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Questions raised about police protocols after Uvalde school shooting

ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - As we continue to learn more about the timeline of what lead up to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, people are asking questions about police protocols for situations like a mass shooting. Local criminologist Dr. Alex Del Carmen spent years training Arlington police officers how to respond to any situation, including an active shooter. He broke down how it usually works. "So when you have an active shooter on the scene and there's a police presence, the protocol is to simply stop the threat," Dr. Del Carmen said. He said police are trained to neutralize a threat,...
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North Texans come together to support Uvalde shooting victims

McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - Across North Texas, people are doing what they can to pay tribute the victims in this shooting. In McKinney, dozens of people gathered to hold a candlelight vigil to remember those 19 children and two teachers who died. It was a somber gathering."We come together to let heartbroken, devastated families in Uvalde that we care," said George Fuller, the Mayor of McKinney. Each person at the vigil held a flickering candle to pay tribute to the Uvalde victims. "That's why I'm out here. I just want to be able to show unity with my fellow McKinney people to show...
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Kerr's message to Dubs with Mavs hitting 'miracle threes'

The Dallas Mavericks’ 3-point shooting kept them within shouting distance of the Warriors during the first half of Game 5 in the Western Conference finals. Dallas shot 9-of-23 from deep, with Spencer Dinwiddie hitting four treys and Frank Ntilikina adding two, but still trailed 69-52 at halftime. Warriors coach...

Smart move for Dallas couple who reinvented themselves as bakers

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - They say happiness is homemade, and that's certainly the case for Tyler Rooney. He's been a chef for years in many different kitchens. But when the pandemic hit, he and his wife were both laid off. Like many others, they stopped, reassessed, and thought "what do we really want to do?"

Texas-based Kendra Scott unveils engagement ring collection for the first time

A Texas-based jewelry brand is entering the “I Do” business. Kendra Scott on Monday announced that it is launching its first-ever engagement ring collection. The 11-piece collection will be at 12 stores nationwide, including the South Congress flagship store in Austin, the store at Dallas Preston Center, and the store at Houston Heights Mercantile. For Texans who don’t live in those cities, pieces will also be sold online.
Dallas Observer

Louie’s: Yet Another Take On Tavern-Style Chicago Thin Crust Pizza

In the (hopefully) never-ending quest to find good tavern-style Chicago thin crust pizza in North Texas, we turn to Louie’s, a Dallas institution that according to word-of-mouth and various social media outlets purportedly serves up the best thin crust pizza in the area. Consider this a companion piece and update to our recent exploration of this style of Chicago pizza. And who know? One day perhaps Rosati's will be added to this ever-growing sampling of local thin-crust offerings.

New Mixed-Use Firefly Park Coming to Frisco

Dream Hotel Group is expanding into Texas with a new property in Frisco, at the southwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and U.S. Highway 380. The 200-key hotel, which is scheduled to break ground in 2023 and open its doors in 2026, will anchor the new mixed-use development Firefly Park. The landmark project calls for 4.75 million square feet of office space, 2,200 residential units (including luxury mid- and high-rise apartments and townhomes), and 380,000 square feet of planned retail space. The project is also set to include a music hall and an outdoor amphitheater.
Dallas Observer

Roll On In While in McKinney, Where Sushi Meets Tex-Mex

In the flavor wheel of the modern culinary world, Asian and Tex-Mex may be polar opposites. While one is focused more heavily on cold and raw textures, the other finds a haven in red meat, chicken, cheese and flour tortillas. Much like everything else in the contemporary culinary scene, though, they’re mixing. And they’re mixing well.

Fitness business Stretch Lab to open new location in Plano

Fitness business Stretch Lab will open at 1713 Preston Road, Plano. Stretch Lab offers one-on-one stretches customized for patrons’ specific needs and group stretches led by a trained flexologist for up to six participants. The company’s stated goal is to improve flexibility, enhance movement, reduce pain and improve quality of life, according to its Facebook page. An opening date has not been announced, but the company’s website states the Plano location is “coming soon.” 972-641-4444.

There's A Hidden Bar Inside A Texas Grocery Store & It's Behind A Secret Refrigerator Door

People have always loved a good speakeasy, and even today, they still quietly pop up in all sorts of venues across the Lone Star State, despite alcohol no longer outlawed. One of the latest to open is a Texas grocery store, Bodega, in Fort Worth, TX. This isn't the first unique speakeasy we've seen recently, however, there's one nearby inside an "out of order" laundromat.