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North Texas Tax Office Adopts ‘In God We Trust’ Motto
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:21 -0700

The phrase is already on your money. The Tarrant County tax assessor thought it was fitting it should be on his office paperwork. The national motto, “In God We Trust,” is now printed on the back of tax office envelopes.

Texas school marshals: Armed and covert, but will they help?
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:40:48 -0700

Texas trains its first class of school marshals in a bid to ensure a quick response to life-threatening situations in schools. Some critics question the concept, but say it's a step above letting any school employee with a permit carry a gun into a school.

Tarrant County measles case has possible Dallas County connections
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:57:46 -0700

A Tarrant County man has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas, where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus.

Officials Investigating Sudden Rise In Cyclospora Infection Cases
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:13:36 -0700

Tarrant County has seen eight cases over the last month alone; 61 people have come down with the stomach bug across Texas.

Tarrant County Resident Tests Positive For Measles
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:51:57 -0700

A Northeast Tarrant County resident has tested positive for Measles after traveling outside of the state.

Measles case reported in Tarrant County
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:55:44 -0700

TARRANT COUNTY -- Tarrant County Public Health officials say a North Texas resident has tested positive for measles. The highly-contagious disease was reportedly contracted by a person who traveled outside the state. News 8 has learned they were at a softball tournament in Kansas over the 4th of July weekend where more than 29 other people were also exposed to measles. The disease causes a runny ...

Surge of intestinal illness in Tarrant County
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:40:13 -0700

Tarrant County Public Health issued a warning Monday about an outbreak of Cyclosporiasis , a foodborne illness caused by a microscopic parasite  that leads to severe intestinal problems. Tarrant County said there has been a spike in cases during July. Prior to this month, there were just eight cases reported in the State of Texas, and Tarrant County had seen just one. But there are now 69 ...

Texan gets measles after softball event in Kansas
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:21:36 -0700

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus. Tarrant County Public Health officials in Fort Worth on Wednesday announced a resident tested positive for measles after ...

TWC awards $4.5 million to Texas A&M for adult education center
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:46:16 -0700

A new two-year Texas Workforce Commission contract for $4.5 million granted to the Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning (TCALL) in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University will provide new resources for educators of GED preparation and English as a second language classes for adults across the state.

Texan Gets Measles After Wichita Softball Event
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:49 -0700

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus.