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).
Imagine 5,598 children standing all in one place; now imagine each and every one is a victim of child abuse in Tarrant County alone. That’s the point a display at TCU wants to drive home. With 5,598 pinwheels, one for each child abused in Tarrant county in 2012.
The family of slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McClelland said Saturday they were “furious” with the way the investigation into the murder has been handled, and they called those responsible for the shootings “idiots.”
Opening day at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, and some new rules at club-controlled parking lots were going to crack down on drivers–especially tailgaters—that didn’t have game tickets.
A capital murder suspect and a convicted drug offender who escaped from an East Texas jail were captured Thursday, two days after they slipped past a fence only to be found in a neighboring county to the north.
Dallas County Sheriff’s Department has thrown a ring of security around top county officials, especially District Attorney Craig Watkins, who feels his office is especially vulnerable. “What we’ve seen basically is a chilling effect on our ability to do our jobs,” he told reporters outside the Dallas County Commissioners Court Tuesday.
A grim anniversary is looming; next week will be the one year since a tornado ripped through North Texas and hit Lancaster especially hard.
The Irving ISD was closed on Friday, but one campus was still buzzing with emergency officials, staff members and student volunteers as an active shooter drill was conducted.
16-year-old Aron Jones came home early Thursday morning and police were talking to him most of the day.
A specially-called Irving City Council meeting Wednesday night is expected to determine the immediate future of City Manager Tommy Gonzalez.
A DART committee is urging the full DART board to expand its pay parking lots. DART is into the first year of a pilot program to ease congestion at its most-used lots…now a committee thinks it’s successful enough that DART should expand it further.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is getting ready for an event he hopes will raise awareness and save lives.
Grapevine Police are investigating claims of possible inappropriate contact between a music teacher and a student.
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