<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usMon, 25 Sep 2017 05:07:07 -0500Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:07:07 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[John Deere Recalls Lawn Tractors Over Transmission Issues]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:10:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/JD-Recall.jpg

John Deere is recalling 25,000 lawn tractors due to a transmission issue that can lead to a crash.

The recall includes John Deere model D105 lawn tractors with serial numbers beginning with 1GXD105. Service transmissions sold by John Deere retailers for use in the D105 tractors are also included in the recall.

The recalled tractors were sold at John Deere dealers, Home Depot, and Lowe's stores nationwide from February 2016 until July 2017.

So far no injuries have been reported. Anyone with one of the recalled tractors or transmissions should contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair.



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<![CDATA[Has Colin Kaepernick's Message Become Lost in NFL Protests?]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:30:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/PASTOR_FREDDY.jpg

One look at an NFL game during the national anthem and it’s easy to see Americans are dividcolled.

“Colin Kaepernick says America should be better than this. America has that kind of potential,” said Rev. Dr. Frederick Haynes of Friendship-West Baptist Church.

When we spoke to Haynes, the senior pastor, he was wearing a shirt featuring Kaepernick kneeling. In fact, he said his collection has grown thanks to members of his church, he’s able to sport a different one each Sunday.

“I'm standing in solidarity with him, but especially his message,” Haynes said. “He was concerned about and could no longer be silent in the face of racial injustice in this country, especially when it came to the policing system.”

It’s a message, he said has recently become lost in the crossfire.

Number seven started taking a knee a year ago. Now it's unclear whether players are locking arms to support Kaepernick's cause or to defy the president who unleashed a series of tweets attacking the NFL.

“If we're honest, the message is lost today because of what the president has done,” said the Dallas pastor.

Haynes said he understands the criticism from those with loved ones who fought for this country and feel the flag is being disrespected.

“I cannot help but respect that. I would hope they would also respect the fact that many of them who have issues with the methodology of protesting have never been black,” he said.

But he points to civil rights activists like Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali and the 1963 March on Washington.

“I think that there's an evolution going on that when you study history, it's always been this way,” he said. “Now we think ‘I Have a Dream’ and what a great moment that was, yet over 60% of Americans were against the march at that time.”

Haynes hopes people appreciate each other's perspective.

He's been boycotting the NFL this season because Kaepernick is still out of a job, so during Monday Night Football two weeks ago, he held a discussion at the church. It was a conversation about police brutality and improving race relations.

Haynes said Dallas's new police chief showed up along with a large crowd. He plans to do it again.



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<![CDATA[Dallas Cowboys Trumpeter Has Passion for Playing]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:53:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/COWBOYS+TRUMPETER.jpg

On the biggest stage in front of the biggest crowd, the moments before a Dallas Cowboys kick-off are orchestrated chaos.

And just like the players warming-up on the field, you’ll find Freddie Jones and his bright blue trumpet warming-up, too.

“I don’t get nervous, but I do worry about wind blowing in the horn,” said Jones.

His game-day starts with a three hour practice session before it’s time to take the field and the sound of his trumpet commands an entire stadium.

The tradition of a Cowboys trumpeter goes back to 1966, when the man behind the horn was Tommy Loy.

Loy played the National Anthem before every Cowboys home game for 22 years, even Super Bowl V, until he resigned in 1988 over the firing of Coach Tom Landry.

More than two decades would pass before the Cowboys decided to bring back a permanent performer and found one in jazz musician Freddie Jones.

“I practiced that anthem 100 times before that first game,” said Jones.

Yet, Jones says his role on the field is nothing compared to his role mentoring the next generation of musicians through his non-profit Trumpet 4 Kids.

“I’m more nervous in front of them one-on-one or two of them. Have you sat down with these kids? I’m way more nervous with them than I am with [the Cowboys],” said Jones.

After giving away his own trumpets to kids who could not afford to buy their own, Jones started the non-profit to help change a child’s outlook by putting an instrument in their hands.

It helped 17-year-old Brandon Carrasco who received a free trombone through the program.

“It’s kind of like an escape for me. I can be stressed at school or just with a problem and I can just pick up my horn and easily forget about everything,” said Carrasco.

The senior at Fort Worth Polytechnic High School hopes to earn a music scholarship and dreams of becoming a music teacher.

“After I met Freddie, I really realized that this is what I wanted to do,” said Carrasco. “Once I saw the amount of change that’s actually able to be made just with a horn itself, I thought that was unbelievable.”

“It isn’t just about the music,” said Jones. “It’s about belonging, about helping, about going back and showing other kids. All of those things became a by-product of what we’re doing.”

Jones’ role on football Sundays has helped elevated his mission, showing kids where music can take them.

Even the family of the late Tommy Loy was so moved by Jones’ efforts, they donated one of Loy’s trumpets to help another child fulfill their dreams.

“I passed it on to a kid from Trumpet 4 Kids and he made All-State,” said Jones.

For Jones it was one of many full-circle moments showing the power of music and it's universal gifts.

To date, Trumpet4Kids has donated at least 80 free instruments to children who otherwise would not be able to afford them. To learn more: Trumpets4Kids.com



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<![CDATA[Texas Senator Ted Cruz Speaks Out About NFL Protest]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:54:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cruz_Anthem_Protest_5p_92417.jpg

Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn took part in the "Texas Tribune Festival" Sunday in Austin and both weighed in on the controversy surrounding the National Anthem and the NFL.

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<![CDATA[2 Fort Worth Police Officers Hurt in Crash During Pursuit]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:56:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/New-FW-PD-crash.jpg

Two Fort Worth Police officers are recovering after their cruiser slammed into a wall at a bank while chasing a driver suspected of road rage Sunday.

The officers, who were not named, were “alert and talking,” according to officer Brad Perez, Fort Worth Police spokesman. He did not immediately know the extent of their injuries.

The ATMs at this Wells Fargo bank near White Settlement Road and West Loop 820 South were still cordoned off, bricks reduced to a pile on the ground while a steel beam remained exposed. Investigators don’t know how fast the police cruiser was going when it hit that structure.


“Both officers are very fortunate their injuries haven't been reported to be more severe than what they are.,” said Perez.

The pursuit began at about 3 p.m. when a driver on nearby Interstate 20 reported a road rage incident in which another driver pointed a gun at him. Fort Worth Police say the victim was able to follow the suspect until police arrived.

While pursuing the car may be instinct to some, police say it’s also dangerous.

“We obviously are going to tell anyone that if someone pulls a gun on you while you’re driving, keep your distance, get away, back off,” said Perez. “Don’t put yourself in any danger."

Fort Worth Police finally caught the suspect about a mile from the crash site. They say he drove to his own neighborhood, near Maryville and Westmere Lanes, stopped the car, got out and ran. After a brief standoff, the man was taken into custody. The unnamed suspect was taken in by Fort Worth police investigators for questioning. No word yet on charges.



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<![CDATA[Two Shot at Dallas Apartment Complex]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:32:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/jim+miller+rd+shooting+metro.jpg

Dallas police are looking for the people responsible for the shooting of two people at an apartment complex.

Police were called to the apartments in the 200 block of South Jim Miller Road at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Two people were shot and taken to the hospital. One of the victims was critically injured.

Police were seen searching the complex parking lot for shell casings and other evidence. Police said they are unsure how many people may have been involved in the shooting.



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<![CDATA[Woman Dies After Fall From Parking Garage]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:57:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/parking-garage-fall-metro.jpg

Dallas police are looking into how a woman fell from a parking garage early Sunday morning.

Dallas Fire-Rescue was called to the garage at Watkins and Flora Streets at about 1 a.m.

The woman was found unconscious and transported to a hospital where she died.

Detectives interviewed witnesses who could not say whether the woman was pushed or jumped from the garage.

Police are categorizing the death as 'unexplained' pending a ruling from the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office.



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<![CDATA[How to Water Wisely]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:14:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/How_to_Water_Wisely.jpg

Texas Agrilife Specialist Dotty Woodson explains how to water your lawn wisely and not waste water in runoff.

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<![CDATA[Grand Prairie Police Stop Drug Peddling with New Bike Unit]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:58:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GP-Bike.jpg

The Grand Prairie Police Department’s newest unit is taking a bite out of major crime – one neighborhood at a time.

The bike patrol was created in April. In the time since, the five-member team has been averaging dozens of arrests per month.

Sergeant Tracy Hinson oversees it. He took on the job as an 18-year veteran.

“We're able to sneak up on a lot of stuff that a police car cannot,” said Sgt. Hinson with Grand Prairie Police.

He says his guys are riding high on success.

“We've averaged about 40 arrests a month just off the bikes. We pretty much have gotten into a little bit of everything,” Sgt. Hinson said.

From stopping the peddling of cocaine and meth, to weapons, cloned credit cards and counterfeit money.

A recent bust involved marijuana, a gun and a convicted felon. Another – a half a pound of weed, Hinson said was sitting in a suspect's lap.

“We've taken probably a dozen guns off the streets just in the short few months that we've been doing this,” he said.

The team works odd shifts, often at night.

The officers split up and pick different neighborhoods, sometimes targeting the ones with a spike in break-ins.

While they’re working to deter crime, they want people to know that they're not just looking for trouble.

“We usually carry badge stickers for the kids. We're not there for bad things a lot of the times, we're there to interact with the public,” Sgt. Hinson said.

When they’re not patrolling neighborhoods, they work large crowd events. You might see them riding around the outlet mall, the lake, or soon, the new Ikea. The group also works with the boys and girls club and teaches bike safety to local students.

The hope is for Grand Prairie's bike unit to possibly double in size. The plan is to add two officers by the first of the year.



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<![CDATA[2nd Woman Attacked by a Naked Man in Fort Worth]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:00:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/fort-worth-police-generic-tape.jpg

Another woman was attacked by a naked man this week in Fort Worth.

Police responded to a call late Friday night at Cityview Apartments, just off of I-20 and Chisholm Trail Pkwy.

Fort Worth Police have confirmed the man’s identity to be 23-year-old, Robert J. Wilson who was under the influence of LSD and officers were forced to use a stun gun on the man.

Wilson was charged with resisting arrest, harassment, and assault with bodily injury.

No word yet if the man is connected to a previous attack last week.



