<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Texas News]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcdfw.com/feature/texas-newshttp://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.pngNBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worthhttps://www.nbcdfw.comen-usThu, 23 Nov 2017 09:10:41 -0600Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:10:41 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Dogs Scare Off Robbers]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:07:07 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_dogrobbery1122_1920x1080.jpg

Four suspects have been arrested after a terrifying caught-on-camera home invasion attempt in Killeen, Texas. The victim said she heard glass break toward the front of her house and when she went into her living room, she realized someone had broken her window. So, she called 911. While the woman was on the phone with 911, a man in a jersey knocked on her door and asked if she was okay. Investigators say he was only a distraction to allow two others to approach with guns. The two armed men fled when the homeowner's four dogs rushed to the door, barking loudly. When police arrived, officers said they found the man in the jersey in front of the house, claiming to be a concerned neighbor.



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<![CDATA[Texas Teenager Adopted By His Former Teacher]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:05:34 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Teacher-adoption.jpg

A 16-year-old Beaumont, Texas, teen finally has a place to call home after being adopted by his former teacher last week.

Anthony Berry, who had been in foster care since 2010, became the oldest child adopted in Jefferson County on Friday.

"I did not think the day would ever come, because of the fact that I didn't want to be adopted" said Berry.

"Then I met my mom, and I started talking to her and we just kind of clicked."

He met Bennie Berry while he was her English student at Pathways Learning Center. Several months into the school year, both of their worlds changed forever when one day he asked her to adopt him.

"Well at first I thought he was just making jokes, until he actually explained the situation, and then we struck a deal -- finish your assignment and then you can show me the website," said Bennie.

It was the quickest assignment Anthony had ever finished.

Anthony was one of 18 kids, ages one to 16, who were adopted on Friday. He says it's never too late to find a forever family.

"If you have ever thought about adoption or didn't want to be adopted, actually try it cause you never know," said Anthony. "Take into consideration that someone that don't love you, there is always someone that will love you. Just give it a chance."

November is National Adoption Awareness Month.

More than 5,000 children have been adopted from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in 2017. According to a Texas DFPS press release more than 6,600 children were awaiting adoption as of Sept. 2017, though some had been matched to adoptive families.

If you are interested in adoption, would like to see the children awaiting adoption, or would like to learn more visit AdoptChildren.org.



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<![CDATA[High School Football Playoff Scores, Pairings, 6A-1A]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:32:24 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/football-generic-marker-01.jpg
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<![CDATA[Franklin Barbeque in Austin Back Open]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:40:44 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-11-21-14h38m54s110.jpg

Fans of barbecue in Austin have a new reason to give thanks this week. Franklin Barbecue is ready to re-open. The famous restaurant has been closed since late August, when a fire gutted their east Austin building. While they're still rebuilding - founder Aaron Franklin says his team is ready for business. He said many families have a tradition of coming to the restaurant in the days right before Thanksgiving.



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<![CDATA[2 Arrested, 1 Sought in Fatal Shooting of Child]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:34:03 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/clay-and-nino.jpg

Two North Texas teens have been charged and a third person is sought in connection with a shooting that left a 5-year-old boy dead and his 11-year-old brother wounded in Denison, police say.

KTEN reported Tuesday that 18-year-old Ryan Clay and 17-year-old Sabrina Nino were each charged with capital murder of a child under 10 years old. Both are from Sherman, police said.

A capital arrest warrant was later issued for a third person — identified as 17-year-old Antonio "Chapo" Prado, of Sherman — who police warned may be armed and dangerous.

According to police, the 5-year-old boy and his 11-year-old brother were inside a home in the 1700 block of West Elm Street when they were shot at about 11 p.m. Sunday.

The 5-year-old boy was fatally wounded, police say. The 11-year-old was treated with injuries that were not life-threatening at a Dallas-area hospital. Their names have not been released.

Anyone with information about Prado’s whereabouts is encouraged to call detectives at 903-465-2422.

NBC 5's Maria Santiago contributed to this report.



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<![CDATA[George Strait's San Antonio Home Up for Grabs]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:16:06 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/George-Strait-Home-Dominion-+%282%29.jpg

It may not be ocean front property, but country singer George Strait still hopes you'll be interested in his Hill Country home.

The King of Country has put his iconic San Antonio estate on the market, though the asking price of the mansion hasn't been disclosed.

Nestled perfectly on 12.2 secluded acres in the exclusive Dominion community, Strait's one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted, Bill Tull Estate sits atop a hill overlooking Texas' second-largest city to the south and the expansive blue clear sky of the Texas Hill Country to the north."

"What is so special about this house is not really who owns it. It's special because of the amazing thought and attention to detail that was put in to every step of the build. This home truly is one of a kind and can never be recreated. The designer, Bill Tull, was a world-renowned artist and he poured his heart into this home. I'm honored to have such a unique listing," explained Tamara Strait, the singer's daughter-in-law and luxury real estate agent of Strait Luxury and Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.

