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‘That Was The Best Feeling Ever’: Father Talks About Seeing Son Succeed In Special Olympics

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On this Father’s Day, I couldn’t help but shine a light on a moment my college roommate at Morgan State University, Michael Baker, will never forget.

A moment any parent would cherish —  seeing their child win a silver medal in their Special Olympics debut.

Michael Baker says he, his wife and son “practiced five weeks and he never crossed that finish line until that 50 meter race and that was the best feeling ever. And I smile about it to this day.”

Baker held his 10-year-old son, Michael Jr., at the starting line and told him run to mommy. And the rest was history.

And now he has an accomplishment no one can ever take away.

Michael Baker says, “For us it’s a milestone. For Michael Jr., it’s just a regular day. The world stopped for that ten seconds but Mike was just like ‘what’s next? Where do we eat? Where are we going?'”

Mike Jr. has been on the autism spectrum since he was first diagnosed at age 3.

When asked what message this says to other parents, in terms of what their kids can accomplish, in spite of special need, Baker implores that parents, “Don’t give up. Put your child into anything possible. Because you’ll never know what miracles you’ll see. In the sports world, miracles happen all the time. And we saw another one on that Sunday morning.”

And his son Michael Jr., “made my Father’s Day last week. So this is icing on the cake.”

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On this Father’s Day, I couldn’t help but shine a light on a moment my college roommate at Morgan State University, Michael Baker, will never forget.

A moment any parent would cherish —  seeing their child win a silver medal in their Special Olympics debut.

Michael Baker says he, his wife and son “practiced five weeks and he never crossed that finish line until that 50 meter race and that was the best feeling ever. And I smile about it to this day.”

Baker held his 10-year-old son, Michael Jr., at the starting line and told him run to mommy. And the rest was history.

And now he has an accomplishment no one can ever take away.

Michael Baker says, “For us it’s a milestone. For Michael Jr., it’s just a regular day. The world stopped for that ten seconds but Mike was just like ‘what’s next? Where do we eat? Where are we going?'”

Mike Jr. has been on the autism spectrum since he was first diagnosed at age 3.

When asked what message this says to other parents, in terms of what their kids can accomplish, in spite of special need, Baker implores that parents, “Don’t give up. Put your child into anything possible. Because you’ll never know what miracles you’ll see. In the sports world, miracles happen all the time. And we saw another one on that Sunday morning.”

And his son Michael Jr., “made my Father’s Day last week. So this is icing on the cake.”

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Shooting Near Banquet Hall In Dallas Leaves 8 Injured, Including 2 Children

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Police Department is investigating a shooting that left eight people injured, including a 10-year-old and a 15-year-old, early Sunday.

Police said they responded to the shooting at a strip mall just after 12:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of R L Thornton Freeway.

It became the scene of a gun fight when two different groups got into an altercation.

According to police, two side-by-side event spaces in the shopping center were each rented out for separate parties.

The owners of one of the suites said there was a large family celebrating a graduation in one and a different party with dozens of teenagers in the other.

According to police, people from each group were standing outside and got in some type of argument that led to a physical fight. After they all went back in, shots were fired back and forth.

“10 years, 11 years and I don’t have, never, one problem,” said Teresa Sotelo, who owns one of the event spaces. “This is the first time.”

Eight people were hit, including a 15-year-old and a 10-year-old who received a single gunshot wound to the leg.

“I feel bad, bad, bad for the family,” Sotelo said.

Police said the injuries were not life-threatening. There was one victim who had to have surgery and their condition is unknown.

No arrests have been made as the investigation continues.

“Here we go again,” said Tigist Solomon, community coordinator for the Urban Specialists. “Here we go again.”

Just three days ago, the community group led a protest calling for the end of violent crime against children in Dallas after multiple kids got caught in the crossfire of recent shootings.

“This cannot be accepted as the norm,” Solomon said. “Luckily they’re alive, but they’re filling out, you know, crimes against victims forms versus playing in the playground. That’s not how it’s supposed to be.”

Solomon says everyone has to step up to put a stop to this senseless violence.

“Be that person that can make a difference,” she said.

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Police Department is investigating a shooting that left eight people injured, including a 10-year-old and a 15-year-old, early Sunday.

Police said they responded to the shooting at a strip mall just after 12:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of R L Thornton Freeway.

It became the scene of a gun fight when two different groups got into an altercation.

According to police, two side-by-side event spaces in the shopping center were each rented out for separate parties.

The owners of one of the suites said there was a large family celebrating a graduation in one and a different party with dozens of teenagers in the other.

According to police, people from each group were standing outside and got in some type of argument that led to a physical fight. After they all went back in, shots were fired back and forth.

“10 years, 11 years and I don’t have, never, one problem,” said Teresa Sotelo, who owns one of the event spaces. “This is the first time.”

Eight people were hit, including a 15-year-old and a 10-year-old who received a single gunshot wound to the leg.

“I feel bad, bad, bad for the family,” Sotelo said.

Police said the injuries were not life-threatening. There was one victim who had to have surgery and their condition is unknown.

No arrests have been made as the investigation continues.

“Here we go again,” said Tigist Solomon, community coordinator for the Urban Specialists. “Here we go again.”

Just three days ago, the community group led a protest calling for the end of violent crime against children in Dallas after multiple kids got caught in the crossfire of recent shootings.

“This cannot be accepted as the norm,” Solomon said. “Luckily they’re alive, but they’re filling out, you know, crimes against victims forms versus playing in the playground. That’s not how it’s supposed to be.”

Solomon says everyone has to step up to put a stop to this senseless violence.

“Be that person that can make a difference,” she said.

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‘It’s Absolutely Unreal’: Southlake Carroll’s Hailey Hernandez To Represent US At Summer Olympics

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SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – After qualifying for the Olympic games in the 3-meter springboard diving event, Hailey Hernandez says, “It’s absolutely unreal. At the same time. I couldn’t be happier to represent Texas and the whole United States.”

Amidst the rejoicing when Hailey qualified for the summer games in Indianapolis, a proud set of parents, Rick and Teresa, were shocked to find out how Hailey wanted to celebrate the milestone moment.

Her mother, Teresa Hernandez, says, “We asked her what she wanted to celebrate, a steak or something, it was later at night… she was like, ‘I just want a milkshake.'”

The simple joys of a young lady who is sky high after just graduating from Southlake Carroll High School. Hailey departs for the summer games in mid-July and then heads to the University of Texas in August, where she’ll major in biology.

When asked how she manages to still be a normal 18-year-old, she replies, “I’m still a kid. Even just having fun at practice, and remembering to not just focus on my diving, but other relationships even outside of the pool.”

That includes her relationship with her brother, Nathaniel, a diver himself who paved the way for Hailey, and now it’s Hailey inspiring other kids to realize that any goal is within reach.

She explains, “Being able to practice with them and have them be around me all the time, I know a lot of people have said they look up to me and it’s such an amazing feeling. And they can say, she did it and did it so young and I can continue to push and reach my dreams too.”

Her mom says, “More so than the fact that my child’s an Olympian. My child’s a role model. That’s precious to me.”

And as Hailey steps onto the 3-meter diving board in these Olympics, she may do so in front of no family and friends in the stands, if they’re not allowed, in Japan.

As a 13-year-old, Hailey went to China for a competition minus her family. If she has to travel to Tokyo by herself, it won’t be anything new. But, she will not be all alone.

Teresa Hernandez promises, “She knows undoubtedly we’re here for her. We’re supporting her, and she will hear the whole community Texas cheering for her.”

And to that, Southlake Carroll’s Hailey Hernandez, who could end carrying the hopes and dreams of the entire nation, wants them to know one thing.

“This is just the beginning.”

Extended Interview With Hailey Hernandez:

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SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – After qualifying for the Olympic games in the 3-meter springboard diving event, Hailey Hernandez says, “It’s absolutely unreal. At the same time. I couldn’t be happier to represent Texas and the whole United States.”

