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 […]


Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Sign Up For Our Newsletter! There comes a time in life , when one has to know how to react in unfortunate situations. Professional experienced , former police captain Doug Parisi , called into the station & discussed a few important things to know when a immediate threat is in […]

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions). Follow The Beat On Twitter: A video surfaced recently of a fight in the classroom at Skyline High School of a student and a teacher. No word has been given about how the fight started, but from viewing the video, it appears […]

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions). Follow The Beat On Twitter: A Dallas ISD employee at Edna Rowe Elementary School is on administrative leave after she called Brittany Miner’s 5-year-old son a “monkey” and mentioned a comment about how he looks. Miner has since connected with […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter: An Arlington ISD first grade student was hospitalized this week after a fight at Sherrod Elementary School. The mom says her son was being bullied over a pop-tart and went to the teacher for help, but was ignored. Later, the student’s head was busted by another student in a fight in […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter: Butch Groves, a school administrator at The Oakridge School in Arlington, TX, has been suspended indefinitely for an inappropriate tweet he sent that went viral. For more info, see video below (content may take a few moments to load on certain devices or you may have to refresh page to view). […]

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Onalaska ISD Superintendent Lynn Redden supposedly accidentally posted on Facebook “you can’t count on a black quarterback,” on a post promoting a Chron.com story about the Texans’ recent loss.  He deleted the post when he realized it was a public post.  The Onalaska ISD school board is set to discuss Superintendent Lynn Redden’s contract at a meeting Saturday […]

The Dallas Hope Center is the first LGBTQ homeless shelter in Dallas. Right now it is only a one-bedroom apartment but the long-term goal of Dallas Hope Charities is to open an emergency shelter focused on the LGBTQ population.   Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Sign Up For Our Newsletter!  The Latest:

Marcus High School principal Will Skelton said the video “absolutely missed the mark,” and has issued an apology. The video focused on teenage girls wearing short shorts and zoomed in on their bare legs.  It then looks like the students are in detention and are being forced to repeat “I will not wear athletic shorts,” they […]

Anthony Allen used to be a teacher with Allen ISD and now has been with the Garland Police Department. So he knows first hand how some families struggle to get everything they need for school.  On Tuesday, he gave away 72 backpacks and supplies to the kids, which he and his wife bought with their […]

A recent survey conducted by Springtown ISD Superintendent Mike Kelley showed that more than 80 percent of community members and the district’s staff agreed that they would like it if “highly-trained staff members” were armed on the school campus.  All teachers/staff that want to participate must undergo metal evaluations, strict training and must have a […]


A newly formed parent and student Facebook group from McKinney North High School are calling on their school district to add metal detectors and wands to the high school campuses. This facebook group was created just hours after a sophomore student brought a gun into school and shot and killed himself inside an empty classroom. […]