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Bill to Ban Texting and Driving Stalled in Senate Committee — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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.

6-Year-Old Makes Critical 9-1-1 Call to Help Grandmother

School Canceled Again After More CO Detected — For the second straight day, there was no school for Lakewood Elementary School Students. On Tuesday, the school tested positive for elevated levels of carbon monoxide, and contractors found a dead owl in the ventilation system. Fifty students complained they didn't feel well.

Southlake Police Warn About Smash and Grabs at Gyms — Police are looking for your help finding this man wanted, who in connection with smash and grabs at gyms in at least eight cities throughout North Texas. Women are the targets, and police say he watches them go into the gym, and then looks into their cars to see if there are any purses and bags in view.

Monster Truck Stolen from Plano Parking Lot — The men who own three North Texas restaurants are baffled after their promotional monster truck was stolen early Friday from Plano. Dallas Hale and Matt Saba said the truck, measuring 11-feet tall with 54-inch wheels, had been parked in front of their newest restaurant, the Shell Shack on Dallas Boulevard in Plano.

Father and Son Responsible for Housekeeper's Death: Colleyville Police — A father and son duo murdered a housekeeper in September for insurance money, according to Colleyville police. Anita Fox, 72, was murdered inside her employer's home and police say Gerard and Bernard Gorman, planned it out. "Their motive is greed," said Police Chief Michael Holder.

Abbott to Give First State of the State Address — Gov. Greg Abbott will give his first State of the State Address on Tuesday during a joint session of the Texas Legislature. The governor's office released a YouTube video on Monday that asked Texans what they wanted to hear about in the address, including topics on education, transportation and veterans' issues.
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Apr 27, 2015

Texas House approves sexual assault policy requirements for state colleges and universities | Dallas Morning News…

Apr 27, 2015

RT @newyscruggs: Josh Hamilton, “If I could change the past, I would not have left. You can only learn from it & I’ve learned a lot the las…

Apr 27, 2015

RT @NBCNightlyNews: JUST IN: Orioles game at Camden Yards in Baltimore postponed due to ongoing clashes in the city…

Apr 27, 2015

For the first time in 3 years, water is released from Lake Lavon. It's about a foot above normal level. @NBCDFW

Apr 27, 2015

At Five, for the first time in 3 years, water is released from Lake Lavon. It's about a foot above normal levels

Apr 26, 2015

RT @AmandaNBC5: Rio Vista take shelter now. Get as low as you can and get as many walls between you and the outside. @RickMitchellWX @NBCDFW #txwx

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