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Better Late Than Never: Texas Workforce Commission Gets A Phone Messaging System

Thousands of unemployed Texans were delayed benefits last spring because they were unable to reach the state agency.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2021, 5:26 pm


Another Texas Death Row Inmate Sees Execution Delayed After Claiming Violation Of Religious Freedom

Ruben Gutierrez was set to be executed on Oct. 27 for fatally stabbing an 85-year-old Brownsville woman in 1998.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2021, 5:17 pm


Texas 15-Year-Old Kills 3 Family Members, Shares On Social Media, Then Kills Himself

A South Texas teen who said he killed his family and posted graphic images of their bodies on social media killed himself after officers found him at his home.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:55 pm


Denton High School Pep Rally Canceled Due To ‘Unsubstantiated Threat’ On Social Media

A pep rally that was scheduled at Denton High School this morning, September 16 was cancelled due to an 'unsubstantiated threat.' That according to Denton High School Principal, Joel Hays.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2021, 12:50 pm


Three Towns In Texas Make Money Magazine’s 50 ‘Best Places To Live’ List

Money Magazine is out with its annual list of the 50 Best Places To Live In The United States for 2021 & 2022. Three Texas cities have made it into the top 50 this year.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2021, 10:30 am


Texas State Representative Matt Krause Joins Race Against Ken Paxton For Attorney General

He's a longtime ally of embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, now Republican Matt Krause is joining the growing ranks of candidates who will challenge him for his job in 2022.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2021, 9:14 am


Engineers At Dallas Fort Worth Int’l Airport Taking New Approach To Building Passenger Gates

In what's believed to be an aviation industry first, four newly built airport gates -- rooms of concrete, glass and steel -- could be seen crawling in the middle of the night across the tarmac at DFW Airport.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2021, 8:45 am


Former Dallas Maverick Cedric Ceballos Out Of ICU As He Continues COVID-19 Fight

After posting on social media that he had contracted COVID-19 and was in ICU asking for prayers, former Dallas Maverick Cedric Ceballos now has good news to report.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2021, 6:55 am


U.S. Border Agents Stopped Undocumented Migrants 209,000 Times In August

U.S. authorities stationed along the southern border stopped migrants nearly 209,000 times in August, as unlawful entries slowed slightly after reaching a 21-year high.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 16, 2021, 6:10 am


Portland Walks Back Plan To Boycott Texas Over Abortion Law

Instead, city officials are considering setting aside $200,000 that will go to organizations “that deliver programs and services related to reproductive healthcare."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2021, 6:45 pm


Gardening 101: Garden In A Box Makes A Great Pollinator Garden

This week’s story is about a purchase I made two years ago and have come to conclusion might be the best money I have ever spent for my garden. “Best” in the sense of plant success over a large area.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2021, 4:05 pm


Iranian National In Texas Heading To Prison For Illegally Exporting Military Equipment

A court in the Western District of Texas has sentenced a man pf Iranian descent to more than five years in prison for trying to buy and sell military equipment.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2021, 1:36 pm


West Nile Virus: Arlington To Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying To Kill Mosquitoes After Positive Samples Found

ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) —  The City of Arlington said Wednesday, September 15 that it will conduct targeted ground spraying after confirming three positive West Nile Virus mosquito samples in the city. “Contractors will conduct two consecutive nights of targeted ground spraying between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 and Thursday, […]

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2021, 1:06 pm


Amazon Looking To Hire 11K+ Workers In DFW, With An Average $18+ Per Hour Salary

Amazon says it is planning to hire some 125,000 delivery and warehouse workers nationwide -- paying the new employees an average of $18 an hour.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2021, 1:00 pm


Texas Gymnast Simone Biles Tells Congress ‘Enough Is Enough’ After Abuse At Hands Of Coach

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress that “enough is enough” in emotional testimony along with other gymnasts about her sexual abuse at the hands of team doctor Larry Nassar.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2021, 11:44 am


Forget Instant Gratification, Age Of COVID Teaching Shoppers You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Online shopping trained consumers to expect everything from groceries to furniture delivered at the click of a button. But the pandemic is teaching them to change their expectations and realize... you can't always get what you want.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2021, 10:14 am


Texas Company Formosa Plastics To Pay Nearly $3M For Clean Air Act Violations

According to the the U.S. Department of Justice, a Texas plastics company has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in civil penalties for violating the Clean Air Act.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2021, 8:18 am


World Anti-Doping Agency To Review Cannabis Ban In Wake Of Sha’Carri Richardson Controversy

Two months after Dallas sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson was banned from the Olympics, the World Anti-Doping Agency is reviewing whether cannabis should remain a banned substance.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2021, 7:22 am


North Texas Students Missing Class Time As State Deals With School Bus Driver Shortage

The latest concern for parents sending students back to campuses is figuring out how to get them to in-person classes because of the lack of school bus drivers.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2021, 6:51 am


Justice Department Files Emergency Order To Block Enforcement Of New Texas Abortion Law

The Department of Justice has filed an emergency order, asking a federal court to temporarily halt the new Texas law that bans most abortions in the state while it decides the case.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2021, 6:02 am


