KERA Newsroom
6:54 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: Police Worries; Dealing With Holiday Stress

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: After two New York City police officers were shot to death in their patrol car over the weekend, law enforcement across the country and in North Texas are worried. Also, we'll hear from a kid from the Vickery Meadows neighborhood in Dallas who was recently accepted into Harvard. Finally, we'll hear from a counseling expert on how to cope with the most stressful time of the year. 

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Education
6:20 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Harvard-Bound From Vickery Meadow, Breaking Barriers Along The Way

Quentin Neroes, senior at Conrad High School in Vickery Meadow
Dianna Douglas

Quentin Neroes is going to Harvard next fall. It’s big news at Conrad High School: He is the first student in the school’s history to head to Cambridge Massachusetts for college.

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Arts & Culture
4:25 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Here Are Ways To Survive The Hectic Holiday Homestretch

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Forget wonderful: For a lot of people, it’s the most stressful time of the year. With shopping lists, travel headaches, endless sweets and family get-togethers, the holiday season can be tough.

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News
2:55 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Border Apprehensions In Texas Spiked In 2014

A boat patrolled the Texas-Mexico border over the summer.
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Federal immigration agents apprehended nearly 97,000 more people trying to enter the U.S. illegally through Texas’ southern border during the 2014 fiscal year than they did in 2013, the Department of Homeland Security announced on Friday.

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Sports
10:38 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Video: Watch The Implosion Of Texas A&M’s Kyle Field

Part of Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field was imploded over the weekend.
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Part of Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field was imploded Sunday. More than 5,000 fans watched as the west side of the stadium came tumbling down.

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KERA Newsroom
9:50 am
Mon December 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: Depression In Middle Age; Sweaters So Awful They're Great

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found women ages 40 to 59 have the highest rate of depression of any group based on age or gender.
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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Why middle-aged women are so prone to depression, in this week's Vital Signs. And Eric Aasen looks for the ugliest Christmas sweater of them all at a Dallas pop-up shop that ended up on Nightline for its reliably terrible selection. 

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The High Five
8:02 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Austin, San Antonio Drivers Prepare For Cellphone Bans

The new year brings some new laws in Texas, including a ban on handheld devices while driving in Austin and San Antonio.
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: phone bans start soon for Austin and San Antonio drivers; part of Kyle Field implodes; could North Texas’ Scott Turner be the next Texas House speaker?; and more.

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Vital Signs
6:45 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Middle-Aged Women and Depression: More Than Just A Mid-Life Crisis

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A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found women ages 40 to 59 have the highest rate of depression of any group based on age or gender.

Dr. Quazi Imam is medical director of the Texas Health Behavioral Health Center at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He talked about some of factors behind the findings in this edition of Vital Signs.

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KERA Newsroom
6:43 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

From The Newsroom: A Lost Bid For DISD; Ugly Christmas Sweater Love

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop is located on Mockingbird Lane and Abrams in East Dallas.
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Local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: DISD lost a bid this morning to consolidate its offices into one building. Also, Dallas County's incoming district attorney talks about regrets, and a look at the ugly Christmas sweater trend.

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters
6:32 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

This Dallas Man Is Obsessed About Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Jeremy Turner is the best spokesman around for ugly Christmas sweaters.
Eric Aasen KERA News

When you're going to an ugly Christmas sweater party, the uglier the better. Some are finding the perfect outfit at a pop-up sweater store in East Dallas called the Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop. The owner has attracted national publicity for his sweater love.

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