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Texas Officials Investigate Death Of 11-Foot Gator

The body of an 11-foot alligator has been found in North Texas, between Lake Worth and Eagle Mountain Lake, and state game officials will help investigate the death.


American Airlines Center, Dallas

Dallas Boosting Development With Tax Increment Financing

Dallas City Hall thinks taxpayer financing for property owners near the American Airlines Center will be a good deal—not just for those property owners, but for taxpayers and for small businesses across the Trinity River.



Senior Citizen Turns To Social Media In Dallas Gas Drilling Fight

The city of Dallas is still weeks away from having the council formally set guidelines for gas drilling inside city limits. But a senior citizen who is unusually social media savvy is among a group of concerned people lobbying the city to take a conservative approach.


A traffic sign pointing to a pedestrian crossing. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Arches In Place For Fort Worth Pedestrian Bridge

Huge cranes have been used to lift arch beams into place across the Trinity River for a new pedestrian bridge in Fort Worth.


Chopper 11 Photo of the Columbia Packing Company in Dallas

Packing Plant Officially Has Slaughterhouse Closed By City

Late Wednesday the city of Dallas Board of Adjustment formally closed the slaughterhouse operation at a controversial meat packing plant in Oak Cliff.


Tony Weathers, XX, died trying to cross the Trinity River during the 15th 'Original Mud Run' event in Fort Worth on April 14, 2012. (Credit: Texas DPS)

Safety Claims Debated After Mud Run Participant Dies

Organizers of the adventure race where a competitor died this weekend defended their safety measures Monday while participants reported chaos along the stretch where the 30-year-old man died.


The location of LaGrave Field, where an Original Mud Run participant died. (Credit: Google Maps)

Original Mud Run Participant Dies During Fort Worth Event

A participant in the annual Original Mud Run slipped while traversing the Trinity River and was pulled under and died, Fort Worth Fire Dept. spokesman Timothy Hardeman said.


Thousands flocked to the opening celebration on March 3, 2012 of West Dallas’s new link with downtown, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. (Credit: Andrea Lucia/KTVT)

Thousands Visit Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Opening Celebration

Thousands flocked to the opening celebration Saturday of West Dallas’s new link with downtown, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.


Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Photo by CBS 11's Jay Gormley

Dallas’ Margaret Hunt Hill “Signature” Bridge Opens

The bridge is an economic and symbolic link to downtown. As workers rushed to prepare for tonight’s private dinner and concert, city manager Mary Suhm tells us work on a second signature bridge is underway.


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Fort Worth Carjacking Ends With Car Upside-Down In Trinity River

The chase to capture a carjacking suspect came to end when the suspect plunged some 30 feet into the Trinity River.


Chopper 11 Photo of the Columbia Packing Company in Dallas

Dallas City Councilman Looks For More Info About Meatpacking Plant

Dallas city council member Dwaine Caraway wants to know more about the Columbia Packing Company, the Oak Cliff company accused of dumping pig blood into the Trinity River.


Man Jumps In Trinity

Man Flees From Dallas Police By Jumping In Trinity River

Authorities say a man in his twenties eluded police by jumping in the Trinity River while fleeing from officers who were responding to a burglary of a motor vehicle report Monday afternoon.