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A person using a mobile phone touch screen keypad to write a text message. (credit: Oslan Rahman/AFP/GettyImages)

North Texas Court Dismisses Case Against ‘Sexting’ Teacher

Most people believe the exchange of sexually explicit text messages between a teacher and student should not be happening and is probably against the law. But a North Texas court has ruled that some ‘sexting’ is actually free speech and protected by the law.

CBSDFW.COM–02/25/2014

The letters BP, inscribed in sand and oil by a Greenpeace activist, are shown on a beach at the mouth of the Mississippi River on May 17, 2010 in near Venice, Louisiana. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Ex-BP Engineer, Texan Convicted On One Obstruction Charge

The first criminal trial produced by the Justice Department’s sweeping probe of BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ended Wednesday with a jury convicting a drilling engineer of trying to obstruct investigators by deleting text messages from his cellular phone.

12/18/2013

Allen teenager Emily Rayyan Stambaugh was killed in a single car crash that police believe was the result of texting and driving. (credit: Allen Police Dept.)

Police Believe Allen Teen Was Texting Before Deadly Crash

A preliminary investigation has led one North Texas police department to believe a crash that took the life of a high school student may have been the result of texting while driving.

CBSDFW.COM–11/08/2013

A person using a mobile phone touch screen keypad to write a text message. (credit: Oslan Rahman/AFP/GettyImages)

Experts Seeing More Instances Of Sleep Texting

You’ve heard of sleep walking? Try sleep texting. No joke — experts say they’re seeing more and more people complaining about it.

CBS 11–09/18/2013

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Is Texting Ruining The Art Of Conversation?

Statistics show that, these days, many people with cell phones prefer texting over a phone call. It’s not always young people, though the data indicates that the younger you are, the more likely you are to prefer texting.

06/04/2012

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State Summit Addresses Need For Texting & Driving Ban

The man in charge of the nation’s transportation system is taking aim at Texas and more than a dozen other states that don’t have bans on texting and driving.

04/26/2012

A Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus sits at a bus station in downtown Dallas. (credit: Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

For Customers, DART Police Just A Text Away

Public transit users in the Dallas area will have another way to summon help. On Friday, DART patrons can begin texting to reach police.

04/05/2012

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UNT Student Competes In Nat’l Texting Championship

A University of North Texas student is in New York City preparing to compete in the fifth annual LG U.S. National Texting Championship. Sarah Wood is one of just 12 other “texters” competing.

10/26/2011

A woman talks on a cell phone as she drives. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

TxDOT Launches Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

In 2009 alone, distracted drivers caused more than 100,000 Texas crashes. To help combat the problem, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is launching the “Talk. Text. Crash.” campaign.

CBSDFW.COM–03/31/2011

A girl uses a cell phone to send a text message. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts Warn About Making Text Message Donations

Making a charitable donation using your cell phone is quick and easy. But scam artists are hard at work dreaming up new ways to take advantage of your giving mood.

CBSDFW.COM–03/13/2011

A couple embrace as they take a photograph of themselves. (credit: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images)

State Legislation Aims To Better Prosecute ‘Sexting’

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is throwing his support behind a bill filed aimed at stopping sexting. Right now the only way to prosecute teens for sexting is under existing child pornography laws.

KRLD–02/07/2011

Hang Up In School Zones To Save Money

The statewide ban on hand held cell phones in school zones resumes August 23.

08/11/2010

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