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  • North Texas Drivers Stopped at Roadblock Asked for Saliva, Blood

    11/19/2013 2:31:36 PM PST · by Ken H · 234 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | November 19, 2013 | Scott Gordon
    Some drivers along a busy Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood. It was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers. "It just doesn't seem right that you can be forced off the road when you're not doing anything wrong," said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North...
  • Longhorn drive in Ft. Worth

    11/21/2011 6:31:01 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 6 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 11/21/2011 | Moneyrunner
  • Student: Being Homosexual is Wrong.. School: You're Suspended

    09/22/2011 9:41:33 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 54 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 9-22-11 | cakid1
    In Fort Worth, Texas - Dakota Ary, commented to his friend in their German class that his Christian beliefs say homosexuality is wrong. "I said, 'I'm Christian and, to me, being homosexual is wrong'" "After Ary commented to his friend about his Christian beliefs, the teacher reportedly began yelling at him and took him to the front office. " Ary got a two-day suspension because of his “inappropriate” comments. (According to the family’s attorney, Matt Krause with Liberty Counsel, religious discussions had come up in the classroom before.) "According to reports, just one week earlier the German teacher posted a...
  • DOJ Keeping Islamic Bank Settlement Secret

    08/26/2011 9:49:44 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 17 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Steve Emerson
    The Justice Department has agreed to end its investigation into an international financial network with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and a Saudi prince in a settlement in excess of $30 million, sources tell the Investigative Project on Terrorism. But DOJ officials refuse to release a copy of the settlement or make any comment on it. "Unfortunately, we're unable to provide anything in connection with this matter," DOJ spokesman Charles Miller wrote in response to a query Aug. 16. He did not contest the existence of the settlement with the Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (IICG). Repeated attempts to...
  • Dallas-Fort Worth again leads nation in job growth

    06/01/2011 6:21:17 AM PDT · by JNRoberts · 49 replies
    Star-Telegran ^ | May 31, 2011 | Scott Nishimura
    Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston continue to lead the nation's largest metro areas in new jobs and the rate of job growth compared with a year earlier, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.
  • California man admits illegally working as Yemeni agent

    10/09/2010 2:01:05 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/10 | Associated Press
    Amen Ahmed Ali of Bakersfield pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally exporting military equipment, possession of stolen U.S. property and conspiracy to act as an illegal agent for a foreign country.
  • Cattle-based fuel runs Oklahoma-Texas passenger train

    04/20/2010 10:11:13 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 46 replies · 624+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 20, 2010 | KELLY P. KISSEL
    ABOARD THE HEARTLAND FLYER — Amtrak and transportation officials from Oklahoma and Texas have started a yearlong test to see whether beef-based biodiesel can efficiently run The Heartland Flyer passenger train between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. Texas cattle are supplying 20 percent of the fuel for the 3,200-horsepower engine, the rest is regular No. 2 diesel.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth area moves to top tier of terrorism targets

    12/09/2009 9:50:08 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 5 replies · 574+ views
    DallasNews.com ^ | December 9, 2009 | Todd J. Gillman, Jeff Mosier, Rudolph Bush
    Snips: Dallas is now officially one of the nation's top 10 terrorist targets – a designation that sounds alarming but which state and local officials have sought for years, because it means millions in federal funds to beef up security. In Washington, homeland security officials had little to say publicly about the rationale for moving Dallas – along with Boston and Philadelphia – into the top tier of cities facing potential threat. The additions create a top 10 list for the first time. The Tier 1 list already included New York and Washington, which were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001,...
  • Ft. Worth Diocese sues for Diocesan property

    04/14/2009 5:44:38 PM PDT · by altura · 4 replies · 319+ views
    Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worht website ^ | April 14, 2009 | Episcopal Diocese of Ft. Worht
    Holy Stewardship A statement from the Office of the Presiding Bishop concerning actions in Fort Worth on April 14, 2009 The Episcopal Church, with the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and the Corporation of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, filed in court today for a declaratory judgment as the rightful owners of all diocesan property, real and personal, including funds and endowments. We feel sorrow that the former diocesan leaders took such actions that led us to this time. However, this is a necessary step in order for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, comprised of Episcopalians of the...
  • U.S. declines to sell F-16 jets to Taiwan

