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Two weeks ago, Rowlett resident Lindsay Diaz got news that her storm-damaged home had been demolished by mistake.

Lara Solt / KERA special contributor

KERA’s series, One Crisis Away: Rebuilding A Life chronicles families on the financial edge, trying to recover from the Christmas weekend tornadoes.

Lara Solt / KERA news special contributor

One Crisis Away: Rebuilding A Life follows four families on the financial edge, trying to recover from the Christmas weekend tornadoes.

Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

It’s been a little more than a month since tornadoes wrecked some North Texas neighborhoods. In the Garland Independent School District, officials have been busy helping students and their families get through the recovery process.

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The Insurance Council of Texas says insured losses from the North Texas tornadoes will top $1.2 billion, and could go even higher. As folks in the hardest-hit areas scramble to line up replacement housing, insurance adjusters are becoming central figures in their lives. 

Mike Merchant / Texas A&M Agrilife Dallas

Some people are afraid of spiders. And most spiders don’t like other spiders, either -- they often eat each other. In North Texas, a strange thing has happened. Thousands of spiders worked together to build a communal mega-web -- it's about 40 feet high and as long as a football field. 

Dallas Area Rapid Transit launches new rail lines, routes, and higher fares today. One-way fares jump from $1.75 to $2.50 today. But the new fare lasts two hours, so if passengers complete their travel in that time, they can save money. Paratransit fares won't change.

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The city of Rowlett is among those reporting increases in human cases of West Nile Virus.