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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.

Top Stories
Holiday Weekend Means Extra Precautions Against West Nile

Holiday Weekend Means Extra Precautions Against West Nile

North Texans are being urged this weekend to take extra precautions to guard against West Nile virus.

Family of Man Killed in Hit and Run Push for New Answers

Family of Man Killed in Hit and Run Push for New Answers

Family members of a Dallas movie critic killed in a hit-and-run this Spring say their pain has not gone away; and they're speaking out again, hoping someone comes forward to police with new information.

Roller Coaster Stuck on Tracks at Six Flags Over Texas

Roller Coaster Stuck on Tracks at Six Flags Over Texas

About a dozen people were on a roller coaster that became stuck on the tracks at Six Flags Over Texas Friday morning.

NTX City Council Votes To Reinstate "Library Cat"

NTX City Council Votes To Reinstate "Library Cat"

Put your paws up! The White Settlement "Library Cat" is here to stay.

Bangladesh Forces Move to End Hostage Standoff: Reports

Bangladesh Forces Move to End Hostage Standoff: Reports

Bangladeshi security forces on Saturday reportedly moved to end a standoff at a restaurant popular with foreigners where gunmen took what was feared to be dozens of hostages the night before, NBC News...

UNT Alumna Reunited With Staff Member Who Saved Her Life

UNT Alumna Reunited With Staff Member Who Saved Her Life

Nattie Hurta hugged Rahn Finley for the first time since the University of North Texas Dining Services Manager performed the Heimlich Maneuver on her last month when she was choking in the University cafeteria.