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North Texas
2:31 am
Wed May 7, 2008

Fort Worth Wants to Get Everyone Talking

Dallas, TX – Citywide town hall meetings were held in 1963 and 1992. But, Dennis Shingleton, who is the chief wrangler for Let's Talk Fort Worth 2008, says this project is bigger - with 9 or 10 smaller meetings before a BIG one in September at Will Rogers Auditorium.

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North Texas
1:44 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Big Home Builder D R Horton Suffers Big Quarterly Loss

Dallas, TX – DR Horton's loss of 1 point 3 billion dollars comes out to a 4 dollar 14 cent loss per share, a lot worse than analysts predicted. A year ago, the company made more than 50 million dollars. A lot of the losses were tied to lower property values and sales of company owned land. It also took a loss by dropping home prices. DR Horton's 2nd quarter home sales were also down, compared to last year. Board Chair Donald Horton called market conditions challenging. Bill Zeeble KERA news.

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North Texas
1:14 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Illegal Immigration Drives Farmers Branch Mayoral race

Dallas, TX – Two years ago, council member, now Mayor Pro Tem Tim O'Hare proposed an ordinance punishing landlords who would rent to illegal immigrants. It passed the council unanimously, & prompted these shouts outside council chambers, from both opponents and backers.

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North Texas
6:43 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Large Pothole on I-30 Bridge Slows Overnight Traffic

Dallas, TX – Leaving downtown Dallas west on the I-30 bridge over the river is already bumpy. Tires bounce on the arthritic joints of the 40 year old span. But a two-foot, by three-foot HOLE in the center lane stopped traffic immediately just after 10 o'clock last night. Randy Black is with TxDOT.

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North Texas
1:02 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Dallas Museum of Art opens $27 million learning center

Dallas, TX – The first exhibition in the new Center for Creative Connections explores the materials that artists have used, from chocolate and soap to stone and paint. And it provides close-up interactions with eight pieces from the DMA's collection.

Bonnie Pitman, deputy director of the DMA, explains why The Wave, an oil painting by Gustave Courbet, is put under a magnifying glass.

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North Texas
12:02 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Commentary: God, Government and Gasoline

Dallas, TX –

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North Texas
7:15 am
Thu May 1, 2008

Some Electricity Providers Will Offer a Moratorium on Disconnects

Dallas, TX – Dallas County's Health and Human Services director Zachary Thompson says once the weather turns hot, he gets up to 300 calls a day from residents who can barely pay their electric bills.

Thompson: "People think they're Texas tough and can deal with this summer heat. We've found those individuals with medical conditions, those elderly, with small kids cannot survive the tough summers that we experience."

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North Texas
7:08 am
Wed April 30, 2008

Dallas Homebuilding Giant Centex Loses Big In 4th Quarter

North Texas
7:01 am
Wed April 30, 2008

Innocence Summit Scheduled for Austin

Senator Rodney Ellis

Dallas, TX – Houston Senator Rodney Ellis' call for the meeting comes one day after DNA testing lead to the release of James Lee Woodard who was imprisoned 27 years for a murder he did not commit.

Woodard is the 17th Dallas County inmate to be freed by DNA testing in the past 7 years. Statewide DNA has freed 33. Senator Ellis says the legislators, law enforcement and court officials at the summit should learn from those tragic cases.

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North Texas
4:40 am
Wed April 30, 2008

Study Shows More Autism Near Texas Coal Plants

Dallas, TX – Dr. Ray Palmer, Associate Professor with the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. He studied autism in Texas students, some of whom live near power plants and factories.

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