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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Mansfield High 1956 Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center)

Mansfield Acknowleding Painful Past

Sixty years ago today, black students attempting to integrate Mansfield High were turned away.

08/30/2016

Mansfield ISD )CBS11)

District Of Innovation = Flexibility For Schools & Opportunity For Students

Districts of Innovation. If you haven’t heard the new education buzz-words yet, chances are you will.

08/25/2016

Officer Terry Brookins with Willie Curtis King (CBS11)

Grace In Action: Community Refuses To Give Up On Blind, Homeless Vet

This time last year, Willie Curtis King, Jr. had no home. He was a card-carrying member of the angry, hard-to-help homeless, existing on the kindness of those at the MLK Community Center.

08/25/2016

Ben Milam Elementary School in Grand Prairie (Robbie Owens - CBS11)

STEM Focus For One North Texas School Starts In Parking Lot

Amid a nationwide push to get more students interested in STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math—a North Texas school district is doing more than tweaking the curriculum.

08/18/2016

Dallas Horseshoe Project (Robbie Owens - CBS11)

Drivers Taking Notice Of Horseshoe Project Improvements

Heads up, commuters! The dreaded remake of the Downtown Dallas traffic mess once called the ‘mixmaster’ is on the downside.

08/17/2016

HEB-Grocery

HEB Brand Stores Not Included In Company’s North Texas Expansion

News that San Antonio-based HEB had purchased a half dozen existing grocery stores in North Texas had fans buzzing.

08/16/2016

Glendale Park in Oak Cliff (Robbie Owens - CBS11)

Dallas Drive By Injures Child, Rattles Neighborhood

Police confirmed a 9-year-old was riding in a vehicle that was sprayed with bullets and taken to Dallas Children’s Medical Center in good condition.

08/15/2016

DISD going door to door ti fill Pre-K seats. (Robbie Owens - CBS11)

DISD Goes Door To Door To Fill Empty Pre-K Seats

With little more than a week remaining before the new school year begins, DISD staffers are taking to the pavement in an all-out push to fill empty seats in the district’s Pre-K and three-year-old early childhood program.

08/12/2016

murder suspect sketch

Man Posing As Lyft Driver Wanted For Murder

As detectives released surveillance video Wednesday of the suspect’s vehicle– as well as a sketch– the victim’s family is pleading for someone who recognizes him to come forward.

08/10/2016

DISD school classroom 2

DISD Touting Academic Gains At Troubled Campuses

According to DISD, six of seven campuses labeled ‘Improvement Required’ are expected to come off the low performing list.

08/09/2016

south-dallas

South Dallas: Looking Past Poverty To See Progress

Young, educated and flush with options, college professor Baranda Fermin could have bought a home anywhere but she chose South Dallas.

08/05/2016

(credit: Jason Hays/State Fair Of Texas)

Fair Park Closer To Public-Private Partnership

Next the Dallas City Council takes up the matter in September.

08/04/2016

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