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<![CDATA[Texas Task Force 1 Team Heads to Puerto Rico]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:44:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TTF+1.jpg On Friday, members of the Texas Task Force 1 team loaded onto a military aircraft headed to Puerto Rico to help with search and recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria.

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<![CDATA[Airline Companies Resume Operations After Hurricane Maria]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:38:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/airport-gate-generic.jpg

Airline companies are beginning to resume operations to and from the Caribbean since the impact of Hurricane Maria.

Southwest Airlines has adjusted its operating schedule to/from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) in Puerto Rico due the lack of electricity and infrastructure across the island. As of now, it is possible for only one of the five scheduled flights to/from SJU to operate on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24.

In addition, Southwest will be sending another aircraft from Orlando (MCO) to SJU Saturday with the purpose of determining how safe it is to transport people in and out of SJU. This aircraft will also include a Southwest assessment team and relief supplies onboard to help the situation furthermore.

For those holding reservations and wanting to make any changes to their travel plans to San Juan or Punta Cana, Southwest is offering flexible accommodations from September 18 to September 30. These include rebooking flights in the original class of service or traveling standby within the 14 days of the original date of travel, between the original city-pairs and in accordance to the accommodation procedures.

More flights will come available as conditions in San Juan improve.

Operations at Punta Cana International Airport resumed Friday.

American Airlines is also beginning to operate to Puerto Rico. On Friday, September 22 it operated a total of three flights to SJU. It also operated two flights from SJU, one to Miami and one to Philadelphia.

Flights to/from Providenciales resumed Saturday, September 23. Operations to Saint Maarten and the U.S. Virgin Islands will resume once airports reopen.



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<![CDATA[Dallas Police Looking for Man Involved in Sexual Assault]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:59:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dallas-police-generic-night.jpg

The Dallas Police Department is investigating after they say a man forced his way into a woman's apartment and sexually assaulted her.

Officers say the attack happened late Friday night in the 6200 block of Melody Lane, near Highway 75 and East Northwest Highway.

Investigators say around 10:30 p.m., the woman was asleep inside her apartment when the man forced his way in and assaulted her.

The man is described as African American, weighing 200-pounds, around six foot tall and has a muscular build with possible injuries to his hands.

If you have any information relating to this case, contact Detective A. Lopez at 214-671-3683 ext. 7493.



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<![CDATA[Yesterland Farms Reopens After Canton Tornado]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:02:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FARM+REOPENS.jpg

It's been nearly five months since deadly tornadoes devastated parts of Van Zandt County. The City of Canton, in particular, was hit hard and is still recovering today.

But Saturday, the community received a much needed and inspiring sign that things are getting better. YesterLand Farm, a popular destination that was caught in the path of a tornado, celebrated its grand reopening, keeping a beloved fall tradition alive.

"We just really enjoy being part of people's fall adventure," said Kama Bozeman, Owner of YesterLand Farm.

Each year the farm hosts a Fall Festival, complete with carnival rides, food, pumpkins, corn mazes, and more.

Bozeman and her husband have spent more than a decade building the farm from the ground up, adding several quirky buildings to the property and decorating it with all kinds of items from years gone by.

On April 29, they nearly lost it all.

"When life serves you lemons, you make lemonade," said Bozeman. "So that's what we've done. We saw it as an opportunity to reset."

A powerful EF-3 tornado touched down on the farm, badly damaging or destroying eight structures and leaving a mess behind that was unlike anything they'd seen before.

"[YesterLand Farm] is who we are," said Bozeman. "And to see it destroyed in a matter of minutes is difficult to take."

But any feelings of despair were short lived. Employees of the farm showed up the next morning ready to help the Bozemans start the clean up. And their Facebook page was flooded with comments from their longtime customers, asking what they could do so that the Fall Festival could continue.

"That was such motivation to get going again," said Bozeman.

So they rebuilt and repurposed, salvaging and reusing anything they could. They even created a brand new centerpiece at the farm called "Twister Town" -- it was their own way of turning their personal loss into something more joyful.

"I'm just so happy that they didn't give up and they dusted themselves off and just marched on," said Becky Swindall, who has worked at the farm for the last eight years. "You can't give up. You gotta get up and keep going."

Visitors to the farm Saturday were stunned by the turnaround.

"It doesn't look like it was affected at all," said Janet Thomas, who was there with her grandchildren. "They did a great job."

Bozeman herself can't believe how far they've come in just five months -- and says it's a real testament to the spirit of the community.

"I try not to use the word amazing because I try to save it for really big things," said Bozeman. "And it was amazing to me to see the goodness of so many people coming to help us. And now, we are back up and going, bigger and better than ever."

The Fall Festival runs every weekend between now and November 5. For ticket prices and schedules, visit the YesterLand Farm website.



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<![CDATA[Video From Oktoberfest Fort Worth 2017]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:17:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Oktoberfest+FW+2017+Web.jpg

Achtung, y'all - Oktoberfest Fort Worth returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion for year four, September 21-23, 2017. Guests will enjoy authentic German food, music, dancing and much more.

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<![CDATA[Cargo Spilled on Dallas Freeway After Crash]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:42:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/18+wheeler+rollover+crash+0923+metro.jpg

The cargo of a tractor-trailer was spilled on a Dallas freeway after a crash early Saturday morning.

At about 4 a.m. the truck hit a section of guardrail on Interstate 30 under the underpass of Jim Miller Road.

A HAZMAT team was called to the scene due to a fuel spill.

It appeared the truck was carrying roof vents that were left strewn across the roadway. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to the hospital in serious condition.




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<![CDATA[Ladies Night Out With A Purpose]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:50:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ladies_Night_Out_With_A_Purpose.jpg

FC Dallas is offering ladies a night out and it will help a cause at the same time. For more information, click here

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<![CDATA[High School Football Scores: Sept. 21-23]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:07:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/High_School_Football_generic_Image.jpg

Below are the sorted high school football scores from Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 21-23, 2017.

Scores: Thursday Friday Saturday
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Thursday

CLASS 6A
   Abilene 31, Odessa 21
   Beaumont West Brook 49, Houston St. Thomas 16
   Cypress Creek 44, Cypress Lakes 8
   Friendswood 27, Humble Summer Creek 19
   Garland Naaman Forest 28, Sherman 6
   Houston Langham Creek 38, Cypress Falls 12
   Houston Strake Jesuit 27, Houston Memorial 11
   Katy Mayde Creek 47, Fort Bend Kempner 21
   Katy Taylor 39, Fort Bend Austin 21
   Keller Fossil Ridge 36, Garland Rowlett 22
   Klein Collins 41, Humble Atascocita 0
   Laredo United South 34, SA South San Antonio 33, OT
   Los Fresnos 24, McAllen Memorial 7
   Midland Lee 31, Lubbock Monterey 14
   Pearland Dawson 38, Pasadena Dobie 0
   Round Rock Stony Point 49, Leander 14
   SA Northside Clark 49, SA McCollum 0
   San Angelo Central 52, Killeen Shoemaker 42
   Spring Dekaney 13, Klein Oak 7

CLASS 5A
   Austin LBJ 33, Manor 13
   Austin McCallum 34, Austin Akins 21
   CC King 55, CC Tuloso-Midway 20
   Denton Ryan 28, Frisco Lone Star 21
   Fort Bend Marshall 20, Fort Bend Hightower 7
   Frisco Heritage 65, Denison 57
   Frisco Liberty 55, South Garland 20
   Houston Austin 51, Houston Furr 6
   Mansfield Timberview 49, Red Oak 0
   Manvel 24, Galena Park North Shore 21
   Mesquite Poteet 49, Forney 35
   Rio Grande City 52, Laredo Martin 22
   SA Highlands 47, SA Lanier 14

CLASS 4A
   Burnet 33, Austin Crockett 32
   Houston North Forest 27, Houston Westbury 24
   Houston Yates 62, KIPP Sunnyside 0
   Kingsville King 27, Robstown 6
   WF Hirschi 60, Perryton 0
   Wilmer-Hutchins 35, Dallas Hillcrest 0

CLASS 1A
   Ackerly Sands 64, West Texas Homeschool 0
   Gustine 58, McDade 13
   Lazbuddie 36, Lubbock Kingdom Prep 12
   Roscoe Highland 84, Lueders-Avoca 70
   Silverton 46, Loop 0

PRIVATE SCHOOLS
   SA St. Anthony 35, San Marcos 0

OTHER
   Houston Heights 27, Katy Tompkins 21

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Friday

CLASS 6A
   Aldine Eisenhower 48, Klein Forest 0
   Amarillo Tascosa 27, Amarillo 20
   Austin Vandegrift 31, Killeen Harker Heights 10
   Austin Westlake 49, Austin Bowie 7
   Baytown Sterling 35, Houston Clear Lake 28
   Belton 39, Round Rock 14
   Cedar Park Vista Ridge 56, Round Rock Westwood 49
   Clute Brazoswood 26, Conroe 22
   Conroe Oak Ridge 13, Deer Park 3
   Converse Judson 49, New Braunfels 7
   Cypress Fairbanks 21, Cypress Springs 14
   Cypress Woods 35, Cypress Ridge 34
   Del Valle 67, Austin Reagan 0
   Dickinson 41, Fort Bend Ridge Point 34, 2OT
   Eagle Pass 31, Laredo Alexander 20
   Garland Lakeview Centennial 35, Frisco Centennial 16
   Garland Sachse 35, Copperas Cove 7
   Hewitt Midway 42, Waco 7
   Houston King 28, Willis 14
   Houston Lamar 35, Alief Elsik 14
   Houston Stratford 14, Humble Kingwood 10
   Katy 30, Katy Cinco Ranch 0
   Keller 36, Midland 26
   Keller Central 17, Garland 3
   Keller Timber Creek 37, Denton 7
   Killeen 31, Round Rock McNeil 17
   Killeen Ellison 49, Waco University 7
   Klein 61, Fort Bend Travis 43
   La Joya 21, PSJA North 20
   La Joya Palmview 27, Brownsville Pace 14
   La Porte 27, Houston Bellaire 10
   Lake Travis 48, Pflugerville Hendrickson 0
   Laredo United 55, Laredo Johnson 3
   League City Clear Creek 44, Channelview 41
   Lufkin 47, Monterrey Tech, Mexico, Mexico 7
   Mesquite Horn 52, Longview 34
   Mission 21, Eagle Pass Winn 14
   Montgomery 42, Alief Hastings 21
   New Braunfels Canyon 38, SA Wagner 13
   North Mesquite 39, Mesquite 24
   Pearland 61, Pasadena Memorial 15
   Rockwall 48, Tyler 7
   Rockwall-Heath 24, Tyler Lee 14
   Round Rock Cedar Ridge 21, Temple 14
   SA Churchill 21, SA Northside Warren 14
   SA Northside Brennan 49, SA MacArthur 23
   SA Northside Holmes 33, SA Harlandale 6
   SA Reagan 31, Buda Hays 21
   SA Roosevelt 22, SA Northside Stevens 16
   SA Southwest 20, Del Rio 0
   Schertz Clemens 35, SA East Central 0
   Smithson Valley 43, Cibolo Steele 20
   Spring 27, Clear Falls 7
   Spring Westfield 28, League City Clear Springs 23
   The Woodlands 52, Richmond George Ranch 12

