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Emails Show Gas Company Knew About Leaks Before Fatal Northwest Dallas Explosion

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A gas explosion in Dallas killed a 12-year-old girl last month and prompted the evacuation of a northwest neighborhood of close to 3,000 people.

Dallas Morning News investigative reporter Cary Aspinwall has obtained emails from the Texas Railroad Commission indicating that crews from Atmos Energy, the natural gas supplier in the area, were repairing multiple gas leaks very close to the home that exploded, but the company didn’t shut down the pipelines or evacuate the neighborhood immediately.

One of the emails dated 12 hours before the explosion describes how Atmos employees were investigating two leaks apparently related to previous kitchen fires in the area, but without any sense of urgency or recommendation for further preventive action.

“They didn...

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FC Dallas vs. RSL preview: RSL looks for second-ever win in Frisco, TX

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Real Salt Lake will kick off the 2018 campaign on the road against FC Dallas. With loads of promising talent on the squad, the “Texas curse” is irrelevant ahead of Saturday’s match.

It’s here. It’s finally here. After what seemed like a 10-year offseason (was it really only four months?!), we’re inching closer to opening day of the 2018 MLS season. This year, Real Salt Lake has a doozy to kick things off as they travel to Frisco, Texas to take on FC Dallas in their first meaningful game of the year.

What Texas curse?

We all know by now that RSL has had a rough time in Texas, only winning three games overall through 31 games played against FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo...

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TX Forecast


City/Town;Weather Condition;High Temp (F);Low Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%);Chance of Precip. (%);UV Index

Abilene;Partly sunny;77;57;S;18;68%;57%;3

Abilene Dyess;An afternoon shower;79;58;S;19;60%;73%;3

Alice;Mostly cloudy;86;66;SSE;18;64%;32%;2

Alpine;Mostly sunny, breezy;72;49;WSW;15;44%;44%;5

Amarillo;Sunny, breezy, mild;69;40;SSW;19;45%;5%;4

Angleton;Mostly cloudy;78;65;SSE;16;73%;23%;2

Arlington;A t-storm in spots;73;66;S;13;75%;76%;1

Austin;A t-storm in spots;78;64;SSE;11;73%;76%;1

Austin Bergstrom;A t-storm in spots;78;62;SSE;18;79%;76%;1

Bay;Mostly cloudy, warm;78;66;SSE;16;78%;24%;2

Beaumont;Mostly cloudy, warm;76;66;SSE;11;79%;17%;3


Borger;Sunny and warm;72;42;SSW;17;42%;5%;4

Bowie;A t-storm in spots;76;58;S;16...

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TX Fort Worth TX Zone Forecast

TX Fort Worth TX Zone Forecast for Sunday, February 4, 2018


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National Weather Service Fort Worth TX

323 AM CST Mon Feb 5 2018



Including the city of Dallas

323 AM CST Mon Feb 5 2018

.TODAY…Mostly sunny this morning…then becoming mostly cloudy.

Cooler with highs in the lower 50s. Northeast winds around 5 mph

shifting to the south this afternoon.

.TONIGHT…Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain and drizzle

after midnight. Not as cool with lows in the lower 40s. Southeast

winds around 5 mph shifting to the east after midnight.

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.TUESDAY…Cloudy with showers likely with isolated

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 50s. East winds around 5 mph.

Chance of rain 60 percent.


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11 Dallas Bands Heading to SXSW in March

Cure for Paranoia has a coveted SXSW slot.
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Every year, a handful of bands from Dallas are invited to play SXSW’s official music showcase. Names are trickling out now for this year’s festival of film, interactive media and music, which takes place March 9-18 in Austin. These 11 bands will be making the trip.

Cure for Paranoia
Dallas soul-infused hip-hop quartet Cure for Paranoia formed after the four dudes took a “doomsday road trip” in search of the apocalypse. While they did not find the end of the world, the group has quickly left its trippy mark on the blossoming Deep Ellum rap scene, winning Dallas Observer’s best new act in 2016 and best group act in 2017...

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