    03/14/2009 5:15:50 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 62 replies · 3,253+ views
    F-16.net ^ | March 11, 2009 | Lieven Dewitte
    The U.S. government has declined to make a long-awaited sale of block 52 F-16s to Taiwan for fear of upsetting China. The White House blocked the $4.9 billion deal for 66 advanced F-16s last year and there was little hope of it being revived this year. It's seems the United States doesn't want to give them to Taiwan, mainly because mainland China would oppose the sale. In 2006 the U.S. had already blocked the sale to Taiwan of 66 F-16C/D block52s after the island's parliament repeatedly failed to approve funds for an earlier arms package. Then in July 2008, the...
  • Desperate times in the newspaper business lead to drastic measures (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/09/2008 12:35:11 PM PST · by abb · 30 replies · 239+ views
    Ft. Worth Star Telegram ^ | November 9, 2008 | MITCHELL SCHNURMAN
    The Star-Telegram used to be a special business. For decades, the Fort Worth newspaper had some of the strongest numbers anywhere, stoked by a fast-growth market and big-city competition. With almost 400 journalists at its peak, it staffed one of the largest newsrooms for a paper its size and had a fat news hole for stories. Profit margins sometimes hit 30 percent, justifying the large head count and making the Star-Telegram a cash-generating machine. That’s all yesterday’s news. Newspapers across the nation are facing their own economic crisis, and they’ve cut more than 24,000 jobs in the past year. The...
  • Large hole closes I-30 in both directions

    05/05/2008 1:38:24 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 27 replies · 132+ views
    WFAA TV News ^ | 5 May | WFAA TV Staff
    DALLAS - Interstate 30 is closed in both directions at Beckley Avenue in Dallas due to holes in the Beckley Street Bridge. Reports described the hole to be about 6-feet in size and covering the westbound lanes of I-30. Sr. Cpl. Janice Crowther said the interstate was closed to allow TxDOT and the City of Dallas Streets Department to inspect the bridge for safety concerns. Crowther said the "significant size holes" possible posed a danger and there was no word yet on when I-30 would reopen.
  • Dorset man smuggling parts to Iran, says US

    03/30/2008 10:04:27 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies · 1,174+ views
    Dorset man smuggling parts to Iran, says US By Patrick Sawer A British pensioner is at the centre of a worldwide police hunt after being accused by United States authorities of smuggling military parts to Iran. Brian Woodford, 77, who owns a 17th century manor house and 100-acre estate in Dorset, has been charged in his absence with selling millions of pounds worth of US military and civilian aircraft parts to the Islamic regime in Tehran. His wife Laura was arrested after arriving at San Francisco on a flight from Hong Kong with two catalogues from a Chinese company that...
  • Census Bureau Estimates U.S. Population Continues Shift to South, West (Dallas / FT Worth)

    03/27/2008 7:13:41 AM PDT · by devane617 · 31 replies · 627+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 03/27/2008
    DALLAS — Four Texas metropolitan areas were among the biggest population gainers as Americans continued their trend of moving to the Sun Belt in 2006 and 2007, according to Census Bureau estimates to be released Thursday. Dallas-Fort Worth added more than 162,000 residents between July 2006 and July 2007, more than any other metro area. Three other Texas areas -- Houston, Austin and San Antonio -- also cracked the top 10.
  • Review: Picturing The Bible

    12/11/2007 12:22:41 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 120+ views
    KERA ^ | 2007-12-05 | Jerome Weeks
    Review: Picturing The Bible http://publicbroadcasting.net/kera/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1193639&sectionID=1 Jerome Weeks. KERA Critic at Large FORT WORTH, TX (2007-12-05) At the first Christmas, the Gospels tell us, the three wise men came from the East to adore the infant Jesus. Except the Gospels never mention their number. It says only that wise men brought three gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. So where did the three men come from? They came from early Bible illustrations and church paintings. In other words, some of what people believe about Christianity isn't derived directly from the Bible; it has been filtered through centuries of artistic interpretations. The number...
  • A letter from Bishop Iker to the Presiding Bishop

