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The Importance Of Independence

This is the 237th anniversary of the Declaration Of Independence from British rule. And as we celebrate July 4th, I am reminded of what that document means to me.

07/02/2013

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More Troopers On Patrol For Drunk Drivers This July 4th

While the Independence Day holiday isn’t until next week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is gearing up to put more highway patrol officers, conducting more drunk driving patrols.

CBSDFW.COM–06/26/2013

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Best Places To Watch Fireworks In DFW

The options for places to take the family for fireworks can seem endless. But here are a few of the best places in the DFW area to welcome Independence Day with a bang.

06/21/2013

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Best July 4th Parties In DFW

There will be July 4th celebrations going on all over the Metroplex, featuring some of the best live bands and the largest fireworks displays in Texas.

06/20/2013

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Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.

07/04/2012

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Local Firework Sales Didn’t Pop This Year

As burn bans went up in more Texas counties, so did the most recent local rainfall totals, on the front doors of Nelson’s Fireworks in Roanoke.

07/04/2011

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Harvard Study: Kids At July 4 Events More Likely To Side With GOP

A Harvard study of voters suggests those who attended July 4 events as children are more likely than others to side with the Republican party later in life.

07/04/2011

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Johnson County, A Refuge For Fireworks Among Burn Bans

Burn bans across many North Texas counties will make it difficult for residents to use fireworks this Independence Day. Johnson County is one of those counties, however selling and shooting fireworks is still allowed in unincorporated areas and designated zones.

07/03/2011

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Part 2: Ultimate 4th of July Playlist, Modern

Whether you’re planning a barbeque, fireworks-viewing party or road trip, we’ve got your patriotic soundtrack covered! America’s countryside, cities, freedom and flag have been the inspiration for countless songwriters. Many of the U.S.’s most distinctive […]

06/13/2011

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10 Red, White & Blue Food Ideas

America’s traditional colors are red, white and blue, and you can take your Fourth of July picnic, barbeque or pool party to the next level by serving Independence Day themed cuisine! All of these easy-to-make […]

06/13/2011

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Part 1: Ultimate 4th of July Playlist, The Classics

Whether you’re planning a barbeque, fireworks-viewing party or road trip, we’ve got your patriotic soundtrack covered! America’s countryside, cities, freedom and flag have been the inspiration for countless songwriters. Many of the U.S.’s most distinctive […]

06/13/2011

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