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FWSSR 5 hours ago

Cowboys of Color Rodeo Displays Diversity Among Riders

The Cowboys of Color Rodeo at Dickies Arena attracted first-time visitors like Precious Flowers of Lubbock. “It’s my first rodeo,” Flowers said with a big grin on her face. But there were also long-ti...

  • Martin Luther King Jr. 7 hours ago

    North Texas Events, Parades Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    On Monday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy was honored across North Texas with parades in Grand Prairie, Fort Worth and Dallas. In Dallas, the 38th annual MLK Day March and Parade started at 10 a.m. with floats, marching bands and dance troops. The route ran from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Holmes Street down to Fair Park.......
  • Fort Worth 20 hours ago

    Fort Worth Popeyes Robbed at Gunpoint: Police

    Fort Worth police are searching for two people who they believe robbed a Popeyes restaurant at gunpoint Sunday night, police said. Officers responded to the restaurant at about 11:45 p.m. at 4368 U.S. Highway 360 in eastern Fort Worth. The suspects fled the scene. No other information was available.

  • Dallas 19 hours ago

    Moped Driver Dies in Alleged Drunken Driving Crash: Police

    A 20-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly drunken driving and causing a crash that left a moped driver dead early Monday morning in Dallas. Illiane Quevedo Meza is accused of fleeing the scene. She is charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failure to stop and render aid. Police and fire crews responded at about 1:30 a.m. to th...
  • Fort Worth 18 hours ago

    #SomethingGood: Photography Project Follows 13 Women Who Work on Texas Ranches

    A trip to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo gives us a glimpse at a way of life that, for some, goes back generations. In Texas, more women are on farms and ranches than in any other state. Local photographer and writer, Alyssa Banta, spent some time with women who work the land to follow their lives and create…

  • Dallas 4 hours ago

    9-Year-Old Girl Struck by Gunfire in Road Rage Shooting

    Dallas police are searching for a road rage suspect who opened fire on a vehicle and struck a 9-year-old Sunday night, police said. Diamond Dixon said Monday afternoon at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, where her daughter is being treated, that she hoped police would catch the man she said shot at her car. Dixon said her daughter, Rubye......
  • card skimmer 17 hours ago

    UNT Lab Creates Credit Card Skimmer Detection Device

    Groundbreaking technology that could help consumers find gas pump credit card skimmers before they fall victim could be on the horizon and technology could be thanks to North Texas ingenuity. The University of North Texas Cyber Forensics Lab’s work with law enforcement agencies trying to eradicate skimmers may have led to the creation of a detectio...
  • Dallas Jan 20

    Vigil Held for Teen Killed in Shooting at High School Basketball Game

    As Dallas inches closer to a dozen homicides in the New Year, family and friends of one of the latest victims gathered for a vigil Sunday night. Marc Strickland, 18, died Saturday due to injuries sustained after he was shot at a high school basketball game at Ellis Davis Field House. Strickland’s family and friends said his light went out&#82...
  • Dallas Jan 20

    Father Shoots Son in Leg During Argument, Police Say

    A father shot his son in the leg during an argument Sunday in South Dallas, police say. The incident happened in the 2200 block of Marburg Street, Dallas police said. Police said during an argument, the son started to destroy property and then assaulted his father. The father then picked up a handgun and shot the son in the left…

  • Dallas Jan 20

    Dallas Women’s March Draws More Than 1,000 People

    More than 1,000 people turned out in Dallas Sunday, joining cities across the country for the annual Women’s March. This year, the march commemorated the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Women of all backgrounds met outside St. Paul United Methodist Church on Routh Street to celebra...
  • Crowley 18 hours ago

    Adult, 10-Year-Old Injured in Shooting Outside Youth Basketball Game, Police Say

    An adult male and a 10-year-old boy were injured in a shooting outside a basketball gym in Fort Worth Sunday night, Fort Worth police say. The shooting, which did not involve students, happened in the parking lot outside the North Crowley Ninth Grade Campus after a youth basketball game, a Crowley ISD spokesperson said. Police said two people were ...
  • Shreveport Jan 19

    Woman Arrested in Louisiana for Deadly Stabbing of Arlington Man

    Authorities arrested a woman Saturday in connection to the deadly stabbing of a 30-year-old man in Arlington on Jan. 11, police say. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Leah Franklin, 31, in Shreveport, Louisiana Saturday and charged her with the murder of Antonio Daniel Merle in Arlington. Arlington police said officers found Merle suffering from a...
  • Fort Worth Fire Jan 19