Amidst the rejoicing when Hailey qualified for the summer games in Indianapolis, a proud set of parents, Rick and Teresa, were shocked to find out how Hailey wanted to celebrate the milestone moment.

Her mother, Teresa Hernandez, says, “We asked her what she wanted to celebrate, a steak or something, it was later at night… she was like, ‘I just want a milkshake.'”

The simple joys of a young lady who is sky high after just graduating from Southlake Carroll High School. Hailey departs for the summer games in mid-July and then heads to the University of Texas in August, where she’ll major in biology.

When asked how she manages to still be a normal 18-year-old, she replies, “I’m still a kid. Even just having fun at practice, and remembering to not just focus on my diving, but other relationships even outside of the pool.”

That includes her relationship with her brother, Nathaniel, a diver himself who paved the way for Hailey, and now it’s Hailey inspiring other kids to realize that any goal is within reach.

She explains, “Being able to practice with them and have them be around me all the time, I know a lot of people have said they look up to me and it’s such an amazing feeling. And they can say, she did it and did it so young and I can continue to push and reach my dreams too.”

Her mom says, “More so than the fact that my child’s an Olympian. My child’s a role model. That’s precious to me.”

And as Hailey steps onto the 3-meter diving board in these Olympics, she may do so in front of no family and friends in the stands, if they’re not allowed, in Japan.

As a 13-year-old, Hailey went to China for a competition minus her family. If she has to travel to Tokyo by herself, it won’t be anything new. But, she will not be all alone.

Teresa Hernandez promises, “She knows undoubtedly we’re here for her. We’re supporting her, and she will hear the whole community Texas cheering for her.”

And to that, Southlake Carroll’s Hailey Hernandez, who could end carrying the hopes and dreams of the entire nation, wants them to know one thing.

“This is just the beginning.”

Extended Interview With Hailey Hernandez:

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Gardening 101: Growing Tomatoes

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(CBSDFW.COM) – If I had to pick the edible crop here in North Texas that creates the most conversation and debate over best practices, it would be growing tomatoes.

When I lived in Nashville (over a decade ago now) growing tomatoes was easy, there was one season. Here in North Texas there are two.

If you pick the spring season, you race from the last freeze to the first heat wave to get your crop in. If you pick the fall season you are fighting for your plant’s life through the worst of the summer heat in hopes that can survive for the fall bounty.

My success rate with tomatoes is low. I’m picking the fall season this year to try some yellow pear. But to harvest in the fall means to grow in the summer so in they go now.

You can help their survival rate with lots of water and mulch along with afternoon shade. The rewards are great; two years ago, I harvested some top-choice Roma tomatoes all the way into December. Those tomatoes made for some stellar spaghetti sauce that I put in the freeze to help me get through winter.

Given my track record, I shouldn’t be giving ANY advice on tomatoes. But I have discovered that it is best not to use the same growing bed in back-to-back years. In fact, it is better to rotated spots every three to four years. This will help keep down the multitude of disease and pests that attack tomatoes on a consistent basis.

Also, I save my eggshells and, when I have enough to cover a cookie sheet, put them in the oven over very low heat (225°) for about 20 minutes. This dries them out enough to crush them into a powder once they cool down. I then spread this powder over key plants including tomatoes just as the fruit is ready to ripen. This SEEMS to help them fruit a little better.

The other thing I learned about trying to grow tomatoes is that they can’t dry out. Ever.

You must be rather diligent on our watering. On hot days this means near daily watering. Make sure to water the ground below and keep the water off the leaves and fruit. Never have I grown a plant so quick to take on a fungus. These plants like hot, dry air but wet feet.

Good luck and send me pictures this fall of your crop!

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(CBSDFW.COM) – If I had to pick the edible crop here in North Texas that creates the most conversation and debate over best practices, it would be growing tomatoes.

When I lived in Nashville (over a decade ago now) growing tomatoes was easy, there was one season. Here in North Texas there are two.

If you pick the spring season, you race from the last freeze to the first heat wave to get your crop in. If you pick the fall season you are fighting for your plant’s life through the worst of the summer heat in hopes that can survive for the fall bounty.

My success rate with tomatoes is low. I’m picking the fall season this year to try some yellow pear. But to harvest in the fall means to grow in the summer so in they go now.

You can help their survival rate with lots of water and mulch along with afternoon shade. The rewards are great; two years ago, I harvested some top-choice Roma tomatoes all the way into December. Those tomatoes made for some stellar spaghetti sauce that I put in the freeze to help me get through winter.

Given my track record, I shouldn’t be giving ANY advice on tomatoes. But I have discovered that it is best not to use the same growing bed in back-to-back years. In fact, it is better to rotated spots every three to four years. This will help keep down the multitude of disease and pests that attack tomatoes on a consistent basis.

Also, I save my eggshells and, when I have enough to cover a cookie sheet, put them in the oven over very low heat (225°) for about 20 minutes. This dries them out enough to crush them into a powder once they cool down. I then spread this powder over key plants including tomatoes just as the fruit is ready to ripen. This SEEMS to help them fruit a little better.

The other thing I learned about trying to grow tomatoes is that they can’t dry out. Ever.

You must be rather diligent on our watering. On hot days this means near daily watering. Make sure to water the ground below and keep the water off the leaves and fruit. Never have I grown a plant so quick to take on a fungus. These plants like hot, dry air but wet feet.

Good luck and send me pictures this fall of your crop!

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Wanda ‘Fernie’ Winter, Credited With Bringing Funnel Cakes To State Fair Of Texas, Dies

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Wanda “Fernie” Winter, the woman who was credited with bringing the famed funnel cake to the State Fair of Texas, has died, her family announced Sunday.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and treasured Mimi, Wanda ‘Fernie’ Winter. She was a light in this world and we will continue to carry her flame within us,” her family business, Fernie’s Funnel Cakes, said on Facebook.

Back in 2019, the family celebrated the 50-year anniversary of Winter introducing funnel cakes to the State Fair. The famous treat started as a way to make some money for a vacation, but it quickly became a staple at the annual fair, according to the family.

“We had no idea that 50 years later that we would be out here still… some people call a fry-nasty,” Winter’s daughter, Christi Erpillo, told CBS 11 News in 2019.

Funeral arrangements and a celebration of life are pending.

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Wanda “Fernie” Winter, the woman who was credited with bringing the famed funnel cake to the State Fair of Texas, has died, her family announced Sunday.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and treasured Mimi, Wanda ‘Fernie’ Winter. She was a light in this world and we will continue to carry her flame within us,” her family business, Fernie’s Funnel Cakes, said on Facebook.

Back in 2019, the family celebrated the 50-year anniversary of Winter introducing funnel cakes to the State Fair. The famous treat started as a way to make some money for a vacation, but it quickly became a staple at the annual fair, according to the family.

“We had no idea that 50 years later that we would be out here still… some people call a fry-nasty,” Winter’s daughter, Christi Erpillo, told CBS 11 News in 2019.

Funeral arrangements and a celebration of life are pending.

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Texas Deputy Constable’s Wife, Stepdaughter Shot During Home Invasion, Police Say

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HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — An off-duty Texas deputy constable’s wife and his 4-year-old stepdaughter were shot early Sunday morning when a gunman forced entry into their home and opened fire, according to Police Chief Troy Finner.

At about 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Houston police responded to an “officer assist” call on West Dallas Street where the suspect, described as a man wearing all black and armed “with a shotgun and some kind of assault weapon,” had forced his way into the deputy constable’s apartment and opened fire, police said.

The deputy constable’s wife was shot in the leg and is “OK,” according to Finner, and his stepdaughter was shot in the arm. She required surgery and is in stable condition.

There is no known motive for the shooting, and an investigation is ongoing.

“We don’t know anything, what’s the motive of this, if it was targeted or what, all we know is he forced entry.” Finner said.

