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Past articles by Jim:

Texas inmates break out of cell to save jailer's life

The inmates managed to break out of their cell to help after a jailer fell unconscious. → Read More

Abused dog makes progress with high-tech care

When we last saw Saint the rescue dog in October , he was paralyzed. His hind legs could not support him. He's doing a lot better now. → Read More

Hail kills some animals at Fort Worth Zoo

FORT WORTH -- The Fort Worth Zoo confirms that several birds were killed during Thursday morning's hail storm. → Read More

'Affluenza' teen to be held in juvenile detention for now

Judge said he will consider prosecution's request to put Ethan Couch in adult jail. → Read More

Judge cuts 'affluenza' teen's mom bond

Tonya Couch's bond reduced from $1 million to $75,000 in hearing Monday. → Read More

Affidavit: 'Affluenza' mom withdrew $30K before fleeing to Mexico with son

The mother of a Texas teen — known for his "affluenza" defense after he was given probation for killing four people in a 2013 drunken-driving crash —withdrew $30,000 before fleeing to Mexico with her son, according to 30,000 before flee → Read More

Mom of 'affluenza' teen says she'll return to Texas

Tonya Couch, the mother of Ethan Couch, is accused of helping her son escape to Mexico. → Read More

Woman and son among dead in Garland tornado

Of roughly 600 buildings damaged or destroyed in Garland, officials said most were single family homes. → Read More

Wanted poster issued for Ethan Couch, legal questions rise

The teen drunk driver made infamous by the term "affluenza" now has his own wanted poster. The U.S. Marshals Service posted photos of Ethan Couch online Friday, along with a $5,000 reward for information leading to his capture. → Read More

With 'affluenza teen' missing, officials wonder if he left the country

The name Ethan Couch is now in a national crime database. Authorities concede they have no idea where he is. → Read More

Warrant issued for Ethan Couch, teen at center 'affluenza' case

A warrant has been issued for Ethan Couch, the "affluenza" teen who received probation for killing four people in a drunk driving crash two years ago. → Read More

Viral video allegedly shows Ethan Couch at party with beer pong

A forensics team with the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office is investigating a video burning up Twitter, purportedly showing "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch participating in a game of beer pong at a party. → Read More

Denton OKs incentives for Buc-ee's Travel Center

The nugget-loving beaver with an overbite has its eyes on Denton. → Read More

Deputy safe after being swept away during swift water rescue

Tarrant County sheriff's deputy Krystal Salazar removed her gun, radio and duty belt so the weight wouldn't drag her beneath the churning current of Deer Creek in South Fort Worth. → Read More

Family of man who died in jail wants stronger charges, discipline

Jonathan Paul's family praised the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office and grand jury for indicting two jailers, but they wanted stronger charges → Read More

Arlington jailers indicted in inmate's death

Jonathan Paul died four days after being arrested on a disturbance call last March → Read More

Ft. Hood soldiers join small town Texans for pre-Thanksgiving feast

For the past 20 years or so, volunteers in Morgan Mill, Texas, have fixed meals for a community Thanksgiving, and soldiers from Ft. Hood are invited. → Read More

Texas woman studying abroad faces mortality after Paris attacks

A Texas A&M student from Colleyville was in the national stadium in Paris Friday night when suicide bombers set off their explosives outside. → Read More

Wash. jeweler preserves Vietnam memory for Texas vet

OLYMPIA, Washington — At a small family jeweler in Olympia, Wash., an artist taps and files and brushes an old piece of narrow chain. → Read More

Bond reduced for man accused of murdering fan outside AT&T Stadium

A man charged with the murder of a football fan outside AT&T Stadium in October was released on bond Wednesday morning. → Read More