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Update, Saturday morning: A second person has died in the Dallas area following Friday's storms and flooding.

Rodger Mallison / The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Update, 3:50 p.m. Thursday: Authorities say floodwaters from the swollen Brazos River are lapping at the foundations of 11 homes in a North Texas community west of Fort Worth.

Texas Department of Transportation / Twitter

Authorities on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of about 350 homes west of Fort Worth because the swollen Brazos River was expected to flood the area.

Valerie Lawhorn / KUHF

Update, 3:15 p.m.: Authorities in Hays County in Central Texas say they're trying to locate more than 40 people after the heavy rain and flooding.


Marques Haynes, the Harlem Globetrotters star often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died in Plano. He was 89.

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The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country's top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year.

Doualy Xaykaothao / KERA News

North Texas has been shaken by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake.

Waco Police Department / Facebook

About 170 motorcycle gang members charged with engaging in organized crime are each being held on a $1 million bond in the wake of the deadly Waco shootout.


Blue Bell Creameries says it will lay off more than a third of its workforce following a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream that prompted a total product recall.

Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

Garland's police chief says the information the FBI sent local law enforcement on one of two gunmen outside a controversial cartoon contest would not have changed his department's response to the event. 

Stella Chavez / KERA News

FBI Director James Comey says federal investigators knew that one of the two gunmen in an attempted attack outside a provocative cartoon contest in Garland was aware of the event.

The Texas Tribune

The Texas House has voted to expand rules governing raw milk to allow producers to sell it at farmers' markets or customers' homes.

Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for an attack at a Garland center exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.

BJ Austin / KERA News

The first proposal to tighten chemical storage regulations in the two years since the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people has passed the Legislature's lower chamber. 

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A Texas lawmaker is scrapping his effort to reveal the names of judges who permit teens to have abortions if they can't get the required consent from their parents, in favor of an even stricter measure.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a North Texas woman survives an avalanche; North Texas gets hit by heavy rain, hail and tornadoes; KERA's Think is in D.C.; and more.

Matt Hines/KXXV-TV Central Texas / Twitter/@MattHinesTX

A severe storm system that swept across parts of North Texas brought numerous reports of tornadoes, damage to buildings, large hail and several inches of rain.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest is spending about a buck less on every gallon of fuel, and that's helping the airline post record profits quarter after quarter.


Retail gasoline prices across Texas and nationwide have jumped 8 cents per gallon this week.

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Blue Bell Creameries says it's getting closer to identifying how listeria got into its facilities, after the century-old Texas ice cream maker issued a massive recall because its products were linked to a deadly string of illnesses.

Doualy Xaykaothao / KERA News

What’s causing the Azle earthquakes? SMU researchers say that wastewater injection and saltwater extraction from natural gas wells is the most likely cause.

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Freezer cases across Texas are a little emptier today. Blue Bell has recalled all of its products after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.


Texas lawmakers are closer to putting experimental drugs within the reach of terminally ill patients.

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Music legend Willie Nelson is jumping into the movement to commercialize marijuana and plans to roll out his own brand of cannabis that he intends to make "the best on the market."

Academy of Country Music Awards / Facebook

Miranda Lambert won four awards, including album and song of the year, but the singer lost the night's top prize to Luke Bryan at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.

Cooper Neill / The Texas Tribune

The Texas House passed a bill Friday that would limit cities and counties from regulating hydraulic fracturing within its limits. The oil and gas industry-backed measure was overwhelmingly approved by the House.

Lady Antebellum / Facebook

A tour bus for superstar country group Lady Antebellum has caught fire along an interstate near Dallas, but no one was injured.

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Dozens of survivors and relatives of soldiers who died in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting are finally getting the Purple Hearts they have felt were long overdue.

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Update April 9, 11:08 a.m.: Federal health authorities say three people in Texas have become ill with listeriosis, a foodborne illness that has recently been linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products.

Ron Jenkins / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Construction has been halted at a North Texas high school job site amid safety concerns after two workers died in accidents during the past week.