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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Destruction Revealed After Flash Flooding

At the intersection of Elaine Place and Hardy Street in North Fort Worth, ¬†carpets were draped over chain link fences, piles of children’s toys and mattresses were on the curbside ready for trash pick up.


Arlington Fire Received 550 Fireworks Calls

Emergency calls, including several major car crash is the Fourth of July night take priority, meaning some fireworks calls have to be a delayed response.


Concern Over Stings As Supply Of Allergy Shots Drop

The company that draws venom from the insects to make the allergy shots closed it’s plant due to contamination problems.


Billy Bob’s Texas Lawsuit Pits Father Against Son Over Ownership

A family power struggle has lead to court and could decide the fate of an iconic Fort Worth nightclub.


Public May Soon Have Access To 300-Year-Old Forest

It’s a forest recognized nationally for its unique beauty and pristine condition. But due to storm damage to access trails, few public visitors have seen it in years.


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.




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