    Fort Worth Firefighter Recalls Rescue Effort After Truck Plunged Into Trinity

    As investigators try to figure out what caused a driver to go off a Fort Worth bridge early Friday morning, one of the firefighters who was first on scene recalled the experience. About half a mile from Fire Station 6, is the place where two men died Friday when a truck crashed through a concrete barrier and plunged into the…

  • Dallas Jan 19

    Woman Attacks Security Guard, Boyfriend With Box Cutter: Dallas Police

    A woman is in jail after she attacked a security guard and her boyfriend Saturday evening with a box cutter, police say.  At about 6:40 p.m., Vanessa Arredondo Lasater went into the Budget Suites in the 9500 block of Forest Lane, near Interstate 635, in Far Northeast Dallas acting erratic, police said.  As she left the hotel, Lasater attacked an&#8...
  • Dallas Jan 19

    19-Year-Old Shot in Abdomen After Disagreement: Dallas Police

    A 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen following a disagreement at a downtown Dallas apartment complex, police say.  Officers responded about 9:30 p.m. to the 2200 block of Canton Street, near Cesar Chavez Boulevard.  Several males had been at the complex playing basketball at the gym when the victim and another person got into a disagreement, p...
  • Fort Worth Jan 20

    Man Fatally Shot During Argument at Fort Worth Bar: Police

    A man was fatally shot at a Fort Worth bar during an argument Saturday night, police say.  Officers responding to a shooting call at 9:30 p.m. found the victim, identified Sunday as 43-year-old Maneul Contreras, on the floor of the La Botica Bar in the 3700 block of Hemphill Street with an apparent gunshot wound.  Contreras was taken to a&#823...
  • Dallas Jan 19

    Driver Crashes into South Dallas House Injuring Man: Police

    One person was injured when a man lost control and drove into a house in South Dallas, police say.  Walter Orozco, 18, was driving at a high rate of speed shortly after midnight when he lost control and drove off the roadway into a house in the 2400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, police said.  Three people were inside the home…...
  • Mesquite Jan 19

    Missing 21-Year-Old Found Safe: Mesquite Police

    Mesquite police are asking for help from the public finding a 21-year-old man who was last seen Thursday.  Dustin Bryant was seen about 5 p.m. in the 2500 block of Comfort Drive. Bryant has special needs and a diminished mental capacity, police said.  Bryant is a 5-foot-6 man who weighs about 180 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes&#...
  • Dallas Jan 19

    Dallas Mayor Proclaims 2020 a ‘Year of Nonviolence’

    Ahead of a gala to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson announced a proclamation inspired by the civil rights leaders who dedicated his life to the practice of nonviolence. Johnson suggested 2020 could be a “Year of Nonviolence” if the community bands together to support city leaders and law enforcement...
  • Dallas Jan 19

    Teen Dies From Injuries Suffered in Shooting at High School Basketball Game

    The 18-year-old shot at a Dallas ISD basketball game last week died Saturday from his injuries, police say. Marc Strickland, who was taken to an area hospital in critical condition after the shooting at Ellis Davis Field House, died at about 2:59 p.m. Saturday, Dallas police said. Police said the charge against the 15-year-old arrested in connectio...
  • Dallas Jan 19

    Charity Uses Power of Play to Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

    Hundreds of kids ran, jumped and got moving on the campus of Southern Methodist University Saturday. Together with more than 120 SMU student-athletes, the charity Move For Miles organized a giant field day for young cancer fighters, survivors, siblings and friends. The nonprofit uses the power of play to fund cancer research for Children’s Health i...
  • Arlington Jan 19

    Friends, Family Hold Celebration of Life for Arlington Teen

    An Arlington teenager, whose death is being investigated as a homicide weeks after his disappearance, was remembered Saturday by family and friends. In early January, Arlington police confirmed the body of 19-year-old Evan Lacey had been found. Prior to the discovery, his family held search parties for weeks after Lacey was last seen leaving his fa...
  • FWSSR Jan 19

    World’s Smallest Chicken Breed Struts Stuff at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

    When you think of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, you probably envision horses, cattle and bulls, but there’s a unique show you can only find in the poultry barn. Inside, the world’s smallest chicken breed takes center stage. Every Serama chicken owner has a trick to get them to strut their stuff. “I start them young. I...

