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Texas Connects Us

Texas Connects Us

Celebrating the people and stories that make Texas unique

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 06:41 PM CDT

Meet the 'Pyro Doctor' Behind Hundreds of Firework Shows

Meet the 'Pyro Doctor' Behind Hundreds of Firework Shows

Friends call Mike Wagner the "Pyro Doctor" because he puts on hundreds of firework shows all over the country. He's always liked fireworks but he never imagined his hobby would burst into a career.

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 07:41 AM CDT

Autism Speaks Through a Woodworker's Gift and Scroll Saw

Autism Speaks Through a Woodworker's Gift and Scroll Saw

When you realize your gift and find your calling, the pieces of life's puzzle fall into place. That's how 21-year-old Gregory Chabolla carved out a woodworking career for himself.

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 06:44 PM CDT

Sizing Up Bennie After Nearly 50 Years

Sizing Up Bennie After Nearly 50 Years

Bennie Bell has been sizing up law enforcement officers from across North Texas for their uniforms for nearly 50 years and considers her customers family.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016 at 06:47 PM CDT

Dallas Heritage Village Blacksmith

Dallas Heritage Village Blacksmith

Dallas Heritage Village is celebrating its 50th anniversary. And we look at one of the museum's most popular attractions: Fred Christen, the blacksmith.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:13 PM CDT

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Auditions

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Auditions

The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders are known around the world. More than 500 women auditioned this month with hopes of making the 36-member squad for the 2016 season.

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 06:43 PM CDT

Cleburne's First Female Firefighter

Cleburne's First Female Firefighter

Stephanie Pribble is the first female firefighter in the city of Cleburne, but her journey wasn't easy.

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 08:35 PM CDT

The Story Behind Dallas’ Sweet Georgia Brown

The Story Behind Dallas’ Sweet Georgia Brown

Good food can be found in many places across North Texas, but it's the story behind Sweet Georgia Brown in Dallas that caught our attention.

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 07:56 PM CDT

Swing Dancing to Love in Dallas

Swing Dancing to Love in Dallas

Swing dancing on Wednesday nights has been a tradition at Sons of Hermann Hall for nearly two decades. And the same couple has been leading the way.

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 07:18 PM CDT

The Caterpillar Invasion

The Caterpillar Invasion

This time of year caterpillars invade North Texas. Our wet winter and spring means even more caterpillars this year.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 03:55 PM CST

Students Research Forgotten All-Black Community

Students Research Forgotten All-Black Community

Richland College anthropology students study a cemetery in what was once known as Little Egypt in Dallas. The area is now referred to as Lake Highlands.

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