year-old man is found safe


April 13, 2021

Fort Worth police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing man whose family believes he may be lost. Jesus Avila, 78, was last seen about 10 a.m. Monday in the 2500 block of Timberline Drive, near Old Mansfield Road. Avila is described as a Hispanic man who is 5-9 and about 170 pounds, with gray hair and brown …

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Four candidates competing for open District 11 seat on Dallas City Council


April 12, 2021

Four people are competing for outgoing City Council member Lee Kleinman’s seat in northern Dallas’ District 11, where residents’ political views range from one end of the spectrum to the other. Now that Kleinman is ineligible to run for a fifth term, the spot is one of three open nonpartisan seats that could shift the balance on the City Council, …

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Warm ahead of evening cold front which could spark storms


April 12, 2021

An impressive warm-up is expected again today with a high in the mid 80s (about 10 degrees above normal). Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy. Late in the day, a few thunderstorms may develop to the southwest of DFW ahead of a cold front. Some of these could pose a threat for hail and high winds. They could roll …

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‘How much fraud is OK?’: In voter fraud debate, Republicans have a trump card


April 12, 2021

AUSTIN – Democratic state Sen. Royce West of Dallas was making a point. The number of prosecutions for voter fraud cases in the state of Texas is low. In its 15 years of existence, the Texas Attorney General’s Election Integrity Unit has prosecuted a few dozen cases in which offenders received jail time, but none of them involving widespread fraud. …

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Can George P. Bush beat Ken Paxton for Texas AG in the Donald Trump-loving GOP?


April 12, 2021

If George P. Bush challenges incumbent Ken Paxton in the GOP primary for Texas attorney general, it will reveal whether he’s the last of a fading political dynasty or the rising star capable of beating a Donald Trump-era incumbent who’s steeped in controversy. Last week Bush told conservative radio talk show host Mark Davis that he is considering challenging Paxton — the …

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