2019 Year in Review
In Memoriam Dec 16, 2019

Final Goodbye: Recalling Influential People Who Died in 2019

This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence. U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings was a sharecropper’s son who rose to become one of the nation&#8217...

  • television Dec 10, 2019

    The Associated Press Picks TV’s Top Moments From 2019

    Many have noticed how fragmented our TV viewing is, with multiple competing streaming services and dozens of channels pulling us in different directions. But the year also saw some jaw-dropping moments that found huge audiences, whether it was a royal interview or a viral alien. The Associated Press has put together a list of the best TV moments in...
  • Dallasnews.com Dec 30, 2019

    The Dallas Morning News’ Texan of the Year 2019: Holocaust Survivor Max Glauben

    Max Glauben survived one of humanity’s darkest chapters and shines as one of Texas’ brightest lights.

  • texas Dec 27, 2019

    Remembering Three Texas Legends We Lost in 2019

    This year, we said goodbye to Ross Perot, Herb Kelleher, and T. Boone Pickens. NBC 5’s Julie Fine takes a look back at their lives, infectious personalities, and their contributions to North Texas.

  • Lizzo Dec 27, 2019

    Lizzo Named The Associated Press’ Entertainer of the Year

    Breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press. Voted by entertainment staffers of the news cooperative, Lizzo dominated the pop, R&B and rap charts in 2019 with songs like “Truth Hurts” and “Good As Hell.” Though she released her first album in 2013, Lizzo dropped her major-label deb...
  • Simone Biles Dec 26, 2019

    Simone Soars: Biles Named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year

    They’re called “Simone Things,” a catchall phrase for the casual ease with which Simone Biles seems to soar through her sport and her life. The irony, of course, is that there’s nothing casual or easy about it. Any of it. The greatest gymnast of all time and 2019 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year only makes it seem...

  • Kawhi Leonard Dec 27, 2019

    The Fun Guy: Kawhi Leonard Is the AP’s Male Athlete of 2019

    He was the Fun Guy. The board man who got paid. He overcame injury to reclaim his rightful place as one of the very best basketball players on the planet. He conquered the NBA world for a second time, bringing a championship to Canada. And then he joined the Los Angeles Clippers, ready to start anew. “What it do, baby?” For...

  • Oscars Dec 29, 2019

    Pop Culture in 2010’s Marked Gains in Diversity, Inclusion

    In the decade drawing to a close, the conversation about diversity and inclusion moved to the front burner of our popular culture as never before. One of the most visible changes was in attitudes toward LGBT people, with TV shows like “Pose” and “Transparent,” and even children’s programs introducing gay and lesbian characters. This was...
  • store closures Dec 23, 2019

    Retailers Announced Record Store Closures in 2019: List

    2019 has been a record year for store closures in retail. In the U.S., retailers this year have announced plans to shut more than 9,300 locations. That’s up more than 50% from the total announced closures in 2018, which amounted to 5,844, Coresight said. Previously, the record was for the 8,069 store closures announced in 2017. Bankruptcies continu...
  • politics Dec 26, 2019

    2019: Texas Political Year in Review

    As the sun sets on 2019, we look back on the biggest political stories in the state of Texas. From the scandal that rocked the Texas house, to Texas’ role in the race for 2020.

  • Trump administration Dec 27, 2019

    Fact Check: The Biggest Whoppers of 2019

    As he has done since entering the political scene in 2015, Donald Trump dominates our list of whoppers of the year. We identified a top 10 of falsehoods and factual distortions from the president, beginning with several impeachment-related topics — a conspiracy theory on the Democratic National Committee server, a bogus narrative on Joe Biden and a...
  • New Year's Eve Jan 1

    Cheers, Tears, Prayers for 2020: A New Decade Is Ushered in

    2020 is being rung in around the globe. More than 1 million people descended on Sydney Harbour to see fireworks despite the wildfires ravaging other parts of Australia. In Hong Kong, revelers as well as pro-democracy protesters came out to usher in the new year. Russia held the world’s longest New Year’s celebrations, spread across 11 t...
  • Year in Review Dec 31, 2019

    Best NBC 5 Viewer Content of 2019

    When it comes to breaking news, weather and events that are “totally Texas,” NBC 5 viewers are always ready to share their photos and video with us. Here’s a look at some of the best user generated content of 2019.

  • Serena Williams Dec 30, 2019

    Serena Williams Aces AP Female Athlete of the Decade Honors

    Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation. There were, to begin with, the dozen Grand Slam single titles — no other woman had more than three over the past 10 seasons — and the 3 1/2 years in a row at No. 1 in the WTA rankings. And then there was the celebrity status that transcended…

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