Most talked about Fort Worth Star-Telegram stories

Small towns have big dreams in Texas football playoffs

star-telegram.com — Football is king across Texas, especially in small towns like Mineola, where "we're going to turn out the lights and roll up the sidewalks" to attend Thursday's state title game in Arlington.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @startelegram: In Mineola, Albany or Canadian -- if you’re not talking football, no one’s listening. bit.ly/13fMbCU #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/2Kj9VHjO4L

Murray looked good in practice, closer to playing vs. Colts

star-telegram.com — Running back Ryan Williams said there is no doubt in his mind that DeMarco Murray and his fractured hand play against the Colts

Lower gas prices can only help GM Arlington plant already working overtime

star-telegram.com — CBS Evening News visited GM's Arlington plant, which has benefitted as sales of large SUVs gained with falling gasoline prices.

DFW Airport expects 3.2 million passengers during Christmas travel season

star-telegram.com — Between Dec. 17 and Jan. 4, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport expects 3.2 million passengers, up 2.4 percent from last year.
Dec 18, 2014

DFW Airport expects 3.2 million passengers during Christmas travel season: Between Dec. 17 and Jan. 4, Dallas/... bit.ly/1AjOBxp

Mavericks knock off Pistons, complete Eastern road sweep

Twelve tales of Christmas

star-telegram.com — Celebrities share their favorite holiday memories and traditions, from trampling the lawns of Highland Park to granting a mother's gift wish.

Solving home-groan riddle would help Cowboys’ playoff hopes

Ready for Hillary?

Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

star-telegram.com — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @Grav1: 70 years after the fact: Judge rules 14-year-old boy shouldn't have been executed in South Carolina | star-telegram.com/news/nation-wo…

Dec 17, 2014

70 years after the fact: Judge rules 14-year-old boy shouldn't have been executed in South Carolina | star-telegram.com/news/nation-wo…

Cuban exile community divided over Obama changes

star-telegram.com — Some Cuban exiles in Miami are outraged, but others are elated that President Barack Obama secretly arranged prisoner exchanges with Cuban leader Raul Castro as part of an effort to normalize relations.

5th Circuit won't rehear Texas whooping crane case

star-telegram.com — The federal appeals court in New Orleans has voted 11-4 against reconsidering a ruling that Texas is not directly responsible for the deaths of 23 endangered whooping cranes and doesn't have to draw up a conservation plan balancing the interests of water users with the need to protect the big birds' habitat.

Texas man sentenced to death in revenge plot

star-telegram.com — A former justice of the peace in North Texas was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing a district attorney's wife in what prosecutors described as a revenge plot that left three people dead.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @Grav1: Updates: Eric Williams sentenced to death in North Texas revenge murder spree. star-telegram.com/news/nation-wo…

Dec 17, 2014

Updates: Eric Williams sentenced to death in North Texas revenge murder spree. star-telegram.com/news/nation-wo…

Bond between TCU, Patterson still peachy

TCU gives coach Gary Patterson contract extension

Early Christmas present: Gas below $2 a gallon

star-telegram.com — In the past few weeks, the price of gas has been dropping faster than a skinny Santa down a chimney because the global price of oil is in a state of free fall.

Southwest to operate 3,800 daily flights next summer

Dec 17, 2014

Southwest to operate 3,800 daily flights next summer: Southwest revealed its summer schedule, saying it will f... bit.ly/1GRiVQ2

Video: footage from turbulent American flight 280

star-telegram.com — Raw footage posted to Youtube on Wednesday shows the severe turbulence that hit American Airlines flight 280, injuring five people.
Dec 17, 2014

Video: footage from turbulent American flight 280: Raw footage posted to Youtube on Wednesday shows the severe... bit.ly/1GRiTb6

Local track coach sues Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay

star-telegram.com — TCU great Jon Drummond says Gay never tested positive for prohibited drugs during the five years he was his coach.
Dec 17, 2014

Drummond filed defamation suit against Gay + USADA earlier this yr, saying they falsely accused him of providing PEDs star-telegram.com/news/local/com…

Let your kids believe in Santa

star-telegram.com — As the holidays approach, Santa Claus is on the minds of many children - and many parents also, but for different reasons.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @garysusswein: Letting kids believe in #santaclaus will help them cure disease, solve global warming, says @utaustin psych prof star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-co…