After Texas Landfall, Hurricane Battered Louisiana Braces For Nicholas

As Nicholas continued crawling across parts of Texas Wednesday, residents in southern Louisiana braced for expected heavy rains.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2021, 5:30 am


Special Runoff Election For Texas House District 10 Set For End Of Month

In the August 31 special election, Brian Harrison, received 4,645 votes and John Wray received 4,059 votes.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2021, 6:15 pm


Boy Scouts, Primary Insurer Reach Tentative $787M Settlement For Those Claiming They Were Sex Abuse Victims

Under the agreement, insurance company The Hartford will pay $787 million into a fund to be established for child sexual abuse claimants in the Boy Scouts bankruptcy case.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2021, 4:51 pm


Ones For Real Estate: Texans Urged To Ready For Storms During National Preparedness Month

During National Preparedness Month experts in North Texas are offering advice to homeowners, especially ones new to the area, on how to protect your home and your family.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2021, 4:15 pm


Flooding In Texas, Louisiana After Nicolas Makes Landfall As Category 1 Hurricane

Tropical Storm Nicholas slowed to a crawl over Harris County Tuesday after making landfall earlier along the Texas Coast as a hurricane, knocking out power and dumping more than a foot of rain.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2021, 1:48 pm


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Files 9 More Lawsuits Against School Districts Imposing Mask Mandates

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed nine more lawsuits against the following ISDs for defying Exec. Order 38: La Vega, McGregor, Midway, Waco, Diboll, Lufkin, Longview, Paris and Honey Grove.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2021, 12:46 pm


Texas Officials Stop ‘Fraudulent Real Estate Deal’ By Registered Sex Offender Barbara George

A North Texas woman is accused of concealing her past -- which includes being a registered sex offender -- while promoting fraudulent real estate investments. 

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2021, 11:29 am


George W. Bush Joins Former Presidents Clinton, Obama To Help Afghan Evacuees

Three recent former presidents are coming together to offer their support to a new organization that aims to assist Afghan evacuees who are resettling in the US.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2021, 11:01 am


$2 Million Worth Of Narcotics Seized, 25 Fugitives Arrested At Texas-Mexico Border Last Week 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the El Paso area ports of entry, seized more than 83 pounds of cocaine, more than seven pounds of fentanyl, over 73 pounds of methamphetamine, 107 pounds of marijuana and arrested 25 fugitives in the last week.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2021, 10:43 am


Kroger Stores Team Up With Instacart To Offer New 30-Minute Delivery Service

Kroger grocery stores are teaming up with Instacart on a new delivery service that can get items to customers in as little as 30 minutes.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2021, 8:40 am


Texas Deploys Swift-Water Boats, Helicopters To Help With Potential Tropical Storm Nicholas Rescues

Nicholas made landfall on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula and was soon downgraded to a tropical storm. It was about 15 miles south-southwest of Houston as of 7 a.m.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2021, 7:50 am


Apple Issues Urgent iPhone Software Update After Spyware Threat Discovered

Apple has released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other devices.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2021, 7:27 am


As Texas Governor Greg Abbott Commits To ‘Eliminating Rapists’ The State Has More Than 5000 Untested Rape Kits

Advocates are asking how Texas will 'eliminate all rapists from the streets' when it has more than 5,000 rape kits still untested, languishing on shelves around the state.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2021, 6:21 am


Nicholas Strengthened To Category 1 Hurricane Before Making Landfall Along Texas Coast

Hurricane Nicholas, now a tropical storm, made landfall along the Texas coast after midnight on Tuesday, bringing the threat of up to 20 inches of rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 14, 2021, 5:31 am


Nicholas Now A Hurricane As It Approaches Texas

It could bring up to 20 inches of rain to parts of the Gulf Coast, including the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and storm-battered Louisiana.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 13, 2021, 10:16 pm


Southwest Airlines President Tom Nealon Retires Suddenly

Southwest Airlines President Tom Nealon, who was once seen as a leading candidate for CEO but was passed over this year, has retired.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 13, 2021, 7:31 pm


Governor Abbott Holds Briefing On Tropical Storm Nicholas, Issues Disaster Declaration For 17 Counties

This storm is expected to bring significant rainfall and flooding to the entire Gulf Coast as it moves slowly across the state.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 13, 2021, 6:00 pm


Tropical Storm Nicholas Winds Could Approach Hurricane Strength Before Landfall On Texas Coast; Deadly Storm Surge Possible Say Forecasters

The center of tropical storm Nicholas was forecast to make landfall along the central Texas coast later tonight and winds could be near hurricane strength. That according to the National Weather Service.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 13, 2021, 4:45 pm


Fort Worth Most Wanted Sex Offender Valentine Price, 2 Other Texas Fugitives Now Back In Custody

Three of Texas’ Most Wanted are back in custody after arrests made during September, including one fugitive and two sex offenders.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 13, 2021, 1:07 pm


Tropical Storm Nicholas Continues Trek Toward Texas Gulf Coast

The forecast track of Tropical Storm Nicholas continues to show landfall Tuesday morning somewhere near the Palacios/Port Lavaca area along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: September 13, 2021, 12:51 pm