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Robbie Owens

Robbie Owens

Robbie grew up in northeast Texas, in a tiny town where her family’s history spans six generations.

After working in the business world for several years, Robbie received a Masters of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School. She completed her graduate work with a 4.0 GPA, earning her the school’s highest honor – the Harrington Award.

After graduate school, Robbie moved back to Texas where she began her career at KWTX-TV in Waco. Robbie later worked in Austin as an Education Reporter at KVUE-TV.

After a brief stop in Kansas, she returned to Dallas where she worked briefly at a local station before roaming the state with the News of Texas.

In her spare time, Robbie enjoys refinishing antique furniture and spending family time with her husband and daughter.

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Student Uses Entrepreneurial Vision To Finance College

News about skyrocketing college tuition costs and the resulting student loan burden seems ever-present. But, one young North Texan found a unique way to finance his education — without debt!

CBSDFW.COM–06/13/2014

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Children’s Summer Camps Encourage Healthy Lifetyle

The ‘CHAMPS’ stands for choosing healthy activities, meals and positive self -esteem. Beginning Monday, five free, week long camps are scheduled at various locations throughout the city.

06/11/2014

Pedro Leon Martinez (L) receives help from volunteer Maria Peralta in filing up his application for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Local Organizations Help Young Immigrants Seeking The American Dream

Brought to the U.S. as a toddler, Jessica Barron learned early that her life would be severely limited by her immigration status. But for Barron, and others like her, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is like pouring rain on the seeds of withered dreams.

CBS 11–06/10/2014

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Uptown Real Estate Prices Going Up Faster Than Buildings

In Dallas’ trendy Uptown area, new construction can’t go up fast enough—whether at high end apartments, or pricey condominiums.

06/06/2014

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Clock Is Ticking To Fight County Property Appraisals

The clock is ticking to combat property appraisal sticker shock this year. Homeowners must file a ‘Notice of Protest’ by midnight.

CBS 11–06/02/2014

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Families Return To Their Homes After Athens Fertilizer Fire

Many of the families in Athens who were displaced after Thursday’s fertilizer fire have returned to their homes. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

CBS 11–05/30/2014

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$847-M Project To Improve 183 Airport Freeway

Long awaited roadwork is slated to begin later this year on the 183 Airport Freeway.

05/29/2014

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More Corporations Taking Action As Open Carry Debate Rages

Orchestrated, videotaped, and primed to be provocative — open carry demonstrations in restaurants have become increasingly common. Critics say customers’ growing discomfort with the armed patrons have forced corporations to take action.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

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Texas Families Looking To Downsize In Hot Real Estate Market

Looking to downsize, the Sunderlands put their Southlake home on the market expecting to have time to find a smaller place. But, just hours into the open house, the plan changed… quickly. A realtor says the trend is helping fuel “the new bubble.”

CBS 11–05/27/2014

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Allen Taxpayers On $60 Million Stadium: “We Didn’t Get What We Paid For”

In a community where football is king, a crumbling palace is no small matter—especially one that cost taxpayers $60 million dollars.

CBS 11–05/20/2014

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Texas Superintendent Slams Standardized Tests

A Texas school superintendent is speaking out about standardized tests and saying what he believes a lot of parents feel.

CBS 11–05/19/2014

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More Love Letters Strewn By Texas Tornado Found

It all started last year, with a love letter—salvaged from the storm: our peek into the lifelong romance of Robert and Glenda Whitehead.

05/15/2014

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