KXAS-TV reported on December 8, 2020, that there was a “dramatic increase” in calls to a domestic violence hotline operated by the leading provider of domestic violence services in Tarrant County. Kathryn Jacob, President and CEO of SafeHaven of Tarrant County, an organization that operates two shelters, a 24/7 hotline, and provides a series of other services to survivors of domestic violence and their families, told KXAS, “That shows us that domestic violence is increasing during a time where people are kind of stuck at home.”
KTVT-TV reported on December 10, 2020, that authorities said a Fort Worth police lieutenant was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in front of an elementary school in Grapevine that Tuesday afternoon. Police in Grapevine said the alleged offender was arrested on December 8 at around 3 p.m. after a witness reported that he was asleep in the driver’s seat in the pickup area of Cannon Elementary School.
KTVT-TV reported on December 21 that the annual Christmas and New Year’s holiday traffic enforcement campaigns of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) would begin on Wednesday, December 23. DPS was reminding drivers to celebrate the holiday season responsibly by practicing safe driving habits and obeying all traffic laws.