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  • Pregnant Teen Killed by Train During Photo Shoot

    NAVASOTA, Texas — A beautiful, yet haunting picture. This is 19-year-old Fredzania “Zanie” Thompson smiling and full of life during a modeling shoot on the train tracks in Navasota — right before a train hit and killed her. Not just one but two lives gone in a snap. Her fiancé, Darnell Chatman, says they’d just found out Zanie was expecting their first child. “I’m very hurt about the situation because she was so young, but this is what she wanted. […]

  • 7-year-old Helps Food Pantry by Donating Kid-friendly Food

    ROCKWALL, Texas — The Newton family’s been hearing an awful lot of ringing doorbells lately. Who are people looking for? 7-year-old Kaden. When a delivery man says ,”I’ve got packages for you,” these days, it’s a huge understatement. “We’ve got mac and cheese almost roof high!” Kaden said, staring up to the top of the leaning tower of mac in the family’s home. Newton has two favorite meals. “Whenever my mom says, ‘Breakfast! It’s pancakes,’ I’m like ‘Aw, yeah.’ In […]

  • Texas Under ‘Heightened’ Terror Threat

    AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety just elevated the state’s current terrorism threat. Last week the department released a report saying Texas is under a “heightened threat” mainly because of foreign groups like the Mexican cartel and ISIS. The statement goes on to say, “…attacks against civilians and members of law enforcement is a serious ongoing concern.” With Houston hosting the Super Bowl this year — this news doesn’t sound good! Is this cause for concern? According to Texas’ Department of […]

  • Taco Restaurant Offers ‘Leave a Coat, Take a Coat’ Rack for Those in Need

    DALLAS, TX — It’s getting pretty cold in the Lonestar State, and local meteorologists are warning people in the Dallas area that it’s only going to get worse. That’s why one business came up with a cool idea to keep people warm. Taco Stop in Dallas set up a coat rack with a sign that reads, “Are you cold? Take one. Do you want to help? Leave one.” “I was homeless once, so I know what it means to not have and […]

  • Would You Rather: Thanksgiving Sides Edition

    You come for the turkey on Thanksgiving, sure, but you stay for the side dishes. Stuffing or Mac & Cheese? You may be surprised at how much more popular one of those side dishes is over the other. Are most people going to stick with the regulars, or choose the once-a-year side dish? Will green bean casserole EVER die?? After you decide which Thanksgiving side dish you’d rather have, you’ll see how your selection stacks up to the rest of […]

  • Georgia Educator Fired for Repeatedly Calling Michelle Obama a ‘Gorilla’

    FORSYTHE COUNTY, Ga. — An elementary school teachers’ aide is out of a job after parents saw what she was posting to Facebook. Parents from Chestatee Elementary School in Forsyth County say they were stunned and disappointed when they found about what was posted on paraprofessional Jane Wood Allen’s personal Facebook page, according to WSB in Atlanta. One post consisted of a photo of First Lady Michelle Obama with the caption, “This poor gorilla. How is she going to function in the real […]

  • How Far Can You Drive on ‘Empty?’

    Ever wonder how far your car will go when the gas light comes on?  Yourmechanic.com came up with some answers. They list 50 top selling cars showing how far they can go once the gas light comes on. For example, if you have a Nissan Altima, you’re good to go, at least for a while. When the warning light goes on, Altima’s can go from 81 to 114 more miles. According to the study, Ford’s and Kia’s come in on […]

  • Dallas Hairstylist Holds Natural Hair Rally… With Rachel Dolezal

    DALLAS — How we style our hair is usually what sets us apart from each other, but one Dallas hairstylist is using hair to bring people together. On Saturday, Isis Brantley led a natural hair rally in the big D. “It’s about celebration of natural hair and the natural hair movement,” Brantley told CW33 after marching through Dallas with her supporters. Brantley started the annual rally in 2011 to raise support for Natural Hair Legislation. In 1997, Brantley was arrested inside her salon for […]

  • Cookie Fries, Fried Jell-O, and Deep Fried Bacon Burger Dog Among Texas State Fair Finalists

    DALLAS — Fans of the fried and lovers of the lard can rejoice! The finalists for the 2016 Big Tex Choice Awards have been announced. “The State Fair of Texas and great food go hand-in-hand, and state fair concessionaires have outdone themselves yet again,” Karissa Condoianis with the State Fair Of Texas said. Some of the contenders include Deep Fried Bacon Burger Dog Sliders on a stick, State Fair Cookie fries, and the how-did-they-do-that friend Jell-O. “It took days and a couple […]