CLASS 5A
   A&M Consolidated 19, The Woodlands College Park 13
   Abilene Cooper 62, Wolfforth Frenship 3
   Alice 28, CC Carroll 14
   Angleton 63, Houston Westside 7
   Austin High 63, Austin Anderson 34
   Austin William Travis 27, Austin Eastside Memorial 0
   Bastrop 23, Georgetown 21
   Canutillo 49, EP Hanks 35
   Canyon 35, Big Spring 7
   Castroville Medina Valley 21, Boerne-Champion 14
   CC Flour Bluff 29, Gregory-Portland 18
   CC Miller 34, CC Moody 28, 2OT
   Cedar Park 56, Georgetown East View 3
   College Station 35, Pflugerville 0
   Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial High 42, CC Ray 7
   Corsicana 22, Marshall 19
   Crosby 42, New Caney Porter 35
   Dallas Adamson 56, Dallas Conrad 0
   Dallas Highland Park 50, Lucas Lovejoy 7
   Dallas Molina 44, Dallas Jefferson 12
   Dallas Samuell 29, Dallas Adams 22
   Dallas Spruce 32, Dallas Sunset 0
   Dayton 28, Humble 20
   Dripping Springs 40, Kerrville Tivy 7
   Edcouch-Elsa 14, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln 13
   El Paso Eastlake 48, EP Riverside 7
   Ennis 83, Dallas Kimball 7
   EP Del Valle 41, EP Ysleta 0
   Floresville 17, SA Antonian 13
   Frisco Independence 62, North Garland 36
   Frisco Reedy 49, Princeton 21
   Frisco Wakeland 49, Dallas Wilson 23
   FW North Side 32, FW Diamond Hill-Jarvis 0
   Galena Park 35, Pasadena 0
   Georgetown 48, Elgin 0
   Greenville 14, Seagoville 8
   Humble Kingwood Park 13, Barbers Hill 7
   Hutto 63, Pflugerville Connally 28
   Jacksonville 34, Mount Pleasant 18
   Laredo Nixon 22, Laredo Cigarroa 0
   Lindale 35, Terrell 17
   Lubbock Cooper 28, Weatherford 26
   Lubbock Coronado 27, Canyon Randall 7
   Mansfield Lake Ridge 24, Lancaster 20
   Mansfield Legacy 57, Midlothian 22
   Mansfield Summit 42, Waxahachie 31
   Mission Memorial 40, Roma 10
   Mission Sharyland 48, Pharr Valley View 6
   Nacogdoches 31, Hallsville 14
   New Caney 40, Conroe Caney Creek 26
   North Forney 70, Wylie East 65
   Plainview 30, Borger 0
   Port Lavaca Calhoun 41, Liberty Hill 28
   SA Alamo Heights 42, Marble Falls 14
   SA Burbank 48, SA Kennedy 8
   SA Houston 26, SA Memorial 13
   SA Jefferson 14, SA Brackenridge 2
   SA Southside 42, Glenn 35
   Santa Fe 46, Houston Northbrook 7
   Seguin 31, Lockhart 27
   Texarkana Texas 44, Kilgore 41, 2OT
   Tomball 20, Richmond Foster 10
   Uvalde 40, Fort Stockton 14
   Victoria East 34, McAllen 31
   Victoria West 27, La Vernia 24, OT
   West Mesquite 41, Royse City 3
   Whitehouse 28, Sulphur Springs 6

CLASS 4A
   Anna 35, Bonham 28
   Aransas Pass 34, Santa Rosa 20
   Argyle 56, Abilene Wylie 7
   Aubrey 45, FW Benbrook 13
   Bay City 30, Cameron Yoe 29, OT
   Boerne 35, Somerset 30
   Brownsboro 32, Mineola 27
   Brownwood 21, Alvarado 7
   Bullard 44, Commerce 24
   Bushland 42, Amarillo Palo Duro 21
   CC West Oso 21, Odem 20
   Celina 51, Fort Worth YMLA 12
   China Spring 56, Troy 3
   Cleveland 55, Hempstead 27
   Clint Mountain View 54, Tornillo 32
   Cuero 60, Gonzales 21
   Dallas Roosevelt 42, Dallas Pinkston 0
   Denver City 23, Kermit 21
   Diboll 45, Center 42
   El Campo 50, Wharton 7
   Fredericksburg 50, Lytle 14
   Gatesville 31, Hillsboro 7
   Geronimo Navarro 42, La Grange 7
   Glen Rose 72, Carrollton Ranchview 14
   Godley 54, FW Castleberry 0
   Graham 63, Burkburnett 17
   Henderson 39, Longview Pine Tree 17
   Houston Wheatley 71, Houston Sam Houston 35
   Huffman Hargrave 33, Houston Worthing 20
   Iowa Park 42, Mineral Wells 40
   Jasper 36, Bryan Rudder 7
   Kaufman 42, Denton Braswell 18
   Kennedale 62, WF Rider 26
   Krum 41, Lake Worth 29
   La Feria 45, Port Isabel 13
   Lamesa 49, Slaton 21
   Levelland 51, Brownfield 19
   Little Cypress-Mauriceville 35, Orangefield 7
   Llano 51, Lago Vista 15
   Longview Spring Hill 77, Emory Rains 26
   Lorena 49, Lampasas 26
   Lubbock Estacado 50, Lubbock 0
   Mabank 35, Ferris 14
   Madisonville 59, Crockett 21
   Melissa 55, Whitesboro 32
   Midland Greenwood 53, San Angelo Lake View 27
   Midlothian Heritage 40, Crandall 21
   Monahans 41, Andrews 37
   Navasota 35, Stafford 6
   Needville 62, Pasadena Rayburn 21
   Orange Grove 33, San Diego 26
   Pampa 69, Raton, N.M. 0
   Paris 38, Pittsburg 20
   Pearsall 28, Mathis 7
   Pecos 14, Fabens 13
   Pleasanton 40, Bandera 6
   Poteet 14, Karnes City 12
   Quinlan Ford 28, Howe 0
   Raymondville 17, Brownsville St. Joseph 12
   Rio Hondo 59, Hidalgo 0
   Robinson 34, Athens 20
   Rockport-Fulton 29, Ingleside 0
   Rusk 33, Fairfield 21
   Salado 56, Florence 14
   Sanger 37, Bridgeport 35
   Sealy 42, Bellville 17
   Seminole 56, Amarillo River Road 0
   Sinton 66, Beeville Jones 56
   Smithville 61, Brookshire Royal 18
   Sour Lake Hardin-Jefferson 37, Beaumont Kelly 6
   Springtown 54, Gainesville 17
   Stephenville 41, Decatur 20
   Sweeny 35, Freeport Brazosport 7
   Sweetwater 45, Snyder 7
   Tatum 30, Wills Point 24
   Taylor 24, Caldwell 20
   Texarkana Liberty-Eylau 50, Atlanta 32
   Texarkana Liberty-Eylau 50, Atlanta 32
   Texarkana Pleasant Grove 43, Frisco 13
   Tyler Chapel Hill 24, Gladewater 7
   Van 49, Palestine 28
   Venus 14, North Dallas 7
   Vernon 46, Dalhart 7
   Waco Connally 20, Franklin 14
   Waco La Vega 53, Mexia 7
   Waxahachie Life 20, Canton 14
   West Columbia 29, La Marque 15
   West Orange-Stark 61, Houston KIPP Northeast 6
   Wimberley 20, Fischer Canyon Lake 13
   Zapata 24, Carrizo Springs 18

CLASS 3A
   Alpine 20, Crane 12
   Altair Rice 51, Luling 14
   Anahuac 12, Cleveland Tarkington 7
   Beckville 20, Hemphill 12
   Big Lake Reagan County 42, Forsan 34
   Bishop 49, La Villa 6
   Blanco 21, Universal City Randolph 6
   Blooming Grove 31, Valley Mills 17
   Boling 48, Houston Westbury Christian 20
   Brock 57, Cedar Hill Trinity 21
   Buffalo 55, Groveton 21
   Buna 27, Hamshire-Fannett 7
   Callisburg 42, Tom Bean 3
   Canadian 40, Stratford 7
   CC London 32, Taft 8
   Childress 46, Muleshoe 7
   Cisco 45, Clyde 24
   Clifton 45, Bruceville-Eddy 7
   Coahoma 34, Bangs 26
   Coleman 28, Brady 19
   Colorado City 48, San Angelo Texas Leadership 7
   Comanche 34, Little River Academy 6
   Como-Pickton 34, Overton 6
   Corrigan-Camden 47, Kountze 32
   Corsicana Mildred 48, Riesel 27
   Dallas Madison 27, Dallas Life Oak Cliff 14
   Danbury 28, Ganado 7
   Dublin 27, Breckenridge 24
   East Bernard 48, Van Vleck 12
   East Chambers 69, New Waverly 0
   Edgewood 56, Grand Saline 0
   El Maton Tidehaven 57, Louise 0
   Elysian Fields 66, Dallas First Baptist 12
   Farmersville 40, Caddo Mills 36
   Friona 35, Floydada 22
   Garrison 50, Alto 36
   George West 56, Falfurrias 14
   Goliad 53, Marion 13
   Grandview 79, Scurry-Rosser 0
   Gunter 43, Pilot Point 11
   Hallettsville 49, Columbus 7
   Hardin 42, Warren 12
   Hebbronville 50, Progreso 6
   Henrietta 48, Boyd 35
   Holliday 28, Bowie 0
   Hughes Springs 39, Hooks 16
   Ingram Moore 20, Comfort 18
   Jefferson 56, Frankston 0
   Jourdanton 19, Dilley 18
   Kemp 57, Maypearl 6
   Lexington 69, Jarrell 6
   Littlefield 40, Lubbock Roosevelt 0
   Lone Oak 47, Whitewright 0
   Malakoff 49, Tyler Grace Community 47
   McGregor 23, Marlin 17
   Merkel 25, Ballinger 7
   Mount Vernon 47, Ore City 7
   Natalia 45, Cotulla 14
   New London West Rusk 40, New Diana 23
   Newton 55, Bridge City 14
   Nocona 70, Chico 26
   Omaha Pewitt 51, New Boston 22
   Palacios 40, Bloomington 14
   Paradise 49, WF City View 21
   Paris Chisum 36, Queen City 18
   Ponder 40, Sadler S&S Consolidated 7
   Pottsboro 14, Paris North Lamar 11
   Redwater 55, Winona 33
   Rice 63, Cayuga 6
   Rio Vista 36, Itasca 30
   Rogers 21, Hearne 18
   SA Cole 35, Nixon-Smiley 14
   Sonora 32, Tuscola Jim Ned 28
   Stanton 31, Christoval 0
   Sunnyvale 44, Palmer 14
   Tolar 33, Early 7
   Trinity 30, Shepherd 6
   Troup 19, Palestine Westwood 17
   Van Alstyne 49, Nevada Community 27
   Vanderbilt Industrial 49, Victoria St. Joseph 18
   Wall 31, Eastland 7
   Wallis Brazos 35, Flatonia 15
   White Oak 29, Daingerfield 28
   Winnsboro 12, Gladewater Sabine 7
   Woodville 21, Liberty 17
   Yoakum 56, Giddings 28