The deputy constable did exchange gunfire with the suspect and a blood trail was left behind. A significant police presence gathered in front of the complex Sunday morning where the shooting took place as the search continues for the suspect.

“Anytime a citizen gets shot in Houston, let alone a deputy’s or officer’s family, it’s something we take seriously, but a lot of investigation has to go on with it,” Finner said.

KTRK reports the deputy constable has been with Harris County Precinct 1 for three years.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The CNN Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company contributed to this report.)

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HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — An off-duty Texas deputy constable’s wife and his 4-year-old stepdaughter were shot early Sunday morning when a gunman forced entry into their home and opened fire, according to Police Chief Troy Finner.

At about 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Houston police responded to an “officer assist” call on West Dallas Street where the suspect, described as a man wearing all black and armed “with a shotgun and some kind of assault weapon,” had forced his way into the deputy constable’s apartment and opened fire, police said.

The deputy constable’s wife was shot in the leg and is “OK,” according to Finner, and his stepdaughter was shot in the arm. She required surgery and is in stable condition.

There is no known motive for the shooting, and an investigation is ongoing.

“We don’t know anything, what’s the motive of this, if it was targeted or what, all we know is he forced entry.” Finner said.

The deputy constable did exchange gunfire with the suspect and a blood trail was left behind. A significant police presence gathered in front of the complex Sunday morning where the shooting took place as the search continues for the suspect.

“Anytime a citizen gets shot in Houston, let alone a deputy’s or officer’s family, it’s something we take seriously, but a lot of investigation has to go on with it,” Finner said.

KTRK reports the deputy constable has been with Harris County Precinct 1 for three years.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The CNN Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company contributed to this report.)

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Opal Lee’s Annual Walk Was Extra Special Saturday After Juneteenth Becomes Federal Holiday

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – It was quite the day for Ms. Opal Lee on Saturday as she celebrated Juneteenth through her annual walk. But it was extra special this year as she also marked the success of June 19 becoming a federal holiday.

From Evans Avenue Plaza to the courthouse downtown, Lee led a crowd as she always has.

“I’m so grateful for all your beautiful people,” Lee told the crowd.

Known as the Grandmother of Juneteenth, each year she walks 2.5 miles, representing the 2.5 years it took for the news of freedom to reach slaves in Texas.

“This is the beginning of our getting the disparities out of our communities so we can work as one,” Lee said.

In front of the courthouse, the crowd cheered her on and raised both a Juneteenth flag and an American one.

“As an educator in Fort Worth, it’s just an amazing event to be able to discuss with my students that we can still make history,” attendee Tamika Dees said.

It was apparent Lee’s words reached the crowd.

“Please continue the kinds of things that you know we need to become one people, you hear? It’s not a White thing. It’s not a Black thing. It’s an American thing,” Lee said.

And, as always, her message was clear and hopeful.

“If people can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love,” she said.

Celebrations like this weren’t just in Texas. People took that 2.5 mile walk in cities across the country, such as Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York and Detroit.

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – It was quite the day for Ms. Opal Lee on Saturday as she celebrated Juneteenth through her annual walk. But it was extra special this year as she also marked the success of June 19 becoming a federal holiday.

From Evans Avenue Plaza to the courthouse downtown, Lee led a crowd as she always has.

“I’m so grateful for all your beautiful people,” Lee told the crowd.

Known as the Grandmother of Juneteenth, each year she walks 2.5 miles, representing the 2.5 years it took for the news of freedom to reach slaves in Texas.

“This is the beginning of our getting the disparities out of our communities so we can work as one,” Lee said.

In front of the courthouse, the crowd cheered her on and raised both a Juneteenth flag and an American one.

“As an educator in Fort Worth, it’s just an amazing event to be able to discuss with my students that we can still make history,” attendee Tamika Dees said.

It was apparent Lee’s words reached the crowd.

“Please continue the kinds of things that you know we need to become one people, you hear? It’s not a White thing. It’s not a Black thing. It’s an American thing,” Lee said.

And, as always, her message was clear and hopeful.

“If people can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love,” she said.

Celebrations like this weren’t just in Texas. People took that 2.5 mile walk in cities across the country, such as Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York and Detroit.

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Did Texans Actually Conserve Energy This Week? Residents Question ERCOT’s Readiness

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texans were asked to conserve energy this whole week during peak hours of consumption and to turn up thermostats to at least 78 degrees. It’s a request from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas that received strong reactions from residents just a few months after the devastating winter storms that knocked out power for millions.

“Coming off the February storm disaster and this session… it frightens people. It’s not even that hot out and we’re being asked to curtail,” state Rep. Nathan Johnson said.

Johnson said the state’s grid remained several stages from any real trouble and believed the request wouldn’t have been such a concern if not for what happened in February.

Like millions of Texans, Ahmad Kahdra lost power in his home in February and when he saw the conservation alert this week, he said he tried to comply — but couldn’t.

“I cannot fall asleep if it’s that hot and that warm in the house, so I just couldn’t do it,” Kahdra said.

Many people on social media had similar stories when asked if they conserved energy this week.

“No freaking way” and “Absolutely not” were just a couple of those answers. One person said he did go up to 78 degrees but noticed businesses stayed lit up “like a Christmas tree.”

Are you a Texan who adjusted your thermostat to 78* or higher this week? Or has a smart thermostat that turned itself up?

Are you a Texan who made a conscious decision NOT to turn their thermostat up?

I want to talk to you ASAP for a story. Email me ALucia@cbs.com @CBSDFW

— Andrea Lucia (@CBS11Andrea) June 18, 2021

CBS 11 News reached out to ERCOT to ask what the temperatures were at the agency’s offices. In just over 24 hours, a spokesperson replied: “All thermostats at ERCOT facilities have been adjusted to 78 degrees.” A request for evidence was still being checked on by ERCOT.

A staff member at the Texas Capitol said while it seemed warmer than usual in the building, the temperature in their office registered at 71.7 degrees.

When asked if state leaders have a responsibility during times like these, Kahdra said, “100%… it’s 100% their responsibility.”

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texans were asked to conserve energy this whole week during peak hours of consumption and to turn up thermostats to at least 78 degrees. It’s a request from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas that received strong reactions from residents just a few months after the devastating winter storms that knocked out power for millions.

“Coming off the February storm disaster and this session… it frightens people. It’s not even that hot out and we’re being asked to curtail,” state Rep. Nathan Johnson said.

Johnson said the state’s grid remained several stages from any real trouble and believed the request wouldn’t have been such a concern if not for what happened in February.

Like millions of Texans, Ahmad Kahdra lost power in his home in February and when he saw the conservation alert this week, he said he tried to comply — but couldn’t.

“I cannot fall asleep if it’s that hot and that warm in the house, so I just couldn’t do it,” Kahdra said.

Many people on social media had similar stories when asked if they conserved energy this week.

“No freaking way” and “Absolutely not” were just a couple of those answers. One person said he did go up to 78 degrees but noticed businesses stayed lit up “like a Christmas tree.”

Are you a Texan who adjusted your thermostat to 78* or higher this week? Or has a smart thermostat that turned itself up?

Are you a Texan who made a conscious decision NOT to turn their thermostat up?

I want to talk to you ASAP for a story. Email me ALucia@cbs.com @CBSDFW

— Andrea Lucia (@CBS11Andrea) June 18, 2021

CBS 11 News reached out to ERCOT to ask what the temperatures were at the agency’s offices. In just over 24 hours, a spokesperson replied: “All thermostats at ERCOT facilities have been adjusted to 78 degrees.” A request for evidence was still being checked on by ERCOT.

A staff member at the Texas Capitol said while it seemed warmer than usual in the building, the temperature in their office registered at 71.7 degrees.

When asked if state leaders have a responsibility during times like these, Kahdra said, “100%… it’s 100% their responsibility.”

