JOHNSON COUNTY | EMERGENCY MANAGEMENTCounty to solve outage with $175K backup plan

CLEBURNE – Johnson County commissioners are further investing in a radio system to prevent critical times when emergency traffic can't be transmitted in Burleson. Read More...
BUSINESS
BUSINESS | GRAND RE-OPENINGVilla Dianna re-opens today

Villa Dianna Italian Restaurant has been rebuilt from a 2014 fire and will re-open to the public at 11 a.m. today at 2475 E. Read More...
SPORTS
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SOFTBALL | TEXAS GIRLS COACHES ASSOCIATION CLASS 6A-5A ALL-STAR GAMECentennial's Thompson wins final game

Last Friday night in Austin, Madison Thompson closed the door on her high school softball career with a victory in the Texas Girls Coaches Association 5A-6A All-Star softball game. Read More...
LIFESTYLES
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POLICE | RETIREMENTAaron was 'a friend to all'

Popular deputy chief retires from BPD
Ending her 38-year career on the same day it began in 1977, Burleson Deputy Police Chief Cindy Aaron was celebrated by friends and family Wednesday during a reception held in her honor. Read More...
TEXAS NEWS
Houston's 2 airports set passenger records in 2013

HOUSTON (AP) More people than ever are passing through Houston's two major airports. Year-end traffic reports released Tuesday by the Houston Airport System show Hobby Airport was used by 11. Read More...
Zimbabwe: 2 to appear in court for killing Cecil the lion

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An American allegedly paid $50,000 to kill a well-known, protected lion named Cecil, Zimbabwean conservationists said, as authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will appear in court for allegedly helping with the hunt. Full Story
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Review: Barclay delivers gripping story in 'Broken Promise'

"Broken Promise" (NAL/Penguin Random House), by Linwood Barclay Linwood Barclay returns to the small town of Promise Falls for his latest novel, "Broken Promise," bringing back several characters and delivering another gripping tale. Full Story
Train co-founder Hotchkiss back on track with new band

The Grammy singer-songwriter Rob Hotchkiss won as a founding member of the multiplatinum band Train sits inconspicuously on a shelf in the hillside house in Fairfax that he and his wife, Pam, recently moved into,returning to the Bay Area after years of semi-retirement on Vashon Island in Washington's Puget Sound.