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    North Texas (6-6, Conference USA) vs. Miami (Ohio) (6-6, Mid-American Conference), Dec. 23, 3:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Frisco, Texas TOP PLAYERS North Texas: RB DeAndre Torrey, 1,215 yards rushing, 13 touchdowns. Miami: WR Jack Sorenson, in his sixth season, is sixth in the nation with 1,290 yards on 69 receptions with 10 touchdowns. NOTABLE North Texas: Since losing in the 1948 Salad Bowl, North Texas is 2-9 in bowl games and has lost its last four. They won their last five games to become bowl eligible following a six-game losing streak. Miami: Has lost 31 straight games against nonconference FBS opponents dating to a win over Army in 2011. The last bowl win was over Middle Tennessee in the 2010 GoDall.com Bowl. LAST TIME This will be the first time these teams meet. BOWL HISTORY North Texas: First appearance in Frisco Football Classic, 13th in school history. Miami: First appearance in the Frisco Football Classic, 13th in school history. ___ More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/ap_top25 Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This...
    DENTON, Texas (AP) — Rubin Jones had 14 points as North Texas routed NAIA-member LSU-Shreveport 73-35 on Saturday. Aaron Scott had 10 points for North Texas (4-3). Thomas Bell added 10 points. Royce Hunter had 9 points for the Pilots. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A veteran Mesquite, Texas, police officer was killed outside a grocery store while responding to a disturbance call Friday. As the officer investigated a dispute, a male suspect produced a firearm — prompting a shootout. The officer was struck twice and later died. The unidentified suspect was shot once and remains in critical condition. The incident occurred on Friday at 1:40 p.m. at the 1500 block of South Belt Line Road. As of press time, the officer has not been formally identified. During a press conference posted by The Dallas Morning News, Mesquite Police Chief David Gill described the events leading up to the officer’s death. “This was a senseless act of violence that ripped a loving father and husband from his family. He was a 21-year veteran of the Mesquite Police Department,” Gill told reporters. Gill went on to say the officer was “a good man, good friend, and good officer” in the emotional statement he provided on Friday evening. The incident is currently under investigation and charges have not been announced. Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – On Giving Tuesday, the Salvation Army of North Texas kicked off Red Kettle season in Fort Worth with some help from the City Council. The first official bell was rung by Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker, but it certainly won’t be the last. Volunteers with the  Salvation Army of North Texas will be bell-ringing all season long. All donations to the organization’s Red Kettle campaign goes directly back into the DFW community to help those fighting poverty, addiction and homelessness, all of which has worsened due to the pandemic. Since March 2020 the Salvation Army of North Texas has provided just under 7 million meals to those in need. The campaign is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Salvation Army of North Texas and organizers say it couldn’t be more important to have the support of Fort Worth leaders. “ it’s amazing the leadership of the community. We need the community to support us, particularly this time of the year,” said Major Todd Hawks, Commander of the Salvation Army of North Texas. “We appreciate...
    Punting G Punts Avg C.Lewis, Oregon 12 1 71.0 M.Coghlin, Michigan St. 11 1 58.0 B.Amor, Penn St. 1 1 55.0 A.Bevelhimer, Miami (Ohio) 1 1 55.0 B.Segovia, Maryland 1 1 55.0 A.Shahriari, FAU 12 1 55.0 A.Kent, Georgia Tech 1 1 54.0 D.Nunez, Texas State 1 1 54.0 E.Matthes, West Virginia 1 1 52.0 E.Nimrod, Utah St. 12 1 52.0 M.Araiza, San Diego St. 12 73 51.5 M.Turk, Oklahoma 10 33 51.3 R.Stonehouse, Colorado St. 12 58 50.9 K.Ostendorp, Arizona 12 58 49.2 M.Gasc, Miami 1 1 49.0 R.Rehkow, BYU 12 39 48.7 J.Haggerty, W. Kentucky 11 29 48.7 B.Baringer, Michigan St. 12 56 48.6 R.Porter, Washington 12 53 48.5 A.McNamara, Texas Tech 11 38 48.4 M.Lawler, Bowling Green 12 1 48.0 J.Watts, Colorado 12 66 47.8 L.Loecher, Oregon St. 11...
    Scoring G PAT A FG FGA Pts Avg B.Hall, Iowa St. 12 0 0 0 138 11.5 R.Ali, Marshall 12 0 0 0 132 11.0 H.Duplessis, UTSA 12 53 23 28 122 10.2 N.Ruggles, Ohio St. 12 68 18 19 122 10.2 B.Narveson, W. Kentucky 12 62 20 23 121 10.1 T.Allgeier, BYU 12 0 0 0 120 10.0 N.Sciba, Wake Forest 12 59 20 22 119 9.9 J.Ford, Cincinnati 11 0 0 0 108 9.8 T.Thomas, Utah 11 0 0 0 108 9.8 J.Dalmas, Boise St. 12 39 26 28 116 9.7 J.Moody, Michigan 12 50 22 24 116 9.7 M.Cunningham, Louisville 12 0 0 0 114 9.5 T.Henderson, Ohio St. 12 0 0 0 114 9.5 K.Walker, Michigan St. 12 0 0 0 114 9.5 J.Podlesny, Georgia 12 62 17 21 112 9.3 B.Talton, Nevada 12 49 21 29 112 9.3 J.Addison,...
