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A home in Dallas is set to be demolished on July 9, 2012, after being destroyed by fire on July 4, 2012. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Burned Dallas Home Gets Demolished

Wrecking crews demolished a house in the east Oak Cliff area of Dallas that was heavily damaged by fire on July 4. City officials said that the structure was unstable and dangerous.


Traffic along Interstate-30 in Dallas came to a halt as drivers stopped to watch a  fireworks display on July 4, 2012. (credit: Jay Gormley/KTVT/KTXA)

Drivers Stop I-30 Traffic To Watch Fair Park Fireworks

The fireworks display at Fair Park in Dallas caught the eyes of drivers along Interstate-30, many of whom stopped their vehicles on the highway to enjoy the show.


Actor Matthew McConaughey and his partner, Brazilian model Camila Alves, pose before leaving the Festival Palace following the screening of the film "Mud" presented in competition at the 65th Cannes film festival on May 26, 2012 in Cannes. (credit: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/GettyImages)

McConaughey & Alves Expecting 3rd Child

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have a baby on the way. The couple, who tied the knot last month, announced the news Wednesday on Twitter.


A man drinks a pint of beer on November 26, 2004 in Glasgow, Scotland. (credit: Chris Furlong/Getty Images)

‘Beer Goggles’ Show Drunk Driving Dangers

Many people across Texas will be celebrating Independence Day all week long, and that could lead to more trouble on the roads. That’s why TxDOT wants people to have a PASS.


The Dallas Wind Symphony performs live at the CBS 11 News studio. (credit: Dallas Wind Symphony)

Dallas Wind Symphony Performs Live!

The Dallas Wind Symphony stopped by the CBS 11 News studio to perform some patriotic songs for Independence Day. Check out their special live performance.


People walk as the early morning sun rises in the east. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Great DFW Weather For July 4 Fireworks

Weather across North Texas should be great for Independence Day fireworks, with warm and mostly dry conditions Tuesday and Wednesday nights before triple-digits during the weekend.


A general view of a fireworks display. (credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Montblanc)

Kaboom Town Features More Than Fireworks

Kaboom Town in Addison is known for its legendary Independence Day celebration, but the annual festivities stretch well beyond fireworks.


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Paper Maps Go Nostalgic Amid GPS Boom

More than 35 million Americans are expected to travel by car this Fourth of July, and a good chunk will probably reach for technology before they unfold — or try to refold — a paper road map.


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2.98 Million Texans Expected To Take July 4 Trips

AAA Texas expects nearly three million Texans to hit the road during the Fourth of July holiday period — Tuesday, July 3, through Sunday, July 8.


A wildfire burns dry grass. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas Wildfire Caution Urged With Fireworks

Texas drought conditions have improved this year, but the Texas Forest Service said that Fourth of July revelers should still practice caution with fireworks.


The sign on a fireworks stand. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

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.