BJ Austin http://keranews.org en As Azle Residents Sound Off About Earthquakes Tonight, More Tremors Reported http://keranews.org/post/azle-residents-sound-about-earthquakes-tonight-more-tremors-reported <p>Critics of gas drilling will hold a public meeting in Azle Monday night.</p><p>The meeting comes as more earthquakes continue to rock the area northwest of Fort Worth. A 2.2-magnitude quake struck near Azle on Saturday. And yet another earthquake hit near Azle Monday morning, registering 3.1.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:17:01 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao & BJ Austin 43865 at http://keranews.org As Azle Residents Sound Off About Earthquakes Tonight, More Tremors Reported Dallas City Council Names Three City Manager Finalists, Including A.C. Gonzalez http://keranews.org/post/dallas-city-council-names-three-city-manager-finalists-including-ac-gonzalez <p>It took hours, behind closed doors, but Dallas City Council members narrowed their list from six candidates to three -- interim Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez, former North Carolina county manager David Cooke, and Deanna Santana, a city administrator in California.</p><p>A second round of interviews will begin next week.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:45:00 +0000 BJ Austin & Doualy Xaykaothao 43656 at http://keranews.org Dallas City Council Names Three City Manager Finalists, Including A.C. Gonzalez Bone Appétit? Plano To Consider Whether To Allow Pooches On Patios http://keranews.org/post/bone-app-tit-plano-consider-whether-allow-pooches-patios <p>A vote of the Plano City Council Tuesday night could open restaurant patios to diners and their dogs.</p><p>The issue was raised by the Katy Trail Ice House Outpost that opened last summer in Plano.&nbsp;The original Ice House in Dallas is a popular spot for Fido and friends, and operators wanted to do the same in Plano.</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:39:12 +0000 BJ Austin 42729 at http://keranews.org Bone Appétit? Plano To Consider Whether To Allow Pooches On Patios Fuel Spill Forces Six-Hour Closure Of Westbound Lanes Of Interstate 30 Near Downtown Dallas http://keranews.org/post/fuel-spill-forces-six-hour-closure-westbound-lanes-interstate-30-near-downtown-dallas <p><strong>Update, 2:57 p.m. Monday:</strong> A wreck involving an 18-wheeler caused big problems on westbound Interstate 30 near Sylvan Avenue in Dallas this morning.</p><p>“A car was trying to exit on Sylvan and hit the barrier," said Katrina Keys with TxDOT’s Horseshoe Project. "And then an 18-wheeler was trying to swerve out of the way and that’s when the 18-wheeler tipped over.&nbsp; And that’s really what caused all the traffic backup.”</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:26:13 +0000 BJ Austin 42711 at http://keranews.org Fuel Spill Forces Six-Hour Closure Of Westbound Lanes Of Interstate 30 Near Downtown Dallas Three Things You Need To Know About LBJ Freeway Toll Lanes That Debuted Over The Weekend http://keranews.org/post/three-things-you-need-know-about-lbj-freeway-toll-lanes-debuted-over-weekend <p>Last Saturday, you could start going faster on part of the chronically congested LBJ Freeway in north Dallas. But it’s going to cost you.</p><p>The so-called “managed toll lanes” are part of the $2 billion LBJ Express project and promise speeds of at least 50 miles an hour. The first segment of the so-called TEXpress managed toll lanes on LBJ is the 3-mile stretch between Preston Road and Greenville Avenue.&nbsp;</p><p>Here are three things you need to know:</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:07:58 +0000 BJ Austin & Eric Aasen 42612 at http://keranews.org Three Things You Need To Know About LBJ Freeway Toll Lanes That Debuted Over The Weekend When It Comes To The Flu, Texas Leads The Country -- And It's Getting Worse http://keranews.org/post/when-it-comes-flu-texas-leads-country-and-its-getting-worse <p>As we enter influenza season, the flu is hitting Texas hardest, according to the Centers for Disease Control.</p><p>Its website shows that levels of the illness are higher in Texas and Mississippi than all other states. That’s as of the latest report from the last week of November.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:48:50 +0000 BJ Austin & Eric Aasen 42567 at http://keranews.org When It Comes To The Flu, Texas Leads The Country -- And It's Getting Worse Dallas City Council Approves More Restrictive Gas Drilling Ordinance http://keranews.org/post/dallas-city-council-approves-more-restrictive-gas-drilling-ordinance <p>The Dallas City Council passed a new, more restrictive gas drilling ordinance this afternoon. It includes a 1,500-foot setback from homes, businesses, schools and other so-called protected uses.</p><p>An 11th hour amendment was approved that requires a tougher two-thirds majority council vote to reduce the setback.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:00:01 +0000 BJ Austin & Bill Zeeble 42515 at http://keranews.org Dallas City Council Approves More Restrictive Gas Drilling Ordinance 'Moguls For Cars:' What’s This Cobblestone Ice That’s Covering North Texas Roads? http://keranews.org/post/moguls-cars-what-s-cobblestone-ice-s-covering-north-texas-roads <p>The ice storm that’s blanketed North Texas streets and highways has spawned a new name: cobblestone ice.</p><p>Cobblestone ice – sounds poetic, doesn’t it?</p><p>Not if you’ve had to drive through it.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:50:18 +0000 Stella M. Chávez & BJ Austin 42412 at http://keranews.org 'Moguls For Cars:' What’s This Cobblestone Ice That’s Covering North Texas Roads? Man Arrested After Gun Fired Through Irving Motel Room Wall, Killing Woman http://keranews.org/post/man-arrested-after-gun-fired-through-irving-motel-room-wall-killing-woman <p>A 36-year-old man from Dallas has been charged with negligent homicide after his gun went off and the bullet killed a woman in the motel room next door.</p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:05:00 +0000 BJ Austin 41524 at http://keranews.org Man Arrested After Gun Fired Through Irving Motel Room Wall, Killing Woman Parkland Doctor Breaks 50-Year Silence About The Day JFK Was Shot http://keranews.org/post/parkland-doctor-breaks-50-year-silence-about-day-jfk-was-shot <p><em>Throughout November, KERA will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination by taking a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country, how it changed Dallas, and more.</em></p><p><em>Today, we take a look at Dr. Red Duke, who worked to save the life of John Connally, the Texas governor who was wounded after bullets struck Kennedy's motorcade. Connally sat in front of Kennedy. KERA's BJ Austin has the story:</em></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:02:00 +0000 BJ Austin 28378 at http://keranews.org Parkland Doctor Breaks 50-Year Silence About The Day JFK Was Shot