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Marie Saavedra


Dallas, TX, United States

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Past articles by Marie:

Takeout Tuesday DFW aims to help restaurants stay afloat by cutting diners deals

The effort was born out of a partnership between Dallas restaurateurs and the food bloggers who love them. → Read More

Could camps foreshadow COVID-19 cases in schools? Doctors say pay attention as parents decide for themselves

"You don’t want your kid to get any virus. You don’t want your kid to get strep, you don’t want your kid to get the flu." → Read More

His Disney trip got canceled, so this fan took his Legos and built his own park

John Wayne Daugherty turned his dining room inside his home in The Colony into a makeshift Disneyland, using the many Lego sets he's built through the years. → Read More

Mother's Day brings decisions for families debating if they visit together or not

With Texas' Stay at Home order lifted, many families are weighing widening their quarantine circles to include grandparents in order to celebrate the holiday. → Read More

Dallas ISD begins meal deliveries to make sure students in need are fed

The pilot program aims to reach families who aren't able to visit DISD's Grab-and-Go meal sites. Students get three meals for three days before the next delivery. → Read More

A ho-hum birthday turned a Frisco woman into a party entrepreneur

Leslie Flores can credit her husband for giving her the idea to try and take the stress out of party planning. → Read More

Where a closet full of fashion history hangs in North Texas

Twenty-thousand pieces cover 250 years of items Texans loved, wore and donated to the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas. → Read More

Been on a bad date? These Dallas podcasters want to hear about it

The trio behind 'Crazy Ass Dates' created a show with the goal of embracing the awkwardness of the human condition when it comes to looking for love. → Read More

Whatacrime: Police arrest Whataburger employee for charging more than just a meal

Irving police say the 22-year-old man working at a Dallas Whataburger had a notebook full of names, addresses and credit card numbers. → Read More

'Cheer': Your latest Netflix binge was shot right in your own backyard

Netflix's 'Cheer' dropped last week to strong reviews → Read More

Processed cheese prank is no match for Carrollton CSI

There are certain surfaces you can't lift fingerprints from. A slice of American cheese is not one of them. → Read More

Missing engagement ring found at the bottom of car detailer's vacuum

Michelle Seale figured her ring would turn up at some point. She never could have guessed where it was found. → Read More

Bookstore damaged by October tornado reopens one month later

Interabang Books was obliterated by the storm, but its owner set a deadline. → Read More

Sachse family mourns airman who went missing during training accident

Staff Sargent Cole Condiff was stationed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., but he called home to his parents and siblings in North Texas all the time. → Read More

Race, police and the people: Passionate public comment held at McKinney City Council

At Tuesday night's meeting, McKinney City Council listened to two hours and 40 minutes of comment from people concerned about the rhetoric surrounding the city. → Read More

Baby born as tornado tore through Rowlett Sunday night

Thankfully, mom, dad and baby are happy, healthy and grateful. → Read More

They all faced breast cancer. Now, they row crew with each other

Dallas United Crew Pink is a competitive Dragon Boat racing team made up of women who've fought breast cancer. → Read More

After 47 years of date nights, proposals and anniversaries, Dallas' The Grape will close

The restaurant's current owners, Courtney and Brian Luscher say it's bittersweet, knowing the many memories they and other North Texans made in the legendary bistro. → Read More

Renters beware: Sisters scammed on a Florida vacation hope you'll avoid their mistakes

A North Texas family thought the deal they made online to rent a property in Florida was legitimate. Instead, they lost $1,250. → Read More

Deep Ellum makes room for Uber: 'Nobody likes change, but it's pretty cool to be a part of it'

You might not think an entertainment district would welcome big corporate business, but according to several Deep Ellum entrepreneurs WFAA spoke to, you'd be wrong. → Read More