  • Erath County Jan 19

    Visitors to Erath County Shelter May Have Been Exposed to Rabid Puppy

    Texas Health officials are notifying people who visited an Erath County animal shelter that they may have been exposed to a rabid puppy.  Anyone who went to the Erath County Humane Society between January 3 and January 15 may need to be assessed for possible rabies exposure, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.  Mis...
  • Dallas Jan 18

    Couple Escape House Fire in Far North Dallas

    A couple was able to escape early Saturday when their house caught fire in Far North Dallas, officials say.  Smoke and flames were coming from the rear of the home in the 6200 block of Southern Knoll Drive when firefighters arrived about 1:15 a.m.  The homeowners were in the house when the husband noticed a flicker while watching televisi...
  • Wylie Jan 18

    Man Responding to Social Media Post Attacked in Robbery Attempt: Wylie PD

    A man was assaulted and robbed after he went to a home to meet up with someone he had met on social media, Wylie police say.  Police were called about 10:40 p.m. to the 3000 block of Connor Lane in Wylie, where several residents had reported that a man had been knocking on doors and indicating that he had been…

  • Dallas Jan 18

    Dallas Police Searching for Suspect in 33-Year-Old’s Slaying

    Dallas police have released a photo of a car seen leaving the area where a 33-year-old man’s body was found Thursday. Sylvester Veal was found shortly after midnight Thursday laying in the street in the 1600 block of Pine Street, near South Lamar Street, in South Dallas. Veal was pronounced dead of homicidal violence, police said. Police rele...
  • Mavericks Jan 18

    Doncic, Hardaway lead Mavericks over Trail Blazers, 120-112

    DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 35 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 29 and the Dallas Mavericks beat Portland 120-112 on Friday night to avoid getting swept at home by the Trail Blazers. Doncic, who drained a career-high eight 3-pointers, had eight rebounds and seven assists in the 20-year-old’s first chance to tie Jason Kidd’s car...
  • Richardson Jan 18

    Richardson Parents Give Back to School Custodian

    Parents from Arapaho Classical Magnet School in Richardson crowded into Lockwood Distiling Friday to celebrate a man who’s served their children for the better part of the last decade. They presented a check for nearly $4,000 to Dalton John, the school’s custodian, lovingly known as Mr. Pinky. In November, they started a GoFundMe after they learned...
  • FWSSR Jan 18

    In New Home, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Ushers in New Era

    The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ushered in a new era Friday night in its brand new home, Dickies Arena. Many visitors saw the inside of Dickies Arena for the first time. “This is gorgeous,” one woman said. “This is Fort Worth pride right here.” After 76 years at the nearby Will Rogers Coliseum, Dickies is the rodeo’s new&#82...
  • education Jan 18

    Districts Take Steps to Get High School Students Back in the Classroom

    Every year schools look at ways to help more students grow. The ultimate failure for a school is when a child drops out, and walks away from learning. Despite all the resources out there, students are still dropping out in large numbers. High school student Felicity Martinez said her love for school started with a seed planted at home. “My&#8...
  • Plano police Jan 18

    New Plano Police Chief Makes History

    For the first time in nearly two decades, Plano has a new police chief. Ed Drain hasn’t even started the job yet, but he’s already making history as the city’s first African American police chief. “I think the Plano community is accustomed to that. We have a mayor who is African Ameircan in Plano,” Drain said. Drain is no...

  • Flu Jan 18

    Dallas Co. Health Officials Confirm 16-Year-Old Is 10th to Die From Flu-Related Complications

    Dallas County health officials confirmed Friday a 16-year-old Bishop Lynch High School student died from flu-related complications. Teresa “Reese” Termulo died Jan. 10 and was the 10th person to die from flu-related symptoms in the 2019-20 season, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services. Bishop Lynch issued the following st...
  • Irving Jan 18

    Start Date Nears for Highway Construction Project Around Texas Stadium Site

    A massive construction project will begin soon in the middle of North Texas, on the freeway ring around the old Texas Stadium site. The “Irving Interchange” project will include work on Loop 12, Texas 183 and Texas 114 to complete an upgrade started several years ago. The $420 million project is more expensive than the $261 million Dall...
  • killed at home Jan 17

    Jean Family Civil Suit to Expand to Apartment Complex

    Attorneys representing the family of Botham Jean said Friday they planned to expand their civil lawsuit to include the apartment complex where Jean was shot and killed. Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fatally shot Jean in September 2018, when she entered his apartment, saying she mistook it for her own. Attorney Lee Merritt told said he b...
  • Fort Worth Jan 18

