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Well Explosion Severely Burns Palo Pinto County Family; They Blame Fracking

While filling a cattle trough 15 months ago, Ashley Murray noticed something odd occurring in the shack housing her family’s water pump. High-pressure water was spraying everywhere.
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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.

Lone Star Park Welcomes Back Track Fans

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After a quiet day, the buzz was back at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Bettors were happily cashing simulcast tickets once again.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The luck and the bettors returned to Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie on Wednesday. A late-night legislative deal provided funding for the Texas Racing Commission. 

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The Bishop Arts District in North Oak Cliff has emerged as one of Dallas’ hottest neighborhoods. With developers swooping in, it’s become ground zero in a hot debate about exactly how the new Bishop Arts should look.


This summer, a company called Alamo Manhattan lit the fuse with plans to build a five-story “Gateway" to the mostly one-story neighborhood. After a public outcry, the developer pulled back the proposal, and promised a revised plan that will be unveiled Thursday.


Some longtime residents are worried they’ll be pushed out.

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An initial autopsy report has found that a black college football player killed by a police officer had used a synthetic psychedelic drug and marijuana prior to the deadly confrontation at an Arlington car dealership.

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After a cab driver refused gratuity in Singapore, where tipping any service or food worker is not encouraged, New York magazine’s Adam Platt decided he’d try to stop tipping when he returned to the U.S. and see what happened. 

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Four volunteers recently went on a zero gravity ride with the help of NASA in Houston – in the name of science. Imagine you’re flying in a plane, high above the Gulf of Mexico — and then you start to fall. Eight thousand feet in just 30 seconds.

Courtesy Murray Family / Texas Tribune

While filling a cattle trough 15 months ago, Ashley Murray noticed something odd occurring in the shack housing her family’s water pump. High-pressure water was spraying everywhere.

Bexar County Sheriff: Man Killed By Deputies Was Armed With Knife

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Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The Bexar County sheriff says deputies who gunned down a man whose hands were raised believe he was holding a knife at the time.

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The regulatory agency overseeing Texas' oil and gas industry says a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Body cameras will become a more familiar sight in Dallas as the police department rolls out a program that will eventually outfit 1,000 officers with cameras.


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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