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Economy, unemployment changes hiring practices

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Local staffing agencies have seen a shift in recent months regarding who and what North Texas employers are searching for to fill vacancies. A low unemployment rate and an adverse change in the oil and gas industry from this time last year has changed the hiring landscape in the area. Employers were clamoring for welders and ...

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Money approved for Texas earthquake study

Researchers will begin moving quickly to study what may be making the earth move in North Texas after Gov. Greg Abbott approved $4.5 million to pay for a comprehensive earthquake study. The money was included in a supplemental appropriations bill signed by Abbott over the weekend. It includes $2.47 million to buy 22 permanent seismograph stations and 36 portable stations ...

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Broad approach needed to pinpoint earthquake causes

Requiring oil and gas drillers to provide additional data and developing better maps that detail underground fault lines would help state officials — and the public — come to a better understanding of why the Earth is suddenly on the move in North Texas. The ideas came during a sometimes testy meeting Friday in Austin between scientists and oil and ...

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Cleanup continues after East Texas tornado, 2 killed

VAN, Texas — Cleanup continues in an East Texas town after a tornado left two people dead, several critically hurt and dozens of buildings damaged. The Van Independent School District canceled classes again Tuesday amid damage to campuses. School was also called off Monday. A man and a woman were killed Sunday night when the tornado hit Van, a town ...

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Two small quakes shake North Texas

Two small earthquakes rattled North Texas Sunday, but as usual no major damage was reported. Initially, the U.S. Geological Survey reported that the first quake, at 10:11 a.m. Sunday about 2 miles north of Irving, had a magnitude of 3.1 magnitude. A few minutes later, it was upgraded to 3.2. Then at 4:12 p.m. a 2.5-magnitude quake was reported about ...

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Storms lead to street flooding in parts of North Texas

DALLAS — Some drivers had to abandon their vehicles during street flooding in Fort Worth. The National Weather Service reports parts of Denton and Flower Mound also had street flooding Monday from rainy conditions that could linger into Thursday. Forecaster Jamie Gudmestad (GOOD’-muh-sted) says Fort Worth received more than 2 inches of rain Monday. Gainesville had up to 5 inches ...

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