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Joel Thomas

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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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Establishing A Final Four ‘Clean Zone’ In Sundance Square

In the coming days, Sundance Square will transform into the national hub for Final Four basketball coverage. But the Fort Worth City Council is working to make sure the square doesn’t change too much

CBS 11–03/18/2014

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Rain Washes Away Construction Progress Of Flooding Project

It is a project intended to alleviate flooding on a notoriously flood prone Fort Worth road. Ironically, weekend rains and construction caused a portion of Trinity Boulevard behind Bell Helicopter to collapse.

CBS 11–03/17/2014

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Man Shot While Driving Baffled As To Why

A Fort Worth man is wondering why someone targeted his car, apparently shooting at him as he drove his car at the intersection of Beach Street near Long Street early Friday morning.

03/14/2014

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Online Treasure Hunters Find Lost College Ring

Since 1967, the only time George Singleton took of his class ring from the University of Arkansas was on the golf course. He would carefully tuck it in his golf bag while on the links.

03/14/2014

FW zoo

Visitors Prepared For Zoo Mayhem Get Spring Break Surprise

It’s become a traditional Spring Break sight — throngs of people and lines of traffic at the Fort Worth Zoo. This year the visitors, who had prepared for the mayhem, received some surprises.

CBS 11–03/12/2014

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Residents: Stop Building Walmarts In Our Neighborhood

Far North Fort Worth residents say they’re about to have two Wal-Marts too many if plans continue to build two new stores within miles of an existing Superstore.

03/11/2014

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North Texas Police Department Posting Traffic Enforcement Locations

The Keller Police Department started Tweeting and using Facebook to get out some unlikely information. The department is actually posting the daily location of its traffic officers on social media.

CBS 11–03/10/2014

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Busted Pipe Damages Battered Women’s Emergency Shelter

Tucked away on the edge of a Fort Worth neighborhood is a large building with security discreetly installed all around it.

03/06/2014

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Experts: Political Personal Attack Ads Work

They’re the types of personal political battles that take over our airwaves.

03/05/2014

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Two American Airlines Jets Involved In Separate Incidents At DFW

American Airlines had two aircraft wind up in places they shouldn’t have been at DFW Airport Monday morning.

03/03/2014

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TCU Student Takes Digital Detox Challenge

No smartphone, no iPad, no TV, no problem! A TCU student is digitally detoxing for the next seven days.

CBS 11–02/28/2014

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96-Year-Old Restaurant Worker Keeps Customers Smiling

Eloise Ketchum works at a Fort Worth’s Braum’s store and has been for the past 17 years.

CBS 11–02/26/2014

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