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Texas Connects Us

Texas Connects Us

Celebrating the people and stories that make Texas unique

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 07:04 PM CST

Fishing Therapy for Veterans at Heroes on the Water

Fishing Therapy for Veterans at Heroes on the Water

Sitting on the calm waters of a Texas lake can help heal the soul. There's a growing organization called Heroes on the Water that's helping veterans do just that.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 03:51 PM CST

Texican Food is Blending Cultures

Texican Food is Blending Cultures

Made famous from his deep-fried creations at the State Fair of Texas, Abel Gonzales is now working to perfect flavors that represent his culture: as a Texan and Mexican.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 03:52 PM CST

Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Dia de los Muertos is November 1 and 2, and it’s dedicated to remembering loved ones who have passed away.

Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at 06:54 PM CDT

Firing Up the Pizza Ovens at the State Fair of Texas

Firing Up the Pizza Ovens at the State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas pizza cook-off is an exciting competition with tasty results.

Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 06:41 PM CDT

State Fair Games No Match for Longtime Fan

State Fair Games No Match for Longtime Fan

Dallas-native Wayne Smith is a big kid at heart. He collects old games and loves the State Fair of Texas. And when both of those world's collide, everyone smiles.

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 at 07:17 PM CDT

Mansfield Family Rules the Midway at State Fair of Texas

Mansfield Family Rules the Midway at State Fair of Texas

Each October the Kastl family has to juggle working at the State Fair of Texas with raising very active kids in Mansfield.

Monday, Oct 3, 2016 at 06:46 PM CDT

Grace's Jelly Brings the Heat

Grace's Jelly Brings the Heat

Grace McHenry, 91, of Dallas, won a blue ribbon for her jalapeno jelly at the State Fair of Texas.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 04:05 AM CDT

Log Rolling at University of Texas at Dallas

Log Rolling at University of Texas at Dallas

There's a new attraction at the University of Texas at Dallas aquatic center - A red, 65-pound, 12-foot long polyethylene log.

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 06:38 PM CDT

Dallas Program Shines a Light on Sewing Success

Dallas Program Shines a Light on Sewing Success

Tish Cox has partnered with the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, which means her high-end fashion line will now be produced by people who are blind or visually impaired.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 at 06:39 PM CDT

Anime in Flower Mound

Anime in Flower Mound

FUNimation is the leading anime company in North America, and it's based in Flower Mound. The company produces, markets and distributes nearly 700 episodes and a dozen anime movies a year.

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Brothers Electrocuted by Downed Power Lines in Fort Worth
Brothers Electrocuted by Downed Power Lines in Fort Worth

Two children in Fort Worth have been electrocuted by downed power lines, according to the Fort Worth Fire Department.

NWS Confirms 2 Tornadoes Hit North Texas Overnight
NWS Confirms 2 Tornadoes Hit North Texas Overnight

Severe thunderstorms moved through North Texas early Wednesday morning, bringing hail, lightning, dangerously strong straight-line winds and at least two confirmed tornadoes.

Deadly Storms March East, Raising Tornado Threat
Deadly Storms March East, Raising Tornado Threat

Storms that tore through North Texas Tuesday night and Wednesday morning continue to move east, with the Mississippi Valley in the severe weather bull's-eye.

Hacking for the Future in Frisco
Hacking for the Future in Frisco

iHack is a competition that gets students excited about STEM work and reminds them that they're capable of amazing things when they put their minds to it.

Senate Russia Probe to Hold Hearing on Disinformation
Senate Russia Probe to Hold Hearing on Disinformation

Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat says. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia spoke ahead of a committee session Thursday that will address how the Kremlin allegedly uses technology to spread disinformation in the U.S. and Europe. Warner and the panel's chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., provided an update of the committee's investigation into activities Russia might have taken to alter or influence the 2016 elections and whether there were any campaign contacts with Russian government officials that might have interfered with the election process.

13 Dead, 2 Injured in Church Van-Truck Crash in Hill Country
13 Dead, 2 Injured in Church Van-Truck Crash in Hill Country

Thirteen people were killed and two others were injured Wednesday when a van carrying 14 church members collided with a pickup truck on a two-lane Texas highway, authorities said.