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Bridge collapse on I-35 north of Austin

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported bridge collapse along an interstate in Central Texas.

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Amazon begins Prime Now program in Dallas area

If you just have to have it now, as in one hour, you can, at least in the Dallas area, as Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will offer Prime Now.

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Monty Bennett: Businessman, water district activist

Monty Bennett’s name will not appear on the ballot for the Tarrant Regional Water District board of directors yet he remains a powerful backstage player whose influence could shape the direction of the district’s business for years to come.

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Westchester Plaza manager says "business as usual" for now

The future of a redevelopment plan for the 50-year-old Westchester Plaza on Fort Worth's Near Southside is unclear.

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Price appeal: Condos going up on Near Southside

Chris Brassard and Omar Diaz had apartments in mind when they built a 12-unit complex on May Street just south of West Magnolia Avenue on Fort Worth’s Near Southside. Then their leasing agent, Will Northern of Northern Realty Group, suggested they consider selling the units as condominiums.

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Richard Connor

Richard Connor: Yes, Virginia (and Meredith) there is a Santa Claus

Our daughter Meredith is 14 years old, a competitive snow boarder, and no longer listens for the sound of Santa’s sleigh bells on Christmas Eve. But in 2006, as a 6-year-old kindergartner enchanted by the movie The Polar Express, she was a joyous believer in all the wonders of Christmas, including the jolly bearded soul who slid down the chimney with a bagful of gifts.

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Connor: First lesson of politics – dance with the one that brung ya

It’s easy to imagine that Wendy Davis and her staff believed her press clippings. But it was all an illusion. She was popular in Hollywood and Manhattan but less so in Hubbard and Mexia

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Richard Connor: Remembering Holt Hickman

This is a column about how I started out slowly but over time realized how smart Holt Hickman was.

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Connor: Difficult issues abound in furor engulfing NFL

There’s a blurring of lines in all the debate these days regarding the National Football League, its public image and the domestic violence cases that have wreaked havoc on the league. The issues are multiple, complex, and not necessarily related.

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Newspaper gives readers a bum steer on mascot Rusty

I hate to horn in on a good story, a nicely spun yarn, but the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is a long way from the truth when writing the history of “Rusty,” the newspaper’s longhorn steer mascot.

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Abramson firing a case study in gender bias

More than once in my career, I have offered a woman a job and she has accepted, only to nervously add: “It may change your mind, but there is something you should know.”

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Rich man, poor man – can anything close the gap?

The cab driver phoned to tell me the number of his cab. He was a block away from my pick-up spot.

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Rick Perry: Power fades but still leading the cheers

By almost any standard, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a lame duck. He’s not running for re-election, so he’s little more than an afterthought in state politics.

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Sebelius running for Senate seat? Not!

Trying to understand Washington and the otherworldly folks who inhabit it is folly. You’ll have a better chance trying to unravel Gary Busey’s brain.

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Dan Jenkins – great character, great writer, great book

Dan Jenkins, Fort Worth’s most famous author and one of America’s greatest sportswriters ever, has a screw loose.

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