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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's trial on securities fraud charges was moved Tuesday to Harris County, prompting Paxton to seek a new judge in the case. 

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Texas early voter turnout in this general election is up from the last two presidential elections. According to the Secretary of State’s office, 46 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the 15 largest counties.

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In rural Collin County, three people died during Saturday’s tornado outbreak. Part of the destruction happened in Copeville, east of Lavon Lake. A husband and wife reflect on their dramatic evening. 

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The news Thursday that more than 700 people were trampled to death in Mecca cast a shadow over the start to the Muslim holiday Eid. It’s three days of gift-giving, family gatherings and prayer.

A Collin County Muslim woman is using a technique from Christmas traditions to make Eid brighter for refugee families in North Texas.

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A proposed cemetery has sparked a debate in small-town Texas. The Islamic Association of Collin County wants to build a 34-acre cemetery in Farmersville, about an hour north of Dallas. That’s led to some pretty heated rhetoric from a number of locals who are trying to stop it. Although the mayor of the predominantly white community has said the cemetery is allowed to be built, some people are pushing for a no vote.

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Every year, volunteers across the country pick a single night at the end of January to count the homeless. A report was released Tuesday about the results in Dallas and Collin counties.

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Employees at a wildlife sanctuary in Wylie say a sixth big cat died out of the blue Sunday night from canine distemper.

Kazuri, a white tiger, had previously tested positive for distemper but wasn’t showing neurological symptoms. In fact, he spent Sunday playing his favorite game, hide and seek, with staffers. Employees say his sudden death most likely resulted from the equivalent of a grand mal seizure.

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Volunteers and staffers at an animal sanctuary in Wylie are on round-the-clock “cat watch” as they desperately try to control a canine distemper outbreak.  So far it’s killed four big cats and sickened 18 others.

DFW Could Experience Growing Pains

Mar 14, 2013
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Just about every four minutes there’s someone new coming to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. That’s according to a new analysis of Census Bureau Data which shows DFW is the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the Nation. The new numbers are a cause for celebration; they’re also a call for preparation.

The population explosion in North Texas’ has brought a growing number of children without health insurance, and some of the counties affected come as a surprise.

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North Texas delegates are reporting both triumphs and disappointments from the Republican National Convention in Tampa.