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Much Happening In DFW For Juneteenth Including Walk With Opal Lee

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Juneteenth events are taking place this weekend, including Opal Lee’s Walk for Juneteenth.

The two-and-a-half mile walk in Fort Worth recognizes the two and a half years it took for the news of freedom to reach all enslaved people in the U.S. With Juneteenth now becoming a federal holiday, big crowds are expected.

From watching Congress approve the bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, to heading to the nation’s capital to see it signed into law, it’s been quite a week for 94-year-old Opal Lee, and it’s not over yet.

She’s celebrated the holiday her entire life, and five years ago walked from her hometown in Fort Worth to Washington, D.C. trying to convince lawmakers to make it a federal holiday.

Ahead of the big day, people are stopping by the the Juneteenth Gallery Museum Theater to learn about its history.

“It’s the best kept secret in Fort Worth,” Donald Williams said.

He been there, alongside Lee, for for 15 years.

“She owns all this property,” he said.

They’ve collected historical relics related to June 19th, 1865 which marks the day slaves in Galveston were informed of their freedom by federal troops.

As they gear up for Saturday, June 19, Williams says he couldn’t be prouder of Lee. However, he won’t be walking with her.

“Keeping up with Ms. Lee is a job and a half,” he said. “You know to be 94 years old, you have to be pretty good to keep up with Ms. Lee walking down southside. She’s a great lady.”

The walk starts at 10:00 a.m. and at Evans Avenue Plaza.

There are also virtual walks taking place across the country for those who can’t attend in person.

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Juneteenth events are taking place this weekend, including Opal Lee’s Walk for Juneteenth.

The two-and-a-half mile walk in Fort Worth recognizes the two and a half years it took for the news of freedom to reach all enslaved people in the U.S. With Juneteenth now becoming a federal holiday, big crowds are expected.

From watching Congress approve the bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, to heading to the nation’s capital to see it signed into law, it’s been quite a week for 94-year-old Opal Lee, and it’s not over yet.

She’s celebrated the holiday her entire life, and five years ago walked from her hometown in Fort Worth to Washington, D.C. trying to convince lawmakers to make it a federal holiday.

Ahead of the big day, people are stopping by the the Juneteenth Gallery Museum Theater to learn about its history.

“It’s the best kept secret in Fort Worth,” Donald Williams said.

He been there, alongside Lee, for for 15 years.

“She owns all this property,” he said.

They’ve collected historical relics related to June 19th, 1865 which marks the day slaves in Galveston were informed of their freedom by federal troops.

As they gear up for Saturday, June 19, Williams says he couldn’t be prouder of Lee. However, he won’t be walking with her.

“Keeping up with Ms. Lee is a job and a half,” he said. “You know to be 94 years old, you have to be pretty good to keep up with Ms. Lee walking down southside. She’s a great lady.”

The walk starts at 10:00 a.m. and at Evans Avenue Plaza.

There are also virtual walks taking place across the country for those who can’t attend in person.

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O.D. Wyatt’s Marcell McCreary Paving The Way For Others On And Off The Court

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(CBSDFW.COM) – Marcell McCreary will forever remember his last seconds in a high school uniform. In his words, “That last game… even though it hurt. It hurt real bad.”

The pain of giving your team the final possession and a chance to knock off the defending state champs, only for your teammates to be so excited they jump off the bench and onto the court and for the referee who could’ve issued a warning, instead, called a technical foul. The game was over and a high school career was over just like that.

Brandy McCreary, Marcell’s mother, says, “For me to be robbed like that, it was hard to watch… hard to stomach.”

But when one door closes, another one opens. Marcell is now a proud O.D. Wyatt graduate. The two-time all-state player is bouncing onto the Air Force Academy on a full scholarship.

DeMarqus James, O.D. Wyatt’s head basketball coach, says, “If hard work pays off was a person, that would be Marcell.”

Delton McCreary, Marcell’s father, explains, “We did our part as parents. He did his part as a student athlete.”

Student is the key word, with Marcell finishing in the top ten in his class. The most impressive of Marcell’s accomplishments is being the first African American male to leave O.D. Wyatt with an associate’s degree.

And that’s a slam dunk others can follow.

Marcell says, “Kids younger than me can see that it’s possible. It ain’t nothing wrong with being smart.”

His mother follows, “I hope it opens up their eyes… that right here in Fort Worth there are some great things happening here.”

That includes Marcell McCreay, who is extremely sure of one thing in his immediate future. With a smile of his face, he says, “A lot of buckets.”

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(CBSDFW.COM) – Marcell McCreary will forever remember his last seconds in a high school uniform. In his words, “That last game… even though it hurt. It hurt real bad.”

The pain of giving your team the final possession and a chance to knock off the defending state champs, only for your teammates to be so excited they jump off the bench and onto the court and for the referee who could’ve issued a warning, instead, called a technical foul. The game was over and a high school career was over just like that.

Brandy McCreary, Marcell’s mother, says, “For me to be robbed like that, it was hard to watch… hard to stomach.”

But when one door closes, another one opens. Marcell is now a proud O.D. Wyatt graduate. The two-time all-state player is bouncing onto the Air Force Academy on a full scholarship.

DeMarqus James, O.D. Wyatt’s head basketball coach, says, “If hard work pays off was a person, that would be Marcell.”

Delton McCreary, Marcell’s father, explains, “We did our part as parents. He did his part as a student athlete.”

Student is the key word, with Marcell finishing in the top ten in his class. The most impressive of Marcell’s accomplishments is being the first African American male to leave O.D. Wyatt with an associate’s degree.

And that’s a slam dunk others can follow.

Marcell says, “Kids younger than me can see that it’s possible. It ain’t nothing wrong with being smart.”

His mother follows, “I hope it opens up their eyes… that right here in Fort Worth there are some great things happening here.”

That includes Marcell McCreay, who is extremely sure of one thing in his immediate future. With a smile of his face, he says, “A lot of buckets.”

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Drowning In Grapevine Lake Prompts Warning From First Responders

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GRAPEVINE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Grapevine Fire Department responded to their first drowning of the year on Tuesday, June 15, when a 33-year-old man went under water for more than 10 minutes.

The department is now working to spread the word on water safety before the summer season is in full swing.

Unfortunately, Fire Chief Darrell Brown says because of the lake’s landscape, it’s all too easy to go under.

One moment you’re walking fine, the next, there could be a 10 to 15 foot drop.

On Friday, June 18, two of their officers, one wearing a life jacket, and one not, demonstrated how one step further into the lake, can turn fatal.

“It just takes one more step and you’re in trouble. You’re fine one minute, and then the next minute, is too late, and it’s too sad,” said Chief Brown.

“It doesn’t matter how old you are or how accomplished a swimmer you are. What about the adult? This was a 33-year-old gentleman that drowned this week,” he said. “So if you don’t have a life vest on…the odds are stacked against you”

The department recommends anyone going into open water needs to wear a life jacket tight enough that it won’t go over your head when submerged.

Grapevine Lake has six free life jacket trees in surrounding parks, all they ask is that you return them when you’re done using them.

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GRAPEVINE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Grapevine Fire Department responded to their first drowning of the year on Tuesday, June 15, when a 33-year-old man went under water for more than 10 minutes.

The department is now working to spread the word on water safety before the summer season is in full swing.

Unfortunately, Fire Chief Darrell Brown says because of the lake’s landscape, it’s all too easy to go under.

One moment you’re walking fine, the next, there could be a 10 to 15 foot drop.

On Friday, June 18, two of their officers, one wearing a life jacket, and one not, demonstrated how one step further into the lake, can turn fatal.

“It just takes one more step and you’re in trouble. You’re fine one minute, and then the next minute, is too late, and it’s too sad,” said Chief Brown.

“It doesn’t matter how old you are or how accomplished a swimmer you are. What about the adult? This was a 33-year-old gentleman that drowned this week,” he said. “So if you don’t have a life vest on…the odds are stacked against you”

The department recommends anyone going into open water needs to wear a life jacket tight enough that it won’t go over your head when submerged.

