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The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, with a population of nearly six million, covers twelve counties in North Texas. Neighborhoods and communities in the area range from charming city neighborhoods to sprawling rural communities. There's something for everyone here.
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Arboretum Celebrates 30 Years of "Dallas Blooms"

2013 Toy Drives in DFW
Help Santa help those that are less fortunate in 2013. Here are some places to drop off an unwrapped toy. Thanks for your generosity.

Sleet, Major Ice Storm Slams Dallas, Fort Worth Area
Icemageddon is the term used to describe the great Ice Storm of 2013 in DFW.

Dana Vollmer from Granbury Wins Olympic Gold, Sets New World Record
Dana Vollmer from Granbury won Olympic Gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Heat Advisory for North Texas
Complain about the North Texas weather if you want. Wait, I'll do it for you.

Winter in DFW
Start the new year off with a resolution. Celebrate the Martin Luther King holiday, the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, Ground Hog Day in DFW.

Cheers! Blue Martini at the Shops at Legacy
Blue Martini is a new, upscale bar/lounge that's a one-stop destination for dining, drinking and dancing at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas.

The Ewings are Back in "Dallas"
Blood may be thicker than water, but it's not thicker than oil if your last name is Ewing. "Dallas" airs June 13, 2012 on TNT.

Help Hollie Cavanagh Advance to "American Idol's" Top 3
McKinney resident Hollie Cavanagh needs your support to make it into the Top 3 on "American Idol." Let's all rock the vote Wednesday and support our local talent!

Fort Worth Public Pools and Spray Grounds
For the first time in two years, Marine Pool will open in Fort Worth.

Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported Across North Texas
West Nile virus is a serious mosquito-borne disease that can cause encephalitis, a brain inflammation.

GCB: "Good Christian B-----s" Airs on ABC, Set in Dallas
"GCB" is the new hour-long, weekly show that's set in Dallas. A former high school mean girl loses her husband and she's off to see if you really can go back home.

Spring Means Pollen, Trouble for DFW Allergy Sufferers
Spring brings flowers. Flowers bring pollen. Pollen brings itchy, watery eyes, stuffiness, sneezing for allergy sufferers.

DFW Charities: Where to Discard Your Old Stuff Junk Used Clothing
DFW has abundance of local charities that would love to have your unwanted items. Your trash might be someone else's treasure.

Jimmy Buffett Concert in 2012 at Gexa Energy Pavillion
A Jimmy Buffett concert is a festival experience but it's been moved from Frisco to Dallas in 2012.

Six Flags Over Texas Hosts January 2012 Job Fair
Six Flags Over Texas, the largest themepark in North Texas, is conducting a Job Fair in January in preparation for the 2012 season.

About Town: Highlights of 2011 in DFW
About Town highlights of 2011 with Angela Patterson.

Christmas Light Installation in the Greater Dallas Area
DFW Xmas Lights can install and remove Christmas lights. Call for a free quote.

DFW Experiences Earthquake
An earthquake just happened in North Texas just before 11 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2011.

TCU's Frogs for the Cure Flash Mob Video
TCU's Frogs for the Cure is an amazing organization which is both raising funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure as well as awareness. Students and alumni have reached out to the community -- bring in people like Mark Cuban -- to assist with this wonderful charity and the events associated with it.

Stonebriar Centre in Frisco: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Santa Claus is coming to Stonebriar Centre on Friday, November 11, 2011.

DFW Haunted Houses
The Dallas area has some of the nation's largest haunted houses, including one that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2006.

TCU's Frogs for the Cure Flash Mob Video
TCU's Frogs for the Cure is an amazing organization which is both raising funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure as well as awareness. Students and alumni have reached out to the community -- bring in people like Mark Cuban -- to assist with this wonderful charity and the events associated with it.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Saturday, October 15, 2011 is the Dallas Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure.

Review: Spa Nail 7 in Frisco, Texas
Spa Nail 7 is a reasonably-priced, extremely sanitary nail salon in Frisco, Texas. Under new management, you will appreciate their customer service and relaxing atmosphere.

DFW Weather: 71 Days and We Have a New Record for Triple-Digit Temperatures
DFW finally got a record: 70 days of triple-digit temperatures!

Grapevine Opens 2 New Spray Parks
Enjoy a spray park. They're fun. They're free.

DFW Weather: 69 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
It cooled off a little but recent temperature hikes are proving that fall isn't here to stay.