    Fort Worth Subdivision Adds to Flood Problems, Landowner Says

    A landowner says a subdivision is adding to flooding problems in East Fort Worth. Julie Amendola is the owner of the Trinity River Farm and Equestrian Center. The location, along Randol Mill Road, has been there for about 14 years. Amendola said they have experienced flooding from the Trinity River in the past, but street flooding has become a prob...
  • Rockwall police Jan 17

    Dallas Police Veteran Named Rockwall PD Chief

    A 28-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department will be Rockwall’s next police chief. Maj. Max Geron, who is serving as acting deputy chief of DPD, will take over the top job for the Rockwall Police Department on Feb. 17, according to the city. “Chief Geron brings a great attitude, skill set and broad range of experience, as well grea...
  • Mesquite Jan 17

    2 Arrested After Shots Fired Outside Poteet Basketball Game

    Two men were arrested in connection with a shooting outside a basketball game that had just ended at Poteet High School in Mesquite. Owen Crutcher, 17, faces a charge of discharge of firearm. Kross Murphy, 17, faces a charge of discharge of firearm and evading arrest on foot. The shooting happened about 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday near Poteet Drive and&#8...
  • Tinslee Lewis Jan 18

    Gov. Abbott, Ken Paxton Back Family of Baby on Life Support With Court Filing

    Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton filed court documents Friday to support a Fort Worth family in the midst of a court battle to keep an 11-month-old girl on life support. Abbott and Paxton filed the friend-of-the-court brief in court that supports a family’s wish to grant temporary injunction to keep her on life support until t...
  • north texas food bank Jan 17

    Fighting Hunger: School Pantry Helps Make the Grade

    On Thursday afternoon, as school let out for the day at Lenore K. Hall Elementary in Dallas, the school pantry opened for business. “We should have about 300 people here today,” said Madison Messinger, administrator of the North Texas Food Bank Children’s Program. “There’s always a line,” parent Maria Nunez said....
  • Dallas County Sheriff's Office Jan 18

    Dallas Deputy Arrested, Accused of Tasing Man in Back of Sheriff’s Vehicle

    A Dallas County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with two misdemeanors after allegedly Tasing a suspect who was arrested in the back of a squad vehicle in October 2019. Deputy Austin Palmer was arrested Thursday and posted a $1,500 bond. He faces charges of official oppression and assault causing bodily injury. He has been placed on administ...
  • Fort Worth Jan 18

    2 Dead After Truck Plunges Into Trinity River Overnight in Fort Worth

    Two people were found dead inside a truck that plunged into the Trinity River overnight, north of downtown, firefighters say. The truck was heading northbound on the 400 block of North University Drive about 2:30 a.m. Friday when it crashed through a concrete barrier that separates the north and southbound sides of a bridge that crosses the Trinity...
  • FWSSR Jan 17

    What’s New at This Year’s Stock Show & Rodeo

    The Big Move: The FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament has a new home in the all-new Dickies Arena and a new tournament format. Organizers say the $1 million-plus purse will make the rodeo more exciting than ever before. Entertainment: The Simmons Bank Plaza on the east side of Dickies Arena has two new spaces to spend time before or after the rodeo:…...
  • FWSSR Jan 17

    Look Out for These Items in High Demand at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

    The inaugural year of the rodeo at Dickies Arena means the opportunity to design and sell commemorative souvenirs and the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has its own fashions and swag. There are hats, T-shirts and jackets. Items featuring the inaugural year at Dickie’s Arena are expected to be big sellers, but nothing beats the commemorative ...
  • FWSSR Jan 17

    Behind the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo’s Theme ‘Dream It. Do It.’

    The 2020 theme for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is “Dream it. Do it,” which was inspired by the inaugural year of the rodeo at Dickies Arena. The “Dream it. Do it” theme for 2020 reflects the opening of Dickies Arena, but this year’s program will be a collector’s item for another reason, too. Amy Myers, Ar...
  • FWSSR Jan 17

    Who Are Those People in Purple at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo?

