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Winter Arrives In North Texas

Dallas, TX –

Winter's First Appearance In Forecast

The first winter weather of the season is on the way for North Texas.

National Weather Service forecaster Jennifer Dunn says this weekend will be rainy and windy. Then a cold front moves in.

Dunn: And that cold front is actually going to eventually allow cold air, near freezing temperatures to filter in North Texas which could bring a chance for some winter precip; maybe a winter mix of possibly some ice, maybe some snow on Monday.

Dunn says the freezing rain or snow should arrive Monday afternoon, in time for the commute home. She says it'll end overnight, but temperatures in the upper 20's could keep isolated icy patches on the roadways Tuesday morning.

Lt. Governor Leads Senate Pack in Wealth

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst is the wealthiest of the Texas candidates for U.S. Senate.

Dewhurst's federal disclosure reports for his campaign to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison indicate a net worth of more than 200 million dollars. That total would make him the third wealthiest member in Congress, if elected.

Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert takes the number two slot among candidates for Hutchison's seat at 12 million. Attorney Ted Cruz, former solicitor general reports a net worth of 918 thousand. Democratic candidate Ricardo Sanchez reports 212 thousand.

FW Mayor Goes To China

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price leaves for China tomorrow. It is her first international trip since being elected. Mayor Price joins a group of 40 energy companies, as well as several other mayors on the week-long trip. She says she was invited because of Barnett Shale gas drilling activity in Fort Worth. The U.S. Department of Energy is covering the cost of the trip.

Man Electrocuted Stringing Christmas Lights

A North Texas man hanging Christmas lights on one of Grand Prairie's historic buildings was electrocuted this morning. Police say 51 year old Jens Renee Gardner was moving a 40 foot tall aluminum ladder when if touched some overhead power lines. He was decorating the historic Anderson building on Houston Street, built in 1915.