<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Texas News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/feature/texas-news http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:53:41 -0500 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:53:41 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hospice Executive Charged in Man's Death]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:29:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/court-gavel-generic-law.jpg

The administrator of a South Texas hospice has been charged with capital murder in the death of a 96-year-old man who authorities say had left her his estate.

Monica Melissa Patterson of Harlingen is being held on a $1 million bond following her arraignment Thursday. Authorities also have charged 37-year-old Angel Mario Garza. He's also being held on bond of $1 million, charged with murder.

A criminal complaint says Patterson and Garza went to the home of Martin Knell in January where a caretaker for Knell heard him having an argument with Patterson.

The caretaker, who worked for Patterson, later found Knell dead and she eventually contacted Texas Rangers.

The 48-year-old Patterson is the administrator of Comfort House Services in McAllen. Her attorney said she had nothing to do with the death.

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<![CDATA[High School Football Top 10 Schedule for Aug. 27-29]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:26:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/High_School_Football_generic_Image.jpg

Schedule/results for the teams ranked in The Associated Press Texas high school football poll, Aug. 27-29.

Class 6A
   1. Allen (1-0) beat Denton Guyer 48-16.
   2. DeSoto (0-0) vs. Arlington Martin, Saturday.
   3. Katy (1-0) beat Humble Kingwood 46-0.
   4. Cedar Hill (1-0) beat Dallas South Oak Cliff 46-7.
   5. Manvel (0-1) lost to Spring Westfield 29-26.
   6. Cibolo Steele (1-0) beat SA Madison 49-14.
   7. Dallas Skyline (1-0) beat South Grand Prairie 23-12.
   8. Euless Trinity (0-0) vs. De La Salle, Calif., Saturday.
   9. Denton Guyer (0-1) lost to Allen 48-16.
   10. Converse Judson (1-0) beat Pflugerville Hendrickson 12-9.

Class 5A
   1. Aledo (0-1) lost to Cedar Park 31-13.
   2. Cedar Park (1-0) beat Aledo 31-13.
   3. Ennis (1-0) beat Mansfield Timberview 33-28.
   4. Temple (1-0) beat Round Rock 23-20.
   5. Crosby (1-0) beat Nederland 35-18.
   6. Mansfield Timberview (0-1) lost to Ennis 33-28.
   7. Richmond George Ranch (1-0) beat Pearland Dawson 42-25.
   8. Tyler (0-1) lost to Plano 35-17.
   9. Austin Vandegrift (1-0) beat Elgin 55-30.
   10. Lufkin (0-1) lost to Longview 21-20.

Class 4A
   1. Navasota (0-0) vs. Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Saturday.
   2. Argyle (1-0) beat Abilene Wylie 20-10.
   3. Gilmer (1-0) beat Texarkana Liberty-Eylau 50-45.
   4. Graham (1-0) beat Vernon 42-7.
   5. West Orange-Stark (1-0) beat Little Cypress-Mauriceville 26-13.
   6. Stephenville (0-1) lost to Venice, Fla. 37-8.
   7. Carthage (0-1) lost to Hallsville 39-38.
   8. La Grange (1-0) beat Liberty Hill 35-20.
   9. Celina (1-0) beat Argyle Liberty Christian 35-20.
   10. Kennedale (1-0) beat Crowley 49-24.

Class 3A
   1. Cameron Yoe (1-0) beat Waco Connally 63-14.
   2. Mineola (1-0) beat Elysian Fields 42-24.
   3. East Bernard (0-1) lost to Stafford 14-7.
   4. Newton (1-0) beat Tatum 37-28.
   5. Shallowater (0-0) idle.
   6. Kirbyville (0-1) lost to Bridge City 24-21.
   7. Brock (1-0) beat Brady 50-0.
   8. Franklin (1-0) beat Rogers 56-0.
   9. Teague (1-0) beat Lexington 62-23.
   10. East Chambers (1-0) beat Deweyville 42-0.

Class 2A
   1. Canadian (1-0) beat Bushland 31-14.
   2. Bremond (1-0) beat Hearne 66-14.
   3. Refugio (1-0) beat Hebbronville 49-6.
   4. Mason (1-0) beat Ozona 46-0.
   5. Seagraves (1-0) beat Cedar Hill Trinity 26-16.
   6. Albany (1-0) beat Colorado City 49-19.
   7. Shiner (1-0) beat Vanderbilt Industrial 49-0.
   8. Tenaha (0-1) lost to Joaquin 38-35.
   9. Mart (1-0) beat Goldthwaite 22-16.
   10. Alto (1-0) beat Crockett 60-33.