    A small army of purple-clad Stock Show ambassadors will be ready to make visitors feel welcome. The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is spread throughout the grounds of the Will Rogers Memorial Center – with horse and livestock barns, the exhibits hall for shopping, the midway – and now Dickies Arena. The ambassadors will help get you wh...
  • FWSSR Jan 17

    Dickies Arena Is the ‘Taj Mahal’ for Rodeo Competitors

    Dickies Arena was built for rodeo. It can host concerts and sporting events, but the rodeo is the main attraction here. It’s a house built for this sport and those who compete. The locker rooms will make competitors feel like all-star athletes. They didn’t have this kind of space in Will Rogers Memorial Center. First, each rodeo event h...
  • FWSSR Jan 17

    #SomethingGood: Cancer Survivors Celebrate at Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo’s All Western Parade

    The official kickoff to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is the All Western Parade that will step off Saturday morning, one day after the FWSSR opens. There is so much to celebrate on parade day, but there are some people who just might be celebrating harder than others. A group of North Texans who will be riding the…

  • FWSSR Jan 17

    Inside the New Tech of Fort Worth’s Legendary Rodeo

    The rodeo portion of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo’s move into its swanky new home in the Dickies Arena means a major upgrade in technology. “I think the biggest thing people are going to see when they walk in is they are going to notice a big scoreboard,” Dickies Arena marketing director Alissa Cunningham said. “Our center-hung...
  • FWSSR Jan 17

    North Texas Ingenuity Leads to Landmark Rodeo Safety

    As the Fort Worth Rodeo moves into a new home at the Dickies Arena, one of the most impressive aspects of the rodeo is something riders and fans see the entire show and likely never pay attention to – the safety wall that surrounds the rodeo floor. “Back three years ago when our rodeo was still held in the Will…

  • FWSSR Jan 17

    Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Through the Years

    As the Rodeo portion of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo moves into a new home at Dickies Arena NBC 5 wanted to take a look back at the legendary event. For almost 125 years, the Fort Worth Stock Show has been a part of the fabric of North Texas. Here is a list of some of the most…

  • weather Jan 18

    Fog Lifts, Sunshine Returns Saturday

    A cold front will move across North Texas overnight Friday ushering in much drier air. This means the rain will end and the clouds and fog will decrease, leaving sunshine for the weekend into early next week. Despite the sunshine, Saturday will be a chilly day with highs in the 50s and a gusty north wind of 15 to 25…

  • Rockwall Jan 17

    2nd District Investigated Allegation Against Arrested Rockwall School Bus Driver

    A day after a Rockwall ISD school driver was arrested, accused of recording inappropriate videos of kids getting on and off his bus, Wylie ISD said it investigated a complaint against him last year. Michael Paul Smith, 43, is facing charges of invasive visual recording. Prior to going to work in Rockwall, Wylie ISD said Smith worked for it as&#8230...
  • Fort Worth Jan 17

    ‘Mule Alley:’ Fort Worth Stockyards About to Get Big New Addition

    The first business is set to open Friday in a $75-million revamp of two old barns in the Fort Worth Stockyards, part of a massive expansion of the historic district. For the last several years, workers have quietly been remaking two 100-year-old horse and mule barns which have sat vacant for decades. The street between the barns, called “Mule Alley...
  • Plano Jan 17

    Plano’s Most Famous Cop Set to Retire

    A police officer in Plano known for his dance moves and good deeds is taking a new step. Officer Arthur Parker, or “OP, is considered Plano’s most famous police officer. He’s been with the department for 34 years, the last 10 as a resource officer at Clark High School. He’s never met a stranger. “The question they ask me...

  • Dallas Jan 17

    Community Responds to Dallas Crime Plans

    Already this year there have been seven homicides in the city of Dallas. The Mayor’s Task Force and the Chief of Police have already outlined plans of action. It’s much too soon to know if 2020 will shape up to be another 2019, but people living in Dallas want some indication that this year will be different. Adrian Herrera says…

  • Dallas Jan 17

    Surge in Dallas Graffiti

    Dallas Officials report a surge in graffiti with bigger displays and more of them.  Between October and December of 2019, the city removed graffiti from 508 locations compared with just 277 during the same period in 2018. Large red letters have recently been painted high on a wall of the Interstate 30 Canyon downtown.  Colorful graffiti covers...
  • Midlothian Jan 17

    T-Shirt Fundraiser Created to Help Midlothian Teen Critically Injured in Crash

    A North Texas community is banding together to help a recent Midlothian Heritage High School graduate who suffered devastating injuries in a New Year’s Day crash. Former homecoming queen, captain of her volleyball team and current Blinn College student, Rachel Richie is in intensive care at Methodist Dallas Medical Center following the crash. The 1...
  • Garland Jan 17

    Fighting Hunger: Meeting People Where They Are

    The North Texas Food Bank provides 200,000 meals a day across 13 counties.

