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Live Updates: Day 1 of The State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas begins today! Check here throughout the day for all the fun and festivities going on.

Author: CBS DFW Staff
Posted: September 30, 2022, 9:09 am


Friends of Fair Park raising money to restore the Woofus sculpture

The Woofus is 20 years old now, and he needs a little touch-up.

Author: Brooke Katz
Posted: September 29, 2022, 4:52 pm


Chief: Man killed after struggle with San Antonio officers

A San Antonio police officer fatally shot a man during an arrest on Sunday, according to authorities.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: September 18, 2022, 4:01 pm


Escobar, Garcia become Texas' first Latina congresswomen

Texas Democrats elected the state's first two Latina congresswomen and flipped at least two GOP-controlled House seats.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2022, 11:51 am


Smithsonian acquires Selena photos, commemorates Tejano singer's 50th birthday

The Smithsonian has acquired 18 images of the iconic Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla to add to its collection of photographs taken by Texas photographer Al Rendon.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2022, 11:51 am


Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman throws her hat in the ring for attorney general

It was about two weeks ago when Eva Guzman announced her resignation from Texas' highest court. Now, the former Supreme Court Justice has formally launched a run for attorney general.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2022, 11:50 am


Latina voting organizer Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez enters race for Cornyn's Senate seat

The founder of a Latino progressive group in Texas is joining the growing list of Democrats challenging Republican Sen. John Cornyn in 2020.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2022, 11:48 am


Garland ISD offers Mexican-American, African American studies courses

The Garland Independent School District is looking to honor those experiences year-round in a new social studies course.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2022, 11:46 am


Texas board again rejects Mexican-American studies textbook

The Texas Board of Education for the second year has rejected a Mexican-American studies textbook, with members arguing this time the book wasn't expansive enough.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: September 15, 2022, 11:45 am


'They took care of me': 16 Uvalde fourth graders waited an hour with injured teacher

Avila recalls hearing the ominous bursts of rapid fire, then silence, then the voices of officers in the hallway. "But still nobody came to help us," she said.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: September 5, 2022, 7:18 pm


Border Patrol: 9th migrant found dead in Rio Grande after dangerous crossing attempt

A ninth migrant was found dead in the Rio Grande after dozens attempted a hazardous crossing near Eagle Pass, Texas, officials said.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: September 3, 2022, 4:07 pm


Texas confirms first death of person with monkeypox

Officials said the patient was an adult Harris County resident who was "severely immunocompromised," and that the case is currently under investigation to determine what exact role the disease played.

Author: Raegan Scharfetter
Posted: August 30, 2022, 11:54 am


Today marks 1 month until the State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas begins September 30.

Author: Nick Lentz
Posted: August 30, 2022, 10:22 am


Police: Houston tenant kills 3 others, set fire to lure them

A man evicted from a Houston apartment building shot five other tenants, killing three of them after setting fire to the house to lure them out, police said. Officers fatally shot the gunman.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: August 28, 2022, 2:49 pm


HUD, Texas at odds over flood relief discrimination claim

Texas had until Friday to address a HUD investigation that found the state had violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in its response to Hurricane Harvey five years ago, but the deadline passed without any resolution.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: August 27, 2022, 2:16 pm


Senator: DPS director said 13 troopers waited in school hallway before confronting Uvalde gunman

Senator Gutierrez insisted Texas DPS Director Steve McCraw said state troopers were among those waiting in the hallway near the Robb Elementary School classroom for over an hour before confronting the gunman.

Author: Jack Fink
Posted: August 26, 2022, 9:40 am


With Strict Texas Abortion Law, Mexican Advocates Now Helping Women In The US

Activists in Mexico have become experts at helping women overcome legal and social barriers, now they're using that power to help women in Texas and across the US.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: August 25, 2022, 10:55 am


Bloodthirsty squirrel leaves 2 hospitalized, neighbors hiding out during daytime

An unruly squirrel is defying Disney stereotypes by terrorizing one Houston neighborhood, according to KPRC-TV.

Author: Annie Gimbel
Posted: August 24, 2022, 1:14 pm


Judge blocks enforcement of Biden abortion guidance in Texas

A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked the federal government from enforcing a legal interpretation that would require hospitals in the state to provide abortion services if the life of the mother is at risk.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: August 24, 2022, 10:01 am


San Antonio man accused of threatening conservative convention

A San Antonio man remained jailed Sunday authorities accused him of making threats against a convention of young conservative activists.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: August 21, 2022, 3:23 pm


Burleson community rallies together for 10-year-old girl's birthday

She may have a table full of cards and gifts, but 10-year-old Mia's heart is full of gratitude.

Author: Brooke Katz
Posted: August 8, 2022, 10:11 am


Texan sentenced for attacking Asian family with steak knife at Sam's Club

Jose Gomez III, 21, admitted that he used a knife to slash Bawi Cung and his six and two-year-old sons inside a Sam's Club in Midland because he believed they were Chinese and spreading the coronavirus.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: August 5, 2022, 1:45 pm


Hungary's autocratic PM Viktor Orban addressing US conservatives in Dallas

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will speak at CPAC Thursday. He has styled himself as a champion of what he calls "illiberal democracy."

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: August 4, 2022, 12:51 pm


Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones concedes Sandy Hook massacre was '100% real'

The Infowars host told a Texas courtroom that he definitely thinks the attack happened.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: August 3, 2022, 12:08 pm


City near Uvalde school shooting revokes NRA gun show deal

The Hondo City Council voted 4-1 to rescind the rental agreement for the Friends of the NRA to hold its fundraiser there.

Author: CBS DFW Staff
Posted: August 2, 2022, 5:05 pm


Sandy Hook mother to Alex Jones, 'My son existed'

Parents of a 6-year-old killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting described being put through a "living hell" of death threats and ongoing trauma.

Author: CBS DFW Staff
Posted: August 2, 2022, 4:54 pm


Rescued manatee flown from Texas to Florida on cargo plane

The manatee named TexasTeeMiguel was released Wednesday into Kings Bay in Crystal River, Florida.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: July 28, 2022, 6:39 pm


Department of Labor recovers over $178K in back wages from Houston construction company

A Department of Labor investigation found that they had misclassified the workers as independent contractors and denied them full wages and benefits.

Author: Alex Keller
Posted: July 28, 2022, 4:20 pm


Washington DC requests National Guard help with busloads of migrants

The District of Columbia has requested National Guard assistance to help stem a "growing humanitarian crisis" prompted by thousands of migrants that have been sent to Washington by Texas and Arizona.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: July 28, 2022, 3:21 pm


Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick tests positive a second time for COVID-19

Patrick, 72, tested positive on Saturday and was experiencing mild symptoms, according to a campaign statement.

Author: CBS Dallas Fort Worth
Posted: July 24, 2022, 3:58 pm