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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price says it’s time to close the annual $35 million to $50 million budget gap between revenues and expenses.  Price delivered her second “State of the City” address Tuesday.

Fort Worth Memory Champion Honors Fallen Soldiers

Mar 1, 2013
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UPDATE:  Statement from Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price:

"Our hearts are heavy today as we learned of the passing of Nancy Lee Bass. She was one of Fort Worth's true treasures.  She left an indelible mark on our community," Price said. 

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Van Cliburn’s funeral is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. in Fort Worth’s Broadway Baptist Church. Cliburn’s impact runs deep in his adopted town.

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State Rep. Lon Burnam, a Fort Worth Democrat, says he knows how lawmakers should spend surplus money left in this year’s budget. He's filed a bill to restore all of the $5.4 billion cut from public schools in the last session.

Daughter of the newspaper icon, she used his money to take the Fort Worth museum far beyond its Western-art roots. In doing so, she earned an international reputation in the art world.

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Congressional members are back in Washington today. North Texas leaders, including  Fort Worth Representative Kay Granger, worry about falling off the so-called fiscal cliff because many defense contractors are based in North Texas.

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A big change in the weather’s coming. There’s a slight chance of snow Monday morning.

A Pinch Of Drum Machine? Julia Child Remixed

Dec 4, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: PBS icons chopped and remade, a new energy doc and more. 

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Fort Worth is scaling back its pension plan for employees. The city’s bill for future retirees is outpacing the pension fund budget by about half-a-billion dollars.

Fort Worth-based Bell Helicopter broke ground on its new headquarters Monday. Bell is banking on new facilities to help it compete in an increasingly tough, global market place. It could get even tougher. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports defense cuts could run into the billions beginning next year.

Fort Worth-based Bell Helicopter breaks ground on a new quarter-billion dollar headquarters this morning.

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A last minute change to the city of Fort Worth 2013 budget will save residents a little money on water bills. But the new budget is costly to arts programs in the city.   

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Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in the first 24 hours after Apple started taking them at 12 midnight Pacific time Friday. That's more than double the amount of iPhone 4S orders on its first full day.

The Democratic National Convention convenes today in Charlotte, North Carolina. A first-time delegate from Fort Worth is anxious to bump up the profile of Texas Democrats.

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Renowned Fort Worth pianist Van Cliburn, 78, has bone cancer. Long time friend and publicist Mary Lou Falcone issued this brief statement Monday afternoon.

Fighting West Nile: Resources

Aug 17, 2012

Where did West Nile come from? What are the implications of aerial spraying? Here’s a roundup of information on the virus and how it’s affecting North Texas.

The city of Fort Worth begins ground spraying for mosquitoes tonight – the first spraying in more than 20 years.

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Many cities and counties in the Metroplex are spraying for mosquitoes to help control the spread of West Nile virus. But Fort Worth has decided there are better ways to protect residents.

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A new redistricting plan approved by the Fort Worth City Council moves more than 10% of Fort Worth residents to new council districts next year, and could face a court challenge.

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During last night’s KERA debate, Democrats running for Congress in District 33 disagreed over Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Air Force jet. It’s built in Fort Worth by thousands of workers. State Representative Marc Veasey from Fort Worth favors the fighter. Former Dallas State Representative Domingo Garcia has concerns.

The Fort Worth police crime lab will resume DNA testing a decade after questions were raised about whether its tests were valid.

A federal appeals court is upholding the first federal regulations to reduce the gases blamed for global warming.

The rules - challenged by industry groups and states, including Texas - will reduce emissions of six heat-trapping gases from large industrial facilities, such as factories and power plants, as well as automobile tailpipes.

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Tarrant County is reporting its first human case of West Nile virus.

Officials at Tarrant County Public Health say with fewer than five cases, any information about the victim is not released in order to protect confidentiality.

The county has five mosquito pools testing positive for the virus so far. They are in Hurst, Euless, Bedford and Richland Hills.

Yesterday, Dallas County reported its first human case of the mosquito-transmitted virus. Denton County reported a case late last month.

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Texas lawmakers are investigating the causes of food shortages across the state and how to solve them.

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Texas' fight to keep eight Air National Guard C-130 airplanes in Fort Worth may be paying off.   In Congress, the House version of the defense spending bill strips out a provision that would transfer the planes to a base in Montana in 2014.

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The U.S. attorney general's office has requested a delay in the trial over Texas's Voter ID Law, saying the state's legal maneuvering is taking up too much time.

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.

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Planned Parenthood is suing the state Health and Human Services Commission in federal court. It’s asking the court to enter a preliminary injunction that would stop the state from cutting Planned Parenthood funding that comes through the state’s Women’s Health Program.

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The Fort Worth City Council has voted to ban wells used to dispose of water and chemicals contaminated in the gas drilling process. KERA’s Shelley Kofler reports the near unanimous decision brought words of thanks from citizens.

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