  • Dallas Jan 17

    Transgender Targeted Crime in Dallas Spurs Rally, Conversation

    Over 3,000 people are expected to attend one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ conferences in Dallas this week. Among the main topics of discussion will be violence targeting the transgender community nationwide and especially in Dallas. “Overall the trans community does not feel safe, we do not feel protected,” said Carter Brown, Executive Director of...
  • Arlington Jan 16

    Police Searching for 2 Men Who Broke Into Car Wash Coin Machine

    Arlington police are searching for two people who are suspected of trying to take coins from a car wash. Earlier in January, two people went to a car wash in the 2200 block of Pioneer Parkway and tried to get the coin machine from the business. They weren’t able to get any of the coins, but left a mess and…

  • 737 MAX Jan 17

    Southwest Airlines Also Pulls 737 Max From Schedules Until June

    Dallas-based Southwest Airlines said it doesn’t expect the grounded 737 Max back until after Memorial Day, the company said on its website Thursday. Southwest, the airline with the most 737 Max jets, said it will lose about 330 flights a day from its 34 grounded planes by taking it off schedules through June 6, as well as dozens more it…...
  • Recycling Jan 17

    Recycling Push by Beverage Companies Starts in North Texas

    An initiative from three of America’s biggest beverage companies that aims to improve the recycling and processing of plastic bottles is kicking off in North Texas with an investment of more than $3 million. The American Beverage Association announced Thursday that the Dallas-Fort Worth area will be the first region to get an investment from ...
  • FWSSR Jan 17

    What You Need to Know for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Opening Day

    The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo officially kicks off Friday. Friday, Jan. 17 Schedule of Events 8 a.m. – AQHA Horse Show – Versatility Ranch Horse Classes (John Justin Arena) 9 a.m. – AQHA Horse Show – Versatility Ranch Horse Reining Classes (Coliseum) 3 p.m. – Agricultural Mechanics Show (Burnett Tandy Dr) 7:30 p....
  • Fort Worth Jan 17

    Polytechnic HS Student Hospitalized After Shooting: Police

    A student from Polytechnic High School was hospitalized after he was stabbed and shot outside a nearby convenience store Thursday morning, police say. Fort Worth ISD officials confirmed the victim is an 11th grader at the school. According to Officer Buddy Calzada with the Fort Worth Police Department, the incident started as a fight outside the Te...
  • Fort Worth Jan 17

    Fighting Hunger: Urban Farming in Fort Worth’s Food Desert

    Opal’s Farm is a 5-acre patch of land along the Trinity River, in the shadow of downtown Fort Worth. It’s part of the United Riverside neighborhood, which is located in a food desert. “You look across the river and there’s downtown, but everything kinda stops at the river,” farm manager Greg Joel said. “The money...
  • Texans Can Academies Jan 16

    Eye Clinic Class Helps Students Learn & Receive Vision Care

    In a brightly lit room, which looks like a cross between a doctor’s office and a manufacturing lab, miracles are made. No matter what angle you look at it, you’ll see something amazing. We’ll start with Dr. Gayle Daniels, an optometrist who knocked on the door of a school and asked if she could volunteer and teach. “It&#8217...
  • Dallas Jan 16

    9 Flu Deaths Now in Dallas County, 4 More Suspected

    At least nine people have now died as a result of complications from the flu in Dallas County this flu season, according to the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department. The deaths – the seventh, eighth and ninth of this flu season – were reported on Wednesday afternoon. In addition to the confirmed deaths, the Dallas County health agency...
  • FWSSR Jan 16

    Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Means Big Bucks for Businesses

    Crowds at the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo are expected to some of the largest ever as the rodeo moves into its brand new home at Dickies Arena. “This is a 124-year-old institution in the city of Fort Worth and it brings people from all across the state from all different places,” said Bob Jameson, President and CEO…

  • #SomethingGood Jan 16

    #SomethingGood: Wounded Army Veteran’s Mission to Give Back Through Clean Water

    An Army veteran from Texas has had a thirst to help others his entire life. John Wayne Walding, yes that is his real name, served his country for years. He medically retired soon after he lost his leg in Afghanistan in 2008. His desire to help others didn’t get left on the battlefield. “We owe it to the fallen to…

  • Dallas Jan 16

    Fried Food Restaurant Opens Doors, Giving Up Name Amid Trademark Suit

    Four months into a legal battle over a famous Texas name, Fletch, a restaurant specializing in fried foods has opened its doors. Jace Fletcher Christensen, the granddaughter of the late head of the Fletcher’s corny dog dynasty, came up with the concept along with her mom to be “purveyors of fine stick food.” The mother-daughter duo started with kid...
  • Dallas Jan 16