CLASS 2A
   Agua Dulce 14, Runge 13
   Albany 55, Anson 13
   Anthony 19, Van Horn 6
   Archer City 56, Olney 2
   Axtell 26, Chilton 20
   Bells 48, Honey Grove 20
   Ben Bolt 18, Bruni 16
   Big Sandy 27, Harleton 0
   Bogata Rivercrest 34, Cooper 16
   Bovina 14, Olton 12
   Bremond 62, Waco Reicher 38
   Burton 46, Normangee 0
   Celeste 47, Pattonville Prairiland 14
   Clarendon 32, Gruver 14
   Claude 31, Ranger 6
   Collinsville 58, Perrin-Whitt 14
   Colmesneil 34, Houston KIPP 0
   Crawford 55, Bosqueville 38
   Crosbyton 43, Springlake-Earth 12
   Cumby 56, Trenton 20
   D'Hanis 35, Brackett 14
   De Leon 37, Santo 0
   Eldorado 20, Miles 13
   Evadale 40, Saratoga West Hardin 10
   Freer 51, Banquete 50, 2OT
   Gladewater Union Grove 48, Mount Enterprise 17
   Goldthwaite 32, Junction 12
   Granger 28, Hubbard 21
   Grapeland 64, Frost 6
   Hale Center 47, Lockney 14
   Hamilton 24, Thorndale 22
   Hamlin 36, Winters 0
   Harper 50, Center Point 19
   Hawley 20, Lubbock Christian 14
   Hico 35, Italy 6
   Holland 57, Bartlett 0
   Joaquin 47, Huntington 0
   Lindsay 20, Frisco Legacy Christian 16
   Lovelady 48, Jewett Leon 8
   Mart 62, Kerens 0
   Mason 58, Iraan 7
   McCamey 54, Bronte 0
   Memphis 14, Quanah 10
   Menard 33, Leakey 0
   Milano 28, Iola 7
   Moody 43, Meridian 15
   Muenster 57, McKinney Christian 6
   Munday 14, Windthorst 6
   New Deal 40, Sunray 21
   Ozona 47, San Angelo Grape Creek 0
   Panhandle 56, Dimmitt 6
   Pineland West Sabine 56, Burkeville 0
   Post 34, Idalou 13
   Price Carlisle 40, Alba-Golden 0
   Quinlan Boles 13, Blue Ridge 6
   Refugio 28, Edna 21
   Riviera Kaufer 40, Skidmore-Tynan 34, OT
   Roby 40, Baird 26
   Rocksprings 37, Mertzon Irion County 16
   Rosebud-Lott 36, Temple Central Texas 21
   Sabinal 14, La Pryor 7
   San Augustine 22, Kirbyville 6
   San Saba 33, Cross Plains 32
   Sanford-Fritch 40, Vega 6
   Santa Maria 35, Benavides 7
   Seymour 34, Petrolia 6
   Shamrock 53, Boys Ranch 0
   Shiner 35, Falls City 12
   Snook 59, Bryan St. Joseph 0
   Stamford 55, Haskell 0
   Stinnett West Texas 57, Booker 10
   Sundown 40, Farwell 36
   Tenaha 62, Clarksville 6
   Thrall 53, Schertz John Paul II 13
   Three Rivers 21, Woodsboro 0
   Timpson 38, Hawkins 14
   Valley View 68, Leonard 46
   Weimar 27, Schulenburg 10
   Wellington 43, Tulia 21
   Wheeler 35, Amarillo Highland Park 6
   Wink 43, Seagraves 26
   Wolfe City 14, Detroit 6
   Wortham 15, Dawson 9
   Yorktown 14, Stockdale 6

CLASS 1A
   Amherst 49, Whiteface 0
   Anton 32, Hermleigh 16
   Aquilla 55, Avalon 7
   Balmorhea 69, Garden City 32
   Blackwell 50, Rotan 26
   Blum 76, Abbott 48
   Borden County 62, Bryson 16
   Brookesmith 54, Trent 8
   Buckholts 85, Bryan Allen Academy 58
   Calvert 67, New Braunfels Christian 46
   Coolidge 38, Oakwood 28
   Cranfills Gap 50, Sidney 34
   Crowell 70, All Saints Episcopal 20
   Eden 56, Rochelle 8
   Follett 74, Paducah 54
   Forestburg 54, Gordon 50
   Happy 86, Ropesville Ropes 36
   High Island 53, Orange Community Christian 6
   Ira 68, Robert Lee 38
   Iredell 62, Evant 16
   Jayton 66, Haskell Paint Creek 41
   Jonesboro 73, Cherokee 26
   Knox City 92, Throckmorton 42
   Kopperl 45, Oglesby 0
   Laird Hill Leverett's Chapel 58, Longview Trinity 20
   Lefors 76, Amarillo Holy Cross 28
   Lingleville 55, Rising Star 35
   Loraine 28, Southland 0
   Lorenzo 71, Hart 30
   Marfa 56, Grandfalls-Royalty 6
   Matador Motley County 76, Miami 0
   May 54, Blanket 8
   McLean 56, Kress 0
   Medina 58, Tribe Consolidated 25
   Milford 56, Wylie Prep 8
   Moran 46, Covington 0
   Nazareth 84, New Home 35
   Newcastle 59, Woodson 12
   Penelope 49, Mount Calm 0
   Rankin 65, Lenorah Grady 0
   Richland Springs 67, Austin Hill Country 16
   Saint Jo 50, Vernon Northside 0
   Sanderson 41, Fort Davis 20
   Spur 63, Meadow 56
   Sterling City 80, Aspermont 30
   Trinidad 55, Fruitvale 25
   Valera Panther Creek 60, Paint Rock 14
   Veribest 56, Mullin 0
   Water Valley 41, Westbrook 20
   Wellman-Union 73, Plainview Christian 22
   White Deer 67, Groom 0
   Wilson 62, Afton Patton Springs 13
   Zephyr 66, Santa Anna 6

PRIVATE SCHOOLS
   Abilene Christian 60, Benjamin 0
   Alvin Living Stones 41, Spring Branch Living Rock 40
   Amarillo San Jacinto 59, Cotton Center 0
   Austin Regents 21, Houston Second Baptist 10
   Austin St. Michael 19, Hallettsville Sacred Heart 0
   Beaumont Legacy Christian 19, Houston Lutheran North 14
   Bellaire Episcopal 56, Dallas St. Mark 20
   Boerne Geneva 26, Austin St. Dominic 14
   Bryan Brazos Christian 20, Anderson-Shiro 8
   Bullard Brook Hill 44, Katy Pope John 0
   CC John Paul 58, Monte Alto 13
   Dallas Christian 41, Dallas Gateway 0
   Dallas Episcopal 21, Houston St. John's 13
   Dallas Greenhill 31, FW Country Day 7
   Dallas Lutheran 64, Lucas Christian 21
   Dallas Shelton 28, Colleyville Covenant 23
   Denton Calvary 52, Savoy 32
   EP Cathedral 46, San Elizario 14
   Flower Mound Coram Deo 35, FW Lake Country 7
   FW All Saints 35, Midland Christian 21
   FW Southwest Christian 42, Arlington Grace Prep 0
   FW Temple Christian 44, Dallas A+ Academy 16
   FW Trinity Valley 16, Idabel, Okla. 7
   Grapevine Faith 28, Dallas Lincoln 21
   Houston Christian 39, Pro-Vision Academy 14
   Houston St. Pius X 69, Houston Chavez 14
   Irving Cistercian 35, Arlington Oakridge 13
   Lake Jackson Brazosport 62, Houston Clear Lake Christian 0
   Muenster Sacred Heart 35, Era 6
   Round Rock Christian 91, Prairie Lea 60
   SA Central Catholic 28, Devine 2
   SA St. Gerard 34, Charlotte 28, OT
   Sherman Texoma 48, Irving The Highlands 34
   Shiner St. Paul 42, Austin Hyde Park 26
   Tomball Concordia 40, Hitchcock 12
   Tyler All Saints 21, Malakoff Cross Roads 8
   Tyler Gorman 56, Waskom 38
   Waco Vanguard 75, Temple Holy Trinity 42
   WF Notre Dame 44, Chillicothe 42

OTHER
   Alvin Shadow Creek 23, Houston Kinkaid 17
   Arlington St. Paul 62, Lakeland Christian Academy 44
   Austin Brentwood 14, SA Texas Military 12
   Big Sandy Harmony (Gilmer) 72, Quitman 0
   Casady , Okla. 26, Austin St. Andrew's 15
   Concordia 40, Kerrville Our Lady of the Hills 12
   Dallas Lakehill def. Irving Universal , forfeit
   Fayette County HomeSchool 26, Victoria Home School 13
   Fort Worth THESA 62, Victory and Praise 38
   FW Haltom 36, Wichita Falls 16
   Geyserville , Calif. 62, Fort Hancock 6
   Gholson 74, Walnut Springs 28
   Granbury North Central 58, Rockwall Heritage 36
   Houston The Village 40, Houston Northside Home 7
   Lubbock Home School Titans 48, O'Donnell 0
   Lubbock Trinity 36, Sudan 20
   Melissa CHANT 62, Founders Classical Academy 36
   Rio Grande City La Grulla 34, Lyford 21
   Union City , Tenn. 42, Poth 21
   Waco Methodist 57, FW Nazarene 32
   Waco Texas Wind 25, HSAA 22
   Willow Park Trinity 50, Kennedale Fellowship 0

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
   Amarillo San Jacinto vs. Plains, ccd.
   Deweyville vs. Galveston O'Connell, ccd.
   Electra vs. Alvord, ppd.
   Odessa Permian vs. Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School, N.Y., ccd.
   Rule vs. Whitharral, ccd.
   St. March y's Hall vs. Johnson City, ccd.
   Waco Parkview Christian vs. Bynum, ccd.

