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Former North Texas Congressman Sam Johnson Passes Away At 89

"Sam Johnson was a fearless patriot and an American hero, and we are incredibly proud and fortunate to have called him a fellow Texan," Gov. Greg Abbott said.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 27, 2020, 8:15 pm


Texas Supreme Court: Lack Of Immunity To Coronavirus Does Not Qualify For Mail-In Ballot

The Texas Supreme Court for ruled Wednesday, the lack of immunity to COVID-19 does not qualify a voter to vote by mail.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 27, 2020, 5:59 pm


Texas A&M Grad Stephen Cox Named New US Attorney For Eastern District Of Texas 1 Day After Abrupt Resignation

U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced the appointment of Stephen J. Cox as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, effective June 1.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 27, 2020, 3:08 pm


Texas Man, Ex-Nebraska Outfitter Sentenced In Hunting Sting

Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Jordan Cook, of Boerne was sentenced Tuesday in Omaha's federal court after he pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor counts.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 27, 2020, 12:42 pm


Texas To Give Nursing Homes Millions For Technology To Connect Residents With Families

Nursing homes in Texas are set to receive millions to purchase technology to connect residents with their families as visitations continue to be restricted.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 27, 2020, 12:25 pm


Man Arrested In Texas For Murder Of Estranged Wife In Kansas 2 Years Ago

A man was arrested in Texas and charged with the murder of his estranged wife nearly two years ago in Kansas, police said.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 27, 2020, 11:07 am


Apple Reopening 5 North Texas Stores And Dozens Across The Nation This Week

Apple plans to reopen 100 stores -- including 5 in North Texas -- this week as states begin to lift restrictions on businesses during the coronavirus outbreak.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 27, 2020, 10:47 am


Dallas-Based Tuesday Morning Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Dallas-based discount goods retailer Tuesday Morning has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, becoming the third North Texas-based major retailer to do so since the coronavirus pandemic.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 27, 2020, 9:29 am


Harris County Protests After Texan George Floyd Dies In Police Custody In Minneapolis

People who knew him best called him "Floyd", he was a Texan who moved to Minneapolis. Now George Floyd is dead, four police officers have been fired and demonstrations are being held across the country.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 27, 2020, 7:50 am


Abortion Rights Groups Drop Suit Over Abortion Ordinances In Texas Towns

After some changes, two reproductive rights groups have dropped their lawsuit against seven small East Texas towns that had declared abortion-rights organizations “criminal organizations”.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 27, 2020, 6:26 am


FBI Investigation Confirms There Was Only 1 Gunman In Texas Naval Base Shooting

There had been a suggestion that a second person involved in a shooting at a Texas naval air base was on the loose, but Tuesday the FBI said its investigation points to only one attacker.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 27, 2020, 5:52 am


North Texas Leaders Weigh Economic Boost, Safety Regarding Potential Of Republican Convention

Republicans haven't abandoned the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina yet, but if they do, Texas is under consideration.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 26, 2020, 6:28 pm


Gov. Abbott Announces Water Parks, Driver’s Ed, Food-Court Dining, Rec Sports Allowed

The governor issued a proclamation saying water parks, recreational sport programs for adults, driver education programs, and food-court dining areas within shopping malls can open.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:05 pm


US Attorney For Eastern District Of Texas Joseph Brown Abruptly Resigns

The statement does not give a reason for the lead prosecutor's departure except to say he will be “pursuing opportunities in the private and public sectors.”

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:00 pm


Mesquite Rodeo Claims ‘First In Nation’ Sporting Event To Open For Fans This Summer

The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is hosting what it calls "the first ticketed professional live sporting event" in the country since the coronavirus shutdown.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 26, 2020, 1:33 pm


Texas Senator Calls For Arrest Of Central Park ‘Karen’ For Making False Report

State Sen. Royce West is calling for the arrest of Amy Cooper, a woman walking her dog in New York’s Central Park who threatened to have an African American man arrested.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 26, 2020, 11:01 am


Asteroid That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs Hit At ‘Deadliest Possible’ Angle

A team of researchers from The University of Texas at Austin examined the shape and structure of the crater and rocks extracted by drilling down into the crater.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 26, 2020, 10:19 am


Texas Lottery Claim Centers Will Process Winners By Appointment Only Starting June 1

The Texas Lottery Commission is preparing to reopen its claim centers, on an appointment only basis, on June 1 and when it does there will be new protocols in place.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 26, 2020, 10:00 am


Six Flags Announces Extensive New Safety Procedures As First Park Schedules June 5 Reopening

While Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor remain closed in North Texas due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company has released reopening plans for all of its 26 parks.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 26, 2020, 9:11 am


Texas 4-Year-Old Shot And Killed At Memorial Day Barbecue

While adults inside and in the backyard of the home were enjoying a barbecue, a 10-year-old and 4-year-old boy were alone, playing inside a bedroom.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 26, 2020, 8:23 am


Texas Driver’s License And Motor Vehicle Centers Opening In Phases, With Limited Services