    Suspect Sought in Crash That Killed 66-Year-Old Dallas Man

    Some North Texas siblings are asking for help finding the person who hit and killed their father. Wednesday, Dallas police released surveillance photos of the suspect’s vehicle. Harvey Miller, 66, was struck in the 5300 block of South Lamar. Miller was a father of three, a grandfather of three and a widower. He was also a handyman and deacon ...
  • lone star politics Jan 16

    Former Vice President Joe Biden Talks Texas and Election Ahead

    Fresh off the debate stage, former Vice President Joe Biden was in North Texas Wednesday. He spoke at the National Baptist Convention’s mid-winter board meeting, in Arlington. Before he spoke, he sat down for an exclusive interview with NBC 5 and the Dallas Morning News. We asked him why Texans should vote for him over the other candidates in the&#...
  • weather Jan 17

    Heavy Rain Causes Flooding Problems Thursday

    North Texas was drenched early Thursday morning and it led to flash flooding after a cold front moved into the region. Some areas have seen almost four inches of rain. The Fort Worth Police Department tweeted that it responded to two dozen accidents in a matter of two hours Thursday morning. MedStar Emergency Services said that there were 23 injury...
  • figure skating Jan 16

    North Texas Skaters Prepare to Defend Title

    When America’s best figure skaters take the ice at the U.S. National Championships next week, all eyes will be on a North Texas pair. Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc are the defending gold medalists in Pairs Skating. A year after they earned the title, the two are still getting used to it.  “Sometime when people announce it, we’re like.....
  • Dallas Jan 16

    Praise for Dallas Animal Services Improvements

    Dallas Animal Services won praise Wednesday from Dallas City Council members for removing more loose animals from neighborhoods and adopting more live animals from the city shelter. “This is really the first time I’ve felt like we’re going in the right direction,” Councilman Adam McGough said. It is a tremendous change from where Dallas was just fo...
  • Plano Jan 16

    Collin County Man Faces Child Porn Charge, 18TB of Data Seized

    A Collin County man is facing charges of possession of child pornography and possession with intent to promote child pornography after police say undercover officers caught him trying to traffic the illegal material online. Christopher Michael Chairez, 38, was arrested Jan. 9 and is facing both charges after investigators with the Collin County She...
  • Hurst Jan 16

    South Oak Cliff Basketball Player Meets All-Star Idol While Shopping for Prom Outfit

    Kylon Owens thought he would be one of many getting outfitted for prom at JCPenney’s in Hurst on Wednesday morning. Instead, the 6-foot-10-inch South Oak Cliff basketball player was the center of attention. That’s saying something, considering former NBC All-Star, Shaquille O’Neal was there to help style the teenager. “I fee...
  • Fort Worth Jan 15

    Man Charged With Killing Sister’s Boyfriend After Night Filled With Drinking, Fighting

    A Fort Worth man is in jail, accused of fatally shooting his sister’s boyfriend during an evening where the three drank and argued inside her Fort Worth residence, police say. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, 23-year-old Clifford Jon Morris was drinking with his sister, 28-year-old Brandi Morris, and her boyfriend, 30-year-old Greg M...
  • prosper Jan 16

    Prosper ISD Investigating Racial Slur

    Prosper ISD is investigating a racial slur that was posted inside the bathroom of Prosper High School on Monday. In the days since, photos of the slur have circulated on social media. “On my snapchat people were talking about how there is no need to be doing that and it’s really ignorant to be doing those things in 2020,” student…
  • RSV Jan 16

    Oklahoma Baby Remains on Life-Support at Dallas Hospital Due to RSV

    An Oklahoma baby is fighting for his life after battling the highly contagious and common RSV. Two-month-old Jakobi Garland remains on life support at Medical City Children’s in Dallas after initially coming down with a cough last week. His parents, Destiny Dodson and Jacob Garland said they first visited the pediatrician, then made a late-night ru...
  • Dallas Jan 15

    Fired Employee Threatens Coworkers and Restaurant Customers With Sword

    Dallas police have arrested a man who they say threatened his former coworkers and customers with a sword. 28-year-old Vincent Briceno is currently in the Dallas County Jail. According to police he was fired from the Paradiso restaurant in the Bishop Arts neighborhood on Monday. Investigators said he then became enraged and picked up a sword that&#...
  • Fort Worth Jan 15

