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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 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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Mourners attend a prayer service held at St. David's Episcopal Church following a deadly car accident at the South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival on March 13, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Somber Mood Hangs Over SXSW Festival

The South By Southwest festival continued on Friday in Austin with the destructive car crash that killed two people still fresh on the minds of those attending.

03/14/2014

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SXSW Crash Suspect In Austin Hoping To Get His Big Music Break

The question so many people are asking is what was alleged SXSW crash driver Rashad Owens thinking? While it may be some time — if ever– before we know a definitive answer to that question, CBS 11 News has learned why the suspect was in Austin.

CBSDFW.COM–03/13/2014

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Winds Fuel Grass Fire In Denton

Howling winds have been fueling a grass fire in Denton County for more than 24 hours.

03/12/2014

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North Texas Soldier To Be Awarded Medal Of Honor Posthumously

A war hero from Corsicana, overlooked for many years, is about to receive the military’s highest honor. Sergeant Candelario Garcia Junior, a decorated war veteran, was passed up for the honor for several decades.

CBS 11–03/11/2014

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TEX Rail Plan Gets $50-Million In Federal Funds

TEX Rail, a proposed commuter rail line from downtown Fort Worth to Grapevine and the north entrance to Dallas/Fort Worth Airportwill receive $50 million in a package of federal projects.

03/05/2014

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Most Highways Passable, But Side Streets Icy

The traffic story has been the same for much of the Metroplex. Highways are typically passable, if drivers go slowly. But side streets and parking lots are still covered with ice.

03/03/2014

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North Texas Man Believes He’s The Answer To 50-Year Kidnapping Mystery

CBS 11 News is reporting an exclusive story of what could be an incredible case of mistaken identity. A Dallas man says he’s convinced he’s not who he’s been told he is for the past 50 years. Now a life-threatening illness has him on a quest to find his true identity.

CBS 11–02/28/2014

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Expert: Dropping American Airlines Funeral Fares A “Bad Idea”

American Airlines has dropped bereavement fares. It’s a policy the Fort Worth-based airline is adopting from US Airways as the two companies complete a merger.

CBS 11–02/27/2014

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Texans Can Run With The Bulls At Upcoming Local Event

Everyone’s probably heard of the festival Fiesta de San Fermin, the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. The event gets attention the world over. Now, a similar type of bull running event is headed to North Texas, but not everyone is excited about it.

CBSDFW.COM–02/26/2014

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Nurses Help Dad-To-Be Pull Off Delivery Room Wedding

Brandi and James Anderson are proud new parents. Their baby Janelle was born on Sunday and while the birth was pretty normal everything leading up to it was anything but.

CBS 11–02/25/2014

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North Fort Worth Growth = Congestion & Traffic Troubles

The sounds of construction echo along Heritage Trace Parkway in north Fort Worth. Shopping centers are sprouting up and quickly filling with businesses, and more are on the way. Along with all the growth and new businesses comes congestion.

CBS 11–02/24/2014

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Developers Hope To Restore Historic Baker Hotel

The shell of the historic Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells sits over the small North Texas town.

02/20/2014

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