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In Shadow Of Texas Gas Drilling Sites, Health Fears Escalate

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Next to a North Texas day care center is a site where Total Energies is pumping for natural gas. The French energy giant wants to drill three new wells on the property next to the center, which serves mainly Black and Latino children. For the families of the children and for others nearby, it’s a prospect fraught with fear and anxiety.
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Toasted Yolk Cafe coming to Highland Village

The Toasted Yolk Cafe will open a new location in Highland Village soon. The small chain has several restaurants in the Houston area, and has plans to open more than dozen more, including eight in North Texas. The only one coming soon to Denton County will be at 3020 Justin Road, the old IHOP restaurant location. It’s expected to open next year.
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Irving Animal Shelter cuts hours, as labor shortage continues

Irving Animal Services will close its shelter three days a week because of a staffing shortage. The new schedule, which goes into effect Wednesday, will only apply to its public operating hours. Animals in the shelter will still receive daily care. Animal Services officers will continue responding to calls seven days a week, including after-hour emergencies.

January 6th Protestor to Run for Texas House

(WBAP/KLIF) — A North Texas man, arrested for participating in the January 6th capital protests, is running for political office. Mark Middleton has filed paperwork to challenge incumbent Texas House Republican David Spiller in House District 68. The 52-year-old faces federal charges for pushing against a barricade and grabbing a...

20-foot Christmas tree arrives at Texas State Capitol for holidays

AUSTIN, Texas – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Texas State Capitol. Staff with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department drove a giant Virginia Pine tree to Austin Monday morning for display at the Capitol. Mamie III (pronounced: MAY-me) is the name of the tree, which...

North Texans Are Better Prepared For An Unwanted Holiday Guest

Back in December 2019, there were rumblings among the healthcare community of a problem. It was regarding an outbreak of a virus in China that was making its way to Europe. At best, it garnered a small item in the back page of some major American newspapers. It sounded like a case of the flu. Besides it was on the other side of the world. But by March that situation had drastically changed with the virus finding its way to this country. The “bug” was now the lead stories resulting in such things as masks, thermometers, gloves, hand sanitizers and cleaning agents becoming scarce.