Grapevine Lake has six free life jacket trees in surrounding parks, all they ask is that you return them when you’re done using them.

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Texas Gov. Abbott Vetoes Legislature’s Portion Of State Budget After Democrats Kill Voting Bill

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Note: The video above is from a report on June 18, 2021, before the governor’s announcement.

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vetoed the legislature’s portion of the state budget after an elections bill he prioritized was killed when Democrats walked out at end of this year’s session.

During a dramatic end to the session at the end of May, Democrats walked out of the House chamber before a midnight deadline to pass Republicans’ Senate Bill 7, leaving the House without a quorum to vote.

On Friday, Abbott said he signed a “fiscally conservative” state budget and confirmed he vetoed the legislature’s portion.

In a statement, Abbott said: “Texans don’t run from a legislative fight, and they don’t walk away from unfinished business. Funding should not be provided for those who quit their job early, leaving their state with unfinished business and exposing taxpayers to higher costs for an additional legislative session. I therefore object to and disapprove of these appropriations.”

Vetoing the lawmakers’ portion of the budget would keep them and their staffs from getting paid after August 31 and would require a special session.

Abbott said he would call a special session for the elections bill, as well as one on bail reform, but a date has not yet been decided.

Chris Turner, the chair of the Texas House Democratic Caucus, responded to Abbott’s decision by saying, in part, “Texas has a governor, not a dictator or emperor. The tyrannical veto of the legislative branch is the latest indication that Governor Greg Abbott is simply out of control. Abbott’s actions are an inexcusable and dangerous attack on the separation of powers, as his veto consolidates more power in his own office…”

Provisions of SB 7 included giving more access to poll watchers and making it easier for a judge to overturn an election due to fraud.

There was also a provision to prohibit voting on Sundays before 1 p.m., which many saw as an attempt to discourage Black residents taking part in a nationwide church movement known as “souls to the polls.” However, lawmakers later clarified the 1 p.m. time was an error and that it should have said 11 a.m.

Full interviews with State Sen. Nathan Johnson and State Rep. Matt Shaheen with thoughts on vetoing legislature’s budget (before announcement):

 

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Note: The video above is from a report on June 18, 2021, before the governor’s announcement.

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vetoed the legislature’s portion of the state budget after an elections bill he prioritized was killed when Democrats walked out at end of this year’s session.

During a dramatic end to the session at the end of May, Democrats walked out of the House chamber before a midnight deadline to pass Republicans’ Senate Bill 7, leaving the House without a quorum to vote.

On Friday, Abbott said he signed a “fiscally conservative” state budget and confirmed he vetoed the legislature’s portion.

In a statement, Abbott said: “Texans don’t run from a legislative fight, and they don’t walk away from unfinished business. Funding should not be provided for those who quit their job early, leaving their state with unfinished business and exposing taxpayers to higher costs for an additional legislative session. I therefore object to and disapprove of these appropriations.”

Vetoing the lawmakers’ portion of the budget would keep them and their staffs from getting paid after August 31 and would require a special session.

Abbott said he would call a special session for the elections bill, as well as one on bail reform, but a date has not yet been decided.

Chris Turner, the chair of the Texas House Democratic Caucus, responded to Abbott’s decision by saying, in part, “Texas has a governor, not a dictator or emperor. The tyrannical veto of the legislative branch is the latest indication that Governor Greg Abbott is simply out of control. Abbott’s actions are an inexcusable and dangerous attack on the separation of powers, as his veto consolidates more power in his own office…”

Provisions of SB 7 included giving more access to poll watchers and making it easier for a judge to overturn an election due to fraud.

There was also a provision to prohibit voting on Sundays before 1 p.m., which many saw as an attempt to discourage Black residents taking part in a nationwide church movement known as “souls to the polls.” However, lawmakers later clarified the 1 p.m. time was an error and that it should have said 11 a.m.

Full interviews with State Sen. Nathan Johnson and State Rep. Matt Shaheen with thoughts on vetoing legislature’s budget (before announcement):

 

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Materials Shortage Affecting Major Infrastructure Projects In North Texas

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Short supplies of steel and concrete are starting to impact major infrastructure projects in North Texas, forcing project schedule changes as managers try to avoid long delays.

Rooted in some of the same pandemic production slowdowns affecting homebuilding, contractors have struggled to find supplies of light poles, traffic light signal arms and storm drain pipes.

Prices have been rising as well, although several cities and project managers said contractors are absorbing many for the increased costs for now. Bids for some future projects though, are starting to inch up.

In some cases projects are able to adjust phases to limit the impact on completion. An expansion of Harmon Road in Fort Worth was impacted by the pipe supply, so work shifted to another phase until materials are in.

A $3.5 million dollar intersection improvement on Hulen St. and Granbury Rd. on the south side of the city was supposed to start in April, but steel delays have pushed back the start of major construction.

“We’re just having to think outside the box and try to come up with solutions that have minimal if any impact on the schedule,” said Roy Teal, a capital projects officer for Fort Worth.

The NTExpress project, which is expanding I-35W and added managed toll lanes further north, is experiencing some challenges with concrete. Project managers though said they were working with suppliers to extend their lead times, and better forecast when they would need materials, and so far have avoided any schedule impacts.

Arlington has had to extend its ordering times on sign posts and street light poles. It was requiring more planning by contractors, the city said, to time projects out.

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Short supplies of steel and concrete are starting to impact major infrastructure projects in North Texas, forcing project schedule changes as managers try to avoid long delays.

Rooted in some of the same pandemic production slowdowns affecting homebuilding, contractors have struggled to find supplies of light poles, traffic light signal arms and storm drain pipes.

Prices have been rising as well, although several cities and project managers said contractors are absorbing many for the increased costs for now. Bids for some future projects though, are starting to inch up.

In some cases projects are able to adjust phases to limit the impact on completion. An expansion of Harmon Road in Fort Worth was impacted by the pipe supply, so work shifted to another phase until materials are in.

A $3.5 million dollar intersection improvement on Hulen St. and Granbury Rd. on the south side of the city was supposed to start in April, but steel delays have pushed back the start of major construction.

“We’re just having to think outside the box and try to come up with solutions that have minimal if any impact on the schedule,” said Roy Teal, a capital projects officer for Fort Worth.

The NTExpress project, which is expanding I-35W and added managed toll lanes further north, is experiencing some challenges with concrete. Project managers though said they were working with suppliers to extend their lead times, and better forecast when they would need materials, and so far have avoided any schedule impacts.

Arlington has had to extend its ordering times on sign posts and street light poles. It was requiring more planning by contractors, the city said, to time projects out.

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Robust Mosquito Season Predicted For North Texas

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by Aparna Zalani | CBS 11

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – No matter where you are, it’s difficult to escape a mosquito bite in the summer.

Emergency rooms are already seeing an uptick in the bites.

Doctors say sometimes these bites can get infected – especially among children.

Dr. Dawn Johnson, pediatrician at Children’s Health Medical Center predicts a robust mosquito season in North Texas.

She says insects can carry more than just their bite or sting. West Nile, Zika and Lyme are some of the diseases transmitted by mosquitos and ticks.

It’s not just the mosquitos we need to worry about, mites often called “chiggers” are also abundant this time around.

“When our children are outside and playing in the grass, we anticipate there will be insect bites and stings,” she said.

She says prevention is the best way out. stay indoors– especially during dusk and dawn– when the mosquitos are out. use mosquito spray with 30% or less DEET.

“those are safe for children two months and older, they should be applied every two hours to every five hours depending on the strength of the DEET.”

The American academy of pediatrics says 10% DEET provides protection for 2 hours and 30% provides protection for 5 hours.

