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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proposed MGM Arlington

Reported Negotiations For High-Profile Hotel In Arlington

Could be a major hotel be coming to the sports district in Arlington? Right now, that’s the word coming from City Hall.

CBS 11–03/20/2015

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Community & Police Search For Missing Mother & Baby

A mother and her son disappear — and now a note to family suggests they may be in imminent danger. Heidi Martinez-Trejo, 28, and her one-year-old son Carlos Gomez were last seen Saturday afternoon.

CBS 11–03/18/2015

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Father Arrested After Girl Saved From Hot Car

Authorities in Mesquite were forced to break open the window of a car on Tuesday afternoon when a child was found locked inside. The child’s father has been arrested.

03/17/2015

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Trial Begins For Suspect In Arlington Hit-&-Run

A man who allegedly tried to leave the country after a hit-and-run crash goes on trial Tuesday in Fort Worth. Omar Mohammed is accused of hitting a 73-year-old pedestrian and then fleeing from the scene.

03/17/2015

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Body Of Missing Man Found In Trunk At Impound Lot

A bizarre odyssey of a missing man ends with his body found in the trunk of his car — that had been towed days earlier.

CBS 11–03/16/2015

Football fans gather around a large Super Bowl XLV display on January 30, 2011 in downtown Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jury Deliberating In Super Bowl Seats Trial

The final word over the Super Bowl seat mishap four years ago is now in the hands of a federal court jury.

03/11/2015

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Jerry Jones Testifies In Super Bowl Seat Trial In Dallas

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been called to testify in federal civil trial about mishap over Super Bowl 45 seats.

03/10/2015

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Brick Wall Falls At East Dallas Apartment Complex

The brick facing of an outside wall suddenly collapsed at an East Dallas apartment complex Monday morning, taking hundreds of bricks with it.

03/09/2015

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Family: Benbrook Man Was The Victim Of Deadly Slip & Fall Accident

On Friday it was revealed Thursday’s victim of a deadly, bizarre slip-and-fall accident in Fort Worth was Ricky Joe Katcher, of Benbrook.

CBS 11–03/06/2015

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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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