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House Speaker Ryan Getting Firsthand Look At US-Mexico Border

(credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is visiting the Rio Grande valley for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement and prepares to ask Congress to pay for a border wall.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 22, 2017, 12:02 pm


President Trump To Revoke Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Guidance

A gender neutral bathroom is seen at a restaurant. (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 22, 2017, 11:52 am


Fort Worth Officer Traveled 1,300 Miles To Donate Bone Marrow

Fort Worth Police Facebook Page Fort Worth police recruit traveled over 1,000 miles to be a bone marrow donor to a 9-year-old boy in Italy.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 22, 2017, 11:27 am


Plenty Of Rain, Record High Temps = Early Wildflower Season

Bluebonnets in Ennis.  (credit: Tina Regier, Ennis Garden Club)With all the rain that's fallen in Texas and the record high winter temperatures, we could be in for a super-sized wildflower season this year.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 22, 2017, 10:19 am


Supreme Court Orders New Hearing For Black Texas Inmate

(credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)The Supreme Court has ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate who claims improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 22, 2017, 10:10 am


Texas Officer Found Dead At Law Enforcement Shooting Range

Shooting-rangeAuthorities in Texas are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a police officer whose body was found at a shooting range used by law enforcement personnel.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 22, 2017, 9:44 am


Arlington Robbery Suspect Shot In Groin By Armed Victim

arlington-shootingAn early morning robbery attempt has landed one would-be criminal in the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 22, 2017, 8:06 am


Members Of Congress Face Angry Constituents At Town Halls

President Donald Trump       (Photo MARY SCHWALM/AFP/Getty Images)Republican U.S. Rep. David Brat, who rode voter anger to a historic political upset nearly three years ago, was on the receiving end of constituent angst about the Trump administration as he held a town hall in Virginia.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 22, 2017, 6:35 am


Pilot Radioed ‘Mayday’ Before Crash In Australia That Killed Texans

The charter plane was carrying 5 people when it crashed near the DFO Melbourne Shopping Centre.  (credit: Michael Dodge/Getty Images)A pilot repeatedly yelled out "Mayday" but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four Texas tourists.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 22, 2017, 5:45 am


Some Constituents Stand Behind John Wiley Price As His Trial Gets Underway

Gary MyrickAs the long awaited corruption trial of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price gets underway, his constituents remain fiercely loyal—and vocal in their support.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:39 pm


Judge Blocks Texas Cutting Medicaid To Planned Parenthood

(credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)An injunction issued by U.S. District Sam Sparks of Austin comes after he delayed making decision in January and essentially bought Planned Parenthood an extra month in the state's Medicaid program.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:11 pm


Former Maypearl Police Chief Sentenced To 40 Years

(credit: Ellis County District Attorney’s Office)A jury found Coffey guilty last week on two charges related to the sexual assault of a minor.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 3:52 pm


Police Respond To Reports Of Gunshots Inside Houston Hospital

Shots fired at Ben Taub Hospital (@abc13houston)Chief Art Acevedo says no one has been found injured and there's no evidence of a shooting amid reports of gunfire inside the hospital at the Texas Medical Center.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 3:15 pm


Carrollton Police Save Overdosed Dog After Eating Heroin Stash, Arrest Owners

(Image via Carrollton Texas Police Department Facebook)A local dog has a new leash on life after the Carrollton police rescue him from a drug overdose!

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 1:10 pm


Texas Bills Aim To Curb Sexual Violence On College Campuses

The campus of Baylor University is at the heart of Waco, Texas. (credit: Allen Holder/Kansas City Star/MCT)An Austin Democratic state senator has filed a package of bills requiring Texas colleges to adopt "affirmative consent" policies for sexual contact and create anonymous online reporting tools for assault victims.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 12:14 pm


Texas Easing Out Of Downturn, Oil Association Leader Says

Oil well pumps sit in a yard. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)Texas' oil and natural gas industry added 4,700 new jobs between September and December last year and is starting to "ease out of the dramatic downturn."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 12:07 pm


Fort Hood Soldier From Massachusetts Dies In Iraq

(Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)A soldier from Massachusetts has died in Iraq.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 11:54 am


Police Value Brady’s Missing Jersey At $500K

Have you seen this jersey? It was last spotted in the New England Patriots locker room after the team's Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium in Houston. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)The jersey Tom Brady wore in the New England Patriots Super Bowl VI win is still missing ... and authorities have placed a price tag on the piece of memorabilia.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 11:02 am


2 Texas Death Row Inmates Lose At US Supreme Court

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)Two men on death row for separate slayings in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have lost appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 10:13 am


American Unveils Prices, Routes For New Cheapest Fare

American Airlines passenger planes are seen on the tarmac. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)Fort Worth-based American Airlines has begun selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as it battles discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 10:01 am


Burger King Parent Company To Buy Popeyes For $1.8B

(credit: popeyes.com)Restaurant Brands International says it's buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, bringing the chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella as Burger King.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 8:03 am


