CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
Two Great Apps: CBS DFW Weather App: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Oct | Download
                                   CBS Local App: The Latest From CBS DFW On Your Device | iOS & Android | Download
                                   -Including Breaking News Notifications, Audio and Video from CBS DFW

first responders

Heart of Dallas Bowl trophy (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Heart Of Dallas Bowl To Honor First Responders

The college football bowl game based in Dallas is adding honors for the area’s first responders.

09/11/2014

(credit: CBS 11 News)

Fallen Firefighter’s Son Receives Star Of Texas Award

The ceremonies people most closely link with fallen heroes are somber and heart wrenching.

09/03/2014

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Local Man Builds His Own Memorial For West First-Responders

There is a permanent memorial to the first responders who died in West, Texas, but it’s not actually in West. The monumental tribute was built by just one man, who didn’t have a lot of money to spend and received no help.

CBSDFW.COM–04/17/2014

Photo of the lights on a school bus. (credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Four Largest Collin County School Districts Closed Monday Due To Icy Roads

Drivers struggled to get up Hebron Parkway near Marsh Ridge Road in Carrollton in Denton County Sunday night.

03/02/2014

MedStar in ice 1

Ice Storm Plan Paid Off For Fort Worth Medical Emergencies

A combination of planning and improvisation left Fort Worth emergency crews with a template for better responding to icy weather that other cities may follow.

CBS 11–12/12/2013

MedStar in ice 1

First Responders Handling Hundreds Of Winter Weather Emergencies

Winter weather across North Texas has resulted in thousands of crisis situations. But how do emergency responders respond when travel conditions are dangerous?

CBSDFW.COM–12/06/2013

A woman speaks on a mobile phone. (credit: Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)

Most Texas Wireless 911 Calls Lack Location Information

An advocacy group says two-thirds of all wireless 911 calls in Texas don’t provide enough location information for the caller, violating federal requirements.

11/07/2013

Texas Flag High Winds

Governor Honors First Responders With Star Of Texas Awards

Texas’ everyday heroes were recognized and remembered today in Austin as Gov. Rick Perry called Texas police officers, firefighters and first-responders the “best the state has to offer” as he presented the ‘Star of Texas’ awards.

09/12/2013

Firefighter Matlock Jennings, firefighter William Wright, Nascar driver Kevin Harvick, firefighter Luke LaCroix, firefighter Diane Swaner, police officer Chad Davis, and Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage pose for a group photo during a 9/11 Tribute event  at Texas Motor Speedway on September 11, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

Kevin Harvick Participates In TMS 9/11 Event

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick joined first-responders from Texas and Oklahoma for a Sept. 11 tribute to those who served the region and those who died.

09/11/2013

Granbury police Officer Chad Davis was shot in the arm during a shootout Friday morning. (credit: Granbury Police)

Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR Honors First Responders For 9/11

At Texas Motor Speedway the wind blew softly and on this warm September day everything came to a halt.

CBS 11–09/11/2013

West Middle School (credit: CBS 11)

Students In West Looking Forward To Fresh Start

West ISD has spent the past weeks scrambling to provide classroom space to replace the three schools damaged in April’s chemical plant explosion. And now, a sprawling maze of tan portable buildings surrounds the damaged frame of the old intermediate school.

08/26/2013

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

West Fertilizer Plant Tragedy Prompts Gift From Michigan Fire Department

A Texas tragedy prompted a gift of caring all the way from Michigan to the Abbot Fire Department, which rushed to assist those affected by the blast in West last April.

CBS 11–08/24/2013

more