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Nolan Ryan, the Hall of Famer known for his red-hot right arm, fiery personality and management savvy, is retiring as the chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers at the end of October, the team announced Thursday.

He had a few tough months in the front office. Last March, the Rangers stripped Ryan of his team president title, leading many to believe that he would leave the team. Many observers said he was being forced out.

Ryan served as Rangers president in 2008 before becoming chief executive officer in 2011. Ryan, who played for the Rangers from 1989 to 1993, threw a record seven no-hitters during his Major League career.

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No matter which way Boy Scout delegates vote this week on banning gay members, a local leader says troops may be impacted.

We caught up with Cubmaster James Maddux at the Rangers game Sunday during Boy Scouts of America weekend.

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Opening day brought waves of emotion Friday for Texas Rangers fans -- from a somber first pitch to a chorus of boos to a late-inning rally over a bitter rival.

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Five stories North Texas is talking about: Rangers convo cheats; tracking the jobless; mules and gorillas.

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The University of Texas at Austin website reports that all buildings on campus are being evacuated. 

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Overnight rain flooded many low-lying streets and highways across North Texas. As of 10am, 19 rural Collin County roads were closed due to high water.

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Texas is asking a federal panel weighing its photo ID requirement for voters to allow it to challenge the constitutionality of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.

Dallas, TX – It's do or die for the Texas Rangers tonight after losing Game Six in the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals, 10-9 in the 11th inning. KERA's BJ Austin says downtown Dallas Rangers fans are disappointed, but optimistic the Trophy will be coming to North Texas.

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Dallas, TX – Game Six of the World Series will be played Thursday night after a "rain-out" Wednesday. KERA's BJ Austin says because of the postponement, fans have an extra day to get decked-out in Rangers shirts and hats!

Business has been good the past couple of weeks at the Rangers Store in uptown Dallas. Brad Linum came during his lunch break to buy a birthday gift for his girlfriend: an Ian Kinsler jersey. And he wanted to see what "new" Rangers stuff is in the pipeline.

Dallas, TX – The Rangers and Cardinals will NOT play Game Six of the World Series tonight in St. Louis. Because of rain, the game is postponed until tomorrow night.

In downtown Dallas, decked out in Rangers shirts, Corbin Gammill and Rick Reyna say it's hard to wait when the Rangers are one game away from being World Series champs.

Gammill: It may make my blood pressure go up a little bit.

Reyna: I'm ready to go over there and get it over with and bring the trophy home.

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Dallas, TX – Game Five of the World Series tonight is the final home game for the Texas Rangers.

Last night, the Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 behind some brilliant pitching from left-hander Derek Holland. Tonight, it's Ranger C.J. Wilson on the mound against the Cardinals' Chris Carpenter.

Mac Engle with the Fort Worth Star Telegram says that matchup favors St. Louis.

The Rangers bring the World Series home to Arlington Saturday for Game Three with the St. Louis Cardinals. Rangers fans are eager for a "home" win. But, as KERA's BJ Austin reports it'll take more than cheering in the stands. It'll take "physics" on the field.

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