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Susan Torres with her son Daniel proudly displays some of the Special Olympics medals he has won. (credit: CBS 11 News reporter, Joel Thomas)

Teen Defies Odds; Lives Well Past Doctor’s Prognosis

The joy of the birth of Susan Torres’ son Daniel was overshadowed by news from doctors that he was born with only a brain stem and a small fraction of his brain.

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A nurse performs a mammogram on a patient. (credit: Mychele Daniau/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Female Breast Cancer Rates Higher In Flower Mound

Why is the breast cancer rate higher? The report says it could be because women have better access to medical care or screening in Flower Mound.

07/30/2014

The community came together to beautify a piece of their Arlington neighborhood. (credit: CBSDFW.COM Gold Star reporter Joel Thomas)

Social Media Campaign Helps Transform Arlington Graffiti

Built in 1958, the massive buildings of the Park Plaza shopping center near the intersection of New York Avenue and Park Row Drive in Arlington have deteriorated quite a bit.

07/29/2014

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Thousands Pass By Forgotten WWI Memorial Everyday

In August, 1917 Fort Worth became home to an army training camp. It was an outpost of tents, trenches and training fields spanning more than 2,000 acres.

07/28/2014

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Fort Worth Neighborhood Spared From High Floods

Many Arlington Heights residents have been on pins and needles as much of North Texas has been on flood watch since Wednesday night. The Fort Worth neighborhood has a nasty tendency to flood.

CBS 11–07/17/2014

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Federal Judge May Grant Injunction In Arlington Open Carry Lawsuit

An open carry gun rights group is asking a judge to temporarily suspend enforcement of a law preventing people from handing out flyers to people driving by in busy intersections.

07/07/2014

The shores of Wichita Falls' lakes extend for well over a hundred yards further than they did before the severe drought. (credit: Joel Thomas/CBSDFW.COM Gold Star reporter)

Wichita Falls Wants To Use Chemical To Prevent Lake Evaporation

Wichita Falls is looking at spreading a state-approved, environmentally friendly polymar over its largest lake, Arrowhead.

07/04/2014

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New Rules Limit Playtime At Popular Fountain

Sundance Square President and CEO Johnny Campbell views their new rule as a guarantee other activities won’t interrupt so-called fountain time.

07/03/2014

We eyed this creepy crawler on the upstairs patio of the CBS 11 newsroom. (credit: Annie Potasznik)

Pest Control Business Booming After Recent Rains

If it flies, crawls, bites, buzzes or stings, chances are it’s thriving after recent rains.

06/26/2014

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Tarrant Co. Flooding Damaging Homes, Closing Businesses

Many homeowners say they have flooded the city with complaints for years about poor drainage in the area but still fear flooding when heavy rain storms hit.

06/25/2014

cliff house remains

Owners Of Lake Whitney Cliffhanger House Devastated

A luxury house dangling over a fractured Lake Whitney cliff that fascinated people nation-wide is now a smoldering pile of rubble.

06/13/2014

Arlington on the verge of announcing a major new hotel at the site of the convention center in the entertainment district. (credit: City of Arlington)

Arlington Poised For New Hotel And $24 Million Library

Arlington is poised for two major developments and an image make-over with a new logo and marketing plan.

05/21/2014

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