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Café Momentum has some of the hardest tables to book in Dallas. The once-a-month pop-up dinners sell out fast at $100 a plate. They’re held at hot restaurants around the city. They feature gourmet menus, top-notch table service and high-profile chefs who work side-by-side with eight kids who provide an unexpected twist: All eight are incarcerated at a Dallas County juvenile detention center.

Exide’s exit from the city of Frisco was formalized last night quickly and without dissent. That’s a stark contrast to the three-year, citizen-led campaign to push the lead battery manufacturer out of the community.

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Texas' fight to keep eight Air National Guard C-130 airplanes in Fort Worth may be paying off.   In Congress, the House version of the defense spending bill strips out a provision that would transfer the planes to a base in Montana in 2014.

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Today is the last day of early voting for the city council and school board elections across the metroplex this weekend. In Dallas County, only 18,000 people have turned out to vote early. County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole said she expected more.

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On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council will vote on spending 25 million dollars to update Cotton Bowl stadium. The football rivalry between the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma has been played there for 82 years. KERA’s Jacqueline Fellows reports on why the council is likely to approve the renovation.

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Hundreds of Lancaster residents are still waiting to return home. The EF-2 tornado that hit Tuesday afternoon destroyed homes and property in the northwest corridor of the city. Homeowners want to get in and assess the damage, but city officials say to keep out.  KERA’s Jacqueline Fellows reports.

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Dallas business leaders will showcase the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge this weekend. They say it will breathe new life into long-neglected areas of West Dallas.

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West Dallas is preparing for this weekend’s debut of the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Officials delayed opening the bridge to traffic until later this month, but the parties and parades will begin Friday.

Business leaders are putting on the “Bridge-O-Rama” festival Saturday and Sunday. It includes more than 30 events aimed at showing off the culture of West Dallas neighborhoods. There will be a street fair on the new bridge, tours of the area and a concert.

Bridge-o-Rama spokesman Jeff Herrington says Saturday afternoon’s parade will also feature giant puppets.

The Trinity River project’s most visible sign of progress may be delayed, but Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn says he will work shoulder to shoulder to make sure the rest of project is completed. But Cornyn says it will have to be done without earmarks.