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Super PAC Men: How political consultants took a Fort Worth oilman on a wild ride

The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans. By the time consultants were done with him, the war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying

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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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Latin-inspired restaurant set to open in downtown Fort Worth

Downtown Fort Worth’s dining scene is about to get spicier with the opening of a new restaurant featuring Latin-inspired coastal cuisine.

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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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Texas Senate gives early approval to road spending

 

JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to taking nearly $1 billion a year from the state's reserve fund and spending it on transportation.
The constitutional amendment, reached on Tuesday, still needs a final vote to send it to the House with one week left in the special session.
State transportation leaders say Texas needs to spend $4 billion more a year on transportation to keep up with growth. The Senate plan would divert oil and gas severance taxes collected in the reserve fund toward road building and maintenance.
The Senate plan only moves that money if the reserve fund has at least $6 billion. Senators debated whether keeping the minimum amount makes fiscal sense and will result in less money going to transportation.
The amendment would need statewide voter approval.

 

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