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HPD: Car nearly splits in half in fatal high-speed crash The car nearly split in half after hitting a tree, police said.

A Look Ahead At Highlights From The Art & Seek Calendar Grisham will be discussing his latest legal thriller "The Guardians." Don't miss Weatherford College Jazz Band's fall concert tonight. The group will perform at the Weather College Marjorie Alkek Fine Arts Center. Friday. Time is running out to catch "Single Black Female" at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre.

Early Lead Slips Away As Astros Drop Game 1 Of The World Series The Astros will look to draw even in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday night after the Washington Nationals took the opener of the Fall Classic 5-4 Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. The series is expected to be all about pitching, and that continues to be the case in Game 2 as future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander takes the mound for Houston.

Customers Run for Their Lives as EF-3 Tornado Strikes Customers ran for their lives as an EF-3 tornado struck a store in northwest Dallas.

The Next Cold Front Is on the Way Wednesday will be dry and warm with high temperatures around 80. Get your outdoor work completed because a cold front arrives Thursday with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Rain chances will increase Thursday and last into Friday. Any showers Saturday will be in the morning followed by a mainly dry weekend.

Oncor Crews Work to Repair Power Lines After Severe Weather Video provided to NBC 5 by Oncor, shows crews working to restore power after severe storms hit North Texas on Sunday night.

Applications Being Accepted for Texas Game Warden, State Park Police Cadet Class AUSTIN - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is building its next generation of elite state law enforcement officers with the 64th Texas Game Warden and State Park Police Cadet class. Applications are being accepted Oct. 15-Nov. 15. Texas game wardens and park police are a unique breed of law enforcement unlike no other.

Garland ISD Launches Program to Bring Back Students Who Have Dropped Out It's called Operation Opportunity, Garland ISD's effort to develop one-on-one relationships with students who have dropped out of school and help steer them back to the classroom. "I'm working, I'm trying to pay off my car, it's hard for me to just come up with some money," one teen they caught up with at home said.

After a steady rise, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen's fall came fast Others, meanwhile, never heard from the speaker. On Friday evening, over 24 hours after Sullivan's allegations first went public, Bonnen emailed House Republicans with the subject line, "Setting the record straight." Missing from that email was Sullivan's explicit allegation about a 10-member political target list.

Arrest roundup nets 159 parole violators in Houston area In the midst of the most recent roundup, a man with an active parole warrant fatally shot Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, the county's first Sikh deputy, on Sept. 27 during a routine traffic stop. Daniel Solis was charged with capital murder in the case.

Teachers From Tornado Ravaged High School Reassure Students Teachers from tornado-ravaged Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas fanned out in the neighborhood Tuesday to reassure students that classes would resume. Dozens of teachers went door-to-door handing out snacks and fliers with information about Wednesday's start of classes at the former Thomas Edison Middle School in West Dallas.

The Contemporary Austin Opens Call for Artist Crit Group 2020 The 2020 Crit Group at Contemporary Austin will be led by: the Contemporary Austin’s Director of Public Programs and Community Engagement, Andrea Mellard; Austin artist Sterling Allen; and curator Annette…

Bonnen downfall throws House majority fight into uncertainty I am confident in my record serving my district and look forward to a vigorous campaign focused on what we've accomplished together as well as the challenges ahead of us….

Dallas Mavericks Open 2019-20 Regular Season Wednesday Night A new NBA season is just about here and Mavericks' guard Luka Doncic can't wait to put the ball through the hoop. "It's a new era here," the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year said. A new era with two new faces of the franchise.

Eddie Clement awarded 'Community Helper Appreciation' award by the North Texas Honda Dealers 19, Eddie Clement was awarded the 'Community Helper Appreciation' award by the North Texas Honda Dealers.

Families Race to Save Valuables After Tornado With thunderstorms in the forecast Thursday, people cleaning up Sunday's tornado damage are working against the clock before rain does additional harm. "Being able to get any of our memories out is really what matters now. Not the stuff," said Courtney Devlin.

Organizations Unite to Feed Children, Families Still Without Power in NW Dallas The daunting task of recovery is only beginning for thousands of North Texas families. Meteorologists confirmed three additional tornadoes touched down on Sunday night, bringing the total number of tornadoes to nine across the region. Oncor says 32,000 customers are still without power in and around Dallas.

REGIONAL: Lineman injured in Fannin County Deater said the lineman suffered had severe burns and appeared to have broken both legs. He was flown to Plano Medical City from the scene. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Phone: 903-785-8899. Email: [email protected]

Three thoughts as No. 15 Texas gets set to face TCU Let's examine three things the Longhorns need to focus on in order to win their next conference matchup and keep their Big 12 title hopes alive. Last Saturday against Kansas, Texas turned the ball over twice in the fourth quarter, while failing to force any turnovers of their own.

Photos: World Series Game 1 At Minute Maid Scenes from around the ballpark as the Astros host the Washington Nationals.

With a lame-duck speaker, Texas House confronts the work of the interim For the next 14 months, assuming there is no further shakeup in House leadership structure, the same powerful committee chairmen who called for Bonnen to step down will be asked to carry out his will for their committees - and every decision the speaker makes will be viewed in the shadow of his fatal politicking.

Flower Mound High School Teacher Accused of Indecency With a Child: Police Dallas police arrested a Flower Mound high school teacher accused of indecency with a child. James Larue Moore, 58, is charged with a second-degree felony for the alleged incident police said occurred five years ago at a private residence.

Where to Watch the Astros Play in the World Series in Austin Will the Texas baseball team bring home a second World Series trophy? The state sure hopes so. The games begin tonight, Tuesday, October 22 at 7:08 p.m. and run through Sunday, October 27. If you're stuck in Austin for the championship series and not in Houston, it's more likely than not that most local bars and restaurants will show the games.

2019 NFL Week 7 Power Rankings: Cowboys rise again after beating Eagles Cowboys reverse course in the power rankings.

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