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Arctic Weather Heading To North Texas This Week

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Parts of North Texas -- mainly west of Dallas-Fort Worth -- could see some wintry precipitation this week, the National Weather Service says.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cold weather is coming; four members of a Crowley family are found dead inside their home; what’s the Dallas dish of the year?; and more.

An arctic front will arrive in North Texas tonight. Daytime highs will only be in the 30s and 40s Tuesday through Thursday, the National Weather Service says. Lows at night will dip into the 30s and even the 20s in some parts. A mix of rain, sleet and freezing rain is possible Wednesday through Thursday for areas west of Dallas-Fort Worth, including western Tarrant County. Not much will accumulate, the weather service says. Precipitation should turn to rain by Thursday afternoon.

  • Four members of a Crowley family were found dead inside a home Sunday. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports: “A 9-year-old boy at the address called a female relative, who then reported a possible suicide. Officers found the bodies of two women, one man and a female younger than 15 with ‘obvious signs of trauma’ just after 4 p.m. Sunday at the home in the 200 block of Kennedy Drive.” The boy wasn’t injured. He’s in protective custody and was being interviewed late Sunday, the Star-Telegram reports.

  • Kim Williams is expected to plead guilty this week. She admitted plotting the killings of the Kaufman County district attorney, his wife and a top assistant. The Dallas Morning News reports: “Williams … admitted earlier this month at her husband's capital murder death penalty trial that she helped plan the murders and was in the car for both slayings, including serving as the getaway driver for one. … Eric Lyle Williams was sentenced to death Dec. 17 in connection with killing Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, 63, his wife, Cynthia McLelland, 65, and a top prosecutor, Mark Hasse, 57. Eric Williams is on death row in Livingston.”

  • The number of people being apprehended on the Texas-Mexico border went up in 2014. The Texas Tribune reports: “Federal immigration agents apprehended nearly 97,000 more people trying to enter the U.S. illegally through Texas’ southern border during the 2014 fiscal year than they did in 2013. … About 332,460 people were apprehended in Texas between October 2013 and September 2014, up from 235,600 the year before. Nationwide, agents apprehended about 486,600 people in fiscal year 2014, compared with 420,800 in 2013.” Read more here.

  • What’s the Dallas dish of the year? It’s the pig’s head carnitas at CBD Provisions, the Dallas Observer says. Part of a pig’s head is served on the plate. “No dish was posted with more exclamation points and stressed but joyous emoji faces, and no dish was captured and filtered through the eyes of Instagram more often. The pig's face was just short of becoming a Dallas food-themed meme -- everybody wanted a picture with it. Everyone wanted to show that picture off.” See the picture here.

Eric Aasen is KERA’s managing editor. He helps lead the station's news department, including radio and digital reporters, producers and newscasters. He also oversees, the station’s news website, and manages the station's digital news projects. He reports and writes stories for the website and contributes pieces to KERA radio. He's discussed breaking news live on various public radio programs, including The Takeaway, Here & Now and Texas Standard, as well as radio and TV programs in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.