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Trial Date Set for Amber Guyger, Former Cop Charged in Botham Jean Shooting

Author: WFAA Staff Published: 8:41 AM CDT March 18, 2019 Updated: 2:14 PM CDT March 18, 2019 DALLAS — The former Dallas police officer charged with the shooting and killing of a 26-year-old man in his own apartment appeared in court for a hearing Monday morning. Amber Guyger walked into the courthouse Monday morning, but […]

Heartache to ‘bliss’: Students who failed old standardized tests finally get diplomas

WFAA Author: Matt Howerton Published: 10:50 PM CST March 7, 2019 Updated: 6:20 AM CST March 8, 2019 LANCASTER, Texas — Thirteen former Lancaster High School students finally received their diplomas Thursday evening after former state standardized tests kept them from walking across a stage in their cap and gown with their peers. Formerly in […]

Texas State Senator Filing Bill to Halt STAAR Test for 2 Years

KIII Corpus Christi Author: Reagan Roy Published: 1:23 PM CST March 5, 2019 Updated: 10:29 AM CST March 6, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas — Texas State Senator José Menéndez has announced he will file a bill to put a two-year moratorium on the use of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test. In […]

Dallas Morning News announces more layoffs

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The parent company of The Dallas Morning News, A.H. Belo, has announced more layoffs. The company said Thursday it’s eliminating 92 positions, including 57 people who work at the company’s Plano printing press. The job cuts are effective immediately. The Plano press is where The Dallas Morning News prints its daily newspapers, […]

Teachers Pay Hike Raises Hope, Qualms

Teachers statewide were given hope on Monday when the Texas Senate Committee on Finance unanimously approved Senate Bill 3, which would give every classroom teacher a $5,000 raise beginning next with the next school year. It advances to the full Senate and should it pass again, it would head to the House for debate in […]

Man Pretending To Be Cop Pulled Over And Sexually Assaulted Woman, Fort Worth Police Say

WFAA Author: Lauren Zakalik Published: 4:09 PM CST February 25, 2019 Updated: 6:47 AM CST February 26, 2019 Police are hoping someone might have information about the Feb. 18 incident. FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Worth police say someone is taking advantage of the public’s trust in police in a very violent way. “It’s something […]

Man Plans to Live at Holiday Inn Instead of Nursing Home Because it’s Cheaper

Author: Doug Delony Published: 11:31 AM CST February 25, 2019 Updated: 4:37 PM CST February 25, 2019 Free breakfasts, house cleaning, maintenance – and you can travel the world. HOUSTON — A man says he’s done the research and the math, and he’s concluded that living in a Holiday Inn is a much better deal […]

No Likely Survivors in Cargo Jetliner Crash Near Houston

NBCDFW.com A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard disintegrated after crashing Saturday into a bay east of the city, according to a Texas sheriff. Witnesses told emergency personnel that the twin-engine plane “went in nose first,” leaving a debris field three-quarters of a mile long in Trinity Bay, Chambers County […]

The 2019 Texas Wildflower Season

Ennis – North Central The region ranked a 3+ for an average season with caveats should the weather remain fruitful through February and March. If you live in Texas and, like us, wait with bated breath for those first few wildflowers to start popping up in the open fields, then this might be the best […]

Cleburne Doctor Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

Author: WFAA Staff Published: 11:07 PM CST February 21, 2019 Updated: 5:28 AM CST February 22, 2019 CLEBURNE, Texas — A Cleburne doctor has been arrested on charges of sexual assault, including sexual assault of a child, and indecency with a child-sexual contact, according to jail records. Dr. John Dang was booked into the Johnson […]

HSR suffers chop-block in bid for land

Dallas lawyer Blake Beckham is defending landowners against Texas Central and their attempts to take their land by utilizing eminent domain. Another week another judge axed Texas Central by severing their demands with a court ruling. Ellis County Judge Jim Chapman denied them in late January and Friday Judge Deborah Evans of the 87th District […]

In this North Texas ISD, Every Kindergartener gets $50 to Start Saving for College

