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Nude man fired gun at woman at Parker County home, officials say

A man was arrested Tuesday after officials said he fired a gun at a woman at a home in Weatherford. Parker County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 100 block of Atlee Drive around 10 p.m. Tuesday, where the man allegedly assaulted the woman and threatened her.


'It's killing me ... I can't breathe': Woman rescued from burning home in Parker County

Parker County deputies and LaJunta firefighters rescued a woman in a wheelchair from her burning home as thunderstorms swept through the area Tuesday night. The elderly woman called 911 just after 9 p.m. and said she was trapped in her house in the 200 block of Live Oak Road in Springtown, Sheriff L


Train spills fuel, catches fire after derailing in Fort Worth

A freight train derailed and spilled ethanol -- a highly flammable liquid -- into the streets Wednesday morning in Fort Worth. Fire crews responded around 12:40 a.m. to the spill in the 3200 block of Yuma Drive after a Union Pacific freight train ran off the tracks.


Restaurant reopens after laxative-laced-pizza controversy

The chief of police in Springtown, Texas, showed that when it comes to supporting local businesses, he’s not afraid of a little laxative. The police department shared images of Chief Motley buying and eating a pizza from a restaurant that had just reopened after being shut down by the health inspect


Fiery Train Crash, Derailment Forces Evacuations in South Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A fiery train derailment has led to evacuations and a shelter-in-place order across parts of south Fort Worth. The derailment happened just after 12:30 a.m. on Yuma Street near Berry Street.


Parker County HS playoff softball schedule

The Aledo Lady Cats play game one of a three-game bi-district series against the Lubbock Cooper Lady Pirates at 6:30 p.m. Friday at home. Game two starts at noon Saturday at Wichita Falls’ Sunrise Optimist Softball Complex, with game three (if needed) starting 30 minutes after game two.


Texas House officially sends hemp, CBD oil approval to Senate

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — After giving the initial nod to allow farmers to grow hemp and legalizing hemp products in Texas, the state House officially passed the bill out of the lower chamber.


Missy Shorey, first woman elected to lead Dallas County GOP, dies at 47

Missy Shorey, the first woman elected to lead the Dallas County Republican Party, died Tuesday night at age 47. Shorey, who lived in Lake Highlands, was elected chairwoman of the county GOP party in November 2017.


Vehicles Underwater Inside Dallas Love Field Airport Parking Garage

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The steady rain is causing problems across the metroplex, including at Dallas Love Field Airport. Parts of the bottom level of Parking Garage A – the one closest to the terminal – have completely flooded. Well before sunrise officials were estimating that more than 30 parked ca


Springtown Mr. Jim's shut down after employees reportedly put laxative on pizza

Mr. Jim’s Pizza in Springtown was shut down Friday night after the Springtown Police Department received a report of food tampering at 8 p.m. “A citizen advised that an employee of Mr. Jim’s Pizza posted on social media that they were putting Miralax on pizzas,” according to a report from Springtown


Ringleader in Texas dragging death of black man to be executed

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A man who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was set to be executed Wednesday for the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. nearly 21 years ago.


Year-Round Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time Approved by Texas House

The Texas House of Representatives approved a joint resolution Tuesday to allow Texas voters to choose whether they would like to permanently live under Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time.


Cars end up underwater at Texas airport after heavy rain

DALLAS (AP) Dozens of vehicles parked at a Dallas airport are underwater after heavy rains moved across much of Texas and brought flash-flood warnings and high-water rescues. Water pooled Wednesday outside the terminal at Dallas Love Field Airport. Some vehicles parked in an underground parking gara


Hotel California Meets Texas Ranch in This Curiosity-Piquing Aledo Estate

When the grand Aledo estate at 107 Nueces Trail was listed for the first time ever, Southern Living magazine called it “Every Texan’s Dream.” They quoted listing agent John Zimmerman, who was with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty at the time, telling the Dallas Morning News it was “the


Weatherford man indicted on two counts of indecency with a child

A Parker County grand jury has indicted Eduardo Delgado Riojas, 50, of Weatherford, on two counts of indecency with a child. According to the affidavit, a 15-year-old female made an outcry of sexual abuse to a Weatherford Police Department officer on Aug. 24, 2018.


Man killed his two children, sister-in-law before committing suicide, authorities say

A 32-year-old Fort Worth man killed his two young children and sister-in-law before turning the gun on himself, authorities confirmed Wednesday. Ronald Parra died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner.


Border Patrol agents find boy with name and phone numbers on his shoes in Texas cornfield

A 3-year-old boy was found by Border Patrol agents alone and crying in a south Texas cornfield, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said. The federal agency said the boy had his name and phone numbers written on his shoes when he found.


Two U.S. soldiers stopped in Texas by Mexican troops who thought they crossed the border

Mexican troops confronted two American soldiers in a remote part of Texas who they thought had crossed into Mexican territory, reportedly disarming one of them, U.S. officials said.


Putting on the glitz: Trailers fill square for third event

When Mary Sides and her husband found their Serro Scotty trailer in a field near Weatherford a few years ago, it was in rough shape. “It was painted all black. It was not in good shape,” Sides recalled. “We offered $400 and took it and hooked it up.”


Christopher Columbus Sailing Ship Replica Sinks Again In Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A docked replica of a Christopher Columbus ship that sank in 2017 days after Hurricane Harvey came ashore in Texas has gone under again. Officials say divers will examine La Nina at the Corpus Christi Marina before efforts begin to re-float the ship that sank Tuesday