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Bud Gillett

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Bud is the most veteran reporter at CBS 11 News with 42 years in major market television news, the last 36 years working the streets of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Bud has filed stories from four continents on wars, earthquakes, and other major events directly affecting North Texans. He has also reported on historic events closer to home, including the Fort Worth tornado, numerous Texas hurricanes, the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, the Branch Davidian standoff near Waco, and a toddler falling into an uncapped well in Midland. Prior to moving to Dallas/Fort Worth, he was a reporter, newscast producer, and assignments editor for stations in Detroit, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Bud has won numerous statewide reporting awards from the Texas Associated Press, UPI, and the prestigious Headliner’s Club, in addition to being a Dallas Press Club “Katie” nominee. His award-winning work runs the gamut, from investigative excellence to “best feature” reporter. He has also taken home broadcast news awards while at WXYZ-TV in Detroit and WLWI-TV (now WTHR) in Indianapolis.

He is a member of the Dallas Press Club, the Indiana University Alumni Association, and the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor (Connecticut).

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Drought Leads To Lake Discovery & Possible Cold Case Resolution

It’s a mystery nearly 35 years in the making. Now investigators in Granbury think they may have a break in the disappearance of Helen Holladay, who vanished September 29, 1979.

CBS 11–6 hours ago

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Skeletal Remains Found In Lake Granbury May Shed Light On Cold Case

A disturbing find in Lake Granbury may be a key piece in solving a mysterious disappearance there nearly 35-years ago.

10 hours ago

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Police Believe “Person Of Interest” Has Info On Deadly Hit & Run

Dallas police may have a break in the search for the hit-and-run driver that crashed into a car with a mother and son inside. Ethan Vasquez, 13, was killed and his mother remains in critical condition.

CBS 11–04/17/2014

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Community Tries To Help Family Of Dead Teen

Dallas police still looking for the person or people who ran a stop sign, driving their mini-van into the side of a car, killing its teenage passenger.

04/16/2014

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Farmers Shelter Plants From Bitter Cold Snap

The threat of an unseasonably bitter cold snap has farmers and gardeners across North Texas looking for ways to shelter their plants.

04/14/2014

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Police Warning: IRS Calls Threatening Arrest Are Bogus

Imagine getting a call from the IRS, threatening to seize your home and telling you local police are on their way to arrest you. It’s happening in Irving… but the calls are bogus.

CBS 11–04/11/2014

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Allegations Of Impropriety Inside Dallas IRS Office

The Dallas office of the Internal Revenue Service has come under federal scrutiny, but not because of anything to do with taxpayers’ money.

04/10/2014

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Dallas Council: Police Allowed Access To Bank Records

A controversial vote by the Dallas City Council decided to give police the power to search individuals’ bank accounts if they believe someone is involved in criminal activity.

04/09/2014

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Garland ISD Teacher Recruitment Investigation Underway

For the second time in a week a North Texas school claims to have been betrayed by valued employees. Tuesday two Garland administrators were accused of misusing visa and foreign teacher recruitment procedures.

CBS 11–04/08/2014

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Tornado Leaves Behind Significant Damage In Hopkins County

At least four tornadoes touched down Thursday night, and the number could increase as the National Weather Service continues to survey the damage from Denton to Hopkins County.

CBS 11–04/04/2014

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Worn Out Dallas Streets Could Cost $900 Mil To Fix

Dallas streets are like the weather…no matter what the condition everyone seems to complain. But the city council faces enormous challenges trying to keep them viable, and claims it really needs about $900 million to fix all its damaged streets.

04/02/2014

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North Texas Ready For Final Four, Homecoming For UK Player

The eyes of college basketball lovers will be on North Texas this weekend as the NCAA brings its Final Four Tournament to AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Preparations are underway across the region, including Dallas.

CBS 11–03/31/2014

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