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Abbott demands Biden add cartels to terrorist list, but didn’t squawk when Trump decided not to

WASHINGTON — Insisting that the administration is “standing by” as Mexican cartels terrorize South Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has demanded that President Joe Biden add the crime groups to a list of terrorist organizations that includes al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. “In November 2019, cartel gunmen fatally ambushed nine U.S. citizens, all women and children,” Abbott wrote to Biden, invoking …

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Abbott demands Biden add cartels to terrorist list, but didn’t squawk when Trump decided not to

WASHINGTON — Insisting that the administration is “standing by” as Mexican cartels terrorize South Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has demanded that President Joe Biden add the crime groups to a list of terrorist organizations that includes al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. “In November 2019, cartel gunmen fatally ambushed nine U.S. citizens, all women and children,” Abbott wrote to Biden, invoking …

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Man fatally shoots girlfriend at Pleasant Grove motel, Dallas police say

A 30-year-old woman was fatally shot by her boyfriend early Saturday at a motel in Pleasant Grove, Dallas police said. Authorities were dispatched about 12:15 a.m. to the Super Seven Inn at 9626 C.F. Hawn Freeway near St. Augustine Drive and were told the woman had been shot by the man she lives with, police said. The woman, who was …

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Walk-up vaccinations available Saturday at Fair Park until 5 p.m.

People can get a vaccine shot Saturday at Fair Park without an appointment until 5 p.m., Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced. Registration can be done at the site, and people should enter Gates 2 or 10, Jenkins said in a news release. The county has Pfizer vaccine available at the Fair Park site, and there were no lines there …

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Fifth-grade teacher in Springtown ISD arrested after sexually abusing teen student for years, authorities say

A female Springtown teacher was arrested late Friday on suspicion of having sexually abused a teenage student for years, the Parker County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. Misty Lorene Cato, 43, was booked into the Parker County Jail on a second-degree charge of improper relationship between educator and student, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Bail was set at …

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Cool weekend continues

The weekend will be breezy and unseasonably cool. Saturday afternoon’s high temperature was only 62. That’s 15 degrees below normal for this time of year. And much of North Texas never even got out of the 50s. While some rain showers fell during the day, they were generally south of DFW, and we should stay dry the remainder of the …

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Matthew McConaughey may be a viable candidate for Texas governor; poll shows actor ahead of Abbott

Matthew McConaughey commands more support to be Texas’ next governor than incumbent Greg Abbott. However, the film actor and political newcomer could hit potholes in either major party’s primary if he enters next year’s governor’s race, the poll found. Ole Anthony, Dallas pastor known for relentless investigations into TV preachers, dies at age 82 For months, McConaughey has teased political …

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Jaime Resendez faces 3 challengers in City Council race, including one endorsed by Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson

Dallas City Council member Jaime Resendez is fighting three challengers to keep his seat after Mayor Eric Johnson endorsed his opponent Yolanda “Faye” Williams. Resendez was one of a block of council members who supported cutting police overtime, an issue his opponents have latched onto as they argue he’s done too little to combat crime in southeast Dallas. Resendez, who …

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