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The Astrodome in Houston. (credit: David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

Outside Ramps To Astrodome Set For Demolition

Four circular pedestrian ramp towers outside the Houston Astrodome are set for demolition next month while the fate of the entire aging and unused structure remains uncertain.

11/26/2013

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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

La Joya Apartments. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

City Fighting To Demolish Blighted Apartment Complex

After a year of legal wrangling, hundreds of code violation citations and tens of thousand of dollars in fines issued, the City of Arlington is preparing to demolish an apartment complex it says is dangerous to anyone living in or around it.

CBS 11–10/29/2013

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Traffic Delays, Detours Expected Due To Tarrant County Bridge Demolitions

Two Tarrant County bridges are coming down this weekend and it could mean detours and delays that could put a damper on your weekend plans.

10/25/2013

The Astrodome in Houston. (credit: David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

Exterior Portions Of Astrodome Set For Demolition

The transformation of Houston’s Astrodome begins next week when work crews prepare to demolish exterior portions of the landmark stadium.

10/04/2013

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City Of Fort Worth Demolished Wrong Home For A Second Time

Fort Worth officials say the city has ceased all demolition operations until it can figure out how two buildings that were not supposed to be demolished were torn down by a contractor despite city oversight.

CBS 11–08/22/2013

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2 Homes Wrongly Razed In Fort Worth

A North Texas city has halted demolitions of substandard structures after two houses wrongly were demolished this summer.

08/22/2013

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City Subcontractor Demolished Wrong House

A city subcontracted demolition crew took down the wrong house in the 9700 block of Watercress Drive. The crews apparently demolished the house next door to what was the original targeted property.

07/16/2013

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Verbal Fireworks At Capitol Hill Hearing Over Deadly Explosion In West

Experts blamed lax regulations and a patchwork of safety standards with many large holes for leading to the fertilizer plant explosion last April that killed 15 people in West.

CBS 11–06/27/2013

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Texas Lawmakers Request Changes After West Explosion

Two months to the day after the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people, Texas lawmakers say they’re in no rush to propose tougher regulations or laws to prevent the tragedy from happening again.

06/17/2013

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Volunteers Demolish Buildings Damaged In West Explosion

Nearly two months ago, the West Fertilizer Plant exploded. The blast leveled a large part of the city. Thursday, workers started tearing down one of the large buildings damaged in the disaster

CBSDFW.COM–06/13/2013

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walk among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded  on April 17, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Tears, Hugs In West As Large-Scale Demolitions Begin

The West First Baptist Church is paying the bill, using $200,000 in donations received from people across the state and nation to bring down the damaged homes.

05/29/2013

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