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Saturday

CLASS 6A
   Alief Taylor 28, Katy Seven Lakes 13
   Cypress Ranch 26, Houston Jersey Village 14
   Pasadena South Houston 34, Rosenberg Terry 21
   SA Northside Brandeis 30, SA Madison 28
   SA Northside Marshall 21, SA Lee 17
   SA Northside O'Connor 38, SA Johnson 24
   San Marcos 42, SA Northside Taft 21


CLASS 5A
   Dallas South Oak Cliff 38, Dallas Carter 20
   Houston Waltrip 20, Houston Madison 0


CLASS 4A
   Carthage 48, Gilmer 28
   Houston Kashmere 6, Houston Sterling 0


PRIVATE SCHOOLS
   Austin Veritas 66, Katy Faith West 28
   SA Holy Cross 35, Hondo 7


OTHER
   Austin Royals 76, CC Wings 26
   Houston Northside 35, Houston Milby 34
   Red Oak Ovilla 42, WF Christian 38
   Tomball Homeschool 36, TACA Storm 24
   Tyler Kings Academy 59, Tyler Heat 12
   Westlake Academy 69, Longview Heritage 32


POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
   Gilmer Union Hill vs. Strawn, ccd.

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<![CDATA[Lee Park Renamed, Task Force Recommends Same for Streets]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:43:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Robert+E+Lee+Park.jpg

Dallas' Robert E. Lee Park has a new name Friday and soon so may several city streets named for Confederate generals.

During a special session Friday morning, the City of Dallas Park and Recreation board unanimously voted to temporarily rename the park, which bore the name of the Confederate general for 81 years, to Oak Lawn Park until a permanent name can be approved.

The Lee statue was removed from the park last week and placed in storage.

Park Board President Bobby Abtahi supported the decision to rename the park in the interest of uniting, and not dividing, the city.

“The last place in the city, almost, where everyone is equal is a park,” Abtahi said. “And I take it very seriously when certain folks in our city don't feel welcome in a park, or don't feel that a park name does not make them proud or does not make them feel like they should be there.”

Until a new permanent name can be chosen, signage that said Lee Park will be covered up, according to the Director of the Park Department.

During a meeting of the Mayor's Task Force on Confederate Monuments Friday afternoon, it was recommended that several streets in the city named for Confederate generals also be renamed.

Those streets, Lee, Gano, Stonewall, Beauregard and Cabell, will all be changed at a future date if the city council decides to follow through with the recommendations.

The task force voted Friday to leave Fair Park artwork with Confederate reference in place and will add context.

"How powerful would it be to have a museum space dedicated to telling the history of the lost cause right here in in the city of Dallas?" asked task force member Michael Waters.

The task force also recommended removal of the Confederate War Memorial at Pioneer Park.

"We will never be a world-class city, a city of the future, if we allow Confederate monuments that are racist propaganda to continue to sit on city property," said task force member Sara Mokuria.

The task force said the Confederate Memorial should be treated the same as the Robert E. Lee statue, taken down and put in a place that can display them in their proper context. 

"We must move forward," task force member Norma Minnis declared. "And this constant reminder of Robert E. Lee, he needs to be put to rest is what needs to happen to him."

The Mayor's Task Force on Confederate Monuments will present its recommendations on Oct. 4. The Dallas City Council has the final say on any changes.



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<![CDATA[Family Asks for Help Finding Missing 60-Year-Old Woman]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:50:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/missing-woman-kerrie-tirk.jpg

Family and friends are asking for help locating a 60-year-old woman missing since Sept. 10.

Kerrie Anna Tirk was last seen visiting family in the 1800 block of Wall Street in Grapevine at about 4 p.m. Sept. 10. She is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall with brown hair and green eyes. She weighs about 120 pounds and was last known to be wearing a black and blue T-shirt, gray sweatpants and floral-printed athletic shoes.

Kerrie, who does not have a mobile phone, was drivign her black 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV with Texas plate JBV3113.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grapevine Police Department at 817-410-3200.



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<![CDATA[Man Loses More Than $200,000 Selling Protein Powder Online]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:42:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-09-22-21h54m02s185.jpg

Online shopping has made it easier for us to buy things and for businesses to expand their sales.

But the owner of a North Texas company says his business is on the brink of bankruptcy after someone posing as a legitimate customer launched a scheme that cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars, leaving him powerless to stop it.

Matt Maynard sells protein powder and other sports supplements online.

He's been doing it ever since the mid 1990s when Amazon was just starting out as a bookstore.

"I was at SMU, built a website, which back then websites were a big deal," Maynard said.

He grew from his college website, and even added brick-and-mortar stores around North Texas.

These days, international sales are a big part of his business. Last year, he shipped several huge orders to India — orders, he says, he followed up on.

"Got emails saying we received the products, our customers love them," Maynard said.

This spring, months after all the India orders came and went, it seems those same customers had a change of heart.

"Four months later they're filing claims that they did not receive their products," Maynard said.

The same protein powder, which his customers wrote reviews saying they loved, is now being reported to the payment processor Paypal as never received.

Paypal removed the money from Maynard's account when the claim was filed. They credited it back the buyer.

Each of these orders were between $400 and $700, and Maynard said it's happened to him more than 400 times — for a total of more than $200,000 worth of protein powder refunded by Paypal, because the customers said they didn't get it.

The United States Postal Service couldn't confirm all the packages were delivered, because they were sent to such small towns in India, but they did track several and say they actually got there.

Those wound up getting credited back to Maynard, for a little while.

"Paypal sided with us, and that made that person mad, and he filed another claim saying the product wasn't as described," Maynard said.

Paypal told the seller in India to return the 18 pounds of protein powder that wasn't as described.

Maynard received a small 8x10 envelope with two pieces of paper from a calendar inside. As soon as the tracking information showed those pieces of paper were delivered, the person in India got their refund.

"This is a group of people, they know what they're doing. They know how to get around Paypal's policies. They know what they're doing," Maynard said.

Maynard hired attorneys to help try to get his money back.

In the meantime he's using more scrutiny now on orders and trying to figure out how to close this loophole which is allowing someone to get expensive protein powder without paying a dime.

NBC 5 Responds reached out to Paypal, which said, "Customer service and the resolution of issues are an important focus for Paypal. This is a complex matter, and we continue to work with the customer to provide information that will allow him reach favorable outcomes and resolutions to any issues he may have experienced."

It's possible this same scenario could happen when you sell something to someone and they pay you via Paypal.

Maynard's lawyers are hoping to encourage lawmakers to keep buyer protections in place but come up with some seller protections to help in cases where the returns clearly don't match what was sent in the first place.



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<![CDATA[World-Record Longhorn Sells for $165K at Fort Worth Auction]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:39:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cowboy+tuff+chex.jpg

The longest horned bull in the world sold Friday evening for $165,000 at the return of the longhorn auction in Fort Worth.

The horns on "Cowboy Tuff Chex" measure more than 100 inches from tip to tip, landing him in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The live auction going on at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards continues Saturday.



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<![CDATA[Father, Sons Face Off as Opposing H.S. Football Coaches]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:23:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Frisco_Father_Son_Football_10p_09222017.jpg

In North Texas, football is a family affair. Fathers coach sons, and sometimes, sons grow up to coach with their fathers.

In a few cases, they grow up to coach against their fathers.

Vance Gibson is head coach of the Frisco High School Raccoons. His team's opponent on Friday night: the Texarkana Pleasant Grove Hawks and two coaches he knows all too well.

"Changed their diapers. I haven't done that with any other coach that I know, other than the ones we're playing tonight," Gibson said.

Josh Gibson is the Hawks' head coach. His younger brother, Justin, is their offensive coordinator.

Josh and Justin's father taught them everything they know about football.

"I would like to think that they learned some things that could help them going forward," Vance Gibson said.

He coached them in college, then coached alongside them in Frisco.

"They were here nine years before Josh got the job at Pleasant Grove, and then he hired Justin away from me as his offensive coordinator," Vance Gibson explained.

He may know their playbook, but that doesn't mean he has an advantage.

"They know ours," he said.

He says he still roots for his sons, but on Friday night football came first.

"I want them to be successful every week but this one," Vance Gibson said.

There is no love lost on the field, but at the end of the night, Vance Gibson said he's proud of what his sons have become.

"It's something I wouldn't trade for the world," he said.

Two sons following in their father's footsteps, creating a legacy that will live on long after the score is settled.

This is the second time the Gibsons have squared off. Frisco won in 2016.

This year, the win went to Pleasant Grove, 43-13.

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<![CDATA[Sharp Decline in Affordable North Texas Housing Stock]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:16:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Priced_Out_of_Home_10p_09222017.jpg

Over the last decade, the percentage of new home sales in Dallas-Fort Worth below $200,000 fell sharply from 65 percent in 2006 to 7 percent in 2017, according to the research consulting firm Metrostudy Inc.

"In the $200,000 and below range on the new home side, there is virtually no product. On the resale side there is diminishing supply. If a house goes on the market it gets snapped up," said Metrostudy's DFW regional director, Paige Shipp.

The decline is squeezing North Texas home buyers.

