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Teen Father Charged With Murder Of Newborn Son In North Texas, Bond Set At $2M

CARROLLTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 17-year-old from Carrollton who fathered a son born in July is now charged with murder for the infant’s death, Carrollton Police announced Tuesday, Sept. 28. Detectives arrested Caleb Blake Brown of Carrollton Tuesday morning. Caleb Blake Brown (Denton County Jail) Brown and the baby’s mother, also 17, brought their three-week-old son to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano on August 9, when the mother noticed the baby had become pale and had significant bruising around his abdomen. The newborn was transferred to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy later revealed that at 24 days old, Emerson Ziesmer suffered multiple displaced ribs and a lacerated liver. During the subsequent investigation, detectives found evidence indicating Brown was angry at the child’s mother for keeping the baby and was concerned about having to pay child support. According to the probable cause affidavit for his arrest warrant, Brown said while he was briefly alone with the infant on the afternoon of August 9, he squeezed him and repeatedly threw him into the air, eventually hitting the ceiling fan. Brown is held in the Denton County Jail where his bond has been set at $2 million.
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Child dies after contracting brain-eating amoeba at a Texas splash pad

(CNN) — A child in North Texas died earlier this month after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba at a city splash pad, officials announced on Monday. The child was hospitalized September 5 with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, a rare and often fatal infection caused by an amoeba called Naegleria fowleri, according to a joint news release from the Tarrant County Public Health and the City of Arlington. The child died September 11. To protect the child's identity, no other details about them were released, according to the news release.
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Texas Announces Details of ‘Forensic Audit' of 2020 Election Results

The Texas Secretary of State's Office announced Tuesday the details of a "forensic audit" of the 2020 election it launched last week, a day after former President Donald Trump suggested that Gov. Greg Abbott (R) order the audit. The Secretary of State's Office says the audit ensures "Texas voters have...

Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Naegleria Kills Second Boy Within Months

A young boy from Texas recently died of rare brain-eating amoeba “naegleria fowleri,” making him the second reported child in the past two months to die of the infection. The boy, who died on Sept. 11, was infected after playing on a “splash pad” at Don Misenhimer Park in Arlington, Texas. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the park had traces of the amoeba also known as "primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM)."

The Layton Ladies Revealed Women’s Auxiliary Of Equest Luncheon Raffle Items At Highland Park Village

There was a new fellow hanging out in front of the Carolina Herrera salon in Highland Park Village the evening of Thursday, September 16. His name was Ranger and he, along with his blonde pal, Dare, were showstoppers. New to the area, he was quickly a babe magnet. Equest Women’s Auxiliary Founder Louise Griffeth couldn’t resist the newest member of the Equest mini-ambassador program.

Fashion and Golf Blend Brilliantly at the Dallas Store Opening for Bold Brand PXG

Renee Parsons with models during the PXG Dallas Grand Opening (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for PXG) In the largely staid landscape of golf, PXG wants to stand out. Founded only in 2014 by billionaire Bob Parsons, the brand has already carved out an impressive following of golfers (both pro and aspiring) willing to shell out for Parson Xtreme Golf’s high-end clubs. A blend of high-performance materials and sleek design, PXG’s custom-fit irons have become a status symbol among the country club crowd. But it was PXG’s other strength that took center stage at the opening of the brand’s first Dallas store: fashion.

Designer Shelly Rosenberg Brings Accessible Design to the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

This year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House is a must-see. As always, there’s a surprise around every corner, from a sky-map constellation wall to a “Sinners Lounge” accessible only through a secret passageway. But what I didn’t expect was to be so emotionally moved by Dallas designer Shelly Rosenberg. Her “Victoria’s Sanctuary” pays homage to a seven-year-old girl with Rett Syndrome.

What You Need To Know To Get To The State Fair Of Texas

Thanks to DART and other public transit options, getting to the state fair can be easy. Here are some tips for getting to the fairgrounds and how to navigate all the fun food and entertainment options once you arrive. First, Get A Map. The DART site has an interactive map...

Get Energized with Jill

Low impact aerobic exercise, that include dance moves, toning, and stretching. The program is done to the latest in music favorites and will get that heart pumping and participants will enjoy fun while getting in shape.

Community profile: Becky Crouch + Dorothy Guillen

Little Elm residents Becky Crouch and Dorothy Guillen are co-owners of Aubrey-based clothing vendor Hazel + Honey Boutique. Specializing in women’s fashion, the boutique offers plus- and regular-size clothing in addition to jewelry and other accessories. In this Q&A, Crouch and Guillen discuss, among other things, their friendship, knack for...

‘Got out of hand’ Mesquite homeowner surrendered 111 dogs

The Mesquite animal shelter rescued 111 small breed dogs from a household on Thursday. The city was made aware by a nuisance complaint from one of the neighbors. Neighborhood Services Director Maria Martinez said the officer originally estimated the owner to have 15 to 20 dogs. Martinez said the homeowner...
Dallas Observer

Sous Chef's Art on Display at Fairmont's Bar EMBER

While most bars and restaurants have some form of art, most don’t have paintings by their very own sous chef. The Fairmont Dallas’ latest pop-up bar has a local sous chef creating art on the canvas and on the palate. The Fairmont Dallas, the city’s only Arts District hotel, is...

Catie Staszak Receives Equine Media NextGen Award from American Horse Publications

At the 2021 Back in the Saddle Conference in Irving, TX, Catie Staszak Media CEO Catie Staszak received the inaugural Equine Media NextGen Award from the American Horse Publications (AHP). A non-profit professional membership association that promotes excellence in equine media, American Horse Publications created the AHP Equine Media NextGen...

Take A Kid Mountain Biking

Join Grapevine Parks and Recreation alongside DORBA (Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association) at McPherson Slough Parks Horeshoe Trails trailhead for Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day! Grab your helmet, bicycle, and gear for a clinic at Horseshoe Trails, and discover the joy of pedaling two wheels on dirt!. *No registration is...

Best BBQ in Dallas

Chef Ellard hits up Terry Black's BBQ in the Deep Ellum section of Dallas. This is considered one of the best BBQ places in Texas. Ellard takes a pit tour and since Central Texas is about brisket, Ellard goes for that. But the giant, beef ribs look mighty good. The food was excellent and the service was on point. Chef Ellard highly recommends this BBQ joint if you're in Dallas.

PetBar opens new dog spa in McKinney

PetBar opened in September at 3041 S. Custer Road, Ste. 700, McKinney. The pet spa offers self-service dog washing stations equipped with aprons, towels, brushes, ear cleaners and more tools. Staff are available to provide shampoo guidance for uncertain dog parents. PetBar also offers full-service washing and grooming services, which are by appointment only. Full-service baths include drying, ear cleaning, nail trimming and light brushing.
Dallas Observer

The Local Oak and Ten Bells Tavern to Make Way for New Apartment Complex

The space currently occupied by two popular Bishop Arts restaurants will soon be a new apartment complex. One already has plans to relocate, while the other is still considering options, in part licking its wounds after ongoing construction woes and a pandemic. Steve Brown at The Dallas Morning News reported...
Dallas News

Dallas’ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill rebrands as Amplified after years of legal turmoil

Nearly eight years after its initial opening, Dallas’ famous Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill is ready for a new look. The restaurant and live music venue is rebranding with an entirely new look and name — Amplified. Located at 10261 Technology Blvd. in Dallas, Amplified will officially launch in conjunction with a live concert by indie rock outfit Manchester Orchestra on Oct. 5, the venue said in a release.