Jake moved to Dallas in February 2016 to join the CW33 team because he has a passion for story telling and a desire to do it in a creative way. What better channel than through NewsFix?! He worked as a sports reporter in the past, spending years in both Augusta, GA, and Johnson City, TN, covering anything from high school sports to NASCAR, the PGA, NCAA, and the pros.


Recent Articles
  • Terrell Police are on the tail of a monkey that went rogue in Buc-ee’s

    TERRELL — Somebody wanna settle down these monkeys, please? We’re already watching them battle humans in the newest version of the Planet of the Apes, but we feel like we’re living it in Texas! First, a stray monkey was on the attack in Houston last week, scratching up a 16-year-old girl. Now, Terrell Police are trying to find a monkey owner after his little friend reportedly accosted a girl Friday at the local Buc-ee’s. Apparently, the man strolled right in, […]

  • Spieth earns first British Open crown

    SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND — Crown him! Jordan Spieth turned potential royal pain into royal gain Sunday at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, clinching his first British Open win. After controlling the tournament for 3-1/2 rounds, Spieth ran into major trouble at the final round’s 13th hole. He hit maybe the worst shot of his career, pushing the ball 100 yards right of the fairway on the side of a hill. He took a drop in no man’s land, and even though he […]

  • Doing business in the Big D is old hat at Hatco

    GARLAND — We know it’s always been the place to be, but have you noticed others starting to show their love for the Lone Star State? Toyota’s bringing 4,000 jobs to Plano, and Facebook’s building a huge data center in Fort Worth, but let’s not forget those who have always been here. Hatco’s factory has been in Garland since 1938. They added Stetson to the stable in 1987, and they’ve never looked back. “There’s 200 sets of hands that touch […]

  • 76 cents for gas?! Well, only for an hour in Irving

    IRVING — Traffic was backed up for blocks in Irving Saturday morning, but drivers all had smiles on their faces. Why? Because they were rolling back the prices on gas, baby! “We’ve got a 76 cent gas promotion for the first hundred cars,” 76 Brand Manager Gita Gidwani told NewsFix Saturday. The well known original circle and blue numbers of 76 are back in Texas for the first time in years, opening a gas station on West Irving Boulevard in […]

  • Ruff Life: You think a four-leaf clover is lucky? Here’s a four-legged Clover!

    DALLAS — Like walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror, or crossing the path of a black cat, Clover wouldn’t have had any luck at all if it wasn’t for her bad luck! “She was found on the streets of Dallas, so Dallas Animal Services took her in,” Dallas Pets Alive! Marketing Director Haley Edman told NewsFix. Homeless life is bad luck enough, but like many down-and-out dogs, her troubles ran deeper than that. “She was heartworm positive,” Edman admitted. […]

  • That Stetson Trump wore Monday? It was from North Texas!

    GARLAND — Chances are you saw video of President Trump putting on a beautiful new Stetson Monday at the White House. Chances are also pretty good you didn’t know it came from North Texas! “There are 200 sets of hands that touch each hat here at Stetson, and all in Texas,” Stetson Quality Control Manager Justin Thomason told NewsFix Tuesday. “To us, we’re pretty proud of that.” Stetson was front and center Monday in D.C. helping to kick off Trump’s […]

  • Road war pits oil man against man of God in Decatur

    DECATUR, TX — It’s the age old question. Why’d the oil man block the road? Okay, so maybe that question has actually never been asked, but one congregation in Decatur isn’t laughing because their road really is blocked by the oil company leasing access to their land. “My maintenance man calls and says, ‘Pastor, they’re out here blocking the road,'” Allen Bates told NewsFix. “That’s the first that we knew that was gonna happen.” In 2003, Pastor Bates and his […]

  • What’s hot, what’s not in the Week of President Trump?

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Happy six months in the White House, President Trump. In true ’45’ style, he’s been staying busy, and we at NewsFix wanted to look at the Week in Trump. What was hot, and what was not? We start with the stocks. For the 41st time since the election in November, the Dow Jones hit a record high, this time touching 21,553.09 on Thursday. The business world’s confidence is soaring for the businessman president, and Trump took notice. […]

  • Not just for kids anymore, Mac & Cheese and Pancakes branches out!

    ROCKWALL — Chances are you already know Kaden Newton. The seven-year-old founder of non-profit Mac & Cheese and Pancakes has brought in more than 42,000 pounds of food for hungry kids in North Texas. All that’s happened in just five months. We didn’t know his secret to success…until now. “I’m a superhero,” Kaden said in a video posted to Twitter Friday. “My super power is fighting hunger.” In that video, Super Kaden demonstrated his power by kicking over a sign […]

  • Blind ambition? It’ll be Amma’s ticket from Ruff Life to your home

    DALLAS — Steady on your feet can be tough sometimes! “When she came in, she was walking a little funny. Her back legs were hurting, and she was having a hard time getting around,” Dallas Pets Alive! Marketing Director Haley Edman said about seven-year-old Amma. For Amma the Chihuahua, it wasn’t just a physical issue. She was trying to find her footing in life, too. “She found herself in the shelter because she was roaming the streets of Dallas,” Edman […]