Photo Credit: Becky Stickney]]>
<![CDATA[Shooting Ranch Ideal Location for 'Shotgun Weddings']]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:33:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/6-s-ranch-shooting-wedding.jpg

A Texas ranch is redefining what it means to have a "shotgun wedding" by combining a shooting course with a breathtaking wedding venue.

"I started putting in a sporting clay course, and with the terrain, the ladies got to coming out here and liked what they saw, and somehow we got into the wedding business," said 6-S Ranch owner Marvin Scarborough.

6-S Ranch, in the East Texas town of Lindale, said they can accommodate any type of event including "weddings, receptions, rehearsals, banquets, parties, reunions, corporate meetings" and, of course, shooting range events.

"Most people will focus on the bride," event coordinator Teri Dixon told KETK-TV in Tyler. "The first thing I actually do is let the guys know, because usually they're kind-of like, 'Oh gosh, I'm being dragged into this,' so it's nice because I can basically tell them we've got something for the groom out here."

The ranch boasts a temperature-controlled barn with a full commercial kitchen and a 2,400-square-foot pavilion with a cookhouse. Ceremonies are done under a pergola overlooking a hillside and the shooting course is a 12-station clay range with one 5-stand field and a pistol pit.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.6-s-ranch.com

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<![CDATA[Chris Kyle, Ed Dyess Awarded Texas Medal of Honor]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:18:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/medal-of-honor-tx.jpg

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott posthumously awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle and Lieutenant Colonel Ed Dyess Wednesday.

The Texas Legislative Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the state or federal military forces by the State of Texas.

"America is the brightest beacon of freedom the world has ever known because of all who have honorably worn the uniform of the mightiest military in the history of the world," Abbott said in a news release. "For their remarkable valor and selfless service, it is my distinct honor to present the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Lt. Col. Ed Dyess and Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle. We can never repay the debt we owe for the lives these men saved and the freedom they preserved, but today we honor their memory, their patriotism and their sacrifice."

Kyle's widow, Taya Kyle, accepted the medal on her husband's behalf.  Kyle, the subject of the 2014 movie "American Sniper," was shot and killed along with friend Chad Littlefield at an Erath County gun range in 2013.

Below is more from the Office of the Governor on the recipients:

Christopher Scott Kyle was born and raised in Texas and was a US Navy SEAL from 1999 to 2009. He is currently known as the most successful sniper in American military history. According to his book American Sniper, he had 160 confirmed kills (which was from 255 claimed kills). Kyle served as a Navy SEAL in 4 tours in the latest Iraq war. For his bravery and military skills, he was awarded some of the highest medals in the US military multiple times including the Bronze and Silver Star. In 2009, Kyle decided to leave the SEALS and was honorably discharged. After some time struggling with civilian life, he started a security company called CRAFT and wrote the New York Times bestselling book, American Sniper. Kyle was murdered at a shooting range by a US military veteran he was trying to help on February 2, 2013 in Texas.

William Edwin Dyess, World War II flier, was born August 9, 1916, in Albany, TX. After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and began assaults on Bataan and Corregidor, Dyess was thrust into combat in the Asian Theater as commander of all flying squadrons on Bataan. On March 3, 1942, in Subic Bay he sank a Japanese ship and damaged shore installations. As the enemy closed in, Dyess refused evacuation and remained with his men in the Philippines. On April 9, 1942, the American forces surrendered to the Japanese, and Dyess became a prisoner of war. He survived the horror of the Bataan Death March and imprisonment at camps O'Donnell and Cabanatuan and the Davao Penal Colony. At Davao, Dyess and several other prisoners escaped on April 4, 1943. They contacted Filipino guerrillas that led them to the submarine Trout on July 23. After returning home and staying in an army general hospital in Virginia to regain his health, Dyess was promoted to lieutenant colonel and resumed flying on December 22, 1943. He was killed that day in Burbank, CA, attempting an emergency landing and was buried in Albany.

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<![CDATA[Judge: Paxton Must Show Up For Arraignment]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:40:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/kenpaxtonmugshot.jpg

A judge has denied a request by Attorney General Ken Paxton to skip his arraignment on Thursday, ruling the state’s top law enforcement official must show up to court in person.

Tarrant County District Judge George Gallagher, who is presiding over the case, issued the ruling on Monday.

Separately, Collin County Commissioners tentatively approved a $285,000 budget for the two special prosecutors in the case, Brian Wice and Kent Schaffer of Houston.

Paxton is charged with three felonies – two for securities fraud and one for acting as a broker representative without a license.