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Little Elm looks ahead to 2019

The beginning of the new year is a chance for people to reflect on past accomplishments while also looking forward to the future – the same is true for town officials. “This time of year, we really get excited about what’s to come for 2019,” said Town Manager Matt Mueller. “We’re think ahead to the


Fallen Little Elm Police Officer Honored Two Years After His Death

LITTLE ELM (WBAP/KLIF) – Thursday marked the two year anniversary of the day Little Elm Police Detective Jerry Walker was shot and killed in a standoff with a gunman. The Little Elm Independent School District is doing its part to ensure Detective Walker’s legacy lives on.


8 places federal employees in North Texas can get a free beer, cup of coffee, movie ticket, even a plate of spaghetti

Americans are experiencing the longest government shutdown in history. For federal employees — many going without pay — some North Texas venues are offering free admission and free fun. Read on to find where federal employees can find free beer, free movies, $1 burgers and more.


Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas Game Wardens searching for suspect in recent high-speed chases

SMITH COUNTY, Texas — The Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Game Wardens are currently on the lookout for a Tyler man who is wanted for multiple criminal offenses.


Patient at Denton hospital asked friend to put heroin into her IV, police say

Denton police are looking for a man who on Wednesday gave a patient at Medical City Denton heroin while she was undergoing treatment. Lt. Preston Pohler said the man, whose identity is currently unknown to the police, injected a female patient’s IV drip with heroin Wednesday afternoon.


Cold front to pass through Denton County late Friday, bringing wind

A cold front is forecast to pass through Denton County, and the rest of North Texas, late Friday night, bringing a lot of wind to the area on Saturday. According to the National Weather Service forecast, the strong cold front should reach Denton County around 11 p.m. or midnight, and ahead of the fr


Houstonian claims $12.5M Lotto Texas jackpot

HOUSTON — A Houston resident claimed a big $12.5 million jackpot for the Jan. 12 drawing, according to the Texas Lottery. The cash value option was selected at the time of purchase, so the winner will receive $8,550,384.24.


Denton County Encouraging Women to Take Part in Free Self Defense Course

DENTON (WBAP/KLIF News) – The Denton County Sheriff’s Office is teaching North Texas women how to protect themselves from attackers. The department’s Captain Orlando Hinojosa said the free class called “The Women’s Empowerment Program” will teach students about self defense from a two-fold perspecti


Congress and the government shutdown, the Texas Pool in Plano and more from Curious Texas this week

Happy Friday, Curious Texans! We answered five of your questions this week. Here's what we found:. 1. What's the history behind Plano's Texas Pool? One of our readers, who goes by May, said she'd heard that the Texas-shaped pool had, at one point, the names of several cities at the bottom. Is this t


Cowboys fired OC Scott Linehan

FRISCO, TX - Scott Linehan's tenure as offensive coordinator with the Dallas Cowboys are over. The team announced on Friday that they had parted ways with Linehan, coming in a statement from head coach Jason Garrett. Garrett said in the statement the decision was mutual.


Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 17

9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Followed by Toddler Play Time at 10 a.m. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Crafters’ Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Bring a craft to work on and visit with fellow crafters. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofde


Central Texas Teen who killed boy, 15, sentenced to prison

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) A Bell County teenager was sentenced Wednesday to serve a 45-year prison term after he pleaded guilty to the 2017 murder of a 15-year-old Temple boy. Judge Fancy Jezek, in Belton’s 426th District Court, sentenced Edgar Lopez-Benitez, 17, to serve 45 years for the death of Andrew


Sizing up top five Cowboys priorities, starting with DeMarcus Lawrence, Amari Cooper

FRISCO, Texas -- Now comes the fun part for the Dallas Cowboys. They have built a core of players through the draft that has led them to the playoffs in three of the past five seasons and they have the makings of a team that could be a Super Bowl contender in 2019. Now they have to figure out whom t


Funeral scheduled for teens killed in Hickory Creek Road crash

Denton ISD officials say the funeral for Daniel and Diego Rivera is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, located at 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St. Daniel and Diego were killed in a vehicle crash last week on Hickory Creek Road. They were found dead in a white sport utility


Bodies discovered in Oklahoma identified as Texas residents

OKFUSKEE COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities say two bodies found this week in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma have been positively identified as a missing woman and man from central Texas.


Fort Hood Calendar of Events

A Credentialing Assistance Fair is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the Soldier Development Center. Soldiers can get help activating their GoArmyEd account. Topics will include credentially assistance, GoArmyEd/TA/VIA, Department of Labor, Army Career Tracker (Individual Development Plan) and financia


Burlington will open a new store in Frisco selling clothes, shoes and accessories

Burlington will open a store in mid-2019 at 2871 Preston Road, Frisco. Formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory, the store offers clothes for children and adults, shoes, jewelry and other accessories.


DPS seeking leads in cold case

The Texas Department of Public Safety is asking for the public’s help in solving a cold case from the north side of Lake Lewisville. An increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information in the 1994 homicide of Kelly Gaspard that leads to the arrest of those responsible. To be eligibl


Missing Melcher-Dallas teen found in Texas

Police investigators in south Texas have found a missing Iowa teenager on Friday. According to a release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Liberty "Libby" Boley was found Friday morning in south Texas; she was unharmed.


“Denton University” Diploma Mill Issuing Fake Degrees

DENTON (WBAP/KLIF News) — An online diploma mill is falsely claiming Denton as its home base. It’s branded as “Denton University” and claims to offer life experience degrees, ranging from associates to doctoral and costing as much as $999 for all four degrees.