    EULESS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dozens of officers from North Texas police departments escorted the body of a Euless officer from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Officer in Fort Worth to a funeral home in Hurst on Sunday night. Police escort Det. Alex Cervantes body to a Hurst funeral home. (Credit: Caroline Vandergriff/CBSDFW.COM) READ MORE: VIDEO: Menorah Lighting At The Dallas Galleria Kicks Off Festival Of LightsDetective Alejandro “Alex” Cervantes was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver on Saturday afternoon, according to investigators. His wife and children were also injured in the crash. “I don’t know that there are enough words in the English language to convey the heartbreak you have,” Euless Police Chief Mike Brown said. “You can try, but words fail when it’s just something needless and tragic like this.” Cervantes had been with the Euless Police Department for nearly seven years and served with the El Paso Police Department for 8 years before that. “Just a great man,” said Chief Mike Brown. “If you’re an old guy like me and you have kids, you want...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – North Texas needed to win its final five regular-season games to become bowl eligible. The Mean Green did it – and the last victory was the most noteworthy of the bunch. North Texas knocked No. 15 UTSA from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 45-23 blowout Saturday, ending their dreams of a perfect season. READ MORE: 'It Looks Pretty Dang Busy:' North Texas Airports Brace For Busy Holiday Season North Texas running back DeAndre Torrey, left, celebrates near tight end Asher Alberding. (Credit: AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn) The Mean Green improved their own record to 6-6, becoming one of 83 teams to reach bowl eligibility this season. READ MORE: 'Heading Home Today Empty Handed:' Aaron Tschritter Passed Away In Dallas Car Crash, Sister & Wife SayWith enough slots for 82 bowl teams, one eligible team will be left out. For a while, it looked like there might not be enough six-win teams to fill the spots, but upset victories by North Texas, Virginia Tech, Tulsa and LSU pushed the number higher. MORE NEWS: Update: Sister &...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The holiday weekend is wrapping up, and after breaking a new pandemic travel record last week, travelers are once again hitting the skies in masses. Sunday at Dallas Love Field, lines of cars were seen. Many of which, were filled with families dropping off loved ones. READ MORE: 'Heading Home Today Empty Handed:' Aaron Tschritter Passed Away In Dallas Car Crash, Sister & Wife SayMany folks heading inside said they were hoping their journey home would be smooth. “It looks pretty dang busy,” said traveler Michelle Gillies. “I think hopefully it will go okay. I’ve got a positive outlook,” she said. The day before Thanksgiving, the Transportation Security Administration says it screened 2.3 million people, the most since March of 2020. Some, made their first venture out since then. “It’s been two years [since flying]” said traveler David Thompson. “It was nice coming down here to relax, and do traditional thanksgiving and all.” READ MORE: Update: Sister & Wife Say Aaron Tschritter Passed Away In Dallas Car CrashWednesday also saw twice the amount of folks who traveled...
    North Texas needed to win its final five regular-season games to become bowl eligible. The Mean Green did it — and the last victory was the most noteworthy of the bunch. North Texas knocked No. 15 UTSA from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 45-23 blowout Saturday. The Mean Green improved their own record to 6-6, becoming one of 83 teams to reach bowl eligibility this season. Old Dominion also reached six victories by closing with a five-game winning streak. The Monarchs beat Charlotte 56-34. With enough slots for 82 bowl teams, one eligible team will be left out. For a while, it looked like there might not be enough six-win teams to fill the spots, but the victory by North Texas, along with upset wins by Virginia Tech, Tulsa and LSU, pushed the number higher. ___ The following teams are bowl eligible: Air Force Alabama Alabama-Birmingham Appalachian State Arizona State Arkansas Army Auburn Ball State Baylor Boise State Boston College BYU Central Florida Central Michigan Cincinnati Clemson Coastal Carolina East Carolina Eastern Michigan Florida Fresno State Georgia Georgia...
    An undefeated season slipped away from No. 15 UTSA on a rain-soaked Saturday in the Dallas area. The Roadrunners didn't seem terribly surprised. Whether it was losing three fumbles early with a slick ball or playing a hot opponent a week after staying perfect on a last-second touchdown, UTSA coach Jeff Traylor sensed the odds getting worse. North Texas backs DeAndre Torrey and Ikaika Ragsdale combined for five touchdowns while UTSA quarterback Frank Harris had two turnovers and didn't play after halftime in the Mean Green's 45-23 rout of the Roadrunners. "I think human nature is we probably weren’t as juiced up as we were last week," Traylor said, referring to a 34-31 victory over UAB. "But it wasn’t like a bad effort. They were at a 10 and we probably played at an eight. And you turn it over three times in the weather, you’re going to get embarrassed, which we did today." UTSA (11-1, 7-1 Conference USA), which never started with more than five consecutive wins in the program’s first nine FBS seasons, is still hosting the conference...
    DENTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The Mean Green handed the Roadrunners a resounding defeat of 45-23 today, ending hopes for a perfect season. North Texas’ blowout win is a disappointing end to the season for UTSA fans, who had hoped to go 12-0. READ MORE: States Debate Whether Or Not To Drop 'Dehumanizing' Terms For ImmigrantsAlthough the Roadrunners managed to avoid throwing any interceptions, three lost fumbles played a significant role in their loss. UTSA quarterback Frank Harris managed to score a rushing touchdown, but two costly fumbles in the first half led to his being benched in the second. UNT was also able to covert third downs far more effectively, making 7/13 attempts versus UTSA’s 2/13. The Mean Green offense held onto the ball for nearly 13 more minutes than UTSA, making 15 more plays over the course of the game. North Texas running backs Ikaika Ragsdale and DeAndre Torrey played an especially impressive game, scoring two and three touchdowns respectively. North Texas running back DeAndre Torrey, left, celebrates near tight end Asher Alberding after scoring a touchdown against UTSA....
    DENTON, Texas (AP) — No. 15 UTSA’s undefeated season ended in a blowout as North Texas running backs DeAndre Torrey and Ikaika Ragsdale combined for five touchdowns in a 45-23 rout of the Roadrunners on Saturday. Quarterback Frank Harris had two of UTSA’s three lost fumbles among six overall before sitting the second half at UNT’s rain-soaked Apogee Stadium, a 10-year-old facility where a Top 25 team had never played. UTSA (11-1, 7-1 Conference USA), which never started with more than five consecutive wins in the program’s first nine seasons, is still hosting the conference championship game Friday night against either Western Kentucky or Marshall. No. 1 Georgia and fourth-ranked Cincinnati are the remaining undefeated FBS teams. The Roadrunners, ranked 10th nationally in rushing defense, had given up six touchdowns on the ground all season. The Mean Green (6-6, 5-3) matched that late in the third quarter of their fifth consecutive victory that followed a six-game losing streak as UNT earned bowl eligibility. Ragsdale, a redshirt freshman, had a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns as North Texas’ conference-leading rushing...
    Getty Isaiah Johnson and North Texas look to pull a big upset on Saturday. The No. 15 UTSA Roadrunners (11-0) look to cap a perfect regular season against the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, Nov. 27.Note: Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pageThe game (2 p.m. ET start time) isn’t on TV anywhere, but anyone in the US can watch UTSA vs North Texas live on ESPN+: Get ESPN+ With ESPN+, you can stream dozens of different live sports (including hundreds of college football and basketball games), every 30-for-30 documentary and additional original content (both video and written) all for $6.99 per month. Or, if you also want Disney+ and Hulu, you can get all three for $13.99 per month. Separately, the three streaming services would cost a total $20.97 per month, so you’re saving about 33 percent: Get the ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu Bundle Once signed up for ESPN+, you can watch UTSA vs North Texas live on the ESPN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon...
    North Texas (2-3) vs. Drake (3-2) , HP Field House, Kissimmee, Florida; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: North Texas is set to take on Drake in a postseason game in Kissimmee. Drake lost 80-71 to Alabama in its most recent game, while North Texas came up short in a 69-63 game against Miami in its last outing. STEPPING UP: Tremell Murphy is putting up 13.8 points and seven rebounds to lead the charge for the Bulldogs. Complementing Murphy is Tucker DeVries, who is producing 11.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. The Mean Green have been led by Tylor Perry, who is averaging 17.8 points and two steals.TERRIFIC TYLOR: Perry has connected on 51.9 percent of the 27 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 14 of 27 over the last five games. He’s also converted 86.4 percent of his foul shots this season. ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Mean Green have recently converted buckets via assists more often than the Bulldogs. Drake has an assist on 32 of 81 field goals (39.5 percent) across its previous three matchups while North...
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Isaiah Wong scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half on Friday to rally Miami to a 69-63 win over North Texas in the ESPN Events Invitational. The Hurricanes (4-2) trailed by as many was 14 in the first half and were down 40-28 at the break. An early 7-0 burst featuring a Wong 3-pointer got Miami close and then a 9-0 run produced a 52-48 lead with 11:39 to play. Jordan Miller scored at the basket to start and end the run and Charlie Moore contributed a 3-pointer, capping a stretch when Miami made 10 of 11 shots. After consecutive 3s from Tylor Perry and Thomas Bell put the Mean Green back on top 54-52, Wong scored Miami’s next seven and it was tied at 59 with under 5 minutes to play. Both teams struggled to score down the stretch until Kameron McGusty’s layup put Miami on top at the 2:35 mark and then Wong hit a jumper at 1:18. North Texas was in the process of missing four straight shots...
