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Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Citizens Argue For, Against Dallas Fracking Ordinance

The proposed Dallas ordinance is relatively restrictive and went through months of arguments with the Plan Commission. The biggest unresolved issues are the setbacks between wells or between wells and homes.

12/04/2013

Dallas City Hall at night (CBSDFW photo by Jay Gormley)

City Of Dallas Mulls Same-Sex Marriage Questions

City staff clearly thinks same-sex marriage is coming in spite of a state constitutional amendment prohibiting it. Still, it was discussed as if it is the wave of the future before the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee..

12/02/2013

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City Council Considering $200 Million Stoplight Solution

Dallas’ stoplight signal system is on life support. Drivers may feel like they hit four of every five lights red; but the truth is four of every five traffic lights in Dallas are past their useful life.

CBS 11–11/20/2013

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House Wrongly Demolished After City Auction Purchase

Dallas City Hall has been targeting vacant, boarded up homes. It’s all in effort to clean up south Dallas. Some homes have been demolished, and others sold. But CBS 11 News found one case where the city accidentally did both.

CBSDFW.COM–11/13/2013

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I-Team Investigation Prompts Mayor To Reimburse Airport

For most of us, a nice night out might cost a $100 or so. But how does $7,000 on dinner sound? The expense referenced took place in South Korea and some of the recipients were DFW Airport Board members and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

CBS 11–11/06/2013

Illegally dumped fluorescent light bulbs. (credit: City of Dallas)

Dallas Residents Urged To Get Checked For Mercury Exposure

The City of Dallas is urging some residents near a local park to get checked for possible mercury exposure.

CBS 11–10/04/2013

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Building Inspectors With Degrees Needed In Dallas

The population of Dallas is growing. Housing is expanding. Trade inspector vacancies are on the rise.

08/19/2013

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Dallas City Audit Coordinator Appreciates Working For Government

David Henley feels very satisfied every day working to better Dallas’s communities through housing.

07/22/2013

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Southwest Apologizes For Love Field Noise Increase

A Southwest Airlines executive apologized Thursday night to residents upset with an increase in noise from jets at Love Field.

07/12/2013

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DART Board Votes On New Downtown Tourist Shuttle Service

DART could start a new shuttle bus service in downtown this summer. On Monday the Transportation and Environment Council Committee was briefed on the $1.2 million Downtown Dallas Shuttle Project.

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2013

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Dallas Considering Changing Garage Sale Ordinance

Getting a permit from the City of Dallas to have a garage sale could soon be cheaper and easier, for some people. This week Dallas City Council will be discussing a new ordinance that would ease current fees and restrictions.

CBSDFW.COM–05/13/2013

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Manager Of Dallas Program Indicted For Misusing Funds

A Dallas County grand jury indicted the manager of a City of Dallas program Thursday morning for allegedly misusing between $1,500 and $20,000 in public funds.

CBS 11–04/11/2013

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