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Former Rockwall Bus Driver Admitted to Recording Kids for ‘Many Years’

A former Rockwall school bus driver accused of recording students admitted to doing so for years, an arrest-warrant affidavit says. According to the Dallas Morning News, Michael Paul Smith, 43, was ar...

  • 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....
  • Jan 16

    Gallery: Show Off Your Boots!

    It’s time for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo! We want to see your cowboy and cowgirl boots. Email your pictures to isee@nbcdfw.com
  • 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…

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