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8:12 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Airline Offers Dallas-To-Austin Fares Under $40 Until Thursday Night

Virgin America---an airline at Dallas Love Field Airport---is challenging Southwest Airlines on cost-efficient flights.
Dallas Love Field Facebook

The Love Field airline wars hit a new level today as Virgin America announced it would challenge Southwest on one of the routes that built the low-cost carrier -- Dallas to Austin.

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The High Five
7:23 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Deportation-Relief Program Protecting 4 Million Immigrants Will Not Launch Today

Immigration reform protesters walked up Congress Avenue toward the Texas Capitol on Feb. 22, 2013.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the president’s deportation-relief program was stalled, but local efforts resume; the state’s gay marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional in Travis County; the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile is stopping through Dallas; and more.

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Texas News
2:57 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Prosecution Rests In 'American Sniper' Murder Trial In Stephenville

Eddie Ray Routh enters Stephenville courtroom before the start of the his capital murder trial Tuesday.
Mike Stone Reuters

STEPHENVILLE-- Prosecutors have rested their case in the Texas trial of a former Marine accused of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man.

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Texas News
1:23 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Recap: State Of The State 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott gives his first State of the State address today in Austin.
Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott gave his first State of the State address at 11 a.m. today from the Capitol. The Texas governor discussed several agenda items including education, road improvements and border security, among others. 

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Texas News
12:34 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Bullet Train Backers Narrow Down Route From Houston To Dallas

Texas Central wants to model the Dallas-to-Houston bullet train after this Japanese version. It travels at more than 200 mph.
Texas Central Railway

Texas Central High-Speed Railway -- the company that wants to build a bullet train between Houston and Dallas -- has settled on one recommended route.

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Texas News
9:12 am
Tue February 17, 2015

US To Appeal Ruling Blocking Obama Immigration Plan

President Obama's executive action on immigration was blocked Monday by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas.
White House/Wikimedia

WASHINGTON--The Justice Department will appeal a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, the White House said Tuesday.

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The High Five
7:18 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott To Tackle ‘Bread-And-Butter’ Issues In First State Of The State

Greg Abbott gives his first State of the State address as governor today in Austin.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Greg Abbott gives his first State of the State address today; Lance Armstrong owes $10 million to a Dallas company; it’s No Car Week in DFW; and more.

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Texas News
9:57 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Key Issues As 'American Sniper' Trial Continues In Texas

Trial resumes Monday in Stephenville for the man accused of killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the movie "American Sniper."
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- After several days of evidence focused on the mental health of the former Marine accused in the fatal shootings of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend, the trial of Eddie Ray Routh is set to resume Monday in Texas.

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The High Five
7:19 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Winter Weather Starts The Week In North Texas

Light freezing drizzle is expected this morning over the northern and western parts of North Texas, the National Weather Service says.
National Weather Service

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Winter temperatures return; the state Supreme Court rejects $750 million from BP; the city of Denton bans texting; and more.

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Texas News
6:30 am
Mon February 16, 2015

'We Are All One': North Texan Muslims Remember Chapel Hill Victims

On Friday, North Texas Muslims gathered in downtown Dallas to remember the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting. 

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