BJ Austin http://keranews.org en More Toll Lanes To Open Along I-35E This Weekend http://keranews.org/post/more-toll-lanes-open-along-i-35e-weekend <p>A new stretch of&nbsp;TEXpress toll lanes will open&nbsp;Saturday&nbsp;on I-35E. It’s the second segment of so-called managed lanes in the $2.7 billion <a href="http://www.lbjtexpress.com/">LBJ Express Project</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 03:27:00 +0000 BJ Austin & Krystina Martinez 52379 at http://keranews.org More Toll Lanes To Open Along I-35E This Weekend Arlington Police Officer Saves The Same Pit Bull Twice http://keranews.org/post/arlington-police-officer-saves-same-pit-bull-twice <p>Last month’s Facebook posting of Arlington Police Sgt. Gary Carter’s gentle handling of a pit bull on the loose went viral and has had more than 12 million views.&nbsp;Now, Sgt. Carter has saved the same pit bull again.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:09:16 +0000 BJ Austin 52345 at http://keranews.org Arlington Police Officer Saves The Same Pit Bull Twice Texas Confirms First Human Case Of Chikungunya, A Mosquito-Borne Illness http://keranews.org/post/texas-confirms-first-human-case-chikungunya-mosquito-borne-illness <p><span lang="EN">State health officials have confirmed the first human case of chikungunya in Texas.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span lang="EN">It’s a mosquito-borne illness that can cause very severe joint pain, a rash, and high fever. But it’s rarely fatal.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:39:03 +0000 BJ Austin 52158 at http://keranews.org Texas Confirms First Human Case Of Chikungunya, A Mosquito-Borne Illness A Year After A Deadly Tornado Ripped Through Granbury, The Rebuilding Continues http://keranews.org/post/year-after-deadly-tornado-ripped-through-granbury-rebuilding-continues <p>A year ago Thursday, the most powerful North Texas tornado in two decades ripped through Granbury, southwest of Fort Worth.&nbsp; It devastated one neighborhood in particular: Rancho Brazos. Six people were killed and several dozen were injured. A year later, the rebuilding continues.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 21:15:15 +0000 BJ Austin 49496 at http://keranews.org A Year After A Deadly Tornado Ripped Through Granbury, The Rebuilding Continues 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