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    Cheerleaders flipping over potential Olympic future

    DALLAS — Maybe at one point cheerleading was more about pep and spirit than ability and training, but that’s not the case anymore! The debate seems to constantly rage on, though: Sport or not a sport? Well, the International Olympic Committee tipped the scales back in December, and cheerleaders at this weekend’s National Cheerleaders Association All-Star National Championship wanted to talk about it. “It makes me happy that people are understanding cheer, like knowing it more,” said Level 2 MAC […]

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    Helicopters For Heroes helps vets move forward with a blast from the past

    ENNIS, TX — Sometimes you have to travel back in your past in order to move forward. Oh, and it helps to remember that it can be pretty fun to fire a machine gun! “It’s like, ‘Have some freedom!’ You get to dispense some freedom. It’s great,” said former Army Infantryman Kevin Trimble. No doubt about it, Trimble enjoyed his time in the service. “I was a SAW gunner,” he said. “Any time you got into a firefight, you kind […]

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    Ruff Life: Tiva’s going to hippity hop into your heart

    DALLAS — Growing up on the street is bad enough, but when you go from the street to the x-ray booth, now that’s rough! “Tiva suffered from some unknown trauma. We don’t really know what happened,” said Dallas Pets Alive! Marketing Director Haley Edman. The Dallas Animal Services x-rays tell the tale on this black beauty. Her left leg was messed up in multiple spots as she soldiered right along. How about now, though? “She’s all healed up, and it […]

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    The Bachelor brings interracial relationships into Prime time

    DALLAS — You remember the 1991 lyrics from the King of Pop. “If you’re thinkin’ of being my baby, it don’t matter if you’re black or white.” That’s all well and good, but as we know it hasn’t always been that way! “We’re seeing it on TV, we’re seeing it on the media, social media, and so it is being accepted,” said dating expert and author Donna Arp Weitzman. “However, I still think there’s an undercurrent that it’s not as […]

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    #MashForMicah to turn TCU dingers into dollars in memory of Micah Ahern

    FORT WORTH — The start of a new baseball season was always a joy for Micah Ahern. This year, though, it brought an unease for his family. “It reminds you that he’s not here, so that is hard,” said his dad, Maurice Ahern. It’s been nearly seven months since TCU’s youngest player finished his battled with cancer at just seven years old. “We both (he and his wife, Linda) wish that Micah was still here, but when you see the […]

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    Stressed in America? Probably thanks to politics, new survey says

    DALLAS — Are you feeling a little extra anxious lately? Might want to just let out a scream into a waiting pillow? We’re guessing the reason might not be so traditional as far as these things go. We’re definitely all stressed at some point, but one thing is taking top spot these days, and let’s face it, President Trump is used to being number one. For the first time in its 10 year history, the American Psychological Association‘s ‘Stress in […]

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    Hundreds march for immigrants & refugees in Dallas

    DALLAS — From the steps of City Hall, down the street, all the way to a finish at the JFK Memorial, chants rang out. From “Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like,” to ‘No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here!” And even ‘Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go,” the people of Dallas were back in the streets — nearly 2,000 strong — for what’s starting to feel like a weekly […]

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    Ruff Life: Ellie trims down and trims away her loneliness

    DALLAS — An unexpected hole is rarely a good thing, and that was definitely the care for poor Penelope. “She had quite a big four-inch diameter hole on the back of her neck,” said Dallas Pets Alive! Marketing Director Haley Edman. “It was obvious she had some sort of skin infection.” That’s no joke and neither is a depressed Chihuahua mix at 37 pounds! “Penelope was super, super sad and stressed out in the shelter, so much to the point […]

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    First black Bachelorette announced, and she’s from Dallas

    DALLAS — Roses were red, so she must have been near, but when we called the new Bachelorette what did we hear? Well, it was just her voicemail at work giving us the normal “Leave your name and number” song and dance. Guess we’ve already been rejected by the nation’s new rose queen, Dallas’ Rachel Lindsay. Jimmy Kimmel made the announcement on his show Monday night, bringing out Bachelor series host Chris Harrison before welcoming Lindsay to a loud applause. […]

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    Mistresses Day: A great time to keep families together

    AUSTIN — Valentine’s Day might be about the one who’s by your side, but February 13 it’s all about the one who’s on the side! Mistresses Day means messing around, but where does that lead you? More times than not, you’re getting caught and then on your way to the Big D. (Not Dallas. Divorce.) Jackson Law Group‘s Earl Jackson knows something about it. He’s been in the business for 24 years, and his advice is to stay far away. […]