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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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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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HHS secretary talks health care overhaul in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is visiting to describe how the federal health care overhaul is to work at the grassroots level.

Sebelius will join Dallas and Dallas County officials and community activists to discuss how best to inform their communities on the details of the Affordable Care Act.

The Affordable Care Act originally required all states to enroll citizens making less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level in Medicaid, the joint state-federal health care program for the poor and disabled. But Gov. Rick Perry has rejected all proposals to expand Medicaid, a system he calls broken.

That means those who can't afford health insurance could turn to subsidized private coverage in a federally run Texas marketplace.

 

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