Rachael Rice was looking for a home near Allen or Plano. Her family had to sacrifice being closer to relatives in order to find an affordable and decently sized home in Wylie.

"We're really fortunate," she said. "We don't have a white picket-fence, but we're close."

Rice has her slice of the American dream, but she's worried about her 1-year-old daughter, Gwen, and whether home ownership will be beyond her reach in the coming decades.

"She's going to have to get a great job, make a lot of money. She's going to have to be in the top — I don't even know what — percentage to try to find a house that's affordable," Rice said. "I can't even imagine what it's going to be like in the next five years, not even 10. $200,000 is looking like a pipe dream."

An increase in land value and the cost of materials and labor are driving the prices up, Shipp said, yet the market is still hot.

Some builders have seen this trend coming. Some have broken ground on entire communities of affordable to moderately priced homes.

"The only answer for it really is trying to deliver an affordable product, which means going further out, smaller homes, less amenities, things like that," Shipp said. "I would describe home building as kind of the Exxon Valdez, where you can see the iceberg, but you can't quite shift it quick enough, so it's going to take some time to get there."

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<![CDATA[Mass Held in Memory of Children Killed in Mexico Earthquake]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:03:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mexico_Earthquake_10p_09222017.jpg

Rescue crews continued working late into the night Friday, hoping to find more survivors from the rubble of Tuesday's earthquake in Mexico. Meanwhile, a church mass Friday honored the lives of children killed in a school collapse.

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<![CDATA[Elliott Likely Available 2 More Games, Court Date Set]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:20:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*121/GettyImages-845437966_master.jpg

A federal appeals court has set oral arguments for Oct. 2 in the NFL's bid to reinstate Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over a domestic case in Ohio, meaning the star Dallas Cowboys running back will play at least two more games.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans posted the notice Friday, clearing the way for last year's NFL rushing leader to play Monday night at Arizona and at home Oct. 1 against the Los Angeles Rams.

The court is seeking briefs from both sides by Wednesday on the issue of U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant's jurisdiction.

The Texas judge granted Elliott's request for an injunction that blocked the NFL's suspension.

The NFL sought an emergency stay of Mazzant's injunction, hoping to put the suspension back in place while Elliott's case is in the courts.

Elliott was held to a career low 8 yards during the Cowboys week 2 game against the Denver Broncos. Elliott said he was frustrated during the game and offered no excuses for loafing on two plays where the Cowboys turned over the ball.

On Friday, Elliott settled another legal matter by pleading guilty to a speeding ticket in Frisco.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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<![CDATA[Ivan Rodriguez Helping Native PR With Hurricane Relief Drive]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:56:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Pudge+Hall+of+Fame.jpg

Hall of Fame catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez is on a mission to help his native Puerto Rico.

Pudge will be helping collect relief supplies through Sept. 29 as part of the United for Puerto Rico, a program brought forth by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, in an effort to help those affected by both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

Pudge says most of his family still lives in Puerto Rico. He says he didn't hear from his father until five days after Hurricane Maria hit. His family is okay but Pudge says he gets emotional seeing the destruction in his homeland.

"My mom is sending me videos every day and it makes me cry because its tough, i mean, there's nothing in Puerto Rico that stayed there, it's gone," Rodriguez said.

Among the supplies needed are generators, tents, construction lumber, first aid kits, hygiene products, over-the-counter medicines, blankets, clothing and bottled water.

The drop-off locations are:

Adobos Puerto Rican Cafe
3013 N. Beltline Road
Irving, TX

2800 Story Road West
Irving, TX

For more information, you can visit http://unidosporpuertorico.com

HURRICANE HARVEY BENEFIT: On Tuesday, the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation will host a special benefit during the Rangers' Fox Sports Southwest telecast to raise funds in support of Hurricane Harvey victims. The benefit will feature a live online auction where fans can bid on sports and entertainment packages.

The Rangers open up a three-game series with the Houston Astros starting on Monday in Arlington.



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<![CDATA[North TX Group Helps Save Houston Officers From Flood Waters]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:04:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Search_Rescue_Award_5p_92217.jpg

A group of men with North Texas ties is being called heroic, and they are set to be recognized by the city of Houston for their part in saving six police officers in the flood waters of Hurricane Harvey.

Francisco Melendez, of Euless, now holds on tight to a length of heavy rope that he said holds important memories.

"This is our memorabilia to let us know how you can lose your life in a second," he said.

The rope is from the Houston police pontoon boat that overturned in swift flood waters, dumping the officers into the current. Melendez and his friends, Johnny Hurley and Nick Wright, saw it all unfold.

"We see the Houston Police Department in their big boat get hit in the same current we did, and we're watching them," Melendez said.

It quickly became a nightmare situation.

"They were on the ropes in the water in the current screaming not to drown," he said.

The three were in one boat on their way to help, and two other boats of total strangers rushed to the officers' aid as well.

"I've never been prouder to be a Texan," Melendez said. "I get goosebumps to see the unity of Texas come together — every good-old-boy, rich guy, white, black, Asian — we all came together."

The group worked together to save all the officers.

"I go back and think about that. I think about it every day," Grand Prairie native Johnny Hurley said. "I just wish we could have done more. I mean, there were people that just didn't make it."

The men also helped saved a group of senior citizens from a flooded retirement home.

"[There were] a lot of helpless people. It was a bad situation," Hurley said.

Melendez said they were just doing what anyone would do.

"I don't need a pat on the back. We are just good old guys that got big hearts," Melendez said.

The experience sparked a passion for rescue, and they would like to start doing it more often. Their efforts to help damaged Melendez's vehicle, and the group is now raising money for the proper rescue equipment.

HOW TO HELP: Scream Team 6 Fundraising

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<![CDATA[Lewisville FD to Conduct Controlled Burn at Lake Park Sat.]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:42:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/177*120/06-12-2015-wildfire-fire-controlled-burn-brush-%284%29.jpg

The Lewisville Fire Department will perform a controlled burn Saturday, Sept. 23, on a small part of Lake Park.

City officials said the burn is expected to start at about 1 p.m. in the bluebonnet field at Mill Street and Sandy Beach Road. South winds are expected to blow the smoke over Lewisville Lake and away from the adjacent neighborhood.

Sustained changes in the wind could delay the burn.

The burn is intended to help restore wildflower growth in the field, which will be seeded afterward by Lewisville Parks and Recreation Department. It also will be used as a training exercise by Lewisville Fire Department and several other nearby fire departments, and by parks personnel.

The land is part of Lewisville Lake Park, which is leased by the city from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.



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<![CDATA[Paschal & Arlington Heights High School Bands Square Off]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:14:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FW_Band_Marchathon_6p_92317.jpg

Members of the Paschal and Arlington Heights marching bands met up on Saturday to take part in a "Battle of the bands - drumline duel." The two schools faced off in the Trinity Commons Shopping Center.

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<![CDATA[Jason Garrett on President Trump's NFL Comments]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:37:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-826192596.jpg

The Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett had no comment about President Trump's recent comments concerning NFL players who choose to kneel during the national anthem, but did explain why he does not expect any of his players to protest during Monday night's game.



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<![CDATA[Dallas Code Enforcement Cracks Down on Water Wasters]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:31:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Water_Signs_6p_92217.jpg

Before the Friday morning sunrise, Dallas code enforcement officers Anthony Cisneros and his partner Juanita Cortez were on the prowl looking for water wasters.

They canvassed a neighborhood on Hilllview Drive in Northeast Dallas and found several homes with sprinkler systems turned on.

"They're not supposed to be watering today at all, period," Cisneros said.

"It's just shooting there, it's shooting everywhere," said Cisneros as he placed a sign that read "Oops, Water Violation" on the front lawn.

He said it just wasted water down the drain.

Cortez spotted another home where the system was watering the lawn and running down the sidewalk. She snapped a few pictures for evidence.

"I want to get the water in the picture, as well as the irrigation system that's actually going," she said.

The two have a strategic plan for their early-morning mission, to find those who are ignoring, or don't realize, the time of day and day of week requirements for sprinkler systems.

"We listen to see if we hear water running and then we pull up to the location and let it be known that we're out so we don't [get] into dangerous situations," Cisneros said.  

He said sometimes, though, the conservation quest isn't always welcome.

"We get irate citizens calling us, saying, 'Why did you put this sign? Why can't I water my grass when I want to? I'm paying the bill, this is my house, you can't tell me what to do," he said of some reactions he gets.

But under the Water Conservation Ordinance, city officials can, or at least issue, these warning signs and if the residents are caught again there's a hefty $385 fine.

"We're going to have a re-inspect set-up, and then if we catch you again then we're going to issue a citation," Cisneros told a woman who came out of a home where the sprinkler system was running.

Inspectors said residents often said they weren't aware of the restrictions so they're hoping the signs serve as a friendly reminder.

"There's nothing to replace water and it is so precious," said Dallas resident Vanessa Collins. She said she welcomes that reminder in her neighborhood and the city's push to stop wasting water.

"I think any way you can conserve water is better than not conserving at all," said Collins.

Inspectors have issued nearly 800 violation notices since Aug. 1. To avoid the fines, the city says there are specific guidelines to follow.

Online: SaveDallasWater.com

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<![CDATA[No Expanded FW Bus Service as Council Members Skip Hearing]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:43:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/Fort+Worth+Transportation+vs+Tax+Cut.jpg

A last-minute push to expand public transportation in Fort Worth is dead in the water. That's because a few city council members think the proposal breaks a promise to taxpayers.

The City Council had called a public hearing Friday to talk about expanding bus service out on the west side. But there weren't enough council members present to take a vote. A quorum requires six, but only four showed up, and that was intentional.

A couple members skipped the meeting because there's already been a budget process, where the council took public comment and decided how much to cut property taxes. The boycotting members say it's too late to change.

There's nothing as important as the bus, if it's your only way to get around.

"I'm a pretty regular 'T' rider, because I don't have my own transportation right now," said Fort Worth resident Roger Higgins. "It beats walking or waiting on somebody to pick you up."

But does it beat a property tax break? That's what the Fort Worth City Council was set to decide on Friday.

Council members had already voted to cut property taxes three cents on the dollar for next year. A late-in-the-game proposal would have taken back up to one cent of that to pay for expanded bus service.

"I don't see it as a bad thing, per se, as far as taxes for transportation expanding," said West Side resident Bruce Stallworth. "My only concern is if you promise me something, I'd kind of like to have it."

