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Texas Asks Court To Allow Its Ban On ‘Sanctuary Cities’

A U.S. District judge blocked much of the law on Aug. 31, a day before it was to take effect. The state appealed to the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 22, 2017, 3:49 pm


Texas Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Day-Care Children

Prosecutors say a 58-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing five children over a two-year period at his wife's day care.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:47 am


Ex-Baylor President: Some Women ‘Make Themselves Victims’

A court filing this week reveals that the former interim president of Baylor University referred to some women who had been sexually assaulted as willing "to make themselves victims."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:19 am


Wylie Students Head To Gulf To Support Damaged School

Students from Wylie High School loaded up several buses Friday morning and started traveling to the Gulf Coast to attend a Rockport-Fulton High School football game, showing their support and offering donations.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:15 am


Board Unanimously Votes To Rename Lee Park In Dallas

Robert E. Lee Park in Dallas is no more. During a special session on Friday morning, the city's Park & Recreation board voted to rename the Confederate tribute, reverting back to the original name of Oak Lawn Park.

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


JCPenney To Hire 40,000 Workers For Holidays

JCPenney said that it plans to hire more than 40,000 people during the holiday season, the same number as last year. The retailer said that it is looking for cashiers, workers to restock stores and beauty consultants.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 22, 2017, 9:16 am


Facebook To Release Russia Ads, Beef Up Election ‘Integrity’

Bowing to pressure from lawmakers and the public, the company said it will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, while also pledging to make political advertising on its platform more "transparent."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 22, 2017, 6:59 am


Texas Asks Court To Allow Its Ban On ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Attorneys for Texas are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to let the state's law banning "sanctuary cities" take effect.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:20 am


USDA, House Agriculture Staff Stable After Car Crash

The staffers were taken to a local hospital after the accident, which occurred following an event with farmers who had been affected by hurricane Harvey.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 21, 2017, 5:46 pm


New Potential Burden For Houston Homeowners: Higher Taxes

Mayor Sylvester Turner has proposed a one-time increase in the city's property tax rate to help pay for mounting hurricane expenses.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 21, 2017, 3:54 pm


Trio Arrested For Murders Tied To Woman Found In Trinity River

Dallas Police say that three men, who were already in custody in connection to at least three other murders, have now been charged in the death of 30-year-old Liza Saenz, the woman found shot to death and floating in the Trinity River. 

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:17 am


Texas Woman Inspires Kids As High School Football Coach

Desiree Allen is in her third year as an assistant coach with the North Dallas High School football team, and she will not apologize for breaking barriers and tackling a place in a man's world.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:12 am


2 Workers Die When Crane Topples On Dock In Texas

Authorities say two workers were killed and another hurt when a crane fell on a marine dock in Southeast Texas.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:07 am


Allstate Releases Estimated Insurance Losses After Harvey

Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:00 am


Dad Says Daughter’s Killer Is ‘Not A Person, He’s The Devil’

Gary Bardwell saw no signs of remorse from the man convicted of killing his daughter. "I don't look at him like a person," Bardwell said. "He's the Devil. I want to know how in the hell you forgive the Devil."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 21, 2017, 8:08 am


Parents On Alert After Kids Approached In Hurst & Grapevine

Parents across North Texas are on alert after some suspicious behavior was reported near two elementary schools. Students claimed that strangers either approached them or offered them a ride home.

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


Report: Hackers Snooping Inside Equifax Since March

A Wall Street Journal report says that hackers broker into Equifax's computer systems in March, giving them months to probe vulnerabilities and eventually gain access to the data of 143 million Americans.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:15 am


More Charges, New Defendant In Texas Human Smuggling Case

The driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces additional charges in the smuggling case and another defendant has now been charged, federal officials said Wednesday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 21, 2017, 5:18 am


Frisco Heritage Students Take Homecoming Pictures Inside IKEA

Some Frisco Heritage High School students are getting tons of attention for their homecoming photos.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:16 pm