Upon entry, two of 14 hand-sculpted fireplaces can be found. Elsewhere in the home, get carried away by stained glass windows, saguaro cactus rib shutters, and Tull’s custom-designed copper bar top.

The huge, decked-out patio appears perfectly capable of entertaining large groups or hosting more intimate cold beer conversations.

Designed for entertaining, this estate captures and blends indoor and outdoor spaces effortlessly providing the ultimate venue. Relax in the lavish owner’s retreat, featuring separate his and hers bathrooms and closets. Additionally, this home features two en suite oversized guest bedrooms all with customized baths, an exercise room with a sauna, and a separate casita offering a completely self-contained living experience. The infinity edge pool and spa with a mosaic finish overlooks picturesque views of Downtown San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country.

Still interested, check yes or no.

For more information on the estate: www.santafeinthedominion.com.



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<![CDATA[Chase Driver Dances During Arrest]]>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:56:47 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dancing+arrest.gif

A Houston man was arrested Tuesday after a chase -- but that's not the most interesting part of the story.

After the chase was over the man was ordered to exit his vehicle and turn his back toward officers, which he did. It was what he did next that left some officers scratching their heads.

The man, in a tank top and pants, began dancing and shimmying along the highway as he initially complied with their demands.

He then suddenly turned toward officers, mouth agape, appearing shocked. When he started backing away from police, a K-9 officer was released to take the man to the ground.

The man can be heard screaming in the video as the police officer makes contact.

KPRC-TV in Houston said the man may have been intoxicated and faced a felony charge of evading arrest.



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<![CDATA[Pence, Abbott and Perry on Harvey Recovery]]>Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:59:08 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/pence-abbott-perry.JPG

Vice President Mike Pence will be joined by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, and FEMA Administrator Brock Long, in a briefing on Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts in Texas.




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<![CDATA[Texas State Suspends Fraternities, Sororities After Pledge Dies]]>Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:26:43 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Texas-State-University-Fraternities-Sororities.jpg

Texas State University has suspended all fraternity and sorority chapter activities following the death of a fraternity pledge after an initiation ritual.

In a statement Tuesday, university officials say Matt Ellis was found unresponsive Monday morning at an off-campus apartment. The 20-year-old sophomore from Humble, Texas, had attended a party that Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members hosted Sunday night at the apartment.

An autopsy has been ordered. Police in San Marcos, Texas, about 50 miles south of Austin, say they suspect alcohol played a role in the death.

In a statement, the Phi Kappa Psi national office says it suspended the Texas State chapter last week for unrelated matters, and it will remain suspended while the investigation continues.

University President Denise Trauth says the chapters won't be reinstated until a review is done of the entire fraternity and sorority system on campus.



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<![CDATA[Statewide Amber Alert Discontinued, Child Found OK]]>Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:37:41 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/amber-alert-jose-gonzalez.jpg

The statewide Amber Alert for a 3-year-old boy reported missing in San Antonio has been discontinued.

Jose Gonzalez was reportedly abducted Monday at about 6 p.m. when his mother's car was stolen.

WOAI-TV in San Antonio reported Anai Gonzalez had left the boy sleeping in the car when she went into a store to pickup her boyfriend. When she returned to the parking lot, her car was gone.

A statewide alert was issued a short time later, with the child believed to be in grave or immediate danger.

WOAI reported Monday night the boy was OK and had been found at about 9 p.m. near La Grange, more than 100 miles away from where he was taken. WOAI also reported the car theft suspect had been taken into custody.



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<![CDATA[Floresville Bands Honor Sutherland Springs]]>Sun, 12 Nov 2017 10:09:30 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Floresville_Bands_Honor_Sutherland_Springs_1200x675_1093975619900.jpg

 The bands from Floresville Middle and High Schools both took the field Friday night and honored the victims of the Sutherland Springs church shooting by playing 'Amazing Grace'

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<![CDATA[Suspect Hands Out Free Doughnuts During Armed Robbery]]>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:07:58 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/donut+store+robbery.jpg

Police are searching for three suspects who were caught on video robbing a Texas doughnut shop and giving out free pastries to customers inside the store.

Houston Police Department's Robbery Division released surveillance video Tuesday of the robbery at Shipley's in North Houston.

Video shows three suspects enter the doughnut shop around just before 3 p.m. Monday. One of the supects is holding a handgun and jumps the counter demanding money from the cash register. Another suspect also jumps the counter while the third male approaches two customers inside the shop and takes their cellphones. 

"During the robbery, the male that took the customers cellphones jumped over the counter and offered them doughnuts while the other two suspects were robbing the employees," Houston Police said. 

Surveillance footage shows him handing out doughnuts to the customers as the three suspects are leaving the shop. 

All three men are wanted on charges of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, the police said.



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