DFW Weather: 65 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
It's hot in DFW but at least we're NOT Wichita Falls. They've recorded 95 days of triple-diggies. Possum Kingdom Lake, west of Fort Worth, is experiencing grass fires for the second time this summer. At this time, the fire is 30% contained.

DFW Weather: 64 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
It's hot in DFW but at least we're NOT Wichita Falls. They've recorded 94 days of triple-diggies. Even worse, Possum Kingdom Lake is the victim of another grassfire. At this time, it's zero percent contained.

DFW Weather: 63 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
It's hot in DFW but at least we're NOT Wichita Falls. They've recorded 93 days of triple-diggies.

DFW Weather: 55 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures so Far in 2011
How many days of 100-degree weather have we had in 2011? Tune in for deets!

City of Frisco Moves to Stage Two Water Restrictions August 19, 2011
The city of Frisco starts Level 2 water restrictions August 19, 2011.

DFW Pays Tribute to September 11
There are numerous 9/11 memorial services throughout DFW to commemorate the lives lost during the tragic events that occurred on that date in 2001 at sites in New York City, Washington and southern Pennsylvania. The open house will include demonstrations and displays by some of the FD's specialty units including: District 4 Councilmember...

DFW Weather: Triple-Digit Temps End Short of Record at 40 Consecutive Days
We came so close to beating the 1980 record. If those darn clouds wouldn't have blown in from Oklahoma, we would have beaten it!

DFW Weather Tuesday: 40 Straight Days of 100 Degrees or Higher and Counting
Angela gets her Meteorology Degree today -- with one good guess.

DFW Weather Sunday: 37 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
It's time to move to Canada.

Frisco
Frisco is a growing, affluent Dallas suburb with a population of over 120,000.

DFW Weather Thursday: 35 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
It's hot.

Central 214 to Host Cowboys vs. Jets Watch Party to Benefit Red Cross on 9/11
Central 214 hosts benefit for Red Cross on 10th Anniversary of 9/11.

DFW Weather Thursday: 34 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
It's so hot!

DFW Weather: 33 Straight Days of 100 Degrees or Higher and Counting
We're going to see record-high temps all week long. Doesn't February's ice storm seem so far away?

DFW Weather: 32 Days of Temps at or Above 100 Degrees and Counting
We're going to see record-high temps all week long. Doesn't February's ice storm seem so far away?

DFW Weather: 30 Straight Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
The dog days of summer keep lingering with no relief in sight.

DFW Weather: 29 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
We are now in a tie with the second longest heat wave (29 days in a row in 1998).

DFW Weather: 28 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
It's gettin' hot in here. So take off all our clothes. To save money, of couse.

DFW Weather: 27 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
DFW is experiencing the greatest heat wave in years.

Biscuits for Boobies is Set for Thursday, September 15 at Norma's Cafe
You won't want to miss an event called "Biscuits for Boobies."

DFW Weather: 26 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
DFW is experiencing the greatest heat wave in years.

DFW Weather: 25 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
DFW is experiencing one helluva heat wave.

DFW Weather: 24 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
DFW is experiencing one helluva heat wave.

DFW Weather: 23 Days Over 100 Degrees And Counting
DFW is experiencing a heat wave.

Fair Park Fourth Fireworks Display Set to Dazzle Dallas
Dallas' Official Independence Day Celebration is July 4, 2011

Frisco Texas Makes Too 20 Most Romantic Cities in America
Frisco, TX was named Number 20 in the Most Romantic Cities in America by Amazon.com.

ERCOT Warns DFW: Conserve Energy or Face More Rolling Power Outages
DFW expects record lows. ERCOT warns residents to conserve energy or face rolling blackouts Thursday, February 10, 2011.

A Tribute to Black History Month
Ebony Emeralds Classic Theater returns to South Side on Lamar to perform “Three Tales of Black History" Monday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blue Room.

Your Ticket to Work and Fun is at Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas, the largest themepark in North Texas, is conducting a Job Fair in January in preparation for it's 50th anniversary year.

DFW Asked to Conserve Power; Residents Facing Rolling Power Outages
DFW residents asked to conserve energy during one of the coldest days in the past 15 years.

Zumba Classes At the Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Zumba classes are headed to the Oak Cliff Cultural Center beginning January 26, 2011.

DFW's First Snowstorm of 2011
Rain quickly turned to snow and DFW had its first snowstorm of 2011. Freezing drizzle is still in the forecast.

