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Adult GED students often juggle family, job, and classes to get that high school-equivalency diploma. And then there’s the cost of the test. Dallas – based Atmos Energy has started picking up the tab.

Raw Gas Fuels Worry For Rural North Texas Homeowner

Jan 6, 2015
Joyce Marshall / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A stiff winter wind smacks into the plate-glass windows of Jon Salis’ Lake Palo Pinto home as six space heaters work overtime to keep it warm. Natural gas used to keep his 2,100-square-foot house cozy. 

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A quarter of Dallas adults never graduated from high school. The Dallas Public  Library hopes to change that with a new GED testing center unveiled Wednesday in its main downtown building. It will be the first of its kind in a Texas library.

Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

In the West Dallas branch of the city’s public library system, students are learning English. That's no surprise -- especially for a neighborhood with many Latino immigrants.

What's different here, though, is that both parents and kids are in class -- right across the hallway. The dual effort is part of the new Atmos Energy Literacy Center, which opened in January as a partnership with Texas A&M University Commerce. 

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The FBI and the North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force are now in charge of the investigation of a possible bombing attempt in Plano.

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An unidentified man in Plano is in critical but stable condition after an explosion near a gas line apparently injured him.