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ERCOT: Peak-Hour Energy Demand Rising More Slowly

The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says demand for electric power isn’t growing as fast as previously thought – even during the hottest summer hours.

02/28/2014

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6 Lancaster Elementary School Students Allege Abuse By Teacher

Six Lancaster Elementary School students questioned by district police officers reported physical abuse at the hands of a teacher.

09/13/2013

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5 Activities To Do Before The Leaves Start To Fall

With autumn around the corner many people are desperately clutching to the remaining days of summer. Take some time to indulge in these five summer activities to ease the seasonal transition.

08/12/2013

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Summer Heat Causing A Wave Of Car Problems In North Texas

The high summer temperatures are causing many cars to break down across the metroplex. It’s a dangerous side effect for drivers, many of whom find themselves stranded dangerously on the side of the road.

08/08/2013

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Meals On Wheels Provides More Than Food During Brutal Summer Heat

Volunteers at Tarrant County Meals on Wheels say they see the same scene play itself out almost every summer: an elderly person suffering through unimaginable heat in their home

08/07/2013

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Struggling To Stay Cool In The North Texas Heat

Not everyone has access to the cooling waters of a splash park and pool. For many people, battling the heat is a matter of life and death.

08/06/2013

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August 10 Is Top Day For Home Burglaries

According to a recent report from Allstate Insurance Company, there are more home burglaries committed across Texas on August 10 than any other day throughout the year.

08/06/2013

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Texans Asked To Share Drought Photos

State agencies dealing with the lingering Texas drought have invited people to share their photographs online through Flickr, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms.

08/05/2013

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High School Football Players Practice At Night

The high school football season officially kicked off early Monday morning, while many North Texans were sleeping.

08/05/2013

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Heat Illness Rising With Summer Temperatures

Some outdoor workers are much closer to heat illness than they think.

08/02/2013

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Baby Elephant Cools Off In Kiddie Pool

The youthful fascination for child visitors to the Fort Worth zoo was enhanced this week when zoo officials added a child’s inflatable pool to the elephants’ enclosure. Baby elephant Belle is taking full advantage of her new pool; cooling off and entertaining zoo guests.

08/01/2013

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Dallas Arboretum Admission Only $1 In August

The Dallas Arboretum is a great way to pass the time when temperatures are over 100 degrees. And all through the month of August, admission is only $1.

08/01/2013

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