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Thursday, Mar 13, 2014

Fort Worth Woman Named Interim NAACP President & CEO

Fort Worth Woman Named Interim NAACP President & CEO

Lorraine Miller broke barriers in Washington as the Clerk for the US House of Representatives. She is now running one of the most powerful civil rights groups in the world.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013

Pike Park Rec Center Turns 100

Pike Park Rec Center Turns 100

The Pike Park Recreation Center turns 100 this weekend and there's a renewed effort to restore the Dallas landmark.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013

Dallas Landmark Turns 100 This Weekend

Dallas Landmark Turns 100 This Weekend

The Pike Park Recreation Center in Uptown Dallas will celebrate its 100 anniversary this weekend. For decades, it was the heart of the Little Mexico neighborhood.

Monday, Oct 7, 2013

Latina Doctor Made History in Dallas

Latina Doctor Made History in Dallas

Dr. Catalina Esperanza Garcia was one of the first Hispanic women to graduate from the UT-Southwestern Medical School. She's grown to love the community where she learned about acceptance.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013

Meteorologist Trades Caribbean For DFW

Meteorologist Trades Caribbean For DFW

Telemundo 39 Chief Meteorologist Nestor Flecha is an experienced meteorologist and proud native of Puerto Rico.

Monday, Sep 23, 2013

Niche Watches Boast DFW Origins

Niche Watches Boast DFW Origins

Wooden watches made by Daniel Schemel are a fusion of art, fashion, culture and nature, and are a product whose origins are tied to North Texas.

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013

Troubled Immigrant Rises To Dallas Inspiration

Troubled Immigrant Rises To Dallas Inspiration

Raul Magdaleno came to Dallas from Mexico in the 1980's. He nearly followed his father and brothers to prison. Instead, he earned multiple degrees and a chance to help children like him.

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013

Fort Worth Home Displays Black History

Fort Worth Home Displays Black History

The Lenora Rolla Heritage Center Museum is located at 1020 East Humbolt Street in Fort Worth.

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013

Baylor Professor Looking for Black Gospel Music

Baylor Professor Looking for Black Gospel Music

After three years, program to digitize black gospel music continues at Baylor University.

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013

Steve Harvey Focused on Show and Youth

Steve Harvey Focused on Show and Youth

Steve Harvey hosts weekday show on relationships. He also works to help young men with their lives with an annual mentoring camp. The Dallas date is June 11-16.

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DPD Officer Injured After Crash Into Oak Cliff Creek
DPD Officer Injured After Crash Into Oak Cliff Creek

A Dallas police officer was hospitalized Monday after a collision that sent the officer's patrol car airborne, landing about 30 feet below in an Oak Cliff creek.

Teen Homelessness Increases in Collin County
Teen Homelessness Increases in Collin County

Recent reports say the unsheltered teen population in Collin County increased 55 percent last year.

1 Motorcyclist Killed, 1 Injured in Crash on US 80 in Forney
1 Motorcyclist Killed, 1 Injured in Crash on US 80 in Forney

Authorities say one motorcyclist was killed and another injured in a crash in Forney Monday night.

Dallas Cowboys Cornerback Nolan Carroll Arrested for DWI
Dallas Cowboys Cornerback Nolan Carroll Arrested for DWI

The Dallas Police Department confirms they arrested Dallas Cowboys Cornerback Nolan Carroll Monday morning on suspicion of DWI.

Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies at 83
Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies at 83

Manuel Noriega, the former Panamanian dictator whose brutal six-year reign was ended by a U.S. invasion, has died at 83, a hospital in Panama confirmed to NBC News. Noriega early on caught the attention of the...

Protest Sparks Texas Lawmaker Threats of Gun Violence
Protest Sparks Texas Lawmaker Threats of Gun Violence

Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas' tough new anti-"sanctuary cities" law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on...