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4th of July

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Fourth Of July Travel: What To Expect And How To Prepare

With 41 million Americans expected to travel this year, highways and airports will be packed with travelers looking to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.

06/30/2014

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Businesses Praise Rainfall At Lake Granbury

Heaven sent — that’s how business owners near Lake Granbury describe the downpours North Texas saw this week. Without the rain July 4th would have been a bust, but now they’re expecting fireworks.

CBSDFW.COM–06/27/2014

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Best Fourth Of July Parties In DFW

The Fourth of July means cookouts, outdoor fun and, of course, fireworks. To help you make your plans, here are some of the best Fourth of July parties in DFW.

06/26/2014

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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

Celebrating America’s birthday can be a big affair. This CBS Local ultimate Fourth Of July party guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

06/12/2014

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Tickets Required This Year For Addison’s Kaboom Town

Admission is still free, but for the first time you will need a ticket to get into Addison’s annual fireworks event, Kaboom Town.

06/09/2014

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Celebrations Keep Texas Firefighters Busy

Fire crews are reporting a rash of grass and other fires in many areas of Texas caused by fireworks lit as part of Fourth of July celebrations.

CBS 11–07/05/2013

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More Troopers On Patrol For Drunk Drivers This July 4th

While the Independence Day holiday isn’t until next week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is gearing up to put more highway patrol officers, conducting more drunk driving patrols.

CBSDFW.COM–06/26/2013

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Best Places To Watch Fireworks In DFW

The options for places to take the family for fireworks can seem endless. But here are a few of the best places in the DFW area to welcome Independence Day with a bang.

06/21/2013

4th of July food

4th Of July Party Essentials

Creating a memorable family gathering for the Fourth doesn’t have to be fussy or complicated. Here’s how to set a sizzling table, serve a crowd-pleasing meal, and keep everyone entertained with minimal effort or hassle.

06/17/2013

Star Spangled Table

Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

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Dealing With Fireworks And Frightened Animals

Each year animal shelters report an increase in lost animals after the 4th of July. A PETA spokesperson suggests easy ways to keep your pets safe during the festivities.

07/04/2012

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4th Of July “No Refusal Weekend” Begins Tonight

As a part of the 4th of July “No Refusal” Weekend, anyone suspected of driving or boating while intoxicated, and who refuses to submit to a breathalyzer test, will have a search warrant issued against them for police to take a blood specimen.

07/03/2012

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