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The Big Pecan Tree has deteriorated for years due to age and disease.
Bill Zeeble / KERA News

The famous Highland Park pecan tree that’s older than the town itself and has played a part in city celebrations for decades, is finally coming down for good.

Dallas' Spike In Homicides Has Officials Perplexed. Are State Troopers Helping?

Aug 15, 2019
Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson / The Texas Tribune

As Joseph Pintucci's 18th birthday approached, his aunt and legal guardian Andrea Haag spent dinners listening to the Highland Park High School graduate rattle through the list of cars for sale he’d flagged throughout the day. His maternal uncle Ben Harrington would chime in on whether each one was worth the money.

Associated Press

Billionaire and philanthropist H. Ross Perot was remembered Tuesday in two private services. Perot, who died last week at age 89, was hailed as a fiercely competitive man of faith and patriotism who, above all else, put his family first.

Sgt. Lance Koppa / Highland Park Police Department

Communities outside of Granbury and Cleburne are also reeling from last night’s chain of powerful storms.

Dozens of buildings in the City of Ennis were damaged, including businesses in the central downtown area. Lt. David Anthony with the Ennis Police Department says one elderly woman was hit with flying debris and taken to the hospital as a precaution. As far as he knows, her injuries are minor.

Highland Park ISD

University Park Police have arrested a suspect in the series of bomb threats at Highland Park High School.


The Texas comptroller's office says it now expects the state to collect at least $5 billion in unanticipated revenue during the present two-year budget cycle.

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An expert testifying for the state of Texas says new voter identification requirements would not affect voter turnout.