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Steven Dial


Dallas, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Steven:

Cause of deadly Garland house explosion still unknown; family wants answers

A family is grieving the loss of one of their own while praying that their other family members pull through after an apparent home explosion and fire over the weekend.54-year-old Paula Reyes didn't survive. Her three kids and two grandchildren remain in ICU. → Read More

Worker Shortage: Businesses struggling to hire as students head back to school

Economists say right now there are more job openings than people looking for work. → Read More

Dallas Cowboys player Kelvin Joseph cleared of any wrongdoing in Lower Greenville shooting

More than four months after a shooting on Greenville Avenue in Dallas, a Cowboys player who was part of the investigation has been cleared of any wrongdoing. The murder victim's family thinks things would've turned out differently if he was an average person. → Read More

Dallas County reports 1st heat-related death this summer

A 66-year-old woman who lived in Dallas died from a heat-related illness. She had underlying health conditions, but no further details were released about her and whether the woman who died was outside or in a home that didn't have AC. → Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott: Uvalde video shows 'shocking' account of police response

Gov. Greg Abbott at an event about fentanyl was asked a lot of questions about the leak of hallway video from the Uvalde school shooting. He stopped short of making any comments about the way the video was released. But other elected officials are still explaining why they wanted to wait for the video to come out. → Read More

Operation Lone Star border security mission may run out of funds, Senate committee says

While the surge of border-crossers continues, Republicans and Democrats on the State Senate's finance committee are wondering how long they can continue spending billions of dollars on the problem. Abbott has made border security his top priority during his re-election bid. He and the legislature approved about $4 billion for border security. → Read More

Texas senator sues DPS over withholding information on Uvalde mass shooting

While the head of the DPS continues to point fingers at the local response to the deadly school shooting, a state senator has sued the department for withholding video from the scene. “We are getting half-truths, innuendos and snippets of body cam video that he chooses to give." → Read More

North Texans could see increases in their electric bills the next few months

Just as record heat continues to hit North Texas, people will see a spike in their electric bills as well. Natural gas prices are the highest in more than a decade, which trickles down to the consumer when plants that generate electricity are powered by natural gas. → Read More

$5M in ancient art at Dallas Museum of Art destroyed by man "mad at his girl," police say

A 21-year-old man who police said broke into the Dallas Museum of Art, destroying $5 million worth of ancient artifacts, reportedly said he did it because he was "mad at his girl." Police say he evaded security guards at the museum, smashed glass casings, and destroyed ancient Greek items, at least one of which was from 450 BC. → Read More

Race for Texas’ 30th Congressional runoff heats up

Former Congressional Staffer Jane Hope Hamilton got into the runoff against State Rep. Jasmine Crockett. But she’s coming from behind and hungry to win. Whoever wins the Democrats’ runoff for Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's seat will likely be the person to end up in it. → Read More

Nationwide gas prices could exceed $6 by end of summer, analysts warn

Analysts for JP Morgan say the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded could exceed $6 by the end of the summer. The top energy official for the Biden administration told FOX 4 that the national average price likely will stay above $4 a gallon for the rest of the year. → Read More

Texas power grid: ERCOT expects to meet peak demands this summer

ERCOT and the Public Utility Commission once again declared on Tuesday that the grid is reliable. → Read More

Discussions continue over highly-debated U.S 380 bypass project in Collin, Denton counties

TxDOT is meeting with members of the public as it moves forward with part of its large U.S. 380 bypass project in Denton and Collin counties. It’s all in an effort to deal with explosive population growth. But other parts of the expansion have some worried. → Read More

Texas National Guard members discouraged from saving drowning migrant's following Arlington guardsman's death

Since Sgt. Bishop Evans's drowning, National Guard members told reporters they were discouraged from doing water rescues. Now, the commander of the Texas National Guard says they are taking action to keep any more soldiers from drowning during Operation Lone Star. → Read More

City of Dallas sues concert promoter, property owner over fatal mass shooting

The city of Dallas announced it's filing a lawsuit related to this month's concert shooting that killed one person and injured more than a dozen others. They are suing a church, which owned the property where the event was held, and the concert's promoter. → Read More

Dallas officer gets award for overcoming life-threatening injury

A Dallas police officer who was critically injured in the line of duty was honored by the department for his courage in overcoming his injuries and returning to work. He wasn't expected to live after his 2018, but he's a prime example of someone who doesn't give up. → Read More

Dallas mother facing new charge in connection to shooting death of 3-year-old son

The mother of a Dallas 3-year old boy who was shot in the head has been charged with an additional crime. → Read More

Legal battle heats up over 'gender-affirming care' for Texas transgender children

The legal battle over the governor's directive to investigate families of certain transgender children heated up this week. Groups suing the state want to make clear that state investigators should not be able to continue investigations while their case makes its way through courts. → Read More

Audit finds $250K in questionable spending by 2 Grapevine city employees

The city of Grapevine says an internal audit found $250,000 in questionable spending by two senior city employees, including hotel stays, flights, tickets to football games, lawn furniture, Amazon purchases and more. The case is serious enough that the Tarrant County DA is ordering a grand jury investigation. → Read More

DeSoto ISD cancels Friday classes after violent fight between teacher and student

DeSoto ISD announced it is canceling all classes Friday after a violent fight between a substitute teacher and a student this week. The district made the move after a video of the fight was posted online. It shows a student throwing a chair at a substitute teacher and that teacher throwing chairs back. → Read More