    No. 15 UTSA (11-0, 7-0 C-USA, CFP No. 22) at North Texas (5-6, 4-3), Saturday at 2 p.m. EST (ESPN+). Line: UTSA by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Tied 4-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? UTSA, already set to host the Conference USA championship game, will try to complete an undefeated regular season a week after needing a touchdown with 3 seconds left to avoid a loss at home to UAB. Top-ranked Georgia and No. 4 Cincinnati are the only other undefeated FBS teams. North Texas is going for its fifth win in a row to get bowl eligible. KEY MATCHUP North Texas running back DeAndre Torrey and Conference USA’s top rushing offense vs. the league’s top rushing defense. Torrey is fourth in the league with 100.6 yards per game for the Mean Green, who rank fourth nationally at 237 yards rushing per game. The Roadrunners are 10th nationally allowing 101.7 yards per game on the ground. Only six rushing TDs have been scored against UTSA. PLAYERS TO WATCH UTSA: Junior tailback Sincere McCormick is the school’s career...
    DENTON, Texas (AP) — UTSA coach Jeff Traylor understands the timing of the question about what it would mean for the 15th-ranked Roadrunners to complete an undefeated regular season. With 11 wins down and one to go after a late escape last week, Traylor still isn’t quite ready to answer that. “I would rather reflect when the season is over. I am going to try to stay true to my culture pillar and win the day today,” Traylor said. “Hopefully, if the Lord is willing, if you ask me that question after the game on Saturday, I can answer it appropriately.” A week before they will host the Conference USA championship game, the Roadrunners (11-0, 7-0 C-USA, CFP No. 22) play their regular-season finale Saturday on the road against a North Texas team (5-6, 4-3) still with a chance to get bowl eligible. “It’s an important game for all of us,” UNT coach Seth Littrell said. “Let’s be honest. North Texas can ruin our season. They have won four games in a row. … They are...
    Thursday No. 1. Georgia (11-0) did not play. Next: at Georgia Tech, Saturday. No. 2. Ohio St. (10-1) did not play. Next: at No. 6 Michigan, Saturday. No. 3. Alabama (10-1) did not play. Next: at Auburn, Saturday. No. 4. Cincinnati (11-0) did not play. Next: at East Carolina, Friday. No. 5. Notre Dame (10-1) did not play. Next: at Stanford, Saturday. No. 6. Michigan (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 2 Ohio St., Saturday. No. 7. Oklahoma St. (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 10 Oklahoma, Saturday. No. 8. Mississippi (10-2) beat Mississippi St. 31-21. Next: TBD. No. 9. Baylor (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Texas Tech, Saturday. No. 10. Oklahoma (10-1) did not play. Next: at No. 7 Oklahoma St., Saturday. No. 11. Oregon (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Oregon St., Saturday. No. 12. Michigan St. (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Penn St., Saturday. No. 13. BYU (9-2) did not play. Next: at Southern Cal, Saturday. No. 14. Texas A&M (8-3) did not play. Next: at LSU, Saturday. No. 15. UTSA...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – With inflation driving prices up and supply chain issues making items harder to get, many people have already started making their holiday purchases. Across North Texas Thursday, there were empty parking lots at major retailers that are usually open on Thanksgiving Day and only a handful of stores, like Big Lots, were open. READ MORE: North Texas Homeless Veteran's Life-Changing Moment Highlighted During Halftime Of Cowboys GameSteven Evans picked up a few items. “Christmas stuff, sweatpants. The prices were pretty good!” he said. “Twenty-percent off.” Stacy Holwerda also made some purchases. “I just got some wrapping paper for my little girl,” she said. “Baby shark because she loves baby shark and some boxes.” The majority of her holiday shopping is already complete. READ MORE: DFW Area First Responders, Families Treated To Thanksgiving Meals“I do it all year long,” she said. “While I’m out and about and I see something for someone, I get it then while I can and so then when the holiday comes up I’m ready to go.” A recent survey from the consulting firm...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texan homeless veteran has landed his dream job, and his story was told during the Dallas Cowboys game Thursday, Nov. 25. In a halftime video from Ford Motor Company, James Brown, an Air Force veteran who faced challenges upon his return, including homelessness, was delivered the good news. READ MORE: DFW Area First Responders, Families Treated To Thanksgiving Meals James Brown (credit: Ford, NFL and Dallas Cowboys) Dallas Cowboys players Trevon Diggs and CeeDee Lamb joined Ford Motor Company and the Salvation Army to inform Brown by phone he will receive a two-year scholarship for the Ford ASSET program to become a licensed technician and have a guaranteed job with Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford of Carrollton. READ MORE: Miles Before Meals For Thousands Of North Texans Thanksgiving Morning Dallas Cowboys players Trevon Diggs and CeeDee Lamb joined Ford Motor Company and the Salvation Army to tell James Brown the good news. (credit: Ford, NFL and Dallas Cowboys) The Salvation Army gave Brown the opportunity for a warm and safe home, and...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Ochai Agbaji had 18 points and Christian Braun added 15 as No. 4 Kansas beat North Texas 71-59 in the first round of the ESPN Events Invitational on Thursday. Agbaji became the 63rd player to reach 1,000 points in Kansas history when he hit a 3 to open the scoring 2½ minutes into the game. The guard entered the game just one point away from the milestone. North Texas (2-2) got 23 points from Tylor Perry. All other scorers for the Mean Green were held to single digits, including Thomas Bell, who picked up his fifth foul midway through the second half and finished with nine points. KU (4-0) went up 46-31 early in the second half thanks to Remy Martin hitting a pair of a long-range shots and Braun making a 3-point play after a steal. Martin, who had 15 points, had been slowed recently by back discomfort. A dunk by Agbaji and another Martin 3 extended the advantage to 53-35 with 14 minutes left. WILSON RETURNS Kansas forward Jalen Wilson had seven...
