Shelley Kofler http://keranews.org en Construction Pain For Long-Term Gain With Mixmaster Highway Horseshoe Project http://keranews.org/post/construction-pain-long-term-gain-mixmaster-highway-horseshoe-project <p>Columns are sprouting, highways are being rerouted and displaced drivers are fuming.</p><p>Managers of the “Horseshoe” project, which is remaking part of downtown Dallas’ highway system, say the pain will eventually bring relief.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:10:03 +0000 Shelley Kofler 53096 at http://keranews.org Construction Pain For Long-Term Gain With Mixmaster Highway Horseshoe Project Tesla's Interest In Dallas County Inland Port Raises Profile Of Quiet Area http://keranews.org/post/teslas-interest-dallas-county-inland-port-raises-profile-quiet-area <p>Could South Dallas County become home to one of the world’s largest factories? Developers and local officials recently learned electric-car manufacturer Tesla is checking out an area known as the Inland Port as it considers where to build its battery plant.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:29:59 +0000 Shelley Kofler 53035 at http://keranews.org Tesla's Interest In Dallas County Inland Port Raises Profile Of Quiet Area Rep. Veasey Clocks In At Job Sites As He Campaigns For Higher Wages http://keranews.org/post/rep-veasey-clocks-job-sites-he-campaigns-higher-wages <p>As the congressman for a district with unemployment that's higher than the state average, and income that's lower,&nbsp;<a href="http://veasey.house.gov/"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Marc </span>Veasey</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has made jobs his top priority.&nbsp; Not just creating jobs, but raising salaries for the people who live in Congressional District 33 which stretches from West Fort Worth to West Dallas.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:39:33 +0000 Shelley Kofler 52971 at http://keranews.org Rep. Veasey Clocks In At Job Sites As He Campaigns For Higher Wages Davis And Abbott See National Guard Border Deployment Differently http://keranews.org/post/davis-and-abbott-see-national-guard-border-deployment-differently <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The candidates running for governor have opposing reactions to </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Perry’s decision to deploy 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border over the next month.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:06:52 +0000 Shelley Kofler 52896 at http://keranews.org Davis And Abbott See National Guard Border Deployment Differently A Death Sentence Or A Solution? Lt. Governor Candidates See Proposed Law Differently http://keranews.org/post/death-sentence-or-solution-lt-governor-candidates-see-proposed-law-differently <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The candidates for lieutenant governor have, not surprisingly, staked out opposing positions on a proposal that would speed the return of migrant children to their Central American countries.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:37:51 +0000 Shelley Kofler 52685 at http://keranews.org A Death Sentence Or A Solution? Lt. Governor Candidates See Proposed Law Differently State Document Warns Of Risk For Disease Outbreak In Border Detention Centers http://keranews.org/post/state-document-warns-risk-disease-outbreak-border-detention-centers <p>State health officials have alerted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about a potential for the outbreak of disease in border facilities where thousands of children are being detained.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:45:58 +0000 Shelley Kofler 52620 at http://keranews.org State Document Warns Of Risk For Disease Outbreak In Border Detention Centers Cornyn Expects Congress To Consider Child Immigration Bill Within Weeks http://keranews.org/post/cornyn-expects-congress-consider-child-immigration-bill-within-weeks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican Sen. John </span>Cornyn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> believes that by August Congress will take up a bipartisan immigration bill he is sponsoring with Rep. Henry </span>Cuellar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Democrat from Laredo.</span></p><p>The bill aims to speed the removal of thousands of migrant children from Central America who have crossed into the United States and are being detained at the border.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:23:14 +0000 Shelley Kofler 52588 at http://keranews.org Cornyn Expects Congress To Consider Child Immigration Bill Within Weeks Can Political, Faith Groups Build On The Immigration Exchange With Obama? http://keranews.org/post/can-political-faith-groups-build-immigration-exchange-obama <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">President Obama and<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;Gov</span>. Rick Perry put aside partisan differences, at least briefly, this week to share a helicopter across Dallas and discuss securing the border. The president and the governor then sat down with a group of local officials and religious leaders who are preparing to shelter 2,000 immigrant children who've been housed in cramped detention facilities.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:21:44 +0000 Shelley Kofler 52346 at http://keranews.org Can Political, Faith Groups Build On The Immigration Exchange With Obama? Four Reasons Why GOP Chose Cleveland Over Dallas For 2016 Convention http://keranews.org/post/four-reasons-why-gop-chose-cleveland-over-dallas-2016-convention <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Committee members choosing a site for the 2016 Republican National Convention said repeatedly they’d make a business decision, not a political one.&nbsp; But following the selection of Cleveland over Dallas Tuesday, those close to the negotiations said politics played a role.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:36:42 +0000 Shelley Kofler 52271 at http://keranews.org Four Reasons Why GOP Chose Cleveland Over Dallas For 2016 Convention At D/FW Airport, Wildlife Biologist Strikes -- Before Birds Can http://keranews.org/post/dfw-airport-wildlife-biologist-strikes-birds-can <p>Round the clock, D/FW International Airport employees are scouring the grounds looking for dangerous intruders. Not human terrorists. Those with feathers.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:14:58 +0000 Shelley Kofler 52059 at http://keranews.org At D/FW Airport, Wildlife Biologist Strikes -- Before Birds Can