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. If you have a story you’d like told, let him know at jake.young@cw33.com.

Recent Articles
  • Bench dedicated to the memory of Sherin Mathews

    DALLAS — A new start doesn’t come with the New Year for three-year-old Sherin Mathews, but a lasting memory does. “Let me dedicate this bench in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.” Those were the words a minister spoke while throwing rose petals on a brand new bench in the Restland Memorial Park. You remember Sherin. She was the Richardson child who disappeared in early October only to be found dead […]

  • New Year’s Eve: Reunion Tower yes, Sundance Square no, and buy your booze!

    DALLAS — Reunion Tower’s ready for blast off come sleet, snow, or otherwise according to its president! “The show looks beautiful in snow, it looks beautiful in rain. You can’t even tell the difference really,” President Dusti Groskreutz told NewsFix Saturday. “Nope. We’re not stopping. The show must go on. We’re ready to do this for Dallas.” There’s been some concern that freezing rain could put Reunion Tower’s fireworks and light display on ice Sunday night, but they weren’t having […]

  • North Texas locals leave their mark in Cotton Bowl

    ARLINGTON — Ronald Jones got to make a house call in his hometown, (well, close to his McKinney home anyway) but not much else went right for him or USC Friday night. It was Ohio State and a few of their North Texans who trounced the Trojans in the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. For the Buckeyes’ J.T. Barrett, it was a chance to close his legendary college career less than two hours from his home in Wichita Falls. “I […]

  • Fire totals historic building in Denton’s Downtown Square

    DENTON — It was all smoke, char, and disbelief in Denton’s Downtown Square Tuesday morning. “They’re not just trying to drive by and say, ‘Oh, there’s a fire,'” resident Beth Highgenboten said of passing cars. “They’re more like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is a part of us.'” Just before 4:00 Tuesday morning, Denton Fire Department faced massive flames shooting out of the top of the Downtown Mini Mall. Firefighters went to the area hoping to save the historic building, but […]

  • Cowboys, Rangers, and Mavs draw laughs, joy with Christmas videos

    ARLINGTON — The Cowboys can’t remember the names of Santa’s reindeer (except Ryan Switzer), and Jason Garrett’s heart doesn’t appear to be growing three sizes this year, but our sports teams are still making your season bright with holiday videos! For Dem Boys, it was a double dose. They tweeted out a funny (and also sad!) video of the players struggling to name Santa’s reindeer. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?Check out the answers from the #DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/zw9fZKsj8l — […]

  • Christmas meals relieve one holiday season stressor for families

    FRISCO — This time of year should be a joy, but for way too many of us, the holidays are more about heartache and hard times. “Very tough to the point that we have to cancel our holidays and come up with stories about why Santa couldn’t visit this year,” local mother Alma Davila-Loredo told NewsFix Saturday. No Santa. No gifts. No Christmas. The past few months haven’t offered much in the way of holiday spirit for the Davila-Loredo family. […]

  • Army skipped the national anthem? Well, not exactly

    FORT WORTH — What’s more American than the Army football team playing in the Armed Forces Bowl? Well, the Black Knights showing up for the national anthem for one! Check the sideline in this picture. Yep, it’s empty. No black. No gold. No Army.   Were they making the biggest statement yet on the list of anthem protests across the sport? And our apologies to the Dallas Cowboys, but would “America’s Team” really do that? Short answer: No. Army Coach […]

  • Highland Park wins maybe the greatest game in Texas history

    ARLINGTON — Friday Night Lights showed us pure drama in a state championship football game. The final play comes down to the one yard line to decide the title. Friday night, two Texas high school teams lived it. On the game’s final play, Manvel completed a pass to the one yard line. As the receiver turned to stretch toward the end zone for a game winning touchdown, he was swarmed by Highland Park players, keeping him out, and giving the […]

  • UPDATE: Poo-Pourri helps ex-Mav Villanueva with his stinky situation

    DALLAS — No matter how bad it gets, some people always come out smelling like a rose…especially if Poo-Pourri has anything to say about it! Now, that includes Charlie Villanueva. Remember his stinky situation? The former Dallas Maverick was robbed earlier this week, and the crappy crooks stole his toilet! The good folks at Poo-Pourri offered to raise his holiday spirit with a year’s supply of their product and a pristine new potty. “This is for you, Charlie,” Vice President […]

  • This stinks! Poo-Pourri reaches out to former Mav after his toilet’s stolen

    DALLAS — What a stinky situation! Former NBA player and Dallas Maverick, Charlie Villanueva, took to Twitter Tuesday night because he was robbed! Sure, they got away with somewhat normal stuff like his appliances, but more importantly, they took his toilet! Okay, so according to Dallas Police it happened at a property he’s flipping to resell, but still! So whodunnit? We’ve got some ideas. It could be the world’s most famous plumbers, Mario and Luigi. Or in this holiday season, […]

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