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Family accuses Kaufman County deputy of brutality after woman’s arrest in Forney


July 29, 2021

A Forney woman has been accused of assaulting a public servant during an incident the woman’s relatives have called a case of police brutality. Antanique Ray, 41, was arrested Tuesday after a Kaufman County sheriff’s deputy restrained her daughter, 18-year-old Nekia Trigg, as the teenager walked through a Forney neighborhood. Part of the incident was captured on cellphone video, and the …

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‘Devastating’: Hospitals prepare for preventable surge as COVID delta variant attacks unvaccinated


July 29, 2021

Front-line health care workers at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas are preparing for another COVID-19 surge. This one, they say, is preventable. More unvaccinated people are being hospitalized with the dangerous delta variant at rates similar to last year’s late-fall spike. “It’s devastating,” said Joseph Chang, Parkland’s chief medical officer. “This is a completely preventable situation this time, and that …

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Economist calls Texas’ slip from top three U.S. states for business ‘eerily disturbing’


July 29, 2021

Veteran Waco economist Ray Perryman is used to seeing an annual parade of best for business rankings that put Texas at the top. Those rankings shape perceptions about the state’s business climate — a longtime selling point touted by politicians and economic development specialists alike. That’s why Perryman finds one recent ranking “eerily disturbing.” Texas fell to fourth in business …

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Coppell man sentenced to over 11 years in prison for scheme to receive millions in PPP loans


July 29, 2021

A Coppell man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 11 years in prison for his scheme to obtain nearly $25 million in forgivable loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of Texas announced. The PPP, managed by the Small Business Administration, was created to help keep struggling small businesses afloat during the …

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NTTA looking for owner of wedding dress found on roadway in Frisco


July 29, 2021

The North Texas Tollway Authority is searching for the owner of a wedding dress that employees found inside a box last week in Frisco. NTTA spokesman Michael Rey said a roadside safety services crew found the dress late Friday on the Dallas North Tollway near Gaylord Parkway. In a photo that the NTTA shared on social media, the dress appears …

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‘You stole them’: Accusations of lies, email theft hurled during Collin County meeting


July 29, 2021

A Collin County Commissioners Court meeting this week devolved into a shouting match between two elected officials involving accusations of records theft and lies. The 30-minute back-and-forth began when District Clerk Lynne Finley asked the Commissioners Court to provide her a budget to operate an independent email server. The server was necessary, she said, because there had been a breach …

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Gov. Abbott cracks down on migrant transportation with a new executive order citing COVID-19 worries


July 29, 2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued another executive order on immigration Wednesday, hammering the ability of private transport companies to take newly arrived migrants to shelters and possibly final destinations. The order restricts ground transportation of migrants who “pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 into Texas communities” and comes as the numbers of arrivals of migrant families and unaccompanied migrant minors …

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Man gets 10 years probation for 2018 crash that killed 16-year-old soccer player


July 29, 2021

Guy Delaney still had a 3-foot-tall Christmas tree in his room months after the holiday. The 16-year-old loved Christmas so much, he tried to dissuade his parents from taking down decorations. They’ve kept the tree up in his room since his death in March 2018, his mother told Guy’s killer in court Wednesday. Terrelwin Jones, 33, pleaded guilty to manslaughter …

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