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North Texas Clerks Prepare for Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

nbcdfw.com — With a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage expected as early as Thursday, county clerks in North Texas are making early preparations for the possibility of issuing marriage licenses. In Dallas County, hours will be extended at the downtown county clerk's office, and there will be extra staff on hand if the court decides states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

Major Traffic Delays Due to FM 2499 Closure

nbcdfw.com — Anyone who was close to Lakeside Parkway and Texas State 121 in Flower Mound spent time in traffic Friday. Farm-to-Market Road 2499 between Grapevine and Flower Mound remains closed to traffic in both directions from Lakeside Parkway to Grapevine Mills Boulevard due to high water in Denton Creek.

One-on-One With Governor Greg Abbott

nbcdfw.com — It has been six months since Gov. Greg Abbott took office, and now he is discussing the successes and failures of the recently ended legislative session. "It was exactly what I though it would be, and I am very excited about the results," said Abbott. He added, "We needed to secure the border.

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.
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Jul 02, 2015

Interviewing .@tedcruz . He took questions on Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage, and @KenPaxtonTX @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/j1uw6GQNzg

Jul 02, 2015

RT @BrianWilsonLive: @springsteen performed with Brian last night in N.J. Backstage with Bruce and Blondie Chaplin. pic.twitter.com/du0UxFfPA7

Jul 01, 2015

First-degree felony charges to be sought against Texas AG Ken Paxton | Dallas Morning News dallasnews.com/news/crime/hea…

Jul 01, 2015

Victory for Mark Phariss and Victor Holmes in their same sex marriage case pic.twitter.com/ha0BNl0BOK

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