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New Cedar Hill ‘Collegiate Pathway’ Schools Encourage Higher Education

Starting in the fall of 2015, Cedar Hill ISD will open what they’re calling ‘Collegiate Pathway’ schools that will begin with Pre-K.

11/18/2014

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Ray Rice Video Increases Domestic Violence Awareness, Not Donations

As Ray Rice fights to get his job back, domestic abuse shelters in North Texas are fighting to find the money to provide services to victims.

11/05/2014

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Church Pastor Behind Bars, Accused Of Abusing Boy

A former associate pastor of a church in Crandall, southeast of Dallas, is behind bars accused of indecency with a child.

09/16/2014

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Domestic Violence Shelters At Capacity… Again

The numbers, experts say, are staggering: one in four women will experience abuse in her lifetime. And safely escaping isn’t a simple task.

09/12/2014

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Non-Profit Turns Up “The Bling” To Raise Cancer Awareness

A North Texas based non-profit is turning up the ‘bling’ to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. The disease is often called the ‘silent killer’—taking the lives of some 15,000 women every year.

09/10/2014

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Don’t Ask “Why Did She Stay?” Say Domestic Violence Experts

It’s not uncommon for domestic violence victims to stay with or return to their abusers, says one local expert.

09/09/2014

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Dallas County Plans To Confiscate Guns From Abusers

Family violence left unchecked can and often does escalate—sometimes leading to deadly consequences. So, even the simplest of emotional math says adding weapons to anger is not a good idea.

08/27/2014

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Fort Worth Works To Keep Free After Hours Parking Downtown

The city of Fort Worth is working to keep free after hours parking for downtown patrons.

CBS 11–08/21/2014

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FBI: 80 Percent Of Police Officers Are Overweight

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation released a new statistic, which states 8 out of every 10 law enforcement members are overweight.

08/14/2014

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Allergy Sufferers Can’t Get A Break This Summer

There’s usually a silver lining to Texas’ hot, dry summers — no pollen and a break for seasonal allergy sufferers, but not this year.

07/29/2014

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Does Job Hopping Help The Economy?

Although economic indicators, such as new construction, housing and hiring are all steady, experts say many younger workers are reluctant to change jobs and chase the higher earnings that often accompany them.

07/16/2014

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Dallas Prepares To Provide Housing, Health Care For Immigrant Children

The tens of thousands of immigrant children who somehow make their way to America do so not knowing the language or what will happen next. But local leaders are calling on North Texans to put politics aside, and respond as parents.

06/30/2014

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