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Hey there! I’m Brian and I joined NewsFix in January 2018. I’m a native Northeasterner who is happy to have called DFW home for the past few years after spending 14 years in the Snow Belt of Central New York–I’m talking an average annual snowfall of about 120(!) inches typically lasting from November through April, and it’s always funny to see Southerners gasp when I tell them that.

I graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism, became a sports anchor/reporter in Utica, N.Y. then returned to the city of Syracuse to do the same, moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to be an anchor for Spectrum Sports Texas until that channel was discontinued in 2017 following the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger, and now here I am, covering all types of stories for NewsFix.

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  • Harry Potter convention a (much) bigger deal than expected in Big D

    DALLAS — LeakyCon may sound like a plumbers convention, but it’s actually the premier annual Harry Potter fan gathering in the world–and it took Dallas by storm this weekend! “We expected from past data that it would be about a 3,000-person event over at the Hyatt,” says Melissa Anelli, CEO of Mischief Management which produces the convention–or, in Potter-speak, the event’s Minister for Magic.  “When we opened tickets, in a couple of hours those were gone.  So we pushed tickets […]

  • Texas’ Tax-Free Weekend draws shoppers from near and far

    GRAPEVINE — Benjamin Franklin famously wrote the only certainties in life are death and taxes.  Well, at least this for this weekend that’s only partially true in Texas as Tax-Free Weekend is back! Having started on Friday and running through Sunday, the event allows shoppers to buy most clothing and school-related supplies costing under $100 without paying any sales tax (check here for what’s good and what’s excluded).  That break is very beneficial as a nationwide survey by the National […]

  • Dallas Rattlers two wins from a championship in inaugural season

    FRISCO — It took eight months, but we finally have a professional major-league sports team in DFW playing a postseason game in 2018! With the Cowboys, Stars, Mavericks, and (soon) Rangers all failing to make the postseason this year, only the second time that’s happened since the Stars gave DFW a “Big Four” of major pro franchises in 1993 (the other was 2013), the Dallas Rattlers will be the first top-level local team to play a playoff game when they […]

  • Goodwill Fort Worth gives teens with disabilities training to survive ‘real world’

    ARLINGTON — Taizea Dedner has grown up in Arlington, but says she was really raised in her kitchen. “I have amazing cooks in my family, and food is something I’ve always been interested in,” says the Arlington Lamar High School senior-to-be.  And she already knows what her post-high school plan is. “I want to go to TCC to get my business degree, and then after I finish that go to Le Cordon Bleu.” You wouldn’t know it from looking at […]

  • High school football begins in Texas with new tackling techniques

    MIDLOTHIAN — Rejoice, gridiron fans!  High school football is back–at practice, anyway, as teams started official on-field work on Monday. “Best first day I’ve ever had,” said Midlothian Heritage senior defensive tackle Jon Sanders.  “Usually come out here sleepy and stuff but today was a lot of energy, lot of flying around.  Just happy to be back.  [It was a] long summer.” Training camp is a time to go back over the basics of the game, but one area will […]

  • Vinyl demand drives DFW Record Show in Hurst to expand

    HURST — Old trends tend to come back around at some point, but usually not with technology–you won’t see anyone carrying around the giant cell phones from 30 years ago!  But one exception is vinyl records, as evidenced at this weekend’s DFW Record Show at the Hurst Conference Center. Record sales in the U.S. have increased every year for the past 12 years, going from 900,000 to more than 14 million, and that demand drove the twice-annual event to expand […]

  • A teacher saved her life, now her Arlington store helps teachers save on supplies

    ARLINGTON — Jessica Marion had two goals while growing up: be the first in her family to graduate high school, and become a teacher.  But an undiagnosed learning disability–later found to be dyscalculia, kept her from passing her exit exam. “I couldn’t pass math,” she recalls.  “My high school counselor told me that janitor [should be] my profession, that I shouldn’t be a teacher.” That disappointment dropped her into a dark place. “It hurt me so bad, and I almost […]

  • Near-miss at Irving parking garage collapse brings friends closer together

    IRVING — Tuesday’s parking garage collapse on O’Connor Ridge Boulevard in Irving damaged cars and no people, but it was a very close call for a pair of friends who walked through it every day as part of an exercise routine. “We’re just like sisters now, I feel like,” says Eva Yu of her bond with Jigna Bavishi.  “We experienced the same thing together, and we feel so lucky.” Yu says they were just a few feet from the garage […]

  • Irving parking garage collapses twice, damaging dozens of cars

    IRVING — A large section of parking garage in Irving spontaneously collapsed Tuesday morning and was followed by an additional collapse a few hours later, but miraculously there were no injuries. “I’m sitting at my desk and I hear a low rumble, and then as I look over my shoulder I just see the upper deck come crashing down.  It was just unbelievable,” said a witness. The initial collapse of the garage at 2510 O’Connor Ridge Boulevard (originally identified as […]

  • Fort Worth Police need help catching male robbery suspect who dressed as woman

    FORT WORTH — Last Saturday night, two men entered the Fort Worth Family Dollar store on John T. White Road dressed as women and robbed the cash register and safe at gunpoint.  Surveillance video shows their disguises went the extra mile. “Wearing women’s clothes, wigs, facial makeup, even a bra stuffed with T-shirts,” says detective Brian Raynsford.  “That’s something we don’t see every day.” The two employees in the store at the time were unhurt and police arrived while the […]