Joel Thomas

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Malfunctioning Warning Sirens Confuse Residents

When warning sirens blared in Fort Worth last Thursday, fear turned to confusion.

09/23/2014

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Texas School Textbook Battle Heats Up Over Religion

The Texas Board of Education is in the process of deciding what your child could be learning in school next year and a battle is brewing over some of those textbooks in the state capitol.

09/16/2014

(credit: Joel Thomas, CBS 11 News)

Gun Clubs Popping Up At Area High Schools

Nearly a dozen clay shooting clubs have popped up in North Texas school districts such as Southlake/Carroll, Flower Mound and Argyle.

09/11/2014

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Garage Explosion Kills 1, Injures Another

A huge explosion in the garage of an Arlington home rattled houses around it and left one man dead.

08/29/2014

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Arrow Through The Heart Kills Beloved Llama

Employees at the Cinnamon Creek Ranch archery range say someone intentionally shot their mascot through the heart with a blunt, target arrow.

08/28/2014

The Galbraiths claim this photo of their child duct taped to his sleeping mat was texted to them while in the care of Heart2Heart Montessori school. (credit: Galbraith family)

Willow Park School Sued, Accused Of Duct Taping Children For Punishment

A Parker County family has filed suit against a private school accusing one of its teachers of abuse.

08/26/2014

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Virtual Schools A Flexible Option For Students

Most students spend the first day of school finding their locker or their home room. But Tristin Thomas spent his first day of 8th grade at home, logging into his virtual classroom.

08/25/2014

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Volunteers Revamp Libraries; Encourage Reading

Volunteers are building comfortable reading spaces; encouraging students to step away from Facebook toward a thirst for knowledge found in books.

08/13/2014

(credit: Joel Thomas, CBS 11 News reporter)

Cleburne Mom-And-Pop Shop Makes Famous Mascots

From Chuck E. Cheese characters seen in restaurants nationwide to the ‘Mavs Man’ and the Mavericks Champ, Cowan Costumes, Inc. characters are seen everywhere.

08/07/2014

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.

07/31/2014

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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