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On Tuesday, Arlington voters could end the city’s 111-year-old patchwork ban on liquor sales in the city.  A proposition on the ballot would make all of Arlington "wet."

The Texas Giant is closed while staffers at the Arlington amusement park investigate the incident.

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As of 12:36 pm, Arlington police ended a lockdown at Lamar High School, finding nothing to confirm earlier reports of a gun possibly brought to the campus by a student.

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An appeals court has stayed an injunction that had blocked enforcement of parts of Texas' new voter registration laws.

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A federal judge in Galveston is to consider motions in a lawsuit filed by a Washington-based voters' rights group that contends Texas laws make it illegally difficult to register voters.

The group Voting for America is seeking an injunction to block enforcement of laws they say keep registration records from the public, attack voter registration drives and impede its "mission of voter advocacy."

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Results are in for the state’s newest academic exams – The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness – or STAAR tests. The Texas Education Agency’s Suzanne Marchman says barely half the 9th graders – 55 percent - passed.

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Across north Texas, school will be out for the summer by the end of today. Many districts ended yesterday, including DISD. Emotions ran high at one Dallas school, because it will not re-open in the fall.

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More than 1,600 account holders in the Texas Department of Transportation toll road system can expect a credit following a cyber-attack.

The mayors of Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington and Irving are launching a campaign for twice-a-week watering across the DFW region. KERA’s BJ Austin reports.

An Arlington men's club operator who has been battling city officials over his license to operate has been arrested as the FBI investigates what an affidavit describes as a murder-for-hire plot against Mayor Robert Cluck and contract attorney Tom Brandt.

In Arlington, residents are assessing damage and cleaning up after Tuesday’s destructive tornadoes. KERA’s Bill Zeeble visited some of the city’s hardest hit neighborhoods.

Dallas, TX – Students in Tarrant County who have been squinting at the blackboard all year were given the gift of sight today. KERA's Courtney Collins explains.

Most sixth grade girls don't beam over a pair of prescription glasses, but Karen says her chic, Juicy Couture frames are as stylish as any accessory.

Karen: "I picked out some glasses that are purple on the outside and green on the inside."