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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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Old Homes In Arlington Heights Plagued By Flooding

It was a long, unexpected night for Carleton and Western Avenues and the homes built half a century ago on an old creek bed in Arlington Heights.

06/28/2016

Trevor Gage

Fort Worth Police Looking For Driver Who Killed Firefighter

A witness to the deadly hit-and-run shares her story.

06/27/2016

Sign language at TCC (Joel Thomas - CBS11)

Business Of Sign Language Interpretation Is Booming

The profession of sign language interpretation is now considered by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 20 growth careers in the country.

06/24/2016

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Serial Robbers Hit 13 Stores In Fort Worth

Fort Worth police are searching for three or four serial robbers they say are elusive, brazen and extremely dangerous.

06/22/2016

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Apartment Drowning Spurs Potentially Life-Saving Program

Twenty-five children are taking swim lessons for protection because of a hard-learned lesson one year ago.

06/21/2016

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Gun Owners Fear Restrictive Laws Will Eventually Limit Rights

Gun owners and gun vendors watched nervously as four separate hastily introduced gun control proposals went up before lawmakers in Congress Monday evening after last weeks deadly shooting in Orlando.

06/20/2016

Increased security at the Dallas Southern Pride festival. (CBS11)

Dallas Pride Festival Gains More Security, More Attendees

The celebration of Dallas Southern Pride Juneteenth festival carried two side effects of the Orlando mass murder. More security and more people.

06/18/2016

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MedStar Operating Under Emergency Weather Conditions

The heat is dangerous and first responders are taking it seriously.

06/17/2016

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Man Arrested For Making Terroristic Threats In Denton

Denton County deputies, police and security took an Iraqi man into custody at a Denton courts building after a loud outburst and two run-ins with people previously that had police issuing a warrant for his arrest.

06/15/2016

Hundreds gathered at an LGBT resource center for the victims of the Orlando shooting. (CBS11)

Hundreds Show Orlando Solidarity At Dallas Event

Hundreds of people crowded around a Dallas LGBT resource center Sunday night in a show of solidarity for the victims killed in the mass murder attack at an Orlando gay nightclub.

06/13/2016

Hundreds gathered at an LGBT resource center for the victims of the Orlando shooting. (CBS11)

Hundreds Attend Dallas Vigil For Orlando Shooting Victims

Hundreds gathered at an LGBT resource center in Oak Lawn to remember the Orlando shooting victims.

06/12/2016

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Crackdown On Truck Inspections Keeps Offenders Off Roads

Fort Worth Police Department’s Commercial Enforcement Unit is one of the law enforcement agencies in North America taking part in a massive crackdown on truck inspections.

06/09/2016

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