To help make sure you stay informed on the most shared and talked about stories across North Texas, each Saturday and Sunday we'll revisit 5 stories from the previous week and capsulize them in this digest with the most recent updates.
In our 5+5 format, we'll publish the first 5 on Saturday morning and the second 5 on Sunday.
Nearly $2 Million School Tax Dollars Lost in Fraud Scheme
The latest news from around North Texas.
A money transfer fraud scheme cost the Crowley Independent School District nearly $2 million. According to court papers, district officials thought the money was going to a contractor in Saginaw, but it went to a suspect in Florida instead. To read more about this story, click here.
Man Declared “Actually Innocent” After 31 Years in Jail
After more than 31 years of being considered a murderer in the eyes of the law, a Dallas man is breathing easier now that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has declared him “actually innocent.” Steven Chaney, 62, was convicted of the 1987 murders of a Dallas couple, largely on the basis of bite mark evidence that was later found unreliable. To read more about this story, click here.
30 Vehicles Get Top Safety Marks from IIHS
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just released its annual list of the safest cars to drive. 2019's list is twice as big as last year's with 30 cars that have received good grades. Subaru has the most vehicles on the list with six cars and SUVs. To read more about this story, click here.
Novacek Welcomes At-Risk Kids to His Ranch for the Holidays
It's become a holiday tradition for the young boys at Fort Worth's Hope Farm. For the last four years, the boys have had the chance to hang out at former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek's North Texas ranch. To read more about this story, click here.
Connecting With Your Teen Through Music
Parenting a teenager is a tough job these days. It’s so easy to lose them to their friends. But parents in Frisco have found a way to connect with their teens all over again and learn about each other in the process. The smallest gestures can create the biggest impact. A helping hand while learning an instrument is an amazing gift, unless, that help comes from your teenager. To read more about this story, click here.
Check back and look for 5 more stories on Sunday.