John Wiley Price Corruption Trial Underway In Dallas

John-Wiley-Price-FBINearly three years after prosecutors first charged him with bribery and tax evasion, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is in federal court today, where his corruption trial has begun.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 7:20 am


Texas Attorney, Several Others Dead After Plane Crashes Into Australian Mall

The charter plane was carrying 5 people when it crashed near the DFO Melbourne Shopping Centre.  (credit: Michael Dodge/Getty Images)A once-in-a lifetime golf vacation for several Texans has turned into a tragedy when the plane they were riding in crashed in Australia.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 6:41 am


Supreme Court Hears Case Of Mexican Teen Slain Across Border

A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images/John Moore)The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from the parents of a Mexican teenager who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The case could help define when foreigners outside the U.S. have access to American courts.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:16 am


North Texas Students Compete In Science Fair

captureHundreds of middle school and high school students from 10 counties throughout North Texas poured into the College Park Center at UT Arlington on Monday to show off their science projects.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 4:33 pm


New John F. Kennedy Stamp Marks Centennial Of His Birth

1962:  US statesman John F Kennedy, 35th president of the USA, making a speech.  (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)The Forever stamp was released Monday during the annual Presidents Day family festival at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 1:32 pm


Missing Texas Dad Of 3 Found Alive, Met Someone Online

Man at computer with image of woman on screen. (credit: AP Images)Police in Ohio say they've safely located a father of three from Texas whose mysterious disappearance spurred weeks of searching by police, his family and volunteers.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 12:36 pm


Walmart Testing Out Convenience Store In Crowley

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)Walmart has expanded its brand in North Texas by opening a convenience store in Crowley. It is one of just two Walmart convenience stores nationwide, and it sells much more than gas and candy bars.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 11:01 am


Texas Child Welfare Agency Adding New Employees

The shadows of children are cast on a brick wall. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)The head of the state's troubled foster care system said that emergency funding helped hire 441 new employees in December and January, a two-thirds increase over the same period the previous year.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 10:39 am


Supreme Court Hears Case Of Boy Slain Across Border

The U.S. Supreme Court   (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Sixty feet and the border separated the unarmed 15-year-old Mexican boy and the U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed him with a gunshot to the head early on a June evening in 2010.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 10:29 am


Traffic Study Ranks World’s Most Clogged Cities

A major traffic jam. (credit: Getty Images/Jeff Topping)Transportation analytics firm Inrix says drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours last year in congestion. That beat second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New York at 89.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 8:42 am


Big Rig Crash Closes Highway In Farmers Branch

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)Traffic was backed up for about a mile on the northbound side of Interstate-35E in Farmers Branch on Monday morning. A big rig jackknifed during the overnight hours, leaving its trailer spread across the highway.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 6:43 am


Dallas Police And Fire Pension Board Chooses Plan To Save Fund

Members of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board meet. (credit: Jack Fink/CBS 11 News)This morning the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board voted unanimously to back a state lawmaker's plan to fix the money-troubled fund instead of a plan advocated by the Dallas Mayor.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 6:25 am


Possible Tornado Damages Homes In San Antonio Area

(credit: CBS)A severe storm system spawned a possible tornado that caused minor injuries and damaged more than 100 homes in the San Antonio area late Sunday night and early Monday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 6:13 am


Silver Alert Discontinued For Missing Dallas Man

Francisco Rodriguez (credit: Dallas Police Department)Police in Dallas have discontinued a Silver Alert for a missing 82-year-old man. Francisco Rodriguez had not been seen since Sunday afternoon. Officials said that he could have posed a threat to his own health and safety.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 5:47 am


Marijuana Smell Leads Officer To Fake Credit Cards, Licenses

(credit: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)Authorities say two men were arrested with drugs, fraudulent credit cards and driver's licenses after police smelled marijuana coming from a car parked at a shopping mall just outside Nashville.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 5:38 am


Immigration Rallies Held Across U.S. To Support Muslims

Protesters march in New York's Times Square in solidarity with American Muslims and against the travel ban ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump on February 19, 2017. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)Demonstrations were held in Dallas and cities across the U.S. this weekend to support Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 5:33 am


Americans On Presidents Day: Admiration, Fear Mark Holiday

Child Saluting American Flag (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)The United States on Monday marks Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump -- to the dismay of some and delight of others -- upends traditional notions of the office.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 20, 2017, 5:14 am


Hunters Charged In Texas Shooting Had Blamed Illegal Immigrants

(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)Two hunters accused in a shooting on a Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the U.S. illegally.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 19, 2017, 7:16 pm


Man Arrested For Slaying Of Caldwell County Teen Last Year

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)Central Texas authorities have arrested a 32-year-old man and charged him with murder for the slaying seven months ago of a 19-year-old woman.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: February 19, 2017, 3:56 pm