Arezow Doost

Arezow Doost

Arezow is thrilled to be back in North Texas after years away from family and friends. Her family is originally from Afghanistan, and escaped Kabul after the Russian invasion when Arezow was just 7 years old.

After years of living with extended family in Pakistan, and later in a refugee camp in Germany, Arezow moved to North Texas as a teenager. Although she did not speak English when she arrived, she gradually learned the language by studying voraciously and by watching American television!

Arezow soon grew to love her adopted home and graduated from high school in Plano. She went on to study journalism at the University of Texas in Austin and began her Emmy Award-winning television news career in Corpus Christi, and later Austin.

In 2005, Arezow had the opportunity to spend a week in Afghanistan, embedded with soldiers deployed with the Texas Army National Guard. She filed an award-winning series of reports on the experience, as well as a half-hour special. It remains one of the most memorable assignments of her career.

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Boy Scouts Set To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday are expected to lift their longstanding ban on gay leaders. This marks a turning point for the Irving based organization.

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ACM Award Nominations, Entertainer of The Year - Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks Tickets Go On Sale

It has been dubbed one of the hottest acts in the nation, and North Texans are now able to score tickets to see Garth Brooks in concert when he performs seven shows in Dallas.

07/24/2015

Gathering at Birdville ISD to protest calls to change the Richland HS mascot, "Rebels." 
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Confederate Symbols Flack Expected To Draw Crowd At Birdville ISD Meeting

The battle over confederate symbols at a North Texas school district is stirring up a heated debate. A big crowd is expected Thursday night at the Birdville Independent School District headquarters in Haltom City.

CBS 11–07/23/2015

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Police Chase Ends In Family’s Front Yard

A high-speed chase ended early Wednesday in the front yard of a family’s home, located right under the Highway 287 bridge at Wilbarger Street in Fort Worth.

07/22/2015

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DFR Determines Cause Of Two-Alarm Fire

Emergency crews with Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a two-alarm house fire in Dallas on Tuesday morning that was able to spread to another neighboring home.

07/21/2015

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16 Men Arrested In Online Child Solicitation Sting

Police officers in Johnson County nabbed more than a dozen men accused of going online to meet underage boys and girls.

07/20/2015

Oscar Figueroa (credit: Frisco Police Department)

Former Principal Pleads Not Guilty To Child Enticement Charges

Viridian Elementary School has a new leader on Thursday, after the former one was arrested in a child solicitation case.

07/16/2015

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Fort Worth Security Guard Shoots Suspect

Police said that a Fort Worth security guard was forced to fire his gun at a gated apartment complex in the eastern part of the city.

07/15/2015

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Calls To Ban LGBT Books From Local Library

Controversy is brewing over two books in a Hood County library. Some parents are demanding that the books — which teach about the LGBT community — be banned.

07/14/2015

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Plans For Stockyards Facelift To Be Unveiled

Fort Worth’s historic Stockyards are getting a facelift, and the city is expected to unveil details of the redevelopment project on Tuesday. But there some are concerns after a video was released online.

07/14/2015

Former HEB ISD principal Oscar Figueroa. (credit: Frisco Police Department)

HEB ISD Principal Now In Federal Custody

The HEB ISD principal, who is on leave after he was arrested by police in Frisco for online solicitation of a minor, is now in federal custody.

07/12/2015

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Game Wardens Had Been Watching Fort Worth Alligator For A While

It was a quiet Friday morning along the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth. No kayakers and tubers yet after Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens pulled a 10-foot blind alligator from the river on Thursday.

CBS 11–07/10/2015

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