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As the anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination looms, the City of Irving is making a museum out of the home where Marina and Lee Harvey Oswald spent their final night together. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Oswald Home In Irving To Open As Museum

Fifty years after JFK’s assassination, Irving is opening a house it hopes will tell a part of the story many people don’t know; where Marina and Lee Harvey Oswald spent their last night together.

10/18/2013

(credit: Embrey Human Rights Program/SMU)

Holocaust Survivor Shares His Story With SMU Students

Seventy years since his escape from a Nazi death camp, Holocaust survivor Philip Bialowtiz, 83, shared his story with Southern Methodist University students Thursday night.

10/17/2013

(credit: Fort Worth County Jail)

Ex-Con Feels Disrespected, Allegedly Kills Friend

A 49-year-old ex-con who was involved in multiple shootings in his life was sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting a friend outside a Fort Worth apartment complex last year.

10/04/2013

President John F. Kennedy as he traveled from Fort Worth to Dallas on that fateful November day in 1963. (credit: Kyle Morse/1963 Poly Tech Journalism Student)

Former Poly High Students Share Unique JFK History

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.

09/25/2013

(credit: CBS 11 NEWS)

Fire Destroys One Of Fort Worth’s Oldest Homes

One of Fort Worth’s oldest homes is damaged beyond repair. A fire ripped through the Dillow House in Fort Worth. The blaze was so intense firefighters didn’t even go inside.

CBS 11–09/23/2013

Guns, Constitution

Gun Rights Advocates Want History Book Removed From Texas School

The 734-page book in question, U.S. History: Preparing for Advanced Placement Exams, is used as a supplemental instructional aid, according to a spokesperson for the Denton Independent School District.

09/17/2013

Big Tex has had some serious work done in the last year. He will weigh nearly four times as much as before. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Big Tex Back Home; In Hiding Until State Fair Opens

Big Tex is back home in Fair Park. Crews returned the rebuilt mechanical cowboy Friday. But the cultural icon is hiding out for now under a large white tent.

09/13/2013

John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)
Edwin Booth, 1890
Oil on canvas
(credit: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas)

Sargent Painting On Display In Fort Worth

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has acquired a rarely displayed painting by John Singer Sargent that depicts Edwin Booth, brother of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin.

09/06/2013

The logo of social networking website 'Facebook' is displayed on a computer screen  (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

Social Media Used To Promote Texas History

Curators at Baylor University’s Texas Collection, a vast collection documenting Texas history and culture, are turning to social media websites to expand their archive’s reach.

08/12/2013

The ALAMO

Researchers To Create Digital Models Of Alamo

The Alamo will be getting some high-tech preservation help. A Texas university is leading the effort to create digital models of the historic mission in San Antonio.

07/17/2013

George Washington is portrayed in the 1796 oil painting “Lansdowne” by Gilbert Stuart. (credit: AP Photo)

UT Gets Letter Handwritten By George Washington

The University of Texas at Austin has acquired a letter handwritten by George Washington that school officials say “sheds light” on the first president’s view on Native Americans.

06/05/2013

A man uses a computer. (credit: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)

Viral Video: The Internet Explained

It’s 2013, so we all know how the Internet works, right? Go back to 1995 when the internet was still a new toy and see how people explained exactly what it is.

04/23/2013

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