    Fort Worth Renames 28th Street After Activists Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta

    A stretch of Texas 183 will be renamed after Hispanic civil rights leaders Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, the city confirms. The resolution put forth Tuesday renames the section of NE 28th Street/Texas 183 from Beach Street west to Main Street in honor of Chavez and the section of NW 28th Street/Ephriham Avenue/Texas 183 from Main Street west to ...
  • Rockwall Jan 15

    Bus Driver Arrested, Accused of Taking Improper Video of Students

    Investigators in Rockwall say they have arrested a Rockwall Independent School District bus driver. 43-year-old Michael Paul Smith is facing charges of invasive visual recording. Officers said Smith used his personal electronic device to take improper video of students as they were entering and exiting the bus. The school bus was also equipped with...
  • Fort Worth Jan 15

    Fort Worth Animal Shelter at Capacity, Offering Discount Adoptions

    The Fort Worth Animal Shelter is at capacity and is offering $10 adoptions for all pets. Shelter staff posted on Facebook Wednesday morning that they have a full house due to a “dramatic intake of dogs — in the first two weeks of January more than 600 dogs have landed at the shelter!” To help ease the burden, the shelter…...
  • Texas news Jan 16

    Texas Inmate Executed for Killing Wife in 2005

    A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women was executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive. John Gardner, 64, received a lethal injection at 6:30 p.m. CST at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the January 2005 slaying of Tammy Gardner. Prosecutors said the...
  • #SomethingGood Jan 15

    #SomethingGood : 11-Year-Old Battling Heart Failure Gets Ride of A Lifetime

    Something Good happened for an 11-year-old with heart failure all thanks to the people at Park Place Dealerships McLaren Dallas. “Cory’s interest in cars started pretty much when he was born. He likes anything with engines that goes fast,” Cory’s mom Penny Haskins said. Unfortunately, their family has been in and out of Children’s Health in Dallas ...
  • Dallas Jan 16

    Man Fatally Shot Outside Oak Cliff Apartment Wednesday Morning

    A man was shot and killed early Wednesday outside an Oak Cliff apartment building. Dallas police said officers were called at about 8:15 a.m. to the Hampton Terrace Apartments on the 5000 block of S. Hampton Road, near Hampton and Marvin D. Love Freeway. It was there officers found a man on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound. The…...
  • Grand Prairie Jan 15

    Grand Prairie to Unveil Inclusive Playground for Children, Parents of All Abilities

    Grand Prairie is standing out on the map, thanks to a brand new project being unveiled on Wednesday that will make play easier for children of all abilities. Officials will cut the ribbon on the new “PlayGrand Adventures”, an all-inclusive playground which will now be open to the public. The playground is located on the 172-acre Epic Ce...
  • #SomethingGood 16 hours ago

    Man Who Was Paralyzed at Fort Worth Football Game Shares Journey of Acceptance in New Book

    We find something good in the story of a man paralyzed decades ago in a high school football game in Fort Worth. Yet, instead of “why me?” Ollie “Babe” Garza has lived his life asking “why not me?” Why Not Me is the name of his new book that shares the story of the 1978 football injury that put him…
  • Mesquite Jan 15

    Shots Fired Outside Poteet Basketball Game

    Mesquite police are investigating after reports of shots fired outside of a basketball game that had just ended at Poteet High School Tuesday night, police said. An officer was outside of the school near Poteet Drive and Galloway Avenue at about 8:20 p.m. when the officer heard the shots fired, police said. Parents and students were leaving the par...
  • Fort Worth Jan 15

    Family of Man Killed on Job at Dickies Arena Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    The family of a man who died after he was crushed by a gate at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth is suing the contractors who built the venue and company that operates it. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Dallas County, claims the gate was installed incorrectly and names Trail Drive Management Corp., the Beck Group and TDIndustries. The lawsuit&#8230...
  • Fort Worth Jan 15

    Crews Now Working Weekends on 3 Bridges Near Downtown Fort Worth

    Construction on three problem-plagued bridges that have snarled traffic for years north of downtown Fort Worth may speed up with extra crews now working on weekends. The move came after the Texas Department of Transportation, which is managing the project, paid additional money to its contractor. The bridges are part of the Panther Island flood con...
  • recall Jan 15

    Toyota Recalls Nearly 700K Vehicles to Fix Faulty Fuel Pumps

    Toyota is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the fuel pumps can fail and cause engines to stall. That can increase the risk of a crash.

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