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.
A new multi-million dollar jet is helping one North Texas hospital shuttle some very sick children. The plane dubbed the “Cook Teddy Jet” recently had its first patient — a baby barely a month old.
A demolition crew continues to clean up charred debris at Lake Whitney. There isn’t much left of the 4,000 square foot luxury home that once dangled over the lake. Though the rubble will soon be gone there’s more work that needs to be done.
Dr. Patricia Linares is the new interim superintendent for the Fort Worth Independent School District. Friday afternoon principals and teachers at a special called meeting greeted her.
Sergeant Candelario Garcia had to wait beyond death to get the proper recognition. Nearly 50 years after serving in Vietnam the North Texan finally received the military’s highest honor.
A familiar face will be heading up Fort Worth ISD until the district finds a permanent replacement.
Teena James is a parent of several students in FWISD and said she thinks the district is in trouble.
A group of Texas Republicans voted Thursday night to add reparative therapy for homosexuals to the state party’s platform, but not all delegates are on board.
In the span of two days Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Walter Dansby and his right-hand man have both stepped down. FWISD Board President Christene Moss said she was disappointed after the leadership shakeup.
Some critics and community leaders are wondering how else the nearly $900,000 payout could have been spent.
Walter Dansby has been an employee of the Fort Worth ISD for some 40 years. But now, the head man’s time as superintendent is about to come to an end. After submitting his resignation, Dansby’s role as superintendent will officially end next week.
Trustees with the Fort Worth Independent School District are talking about Superintendent Walter Dansby’s future. They called a special meeting to discuss his contract, but a lot of what they are saying will happen behind close doors.
A North Texas 13-year-old has had nearly a full day to enjoy his new title of co-champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. CBS 11 wondered how many adults have what it takes to win the national spelling bee, so we hit the streets to find out.