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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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Drivers Reap Benefits Of “Gas Station War”

An intersection in Denton County at I-35E and Swisher Road has four gasoline stations selling gas for $3.29.

07/24/2014

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Firefighter Accused Of Sexual Assault

A Parker County firefighter has been charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.

07/23/2014

A North Texas man was arrested, owing about $56,000 in tolls

Toll Road Scofflaw Arrested For Outstanding Bill

Police say 41-year-old Robert Walter Dupree of Plano was arrested Thursday in The Colony for failure to use a proper signal.

07/22/2014

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Plano Man Breaks Into Hot Van To Rescue Dog

It’s not often police stand by as someone breaks into a vehicle. But in a case in Plano Sunday, it was to save a life.

07/21/2014

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Supporters & Opponents At North Texas Immigration Demonstrations

Protesters in North Texas and across America were on a mission Friday to keep attention focused on the border crisis. There were demonstrations across the country, but the largest one in North Texas was in Dallas.

CBS 11–07/18/2014

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Storms Test Cone Zones For Flooding

The storms that moved through the Dallas area today tested preparations to keep highway construction zones from flooding.

07/17/2014

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Voters To Determine Fate Of Fracking Ban

The Denton City Council has decided voters will determine the fate of a controversial ban on hydraulic fracturing in the city.

07/16/2014

A woman walks, in sweltering heat, past sprinklers. (credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Water Restrictions Likely Coming To Irving Residents

New water restriction rules may soon be in place for Irving residents.

CBS 11–07/14/2014

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Firefighter Helps 1-Year-Old Chihuahua Cheat Death – Again!

A one-year-old Chihuahua named Pony has faced tragedy twice in her short life. In 2013 she survived the awful fertilizer explosion in West, and Yvette Childers adopted her as a refugee pet. But last week, death came calling again.

CBS 11–07/11/2014

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Surveillance Video Shows Man Saving Burned Police Officer

New video reveals the drama of a bizarre arrest in Cedar Hill where an attempted burglary suspect wound up on fire, along with the officer trying to apprehend him.

07/10/2014

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Support Mixed For Immigration Plan At Meeting Of Dallas County Commissioners

Governor Rick Perry and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings were asked to attend a meeting with the President and local faith leaders when Obama is in Dallas Wednesday for a fund-raiser.

07/08/2014

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Patriotic Partiers Celebrate Texas-Style Across Counties

From Fort Worth to Dallas and Frisco, large crowds enjoyed all the Fourth of July festivities popping up around town.

07/04/2014

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