    All Times EST Thursday No. 8. Mississippi at Mississippi St., 7:30 p.m. Friday No. 4. Cincinnati at East Carolina, 3:30 p.m. No. 16. Utah vs. Colorado, 4 p.m. No. 17. Iowa at Nebraska, 1:30 p.m. No. 22. San Diego St. vs. Boise St., Noon No. 24. NC State vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m. No. 25. Arkansas vs. Missouri, 3:30 p.m. Saturday No. 1. Georgia at Georgia Tech, Noon No. 2. Ohio St. at No. 6 Michigan, Noon No. 3. Alabama at Auburn, 3:30 p.m. No. 5. Notre Dame at Stanford, 8 p.m. No. 7. Oklahoma St. vs. No. 10 Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m. No. 9. Baylor vs. Texas Tech, Noon No. 11. Oregon vs. Oregon St., 3:30 p.m. No. 12. Michigan St. vs. Penn St., 3:30 p.m. No. 13. BYU at Southern Cal, 10:30 p.m. No. 14. Texas A&M at LSU, 7 p.m. No. 15. UTSA at North Texas, 2 p.m. No. 18. Wisconsin at Minnesota, 4 p.m. No. 19. Houston at UConn, Noon No. 20. Pittsburgh at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m....
    GRAPEVINE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – On Thursday, families will gather to celebrate what they have and what they can be the thankful for. For a growing number of them, it’s life itself after surviving severe bouts with COVID-19. READ MORE: Small Businesses In DFW Area Hoping For Big Boost On Black Friday And BeyondSue and Billy Szendrey will be sitting in their favorite chairs on Thanksgiving and that’s enough for this couple who have been through so much. “I’m thankful now that when I look over he is there because he wasn’t there for a very long time,” said Sue. Sue and Billy Szendrey with their dog (CBS 11). For four months last year, Billy was away from his chair and on a hospital bed clinging to life because of COVID-19. He spent seven weeks on a ventilator and only today reached an important milestone, 16 months after leaving the hospital. “I just today completed my therapy at Baylor Scott and White here in Grapevine,” said Billy. The 65-year-old had to relearn how to stand up and later train...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – If you’re planning on doing some holiday shopping this weekend, local small businesses are hoping you don’t forget about them. From inflation to supply chain issues, they’ve been through a lot and the next few weeks are critical for their survival. Southern Grace is considered a mom and pop for the mom and pops. It does some retail sales in their store, but mainly focuses on wholesale for other local boutiques. “We are on both sides of things so we see what’s going on from the literal production of things all the way to getting it in our hands,” VP of Sales Sam Siebenthall said. The company’s CEO said costs have skyrocketed, supply chain has been totally disrupted. “Internationally, we saw rates go up 260%,” Adeel Mitha said. “Domestically they’re about 50 to 60% higher.” Now, in some cases they’re even taking shipping into their own hands, making local deliveries when it’s needed. “Doing things the old fashioned way which is a lot of work on us, but it saves cost in the end,” Siebenthall said. As...
    DFW AIRPORT (CBSDFW.COM) — Today North Texas airports will be put to the test during an expected Thanksgiving holiday travel surge. Four million Texans are expected to travel. According to AAA Texas, that’s nearly pre-pandemic levels. READ MORE: "Home For The Holidays" DWI Crackdown Begins In Dallas CountyBoth Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) and Dallas Love Field Airport reflect the same, expecting about 95% of the travel volume they had in 2019. Experts say it’s pent up demand from a tough 2020, but also comfort from vaccines that have helped the industry bounce back. “We are seeing travelers eager to get back out there, feeling comfortable hitting the skies again and traveling to see loved ones for the holidays,” said Lindsay Schwimer, a Consumer Travel Expert with Hopper. Hopper collects data from airports nationwide, and tells CBS 11 News, DFW Airport is expected to be the second busiest in the U.S. this Thanksgiving week. READ MORE: Trusted Travel Programs - Which Should You Choose?They calculate Wednesday, November 24 and Sunday, November 28 to be the busiest days to fly. Schwimer...