If you’re one of the many people who have waited for months now to get your drivers license, you’ll be able to do so starting May 26.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 26, 2020, 7:17 am


Texas In Running To Host RNC Convention If Moved Out Of North Carolina, Vice President Says

After President Trump threatened to move the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina, Texas GOP Chairman James Dickey said Monday, "Texas would welcome President Trump and the RNC Convention."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 25, 2020, 7:43 pm


Former US Rep. Allen West Leaves Texas Hospital After Motorcycle Crash

Allen West was released from the hospital after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones and cuts in a motorcycle crash.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 25, 2020, 6:55 pm


“It’s Tremendously Exciting”: Texas-Based NASA Astronauts Countdown To Historic Launch

Weather permitting, two Texas-based space shuttle fliers will blaze a fresh trail to orbit aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Wednesday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 25, 2020, 12:57 pm


As Push For In-Person Services Comes From Washington, Faith Leaders Stress Caution On Reopening Churches

President Trump declared places of worship "essential" during the COVID-19 pandemic and said he'd override governors who didn't allow in-person services, but many faith leaders are stressing the need for a cautious approach to reopening.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 25, 2020, 10:30 am


Drivers Stilled By The COVID-19 Pandemic Advised To Lock Their Cars As Vehicle Thefts Spike

With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their cars, pickups and SUVs are unattended on the streets, making them targets for thieves.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 25, 2020, 9:12 am


1st Birthday Parade For Boy Whose Parents Died Saving Him During El Paso Walmart Shooting

A community in Texas came together over the weekend to celebrate the birthday of a tiny survivor of the deadly 2019 Walmart mass shooting.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 25, 2020, 8:26 am


More Than 800 New Coronavirus Cases Reported In Texas As Reopening Continues

As businesses and beaches continue to reopen across Texas during the coronavirus pandemic, health officials said Sunday there were 839 new cases of the virus in the state.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 25, 2020, 6:22 am


Texans Hit The Beach Memorial Day Weekend As Reopening Continues: ‘I See A Lot Of People, I Don’t See Any Masks’

Large crowds of people could be seen at beaches in Texas this Memorial Day weekend as the state continues to slowly reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 24, 2020, 7:01 pm


Texas Chick-Fil-A Holds Ceremony For Employees Graduating High School

One Chick-fil-A in Texas wanted to make sure its employees who were graduating high school had a memorable end to their school year.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 24, 2020, 4:28 pm


Allen West, Candidate For Chair Of Texas GOP, Injured In Motorcycle Crash: ‘I Am Alive By The Grace Of God’

Allen West, a former congressman and current candidate for chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, was injured in a motorcycle crash near Waco Saturday afternoon.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 24, 2020, 3:10 pm


Tornado Confirmed In Bowie, Northwest Of Fort Worth, From Friday’s Severe Storms

Widespread damage was seen throughout Bowie, northwest of Fort Worth, Saturday after a confirmed tornado ravaged the area the night before.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2020, 10:15 pm


Matthew McConaughey And Wife, Camila Alves, Deliver Face Masks To Hospitals In Rural Areas Of Texas

Matthew McConaughey and wife, Camila Alves, hit the road this week to help Texans in rural areas of the state.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2020, 5:22 pm


Texas Fire Captain, Girlfriend Found Dead In Home; Child Unharmed Inside

A Texas fire captain and his girlfriend were found dead inside a home Friday, and authorities are investigating their deaths as a murder-suicide.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 23, 2020, 3:49 pm


Judge Demands ICE To Explain Why It Won’t Release Kids

A judge has criticized the Trump administration’s handling of detained immigrant children and families, ordering it to give the court detailed information about efforts to quickly release them in the wake of the coronavirus.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2020, 9:25 pm


UIL Puts Out Rules For Athletic, Marching Band Summer Programs In Texas

The UIL has released its requirements and guidelines for athletic and marching band programs during the summer in Texas as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2020, 3:15 pm


Southwest Will Continue Limiting The Number Of Seats Sold On Passenger Flights Through July

Southwest Airlines has been practicing social distancing since the coronavirus pandemic began spreading around the globe and the company recently announced that they'll continue to do so into the summer.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2020, 1:54 pm


FBI Identifies Texas Naval Base Shooter, Adam Salim Alsahli

The FBI has identified Adam Salim Alsahli, of Corpus Christi as the deceased suspect in Thursday morning’s shooting at N.A.S. Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2020, 1:52 pm


Texas Mayor Talks Managing COVID-19 Surge In Her City While Also Battling Rare Form Of Cancer

A mayor in Texas talks about managing a COVID-19 surge in her city while also battling a rare form of cancer herself.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2020, 1:23 pm


Newest Texas-Based NASA Test Pilots Are Veteran Astronauts & Long-Time Friends

The two Texas-based astronauts who will test drive SpaceX’s brand new rocketship are classmates and friends, and veteran spacefliers married to veteran spacefliers.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: May 22, 2020, 12:15 pm