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City of Fort Worth

Pressure Is On Fort Worth City Leaders Over Proposed Budget

Fort Worth has a plan to avoid understaffed fire houses due to budget cuts without more money or manpower.

09/10/2013

Hundreds of flyers are being mailed to Fort Worth city hall in opposition of proposed budget cuts (Photo Joel Thomas, CBS 11 News

Citizens Weigh In On Fort Worth Budget Battle

A budget battle in Fort Worth has flooded city hall with letters, e-mails and calls. The source of the outcry is either an educational campaign or a scare tactic depending on who you ask.

09/03/2013

Firefighter boots are seen on the ground. (credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Firefighters Battling Budget Cuts

Firefighters in Fort Worth are turning to former chiefs to help convince city leaders that cost-cutting in their department would come with dangerous consequences.

08/27/2013

Photo Credit: Simon & Schuster

Bethenny Frankel’s 8 Questions To Ask When Traveling On A Budget

Bethenny Frankel shares an excerpt from Skinnygirl Solutions. If you’re traveling on a budget, first ask yourself these eight questions.

08/22/2013

Fort Worth Firefighter Patch (credit: Fort Worth Fire Dept.)

Emergency Crews Concerned Budget Cuts Will Effect Response Time

Budget cuts have emergency crews worried about how it will affect their ability to quickly respond to emergencies. In this case, the old adage of time is money has been flipped. Money is time.

CBS 11–08/15/2013

City of Fort Worth

Proposed Fort Worth Budget Trims $50 Mil Over Next Year

The budget would do away with 36 vacant jobs in the Fire Department and 46 vacant jobs in the Police Department. The city will layoff 16 people in the Planning Department as part of a reorganization.

08/13/2013

(credit: MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Back To School Fashions On A Budget

It’s time for the back to school tug of war. Kids want all the latest fashions and parents want to help keep costs under control.

CBS 11–08/12/2013

Students relax on the lawns of a university campus. (credit: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)

Helping College Freshman Avoid The Biggest 3 Mistakes

August is in full swing and that means school is about to start. As incoming freshman and parents experience new situations, there’s an increased likelihood of making mistakes. Check out the big 3!

CBSDFW.COM–08/07/2013

disd

Growing Tension At DISD Despite Budget Approval

Dallas ISD staff members will receive their first pay raise in three years in 2014 under a new budget approved by trustees.

06/28/2013

Texas State Capitol

Source: Texas Lawmakers Reach Deal On State Budget

Texas lawmakers reached a deal Friday on a two-year spending plan that would restore $3.93 billion to public schools and clear the way for taking $2 billion from the state’s rainy day fund for water projects, according to a state official close the negotiations.

05/17/2013

Texas State Capitol

Democrats Say They’ll Counter Texas Budget Offer

A final deal on a new Texas budget remains elusive despite Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst saying that both sides had settled the key issues.

05/17/2013

The top of a Form 1040 individual income tax return is seen atop a stack of papers. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Texas House Shifts Focus To Tax Breaks

The Texas House will begin slowly and selectively whittling down the state business tax this week, as Republicans work to make good on a promise to cut taxes.

05/06/2013

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