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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Jade Helm 15 starts today; plans are unveiled for a Fort Worth Stockyards development; ATM thieves are roaming Dallas; and more.

Perry On Jade Helm Controversy: Military Is 'Quite Trustworthy'

May 5, 2015
CBS

Former Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday citizens should trust the military amid concerns about a training exercise scheduled to begin this summer in Texas that has riled conspiracy theorists. 

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In recent days, Pat Calhoun has found himself reassuring jittery residents of Goliad County that there is nothing to fear about Jade Helm 15, a planned military training exercise that has become a fascination of conspiracy theorists. 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is ordering the Texas State Guard to monitor a two-month long U.S. military exercise scheduled to be held in Bastrop County this summer. The move comes amid suspicions from some residents (and the Internet) about the motivations behind the training.