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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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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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Texas jobless rate falls as employers add workers

Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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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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Two local broadcast teams win awards

 

J. Parker Ragland

Special to the Business Press

Two local broadcast teams have received honors named after pioneering broadcaster Edward R. Murrow. .
Murrow was an American broadcast journalist who first became prominent for his radio news broadcasts during World War II and later became a notable TV news broadcaster. He would eventually win a Peabody as well as Grammy, among other awards. In honor of his career, Murrow Awards are presented for excellence in broadcast news. In the Large Market Television category, NBC 5/KXAS-TV has received their award for for “Driven to Distraction”–a series that would eventually lead to policy changes within the police department, as many crashes were caused by officers using mobile dashboard computers while driving. The NBC 5 Investigates Team sustained a nine-month-long investigation that revealed many startling incidents of crashes that were results of the misuse of these on-board computers. Such crashes occur at least two times every month in Texas. The story has received much national as well as local acclaim.
“We strive daily to tell important stories to our viewers, so to receive national recognition for a job well done is reassuring,” stated Susan Tully, the vice president of news at NBC 5. “The fact that series had impact beyond North Texas is evidence of the quality of work NBC 5 Investigates is doing.”
In the Large Market Radio category, KRLD Afternoon News was named the winner of the award for “Best Newscast.” Gavin Spittle, CBS RADIO Dallas-Fort Worth Vice President of News, Talk, and Sports, commented, “This is an amaing honor and a milestone in KRLD’s 87-year history.” Their news director, Paul Mann, went on to say that the experience is “truly humbling.”
These awards will be presented formally at a gala on October 14 in New York City by The Radio Television Digital News Association. This organization remains the largest in the world devoted exclusively to electronic journalism.
 

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