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Teresa Woodard


Dallas, TX, United States

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Past articles by Teresa:

With less than three weeks until Election Day, Texas candidates begin their closing arguments

Election Day is less than three weeks away in Texas. Here's what candidates are expected to focus on. → Read More

Mother of Dallas officer killed in 2021 asks for prayers for officer Jacob Arellano’s family

Kathy Penton’s birthday was Wednesday. When she learned of Arellano’s death, she said she only wanted prayers for another fallen officer. → Read More

Flu is already appearing in North Texas

Parkland and other clinics started seeing “scattered” flu cases and doctors worry a spike is eminent. → Read More

They’ve lost students to gun violence, so teachers have to teach about trauma at this Dallas ISD school

Cesar Chavez Learning Center in Dallas credits a focus on emotional learning with growth in academic performance. → Read More

And just like that, buyers no longer have to offer $20,000 over list to snag a home in North Texas

Local realtors are seeing the impact of rising interest rates. → Read More

Man charged in Arlington with harboring 13-year-old runaway in case that triggered Amber Alert

A 13-year-old from Honey Grove, Texas was discovered 100 miles away in an Arlington apartment. → Read More

Fort Worth cyclists rescue dog stuck on bridge

“There’s no way she could have gotten there herself and there’s no way she could have gotten out herself,” cyclist Abbey Robinson said. → Read More

She survived Uvalde, safe at early recess. Then she 'realized all the people I knew were dead now.’

Auraleigha Santos was supposed to be in the classroom where the shooting happened Tuesday. But, thanks to an early recess, she was on the opposite side of the campus → Read More

How has a 14-year-old accused of a triple murder in Garland been on the run for five months?

A 14-year-old accused of a triple murder in Garland has been missing for five months, but the lead detective tracking Abel Acosta says someone is helping him. → Read More

Dallas police chief says hate was 'not a motivating factor' in shooting of three women in Koreatown hair salon

Police ruled out a hate crime, but some members of Dallas’ Korean community remain on edge. → Read More

Trevor Reed’s first 24 hours home: A steak dinner, 'flirting' with nurses and hugs with family

The Reed family stayed with Trevor for about two hours. Paula Reed said her son has enjoyed a steak dinner. → Read More

Cruz, Cornyn offer differing views on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Sen. Ted Cruz said Pres. Biden’s “weakness” facilitated Vladimir Putin’s invasion. Sen. John Cornyn said the U.S. played no part in creating the crisis. → Read More

Gov. Abbott unveils 'Parental Bill of Rights' plan during North Texas campaign stop

The plan claims to give Texas parents more power in decisions surrounding their children's education. → Read More

A father allegedly drove his teen son to a Garland convenience store to commit murder. Here’s what police say led to the fatal shooting

Police say the teenager pulled the trigger, and his father drove him to and from the scene of the crime. → Read More

Dallas startup using app to connect homeless job seekers with work

A Dallas startup is connecting jobs with people traditionally overlooked in the job market. → Read More

'She deserves to be pampered': Little Wish granted for Parkland nurse’s assistant with 12 grandkids

Brenda Wright has never had a massage. Her Little Wish includes one massage every month for six straight months. → Read More

Epilepsy took his baby brother. Now this award-winning baker is donating profits to find a cure.

Courtenay Harris donates a portion of Christopher’s Bakery profits to neuroscience and epilepsy research as well as the children’s hospital in Miami. → Read More

Texans were in Washington to defend or debate Texas' abortion law

Several people from Texas traveled to Washington, D.C. as SB 8 made it to the highest court in the land. → Read More

What will happen when the US Supreme Court hears arguments over Texas’ abortion law?

The court will hear arguments in two cases beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday. → Read More

Fort Worth ISD votes to join lawsuit against Gov. Abbott’s ban on school mask mandates

Fort Worth ISD will join a lawsuit filed by other school districts against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over his ban on mask mandates in public schools. → Read More