    by Erin Jones | CBS 11 DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – If the cost of gas is burning a hole in your wallet, President Joe Biden says relief is on the way. READ MORE: Dallas County Says Millions Of Dollars Are Available To Help Residents Facing EvictionHe’s ordering 50 million barrels of oil be released from America’s strategic reserve with the goal of bringing energy costs down. However, some economists are doubtful this will have a significant impact at the pump. “We consume 20 million barrels per day so basically he’s talking about reducing 2 1/2 days worth of supply,” economist Bernard Weinstein said. Weinstein, recently retired from SMU’s Maguire Energy Institute, said when it comes to significantly lower gas prices, especially around the holidays, don’t get your hopes up. “It will take weeks to get that oil into the refining and distribution system and interestingly right after his announcement today, the price of oil went up $1.75 a barrel – 2.5% – so the market is pretty much discounting this recent move,” he said. READ MORE: Dallas Cowboys' #79 Ty Nsekhe...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas man’s battle with COVID-19 caused him to walk away from his successful career to find more purpose in his work. He’s one of a record number of Americans quitting their jobs this year, including 4.4 million in September alone, as the pandemic continues to make people rethink their work expectations. READ MORE: Dallas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Planned To Run For Re-Election Days Before She Announced RetirementIt’s been dubbed the “Great Resignation.” “I think it’s deeper than just changing jobs,” Todd Bart said. “I think it’s people realizing that life is short, and if you don’t get up each day excited or looking forward to what you’re doing to do, it’s not worth it.” Bart spent decades as a CPA in the oil and gas industry, until he came down with a serious case of COVID-19 in February. “I was so sick, I couldn’t communicate,” he said. “My head hurt, the pain, I couldn’t get up and do anything.” It took him two weeks and a day in the hospital to recover. “The...
    North Texas (2-1) vs. Kansas (3-0) , HP Field House, Kissimmee, Florida; Thursday, 2:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: North Texas and Kansas are set to clash in a postseason game in Kissimmee. Kansas earned an 88-59 win over Stony Brook in its most recent game, while North Texas won easily 64-36 against Texas-Arlington in its last outing. SUPER SENIORS: Kansas’ Ochai Agbaji, David McCormack and Remy Martin have combined to score 52 percent of all Jayhawks points this season.TERRIFIC THOMAS: Thomas Bell has connected on 28.6 percent of the 14 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 14 over the last three games. He’s also made 75 percent of his foul shots this season. STINGY DEFENSE: North Texas has held opposing teams to 52.7 points per game this year, the seventh-lowest figure among all Division I teams. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MIAMI (AP) — Austin Aune passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, DeAndre Torrey had 109 yards rushing and two TDs and North Texas beat Florida International 49-7 on Saturday night for its fourth consecutive win. Aune was 6-of-12 passing for 219 yards and his 11-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter gave North Texas (5-6, 4-3 Conference USA) a 7-0 lead. He threw TD passes of 55 yards to Rodedric Burns and 35 yards to Khatib Lyles, and Torrey added scoring runs from 50-yards and 1-yard out, in the second quarter to make it 35-0 at halftime. Ikaika Ragsdale had 19 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown and Ayo Adeyi added a 81 yards rushing, including a 28-yard TD that capped the scoring with 7:36 left in the third quarter. Tyrese Chambers had three receptions for 79 yards, including a 60-yard TD for the Panthers. Florida International (1-10, 0-7) has lost 10 straight games following a 48-10 win over Long Island University in the season opener. ___ More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and...
    MANSFIELD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – An injury to a toddler from a ballpoint pen led to a lawsuit this week against a Mansfield child care center and one of its former employees. The suit against Everley Rose Toddler Center, follows a state investigation at Walnut Creek Academy, in the same location, that found two children had been injured on two separate occasions. A grand jury indicted 23-year-old Caitlin Luttman in September for reckless injury to a child. An attorney for the school said Wednesday, Nov. 17,  the incident had been overblown and the lawsuit sensationalized its description of what happened. The boy’s parents said this spring they had noticed their son, still 2 years old at the time, had started protesting his daily drop-off at the school. They chalked it up to normal behavior for a boy his age. One afternoon in April, they noticed a raised mark with a dark spot in the center of his chest. His father asked him what happened. “And he goes, ‘Miss so and so, poked me in the chest with a pen,” said Aaron...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Heather Hall jumped from her black SUV Tuesday, and started filling her gas tank. “$73.99. Wow, that hurts,” the Dallas area resident said. “It has to be the inventory shortage, right? We don’t have truckers, or there’s no one to deliver the gas,” Hall questioned. READ MORE: 'Thankful She Wasn't Forgotten,' Family Of Murder Victim Janet Love Gets Closure 35 Years LaterThe current fuel rates per gallon statewide continue to hover above $3.00. At the same time, Texas oil production in the Permian Basin of West Texas is seeing record production levels, along with price per barrel hovering at $80. West Texas is producing over four million barrels a day, government records show. With so much Texas oil production, why are consumers paying more at the pump? READ MORE: 3 Dallas Teens Arrested For Allegedly Shooting, Killing Mesquite Man“Demand is recovering faster than supply, so that’s causing the market to increase prices,” SMU Cox Maguire Energy Institute Director Bruce Bullock said Tuesday. Bullock points to the global oil market, saying gas prices for consumers are determined by...
