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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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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 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. 


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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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will appear in court today for the first time since he was booked earlier this month on felony charges of securities fraud.

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Expected to formally plead not guilty to three felony charges, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is set to appear in court Thursday for the first time since his booking earlier this month.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, many people fled to North Texas.


Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Dallas County district attorney is taking a leave of absence; Dr. James “Red” Duke has died; a Texas teen is battling a brain-eating amoeba; and more.

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Two journalists for Virginia TV news station WDBJ were killed by a gunman Wednesday morning while they were broadcasting live at a waterfront shopping center about an hour southeast of Roanoke, Va.

Reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward were doing a live report from Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta when a gunman opened fire, killing Parker and Ward and injuring Vicki Gardner, the head of a local Chamber of Commerce who was being interviewed. Gardner is now in stable condition, hospital officials say.


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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