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Dallas, TX – Cities around North Texas are following tomorrow's Thanksgiving feast with tree lightings and parades. On Friday, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will be the grand marshal of the city's annual Parade of Lights.

The day of festivities include a "Holiday Fun Zone" for kids, the arrival of Santa and a downtown parade which begins at 6 pm. There are more than 100 illuminated entries in the parade. It ends with the lighting of the city's Christmas tree in Sundance Square.

Fort Worth, TX – Fort Worth Council members had planned to vote on revisions to the City's gas drilling ordinance today.

But a public hearing on the changes grew heated last week and a City spokesman says a decision on some or all of the revisions may be delayed.

Numerous citizens spoke out in favor of extending the ban on deep water wells within City limits, and that's what the Council is poised to do today.

Dallas, TX – Fort Worth is considering a change in its gas drilling ordinance that would allow wastewater disposal wells within the City limits. KERA's Shelley Kofler says the issue is expected to draw heated debate during a public hearing tonight.

Dallas, TX – October 12th is "Bullying Awareness Day" in Fort Worth. The city council passed the resolution Tuesday.

October 12th marks a year since Council member Joel Burns made a tearful presentation before the council on the effects of bullying in his life. His comments followed several recent suicides of teenagers who had been bullied at school. And the comments went "viral", landing Burns on Oprah and at a White House summit on bullying.

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