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Larry McMurtry

The National Weather Service

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Temperatures officially hit 100 degrees for the first time this year, educators begin training for a school marshal license, North Texans spotted a double meteor, and more.

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Have you seen the North Texas college student’s “Let It Go” video?; Longview parts ways with Ted Nugent; Fort Worth is getting trashy; and more.

While Pulitzer Prize winner Larry McMurty described Dallas in Texas Monthly as “a second-rate city that wishes it were first-rate,” literary agent and editor David Hale Smith prefers a different description. This one’s found in the lines of Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s song “Dallas:"

Dallas is a rich man with a death wish in his eyes

A steel and concrete soul in a warm-hearted love disguise.

“It’s one of the great lyrics of all time. The song is a poem, but it really nails Dallas, and of course nails the essence of this book we put together,” Smith says. He sat down with KUT's David Brown to discuss that new book, “Dallas Noir."