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.
Bakery owners and sisters Sonjii Jones and Anyatta Nicole Ward have a few things in common on their resumes. They both graduated from Trimble Tech, they both own and work at Sinsational Cakes in NRH and they just won “Cupcake Wars.”
Fort Worth’s unveiling of Sundance Plaza followed a frenzied, around the clock construction effort to finish on deadline.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price’s husband made a 911 call from a bike trail more than a year ago. Her dented bike and cracked helmet were evidence of how hard she fell, but it was what couldn’t be seen that is still bothering the mayor to this day.
Halloween is traditionally the time of year people like telling ghost stories and getting a good scare. But some people have new ghost stories and new scares every day.
The Fort Worth Fire Department is hoping Homeland Security in Washington D.C. will throw them a financial lifeline by way of grant money — but that lifeline would come with serious strings attached.
After a year of legal wrangling, hundreds of code violation citations and tens of thousand of dollars in fines issued, the City of Arlington is preparing to demolish an apartment complex it says is dangerous to anyone living in or around it.
Kip Gandy left DFW Airport Tuesday night on his way to a reunion of retired U.S. Marines who served in Beirut, Lebanon 30-years ago. He remembered the days leading up to the most bloody, single-day loss of life for the Marine Corps since Iwo Jima in World War II.
Arlington firefighter Paul Jackson is raising money to help pay the medical bills for the woman who raised him. She is suffering from breast and bone cancer.
A pesky problem is spreading into more Texas lakes. Invasive zebra mussels first showed up in 2009 at Lake Texoma. Now, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department confirm they have spread to Belton Lake.
The band members shared more than just a uniform. They shared a moment in time just before an assassin would change history. And until now, they were the only ones who knew that moment was preserved in a photograph.
Lake Arlington has all the normal warning signs for boaters on the water like buoys. But conditions are far from normal on the lake.
The City of Forth Worth is holding a public meeting at city hall Tuesday night to get input about privatizing its water department.