Insect repellents should be applied only on exposed skin – not under clothing – and to the outside of your child’s clothing. Read product instructions and use just enough repellent to cover your child’s clothing and exposed skin. Using more doesn’t make the repellent more effective.

Apply the repellent on young children and help older children apply – to make sure the product is used properly. If you use a spray, do so in an open area to avoid breathing in the repellent.

If using on your child’s face, spray the product on your hands, then apply, being careful to avoid the eyes and mouth. Avoid using repellents on scrapes, wounds or other broken skin. Don’t use sprays around food.

Clothing is important. If you are in the woods where there may be ticks, for example, wear long sleeves and pants – a long-sleeved shirt with a snug collar and cuffs is best. Tuck the shirt in at the waist and tuck socks over your pants, hiking shoes or boots.

For protection from chiggers, Dr. Johnson says snug clothing can prevent ticks and mites from climbing.

These mites try to find moist spots on the body typically, under the socks or the lining of the underwear.

“We don’t recommend putting DEET on covered parts of the body, chiggers love to bite, places that are moist, and so they love to get around the edge of socks, where you may not have applied DEET, they love the groin.”

Once you’re back inside, wash the product off your child’s skin with soap and water to remove any repellent, and wash their clothing before they wear it again. Do tick checks at the end of the day by examining your child’s hair and skin.

For younger infants, use mosquito netting over strollers and baby carriers when the family is outside. You can dress infants in cool, comfortable clothing – such as lightweight cotton – to protect their skin.

Other “natural” insect repellants repel insects only for a short time and don’t require registration with the Environmental Protection Agency. They might include citronella oil, cedar oil, geranium oil, peppermint, peppermint oil and soybean oil.

Pediatricians don’t recommend products containing both DEET and sunscreen that’s because sunscreen needs to be reapplied every couple of hours especially when the child is getting wet.

If you get bitten by an insect- wash the bite with warm soap and water and apply an anti-itch cream…and if you are using natural bug spray– know that it may be only effective for a short time… check the label carefully before using natural sprays.

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by Aparna Zalani | CBS 11

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – No matter where you are, it’s difficult to escape a mosquito bite in the summer.

Emergency rooms are already seeing an uptick in the bites.

Doctors say sometimes these bites can get infected – especially among children.

Dr. Dawn Johnson, pediatrician at Children’s Health Medical Center predicts a robust mosquito season in North Texas.

She says insects can carry more than just their bite or sting. West Nile, Zika and Lyme are some of the diseases transmitted by mosquitos and ticks.

It’s not just the mosquitos we need to worry about, mites often called “chiggers” are also abundant this time around.

“When our children are outside and playing in the grass, we anticipate there will be insect bites and stings,” she said.

She says prevention is the best way out. stay indoors– especially during dusk and dawn– when the mosquitos are out. use mosquito spray with 30% or less DEET.

“those are safe for children two months and older, they should be applied every two hours to every five hours depending on the strength of the DEET.”

The American academy of pediatrics says 10% DEET provides protection for 2 hours and 30% provides protection for 5 hours.

Insect repellents should be applied only on exposed skin – not under clothing – and to the outside of your child’s clothing. Read product instructions and use just enough repellent to cover your child’s clothing and exposed skin. Using more doesn’t make the repellent more effective.

Apply the repellent on young children and help older children apply – to make sure the product is used properly. If you use a spray, do so in an open area to avoid breathing in the repellent.

If using on your child’s face, spray the product on your hands, then apply, being careful to avoid the eyes and mouth. Avoid using repellents on scrapes, wounds or other broken skin. Don’t use sprays around food.

Clothing is important. If you are in the woods where there may be ticks, for example, wear long sleeves and pants – a long-sleeved shirt with a snug collar and cuffs is best. Tuck the shirt in at the waist and tuck socks over your pants, hiking shoes or boots.

For protection from chiggers, Dr. Johnson says snug clothing can prevent ticks and mites from climbing.

These mites try to find moist spots on the body typically, under the socks or the lining of the underwear.

“We don’t recommend putting DEET on covered parts of the body, chiggers love to bite, places that are moist, and so they love to get around the edge of socks, where you may not have applied DEET, they love the groin.”

Once you’re back inside, wash the product off your child’s skin with soap and water to remove any repellent, and wash their clothing before they wear it again. Do tick checks at the end of the day by examining your child’s hair and skin.

For younger infants, use mosquito netting over strollers and baby carriers when the family is outside. You can dress infants in cool, comfortable clothing – such as lightweight cotton – to protect their skin.

Other “natural” insect repellants repel insects only for a short time and don’t require registration with the Environmental Protection Agency. They might include citronella oil, cedar oil, geranium oil, peppermint, peppermint oil and soybean oil.

Pediatricians don’t recommend products containing both DEET and sunscreen that’s because sunscreen needs to be reapplied every couple of hours especially when the child is getting wet.

If you get bitten by an insect- wash the bite with warm soap and water and apply an anti-itch cream…and if you are using natural bug spray– know that it may be only effective for a short time… check the label carefully before using natural sprays.

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Water Main Break Impacting Traffic In Downtown Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A 6-inch water main break in the 300 block of East Weatherford Street in Fort Worth is impacting commuters on Friday, June 18 and could continue to into the weekend.

Traffic on East Weatherford is reduced to one lane (far left lane) starting at Commerce Street.

Drivers should avoid driving through downtown on Weatherford Street and to use alternate routes.

Water main break in downtown Fort Worth (Chopper 11)

This situation will continue through rush hour and into the evening.

There could be traffic impacts through the weekend because of follow-up road repairs.

Crews are onsite prepping the site for repairs to begin around 6:00 p.m. Friday.

The main cannot be taken out of service until after 5:00 p.m. because of ongoing trials in the Tom Vandergriff Civil Courts Building.

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A 6-inch water main break in the 300 block of East Weatherford Street in Fort Worth is impacting commuters on Friday, June 18 and could continue to into the weekend.

Traffic on East Weatherford is reduced to one lane (far left lane) starting at Commerce Street.

Drivers should avoid driving through downtown on Weatherford Street and to use alternate routes.

Water main break in downtown Fort Worth (Chopper 11)

This situation will continue through rush hour and into the evening.

There could be traffic impacts through the weekend because of follow-up road repairs.

Crews are onsite prepping the site for repairs to begin around 6:00 p.m. Friday.

The main cannot be taken out of service until after 5:00 p.m. because of ongoing trials in the Tom Vandergriff Civil Courts Building.

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Juneteenth Being Celebrated At Various Events Throughout North Texas Saturday

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MCKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The federal holiday, Juneteenth, will be recognized and city leaders across the state are preparing for the monumental day.

Places like McKinney have celebrated the occasion before but their secretary, Empress Drane, says this year they’re highlighting it more than ever before.

“I think that a lot of energy around social initiative has brought a lot of awareness to things like diversity, equality, and inclusion,” Drane explained. “Juneteenth seems very appropriate to magnify.”

Drane says McKinney’s Juneteenth celebration will include games, history lessons and water activities.

The city of Arlington is planning to throw their own Juneteenth Jubilee for the first time ever, which will also include interactive opportunities and Black history education.

“It’s two and a half hours from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. which will symbolize the two and a half years of lost freedom after emancipation proclamation,” said Chris Hightower, president and CEO of Arlington Museum of Art. “It took two and a half years to get about 250,000 people who were enslaved, free.”

Darryl Blair, a Dallas organizer of an inaugural Juneteenth celebration, says he hopes these events will bring people from all walks of life closer together.

“Juneteenth is not a divisive event, it’s a unifying event — it’s an engagement. It’s not a passive deal where are you just come in and pass everybody and wave. No, at some point you’ve got to be engaged by the virtue of the celebration and the things that are going on,” said Blair.

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MCKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The federal holiday, Juneteenth, will be recognized and city leaders across the state are preparing for the monumental day.

Places like McKinney have celebrated the occasion before but their secretary, Empress Drane, says this year they’re highlighting it more than ever before.

