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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Texas’ New One-Sticker Inspection/Registration In Effect

Texas’ new one-sticker law for both vehicle inspections and registrations got its first full business day on Monday… with mixed results in the eyes of some drivers.

CBS 11–03/02/2015

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It’s Not Too Early To Head Off Migratory Birds

It may be February, but it’s not too early for North Texans to prepare of the annual invasion of migratory birds — and the problems some of them can bring.

CBS 11–02/26/2015

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School District Changes Its Mind, Cancels Classes For Some Students

Snowfall at the worst possible time prompted Midlothian school officials to call off classes for half its students — but only half of them.

CBS 11–02/25/2015

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Irving Considers Tighter Public Smoking Restrictions Tonight

A tough, new smoking ban in Irving is up for debate at Thursday night’s council meeting.

02/19/2015

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Hurst Man Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Possession

The Hurst man who allegedly sent a 17-year-old to pose as an elementary school student to lure children to him, pleaded guilty to child pornography possession.

CBS 11–02/18/2015

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Accused Fort Worth Bank Robber, Kidnapper Speaks From Jail

The man accused of robbing a downtown bank in the middle of the day and later kidnapping his ex-girlfriend says he wasn’t in his right mind.

02/17/2015

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Ex-Girlfriend Leads Police To Robbery Suspect

A Fort Worth woman shared a terrifying story of being caught up against her will in a manhunt for a bank robbery suspect… who was her former boyfriend.

02/16/2015

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Gainesville Man Goes To Jail For Feeding Stray Cats

Gainesville man chooses jail over paying fines he considers unjust.

02/13/2015

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North Texas School District Hacked By Students Inside School, Say Police

What Lake Dallas ISD first thought was an in-school prank to get homework help, has mushroomed into a second investigation into a felony identity theft probe of lunch money stolen electronically.

02/11/2015

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Mansfield Teen Fired For Twitter Comment About New Job

Some people tweet about the things that they see, eat and experience. But a North Texas teenager was fired over what she posted on Twitter, before she even started the job.

CBS 11–02/10/2015

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Company Wants To Bring Disney ‘Dream’ Park To Life In Fort Worth

Try to imagine a 5,000 acre development about the size of Texas A&M University somewhere in Fort Worth or Tarrant County; and its centerpiece is a big, man-made mountain with a snow ski run inside.

CBS 11–02/09/2015

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Large Theme Park Planned For Fort Worth

A company based in North Texas unveiled plans Monday for a huge theme park in Fort Worth, one that could be a huge draw for the area.

02/09/2015

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