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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Pre-ACM Interview With Lady Antebellum Singer Hillary Scott

Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott tells us in an exclusive interview she has a lot to be thankful for.

CBS 11–04/17/2015

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A Witness To 40 Years Of Country Music History

Country music in North Texas has flowed under the fingers of Charlie Ferguson for 40 years.

04/17/2015

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Mom Disturbed By Alleged Lewd Behavior Of Fort Worth Driver

A driver performing lewd acts while behind the wheel, a Fort Worth mother talks about the disturbing thing she saw while in the middle of traffic.

CBS 11–04/15/2015

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The T’s Effort To Expand Its Reach Has Begun

The T is kicking off a series of public workshops in the Alliance area to hear from people

04/14/2015

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Mom Makes Thousands Selling At Children Consignment Sales

Last fall, one mom made $4,000 during one weekend sale and used the money from her sales to straighten her son’s teeth.

04/08/2015

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Grand Prairie Man Served Jail Time For Too Tall Grass

A showdown over high grass and city codes prompted a Grand Prairie man to take himself to jail.

04/06/2015

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Pregnant Patron Recounts Narrow Escape After SUV Slams Into Building

A couple who were patrons at a Fort Worth convenience store recount the events after an SUV slammed into the store.

CBS 11–04/01/2015

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Newly Released Video Shows Fort Worth Officer Involved Shooting

New video released today shows the moments just before a Fort Worth officer shoots and kills a robbery suspect at The Gas Pipe on Camp Bowie Boulevard.

03/30/2015

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15 Years Since Downtown Fort Worth Tornado

There are few reminders of the tornado which roared through downtown Fort Worth fifteen years ago this week.

03/26/2015

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Fort Worth Starts First Ever Animal Foster Care Program

With animal shelters filling up, the City of Fort Worth is taking an unusual step to keep homeless pets alive. As part of a new program, one woman has become the city’s first animal foster care home.

CBS 11–03/25/2015

Photo of College Station store clerk Kevin Garcia. The 55-year-old was beaten, kidnapped, and driven more than 10 hours to North Texas. (credit: College Station Police Dept.)

55-Yr Old Beaten, Kidnapped Clerk From College Station Dies

The College Station store clerk who was beaten, thrown into the back of his pickup and driven more than 10 hours to Haslet has been taken off life support.

CBS 11–03/20/2015

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Grass Roots Effort By Pastors To Bring Neighbors Together

Fort Worth pastors of minority churches are forging a coalition of diverse groups to attack problems they see in the neighborhoods around their churches every day.

CBS 11–03/18/2015

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