“I think that a lot of energy around social initiative has brought a lot of awareness to things like diversity, equality, and inclusion,” Drane explained. “Juneteenth seems very appropriate to magnify.”

Drane says McKinney’s Juneteenth celebration will include games, history lessons and water activities.

The city of Arlington is planning to throw their own Juneteenth Jubilee for the first time ever, which will also include interactive opportunities and Black history education.

“It’s two and a half hours from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. which will symbolize the two and a half years of lost freedom after emancipation proclamation,” said Chris Hightower, president and CEO of Arlington Museum of Art. “It took two and a half years to get about 250,000 people who were enslaved, free.”

Darryl Blair, a Dallas organizer of an inaugural Juneteenth celebration, says he hopes these events will bring people from all walks of life closer together.

“Juneteenth is not a divisive event, it’s a unifying event — it’s an engagement. It’s not a passive deal where are you just come in and pass everybody and wave. No, at some point you’ve got to be engaged by the virtue of the celebration and the things that are going on,” said Blair.

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7-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed In Dallas, Woman Arrested

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Note: Police have clarified the deceased victim’s age. She was 7 years old.

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A 7-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Dallas Thursday and a woman was charged in the incident, police said.

The incident happened at a home in the 2900 block of Frazier Street. Police said they learned the young girl and another male juvenile had been stabbed by an adult female.

According to police, a witness who also lived at the home asked a neighbor for assistance in restraining the suspect and getting help for the victims.

Police said the neighbor took the 7-year-old to a fire station, where she was transported to a hospital. She later died from her injuries.

The other juvenile victim is in stable condition at the hospital.

The suspect was arrested and later identified as Troyshaye Mone Hall, 24. She was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her bond was set at $1.5 million.

Troyshaye Mone Hall mugshot (Source: Dallas County Jail)

The relationship between the suspect and victims is unknown at this time.

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Note: Police have clarified the deceased victim’s age. She was 7 years old.

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A 7-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Dallas Thursday and a woman was charged in the incident, police said.

The incident happened at a home in the 2900 block of Frazier Street. Police said they learned the young girl and another male juvenile had been stabbed by an adult female.

According to police, a witness who also lived at the home asked a neighbor for assistance in restraining the suspect and getting help for the victims.

Police said the neighbor took the 7-year-old to a fire station, where she was transported to a hospital. She later died from her injuries.

The other juvenile victim is in stable condition at the hospital.

The suspect was arrested and later identified as Troyshaye Mone Hall, 24. She was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her bond was set at $1.5 million.

Troyshaye Mone Hall mugshot (Source: Dallas County Jail)

The relationship between the suspect and victims is unknown at this time.

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Public Utility Commission Grills ERCOT Over Its Call For Texans To Conserve Energy This Week

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AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Key ERCOT leaders gave new details to the Public Utility Commission of Texas about what led the council to ask Texans to conserve energy this week, during a meeting Thursday, June 17.

Outages at multiple power plants on Sunday, June 13, forced ERCOT to call on the available generators in the state.

“We are more conservatively operating the system at this point, by making sure that we have more reserves online, all the time,” said Woody Rickerson, ERCOT’s vice president of grid planning and operations.

Rickerson said an unexpected number of breakdowns at traditional power plants started happening on Sunday.

“What caused those outages, the mechanical failures?” Peter Lake, chairman of the PUC, asked at the meeting. “Why was all this machinery breaking at the same time? Because it put us in a tight spot, and we’re still in a tight spot.”

ERCOT still hasn’t identified the exact cause of all the mechanical issues.

Calling on Texans to conserve energy just four months after a massive power outage affected millions in the state caused a lot of worry.

“The electric power grid in Texas today is the same grid that was there from February,” said Ray Giuliani, a former vice president and chief of market operations for ERCOT.

Giuliani says the organization lacks accountability and can’t control what the state’s privately-run power generators do.

“The biggest misconception is its name,” he said. “It’s not the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. To look to them for reliability, it’s just not right.”

He’s hopeful that will eventually be improved with new pieces of legislation aimed at reforming ERCOT signed into law this week, but Giuliani expects we’ll see more conservation requests this summer.

“To put it in context for everybody, there were body blows being dealt to the grid and our systems still maintained with only a conservation advisory going out,” said Will McAdams, a PUC commissioner. “Not an alert, which is an important nuance.”

ERCOT says the actions it took were out of an abundance of caution, and going into Monday, Texas had all the power it needed.

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AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Key ERCOT leaders gave new details to the Public Utility Commission of Texas about what led the council to ask Texans to conserve energy this week, during a meeting Thursday, June 17.

Outages at multiple power plants on Sunday, June 13, forced ERCOT to call on the available generators in the state.

“We are more conservatively operating the system at this point, by making sure that we have more reserves online, all the time,” said Woody Rickerson, ERCOT’s vice president of grid planning and operations.

Rickerson said an unexpected number of breakdowns at traditional power plants started happening on Sunday.

“What caused those outages, the mechanical failures?” Peter Lake, chairman of the PUC, asked at the meeting. “Why was all this machinery breaking at the same time? Because it put us in a tight spot, and we’re still in a tight spot.”

ERCOT still hasn’t identified the exact cause of all the mechanical issues.

Calling on Texans to conserve energy just four months after a massive power outage affected millions in the state caused a lot of worry.

“The electric power grid in Texas today is the same grid that was there from February,” said Ray Giuliani, a former vice president and chief of market operations for ERCOT.

Giuliani says the organization lacks accountability and can’t control what the state’s privately-run power generators do.

“The biggest misconception is its name,” he said. “It’s not the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. To look to them for reliability, it’s just not right.”

He’s hopeful that will eventually be improved with new pieces of legislation aimed at reforming ERCOT signed into law this week, but Giuliani expects we’ll see more conservation requests this summer.

“To put it in context for everybody, there were body blows being dealt to the grid and our systems still maintained with only a conservation advisory going out,” said Will McAdams, a PUC commissioner. “Not an alert, which is an important nuance.”

ERCOT says the actions it took were out of an abundance of caution, and going into Monday, Texas had all the power it needed.

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Feds Warn Against Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Cards

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by Aparna Zalani | CBS 11

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Local and federal law enforcement agencies are fighting a new kind of fraud.

In New York, officials arrested a 21-year-old, accused of stealing boxes of blank vaccination cards from his employer.

Authorities say he had several pre-filled cards and several blank cards at the time of the arrest.

In California, undercover agents purchased vaccine cards from a bar owner, he too had several blank cards including the laminate machines and things to manufacture more cards.

The CBS 11 I-Team was able to make a purchase for blank vaccine cards advertised online. The listing has been taken down.

The Office of Inspector General at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services says no one should pay for a vaccine card.

Chris Schrank, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the office of inspector general at HHS, says scammers are duping customers into buying pre-filled fraUdulent vaccine cards and selling blank vaccine cards to customers who may fill them out with fraUdulent information.

He says both are illegal and dangerous.

You could be setting yourself up for identity theft by making purchases from questionable sellers. And he says, it could also be endangering public health.

“they can put all of us in harm’s way to be of individuals walking around with a vaccine card or never vaccinated,” he said.

He warns against posting a picture of the vaccine card online.

The vaccine card has plenty of personal information such as name, date of birth, place you got the vaccine, and lot number of the vaccine.

“What that allows others to do is to fill in fake information on that card if they want to sell it to somebody else,” he said. “They see it’s a valid lot number they see it’s a valid company. All of that information can be used by others, for not for not the intended purposes.”

In Texas– this information is stored in the Texas immunization registry. It is a database accessed by authorized providers such as health care professionals and schools.

But it’s not just a fake vaccine cards that the OIG is investigating. The I-Team showed the Assistant Inspector General a so-called vaccine exemption card purchased online which lays out the law of informed consent.

It looks legal but both the OIG and Texas Department of Health and Human Services said it is not legally binding.

