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Texas Leaders Continue to Discourage Defunding Police

Texas Leaders Continue to Discourage Defunding Police

HOUSTON (WBAP/KLIF) – State leaders in Texas continue to discourage cities from defunding Police departments. The City of Austin recently allocated $150 million away from Police. Governor Abbott continues efforts to make it tough on cities that defund their Police departments. He said Wednesday in Houston that if Austin doesn’t change it’s approach to policing, the…MORE

Dallas City Council Approves Fair Park Master Plan

Dallas City Council Approves Fair Park Master Plan

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The Dallas City Council unanimously approved the 2020 Fair Park Master Plan Update on Wednesday, which outlines the vision and future planned development for Fair Park. The announcement comes on the heels of the Dallas Park and Recreation Board approval this past summer. The Master Plan Update was presented by Fair Park First,…MORE

Dallas ISD Receives 15,000 Rapid Covid Tests, District Plans to Test Student Athletes First

Dallas ISD Receives 15,000 Rapid Covid Tests, District Plans to Test Student Athletes First

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF)- The Texas Education Agency has selected Dallas ISD for it’s rapid Covid-19 testing program. Robyn Harris with Dallas ISD said the district is getting 15,000 rapid antigen tests and they will start by testing student athletes every week before practices, and eventually include other students and staff. “Our student athletes have the greatest interaction,”…MORE

Vice Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris to Campaign in Fort Worth, Republicans React

Vice Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris to Campaign in Fort Worth, Republicans React

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF) – Democrat Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris will campaign later this week in Tarrant County. According to her campaign, the Senator from California will make several stops in Texas on Friday, including a visit to Fort Worth. Democrats in Tarrant County feel they may have momentum after Beto O’Rourke gave Ted Cruz…MORE

After Facing Backlash, Texas Council Outlaws Social Worker Bias Against Clients

After Facing Backlash, Texas Council Outlaws Social Worker Bias Against Clients

AUSTIN  (WBAP/KLIF News) – The Texas chapter of the National Association is applauding a Texas council decision to rescind an action that would have allowed social workers to turn away clients based on their disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted unanimously Tuesday to restore the protections of those…MORE

FWPD Releases Surveillance Photo of Stockyards-Area Shooting Suspect

FWPD Releases Surveillance Photo of Stockyards-Area Shooting Suspect

Fort Worth (WBAP/KLIF) – Fort Worth police have released a photo of a man who they say shot and wounded a man near a parking lot in the Stockyards area two weeks ago. The incident happened overnight October 11 in the 2500 block of Rodeo Plaza. Police say the victim was among a group of…MORE

Trial Set For Former Fort Worth Officer Charged With Murder

Trial Set For Former Fort Worth Officer Charged With Murder

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge in Texas has tentatively set an August trial date for a white former police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson, a Black woman who was fatally shot through a window. Judge David Hagerman on Tuesday said the scheduling may be fluid but that…MORE

Texas Supreme Court Backs Abbott On Limiting Ballot Drops

Texas Supreme Court Backs Abbott On Limiting Ballot Drops

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The Texas Supreme Court has vacated a state court injunction against Gov. Greg Abbott’s order limiting counties to one drop-off site each for mailed ballots. Without dissent, justices ruled Tuesday that a temporary injunction by a lower court in a court challenge by civil rights groups in Austin stood little chance…MORE

Help Available for Texas Renters Facing Eviction

Help Available for Texas Renters Facing Eviction

Texas (WBAP/KLIF) – Despite a national moratorium on evictions, thousands of renters are getting the boot as landlords are finding ways around the temporary freeze. Since the order was issued by the CDC in early September 4th, nearly 23-hundred eviction notices were filed in Fort Worth alone. But a big legal effort backed with lots…MORE

Four Dallas Area Bars Shut Down

Four Dallas Area Bars Shut Down

(WBAP/KLIF) — Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) agents continue to take part in “Operation Safe Open”, intended to assure that Texas businesses are following state standards to slow the spread of COVID-19. Under Governor Greg Abbott’s executive orders, indoor customer capacity limits are 50% for bars and 75% for restaurants.  Both groups must also enforce…MORE