WFAA Author: Tiffany Liou Published: 5:42 PM CST February 11, 2019 Updated: 6:23 PM CST February 11, 2019 LANCASTER, Texas — Kindergartners are young, but it’s never too early to invest in their futures. Recently, the Lancaster school district won the HEB Excellence in Education Award, which granted the district $50,000. The district decided the […]

Bomb Threats Cause Evacuations At 2 Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Schools February 11, 2019 at 11:01 am

GRAPEVINE (CBSDFW.COM) – Two schools in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District were evacuated after receiving bomb threats. Administrators confirmed the bomb threats were called in to the front offices at Grapevine Middle School and Cross Timbers Middle School. Cross Timbers students were evacuated to the nearby Mustang Activity Center. Grapevine M.S. students were moved onto […]

Judge Rejects Eminent Domain for Bullet Train – Texas Scorecard Publishes Story Following Recent Court Hearing

According to an article by Texas Scorecard published on Thursday, Texas Central’s bid to seize property from area landowners by use of eminent domain was defeated by Judge Jim Chapman’s ruling a week after a court hearing on the subject in Waxahachie on Jan. 16. While the legal team representing three landowners who were being […]

Winter Weather Advisory for Ellis County

Winter Weather Advisory Ellis County, Texas Start: 11:02 AM CST February 8, 2019 Details End: 3:02 AM CST February 9, 2019 TXZ121-122-133>135-142>148-156>161-090000- /O.NEW.KFWD.WW.Y.0002.190208T1718Z-190209T0900Z/ Kaufman-Van Zandt-Johnson-Ellis-Henderson-Mills-Hamilton-Bosque- Hill-Navarro-Freestone-Anderson-Lampasas-Coryell-Bell-McLennan- Falls-Limestone- Including the cities of Terrell, Kaufman, Forney, Canton, Grand Saline, Wills Point, Van, Edgewood, Cleburne, Burleson, Waxahachie, Ennis, Midlothian, Athens, Gun Barrel City, Goldthwaite, Hamilton, Hico, Clifton, Meridian, […]

The Real Cost of Cheap Groceries

There’s a price war raging in the grocery aisle—but the people who actually grow and gather our food may be the battle’s true losers. Meet the produce pickers of Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, whose penny-per-bunch harvest helps stock your pantry for less. By Beth Kowitt and Dan Winters- for Fortune Magazine – Our food is […]

A Visit With a Texas Music Legend, Retiring From Nearly 50 Years on the Road

Gary P. Nunn performed at Lil’ Red Longhorn Saloon in Fort Worth recently. Matias Bilbao | Yellowcase Author: WFAA Jason Whitely Published: 3:35 PM CST February 6, 2019 Updated: 6:06 AM CST February 7, 2019 Two governors recognized Gary P. Nunn as an ambassador of music for the state. DALLAS — There’s not much of […]

Does the Texas Lottery still support education?

TEXAS NEWS The Texas Lottery was born when the legislature approved an amendment to the constitution, Article 3, Section 47, to “… authorize the State to operate lotteries…” A later amendment clarified that after expenses, lottery proceeds would go to schools. Now, back to today. The Texas Lottery Commission reports players spent $5.6B on the […]

Football Fans Urged to Make a Sober Ride Part of Their Super Bowl Game Plan

AUSTIN – With the excitement of Super Bowl weekend just days away, the Texas Department of Transportation is urging football fans to “Plan While You Can” for a sober ride before enjoying game-day watch parties and other activities that may involve alcohol. “Super Bowl weekend is a potentially dangerous time for alcohol-related crashes,” said TxDOT […]

Bill would allow Texans to buy liquor from package stores on Sundays

WFAA Author: Drew Knight Published: 10:03 PM CST January 29, 2019 Updated: 10:03 PM CST January 29, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas — Texans could soon be able to purchase their favorite liquors from package stores on Sunday, that is if House Bill 1100 is passed in the Texas Legislature. State Rep. Richard Peña Raymond, D-Laredo, introduced […]

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