Big crowds slither to Repticon in Grapevine

GRAPEVINE — Lovers of all things scaly coiled up at the Grapevine Convention Center this weekend for the latest edition of Repticon! The expo brings together dozens of reptile breeders and vendors to show off and sell creatures of all shapes and sizes, from tiny turtles to big boas. “[Reptiles] are really interesting not only to look at but to hold, to feel,” says Repticon rep Klay Menard.  “They’re not like cats or dogs, they’re not as predictable.” Repticon slithers […]

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Concert collapse: fans injured at Backstreet Boys concert

THACKERVILLE, OK– Backstreet Boys were back and then just like that, they were gone. The 90’s hit boy band was set to perform in at the WinStar Casino Oklahoma on Saturday but a strong storm swept the area causing a structure to collapse right before they hit the stage. Officials say the storms came through fast. “They notified patrons in the area who were standing outside the concert venue waiting in line for it to open. That they need to seek […]

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Ready, set, fight! Water balloon fights hits the streets of Deep Ellum but it’s all for a good cause

  DEEP ELLUM– Ready, set, fight!   The largest water balloon fight took place in Deep Ellum on Sunday. This one-day event was adults only and it benefited Foundation 45 a local non-profit offering free mental health, addiction and suicide prevention counseling to the community. “Today was water balloon wars which is our largest fundraiser of the year. It’s a giant water balloon fight we have food trucks, water slides, alcohol, DJ’s. All kinds of fun things and it’s a […]

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Dallas priest accused of sexual abuse and stealing from his parish

DALLAS-Call it a public confession, victims who once felt ashamed of speaking out are now telling their stories of sexual abuse committed by those in the Catholic clergy. On Thursday, the Vatican broke its silence on the Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing decades of child sexual abuse and cover ups. That report showing more than 300 priests have been credibly accused of abusing more than a thousand children. “The abuses described in the report are criminal and morally reprehensible, these […]

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Three passengers taken to hospital after plane crash at Addison Airport

ADDISON — A plane carrying three people on board has crashed at Addison Airport. Police say the plane crashed on the taxiway shortly after takeoff. According to witnesses, at least one passenger was airlifted out of the wreckage, and police say all three passengers were taken to the hospital. Their conditions are currently unknown.

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Star rapper J. Cole makes surprise visit to Oak Cliff back-to-school event

DALLAS — The question of “Will he or won’t he?” was answered on Saturday, and the answer was: yes, he did! After dropping a freestyle track last week that included a shoutout to the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, star rapper J. Cole made a very welcome appearance at the annual For Oak Cliff Back to School Festival at Glendale Park.  While he declined to speak with NewsFix, his visit said volumes to those who were there. “He spoke to […]

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Organizations come together to help families in need before school starts

DEEP ELLUM– It’s the last weekend before school starts and what a better way to end it than by helping those in need. Well, that’s exactly what Hope Supply Co. and Feed the Children hope to do. “What we are doing here today, we are assisting 400 families in need. We are handing out food, essentials and AVON within these boxes that are set to sustain a family of four up to a week. This event is sponsored by Teleperformance.” said […]

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Teen who pushed ‘friend’ off bridge is now facing jail time

PORTLAND, OR– She says she thought it was a harmless joke. “She had asked me to give her a push and I didn’t think about the consequences I thought she’d be fine,” Taylor Smith told Good Morning America. But now 18-year-old Taylor Smith is being charged with reckless endangerment after she pushed her friend 16-year-old Jordan Holgerson off a bridge in Washington State. “I have five broken ribs. There’s air bubbles in my chest. I could have died easily.” said […]

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Fort Worth elementary schools film remake of Cardi B’s ‘I like it’ hit song

FORT WORTH– There’s a new twist on Cardi B’s hit rap song “I like it.” A handful of elementary schools in Fort Worth came together to show off their rapping and dancing skills ahead of next week’s return to class. The spin off entitled ‘School Everywhere, 3’ is the latest production by fifth grade math teacher, Thomas Mayfield. The students rap about their love for school alongside their teachers and administrators who showed they could be hip too. “Really excited […]

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Help an animal in need: Adoption fees waived this Saturday!

ANNA, TX–If you have been thinking about adopting a pet, well it’s your lucky day. Dallas, along with other cities nationwide will take part in  ‘Clear the Shelters’ event where all adoption fees will be waived. “All of the adoptions will be fee waived. The animal will still be spayed, neutered, micro-chipped, current on vaccinations and heart worm tested if applicable. The adoption process is the same its just the adoption is going to be fee waived and its really […]

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