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Ice cancels flights, snarls traffic; snow in North Texas forecast

DALLAS (AP) — More wintry weather was expected across parts of North Texas through Wednesday.

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Berkshire Hathaway company acquires Fort Worth firm

M&M Manufacturing, a producer of sheet metal products for the air distribution and ventilation market based in Fort Worth, has been acquired by MiTek Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.,

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Plans for Grand Prairie indoor ski resort, Hard Rock Hotel evaporate

Plans for a $215 million indoor ski resort and Hard Rock Hotel in Grand Prairie have been shelved. Sherman Thurston, a member of the development team, sent a

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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Round 2: Texas school finance case back in court


WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Call it Texas' school finance trial, round 2.

State District Judge John Dietz begins hearing new testimony Tuesday in Austin nearly a year after declaring the Texas school finance system unconstitutional.

At issue this time is whether $3.4 billion in extra classroom funding approved by the Legislature last summer will alter his February 2013 finding.

Lawmakers also reduced from 15 to five the number of standardized tests high school students must pass to graduate.

Some 600-plus Texas school districts originally sued the state after 2011 after the Legislature cut $5.4 billion in public education funding.

Dietz wants evidence of how the changes affect his findings added to the court record for a Texas Supreme Court review when his ruling is appealed.

 

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