Preston Hollow
Forget everything J.R. Ewing taught you Dallas, Preston Hollow has some of the most expensive and luxurious homes in the state. You don’t have to be an oil tycoon to live here but it may help pay the mortgage if you’re a professional athlete or own the team.

Home Dog Training
Home dog training offers obedience classes in the comfort of your own home. Great for anyone whose dog could use a little (or a lot of) behavior modification, this is especially beneficial for dogs who get easily distracted by other dogs.

Pet Grooming: How Do You Get Your Pets Ready For The Groomers?
Not all pets enjoy being groomed, but they all need it! Sometimes I run out of time to bathe my three dogs and I have to have someone else do it. But taking them out can be a challenge: one compensates for her size by growling at everyone (although she's never bitten anyone, it understandably makes people uneasy), another has separation anxiety, and the third wants to be everybody's friend, wh…

Mobile Pet Grooming
Even the most fastidious of pets needs tender loving care at some point. Why not have someone come out to your house to groom them? Mobile pet groomers will come to your door with their own shampoo, water, grooming tools, and dryer in their van and will only need an electrical outlet to run it all. Best of all, it costs the same as if you packed up your pets and drove them to a brick-and-morta…

Living in Arlington
Arlington is the third largest city in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex with a population of more than 370,000. Centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington provides access to both cities, DFW airport, and many local lakes. But residents of Arlington don't have to leave their home city to enjoy some of the best fun the Metroplex has to offer.

Living in Dallas West End
Dallas's West End Historic District is located near downtown Dallas and contains a high concentration of shops, restaurants, and attractions. The nightlife is always hopping in the Dallas West End.

Living in Downtown Plano
Downtown Plano has upscale, affordable apartments, art galleries and museums, restaurants, shopping, theatres, and a large park to relax in. Charming neighborhood filled with early twentieth-century homes lie within easy walking distance.

A Tour of Downtown Plano
Like so many cities, Plano's downtown revitalization effort has paid off. Downtown is now a thriving location for restaurants, retail, and living.

Mockingbird Station
Mockingbird Station, on the DART light rail's Red and Blue lines, has everything a Dallasite needs to live: lofts, restaurants and groceries, nightlife, cinema, and various necessities.

Living Downtown
For a long time, downtown Dallas was the business district and nothing else. Streets cleared out shortly after five. Historic buildings sat empty at night, some empty during the day. Nowadays, downtown still has the businesses, but the efforts have brought in urban dwellers, more shopping, nightlife—downtown Dallas has a character all its own.

A Walking Tour of Downtown Dallas
Enjoy this walking tour which takes you past some of downtown Dallas's nicest parks and well-known buildings. The entire tour can be completed in about forty-five minutes, but I encourage you to stop and relax in the parks, take in some shopping, and try the restaurants along the way.

American Airlines Supports American Red Cross and Oklahoma Tornado Victims
American Airlines is working with the American Red Cross to aid people affected by the major tornadoes that have struck Oklahoma. The storms have left widespread swathes of destruction, injury and loss of life, and have left thousands homeless.

Plano
Plano is the ninth largest city in Texas with a population of 250,000. Just a short drive to the north of Dallas, this affluent community is a popular place from which to commute to Dallas.

Fort Worth South
The revitalization of Fort Worth South is already bringing businesses and luxury lofts to the area around I-30.

Town of Addison Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Kaboomtown
Kaboomtown is a nationally recognized fireworks show in the town of Addison.

DFW-Based Fortune 500 Companies
There are 24 Fortune 500 companies based in the DFW area.

Where to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree in Dallas - Fort Worth
You picked the perfect Christmas tree. What do you do with it when Christmas is over?

Roanoke
This small city to the north of Fort Worth is an up-and-coming town.

DFW Experience Outage
DFW is experiencing a rolling power outage.

DFW Weather: 31 Straight Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
Today it was so hot...How hot is it? I was so hot I saw a bird lay an omelet.

DFW Weather Tuesday: 39 Straight Days of 100 Degrees or Higher and Counting
Can you imagine what two-a-days must feel like in this weather?

Oak Hill Academy to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
Oak Hill Academy is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a big party on Friday, April 19, 2013.

DFW Weather Monday: 38 Days of Triple-Digit Temperatures and Counting
It's time to move to Canada.

Sassy Nails and Spa in Frisco
Sassy Nails and Spa is a great place to get a manicure, pedicure or massage in Frisco, Texas.

Grand Prairie
Incorporated in 1909, Grand Prairie has grown like a weed. But a good weed. Home of Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, and several other attractions as well as a great place to live.

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