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‘Urban Land Bank’ Offers Dallas Residents The American Dream

A City of Dallas project has city leaders hoping to bring a fresh outlook to neighborhoods battling the telltale signs of urban decay. The ‘Urban Land Bank’ program offers vacant lots and tax-seized properties at bargain basement prices.

CBS 11–07/08/2014

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More Texas Families Seeking Assistance Paying Heating Bills

The temperature may be plunging but that also means a lot of electric bills are skyrocketing. The harsh winter has forced more North Texans than ever to seek financial assistance or face having their heat cut off.

CBSDFW.COM–02/07/2014

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)

Legal Expert: City of West’s Lawsuit “Difficult Case To Win”

The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the fertilizer company that exploded and its supplier, but an environmental law attorney says it will be a difficult case.

CBS 11–06/24/2013

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

City Of West Files Lawsuit Against West Fertilizer Company

The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the West Fertilizer Company late Friday afternoon, in the wake of the April 17 explosion that killed 15 people and injured 200.

CBS 11–06/21/2013

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FEMA Denies Assistance To West After Deadly Explosion

The small city of West that was rocked by a powerful and deadly explosion is being jolted again: This time by FEMA.

06/12/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

Requirements Vary For FEMA Disaster Assistance

The individual victims of the West explosion are getting help. But the announcement that FEMA has denied disaster money, to help rebuild infrastructure destroyed in April’s fertilizer plant explosion, directly affects the city’s request for help.

CBS 11–06/12/2013

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Resources Running Low For North Texas Tornado Victims

Many of the North Texas tornado victims in the cities of Cleburne and Granbury had their homes and belongings destroyed by the twisters that touched down earlier this month. Now, as communities try to rebuild, resources are growing thin.

CBSDFW.COM–05/30/2013

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Free Fire Station Breast Screenings Helping North Texans

People don’t usually think of fire stations as a normal place to go for a breast cancer screenings, but four North Texas women are glad they stopped by one firehouse.

CBSDFW.COM–10/12/2012

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