    KELLER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Some Keller ISD students saw a family reunion play out in front of their eyes on Tuesday, Nov. 16. At one school, students were settling in and expecting to hear a guest speaker from the military. Instead, they witnessed Marine Gunnery Sergeant Benni Bennett surprise his oldest son. “I wasn’t real nervous at first. But once I got into my oldest’s classroom, I started getting nervous, ” explained Bennett. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Benni Bennett and oldest son (CBS 11). The U.S. Marine has been away from his family for 317 days during his fourth deployment. After that surprise, the two traveled to another Keller ISD school to surprise his two younger boys. Hug after hug brought a family separated by service to country back together. What was the dad’s first thought on seeing his sons in person for the first time in about 10 months? “They’ve all gotten taller. They don’t look as tall when you FaceTime but surprising how fast they grew,” said Bennett. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Benni Bennett and sons (CBS 11). Tuesday’s surprise...
    Total Offense G Plays Yds Yds Pg B.Armstrong, Virginia 9 487 3828 425.3 B.Zappe, W. Kentucky 10 522 4195 419.5 K.Pickett, Pittsburgh 10 467 3748 374.8 W.Rogers, Mississippi St. 10 588 3648 364.8 S.Hartman, Wake Forest 10 423 3492 349.2 T.Mordecai, SMU 10 441 3455 345.5 S.Howell, North Carolina 10 453 3431 343.1 C.Strong, Nevada 10 496 3401 340.1 C.Stroud, Ohio St. 9 333 3040 337.8 M.Corral, Mississippi 10 434 3296 329.6 S.Henigan, Memphis 9 369 2889 321.0 J.Haener, Fresno St. 11 479 3467 315.2 G.Wells, Marshall 10 425 3138 313.8 D.Gabriel, UCF 3 126 939 313.0 T.Tagovailoa, Maryland 10 445 3098 309.8 B.Young, Alabama 10 379 3050 305.0 A.Martinez, Nebraska 10 395 3014 301.4 M.Cunningham, Louisville 10 410 2994 299.4 C.Garbers, California 8 342 2344 293.0 M.Willis, Liberty 10 388 2914 291.4 A.Kendall, Louisiana Tech...
    DENTON, Texas (AP) — Buffalo held off North Texas for a 69-66 win on Monday night. Rubin Jones hit a foul shot with nine seconds remaining to help the Mean Green pull within 3, but they wouldn’t get any closer. Maceo Jack scored 18 points to lead the Bulls. Ronaldo Segu and Josh Mballa added 17 points each. Mballa also had 10 rebounds. Jeenathan Williams had 14 points and six assists for Buffalo (1-1). Tylor Perry had 18 points for the Mean Green (1-1). Mardrez McBride added 17 points. Thomas Bell had 12 points and eight rebounds. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texas roads will get bigger, bridges rebuilt better and transit systems expanded with President Joe Biden signing his infrastructure plan into law Monday, Nov. 15. It just won’t happen right away. READ MORE: I-Team: Online Car Seller Carvana Hit With Dozens Of State Violations As Customers Report Paperwork TroublesPlanners expect the region is well positioned though to receive federal dollars and compete for more, using it to leverage additional funding that should help more projects get underway. “This in my mind, this is a bill for everybody,” said Michael Morris, the transportation director for the North Central Texas Council of Governments. “It’s almost like the national government has put us all on a clock and said this is everything you’ve asked for, and could go to lots of different things.” As a state the administration has said Texas could receive nearly $27 billion for highway programs, $3.3 billion for transportation programs. READ MORE: Jury In Billy Chemirmir Murder Trial Sees Video Testimony From Victim Who Didn't Survive To See Him In CourtThere is more funding...
    DENTON, Texas (AP) — Austin Aune threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, Ethan Mooney made a 27-yard field goal with 7 seconds left and North Texas held on to beat UTEP 20-17 on Saturday. On third-and-8 from the 32, Aune hit Detraveon Brown for a 58-yard gain to the to 10 and, after a North Texas timeout, Mooney’s kick put the Mean Green in front. UNT (4-6, 3-3 Conference USA) took a 17-7 lead into the fourth quarter before a 17-play, 98-yard drive ended when Isaiah Johnson was stopped for no gain on fourth-and-goal from the 2. UTEP’s Gavin Hardison went 4-of-5 passing — including completions to Jacob Cowings of 46 yards on the first play of the drive and 27 yards to the Mean Green 4 — on a seven-play, 98-yard march capped by Ronald Awatt’s 4-yard touchdown run. After North Texas went three-and-out, Gavin Baechle made a 37-yard field goal to make it 17-all with 55 seconds left. Cowings finished with five receptions for 174 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown, and...
