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Friday, Dec 30, 2016 at 06:33 PM CST

Irving Restaurant Serving Up Luckiest Legume

Irving Restaurant Serving Up Luckiest Legume

For many families, eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is a flavorful tradition. Though the peas often get mixed reactions regarding taste, one restaurant in Irving has an award-winning recipe sure to...

Friday, Dec 23, 2016 at 10:57 PM CST

Cowboys Fans Serve Food with Flair

Cowboys Fans Serve Food with Flair

Two sisters have been serving up home-style cooking for decades with a colorful flair. Oh, and they're also huge Dallas Cowboys fans.

Monday, Dec 12, 2016 at 07:48 PM CST

Flower Mound Teen Grants Wishes with Art

Flower Mound Teen Grants Wishes with Art

Janvi Shahi expects to soon reach a lifetime total of $100,000 in donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation; money she’s raised through her paintings.

Monday, Nov 28, 2016 at 11:34 AM CST

Texas Museum of Broadcasting Opens in Kilgore

Texas Museum of Broadcasting Opens in Kilgore

“I can’t deny it! I mean I woke up one day and noticed I had over 50 TV cameras and then you go, ‘well, what am I going to do with this stuff?’” asked Conrad. His answer: open a museum.

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 at 04:36 PM CST

Greenberg Smoked Turkey Endures as Holiday Staple

Greenberg Smoked Turkey Endures as Holiday Staple

Greenberg Smoked Turkey in Tyler is a holiday tradition for many families, especially in Texas. The company will ship 200,000 turkeys all over the country before the end of the year.

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Gas Line Cuts Power, Forces Evacuations in Fort Worth
Gas Line Cuts Power, Forces Evacuations in Fort Worth

A gas line cut in downtown Fort Worth has cut power to several blocks and is forcing some sections to evacuate Friday afternoon, police say.

Track Coach Killed, 18 Students Hurt in East Texas Bus Crash
Track Coach Killed, 18 Students Hurt in East Texas Bus Crash

An East Texas track coach is one of two people killed in a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a bus that also left at least 18 high schoolers injured Thursday night.

Christina Morris' Case on Dateline NBC Friday Night
Christina Morris' Case on Dateline NBC Friday Night

Dateline NBC takes a look at the Morris case in the second half of its two-hour episode that starts at 8 p.m. Friday on NBC 5.

Tony Romo Likes Tweet About Heading to Houston
Tony Romo Likes Tweet About Heading to Houston

Newy tweeting isn't news, but what is interesting is who liked a tweet about Tony Romo heading to Houston.

No Repeal for 'Obamacare' in Humiliating Defeat for Trump
No Repeal for 'Obamacare' in Humiliating Defeat for Trump

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a sigh of relief." Trump said the current law was imploding "and soon will explode." Thwarted by two factions of fellow Republicans, from the center and far right, House Speaker Paul Ryan said President Barack Obama's health care law, the GOP's No. 1 target in the new Trump administration, will remain in place "for the foreseeable future."

Former DCS Superintendent Gets Generous Retirement Deal
Former DCS Superintendent Gets Generous Retirement Deal

Rick Sorrells, the former superintendent of Dallas County Schools, is being paid generously to leave the troubled school bus agency, according to documents obtained by NBC 5 Investigates.