Joel Thomas 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.
The trial started Wednesday morning at a juvenile court in Fort Worth for a teenager accused of driving drunk and killing four people.
The signs of the deadly Granbury tornado that killed six people still litter the rolling hills on the outskirts of the city.
Food banks have seen a surge in demand recently since there were recent cuts in food stamp programs, but nothing like the 2200 or more people who showed up on Monday and Tuesday.
There is no ice on the roads and no snow on the ground. So, why are hundreds of students in the Arlington ISD missing class on Monday? Their schools are without power.
Most people associate live TV and President John F. Kennedy with the moments after his assassination. But Channel 11 carried President Kennedy’s last speech live from Fort Worth, hours before he was killed.
The head of the Fort Worth’s Arts Council is in Washington D.C. to share a survival story. The arts community in Fort Worth managed to avoid deep budget cuts by creating harmony with a cash-strapped city government.
Goodwill held a special program Thursday to say thank you to some forgotten veterans. They are men and women who came home carrying emotional scars from service and found themselves homeless.
If you closed your eyes and imagined a social gathering for senior citizens the one at Handley-Meadowbrook Community Center would probably come to mind. Now lack of funding is threatening a program that does a lot more than just run bingo games.
As the years pass there are fewer and fewer World War II veterans left to tell their stories. But some dedicated collectors are using weapons of war as a window into the past, to keep the veterans’ memories alive.
In a corner of Arlington City Hall, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) grad students have designs on improving the city — and their careers.
Arlington voters said they’re ready for liquor stores in Tuesday’s election. But, they also said they expect the city to control where those new liquor stores go and what restrictions those stores will face.
Look down some Arlington streets and you’ll see car dealer, after car dealer. Some have old, hand painted signs, others are in old car dealership buildings. A new ordinance would prohibit business locations and enforce new building requirements.