Shelley Kofler http://keranews.org en Residents Opposed To White Rock Lake Restaurant Unload On Developers http://keranews.org/post/residents-opposed-white-rock-lake-restaurant-unload-developers <p>Residents near Dallas’ White Rock Lake unloaded on developers<br />Tuesday night as they pitched their plan for building a restaurant in the park at a location known as Boy Scout Hill.</p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:01:36 +0000 Shelley Kofler 48420 at http://keranews.org Residents Opposed To White Rock Lake Restaurant Unload On Developers Developers Hope To Counter Strong Opposition To White Rock Lake Restaurant Plan http://keranews.org/post/developers-hope-counter-strong-opposition-white-rock-lake-restaurant-plan <p>A standing-room only crowd is expected Tuesday night when developers try to sell East Dallas residents on their plan to build a restaurant in White Rock Lake Park.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">So far, opposition from those living near the lake has been loud and far outweighs any visible community support.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:23:51 +0000 Shelley Kofler 48369 at http://keranews.org Developers Hope To Counter Strong Opposition To White Rock Lake Restaurant Plan Texas Students Choose Career Paths In The Eighth Grade, And That's Creating Anxiety http://keranews.org/post/texas-students-choose-career-paths-eighth-grade-and-thats-creating-anxiety <p>A new Texas law requires public school students to decide a career track in eighth grade. It’s a sea change with challenges for schools -- and some anxiety for kids.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:51:19 +0000 Shelley Kofler 48223 at http://keranews.org Texas Students Choose Career Paths In The Eighth Grade, And That's Creating Anxiety Trailing In Polls, Wendy Davis Promises To 'Give It Everything I Have' http://keranews.org/post/trailing-polls-wendy-davis-promises-give-it-everything-i-have <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis continued her assault on Republican opponent Greg Abbott’s pre-kindergarten plan, this time in Dallas.</span></p><p>But as she spoke at the annual conference for the Texas Retired Teachers Association, a <a href="http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2014/04/republicans-lead-in-texas.html">new national poll</a> was released, showing the state senator from Fort Worth has made little headway in chiseling down Abbott’s lead.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:52:27 +0000 Shelley Kofler 48052 at http://keranews.org Trailing In Polls, Wendy Davis Promises To 'Give It Everything I Have' Seeking Photos Of Davis-Obama Meeting, Abbott Files FOIA Request With White House http://keranews.org/post/seeking-photos-davis-obama-meeting-abbott-files-foia-request-white-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Greg Abbott, the </span>Republican candidate for governor, wants copies of any photos taken when his Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, met Thursday with President Barack Obama.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To get them, Abbott has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the White House.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Davis’ campaign says she had a private meeting with the president at the </span>LBJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Library in Austin, where he helped commemorate the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:54:18 +0000 Shelley Kofler 47889 at http://keranews.org Seeking Photos Of Davis-Obama Meeting, Abbott Files FOIA Request With White House UNT-Dallas President Hopes To Set His Urban University Apart http://keranews.org/post/unt-dallas-president-hopes-set-his-urban-university-apart <p>The second president at the University of North Texas at Dallas says his priorities include keeping tuition low and forging a relationship with employers who will help train students for high-demand jobs. &nbsp;</p><p>President Ronald Brown talked with KERA's Shelley Kofler prior to giving his inaugural speech on Friday.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:00:58 +0000 Shelley Kofler 47882 at http://keranews.org UNT-Dallas President Hopes To Set His Urban University Apart Battle For Governor Shines A Light On Pre-K http://keranews.org/post/battle-governor-shines-light-pre-k <p>Dallas and Fort Worth school districts are ramping up efforts to enroll more eligible children in pre-kindergarten.&nbsp; The push comes as gubernatorial candidates Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis spar over who has a better plan for early education.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the pre-kindergarten class at </span><a href="http://www.goodstreetcc.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dallas’ Good Street Learning Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, it might seem like the 4-year-olds keeping time with rhythm sticks are just playing a game.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:16:29 +0000 Shelley Kofler 47799 at http://keranews.org Battle For Governor Shines A Light On Pre-K Ray Hutchison Remembered As Powerful Force Behind North Texas Landmarks http://keranews.org/post/ray-hutchison-remembered-powerful-force-behind-north-texas-landmarks <p>Former President George W. Bush and U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz were among the political elite who celebrated the life of Ray Hutchison Thursday.</p><p>The 81-year-old husband of former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison died Sunday of a heart problem, leaving behind a legacy that includes many of the biggest public projects in Dallas-Fort Worth. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:38:27 +0000 Shelley Kofler 47492 at http://keranews.org Ray Hutchison Remembered As Powerful Force Behind North Texas Landmarks Accusations Of Pay Discrimination In State Agencies Heats Up Texas Governor's Race http://keranews.org/post/accusations-pay-discrimination-state-agencies-heats-texas-governors-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrats in the Texas Senate are asking the lieutenant governor to investigate pay discrimination for women in state agencies, including the attorney general’s office.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s the latest salvo being fired by supporters of Democrat Wendy Davis, who has made equal pay a key issue in her race for governor against Republican Greg Abbott, the Texas attorney general.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 06:30:27 +0000 Shelley Kofler 47146 at http://keranews.org Accusations Of Pay Discrimination In State Agencies Heats Up Texas Governor's Race Lawmakers Worry Schools Aren't Prepared For New, Confusing Graduation Requirements http://keranews.org/post/lawmakers-worry-schools-arent-prepared-new-confusing-graduation-requirements <p>State lawmakers reviewing new graduation requirements that go into effect in the fall say they’re confusing and districts may not be prepared to implement them.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:43:55 +0000 Shelley Kofler 47087 at http://keranews.org Lawmakers Worry Schools Aren't Prepared For New, Confusing Graduation Requirements