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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Gymnastics Center Owners Oppose Plans For Brewery Next Door

Bedford wants economic rejuvenation in this area. That’s why it’s allowing the brewery to go into that corner spot.


Aubrey Officer Surprises Mom And Kids With Stunt In Park

An Aubrey mom caught a police officer on video doing something entirely unexpected after he told some kids hello on his car’s public address system.


Fort Worth Crews Working Overtime To Mow Fast-Growing Grass

Usually in the summer, Fort Worth crews mow parks every 21 days. But this isn’t a normal summer for the parks department or the grass.


Preparations Begin For Construction Of New Rangers Ballpark

The project affects 1,500 parking spaces southeast of Globe Life Park in Arlington.


Fort Worth Stray Team Reuniting Many More Pets With Their Owners

When Fort Worth Code Compliance looked at ways to better respond to the hundreds of animal calls it receives every day, it created the Stray Team.


$2 Billion Shortfall To Impact Thousands Of Fort Worth City Workers

It’s a projected $2 billion pension shortfall affecting thousands of city workers.


Summer Heat Safety Tips For Children

Temperatures and relative humidity have North Texas feeling like it’s 100 degrees.


Thousands Line Up For Chance To Work For Lockheed Martin

People stood in lines blocks long waiting to get inside and interview for a job with Lockheed Martin


Trump’s Stetson Came From Garland Plant

When the White House decided to tout products that are made entirely in the United States, it looked to a plant that has made iconic cowboy hats for nearly a century, and ships a million of them each year.


Criticism Aimed At Police Chief From Fired Officer, Police Association

The head of the Fort Worth Police Officers Association says morale has plummeted because of a series of “poor decisions” Chief Joel Fitzgerald has made.


Pet Owner Starts Petition To Protect Pet Pig In Euless

A Euless woman wants to keep her pet in the city limits even though pigs are not allowed within the City of Euless.


Flash Flooding Brings Floating Cars, Flooded Businesses To Fort Worth

Businesses at the intersection of Morton and Norwood Streets saw customers cars floating away after heavy rains pounded the area around W. 7th St. Sunday night.



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