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AUSTIN, Texas — On Tuesday, Texas State Rep. Salman Bhojani (D-Euless) announced a bipartisan bill package he is calling the "Religious Freedom Agenda." Bhojani – one of the first Muslim lawmakers sworn into the Texas Legislature – was joined by Rep. Jacey Jetton (R-Richmond), several Democratic and Republican House members and leaders from different faith groups to introduce House Bill 1882, House Bill 1883 and House Bill 1884.
AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: The video published above was a VERIFY report from 2019 about Texas' "Robin Hood" system. A Texas lawmaker has filed a bill aimed at repealing the state's longstanding recapture system – commonly dubbed by some as "Robin Hood" – which was implemented in 1994.
TARRANT COUNTY, Texas — The new Election Integrity Task Force has been launched in Tarrant County. “We take the prospects of election fraud or anything to do with shenanigans involving elections very serious in this county,” Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn said. Waybourn, Tarrant County District Attorney Phil...
SAN ANTONIO — The move is souring U.S. efforts to simmer down tensions with China. Already, U.S. officials have been warning of national security concerns related to the app "TikTok" which is owned by a Chinese company. Now, Governor Greg Abbott wants to ban the app from most government issued devices in the state.
FORT WORTH, Texas — One of the most contentious issues in Fort Worth politics is how to improve policing. Fort Worth city council narrowly rejected a plan for a police oversight board in November. In December, the city watched as former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean was convicted...
AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott has announced he's implementing a ban of TikTok on all state-issued devices. On Monday, Gov. Abbott released his statewide model security plan for Texas state agencies to "address vulnerabilities presented by the use of TikTok and other software on personal and state-issued devices."
FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Worth city council considered a new proposal from Fort Worth Police Chief Neil Noakes on Tuesday. During a work session, Noakes proposed his idea for a community advisory board. “That’s how we hope to build trust… by showing accountability,” Noakes said.
FRISCO, Texas — Frisco City Council members held a public hearing for the community to voice their opinions on the possible Universal Studios theme park coming to the city. And voice their opinions they did. "This project really comes down to whether it is really for our residents or...
Record number of Texans just signed up for ACA health insurance, but many other Texans may soon lose their health coverage
DALLAS — Texas has long been a standout when it comes to health insurance – and not in a good way. This state has perennially led the country with the highest percentage and the highest total number of uninsured people. That distinction probably isn’t changing anytime soon, but...
KIPP Texas Public Schools is an open-enrollment, public, tuition-free charter school network of 59 schools with nearly 34-thousand students across the state. Eric Coleman, Regional Superintendent for KIPP Texas-Dallas Fort-Worth joins us to share what KIPP Texas offers students. For more information, visit KippTexas.org/apply.
DALLAS — We're not crying, you're crying. OK, we're all crying after watching this video posted by Southwest Airlines on Tuesday. The Dallas-based airline on Feb. 2 had a very special guest on a Love Field-bound plane: Kaya, a German Shepherd service dog who was taking her final flight.
CARROLLTON, Texas — Nine North Texas teenagers have overdosed, including three who died, from fentanyl pills tied to a drug house near R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, according to authorities. The names of the victims haven't been released by authorities, but details about the cases were revealed in...
DALLAS — You don’t have to be an Einstein to understand the theory of price relativity. You know how when you were paying $2.40 for a gallon of gasoline and then it went up to $2.89 you lost your mind? But when it kept rising to nearly $4 per gallon, that $2.89 price per gallon started looking like an absolute bargain.
DALLAS — (AP) — A 24-year-old man now linked to an unusual string of crimes that kept the Dallas Zoo on the lookout for missing animals told police that after he swiped two monkeys from their enclosure, he took them onto the city’s light rail system to make his getaway, court records show.
ALEDO, Texas — The Aledo Independent School District is delaying classes by two hours Wednesday due to a power outage at certain district facilities, including the transportation department, officials said. The outage happened after power lines were downed near Bailey Ranch Road. The outage is affecting Aledo facilities and...
DALLAS — Duran Duran is coming to North Texas for a 26-date North American arena tour for 2023, the band announced Wednesday. The Grammy Award-winning English band said they will play a show for its "The Future Past" tour at American Airlines Center on Saturday, June 10. Bastille and...
DALLAS — If you're hitting the roads Wednesday, take caution. High water areas were being reported on several roads in North Texas, as morning rain showers moved through the region. Water could be seen over the roadway at Interstate 30 and Interstate 45 in Dallas, a common area of...
PLANO, Texas — A fuel spill shut down U.S. 75 in Plano and backed up traffic for miles as crews worked to clean it up Tuesday morning. Plano Fire-Rescue crews shut down the highway around 10 a.m. at Spring Creek Parkway. Crews allowed the HOV lane to get by, but the main lanes remained closed for about two hours, reopening around noon.
DALLAS — This story originally appeared in the Dallas Business Journal, a WFAA news partner. The doubling of mortgage rates over the past year and the run-up of home prices amid the pandemic is a knockout combination for first-time and lower-income house-shoppers seeking an affordable home in the suburbs around Dallas-Fort Worth.
DALLAS — Dallas police are currently looking into reports of people posing as officers, and they want to make sure you don't fall for it. The department said there have been a few cases recently where people have put red and blue lights on their vehicles to cut through traffic and pull people over.