Joel Thomas

Joel Thomas

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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City Cuts Ties With Kayak Company After Alleged Racist Remarks

A company contracted by Fort Worth to rent kayaks at The Nature Center and Refuge is in hot water with the city tonight for a Facebook rant many view as racist.


Arlington Police Seize 1,000 Ecstasy Tabs Shaped Like Flintstones Vitamins

It’s a drug most parents probably don’t worry about with their kids. But Arlington police said today’s big ecstasy bust should make you rethink how pervasive the drug is.


Homeowners Furious Over ‘Stealth Dorm’ Near TCU

Zoning for two of the streets closest to TCU still allow buildings for more than one family.


Fort Worth Looking To Fill Jobs, High-Rise

There will be open spaces in four of XTO’s five downtown office buildings and in a building in the Stockyards.


Arlington Businesses Concerned About Possible GM Site

The site of what was once an Arlington landmark may soon be a sprawling expansion of General Motors.


North Texas FD Carrying Lifesaving Meds To Battle Sepsis

The North Richland Hills Fire Department is the first in the country to carry lifesaving antibiotics to combat the condition.


In-Person Consult No Longer Necessary For Online Doctor “Visit”

Any person in Texas can consult with a doctor online without stepping into a doctor’s office even once.


Future Of Dallas Holiday Parade In Doubt After Children’s Health Steps Away

A spokesperson said the tipping point for Children’s Health backing away was having weather cancel two parades in the last few years — the first cancellations in its 30-year history.


All But One Lake Grapevine Park Reopened After 2015 Floods

While some disappointed Meadowmere Park visitors were turned away, elsewhere around the lake, freshly rebuilt parks were packed with people.


Demoted FWPD Officer Says He Did Not Leak Video

Vance Keyes was demoted from deputy chief to captain and suspended for three days.


Thieves Saddle Up With Equipment From Equine Therapy Non-Profit

An all volunteer program designed to educate and provide therapy for students is trying to get back in the saddle tonight.


Mansfield Leaders Bracing For Economy Boom

Mansfield has quietly built an economic engine that now appears to be racing forward with huge growth ahead.



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