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Through The Lens

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Through The Lens: Hedgehog Day

Everybody know February 2nd is Groundhogs Day and we wait each year to find out what Punxsutawney Phil has to say about the end of winter, but did you know it’s also Hedgehog Day?

02/02/2012

Through The Lens: Rodeo For The Blind

“It’s boots and chaps, it’s cowboy hats.  It’s spurs and latigo” that’s how Garth Brooks describes the rodeo, but when you go to the rodeo what do you see?  There are lots of sights to take in, everything […]

01/30/2012

(Mike Kinney/CBSDFW)

Granny Globetrotters Meet The Harlem Globetrotters

I have always loved to watch the Harlem Globetrotters play basketball. But today’s entertainment was provided by the Granny Globetrotters.

01/27/2012

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.

01/25/2012

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 […]

01/23/2012

(credit: CBS 11 News/Photojournalist Mike Kinney)

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. […]

01/17/2012

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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 […]

01/11/2012

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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.

01/09/2012

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 […]

01/04/2012

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.

12/23/2011

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Through The Lens: Tuba Christmas

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

12/22/2011

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.

12/20/2011