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Some Texas Counties Aren't Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses; Others Are Waiting

The Supreme Court may have legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, but for some gay and lesbian couples in Texas, getting a marriage license isn’t so simple.
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Remaking Foster Care

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

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: McKinney sends a massive bill to Gawker; Ted Cruz on same-sex marriage; the Texas Theatre needs some repairs; and more.

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From The Newsroom: Critic Says High Tech Hospitals Need Some Human Touch

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Dallas has been a medical construction zone for a couple of years now. UT Southwestern opened its $800 million Clements Hospital in December. Down the street, the new $1.3 billion Parkland Memorial Hospital will start seeing patients in August.

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In Dallas, the $800 million Clements University Hospital opened to patients in December. Later this summer, the $1.3 billion dollar Parkland Memorial Hospital will open. Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster says despite their high-tech gadgets, both hospitals are lacking the human touch. 

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The Supreme Court may have legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, but for some gay and lesbian couples in Texas, getting a marriage license isn’t so simple.

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He’s back. Former Dallas superintendent Michael Hinojosa was unanimously named interim superintendent by the school board late Friday.

Texas Won't Track Gay Marriage Numbers

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On the first day of legal same-sex marriage in Texas, more than 630 couples received licenses in 10 of the state's largest counties, according to numbers provided by clerk's offices.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Tomorrow, the state will begin offering benefits to the spouses and children of gay and lesbian employees. However, getting a marriage license may be difficult for some couples because some county clerks are refusing to hand them out.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: six people are charged after heckling Joel Osteen; some Texas clerks refuse same-sex marriage licenses; Texas abortion clinics get a reprieve – for now; and more.


An obituary following his death June 20 called Daniel Weiser arguably the most powerful Dallas political figure who never sought elected office. Journalist Bob Ray Sanders explains in this commentary why voters in recent Dallas elections owe him a thank you.

Tuesday would have been the last day of operation for 10 clinics in Texas that provide abortion services. But on Monday the U.S. Supreme Court, in one of its final actions of this session, said the clinics can remain open while clinic lawyers ask the court for a full review of a strict abortion law.

Two dozen states have passed regulations similar to the ones being fought over in Texas.


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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