Councilman Cary Moon agrees the promised tax cut has to stay as is. So much so, he decided to skip Friday's meeting, which meant the council didn't have enough members present to vote on a change.

"We've had that process, we've committed to a three-cent reduction, and at the last minute an idea came out of left field to not honor that posted tax rate, so I'm going to stick to my guns on that," Moon said.

East Side small business owner Wanda Conlin is happy to hear it. She sees a host of other priorities the city could spend money on, from revitalizing East Lancaster Avenue to growing public transit of another kind.

"I think it's gonna happen," Conlin said. "I'm not sure it's buses. I think it's gonna be more like DART and trolleys and trains."

Moon agrees with that, too. Part of the idea for expanding public transportation was to attract Amazon's new second headquarters to Fort Worth. The company has said it wants mass transit on site at whatever location it chooses.

"If we want to really look at public transportation," Moon said, "Let's everybody get in a room together and generate good ideas that the public will support and fund something serious that will attract Amazon HQ and connect to other transportation systems, as opposed to throwing in something last minute from left field that won't address the overall concerns for public transportation."

He thinks the focus should be on commuter rail and believes the city is better off using the money that would have gone to expanded bus service as a sort of down payment for a loan for rail service.

But there's likely no time for another public hearing. The council has to vote on the final 2018 budget before Oct. 1.

Councilwoman Ann Zadeh raised expanded bus service as a way to improve public transportation and address a need to make the city more connected.

"I think it's very disappointing," Zadeh said. "We had a vote to have these two additional public meetings, and the majority of people at that vote voted to allow this conversation to continue, and I appreciated that, and then for people to not come and fulfill the requirements of a quorum today to do that is very disappointing."

A group of community members came to share their views Friday, but when the council members didn't show, they didn't get to speak, disappointing those who'd pushed for a change.

"I thought that this showed there was a lot of support in the community," Zadeh said. "I think it brought out a lot of pent-up support for transit. I've been hearing from people who believe, like I do, that this is something we need for this city for our economic development to handle our growth."

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<![CDATA[Kaufman County Residents Fight Mesquite's Annexation Plan]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:46:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mesquite_Annexation_Fight_5p_92217.jpg

Homeowners in Kaufman County vow to fight any effort by the city of Mesquite to annex their land before a change in state law that would make such expansion more difficult.

"That's crazy," said Ronna Smith. "Just leave us alone."

Smith and her husband, Bart, built a home on a spacious country lot about 15 years ago to get away from the city, they said.

"When we moved out here it was so peaceful and quiet, and we love it," Ronna Smith said.

Mesquite City Hall already placed dibs on the land several years ago, making it part of its "extra territorial jurisdiction."

City manager Cliff Kehele said that's the way cities grow.

"A lot of cities are landlocked," he said. "This is an opportunity for us to look for additional growth in our community."

Kehele said public hearings are planned, and citizens will be able to voice their opinions before the council votes on the plan.

He acknowledged the city is trying to finish the process before a change in state law on Dec. 1. The change would require people in unincorporated areas to approve any annexation, in effect outlawing cities from forcing expansions on unwilling neighbors.

The Smiths said their neighbors in a nine-square-mile area are united against becoming part of Mesquite.

"I think just for the extra tax dollars," Bart Smith said. "What else could it be? They have no services out here."

Kehele said if the annexation goes through, the city would provide services like police and fire protection.

But the Smiths say they're just fine living in an unincorporated area.

"We're in Kaufman County. They're in Mesquite. That's all there is to it," Ronna Smith said. "We don't need them out here. We don't want them out here."

Kaufman County doesn't want to give up the land either.

"It's sort of like big government coming in and saying 'we got you,' whether you like it or not," Kaufman County Commissioner Jakie Allen said.

Republican State Rep. Lance Gooden, who represents Kaufman County, also blasted Mesquite's actions and said it was a clear attempt to get around the new state law.

"Mesquite's attempt to beat the clock is in violation of the spirit of the law that was passed to stop these land grabs," Gooden said. "I'm hopeful Mesquite's leaders will have nothing to show for these shameful efforts come December 1st."

The Smiths and their neighbors say they plan to fight.

"Until the end," Ronna Smith said.

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<![CDATA[Let Wayne Buy It: Insulated Mugs]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:42:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Yeti_Cups_5p_92217.jpg

We're hard-working people in North Texas and can't let the hot summer sun slow us down. Hydration keeps us going, and we all have our own ways of keeping those liquids cool.

A popular method is by using those silver insulated mugs you can fill with ice and come back hours later and still find ice.

We know they work, but differ greatly in price.

YETI mugs retail for $29.99. RTIC is a little cheaper at $12.99, and Ozark Trail is only $8.74.

We want to be clear: our test was not scientific in any way.

We put the same amount of water and ice in each cup and dropped a thermometer in each.

We then recorded the temperatures and came back 15 minutes later, and again an hour later to see the cups each holding their own. Each one had about the same amount of water, and there was a significant amount of ice in all three cups.

Throughout the day we'd peek in, and after six hours we recorded our final numbers.

All three cups have kept the water at about 36 degrees.

No cup differed more than 0.8 degrees. We're calling it a draw, considering the thermometers were off a few tenths of a point to begin with.

In the end there was no sign of the ice in the RTIC but a tiny bit in the YETI and the Ozark Trail.

Factor in the price difference, and Ozark Trail may be the way to go.

We reached out to each manufacturer for a comment. Ozark Trail, which is made by Walmart, and Austin-based YETI, had no comment. Houston-based RTIC said it has a newer version tumbler than what we used. They said the newer version out-performs the other guys. They also pointed out their new cup comes in different colors.

So, keep it all in mind as you price-shop for one of these insulated mugs.

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<![CDATA[Dirk Nowitzki Awarded H. Neil Mallon Award]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:15:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/502803078.jpg

The Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki was awarded the prestigious H. Neil Mallon Award Friday night at a gala dinner for 1,000 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

The Mallon is awarded by the nonprofit, nonpartisan World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth, who had this to say about Nowitzki's honor:

"Nowitzki, the 34th recipient of the award, was honored for his continuing, exemplary work as a humanitarian and international ambassador for Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas and the nation. The award is named for the Dallas industrialist, Dresser Industries President H. Neil Mallon, who founded the Council in 1951 as a means of making North Texas a center for international business and cultural connections.

Marjorie Adams, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council, said, "Tonight we honored an international icon for the city of Dallas. A celebration of his nearly 20 years of big-hearted, principled ambassadorship for our city is long overdue."

Mark Followill, Dallas Mavericks television play-by-play announcer, conducted an on-stage conversation with Dirk Nowitzki after the award presentation by the Honorable Michael Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas.

A legendary power forward and 13-time NBA All-Star, Nowitzki led Dallas to its first National Basketball Association title in the 2010-2011 season. He is the first European to win the NBA's Most Valuable Player honor and last year became one of just six players in NBA history and the first international player to score at least 30,000 points. Nowitzki has spent his professional basketball career with the Dallas Mavericks since the 1998 NBA draft. Off-court, his philanthropic efforts have earned him many honors. In 2013, he was named Germany's UNICEF Goodwill ambassador with the mission of fighting childhood malnutrition and promoting healthy lifestyles around the world. Dirk and his wife, Jessica, are the guideposts for the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, which through its programs lifts the spirits of children in neighborhoods and classrooms by providing tangible evidence of hope for the future.

Honorary dinner chairs of this dinner which raises funds for the programs of the World Affairs Council were the Honorable Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth, the Honorable Michael Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas, and Tiffany Stewart and Mark Cuban. The dinner chair was Marjorie A. Adams. The host committee included Charlotte and Shy Anderson, Lindsay and George Billingsley, Jennifer and Coley Clark, Rebekah and Michael Finley, Joyce and Tim Goss, Kenny Goss, Sue and Jimmy Gragg, Faisal Halum and Brian Bolke, Georgina Hartland, Nasiba and Thomas Hartland-Mackie, Kari and Troy Kloewer, Jamahl and Kristina Mosley, Dr. Nimesh Patel and Bina Palnitkar Patel, Jan Miller and Jeff Rich, Myrna and Bob Schlegel, Anne and Steve Stodghill, and Kimberly and Justin Whitman.

Previous recipients of the Mallon Award include developers Trammell Crow and Lucy Crow Billingsley, business executives H. Ross Perot and Ross Perot Jr., retired Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President and CEO Richard Fisher, real estate legend Ebby Halliday Acers and Maurice Acers, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, Exxon Mobil Corp. Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson, Dallas oilman Ray L. Hunt, U.S. Vice President Richard Cheney and President George H.W. Bush. Last year's recipient was American Airlines Group's Chairman and CEO Doug Parker.

The World Affairs Council is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated since 1951 to educating and engaging the public on foreign policy and global issues. Information regarding membership and programs is available online at dfwworld.org. For additional information call 214-965-8413.

Since its founding in 1951, the mission of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth has been to provide relevant information about global issues, challenges and opportunities while establishing North Texas as a center for international interests and business.



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<![CDATA[Dallas Task Force Votes to Keep Fair Park Confederate Images]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:00:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/fair+park+confederate+art.jpg

Images of the Confederacy in artwork at Fair Park in Dallas will remain in place, following a vote Friday by the Mayor's Task Force on Confederate Monuments.

A mural lining both side of the Hall of State illustrates scenes from Texas history, from the time when Spain ruled in the 1500s, to France, Mexico, and when Texas was part of the Confederate States of America.

The group recommended that added material near the artwork explains the context.

"It's done in an educational setting and educational way, so people can learn how Texas has evolved," said David Preziosi, executive director of Preservation Dallas.

The artwork was put up at Fair Park in 1936 for the Texas Centennial.

In addition to the mural, a statue outside the Portico of the Confederate States lines the great Esplanade in the center of Fair Park. Like the mural inside, it is one in a series depicting different times in Texas history from the 1500s through 1936.

"I think it's interesting, because the whole story of Texas is illustrated here," Preziosi said. "Here, the Confederate imagery is part of the story, and history and time line of Dallas."

Fair Park is on the National Register of Historic Places, so any recommended changes by the task force would've had to go through the City Council as well as the Landmark Commission.

Friday's meeting was the final scheduled meeting by the Mayor's Task Force on Confederate Monuments.

The task force recommended Friday that several streets in the city named for Confederate generals be renamed.

