Former NBC 5 news anchor Jane McGarry is feeling the love today.

Yesterday, NBC 5 said McGarry is leaving the station following her May arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

McGarry announced the news on her Facebook page:


Hi, it’s been a while. I want to thank you for all your kindness. You have touched my heart. I have something I want to tell you. I pleaded no contest to a Class B misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. I apologize for my irresponsible behavior and am grateful that the police did their job and no one was hurt. Blood alcohol tests showed my blood alcohol level was .11, which is over the legal limit, and therefore I should not have been driving. I have paid a fine of $1,200, will be on probation for 18 months and will participate in at least 40 hours of  community service. I am deeply sorry for making such a terrible mistake and pledge it will never happen again.

The response from FB friends was vast and supportive. They have showered her with well wishes ever since.

The outpouring prompted McGarry to make this status update:

Good morning! I am overwhelmed by how many of my friends took the time to post kind comments. I want you to know I have read every one of them and I am truly thankful to know each of you. I hope my experience benefits someone, in some small way. I hope your day is wonderful!


  1. Jane McGarry was a highlight of NBC5 news for over 30 years. She made a serious mistake. She acknowledged it, has paid her fine and her life will go on. Jane is fortunate to to have many friends & family who love her and will be there with her as she moves on to bigger, better opportunities. Jane’s legions of loyal fans, myself included will, during this time of transition, continue to support and admire her no matter what her future holds. Best of luck to you Jane. You’ll always be our “Texas Star”!!!!!!