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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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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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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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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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13 arrested in protest of Keystone XL pipeline

HOUSTON (AP) — Thirteen people were arrested during a protest in downtown Houston in front of the offices of the company that is building the Keystone XL pipeline.

Those arrested Monday were part of a group of protesters outside the Houston office of TransCanada. They were protesting the proposed 1,700-mile pipeline, which would carry oil derived from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.

 

The 13 were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing charges after refusing to move from the front of the Canadian company's offices. Police say each person arrested faces up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 if convicted.

The pipeline is still waiting for federal approval. Opponents say they are concerned about potential environmental problems with the pipeline, including possible spills.

 

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