4th of July

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Check North Texas Lake Openings & Access For July 4th Weekend

Don’t put away your swimsuits, boats and life jackets just yet. Despite recent near-torrential rains and area flooding, the majority of North Texas lakes will be open this Independence Day weekend.

CBSDFW.COM–12 hours ago

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Uber Donating $1 To MADD For Every Pledge Not To Drive Drunk

The organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving is joining with Uber to try and stop people from getting behind the wheel drunk this July 4th weekend.

CBSDFW.COM–07/01/2015

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Experts: This 4th Of July Could Be The Deadliest Day In Years

We’re less than 48 hours away from the 4th of July holiday weekend and there’s an added incentive to drive with care.

CBSDFW.COM–07/01/2015

Sign explaining how fireworks are tough on combat veterans.
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Fireworks Bring Wrong Kind Of Boom For Combat Veterans

New yard signs read, “Combat veteran lives here. Please be courteous with fireworks.”

06/30/2015

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Terrorism Expert Addresses July 4th Warning

FBI’s July 4th warning should be taken seriously, but don’t change plans to celebrate.

06/28/2015

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Businesses On Area Lakes Making Flooding Adjustments

Dealing with days of rain and flooding means making adjustments for people who do business along North Texas lakes.

CBSDFW.COM–06/22/2015

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Picking A Good Watermelon — To Thump Or Not To Thump?

It’s a debate as old as the ages and a question we’ve all faced in the grocery store or on the side of the road when trying to pick a watermelon… to thump or not to thump?

CBSDFW.COM–06/22/2015

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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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