Fort Worth Police Looking For Cell Phone Store Robbers

Fort Worth Police are looking for the suspects that robbed two cell phone stores in less than a week.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:19 pm


Study: FEMA’s Houston Flood Maps Outdated Long Before Harvey

According to research, FEMA's flood plain maps for that area missed about 75 percent of the damages from Ike, Allison, and three other storms.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:17 pm


One-Of-A-Kind Exhibit Set To Open At DMA

A renowned exhibit is set to open at the Dallas Museum of Art starting in October.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:13 pm


Abbott Encouraging County Leaders To Utilize Harvey Relief Funds

The Governor sent a letter to the County Judges of all counties listed on the Federal Disaster Declaration detailing the assistance available to the communities.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:41 pm


Puerto Rican Astronaut Gets Double Dose Of Hurricanes

Space station astronaut Joe Acaba is getting a double dose of hurricanes, even while in orbit. Harvey flooded his home in Houston last month. Now, Maria has slammed into Puerto Rico, his family's homeland.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:44 am


Midwestern State Player, 19, Dies After Injury During Game

A 19-year-old Midwestern State football player has died after suffering a neck injury while making a tackle during a home game last weekend.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:29 am


Don Henley, Lyle Lovett, Clint Black Plan Harvey Benefit

The trio announced a Nov. 28 show at Bass Hall in Fort Worth.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 20, 2017, 9:48 am


Trial Opening For Man Accused Of Plotting To Kill Blogger

A man accused of participating in a plot to behead the conservative blogger who organized the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland in 2015 is going on trial in federal court.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 20, 2017, 7:34 am


Dallas Resident Petitions For Gaston Avenue To Keep Name

Dallas resident Sarah Lamb only recently learned that her Gaston Avenue address was named for a captain in the Confederate Army. It is now on a list of 10 streets in Dallas that could be renamed.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:59 am


Deliberations Continue In Collin County Murder Trial

Deliberations continue Wednesday in a Collin County murder trial. Jason Lowe is accused of killing his girlfriend, Jessie Bardwell, in May 2016. Her body was later found in a field near Farmersville.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:03 am


Ex-Soldier Convicted Of Threatening Fort Hood Rampage

An ex-soldier from Texas has been convicted of making threats to go on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:39 am


Immigrant Hurricane Victims Turn To Churches Amid Fear

For many of them, the church was the safest place to seek relief after Harvey devastated Houston and left thousands of immigrants fearful of turning to the government for help amid fears they would get deported.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:21 am


More Than 100 Dead In Mexico Earthquake

Earlier in the day buildings across the city held preparation drills on the anniversary of the 1985 quake.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:00 pm


4 Bikers Reach Plea Deals Over 2006 Austin Slaying Of Rival

The Bandidos were indicted in March in San Antonio on racketeering-related charges in the Austin fatal shooting of Anthony W. Benesh III.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 19, 2017, 3:30 pm


Most Wanted Fugitive From Dallas Arrested In Los Angeles

A man who was named one of Texas' 10 Most Wanted fugitives and is suspected in a series of violent home invasions has been arrested in California.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 19, 2017, 12:38 pm


Texas’ GOP Speaker Calls For Removal Of Confederate Marker

A powerful Texas Republican is calling for the removal of a Confederate marker in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 19, 2017, 11:28 am


Kohl’s To Start Accepting Amazon Returns At Some Stores

Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:54 am


Texas’ Castro Again Says He’s Not Planning Gubernatorial Run

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro is repeating that he has no plans to run for Texas governor despite the state's Democratic Party chairman insisting last week that the congressman's still considering it.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:37 am


Walgreens, Rite Aid Revise Store Purchase Deal To $4.38B

Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 19, 2017, 9:37 am


Toys ‘R’ Us Files For Bankruptcy But Keeps Stores Open

Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:56 am


‘Organic Waste Spill’ Creates Traffic Nightmare In Dallas

A messy crash scene was causing traffic nightmares for drivers on the northbound side of Interstate-35E in Dallas early Tuesday morning. Crews were working to clean up an "organic waste spill."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:54 am