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Texas First Lady Surveys Van Tornado Damage

nbcdfw.com — Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott traveled to Van on Wednesday to be briefed on tornado recovery efforts. "I have to tell you when I drove up here, it's overwhelming, the devastation," said Abbott. "I cannot even imagine this being your community and to see the devastation."

Senate Passes Sales Tax-Free Weekend for Gun Purchases

nbcdfw.com — The Texas Senate has approved a plan that would allow shoppers to buy guns, ammunition and hunting supplies without having to pay sales taxes during the last weekend in August. The state already designates annual sales tax-free weekends for the purchase of some school supplies and energy-efficient appliances. Sen.

Retired Officer Joins Push to Decriminalize Marijuana in Texas

Stolen Corvette Returned After 42 Years

nbcdfw.com — We all love a good love story and this, between a man and a car he shared with his wife, has an improbably happy ending 42 years in the making. Paul Jones saved up his money in college and bought the beautiful '67 Corvette Stingray.

Irving Woman Shot, Killed in College Station: Police

nbcdfw.com — A 19-year-old Irving woman is dead and a man is behind bars, accused of shooting her early Sunday in College Station, police say. Lacie LaRose was at a party with friends in the 900 block of San Benito Drive, in southeast College Station, when, police said, a verbal and then physical altercation developed between the people at the gathering and a neighbor along with an acquaintance of the neighbor.

North Texas Quadruplets Celebrate First Birthday

nbcdfw.com — The Fort Worth quadruplets born last year at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine celebrated their first birthday Tuesday. "It's been a long year, but praise God they are all healthy," said mother Anna Hall. The quads - Brooks, Sadie, Elle and Ivy - are healthy and rarely sit still these days.

Bill to Ban Texting and Driving Stalled in Senate Committee

nbcdfw.com — An effort to ban texting and driving in Texas has stalled in the state legislature again. It's a bill that many Texas drivers say they want, but with six weeks left in the session it has not been heard in the Senate. Last month, the Texas House Approved House Bill 80 by a vote of 104 to 39.

Teenage Artist Uses Art to Fight Leukemia

nbcdfw.com — When Jocelyne Garcia was 12-years-old, she fought leukemia. She lost mobility in her hands during chemotherapy, so she started drawing to get it back. "It helped me regain strength in my hands," said Garcia. Now 19 and in remission, she continues to draw and paint.

New Bill Introduced in TX to Stop Recording Police

nbcdfw.com — A committee hearing has been postponed regarding a controversial bill authored by a North Texas State Representative. Representative Jason Villalba introduced a bill that would make it a misdemeanor to record police within 15 feet. Villalba said the bill was "primarily for independent bloggers who are focused on keeping law enforcement accountable."

DISD Students Say Substitute Teacher Touched Them Inappropriately

nbcdfw.com — The Dallas Independent School District is looking into allegations that a substitute gym teacher inappropriately touched several fifth grade students. Dee Anne Egan, principal at George Peabody Elementary School, wrote in a letter sent home to parents that students reported the alleged touching and the teacher was immediately asked to leave the campus.
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May 29, 2015

In Cleburne. People returning to their homes to get horses . Couldn't get out to them this morning @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/5QWFC8jLNb

May 29, 2015

Cleburne. People in their houses behind here on 805 are just starting to be able to drive out @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/oPcMQ0Hlc9

May 29, 2015

.@GovAbbott adds 24 counties to Disaster Declaration, including Ellis and Kaufman @NBCDFW

May 29, 2015

This man has lived in Mansfield 32 years. Says he has never seen anything like this @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/GggUVKvqZt

May 29, 2015

I just put on jeans and an izod shirt . One of those moments you realize you really do turn into your mother. #eileenwouldbeproud

May 29, 2015

@reneknottsports yep! Lots of flooding today, but doing fine. Thanks for asking. Miss you

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