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Declining Oil Prices Could Leave Booming North Texas Real Estate Industry Running on Fumes

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Last year might have been a white hot 12 months of sales for the North Texas real estate industry, but some national economists warn that plunging oil prices might put the brakes on things. National

How Will Dropping Oil Prices Affect Property Investments in Texas?

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In recent months, the United States has seen gas and oil prices drop significantly — one benefit of high oil production from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. But while many Americans have lauded the country’s

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University of Texas Researchers Discover New Way to Control Gene Therapy

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The medical center at the University of Texas at Dallas is one of the foremost research facilities in the world, perhaps best known for their role in the creation of statin drugs. A lifesaving

Three Injured in Truck-SUV Collision on Highway 77

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Three people were injured in a collision between a semi-truck and an SUV Monday afternoon in Waxahachie, TX. The accident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m on Highway 77 where it intersects with Dart Way. “This

Texas Prison Bus Crashes Into Moving Freight Train, Eight Inmates and Two Officers Killed

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Recent traffic statistics show that there are about 30,800 fatal car crashes annually in the U.S. — but few crashes are as serious as the bus crash that occurred on a West Texas highway

Fire at San Antonio Senior Home Leaves Five Dead, 10 Injured, Dozens Missing and Hundreds Displaced

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A fire at a senior living apartment building left five dead, 10 hospitalized and dozens unaccounted for in Castle Hills, a suburb of San Antonio. Approximately 150 firefighters from San Antonio, along with six fire

Town Hall meeting centers around smoking, earthquakes

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Approximately 250 Irving citizens and members of special interest groups packed the Irving Arts Center’ Dupree Theater for the Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, to discuss two trending topics in Irving: the

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The Kitchen of the Future is Here

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The most popular home improvement project, at 69% of all remodels, a new kitchen makes a huge difference in the daily lives of its owners, according to the 2012 Remodeling Market Index. Remodeling the

Dwindling Texas Abortion Clinics Cause Activists to Mobilize

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There were 41 abortion clinics in the state of Texas at the beginning of 2013. Today, a mere 17 of the state’s clinics remain open, after the state’s Republican-controlled legislature — which had already

Irving ISD leadership works to make students successful in Advanced Placement courses

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The Irving Independent School District was recently recognized by College Board as the National ‘AP District of the Year’ because of increased student access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses and improving AP exam scores.