Far North Dallas patient has county’s first case of West Nile virus this year

Far North Dallas patient has county’s first case of West Nile virus this year

A Far West Dallas resident was diagnosed with the county’s first case of West Nile virus this year, health officials say. The patient, who lives in the 75248 ZIP code, was diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease, the more debilitating form of the mosquito-borne illness. Dallas County Health and Human Services called it the first human case of the infection this year, though it’s awaiting confirmation from Texas Department of State Health Services. "Our mosquito…

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The Dallas Morning News Charities inaugural summer feeding campaign raises $105,000

The Dallas Morning News Charities inaugural summer feeding campaign raises $105,000

Staff Photographer In May, The Dallas Morning News Charities launched a first-time campaign to raise funds to feed hungry North Texas children during summer break. The goal was $30,000. At about $1 per meal, that’s roughly 30,000 meals. Donors more than tripled that measure, though, as the inaugural summer feeding campaign raised about $105,000 from 445 donors — enough for approximately 105,000 meals. The drive, which began May 15 and ended June 27, benefits six…

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Found A Really Nice Home In North Dallas Texas

I was in the market to buy a home after several years of renting. I had a steady job that I just got a raise with and wanted to start looking around for something to buy. I contacted a friend of mine that was a real estate agent and asked the where the best starting point was when looking to purchase a home. They told me it’s best to get pre-approved for a home loan…

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How dare Dallas County’s neighbors bite the hands that treat them at Parkland

How dare Dallas County’s neighbors bite the hands that treat them at Parkland

It’s bad enough that Dallas County’s public hospital has become a lifeboat for so many uninsured people across North Texas. We don’t need our richer neighbors up north in Collin County mocking or maligning us for doing the right thing — especially when we’re required to do so by law. We need them to chip in. Here’s the long and short of it: Without Parkland Memorial Hospital’s excellent trauma and emergency-room care, we’d have a…

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North Texas storms produce lightning strikes, record rainfall and cooler temperatures

North Texas storms produce lightning strikes, record rainfall and cooler temperatures

Lightning struck the Bank of America building in downtown and a home in far north Fort Worth during a wave of thunderstorms Saturday that left thousands of customers without power while dumping record rainfall across the region. The Fort Worth Fire Department responded to a structure fire call around 6:45 a.m. in the 10400 block Stoneside Trail in the Crawford Farms neighborhood. Fire department spokesman Kyle Clay said two adults and three children were displaced…

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Plenty of options to feed Dad on Father’s Day throughout Dallas area

Plenty of options to feed Dad on Father’s Day throughout Dallas area

Showtime at the Apollo’s Kiki Sheppard enjoyed the dining options available at a recent City Men Cook evening (Courtesy Image) As Father’s Day starts, we know there are dads who are committed vegetarians, those who love salads or simply make an effort to eat healthily. They will find plenty to enjoy at several of the Father’s Day events profiled below. But for those who prefer a Texas size steak or buffet, keep the mug this…

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North Texas’ biggest estate up for auction

North Texas’ biggest estate up for auction

A grand North Texas Estate is up for grabs at a bargain price. The Champ D’Or mansion near Denton has more than 48,000 square feet – as big as a department store. But no big box store has French-inspired architecture, reflecting pools out front and indoor swimming pool. Built in 2002 at an estimated cost of more than $50 million, the Texas French Chateau has been for sale almost since it was finished. It last…

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It just felt like it rained a lot, but really it was 4th driest May in Dallas-Fort Worth

It just felt like it rained a lot, but really it was 4th driest May in Dallas-Fort Worth

May is usually the rainiest month of the year in Dallas-Fort Worth, but this year it’s anything but. With one day left in the month, DFW International Airport recorded 14 percent of the normal rainfall level making this May at the fourth driest with .70 inches, meteorologist Jesse Moore with the National Weather Service said. Average rainfall for the month is 4.9 inches. Last year, Dallas-Fort Worth was above normal with 6.25 inches. Though North…

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North Texas concertgoers feel more sadness than fear after Manchester attack

North Texas concertgoers feel more sadness than fear after Manchester attack

DALLAS — The headliner Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas was nostalgia. A mostly grown-up group filled in to see "The Total Package Tour," featuring New Kids On The Block, Paula Abdul, and Boyz II Men. Judging by the themed t-shirts, NKOTB was the crowd favorite. "[They were] my very first concert, not to date myself, but way back in 1989!" said Katie Crist. Still, you’re never too old to forget what…

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Would North Dallas Texas Be A Place You Want To Live?

Would North Dallas Texas Be A Place You Want To Live?

Many larger cities in the US are divided into north, south, east and west. Any city can be, but larger cities are so huge that people talk about them in this manner naturally. You usually don’t do that with a smaller city. In Texas, there are many large cities, including Dallas. I used to live by San Antonio, and I am fully aware of people saying south San Antonio and so forth. Sometimes not all…

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