The problem of fake vaccine cards listings have caught the attention of the Attorneys generals in at least 46 states.

They’ve sent a letter to websites like Amazon, Etsy and other to actively remove listings of fake vaccine cards.

Until then, Schrank says people should:

— never pay for a vaccine card.
— don’t offer information about your vaccine to anyone
–do not post a picture of your vaccine card online
— and if you suspect any fraud– contact the Inspector General at 1800-HHH-TIPS (447-8477)

Penalties for making or forging fake vaccine cards can carry both local and federal charges – including charges for misuse of federal seals.

Some of these cards may contain CDC and HHS logos.

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by Aparna Zalani | CBS 11

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Local and federal law enforcement agencies are fighting a new kind of fraud.

In New York, officials arrested a 21-year-old, accused of stealing boxes of blank vaccination cards from his employer.

Authorities say he had several pre-filled cards and several blank cards at the time of the arrest.

In California, undercover agents purchased vaccine cards from a bar owner, he too had several blank cards including the laminate machines and things to manufacture more cards.

The CBS 11 I-Team was able to make a purchase for blank vaccine cards advertised online. The listing has been taken down.

The Office of Inspector General at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services says no one should pay for a vaccine card.

Chris Schrank, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the office of inspector general at HHS, says scammers are duping customers into buying pre-filled fraUdulent vaccine cards and selling blank vaccine cards to customers who may fill them out with fraUdulent information.

He says both are illegal and dangerous.

You could be setting yourself up for identity theft by making purchases from questionable sellers. And he says, it could also be endangering public health.

“they can put all of us in harm’s way to be of individuals walking around with a vaccine card or never vaccinated,” he said.

He warns against posting a picture of the vaccine card online.

The vaccine card has plenty of personal information such as name, date of birth, place you got the vaccine, and lot number of the vaccine.

“What that allows others to do is to fill in fake information on that card if they want to sell it to somebody else,” he said. “They see it’s a valid lot number they see it’s a valid company. All of that information can be used by others, for not for not the intended purposes.”

In Texas– this information is stored in the Texas immunization registry. It is a database accessed by authorized providers such as health care professionals and schools.

But it’s not just a fake vaccine cards that the OIG is investigating. The I-Team showed the Assistant Inspector General a so-called vaccine exemption card purchased online which lays out the law of informed consent.

It looks legal but both the OIG and Texas Department of Health and Human Services said it is not legally binding.

The problem of fake vaccine cards listings have caught the attention of the Attorneys generals in at least 46 states.

They’ve sent a letter to websites like Amazon, Etsy and other to actively remove listings of fake vaccine cards.

Until then, Schrank says people should:

— never pay for a vaccine card.
— don’t offer information about your vaccine to anyone
–do not post a picture of your vaccine card online
— and if you suspect any fraud– contact the Inspector General at 1800-HHH-TIPS (447-8477)

Penalties for making or forging fake vaccine cards can carry both local and federal charges – including charges for misuse of federal seals.

Some of these cards may contain CDC and HHS logos.

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Tarrant County Issues Warning About Expedited Passport Scams

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – After processing a record number of passport applications this spring, the Tarrant County Clerk’s office issued a warning Thursday, June 17 about businesses offering to speed up the process.

Clerks are hearing almost daily from customers who paid a fee to a third party thinking it would fast track their application.

In some cases they received nothing more than directions to the closest county office.

The potential problem has surfaced as travel resumes and wait times for new passports can be 10 weeks according to the clerk’s office.

The U.S. State Department website says routine service can take as long as 18 weeks.

Expedited service can potentially shorten the wait to four to six weeks, for a $60 fee.

However, the overnight service previously offered by third party couriers has not resumed following a change in passport operations during the pandemic.

Stefan Abraham wasn’t aware of that when someone referred him to a business called Sameday Passport and Visa in Arlington. He needed a passport for a family trip to Mexico in July, but found it would be two months before he could even get an appointment at his local post office in Grand Prairie.

Abraham said he was skeptical of the nondescript office, and the way the employee simply flipped through his already completed application, but he was eager to have his documents in time to travel.

“After we wrote our checks and everything, that’s when they told us ‘ok it’s not going to be in a couple days, it’s going to be four to six weeks.’ So that’s when my mom and me were like, what?” he said.

He said he paid $149, plus another fee for pictures, and was told to go to a county office to complete the process.

Once there, he realized he realized he hadn’t been moved to the front of the line.

“One of the workers over there, said no you don’t have to sign in, you can walk in. It’s free. So I’m sitting there, I’m like, wait a minute.”

The picture he had paid for, was also unacceptable he said, and the county office had to take it again.

An employee at the business Tuesday, who said his name was Pasha, said customers are told upfront they are paying for application assistance, since the courier service is not available.

They are not told, he said, that they will receive their passport any sooner than by using a local office.

Asked why some customers had reported paying different amounts of money, another employee said some customers asked for more information or details that necessitated different charges.

Clint Ludwig, the chief deputy in the clerk’s office said passport applicants should know there is no need to pay a third party to schedule an appointment at their office. The county clerk and Arlington Police encouraged anyone who suspected they were a victim of fraud to report what happened.

Ludwig said passport applications started to increase around Spring Break this year, and never slowed down.

In April the five county offices processed 4,649 applications.

They did another 4,375 in May.

With long wait times across the country, offices have processed applications for residents of Florida, Indiana and Pennsylvania, as people visiting North Texas take advantage of available appointments they may have to wait for in their home state.

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – After processing a record number of passport applications this spring, the Tarrant County Clerk’s office issued a warning Thursday, June 17 about businesses offering to speed up the process.

Clerks are hearing almost daily from customers who paid a fee to a third party thinking it would fast track their application.

In some cases they received nothing more than directions to the closest county office.

The potential problem has surfaced as travel resumes and wait times for new passports can be 10 weeks according to the clerk’s office.

The U.S. State Department website says routine service can take as long as 18 weeks.

Expedited service can potentially shorten the wait to four to six weeks, for a $60 fee.

However, the overnight service previously offered by third party couriers has not resumed following a change in passport operations during the pandemic.

Stefan Abraham wasn’t aware of that when someone referred him to a business called Sameday Passport and Visa in Arlington. He needed a passport for a family trip to Mexico in July, but found it would be two months before he could even get an appointment at his local post office in Grand Prairie.

Abraham said he was skeptical of the nondescript office, and the way the employee simply flipped through his already completed application, but he was eager to have his documents in time to travel.

“After we wrote our checks and everything, that’s when they told us ‘ok it’s not going to be in a couple days, it’s going to be four to six weeks.’ So that’s when my mom and me were like, what?” he said.

He said he paid $149, plus another fee for pictures, and was told to go to a county office to complete the process.

Once there, he realized he realized he hadn’t been moved to the front of the line.

“One of the workers over there, said no you don’t have to sign in, you can walk in. It’s free. So I’m sitting there, I’m like, wait a minute.”

The picture he had paid for, was also unacceptable he said, and the county office had to take it again.

An employee at the business Tuesday, who said his name was Pasha, said customers are told upfront they are paying for application assistance, since the courier service is not available.

They are not told, he said, that they will receive their passport any sooner than by using a local office.

Asked why some customers had reported paying different amounts of money, another employee said some customers asked for more information or details that necessitated different charges.

Clint Ludwig, the chief deputy in the clerk’s office said passport applicants should know there is no need to pay a third party to schedule an appointment at their office. The county clerk and Arlington Police encouraged anyone who suspected they were a victim of fraud to report what happened.

Ludwig said passport applications started to increase around Spring Break this year, and never slowed down.

In April the five county offices processed 4,649 applications.

They did another 4,375 in May.

With long wait times across the country, offices have processed applications for residents of Florida, Indiana and Pennsylvania, as people visiting North Texas take advantage of available appointments they may have to wait for in their home state.

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