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Joel Thomas

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Joel is an Emmy Award winning journalist with more than 15 years of television experience. He earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in political science. He enjoyed writing at an early age, and by junior high school decided to steer his future toward journalism. Joel wrote and shot photos for his hometown newspaper while in high school and focused his energy on broadcasting during his college years.

Over the years, Joel has worked in Bryan/College Station, Austin, New Orleans and Atlanta. During that time he’s covered a wide range of events, including the Branch Davidian stand-off, the Oklahoma City bombing, and President Clinton’s impeachment. His work has received numerous awards including more than a dozen from the Associated Press, a Texas Headliner’s Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Emmy Award.

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Father Cleared Of Making Terroristic Threat: “I’m Not A Monster”

The man accused of making terroristic threats at his son’s school has been found not guilty by a jury. Staff members at Celina Elementary said an unarmed Ronald Miller role-played a shooter in the school’s office.

CBS 11–04/16/2014

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North Texans Stay Up Late In Awe Of Blood Moon Vision

Dozens of people gathered at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas early Tuesday morning to see the first of a series of eclipses so rare it usually happens only once every several hundred years.

CBS 11–04/15/2014

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Mother, Daughter Among Five Arrested For Arson In Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Fire Department Arson and Bomb Squad said five people, ages 17 to 39, have been arrested for a series of car fires set in the Ryan Place neighborhood over the weekend.

CBS 11–04/11/2014

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Sundance Square Transformed From NCAA To Main St. Arts Fest

Sundance Square workers are breathing a sigh of relief after a massive, two-day makeover of Sundance Plaza. The deadline was set for the morning of Thursday, April 10 – opening day for Fort Worth’s Main Street Arts Festival.

CBS 11–04/10/2014

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Bikers Escort Medal Of Honor Recipients Through North Texas

Bikers escorted nearly two dozen medal of honor recipients from D/FW Airport to Gainesville for a weekend of ceremonies in their honor.

04/09/2014

A general view of signage for the NCAA Men's Final Four at AT&T Stadium on March 31, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

North Texas Showing Signs That Final Four Is Finally Here

From Dallas to Arlington to Fort Worth, there are signs that the upcoming Final Four NCAA games are near.

04/02/2014

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Police To Repeat Offenders: Let Us Help

Police know Chuck. They’ve visited on disturbance calls. He’s what police refer to as a repeat victim. Thursday, Chuck received a welcome visit from two specially trained officers and a counselor.

CBS 11–03/31/2014

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Fort Worth Church Locks Out Prime Prep Students

A church, claiming it’s owed tens of thousands of dollars by Prime Prep Academy in Fort Worth for rent and construction work, locked its door to students today.

03/28/2014

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Globe Life Ballpark Offers Bacon-On-A Stick

While the Texas Rangers front office spent the off-season making moves on the field, workers spent the time making additions to Globe Life Park

03/26/2014

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8-Year-Old Pays It Forward To Soldiers

Myles Eckert, 8, began ‘paying it forward’ at an Ohio Cracker Barrel restaurant after he found $20 in the parking lot.

03/25/2014

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Conservation Working, But Water Department Rates Still Rising

Conservation efforts are paying off and water usage is down in Fort Worth. But as people use less water, the city is considering raising rates to cover water department operating costs.

CBS 11–03/24/2014

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GM Dealers Offer Incentives To Recall Customers

GM dealers have learned they’ll be dealing with recall issues for weeks to come.

03/19/2014

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