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Cautious Texas Among Last States to OK Medical Marijuana

When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it. Texas is the last big state to allow some form of medical marijuana, albeit an oil extract so low …

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Plastic Bags Woven Into Mats to Help Homeless in San Angelo

Mavis Bell, board member of Project Dignidad, unrolled a white and brown mat with a yellow tie to show it off to those around her. The San Angelo Standard-Times reports the mat was about 3 feet by 6 feet and constructed out of grocery bags. The mats are soft but durable and intended for homeless people to sleep on. Several …

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A Christmas Carol at Dallas Theater Center

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Join NBC 5 and the Dallas Theater Center for the premiere of A Christmas Carol! Come and enjoy this spectacular performance November 22 through December 28 at the Wyly Theater in Dallas. Friday Night Lights and Veep fans will see a familiar face! Brad Leland stars as Ebenezer Scrooge! Brad is well known for …

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Dallas Community Center, Apartment Offices Destroyed in Overnight Fire

Dallas Fire-Rescue officials are investigating what sparked a fire that destroyed offices for a local nonprofit that was about to give food and toys to dozens of families in need. The fire heavily damaged a building housing the offices of Quest 4 Greater Success and the Asante Apartments offices at 202 South Jim Miller Road shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday …

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Firefighters Battle Fire in East Dallas Home Tuesday Morning

The fire was reported at about 5:45 a.m. at a one story home on the 2200 block of Homeway Circle. Video from Texas Sky Ranger showed firefighters surrounding a home with fire soaring from its roof. A Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman said no injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Check back and refresh this page …

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National Soccer Hall of Fame to Announce Opening Weekend Details

FC Dallas, US Soccer and the National Soccer Hall of Fame reveal a new logo ahead of a tour of the facility which is scheduled to open in October 2018. The National Soccer Hall of Fame, FC Dallas and US Soccer gave an update on the National Soccer HOF construction Tuesday morning. The update inclulded details regarding the National Soccer …

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Father, Two Kids Dead in Apparent Murder Suicide: Police

Two children are dead along with an adult male in what police are describing as an apparent murder-suicide. North Richland Hills police said they were called by the mother of the children at about 7:15 a.m. Saturday to a home in the 7400 block of College Circle South. Police said the children involved were a five-year-old girl and a nine-year-old …

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2,845 North Texas Families Wait for Angel Tree Adoption

The clock is ticking and the Salvation Army is at a critical moment trying to make sure North Texas children have gifts for Christmas. As of Friday, there are still 2,845 families hoping to be adopted as a part of the annual Angel Tree campaign. The mall campaign ended Dec. 6, but angels can still be adopted online atdfwangeltree.org. Gifts …

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Dallas Philanthropist Ruth Altshuler Dies at 93

Ruth Altshuler, whose legendary organizing and fundraising prowess earned her the respect and ready cooperation of North Texas’ most powerful people, died Friday night. She was 93. A philanthropic dynamo and trusted overseer of many a civic project, Altshuler was known for her elegance, quiet confidence and a velvety, throaty laugh. “All she did for this city,” Dallas Mayor Mike …

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Hundreds of eSports Athletes Descend on Dallas This Weekend

Here is proof all that time your kid spends playing video games may not be a waste: There is real money to be made in the world of competitive gaming. This weekend, hundreds of professional and amateur gamers from around the world will descend on the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas for the opening event of the 2018 …

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