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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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Dallas Funeral Home Sends Flowers To Neighboring Seniors

A Dallas funeral home sent a nearby seniors’ home some flowers on Friday. But it wasn’t any kind of marketing ploy, it was a Valentine’s Day celebration for its new neighbor.

02/14/2014

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Dallas Serving Up Cash For South Dallas, BBQ Restaurant Expansion

Two Podners Barbeque and Seafood has found success at its South Dallas location and now the City of Dallas is helping the owners to grow that success.

CBS 11–02/13/2014

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Constable Gains Attention For Rap Video

The Dallas County Precinct 5 Constable is raising some eyebrows over a recent film appearance.

02/12/2014

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Mansfield Teen Participates In Dallas ComiCon/Sci-Fi Expo

Big doings this weekend at the Dallas ComiCon/Sci-Fi Expo being held at the Irving Convention Center.

02/07/2014

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Council Votes To Give New City Manager $400K Salary

The new Dallas City Manager is receiving a pay hike, compared to his predecessors. City council members approved a contract for A.C. Gonzalez that includes a base salary of $400,000 a year.

CBS 11–02/05/2014

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Irving City Manager Candidate Drops Out

Irving’s search for a new city manager may take a lot longer than expected.

CBS 11–02/04/2014

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Southwest Airlines To Add Routes To NY, 14 Other Cities

With the restrictive Wright Amendment expiring this fall, Southwest Airlines plans to start nonstop flights between Dallas and New York and 14 other cities.

02/03/2014

Phillip Tucker was shot to death in this Waxahachie pawn shop he owned in August of 2009. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Family Feels New Pain From Cold Case Murder Arrest

Phillip Tucker was shot to death in his Waxahachie pawn shop in August of 2009. Now a nearby neighbor is charged with his murder.

CBS 11–01/24/2014

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Brave North Texas 8-Year-Old Loses Battle With Cancer

An eight-year-old boy, whose lifelong struggle against a crippling illness, is being remembered as a child who never gave up. Landon Knight died Sunday after months of battling cancer.

CBS 11–01/23/2014

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City Council Approves $3.2 Million For Trinity River Cleanup

How much is scenic beauty worth? Can a price be put on it? The Dallas City Council has put a price of $3.2 million on the cleanup of one of its scenic gems — the Trinity River.

CBS 11–01/22/2014

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Dallas City Council Members Expect “Changes” From Gonzalez

There was a nationwide search, but in the end Dallas City council members went with what they knew best and tapped interim city manager A.C. Gonzalez for the job full-time.

01/21/2014

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Surveillance Video May Reveal Why Building Collapsed

Irving fire officials are scouring through surveillance video trying to see if there’s anything that can tell them what could have caused the collapse of a landscaping shed at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort and Club.

CBS 11–01/20/2014

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