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  • Doing good in the neighborhood: covering graffiti in Fort Worth

    FORT WORTH — When graffiti is done right, it’s an art form.  When it’s vandalism, not so much.  The City of Fort Worth does its best to paint over the latter when it appears and welcomes help from groups looking to do community service.  Sunday morning, about 50 members from the World Mission Society Church of God rolled up their sleeves and grabbed some rollers. “Everybody out here, they get really excited for this; many smiles,” says church member David […]

  • Dallas Stars happy with NHL Draft haul despite missing homegrown prospect

    DALLAS — The Dallas Stars made history at the NHL Draft on Saturday by becoming the first team to ever pick a Jamaican-born player but narrowly missed a chance to take a player from their own backyard. After taking Canadian center Ty Dellandrea with their first-round selection on Friday, the Stars continued to lean on offense with six of their seven picks on Saturday going that way.  The three who were present at American Airlines Center said getting drafted by […]

  • NHL Draft fun gets underway in Dallas while Mavs introduce their own new players

    DALLAS — Get ready for more excitement over names being called from a podium as the NHL Draft is in Dallas this weekend! A couple months after the NFL Draft visited Texas for the first time, the NHL Draft is doing the same at the American Airlines Center.  Round one is Friday night starting at 6:30 on NBC Sports Network and Rounds two through seven are Saturday starting at 10 a.m. on the NHL Network. “We want to be a […]

  • Cowboys’ great Cliff Harris hosts annual charity golf tournament

    DALLAS — There was golfing for a great cause at the Dallas Athletic Club on Monday as Cowboys Ring of Honor member Cliff Harris hosted his annual tournament, the Cliff Nelson JDRF Reunion Golf Classic, benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. “My dad was a type 1 diabetic,” said Harris.  “He was a fighter pilot in World War II, was going to be a jet test pilot, one of the first, but they washed him out because of diabetes.” Based […]

  • Dallas Rattlers rookie named MLL All-Star–before he joins the team!

    PLANO — All-Star selections typically go to players who have had successful seasons up to that point.  Or, they’ve at least appeared in a game.  But this past week Dallas Rattlers rookie Ben Reeves was chosen for the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Team before he even joined his professional team! “Don’t know how it happened, but I’m grateful for it, I guess,” laughs Reeves following his second team practice Sunday morning in Plano.  “I mean, it’ll be fun.  It’ll be […]

  • Making art to make a difference at Arlington’s International Folk Art Market

    ARLINGTON — Shoppers at the International Folk Art Market at UT-Arlington may have thought they were simply buying some neat decor or clothing from some of the 30 countries that were represented.  But at one booth their purchases were actually supporting a women’s empowerment program in Cambodia. “This is such a big opportunity for me because without [the money we make in the United States] we cannot go out of Cambodia and show to the world what we are doing, […]

  • North Texas teens get intensive training to become future cops

    WAXAHACHIE — Normally, the combination of schoolkids, guns and police would be a bad story.  But, for the past two weeks the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has been teaching 15 students how to use them… and a lot more. “Almost the same thing as a regular police academy,” says instructor and patrolman Curtis Kaloi.  “They’re getting 80 hours of intense instruction, both classroom and hands-on.” The course is part of the nationwide Exploring program, which offers what are essentially intensive […]

  • Man mowing lawns for free in all 50 states makes DFW stop

    Rodney Smith Jr. found his purpose the day he came across an elderly man struggling to mow his lawn, and pulled over to help. “That night, I decided to mow lawns for the elderly, disabled, single moms and veterans,” Smith told CNN. Today, that idea has expanded. This summer, Smith is traveling to all 50 states to mow lawns for people who need help — for free. He started small The Bermuda native graduated from college with a degree in computer […]

  • Zack Martin about to cash in with Cowboys

    FRISCO — Zack Martin was a first-round draft pick who has made the Pro Bowl in each of his four seasons and has never missed a game.  As a reward,  he’s about to sign a reported six-year contract extension that will make him the highest-paid offensive guard in the NFL! “My agents and I, that’s what we were shooting for,” said Martin after the Cowboys kicked off their mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.  “It’s a huge honor.” Martin had sat out […]

  • Would-be victim thwarts another Oak Lawn attack

    DALLAS — The Oak Lawn neighborhood in Dallas is known for being gay-friendly, but lately it’s also been crime-friendly. Not hate crimes, but crimes of opportunity like muggings. Ricky Sweet was almost the latest victim on Sunday night when he was approached by a man with a knife behind The Mining Company bar on the Cedar Springs strip, but instead of giving up his wallet, Sweet gave the attacker a return threat. “I just started walking forward, just talking to him, […]