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Living Large: A Nature Preserve In Dallas’ Lakewood Area

CBS 11 News is starting a new series called “Living Large” which showcases unique and luxurious spaces in the DFW area. Today Tracy Kornet takes us to an unexpected place in the heart of Dallas. It is a nature preserve with all the elements of modern living.

CBS 11–04/11/2014


McKinney Neighborhood Fuming Over Crumbling Walls

Four blocks of sidewalks in a McKinney neighborhood are now off limits after a collapsed retaining wall created a safety hazard. And some neighbors say, they saw it coming.


Bentley Village Waterchase Estates (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Residents Upset Over Proposed Low Income Housing

Residents of an East Fort Worth Subdivision are upset about proposed plans for low-income apartments to be built nearby. And they are saying it would hurt home values.


Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fracking Blamed In Lawsuit Filed By Families In Johnson County

ALVARADO (CBSDFW.COM) – Two families in Johnson County are blaming fracking and earthquakes for damage to their homes. They have filed a lawsuit naming the controversial natural gas drilling process as the cause for cracking […]


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U.S. Home Prices Rise 12.2 Percent

U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May compared with a year ago, the biggest yearly gain since March 2006. The increase shows the housing recovery is strengthening.



Cleburne Braces For Development Boom

A new toll road is expected to feed a boom for Cleburne. And the small town’s Mayor is bracing for the same kind of explosive growth he saw years ago when he lived in Frisco.


BERLIN, GERMANY:  A local resident walks past police photos of US President John F. Kennedy's presumed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, displayed at Berlin's "Lee Harvey Oswald" bar 24 November 2003. Oswald was in his turn shot two days after Kennedy, on 24th November 2003. AFP PHOTO JOHN MACDOUGALL  (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Oswald’s Former Dallas Home Up For Sale

A nook with just enough space for a bed has made a Dallas boarding house a point of fascination for 50 years, because of the man who occupied it in 1963 was Lee Harvey Oswald.


Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walk among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded  on April 17, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Tears, Hugs In West As Large-Scale Demolitions Begin

The West First Baptist Church is paying the bill, using $200,000 in donations received from people across the state and nation to bring down the damaged homes.


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City Workers Help Spruce Up Hurst Homes

Employees from the City of Hurst spent Friday out of the office. But they were still working to improve their city, by helping residents make repairs to houses and spruce up lawns.


Lance Armstrong

Armstrong Sells His Austin Estate

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has sold his Austin estate. The property has been Armstrong’s home since 2004, and was the site of his infamous Oprah Winfrey interview.


Tornado near the Lancaster/Red Oak area - Credit: Patrick Miller

Lancaster Still Rebuilding After Tornado Last Year

A grim anniversary is looming; next week will be the one year since a tornado ripped through North Texas and hit Lancaster especially hard.


The home’s spacious kitchen, which features counter tops made from granite and marble along with a separate ‘caterer’s kitchen’ to aid in hosting. (Credit: Matt Goodman/

Remodeling Tips To Up Your Home’s Value

No matter what your budget may be, there are great ways to fix up your home and bring up its value. Sean Knight with Sean Knight Custom Homes offered some remodeling tips.