Those streets — Lee, Gano, Stonewall, Beauregard and Cabell — will all be changed at a future date.

Also Friday, the City of Dallas Park and Recreation board unanimously voted to temporarily rename Dallas' Robert E. Lee Park to Oak Lawn Park until a permanent name can be approved.



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<![CDATA[Big Tex Accessorizes to Benefit Hurricane Harvey Relief]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:55:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Big_Tex_Goes_Up_at_State_Fair_of_Texas_1200x675_1052786755939.jpg

It's perhaps the best time of the year for many North Texans -- welcoming back Big Tex! Because that just means the State Fair of Texas is right around the corner.

At 55-feet tall and weighing 26,000 pounds, it took a team of more than 40 people to get North Texas' favorite cowboy dressed and ready for his big debut Friday.

Just to make his cowboy outfit, it took nine months -- and let's just say it really did take a village to put it all together.

"His pants weigh 100 pounds. It takes a team of five stitchers to actually move those pants through the machinery. When we have to do a check on how things are looking, we have to lay them out in the hallway because we don't have a space big enough to view everything," said Williamson-Dickie Director of Technical services Jill O'Leary.

This year, Big Tex is donning a particularly meaningful accessory.

"He is wearing a button this year, just below his Dickies logo, that says, 'Texas Strong.' Now this is to help bring attention to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. We are going to sell human-sized buttons, like the one I'm wearing right here, for only $2 out here at the fair. People can purchase them and all the proceeds of the sales will go to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts," said State Fair of Texas Vice President of Public Relations Karissa Condoianis.

Helping fellow Texans and celebrating all things Texas is what the State Fair is all about. And folks from all over DFW came out to be a part of that, including an 8-year-old boy from Fort Worth who took the day off from school just to see his favorite cowboy.

"I want to be like Big Tex because Big Tex is so cool. He's really cool," said Brody Balda.

Brody's mother, Kendal Brody, said he's been waiting more than a year to come and see Big Tex's installation.

"It's been on his bucket list, if you can have a bucket list at 8-years-old. It's a big day for him and I definitely took the day off for this exciting moment for him."

The week leading up to opening day, Big Tex's team will test his sound, electricity and movements to make sure he'll be ready to go for the 2017 State Fair of Texas, where he'll be standing tall and greeting Texans for three weeks.

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<![CDATA[No New Info in Murder of White Settlement Teen]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:01:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TEEN+MURDERED.jpg

Investigators looking into the death of 18-year-old Xavier Olesko say they believe someone knows what happened.

Olesko was shot and killed in his driveway Monday evening; so far police say they have few leads and have released few details in the case.

Officials said Olesko was temporarily living at the home on the 8100 block of Tumbleweed Trial and was in his back yard with friends when he went out front to meet with someone.

His friends told police they ran to the front yard after hearing a gunshot. By the time they got there, Olesko was on the ground and unresponsive -- and no one else was around and no vehicle was seen leaving the area.

Investigators with the White Settlement Police Department poured over the scene and, while the investigation is still in the preliminary stages and there's no known motive, detectives said Friday they believe someone knows what led to the shooting.

"The White Settlement Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the person or persons responsible for this incident," police said in a statement Friday. "Anyone with information is asked to contact the White Settlement Police Department's Criminal Investigation Unit at 817-246-7070. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, 817-469-TIPS. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of any suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Tarrant County Crime Stoppers."

The reward amount has not yet been specified or confirmed by Crime Stoppers.

Due to the ongoing investigation, detectives declined to release any further information in the case.



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<![CDATA[Inside the Federal Air Marshal Training Program]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:31:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Air+Marshal+Class.jpg

Record numbers of people are now taking to the skies, filling planes and counting on thousands of federal air marshals to protect them.

Long before they ever set foot on an airplane, federal air marshals begin their intensive training not far from Texas.

Air marshals may be the most secretive of all federal law enforcement agencies, the faces of all but a few are kept hidden to protect their identities.

“We work hard to maintain our anonymity while we are on board the aircraft,” said Thomas Kelly, the Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge at the TSA's Public Affairs Office. "That’s why we are plain clothed and we blend in with the passengers and we want the terrorists to not know where we are at any given time."

More than two thirds of air marshals have prior law enforcement service and all of them begin their careers at the rarely seen Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in New Mexico.

NBC 5's Kevin Cokely takes you inside the training facility, the exclusive story airs Monday night on NBC 5 News at 10 p.m.



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<![CDATA[Zeke Elliott Enters Guilty Plea for Frisco Speeding Ticket]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:24:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/uspresswire-cowboys-ezekiel-elliott.jpg

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott received 180 days of deferred adjudication probation Friday after his attorney filed paperwork for Elliott to plead guilty to a speeding ticket.

Elliott, 22, was cited April 4 after a state trooper clocked his 2016 Dodge Charger traveling 100 mph on Dallas North Tollway near Lebanon Road in Frisco.

The posted speed limit was 70 mph.

Click here to read more from our media partners at The Dallas Morning News.



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<![CDATA[One Person Arrested After Police Chase in Dallas County]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:59:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dps-chase.jpg

Authorities said they arrested one person after a chase in Dallas County Friday morning.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Lonny Haschel said a trooper tried to stop an SUV for a traffic violation on the Dallas North Tollway near Frankford Road just before 5 a.m.

The pursuit began when the driver chose not to stop. Haschel said the driver led troopers south on the Tollway to eastbound Interstate 30.

Authorities said the chase pursuit ended when the driver exited I-30 at North Galloway Avenue in Mesquite.

The driver was taken into custody without incident at about 5:20 a.m., according to Haschel. The driver will be charged with evading arrest.

No injuries or property damage was reported.



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<![CDATA[Sam's Weekend Deals: Fall Edition]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:46:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/plano-balloonfest.jpg

This Friday, you've got to check out Oktoberfest in Fort Worth. The event celebrates German traditions with authentic food, drinks, music and dancing.

Kids under 12 get in free! Adults will pay $10 Friday and Saturday.

Oktoberfest is from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday. NBC 5 sponsors the Panther Island Pavilion event every year.

Online: Oktoberfest Fort Worth 2017

Another big event this weekend is the Plano Balloon Festival. The kids will really get a kick out this one. It includes live entertainment, sky divers, food, music, and of course those amazing hot air balloons.

It's free for children 36 inches and under and the rest of the family will get in for $5 each day. The event kicks off Friday at 4 p.m. and ends on Sunday.

Online: Plano Balloon Festival

The Southlake Butterfly Festival is also this weekend. The 2-day event features a walk with hundreds of butterflies. This is a great opportunity for kids to explore their curiosity and learn more about the eco-system.

Children under two are free, kids are $5 and adults are just $7. Doors open Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.

Online: Southlake Butterfly Festival



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<![CDATA[Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft Will 'Slingshot' Past Earth: NASA]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:01:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/NASA_Asteroid_Mission.jpg

NASA will undergo a first-of-its-kind mission Friday to visit a near-Earth asteroid, collect samples and deliver them safely back to Earth using its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

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<![CDATA[Ezekiel Elliott Offers No Excuses, Accepts Criticism]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:58:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-848527630.jpg

Ezekiel Elliott didn’t offer any alibis. Nor did the Cowboys’ running back provide any excuses.

He accepted full responsibility and the blame for two plays in Sunday’s 42-17 loss to Denver that showed a stunning lack of effort for one of the NFL’s best players, a dude with a reputation for playing hard every snap.

Good for him. It’s what he should’ve done.

"I would say I was just very frustrated, but that's no excuse for the lack of effort I showed on tape," said Elliott, who gained a career-low eight yards against Denver.

"I just can't do that. Being one of the leaders on the team and being a guy that people count on, I can't put that type of stuff on film.”

People make mistakes all the time. How they handle them tells you more about the person than the actual mistake.

When a mistake happens, the best approach is to own it, figure out how to make sure it doesn’t happen again and move on having learned a valuable lesson.

When the Cowboys’ locker room opened Thursday, Elliott sat at his locker for about 10 minutes waiting for Dak Prescott to finish his interviews.

Then he matter-of-factly answered a steady stream of questions about the two plays that have put a dent in the reputation he has spent years forging.

"It's definitely not me. It's definitely not the type of player I am," Elliott said. "It's definitely not who I am for this team. I just can't do that. I was frustrated, and I wasn't myself."

In the the third quarter, a pass slipped through Dez Bryant’s hands and Chris Harris Jr. intercepted it at the Dallas 46. Elliott, who was behind the play, stood with his hands on his hips as Harris headed toward the Cowboys’ end zone.

He made no attempt to join the play.

Late in the fourth quarter, Dak Prescott threw an interception in the left corner of the end zone that Aqib Talib intercepted and eventually returned it 103 yards for a touchdown.

Elliott stayed on the ground after blocking a blitzing defender, and did not chase after Talib as he sprinted down the sideline.

Hall of Fame running back LaDanian Tomlinson said the plays were examples of Elliott quitting on the Cowboys. The topic, as you can imagine, has been hot on various social media platforms and on sports talk radio, especially in Dallas.

The reality, however, is it has been a much bigger issue outside The Star in Frisco, where the Cowboys’ train, than it has been inside the building where the team is searching for ways to beat Arizona on Monday night.

That’s because the Cowboys view these two plays as an aberration - not the norm.

Garrett addressed Elliott’s poor effort at Wednesday’s team meeting.

"He's not perfect. Nobody is perfect,” Garrett said. “When things happen, we address them. We coach them, and then we move forward.”

Elliott, who led the league in yards (1,631) and carries (322) last season, has participated in 836 plays in his 18-game NFL career and virtually all of the others show him putting forth a championship effort whether he’s carrying the ball or not.

Plus, it’s easy to understand why the Broncos frustrated him, though please don’t misconstrue that as an excuse for the egregious plays.

Elliott had not gained fewer than 80 yards in a game since the opener against the New York Giants last season. They held him to 51 yards on 20 carries.

Here are Elliott’s nine carries against Denver: 0, 3, 2, 0, -5, 0, 2, 1, 5.

“I know the type of football player he is, and the type of guy he is," Prescott said. "I've never, and never will, question his competitiveness or his lack of effort or whatever you want to say. I'll never question that.

“I know he's going to be there for me, for his teammates, for this organization, so I don't pay attention to what other people say.”

There’s no need as long as Elliott plays the way he supposed to play.



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