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City of Irving Offers Emergency COVID-19 Financial Housing Assistance

City of Irving Offers Emergency COVID-19 Financial Housing Assistance

IRVING (WBAP/KLIF)- The City of Irving is offering a new program to help Irving residents pay past due rent, mortgage and utilities bills. The program seeks to provide support to people in Irving who have suffered a financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city received funds from Dallas County under the Coronavirus Relief…MORE

Small North Texas School Districts Return to In-Person Instruction

Small North Texas School Districts Return to In-Person Instruction

KEENE (WBAP/KLIF)- About 80% of students at Keene ISD returned to in person learning Tuesday. Keene ISD Superintendent Ricky Stephens says kids were so excited to be back. “It was a great morning to see our kid’s faces again, we had kids as early as 5:45am waiting outside for school to start,” said Stephens. “In…MORE

Home Explosion in Fort Worth, One Man Critically Injured

Home Explosion in Fort Worth, One Man Critically Injured

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF)- The Fort Worth Fire Department is investigating a home explosion in South Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Fire Department’s Mike Drivdahl says one man, believed to be in his late 20’s, suffered critical injuries and was flown to Parkland Hospital. Drivdhal said the man had severe burns to the front of his…MORE

Governor Abbott Announces Federal Extension of Texas National Guard COVID-19 Mission

Governor Abbott Announces Federal Extension of Texas National Guard COVID-19 Mission

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that President Trump has extended federal funding for the Texas National Guard’s mission to help combat COVID-19 in communities across the state. According to the Governor, the extension will be fully funded by the federal government through the end of 2020. “The Texas National Guard plays a…MORE

Trump Criticizes Dr. Deborah Birx for the First Time After She Issues Coronavirus Warnings

Trump Criticizes Dr. Deborah Birx for the First Time After She Issues Coronavirus Warnings

Washington (WBAP/KLIF) –  President Trump criticized Dr. Deborah Birx in a Monday tweet after she warned the pandemic is “extraordinarily widespread” in the US. While Trump and other top White House officials have publicly attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci, the tweet marked the first time Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, publicly…MORE

Southwest Airlines Dials Back Cleaning Procedures

Southwest Airlines Dials Back Cleaning Procedures

Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) –  In an effort to return to faster turnaround times, Dallas based Southwest Airlines has reportedly cut back on cleaning procedures. According to a memo to flight attendants obtained by USA TODAY, the airline is no longer cleaning armrests and seat belts between flights.  High touch areas like bathrooms and tray tables will still be…MORE

Army Sgt. Who Fatally Shot Austin BLM Protester Had Previously Tweeted Against Protests

Army Sgt. Who Fatally Shot Austin BLM Protester Had Previously Tweeted Against Protests

Austin (WBAP/KLIF) – Austin Police say 40 people were arrested over two nights of weekend demonstrations. Most of the arrests were made near a makeshift memorial for Garrett Foster who was fatally shot during an anti-police brutality protest July 25. Daniel Perry told police that he shot foster from inside his car in self-defense. Perry…MORE

TCU Coach Patterson Apologizes For Repeating Racial Slur

TCU Coach Patterson Apologizes For Repeating Racial Slur

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU’s chancellor said football coach Gary Patterson apologized Monday for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the slur in team meetings. Linebacker Dylan Jordan accused Patterson on Twitter of using the slur during a confrontation at practice. Center Kellton Hollins said on Twitter the team’s leadership council…MORE