On The Road

The Crowley Honors Choir (Mike Kinney/CBSDFW)

Through The Lens: Crowley Honors Choir

When you think of Carnegie Hall names like Leonard Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, and the New York Philharmonic. No one would ever suspect an intermediate school from Texas would ever step on that stage.


Through The Lens: Rainbow Wildlife Rescue

It takes a special kind of person that can take a wild animal into their home for rehabilitation. In today’s Through the Lens I met Birgit Sommer, the woman that runs Rainbow Wildlife Rescue in […]


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Through The Lens: Wild West Soap Shop

When I think of goats, which I don’t do very often, I never think about dry skin, bathing and soaps, but today’s story is about goats milk soap made by the Daniels family in Poolville. […]


A woman marches in Fort Worth's 2012 MLK Day Parade. (Photo by Mike Kinney, CBS 11 News)

Through The Lens: Martin Luther King Day Parade

I wanted to find some younger kids and see what this day means to them and how much they know about the man they are celebrating.


Through The Lens: MLK Jr. Oratory Competition

I always liked speech and impromptu speaking when I was in school, but for the life of me I can’t think of one thing I said in any of my speeches.  Today I went to […]


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Through The Lens: Jr. Stomp Wars

Aside from watching the movie Stomp the Yard I didn’t know much about stepping, but being a drummer of sorts I have always liked the rhythm that step teams produce while stomping, clapping and slapping […]


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Through The Lens: The Banjo Maker

Over the years the banjo has been the butt of a lot of jokes and everyone is quick to make a Deliverance reference. But when you get right down to it, the banjo is fun to listen to.


Bill Morgan holding his painting of the Denton County Courthouse. (credit: Mike Kinney/CBS 11 News)

Through The Lens: Great Texas Courthouses

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In my years of television news, I have been to several Texas counties. I always enjoy seeing the county courthouses, many of which date back to the late 1800’s. So when […]


Former bush pilot, now woodworker Vernon Metz. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Through The Lens: A Bush Pilot & His Planes

Driving down North Richland Boulevard in North Richland Hills I saw a sign in the yard that said, “airplanes for sale.” I pulled up and went in the open garage to meet 88-year-old Vernon Metz.


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Through The Lens: Tuba Christmas

It’s an annual concert that has become my absolute favorite concert of the year.


Denton Bell Band (Mike Kinney/CBSDFW.com)

Through The Lens: Denton Bell Band

Years ago Joe Pinson found a set of hand bells locked in a closet at the Denton State School with a note that said “do not touch.” Being a music therapist he got an idea.


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Through The Lens: Scuba Santa

This time of year Santa is a very busy guy, with all the list making and appearances at malls and stores all over the world, taking toy requests from all the good little boys and girls.