Category Archives: Community Hardships

Police allowed to issue tickets, make arrests for ‘shelter in place’ violations across North Texas

Author: Rebecca Lopez

ARLINGTON, Texas — They are being asked to protect and serve in ways they never imagined.

Law enforcement is tasked with making people comply with the shelter in place orders across the North Texas.

“We have to do what we have to do to make sacrifices in order to stop the spread of this virus,” said Sgt. Sheldon Smith, National Black Police Officers’ Association President.

Officers have the authority to stop people to make sure they are essential workers and not people just out and about. Dallas County was the first to issue a “shelter in place” order that began at midnight Tuesday.

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NIGHTMARE CONTINUES FOR TARRANT COUNTY COUPLE AFTER BUYING ‘DREAM HOME’

By Alex Rozier

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Becky Wilson (Photo: WFAA)

A Tarrant County couple is waiting for their nightmare to end months after they bought what they thought would be their dream home. 

Gantley and Becky Wilson moved into their new home in April and, within 20 days, their newly-built home was flooded. The family relocated from Kansas. 

“It was brand new, we were the first people to live in it,” Becky Wilson said. “We were excited the first few weeks we were here and then the floods came and since then it’s just been the stress of everything.”

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