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Arlington Azle Bedford
Benbrook Colleyville Crowley
Euless Everman Fort Worth
Grapevine Haltom City Haslet
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Chikungunya virus confirmed in Tarrant County
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:17:04 -0700

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Public health officials in Tarrant County have confirmed the North Texas county's first case of chikungunya (chicken-GUN'-yuh) virus disease.

1st case of new mosquito virus recorded in Fort Worth
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:26:49 -0700

Public health officials in Tarrant County have confirmed the North Texas county's first case of chikungunya (chicken-GUN'-yuh) virus disease.

State officials approve historical racing in Texas
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:02:04 -0700

Texas Racing Commissioners approved rule changes that could allow slot machine-like machines in racetracks across the state.

Dallas County Claims 20 Spots On Texas' List Of Most Congested Roadways
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:21:48 -0700

Harris and Dallas counties have the dubious honor of claiming the most spots in the state's latest list of the 100 most congested roadways in Texas.

‘In God We Trust’ Added To Texas Tax Collection Stationary, Debate Ensues
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:58:52 -0700

A Texas tax collector in Tarrant County added “four simple words” to his office stationary – “In God We Trust,” and sparked a nationwide debate. Those opposed to the added phrase feel tax collector Ron Wright violated the separation of church and state by including the statement. In God We Trust is also emblazoned on

Man indicted in beating death of former Tarrant judge
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:32:28 -0700

A 28-year-old Lubbock man is accused of killing Steven Charles Wallace, 61.

Doctors Want North Texans To Know Dangers Of Chikungunya
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:10:36 -0700

A health alert has been issued in North Texas, as Tarrant County diagnoses its first case of Chikungunya fever. Health workers want people who might be traveling to know the dangers of bringing the virus back to the area.

Texas judge halfway through courthouse tour
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:35:46 -0700

Jeff Boyd, Texas Supreme Court justice, is on a mission to take a photograph of himself in front of the state's 254 courthouses.

Commissioners OK Betting on Historical Horse Races
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:18:41 -0700

Updated Aug. 29, 2:15 p.m.: The Texas Racing Commission is moving forward with a plan to install historical racing machines at racetracks in the state despite opposition from a Fort Worth lawmaker.

‘People Are Almost Afraid to Mention God’: Taxman Prints ‘In God We Trust’ on County Mail
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:37:50 -0700

TARRANT COUNTY, Texas – A tax collector in Texas has decided to print the motto ‘In God We Trust’ on outgoing office stationery, generating both support and opposition over the usage of the statement. Tarrant County tax assessor and collector Ron Wright told reporters recently that he has been contemplating printing the nation’s motto on […]