Carroll ISD school board appears to back down after reprimanding teacher for book in class – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

Carroll ISD school board appears to back down after reprimanding teacher for book in class – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

SOUTHLAKE, TX (CBSDFW.COM) – A Carroll ISD teacher’s fight to clear her name is testing the limits of a school board’s power. Rickie Farah, a 4th grade teacher at Johnson Elementary School in Carroll ISD, reached an agreement with the district school board on Monday, Jan. 24, following a controversial decision the board made last … Read more

North Texas man beaten by ex-Lake Worth cop files federal lawsuit against him – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

North Texas man beaten by ex-Lake Worth cop files federal lawsuit against him – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

LAKE WORTH, TX (CBSDFW.COM) – A Denton County man filed a federal complaint on Monday, Jan. 24, against a former Lake Worth police officer alleging the officer ran him over while the man was fleeing in November 2020. The lawsuit accuses then-officer Jonathan Granado of using excessive force when he punched Dustin Bates in a … Read more

Fort Worth ISD now operates 5 COVID-19 testing sites for students and employees – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

Fort Worth ISD now operates 5 COVID-19 testing sites for students and employees – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – As of Monday, Jan. 24, there are a total of five Fort Worth ISD COVID-19 testing sites for employees and students. Each location is open one day a week and conducts rapid/antigen testing only, the school district said in a news release Monday. Goodside Health and Fort Worth ISD have partnered … Read more

Prison escapee arrested trying to flee Texas on southern border – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

Prison escapee arrested trying to flee Texas on southern border – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

PROGRESO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection field operations officers working at the Progreso International Bridge apprehended a man who escaped from the Bee County Jail on January 15, 2022 and was attempting to flee the country on foot. “This is a significant arrest as it highlights the impact our border security mission … Read more

Hill County is home to $2 million Texas lottery winner – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

Hill County is home to  million Texas lottery winner – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

HILL COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Someone in Mount Calm is $2 million richer today after claiming the winning ticket from the Texas Lottery Cash Spectacular scratch ticket game. (credit: Texas Lottery) READ MORE: Tarrant County Public Health Deploys COVID-19 ‘Vaxmobile’ in Underserved Communities The new millionaire bought the ticket at the Hwy 31 Shop & … Read more

1 dead, 1 injured in Fort Worth shooting on Sycamore School Rd – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

1 dead, 1 injured in Fort Worth shooting on Sycamore School Rd – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – On Sunday, Jan. 23, Fort Worth police officers were dispatched to 3150 Sycamore School Rd. in reference to a gunshot. Upon arrival, officers found two dead men inside a vehicle. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Homicide detectives … Read more

Suspect in DeSoto Sunday morning fatal shooting in police custody, victim not yet identified – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

Suspect in DeSoto Sunday morning fatal shooting in police custody, victim not yet identified – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

DESOTO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) –DeSoto Police arrested a suspect in a fatal early morning shooting Sunday, Jan. 23, at an apartment in the 200 block of East Wintergreen Road near Hampton Road. Officers responded to a call for shots fired at the scene shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday January 23 and discovered that an unidentified … Read more

“It’s a big concern for us” Ukrainians in North Texas are worried about a possible Russian invasion. –CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

“It’s a big concern for us” Ukrainians in North Texas are worried about a possible Russian invasion.  –CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – As tension mounts along the Ukrainian-Russian border, those who are from the country or of Ukrainian descent are watching every development closely. “It’s a big concern for us Ukrainians abroad and for the whole world I believe right now,” said Marta Petrash, who was born and raised in Ukraine. READ MORE: … Read more

Strained by staff shortages, Dallas Animal Services will temporarily close on Thursday – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

Strained by staff shortages, Dallas Animal Services will temporarily close on Thursday – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – City of Dallas officials announced Friday, Jan. 21, that Dallas Animal Services will temporarily close on Thursdays due to staffing issues. Officials said the temporary closure was necessary due to both the nationwide labor shortage and the increase in COVID-19 cases among their staff members. They hope the extra day “will allow … Read more

Mesquite Police Investigate Teenager’s Murder Initially Believed to Be a Car Crash – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

Mesquite Police Investigate Teenager’s Murder Initially Believed to Be a Car Crash – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Mesquite Police are investigating a murder they initially believed to be a car accident that occurred on Saturday January 22. At approximately 7:05 p.m., Mesquite Police responded to what was initially believed to be a motor vehicle accident in the 2800 block of Clay Mathis Road. A witness reported seeing a … Read more