    FLOWER MOUND (CBSDFW.COM) — Police in Flower Mound have issued a Silver Alert for a missing 80-year-old man. Officials say Bernard Lipari was last seen on November 11 around 6:30 p.m. His wife reported that he left their home. in the 2200 block of Bennington Avenue. without telling her and left his phone behind. READ MORE: Disabled Veterans Can't Drive Free On All North Texas Toll Roads; Program Confusing To Some Missing elderly man Bernard Lipari. (credit: Flower Mound Police Department) The elderly man has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), requiring oxygen, and he left without any oxygen devices. Police say due to his medical condition he may be in an altered mental state. READ MORE: A Look At The Murder Spree Billy Chemirmir Is Accused Of Committing In North TexasLipari is believed to be driving a gray 2021 Nissan Altima with the Texas license plate PXY-0495. Bernard Lipari is a white male, standing 6’0″ tall, weighing 195 pounds, and has long gray hair, brown eyes, and wears glasses. He is believed to be wearing a multi-colored long sleeve...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police reports, civil lawsuits, and other court records dating back to 2016 reveal investigators suspect alleged serial killer Billy Chemirmir committed at least 24 murders throughout Dallas and Collin counties. Together they paint a picture of man who targeting one senior living community at a time, moving to the next whenever it seemed he might get caught. READ MORE: 'He Deserved Better Than This': North Texas Cemetery Where Mostly Black Veterans Are Buried Remains In DisrepairPolice began to piece together the story on March 19, 2018, after firefighters revived 91-year-old Mary Bartel. According to a police report, Bartel told them a stranger forced his way in, grabbed a couch pillow, and smothered her until she blacked out. Then, he walked out with her jewelry. Just one day earlier and one door over, Mary’s next-door neighbor, Ann Conklin, had died. Ann Conklin (Dallas County Court Records) Plano Police suddenly started taking a closer look and discovered a pattern of deaths in their Preston Place senior living community. There were seven within a 6-month period in that...
    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – They served with dignity but some say their final resting place is a disgrace. A civil rights group in Grand Prairie is frustrated that a cemetery for mostly Black veterans has been turned down for government funding that would honor veterans buried in unmarked or damaged gravesites. READ MORE: Texas High School Students In KKK Costumes Attacked Black Teen With Stun Gun On Halloween, Attorney SaysThere are nearly 100 mostly Black veterans buried at Antioch Life Park Cemetery just across the lake from DFW National Cemetery. But the two burial grounds for American heroes could not be more different. Army veteran Ray Lucas knows his friend is buried here, but there’s nothing to mark the grave of the World War II veteran “He deserved better than this,” said Lucas. Some who served from World War I to Vietnam, have damaged headstones, others have none at all. Antioch Life Park Cemetery grave (J.D. Miles – CBS 11). Army Veteran Tracy Aldridge visited for the first time. READ MORE: Former Dallas Fire-Rescue Paramedic Has State...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – For years the State of Texas has allowed for toll charges to be waived for disabled veterans. But Paul Nelson has spent a majority of 2021 fighting his toll charges with the North Texas Tollway Authority. Nelson’s family has a history of military service that’s as old as our republic, he said. “My mom is member of the Daughters of the American Revolution,” he said. “We’ve had family represented in every military every conflict.” Nelson broke both of his legs and fractured his ankle during a paratrooper exercise. “When you jump out of airplanes for living, the odds are not in your favor,” he said. He received his Disabled Veterans license plate in February of 2021. He said he was under the impression tolls were waived for toll roads and toll lanes. “If you were under the impression that as as a disabled veteran that you can drive the NTTA tolls and have your fees waived, you’re sadly mistaken,” he said. He’s fighting the NTTA over a $349 charge he says he shouldn’t have to pay because...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A Mesquite man who strangled a transgender woman to death and dumped her body in a lake in 2019 was sentenced Thursday to 37 years in prison. A Dallas County jury sentenced Ruben Alvarado, 24, a day after finding him guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Chynal Lindsey, 26, in June 2019. READ MORE: Ambulance Overturns In Crash In Fort Worth, 7 Hurt Ruben Alvarado mugshot (Credit: Dallas County Jail) Alvarado told jurors that he had taken the Dallas woman to White Rock Lake for sex but ordered her from his sport utility vehicle upon discovering her biological sex. He claimed that Lindsey then attacked him, so he strangled her with his belt in self-defense and dumped her weighted body in the lake. Chynal Lindsey (courtesy: Lindsay family) READ MORE: Purple Heart Recipient And North Texas School Bus Driver Honored By His Young Riders On Veterans DayProsecutors had asked for a 60-year prison term. Alvarado could have gotten between five years to life in prison. Lindsey’s death had marked the second killing...
    COPPELL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Tommy Thompson got a busload of good wishes on Veterans Day, The war veteran and Coppell ISD school bus driver got a surprise when Denton Creek Elementary School students presented him with “thank you” cards for his service. School bus driver and veteran Tommy Thompson (credit: Coppell ISD). Thompson served in the Army for 21 years before retiring. He served in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart. Coppell ISD said Thompson was moved by the cards and thanked his fellow veterans, those who came home and those who did not. School bus driver and veteran Tommy Thompson with students (credit: Coppell ISD). He says he served then and serves now for the kids.