    11/13/2007 7:02:03 PM PST · by Huber · 9 replies · 33+ views
    Episcopal Diocese of Ft. Worth ^ | November 12, 2007 | Bishop Jack Iker
    November 12, 2007 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori 815 Second Avenue New York, NY 10017 Dear Katharine, I have received your letter of November 8th and am rather surprised by your suggestion that I have somehow abandoned the communion of the church and may be subject to ecclesiastical discipline. Such a charge is baseless. I have abandoned nothing, and I have violated no canons. Every year at our Chrism Mass, I very happily reaffirm my ordination vows, along with all our clergy, that I will be “loyal to the doctrine, discipline, and worship of Christ as this Church has...
  • Why Duncan Hunter Won the (Texas) Straw Poll - If You Build it, They Will Vote

    09/01/2007 11:18:33 PM PDT · by anymouse · 356 replies · 3,913+ views
    e-mail from Denise McNamara, TX RNC Rep. | 9/1/07 | Denise McNamara
    The Texas Straw Poll is one for the history books. The failure of the legislature to move up the Texas primary date, the scheduling of the event on Labor Day weekend and the first day of dove-hunting season, the limiting of participants to past convention delegates rather than Republican primary voters, and the lack of participation by the leading candidates all contributed to an extremely low turnout. The event ended up being a showcase for Texas Congressman Ron Paul and California Congressman Duncan Hunter. Expectations were high for Ron Paul, and no doubt his supporters are disappointed by his third...
  • [Congresswoman]Granger (R-TX) Launches Campaign to Name Ship USS Fort Worth

    05/04/2007 11:32:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 840+ views
    Office of Congresswoman Kay Granger ^ | April 28, 2006 | Pat Svacina / Caitlin Carroll
    FORT WORTH – Congresswoman Kay Granger Friday announced before a meeting of Downtown Rotary that she has launched a campaign to name one of the U.S. Navy’s new ships the USS Fort Worth in honor of the City of Fort Worth. Granger made her request in a letter to Secretary of Navy Donald Winter. The Secretary of Navy has personally selected the name of all new Navy ships since 1819 when Congress designated that responsibility to the secretary. “Fort Worth has a long history with the U.S. military as it protects America and defends freedom,” Granger said. “During the course...
  • Suspected Stolen Plane (DC-9) Still in Milwaukee (reportedly heading to Russia)

    03/26/2007 4:57:22 PM PDT · by UB355 · 18 replies · 1,148+ views
    NBC Channel 4 Milwaukee ^ | 3/26/2007 | Jonathan Vigliotti
    MILWAUKEE - An aircraft reportedly heading to Russia was forced to land in Milwaukee after being reported stolen. The aircraft remains grounded at Mitchell International Airport after a federal injunction. The DC-9 aircraft left Fort Worth,Texas, Saturday morning. It was heading to Russia with a stopover in Newfoundland, Canada when military aircraft had to escort it to the ground Saturday around 1 p.m. The plane was reported stolen by Peter Delisa of New Jersey, reportedly in the process of selling the plane to a company out of Russia called Siviera. Delisa claims the plane was taken before the sale was...
  • Rigs on the Skyline and Gas Far Below (Ft Worth, TX)

    10/27/2006 5:10:59 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 31 replies · 2,192+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 27, 2006 | Clifford Krauss
    A natural gas drilling boom in Fort Worth is bringing with it hopes of wealth, and fears of pitfalls. FORT WORTH, Oct. 20 — Boston had the Big Dig. Now Fort Worth has the big drill. Three years ago, Lawrence B. Dale, president of a small drilling company, began leasing about 90 sites around Fort Worth for natural gas wells. Under golf courses, schools, parks, libraries, airports and dozens of neighborhoods, some of the nation’s leading independent energy companies are scouring the city in search of the best locations to recover one of the largest concentrations of natural gas in...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Countrywide buys building in Fort Worth (1500 More jobs and Good News!!)

