Mike Kinney

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Granny Globetrotters Meet The Harlem Globetrotters

I have always loved to watch the Harlem Globetrotters play basketball. But today’s entertainment was provided by the Granny Globetrotters.


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Through The Lens: Wild West Soap Shop

When I think of goats, which I don’t do very often, I never think about dry skin, bathing and soaps, but today’s story is about goats milk soap made by the Daniels family in Poolville. […]


Through The Lens: MLK Jr. Oratory Competition

I always liked speech and impromptu speaking when I was in school, but for the life of me I can’t think of one thing I said in any of my speeches.  Today I went to […]


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Through The Lens: Jr. Stomp Wars

Aside from watching the movie Stomp the Yard I didn’t know much about stepping, but being a drummer of sorts I have always liked the rhythm that step teams produce while stomping, clapping and slapping […]


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Through The Lens: The Banjo Maker

Over the years the banjo has been the butt of a lot of jokes and everyone is quick to make a Deliverance reference. But when you get right down to it, the banjo is fun to listen to.


Bill Morgan holding his painting of the Denton County Courthouse. (credit: Mike Kinney/CBS 11 News)

Through The Lens: Great Texas Courthouses

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In my years of television news, I have been to several Texas counties. I always enjoy seeing the county courthouses, many of which date back to the late 1800’s. So when […]


Former bush pilot, now woodworker Vernon Metz. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Through The Lens: A Bush Pilot & His Planes

Driving down North Richland Boulevard in North Richland Hills I saw a sign in the yard that said, “airplanes for sale.” I pulled up and went in the open garage to meet 88-year-old Vernon Metz.


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Through The Lens: Tuba Christmas

It’s an annual concert that has become my absolute favorite concert of the year.


Denton Bell Band (Mike Kinney/CBSDFW.com)

Through The Lens: Denton Bell Band

Years ago Joe Pinson found a set of hand bells locked in a closet at the Denton State School with a note that said “do not touch.” Being a music therapist he got an idea.


Taxi Santa (Mike Kinney)

Through The Lens: Taxi Santa

It’s always refreshing to meet someone with true holiday spirit. We all get caught up in the busy holiday rush and forget to enjoy Christmas, but Johnny Wicker knows how to be jolly.


Blacksmith James Ryan at Knapp Heritage Park in Arlington

Through The Lens: Old Town Blacksmith

We live in a world where it is easy to go to the story and buy whatever modern convenience has to offer, but there are some people that still like to do thing the old fashioned way.


Mainstay Farm

Through The Lens: The Christmas Tree Farm

Cutting down a Christmas tree has been a family tradition for many folks for hundreds of year. So I thought it would be fun to do a story on that timeless tradition. So, I decided to go visit Mainstay Farm in Johnson County.