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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Body-Cam Video Released Of Denton Tasing Incident

Denton Police released body camera video to counter a cellphone video posted online showing an officer deploying his Taser on a black male.

07/23/2015

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Fort Worth Organizations Team Up To Raise Awareness About Drowning

A rash of drownings has The City of Fort Worth teaming with charities, the YMCA and Cook Children’s to stem the tide.

07/22/2015

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Teens Help Mineral Wells Storm Victims

A half dozen, storm damaged homes in Mineral Wells are finally seeing repairs two months after strong winds damaged their homes — and the relief is provided by 85 teenage volunteers.

07/21/2015

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North Texas Child Sex Sting Lands 16 In Jail

Records show men traveled from as far as Garland and Plano to Johnson County hoping to have sex with what they thought was a minor they met online.

07/20/2015

Surveillance picture of Daniel Gaskey taking down would-be robber.

Firefighter Turns Crime Fighter

A robber entering a Midlothian convenience store didn’t know the man he pushed aside was an off-duty firefighter with two secrets up his sleeve that could thwart a robbery.

07/15/2015

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$174M Development To Impact Fort Worth Stockyards

“Nice horsey,” the little girl said as she stroked the mane of a brown and tan horse standing along the road in The Fort Worth Stockyards.

07/14/2015

Kids have planned water breaks at YMCA Camp Carter.
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YMCA Camp Has Plan To Keep Campers Safe From Heat

There is a fixed schedule for filling water containers and getting the water to the campers.

07/13/2015

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Mom Arrested After Children Drowned Bonds Out Of Jail

A grieving mother of three drowned children is in an Irving jail tonight on a charge of injury to a child.

07/10/2015

Students To Rebuild Vandalized Finley Junior High Greenhouse

A greenhouse restored to teach science is now teaching the students about obstacles in life. Many students are planning on returning to restore the greenhouse one more time.

07/09/2015

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Second Teen Comes Forward About Groping At Pizzeria

A lawyer for the restaurant employee says his client is innocent of that allegation but they’re cooperating with police.

07/07/2015

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Facebook To Break Ground On Data Center In Fort Worth

Governor Greg Abbott’s office confirms that he will be in Fort Worth on Tuesday, July 7 to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Facebook Data Center.

07/06/2015

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Business Boom At Lake Arlington

The story of Jason Watts and his two boys is the story of a crowded Lake Arlington Friday.

07/03/2015

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