    02/21/2006 4:17:39 AM PST · by q_an_a · 5 replies · 303+ views
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | 02.15.06 | Holli L. Estridge
    Countrywide Financial Corp., continuing its expansion tear across the Metroplex, has snapped up a Fort Worth office building to accommodate 1,500 additional jobs. Countrywide bought the 294,000-square-foot building at Koll Development Co.'s CentrePort office park, just south of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, for an undisclosed amount. The masterplanned, 1,300-acre park has 2.25 million square feet of total office space, about 90% of which now is occupied.
  • JUST THE BEGINNING

    09/21/2005 10:16:41 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 8 replies · 872+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 9/21/05 | Neal Boortz
    You heard about those New Orleans sex offenders who fled with the rest of the evacuees from New Orleans. It seems that they have fled to shelters and new communities around the Southeast and Southwest, and aren't bothering to register in their new locales as sex offenders. OK .. here's incident number one. At least its the first incident I've heard about. It happened in Ft. Worth, Texas. There was an attempted abduction in Ft. Worth of a 14-year-old girl. A man walked up behind her, grabbed her and said "you're coming with me." She started screaming and kicking ......
  • Bishop Delaney, leader of Fort Worth diocese, dies

    07/12/2005 8:46:29 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 8 replies · 495+ views
    FORT WORTH — Bishop Joseph Delaney, leader of more than 400,000 Catholics in the Fort Worth Roman Catholic Diocese, has died at age 70. Delaney, who has been bishop of the north central Texas diocese since 1981, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003, but had said the cancer was in remission. *** Delaney's housekeeper discovered his body this morning, Wilson said. Monsignor Kevin Vann, named by the Vatican in May as coadjutor bishop to succeed Delaney upon his death or retirement, had been scheduled to be installed Wednesday. The ordination will be held as planned, but Vann will now...
  • Good Samaritan shot trying to stop assault (FT Worth TX)

    05/16/2005 1:49:37 PM PDT · by Dubya · 16 replies · 831+ views
    Special to the Star-Telegram ^ | May. 16, 2005 | Caren M. Penland
    FORT WORTH -- A 23-year-old Fort Worth man was shot and killed early Monday morning after he tried to help a woman who was being beaten, police said. The man died in the back parking lot of the Que Pasa Club, located at 3125 N. Main St., shortly after 2 a.m. The man, whose identity is not being released until his relatives are notified in Mexico, observed another man beating a woman and tried to intervene. "He said 'Hey, what are you doing' and the other guy said `Mind your own business' and shot him in the chest," said Lt....
  • Palestinian Gang Plots Assassination of Ft. Worth Cop, Federal Agent (local CBS11 Dallas,Ft.Worth)

    05/15/2005 2:28:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 34 replies · 1,420+ views
    CBS11tv.COM ^ | MAY 15, 2005 | Todd Bensman and Robert Riggs
    CBS-11 News The Investigators FORT WORTH -- At home and off duty, Fort Worth Police Detective Scott Campbell never lets two semi-automatic Glock .45s stray far from his shooting hand. He sleeps with one, and while awake, he eats and watches television with both weapons close by. Det. Campbell's wife keeps a loaded gun close at hand too, even though she is a stay-at-home mom who cares for the couple's two young children, ages 4 and 1. Det. Campbell and his wife go to these extraordinary lengths because they and their children have been marked for assassination. A ruthless criminal...
  • Happy Texas Independence Day Y'all!

    03/02/2005 5:45:18 AM PST · by BellStar · 169 replies · 2,747+ views
    History | The 2nd of March 2005 | BellStar
    Happy Texas Independence Day Y'all!
  • Voting will begin Monday for Texans

    10/17/2004 8:08:29 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 66 replies · 772+ views
    Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Sun, Oct. 17, 2004 | Jack Douglas Jr.
    Early voting begins Monday, and local officials are predicting record turnout, triggered by the presidential race, a proposal for Arlington taxpayers to pick up part of the tab for a new Dallas Cowboys stadium and lingering misgivings about the 2000 election. A record 915,000 voters are registered in Tarrant County, and at least 65,000 of them -- another record -- have registered since the March primaries. County Elections Administrator Robert Parten said he expects as much as a 65 percent turnout, with nearly half the voters casting ballots early. "Historically, presidential elections have always increased the number of people who...
  • Apparent Suicide hanging off overpass in DFW (I-20 & Spur 408) (Radio/Vanity)

