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Trump Revokes Former CIA Director’s Clearance

Trump Revokes Former CIA Director’s Clearance

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former Obama administration CIA director John Brennan. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the decision at a White House briefing Wednesday. Sanders is citing Brennan’s “erratic conduct and behavior” and accusing him of “lying” and “wild outbursts.” Brennan has been deeply critical…MORE

The Filing Period For Dallas City Council Candidacy is Now Open

The Filing Period For Dallas City Council Candidacy is Now Open

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF News) – Following Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway’s resignation and guilty plea to federal corruption charges, there is now an open seat on the Dallas City Council. The Dallas City Council approved a special election to fill the District 4 Seat. Interested candidates have until next Thursday, August 23rd, by 6p.m. to enter…MORE

New Samsung Smartphone Beats Apple’s Release of New iPhones By A Month

New Samsung Smartphone Beats Apple’s Release of New iPhones By A Month

NEW YORK (AP) – Samsung has announced that its next major smartphone will come out Aug. 24. The new Galaxy Note 9 will be faster and last longer without a recharge. But don’t expect earth-shattering features. The improvements reflect a general stagnation in smartphone hardware innovation. Major changes tend to come every few years rather…MORE

Hundreds of Texas Schools Eligible For $174 Million in Federal Grants

Hundreds of Texas Schools Eligible For $174 Million in Federal Grants

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – More than 300 Texas school districts that helped educate Hurricane Harvey-displaced students are eligible to apply for $174 million in federal grants. The Texas Education Agency on Tuesday announced the assistance and a list of eligible districts and charter schools . The money comes from the Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for…MORE

Texas Education Agency Releases School District Ratings

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF News) – The Texas Education Agency released controversial school district reports cards Wednesday morning. Districts are given letter grades A through F and the agency said the rating system is meant to improve accountability. In addition to letter grades, districts are given ratings of “met requirement” and “improvement required” based on how schools performed…MORE

The State Fair of Texas Announces Finalists for 2018 Big Tex Awards

The State Fair of Texas Announces Finalists for 2018 Big Tex Awards

Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – The State Fair of Texas has announced the 10 food finalists that will be available at this year’s fair. One of them is the Cotton Candy Taco — it’s creator Justin Martinez says being creative year after year is a challenge. “The hard part is not being too crazy where it’s going…MORE

Dallas Officials Consider Adding New Entrance to Love Field to Ease Congestion

Dallas Officials Consider Adding New Entrance to Love Field to Ease Congestion

Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – As passenger traffic continues to grow at Dallas Love Field, city officials are looking at ways to ease traffic congestion. Cars pile in on the south side of the airport off Mockingbird Lane and Cedar Springs, and a new north side entrance is among solutions. Dallas Director of Aviation Mark Duebner told…MORE

Fort Worth ISD Discusses Possible Anthem Guidelines For Students Who Want to Kneel

Fort Worth ISD Discusses Possible Anthem Guidelines For Students Who Want to Kneel

Fort Worth (WBAP/KLIF) – A controversial conversation over national anthem protests is in the spotlight at Fort Worth ISD. District spokesman Clint Bond tells WFAA-TV that the district is considering guidelines as they face the possibility of protests among high school football players. The aim is to strike a balance between voicing opinions, but understanding…MORE

As drought lingers, Texas ranchers opt to reduce their herds

As drought lingers, Texas ranchers opt to reduce their herds

DALLAS (AP) — A growing number of Texas ranchers and farmers are trimming their livestock, or selling them altogether, as the persistent drought has eliminated water supplies and forage for the animals. Some landowners describe a boom-and-bust cycle playing out with increasing frequency as one drought follows another: a rancher builds up his livestock but…MORE

Cards, Supplies For Students at Back to School Festival

Cards, Supplies For Students at Back to School Festival

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) — Volunteers spent Tuesday writing notes of encouragement to students in the Dallas Independent School District that will be handed out with backpacks full of school supplies. The notes and the back-to-school basics are all a part of an annual event, put together by For Oak Cliff. On Saturday, community members will get…MORE