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Texas Republican To Press For $705 Billion Defense Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) – A powerful House Republican is set to press his case for $705 billion in military spending next year.

The Armed Services Committee chairman, congressman Mac Thornberry of Texas, is pushing for a defense budget that’s larger than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 101 more words

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Police Seek Gunman In Arlington Road Rage Killing

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Arlington are on the hunt for a gunman who shot and killed a driver on Sunday in what is believed to have been a road rage incident. 293 more words

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Analysis: Texas Gave House GOP Biggest Gerrymandering Bump

AUSTIN (AP) – Voting districts drawn by Texas’ Republican-controlled Legislature helped the party win nearly four more U.S. House seats than it otherwise would have in the last election, which was more than any other state, an Associated Press analysis of the results of federal and state legislative races found. 776 more words

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Travel Guide: Messina Hof Winery

In celebration of the birthday of one of my close friends, we spent the day at Messina Hof, a winery and resort in Bryan, TX.   418 more words

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Summer Is Peak Season For Tick Bites

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Summer in the DFW area is also the peak season for tick bites. This year’s rainfall and humid weather have sparked an increase in the pest population, but there are things that North Texans can do to avoid getting bitten while outdoors. 372 more words

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Silver Alert Issued For Missing Irving Man

A statewide ‘silver alert’ has been issued for 81-year-old Louis Blaylock of Irving.

Irving Police say Mr. Blaylock (6′ 2″, 220lbs) was last seen Sunday night in the area of  7700 N Macarthur Blvd in  Irving driving a Gray, 2004 Lexus RX3 with TX License Plate 6MRPM. 34 more words

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Hurricane Dora Forms In The Pacific Off Mexico's Coast

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dora has formed in the Pacific off Mexico’s southwestern coast.

The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 80 mph (129 kph) with some strengthening likely before weakening is expected to begin Tuesday. 79 more words

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