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Groundbreaking Symbolizes Hope In West One Year Later

More than 100 West residents & community leaders gathered to break ground on a new 75,000 square foot nursing home.

04/04/2014

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Parents Of Killed Teen Forgive His Accused Murderers

His dream of joining the military will never be realized, but the parents of 17 year-old Ivan Mejia say their son was always a faithful soldier to God.

CBS 11–03/11/2014

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Family, Friends Say Goodbye To 16-Year-Old Northwest High Student

Family and friends packed First Baptist Church to say goodbye to ShyAnn Hooper.

02/14/2014

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Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Celebrate Supreme Court Decisions

An estimated 400 supporters of same-sex marriage gathered in celebration Wednesday night around the Legacy of Love monument in Oak Lawn.

06/27/2013

Residents of West, TX gather in prayer after deadly fertilizer plant explosion (Photo by Jack Fink, CBS 11 News)

Town Of West, Texas Comes Together in Prayer

Members of the First Baptist Church in West held Sunday services in a field about a mile down from their normal sanctuary.

04/21/2013

Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a press conference ahead of the memorial service for slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland on April 4, 2013. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Perry To Speak At McLelland Memorial

Gov. Rick Perry and law enforcement officers from as far away as Britain are expected to attend a public memorial for a slain Texas prosecutor and his wife.

04/04/2013

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Dallas Pastor Targeted In Atheist Billboard Campaign

A Dallas pastor is the target of a new billboard campaign by the American Atheists.

03/05/2013

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Vigil To Remember Parker County Double Murder Victims

Lighting candles, dozens of friends of 15 year old Mallory Evans came together to remember her. Her 17 year old brother is charged with murdering her mother and her, a crime he coldly confessed to a 911 operator.

CBS 11–10/05/2012

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney speaks with the media after visiting the Brewery Bar IV on June 20, 2011 in Aurora, Colorado. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Romney’s Religion Raises Concerns Among Texas Evangelicals

An outspoken Dallas pastor has publicly called the Mormon faith a cult. With Romney, a Mormon, on the verge of his party’s nomination, the pastor is not backing down.

01/17/2012

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Dallas Church Offers Website To Bolster Christmas

A North Texas church has taken its holiday religious message online with a website to report “naughty” businesses that halt the celebration of Christmas.

CBSDFW.COM–12/08/2010

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Dynamite Downs Four Downtown Dallas Buildings

It took just a few seconds and about 150 pounds of dynamite to bring down four downtown Dallas buildings Saturday morning.

CBS 11–10/30/2010

The First Baptist Church buildings highlighted in yellow are scheduled to be imploded on October 30, 2010 in downtown Dallas. (credit: First Baptist Church)

Crews Ready For Dallas Church Building Implosion

If you hear dynamite exploding in downtown Dallas on Saturday morning, do not be alarmed.

CBSDFW.COM–10/29/2010