Mansfield, TX

Amtrak Train From Fort Worth Crashes In Oklahoma, Four Hurt

MARIETTA, Oklahoma (CBSDFW.COM) – An Amtrak passenger train on its way from Fort Worth to Oklahoma plowed into a stalled semi-tractor truck just north of the border Friday evening, sending at least four people to the hospital. (Credit: KXII) The Heartland Flyer had left Fort Worth earlier in the afternoon and was bound for Norman. Amtrak said there were approximately 110 passengers and crew on board the train. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol tells CBSDFW the crash happened just after 7 p.m. along Highway 77 near Marietta and involved a big rig carrying cars. Highway Patrol spokesman Eric Foster says two people were taken to the hospital from the train as was the driver of the truck. Foster said he was not aware of any serious injuries. The train did partially come off the tracks, Foster said. The NTSB will be asked to handle the investigation.        
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas high school football scores from Friday, October 15

There’s plenty of news and notes from an exciting night of high school sports. Texas football teams from Fort Worth, Dallas and other parts of the state hit the field for an action-packed night of Week 8 contests. Here’s a recap and the scores from some of the games:. Finding...

Critical Race Theory Law Could Be Behind Latest Southlake Racism Controversy

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – New allegations of racism in Southlake will seem for many like old news: until you look deeper into the root of the current issue, Texas’ controversial new law banning so called “critical race theory.” “If your elementary school child is being taught critical race theory, you should be delighted and excited, because she’s in law school,” says Joe R. Feagin, PhD, a Harvard Educated Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M. According to Dr. Feagin, the anger and outrage over CRT is a non-issue. “It’s not being taught.” Until last year, critical race theory was an obscure academic movement,...
Dallas News

We blame legislative meddling for the Holocaust controversy in Southlake

If any American community embodies the national frenzy about how we teach race in schools, it’s Southlake. The acrimony over Carroll ISD’s diversity plan to tackle racism reshaped the school board, drew unflattering headlines and inspired a podcast by NBC News. Now the ugly debate in Southlake has twisted into...
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

4 Hurt in Amtrak Crash in Oklahoma

Four people were hurt Friday night when the Heartland Flyer Amtrak train slammed into an auto hauler that was stalled on the train's tracks. The train departed from Fort Worth and was headed to Oklahoma City. NBC DFW's sister station KFOR in Oklahoma City spoke with Sheriff Department officials in...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

4 passengers hurt when Amtrak train crashes into stalled semi near Thackerville, Okla.

Four passengers on an Amtrak passenger train, heading to Oklahoma from Fort Worth, were injured after the train hit a stalled semi-truck on Friday evening. Train 822, also know as the Heartland Flyer, was on the BNSF Railway tracks near Thackerville, Oklahoma when the crash occurred around 7 p.m., Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said in an email. The train operates daily between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Aledo survives scare from Timberview to extend district win streak to 100 games

It’s the last time Aledo lost a district football game. There haven’t been many close calls to snapping the Bearcats’ winning streak - only two in 14 years have been by single digits - but Friday night’s showdown with Mansfield Timberview was one of those moments. Aledo running back Ryan...
Dallas News

Letters to the Editor - Three cheers for DFW Honor Flight, clean-up crew, Dallas Parks and Rec

1 DFW Honor Flight No. 44 — On Sept. 24, 36 veterans arrived at Love Field to begin Honor Flight No. 44 to Washington, D.C. It materialized into a journey of a lifetime honoring their service and sacrifice in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. In the words of Paul G. McCaghren, a veteran of the Chosin Reservoir Korea, it was an amazing feat of organization and attention to detail as the men ranging up to 103 years of age were escorted to the national monuments erected to the service of our country by our armed forces.
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas Homeowner Brings Back Gory Halloween Display

The Halloween decoration at one house in the M Streets are so gory we have to blur it. A Halloween display at a Dallas home is so haunting we can't show the images. It's not the first time Steve Novak's house in the M Streets has gotten attention for its guts and gore.

Hebron starts fast, cruises past Coppell for fourth straight win

COPPELL – The Hebron football team continued its rise Friday night after three straight losses to start the season with perhaps its most complete effort. Hawks senior quarterback Jacob Buniff completed 11-of-15 passes for 165 yards, the Hawks blocked a field goal and a punt, and held Coppell to 233 yards in a 34-12 victory at Buddy Echols Field to earn their fourth straight win.

Indian Creek Smokehouse

Come out to The Switchyard and enjoy some Indian Creek Smokehouse. They are here today serving up Brisket, Turkey, Sausage, Burnt Ends, Ribs, Sandwiches, Bean, Slaw, Mac N Cheese, Drinks... Do I really need to keep going? When we sell out... we're out :)