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The Centers for Disease Control made national headlines last week with stories about a “zombie” deer disease. Using “zombie” in the headline gets people’s attention. I

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AUSTIN, Texas – From February through June, oak trees should not be pruned or wounded to prevent the spread of oak wilt disease. Texas A&M Forest Service reminds Texans that it is especially critical to avoid pruning oaks in Texas counties affected by oak wilt.

Unfortunately, seat belts do not come in one-size-fits-all. In fact, the seat belt that is designed to save an adult’s life in a crash does not fit a young child.

As we have already seen several times in the field of acclaimed movies in 2018, biopics are very tricky beasts. If you point your film solely in the direction of the inspiring, you could end up with a good movie that also risks being a little too glossy or even weightless, as is the case with Golden Globe winners like “Green Book” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” If you veer off into the experimental a little more, as instant classics like “BlacKkKlansman” and “Vice” did, you risk alienating mainstream audiences (something I’m certain directors Spike Lee and Adam McKay were perfectly happy to do, but the point still stands) in your quest for breaking new ground with the format. Then there are the films that try to happily walk the line between powerful filmmaking and powerful biography, a line so thin that films that walk it successfully often come out stiff. 

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration cannot put a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census, a federal judge in New York ruled Friday in a boost to proponents of counting immigrants.

As more credit card skimming devices are being found across the country, local law enforcement is advising residents to take steps to protect themselves from having their financial information stolen.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.


WASHINGTON – Junior’s Smokehouse Processing Plant, an El Campo, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 690 pounds of ready-to-eat teriyaki beef jerky products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s …

VALLEY VIEW — The city of Valley View received more sales tax revenue from the state this month they it did a year ago, but an error last year shows a more than 50 percent decrease in allocations this month on state reports.

North and Central Texas had it all in 2016 when it came to storms. The area saw record setting large hail in Wylie, catastrophic flooding in Palestine and 18 tornadoes across the area.

Gainesville High School choir students traveled to Sanger on Feb. 4 for the UIL solo and ensemble contest with 23 achieves first division rating and 18 performing a Class 1 solo and qualifying for state.


When dock owners on Moss Lake get their bills this year, they’ll be paying more but exactly how much more is undecided.

Cooke County has already surpassed average rainfall totals for the month of January, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.


For 93-year-old Harriet Lewis, being honored during Friday’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Stanford House is something she will always remember.

A college student in Oklahoma is gaining widespread attention and support on social media after quitting her job at a women’s clothing shop over an email from the store’s owner ordering photos of her removed from the store’s Instagram account.

By day, Fran Tomlinson is a grandmother of five. But as soon as she hits the track, she turns into Goldy Blox, a pigtailed, purple starred, tights-wearing beast on roller skates.

One look at Brittney McWilliams and it would be hard to imagine her being part of a show with the word "redneck" in the title. Yet, that is exactly what the former Anderson County Department of Public Safety employee will be part of when CMT's Redneck Island: Battle at the Lake premieres Thursday.

Almost 20 years ago, psychology professor and biologist Paul Rozin tested a theory about food. Many people believed their bodies were good at telling them when to start and stop eating, but he wasn't so sure.

You are in a hospital room at sunset, the angular light casting long shadows across the blue and green walls. You're wearing glasses and a rumpled green shirt, and your demeanor - even in this rough-hewn, pixelated form - is exhausted. You carry yourself like you've got too much on your shou…


A group of local residents are dedicated to making the most out of yarn. Members of the organization Love Thy Neighbor use donated yarn to knit and crochet baby items for families of newborns in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

A Valley View resident is working to make a difference this year after she, like many others, watched families lose everything- even loved ones- over the Christmas weekend as tornadoes ripped through towns across the region.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service is giving Trekkies an extra reason to mail things the old-fashioned way in 2016: four stamps celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original "Star Trek" television series.

Virtual reality has a very real problem. With several technology giants preparing splashy introductions for the first VR headsets in 2016, few people own hardware capable of fully supporting Facebook's Oculus Rift or other systems.

WASHINGTON - After a weight-lifting session left him struggling to catch his breath, Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga made a decision: It was time to visit a doctor and find out what was wrong with him. He'd been struggling with fatigue for months, but chalked it up in part to his long commute…

- Runaway drug prices. "Pharma bro" Martin Shkreli became the most hated man in America in 2015 after he raised the price of an old drug and called a journalist a "moron" on Twitter for asking why. The issue so inflamed the public that a number of presidential candidates joined in the outcry…

As the new year rolls in with party treats and high-calorie snacks, people will be ringing in midnight making promises of less stress, more family time and the ever-elusive, weight-loss plan.

WASHINGTON - Advocates for prisoners are hailing a move by the Federal Communications Commission to lower the cost of jailhouse calls. But sheriffs and phone service providers say the ruling could inadvertently hurt inmates and taxpayers, and even lead to some jails doing away with phone ser…

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