What should have been a weekend of celebration and family fun for many, was a weekend of tragedy and mass shootings in Pennsylvania, Baltimore, and DFW’s own Como, a neighborhood in southwest Fort Worth. The catastrophe left 3 dead and 8 others severely injured at an annual 4th of July event known as ComoFest on […]

Buckle Up North Texas! The general elections are underway and TODAY is the last day to register to vote! May 6th is the official general election where DFW will welcome new political leaders to represent our communities! The mayoral election will be quite interesting as Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson won’t have an opponent to run […]

Spring Break is officially here and kids from all across the DFW will be ready to have some fun! To help parents enjoy the weather and not have to spend so much money, we’ve compiled a list of cool things to do for the entire family! Make sure to click on each venue name to […]

What in the global warming is going on in North Texas?! Around this time last year we faced the same weird weather patterns jumping from the low 50’s to mid 80’s in a matter of 24 hours. On top of the roller coaster temperatures, we’ve also ran into some pretty serious Fall storms.  Stay up […]

It’s Election Day in Texas! This race is the first primary in the 2022 midterm election and will include our vote for Governor, Attorney General, U.S. Congress, and more. This election also brings new voting laws passed by Gov. Greg Abbott , some of which include banning drive-thru voting and requirements for assisting voters with disabilities. […]

It’s no secret that Texans love their football-women included! This past Saturday the Dallas Cowboys did something about it and hosted a clinic for girls interested in seriously playing the game. During the “Girls Flag Football Jamboree” the girls learned the basics of the game,  drills, techniques, and even participated in a scrimmage! The district is […]

Weird to say “It’s that time of year again,” but,  it’s the unfortunate reality we face living in Texas with our well known ‘bipolar weather’. Last year we faced one of the toughest winter freezes in North Texas history, so this year we’ve got to be more prepared! Expect below freezing temps in the teens […]

This morning around 2:45 AM an unusual fire sparked and spread through at least 16 apartment units in the 8700 Block of North Normandale. At least 100 firefighters arrived on scene to help extinguish the blaze glaring through The Cassidy at Western Hills community. First responders described a heavy flame coming through the roof of […]

You’ve probably already experienced long lines and limited supplies at you local grocery store due to Corona virus but now business across the metroplex are making big changes in order to encourage social distancing and make sure that they keep their shelves stocked. Walmart is cutting store hours starting Sunday (March 15th) in order to give […]

Is it me or is DFW really influencing the culture nowadays? I mean really….I’ve counted multiple times I’ve seen slang terms, dance moves, even FOOD taken away from our beloved city and we never get any credit. Well, here’s five of the most well known things that make Dallas great BUT have been used and […]

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions). Follow The Beat On Twitter: A 16 year old kid was recently shot to death in Ft. Worth, TX. The victim has been identified as Keondurick Glasco-Young. Unfortunately, senseless violence like this happens almost everyday across America. Police currently […]

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions). Follow The Beat On Twitter: Yes – you read the headline right. A man suspected of committing a string of burglaries was recently arrested in Ft. Worth… after he shot at police. On top of that, the man […]