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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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RNC Site Selection Committee Leaves DFW

Dallas city leaders have already started grading themselves on Friday after the Republican National Convention site selection committee visited North Texas.

06/13/2014

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Brazilian Expats Come Together For World Cup Excitement

The world’s premier soccer event, held every four years, the FIFA World Cup is underway in Brazil. Brazilian natives now living in North Texas flocked to a Brazilian-themed restaurant in Richardson — the Blue Charcoal — to watch the event with fellow ex-pats.

CBS 11–06/12/2014

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Dallas Changes Bike Helmet Law

The city of Dallas elected to change the current bike helmet law, which will now apply only to those 17 and younger.

06/11/2014

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Home Daycare Closed Amid Child Abuse Allegations

Accused child molester Charlotte Semrau bonded out of the Collin County Jail after posting a $100,000 bond.

06/10/2014

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New Bill Would Limit Student Loan Payments

The average amount students from Texas owe is $24,000. But it’s small compared to some states.

06/09/2014

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Experts Urge Water Conservation Despite New Pipeline

The new $310 million Lake Texoma pipeline is finally online. When fully operational it will provide 28 percent of the water in the North Texas Municipal Water District.

06/06/2014

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Man Finds Wife, 2 Other Relatives Shot To Death

Fort Worth Homicide Investigators are trying to determine how three people died in a single household.

06/03/2014

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Love Field Airport Parking Rates Going Up

Get ready to pay more for parking if you use any of the garages at Dallas Love Field.

06/02/2014

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Owners Of Stroker’s Dallas Devise New Look For Big State Drug

People in Irving cried when the Big State Drug Store closed. The landmark had graced Downtown Irving since 1948. But it will soon open its doors again — without the pharmacy but saving the soda shoppe and grill.

05/30/2014

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Tea Party Candidates Fare Well In Texas Elections

While Tea Party candidates have not fared well against traditional Republicans in some states, they have apparently gained a foothold in Texas.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

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Some City Leaders Want To Stop Treating Water With Fluoride

The debate on fluoride in the Dallas public water system was heard again at city hall Tuesday.

05/27/2014

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Thousands Attend Memorial Day Ceremony At DFW Nat’l Cemetery

The DFW National Cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of North Texas heroes, and the site where thousands of people paid respects to them on this Memorial Day.

CBS 11–05/26/2014

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