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After Repairs, Allen High School Returns To Eagle Stadium For Football Season

The Allen Eagles are finally back in their state-of-the-art stadium. The $60-million facility closed its doors in February 2014 after large cracks were found in the concrete. But tonight the football state champions are kicking off their first home game since repairs were finished last spring.
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Searching For Superintendents

What does it take to run a big school district? KERA explores the issue as Dallas and Fort Worth look for new leaders.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund have decided to stop looking for a solution to the glare cast by Museum Tower. 

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There's a new development in the ongoing battle over glare from the Museum Tower. The board of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System has voted to stop looking for a solution to the glare cast by the tower. 

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Texas cities like Houston and Dallas became a place of refuge for thousands of evacuees.

Many were fleeing deplorable conditions at the Louisiana Superdome, which was set up as a temporary shelter. Former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller says it was a scramble to organize relief efforts.  

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The Allen Eagles are finally back in their state-of-the-art stadium. The $60-million facility closed its doors in February 2014 after large cracks were found in the concrete. But tonight the football state champions are kicking off their first home game since repairs were finished last spring.

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Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and the disaster that followed reshaped New Orleans and had a dramatic impact elsewhere. Former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller and non-profit groups recall the scramble to care for thousands of evacuees.

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The storm and the disaster that followed reshaped New Orleans and had a dramatic impact to North Texas, and beyond.

About 26,000 evacuees made their way to Red Cross shelters near Dallas. The influx of people shocked the city.

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After Hurricane Katrina battered New Orleans, many flocked to North Texas. Meet Kenny and Annette, a couple born and raised in the Greater New Orleans area, just two blocks from the Lower Ninth Ward.  The hurricane played a role in splitting up their previous marriages. In North Texas, Kenny and Annette found each other. 

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas school board members planned to talk behind closed doors about Michael Hinojosa's performance as interim superintendent. 

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has pleaded not guilty to charges of defrauding investors before he became the state's top lawyer.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ken Paxton appears in court; the SPCA removes scores of animals from an area home; Fifty Shades of Grey has a North Texas connection; and more.

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American Graduate: Homeless In High School

For many teens, high school is tough enough. For about 110,000 homeless students who attend Texas public schools, it's even tougher.

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Here Are 39 Things You Should Do In Texas Before You Die

Texas Independence Day is March 2. (On that day, back in 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted at Washington-on-the-Brazos.) So, to celebrate, the KERA News staff figured we’d come up with a list of quintessential Texas experiences – a bucket list of things you should do in the Lone Star state before you kick the bucket. Pack your bags, fuel up your car, and come take a tour with us across the state …
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The High Five

What's North Texas talking about today? KERA takes a look at five interesting stories.

One Crisis Away: Inside A Neighborhood

The cost of living poor can be high. Residents of Jubilee Park face challenges every day -- challenges that the neighborhood is working to solve.

Remaking Foster Care

Learn about Texas' efforts to redesign the foster care system.

Growing Up After Cancer

The journey of one North Texas boy and his family

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