Barbara Schwarz

barbaraschwarz Barbara Schwarz  Barbara was nearing her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UTD when she took a video production class and knew she had to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.  That led to an internship at KERA TV.  Barbara has been an associate producer at KDFW, a traffic reporter spotting congestion twice a day from Reunion Tower.  She’s run cameras and directed cable TV shows and lugged video cables at the Mesquite Rodeo.   Barbara was the only local broadcast reporter in New York on 9/11 and covered the disaster.

Barbara joined KRLD in 2001.  Her work on features and series, covering everything from capital punishment to breast cancer to cowgirls, have won over a dozen awards. More recently, Barbara’s weekly environmental story, The Greener Side was named best specialty report by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.

A few fun facts: Barbara is a native Dallasite and first generation American.  Her parents were forced to flee their native Netherlands and Germany from Nazi persecution.  She’s a huge Mavs fan, voracious reader, avid movie goer and loves cats and horses.

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Process Server

Process Server Granny Leaves Her Mark

It appears a Houston process server didn’t appreciate being duped…and she let that be known by urinating in a man’s driveway.


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Hawaiian Falls Has Year-Round Plans

The waterparks are open from Memorial to Labor day, but if president and Founder David Busch has his way, they’ll be open year round and also become adventure parks.


The Neuro Fitness Foundation in Euless, a nonprofit gym for the disabled.

Euless Gym Caters To Physically Challenged

The clients at the Neuro Fitness gym in Euless aren’t there to lose 20 pounds or experience a miracle — they come for a different reason.


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A Cycling ‘Superdrome’ In Frisco

Arlington may be home to Cowboys Stadium and Rangers Ballpark , but Frisco has plenty of sports treasures too, including one you may have not know much about.


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Did Racism Land Killer On Texas Death Row?

There is a call to retry the punishment phase of a man on Texas death row. The question is not whether Duane Buck shot and killed two people in 1995, it is whether he should die for it.


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Jasper Police Accused Of Beating Woman In Custody

The Southeast Texas town of Jasper has a history of racial unrest. Now an attorney says the city, its police department and two officers will be sued over the beating of an African American woman by two police officers.


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Kitten Rescued From Underneath Car In Garland

Most people have heard stories about firemen coming to rescue kittens that have gotten stuck in trees. But police officers can rescue cats, too. It happened last week in Garland.


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Natural Gas Abundance No Longer A Positive

We may have too much of a good thing when it comes to natural gas. Texas produced $1.5 billion worth of natural gas in September. That’s down 40 percent from last year.


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Supermarket Singer Delights Frisco Shoppers

Ashley Williams hands out samples at the Frisco Kroger at Legacy and Lebanon, and sometimes she sings…really, really well.


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ERCOT Warns Of Energy Emergencies After This Summer

ERCOT says the state should have enough power to get through this summer without rolling blackouts, but reserves could be running below target levels by 2014 and tapped out completely by 2022.


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Student Attacked In S. Padre Island Relieved After Attacker Arrested

The 21-year-old Brookhaven College student who was brutally beaten on the shores of South Padre Island is relieved that the last of his attackers was arrested this week.


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AG: 40 Parents Arrested For Skipping Child Support Payments

The Texas Attorney General’s office arrested 40 area parents in a weeklong stint targeted at those who failed to pay child support.




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