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Great Woman of Texas; Stacie McDavid

“I’ve always been a maverick in a number of ways,” says businesswoman and philanthropist Stacie McDavid.

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Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision

Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately but peacefully protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo.

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Fort Worth Thanksgiving schedule announced

Thanksgiving closures have been announced, with most Fort Worth city offices – including City Hall – set to close Thursday Nov.27 and Friday Nov. 28 for the holiday, according to a city news release.

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Hope Lancarte of Joe T. Garcia's dies

Hope Lancarte, who ran her father's restaurant, Joe T. Garcia’s, for decades, died Thursday morning.. She was 86.

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Earthquake hits on Saturday near Irving

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Dallas-Fort Worth area around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night, according to the United State Geological survey.

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Perry backs storage site for Texas nuclear waste

 

BETSY BLANEY, Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is pushing lawmakers to establish a location in Texas for storing the state's high-level radioactive waste.

Perry wrote Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus telling them Texas is suited to store spent nuclear fuel from the state's four commercial reactors.

Texas waste is stored by utilities operating the four reactors. But Perry wants to develop a single storage location until a national repository for nuclear waste is established.

The governor's March 28 letter also chided the federal government for its inaction.

Perry was referring to Nevada's Yucca Mountain site, which utility companies in the U.S. have paid billions toward building. It doesn't appear viable at this point, so spent fuel in the U.S. currently is stored at the more than 100 commercial nuclear reactors.

 

 

 

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