    01/28/2004 12:48:28 PM PST · by Cobra Scott · 23 replies · 650+ views
    Radio (93.3 the Bone) | 1/28/04 | Cobra Scott
    I have been searching and find nothing. Apparently, there was a body hanging from the overpass on the Spur 408 to I-20 Westbound, and had traffic all snarled up. This did come from the Bone, but it was too ad-lib to be a setup, and the TxDOT cams are shut down there, so I can't see anything. If anyone has heard anything, or was there, I'd appreciate any info. I won't go into why, but I'm curious if this was really a suicide.
  • Ft Worth - Diocese joins Network within the Episcopal Church

    12/09/2003 8:28:39 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 7 replies · 107+ views
    private discussion list | 9 December 2003 | ecusa Bishop Jack Iker
    Bishop Iker has released the following announcement concerning affiliation of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth with the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes in the Episcopal Church. The "organizing convocation" for this Network will be held January 19-20, 2004 in Dallas. Bishop Robert Duncan has been appointed Moderator and Convening Authority of the Network. Recognition of this Anglican groups will be sought from Anglican Primates and Provinces elsewhere as well as from other churches with whom we, as Anglicans, have ecumenical relationships. This Network will also begin the process of coordinating alternative episcopal oversight for congregations in the...
  • Man chokes to death of pot (Darwin Nominee)

    11/20/2003 6:22:09 AM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 12 replies · 138+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS (Printed in the Austin American Statesman) ^ | Thursday, November 20, 2003 | (Not identified)
    Officers had arrived to help him fix a flat tire ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday, November 20, 2003 FORT WORTH -- A man changing a flat tire choked to death on a bag of marijuana he stuffed down his throat in an apparent attempt to hide it from police who stopped to help him early Wednesday. Cpl. Frank Lott of the Corinth Police Department said officers had no idea Nickolas Sandoval, 24, of Ponder had drugs when they spotted him on Interstate 35E in Corinth, about 45 miles northeast of Fort Worth. "Officers went from `Oh, hey, here is someone with a...
  • Windshield case: Was it murder? (Chante Mallard Murder Trial)

    06/22/2003 8:43:39 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 162 replies · 4,149+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram / 'StartleGram' ^ | June 22, 2003 | By Deanna Boyd and Melody McDonald
    Posted on Sat, Jun. 21, 2003 Windshield case: Was it murder?By Deanna Boyd and Melody McDonaldStar-Telegram staff writersFORT WORTH - A mile and a half. The curved stretch of dimly-lit highway and one exit were all that lay between Chante Jawan Mallard and her house in Fort Worth. Mallard trialChante Mallard's trial in the death of Gregory Biggs is expected to begin Monday in the 371st state District Court in Fort Worth. Court TV is scheduled to televise the proceedings. State District Judge James Wilson has placed a gag order on the lawyers and on others involved in the...
  • Cornyn for Senate: Fort Worth and Tyler, TX

    08/09/2002 3:35:29 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 36 replies · 440+ views
    Cornyn Campaign ^ | 08/09/2002 | Cornyn for Senate staff
    Please Join Texas Attorney General John Cornyn Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate For a Campaign Stop To Discuss the Effects of the Current Tax System on Texas Small Business Tuesday, August 13, 2002 Tyler: 9:30 AM Reynolds and Kay 2700 Loop 323 SSW Tyler, TX 75701 Ft. Worth: 2:30 PM Ridglea Hair Fashions 5800 Camp Bowie #C Ft. Worth, TX 76107 For more info FReepmail me or call Brad @ 512-494-8535 Paid for by John Cornyn for Senate P.O. Box 13026, Austin, TX 78711 512-494-8535 ph 512-494-8161 fx www.johncornyn.com
  • Tornadoes hit area - Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas

    04/17/2002 3:43:15 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 40 replies · 2,296+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | April 17, 2002 | By KIM HORNER and NANCY CALAWAY / The Dallas Morning News
    Tornadoes hit area Storms rip FW neighborhood, but no serious injuries reported 04/17/2002 By KIM HORNER and NANCY CALAWAY / The Dallas Morning News FORT WORTH - A band of severe storms sliced through East Fort Worth during Tuesday afternoon's rush hour, spawning at least one tornado and smashing homes but causing only minor injuries. Tornadoes touched down in at least three places in Tarrant County, officials reported, evoking fears and memories of the deadly storms that slammed downtown Fort Worth and parts of Arlington in March 2000. Tornadoes were also sighted in Ellis and Johnson counties. As the...