Texas’ Tax-Free Weekend draws shoppers from near and far

GRAPEVINE — Benjamin Franklin famously wrote the only certainties in life are death and taxes.  Well, at least this for this weekend that’s only partially true in Texas as Tax-Free Weekend is back! Having started on Friday and running through Sunday, the event allows shoppers to buy most clothing and school-related supplies costing under $100 without paying any sales tax (check here for what’s good and what’s excluded).  That break is very beneficial as a nationwide survey by the National […]

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High school football practices begin in Texas with new tackling technique being taught

MIDLOTHIAN — Rejoice, gridiron fans!  High school football is back–at practice, anyway, as teams started official on-field work on Monday. “Best first day I’ve ever had,” said Midlothian Heritage senior defensive tackle Jon Sanders.  “Usually come out here sleepy and stuff but today was a lot of energy, lot of flying around.  Just happy to be back.  [It was a] long summer.” Training camp is a time to go back over the basics of the game, but one area will […]

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Heavy rains in North Texas not enough to impact drought conditions

NORTH TEXAS — North Texas saw some well needed rainfall and a cold front on July 30.  It was a welcomed relief for the city, especially for farmers struggling under the weight of a lingering drought. Meteorologists, however, say the break in the heat won`t be long enough, or tough enough, to beat the harsh and persistent drought conditions. Still, the heavy rainfall, although short-lived, managed to topple trees in Highland Park and Hickory Creek. Dust all the way from […]

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There ain’t enough room in Texas for both Renos!

RENO — The tiny town of Reno, Texas is a delightful 12 square miles. “Population wise, we are still doing okay,” says the Police Chief Tim Holzschuh. About 3,000 people call Reno, home. Well… that is, if you`re talking about the Reno, Texas in Parker County. “I am the mayor of Reno,” says Eric Hunter. “Did you know there was another Reno?”  NewsFix Reporter, Nicole Johnson asks. “I did not,” he responds. “I learned it when I moved this this […]

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The wait is over! I-35W finally opens in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH — After a long four years of lane closures and traffic headaches, the construction on I-35W is finally over! The ten mile project runs from I-30 North to US-287 and check this out, it cost a whopping $1.6 billion dollars to complete. “I cant tell you how how thrilled we are at Tarrant County and the citizens of the entire Northern section are that this has been done and is complete. It gives those people an option on […]

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Hyperloop is making its way to Dallas, but not nearly as fast as it travels

DALLAS– We haven’t quite seen the flying cars, yet.  But, the next best thing could be making an appearance soon. Texas was chosen for a groundbreaking Hyperloop! When you consider how big the state is, this new transportation system is quite impressive. It can take you across most of Texas in minutes. The levitating pod can even travel about 700 miles per hour.  The idea comes from a Fortune 500 company full of engineers, architects, planners, and economists who really want to […]

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Did You Know?: You’ll need more than the Texas summer to fry an egg on the sidewalk

DALLAS — We all know Summer in Texas ain’t no joke! Did you know the highest temperature recorded in Texas history was 120 degrees? That’s almost hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk! Though it’d probably take you more than 20 minutes to get it sunny side up. According to the Library of Congress, it’s actually possible to fry an egg on the sidewalk if you have the right supplies. For instance, a good heat conductor, like foil, and […]

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48 Texas gas stations ordered to pay $167K for price gouging during Hurricane Harvey

NORTH TEXAS — Next month will make a year since Hurricane Harvey wrecked the Houston area. But one line of business that is just now facing the damage done in the aftermath are the 48 Texas gas stations that decided it would be a good idea to hike up prices during that critical time last year. Thirty-nine of those stations are right here in North Texas. Now, as part of a settlement with the state , those stations are going […]

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Fort Worth animal shelter exposing kids to rescue work

FORT WORTH– A hands-on summer camp for kids is Fort Worth is changing stereotypes. Wynne Waggoner, Camp Henry volunteer says,  “People have misinterpretations of what an animal shelter really is, like you know ‘the pound’ and so we teach them that is is good, and the animals that came out to here can be lifelong pets.” Camp Henry exposes kids to the work they do, and helps the shelter out too. “We have hundreds of animals and they all need […]

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Fort Worth man heckled at restaurant for wearing Trump hat

FORT WORTH — A Fort Worth man says he understands how Sarah Huckabee Sanders feels. The White House Press Secretary says she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant because she works for the president. The restaurant defended their actions, saying they would do it again. Next, President Trump tweeted, basically a Yelp review. The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a […]

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