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For big, bold and colorful, see the paintings of Shafaq Ahmad at the Irving Arts Center

The paintings of Shafaq Ahmad immediately catch your attention. They are large, bold and colorful. About 20 of them now blanket the walls of the Carpenter Gallery at the Irving Arts Center in an exhibit called "Lifting of Veils to Lights of Mystery." A native of Pakistan, Ahmad lived in Europe and

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-18 21:03:15

Police: Woman shot, killed sleeping boyfriend before dismembering body

BAYTOWN, Texas - A woman has been charged with the murder of her boyfriend after she fatally shot him and then dismembered his body inside their home, according to the Baytown Police Department. Cierra Alexis Sutton, 30, has been charged with the murder of 32-year-old Steven Coleman. Detectives say

WFAA - 2017-09-18 12:59:26

Homeless suspect in stabbing in downtown Dallas had been arrested last month for drug possession

A 22-year-old homeless man who is accused of stabbing a woman in a downtown Dallas apartment building's elevator Sunday has been suspected of illegal drug use before, court records show. Police said Branden Holbert was arrested after he chased the woman into the elevator of the Wilson Building on Ma

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-18 19:53:00

Social media helps police capture Dallas fugitive in LA

DALLAS - One of Texas's most wanted fugitives was arrested early Tuesday morning after a police chase near Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed 18-year-old Christopher Gonzalez, who also goes by the name "Little Chris," was taken into custody around 2:45 a.m. after a pursuit that

FOX4NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 18:42:00

Instagram video of gun collection leads police to most-wanted Dallas man in California

An 18-year-old man on Texas' most-wanted list was arrested early Tuesday morning in California after posting an Instagram video revealing his location, the Los Angeles Times reports . Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez (Texas Department of Public Safety) Dallas police were able to pinpoint Christopher

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-19 17:34:00

Dallas Grand Jury Indicts Ex-Teacher's Aide Who Faked Cancer

A former Dallas-area teacher's aide who faked having cancer and took a car and donations from staff and students has been indicted on a count of theft of property. A Dallas County grand jury indicted 56-year-old Kevin MaBone last week. MaBone last year had told school administrators in Mesquite that

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2017-09-19 01:25:28

Long-awaited connector between Fort Worth downtown and southside underway

Every day at lunchtime, co-workers Ben Paredes and Keith Nguyen leave work to get in a short walk. Even though their office is just a stone's throw from beautiful downtown Fort Worth, they're limited to just walking around their building at the corner of Vickery and Hemphill. That's because there'

WFAA - 2017-09-18 21:42:40

CISD announces 22 National Merit semifinalists

Approximately 16,000 names were recently announced as semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program and 22 of them are from Coppell High School. These academically talented learners will continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-19 14:00:00

City's cite-and-release plan for weed possession is dead on arrival, Dallas County commissioner says

The future appears hazy for a new Dallas program to issue court summonses to people caught with less than 4 ounces of marijuana instead of arresting them. Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price told Assistant Police Chief Gary Tittle in a letter last week that the city's so-called cite-and-rele

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-18 23:09:17

Blotter: Authorities work to find family members of deceased UNT employee

Local authorities continue to search for family members of a 67-year-old woman who was found dead last week on the University of North Texas campus. Troy Taylor, Denton chief death investigator for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office, said the woman has been identified. However, it's agains

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2017-09-18 23:31:41

1st Look At Renderings Of Rail Stations Along Cotton Belt Commuter Line

Map of Cotton Belt Commuter Line. CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) - For the first time, North Texans can see for themselves what rail stations may look like along the proposed Cotton Belt Commuter Line. DART is hosting an open house at Dewitt Perry Middle School in Carrollton Monday evening and two others d

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-19 01:10:00

4 North Texas Cities Partner For Mass Casualty Training Exercise

SOUTHLAKE (CBSDFW.COM) - A mass casualty training exercise in Southlake Monday gave first responders an opportunity to practice finding potential victims, without ever speaking to them to know their location. Just like a mapping or rideshare app, the SirenGPS app gives location information to public

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-19 02:26:00

Boutique soils, dry climate plants and other trends for your Texas garden

Fashion is everywhere in our lives. Even our gardens change year after year as color, size and purpose shift. To get a feel of what is trending in today's garden, I recently attended The recent Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA) trade show in Dallas gave us an idea of what's trending i

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:55:50

Dramatic elephant ear plants are plenty tough enough for North Texas

Alocasia and Colocasia, better known as elephant ears, are impressive plants with dramatic foliage. The huge leaves can measure up to 2 feet across, and the foliage color ranges from lime green to almost black. Upright elephant ears (Alocasia) have shiny leaves with raised veins and often display c

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:18:53

Motorcycle Club Feuds and Mismanagement Didn't End the SRV Remembrance Ride, but Jimmie Vaughan Might

Theresa "T" Barksdale considers herself a diehard Stevie Ray Vaughan fan. Her back is decorated with a mural to the late Texas guitarist. The ink has personal significance: She and her older brother, who died last year, designed it. She still remembers him sharing the recordings of Vaughan igniting

DALLAS OBSERVER - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

This Hidden Halal Restaurant's Kebabs, Curries and Cheeseburgers Have Earned a Cult Following

It feels like a classic hidden gem of the Dallas suburbs. The door is tucked away on the back of a two-story strip mall and office center, the strip mall itself hidden from the main road by yet another shopping center and a behemoth Walmart. It also feels like an old-school diner that's been given a

DALLAS OBSERVER - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

Ohio Firefighter suspended for posting 'One dog is more important than a million' African Americans, using N-word

OHIO - A volunteer firefighter from the small town of Franklin Township in Ohio has been suspended for posting offensive comments to Facebook. According to the Washington Post, Tyler Roysdon was engaged in a Facebook back-and-forth where he made the statement that he'd choose to save a dog in a burn

CW33 NEWSFIX - 2017-09-19 19:14:07

House Speaker calls for removal of Confederate plaque at Texas Capitol

(by Alex Arriaga, Texas Tribune) AUSTIN - Texas House Speaker Joe Straus requested on Tuesday that a contentious Confederate plaque be removed from the Capitol. The plaque, erected in 1959, asserts that the Civil War was "not a rebellion, nor was its underlying cause to sustain slavery." "This is no

CW33 NEWSFIX - 2017-09-19 18:55:32

Trump Jr. asks Secret Service to scale back his protection

(CNN) - Donald Trump Jr. is seeking to scale back his Secret Service protection, four sources familiar with Trump Jr.'s Secret Service protection confirmed Monday. The President's eldest son previously requested to travel without protection during a family trip to Nassau, Bahamas, in late June, a mo

CW33 NEWSFIX - 2017-09-19 18:26:47

26 North Texas cities where landlords won't rent to poor families on Section 8

Affordable housing is one of North Texas' most pressing issues, but the top program to help poor Dallas families make rent is failing. Thousands of Dallas families rely on Section 8 housing vouchers to pay rent. The program uses federal dollars to help low-income families rent apartments or houses f

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-19 17:00:34