Texas News http://keranews.org en Dallas Police Chief David Brown: Shouting Is What Leads To Healing http://keranews.org/post/dallas-police-chief-david-brown-shouting-what-leads-healing <p>It’s been almost two weeks since a police officer shot an unarmed man in Ferguson, Mo., and only in the last few days has the suburban St. Louis town started to calm down. In today's Friday Conversation, Dallas Police&nbsp;Chief David Brown talks about how he's managed to avoid that kind of unrest and whether&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">law enforcement has become too militarized.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:52:16 +0000 Krystina Martinez & Rick Holter 54458 at http://keranews.org Dallas Police Chief David Brown: Shouting Is What Leads To Healing Dallas Reacts To Unrest In Ferguson, Missouri http://keranews.org/post/dallas-reacts-unrest-ferguson-missouri <p>The ripples of tension that began in Ferguson, Missouri 12 days ago are being felt in North Texas.</p><p>There have been town hall meetings, heated exchanges and several protests.</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:39:25 +0000 Courtney Collins 54457 at http://keranews.org Dallas Reacts To Unrest In Ferguson, Missouri In Dallas, Poverty Has Skyrocketed Over The Past Decade http://keranews.org/post/dallas-poverty-has-skyrocketed-over-past-decade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dallas’ poor population has exploded.</span></p><p>From 2000 to 2012, the number of poor people in Dallas rose by 41 percent. That far outweighs the city's overall 5 percent population growth during the same period.</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:05:00 +0000 BJ Austin & Eric Aasen 54439 at http://keranews.org In Dallas, Poverty Has Skyrocketed Over The Past Decade The Dallas-To-Houston Bullet Train Could Change Everything http://keranews.org/post/dallas-houston-bullet-train-could-change-everything <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For years, the Japanese company behind the world’s first and busiest high-speed rail system has been itching to enter the U.S. high-speed rail market, hoping to sell one of the world’s ripest passenger rail markets on its breathtakingly fast </span>Shinkansen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> bullet trains.</span></p><p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:48:24 +0000 Aman Batheja Texas Tribune & Stephen J Smith Next City 54389 at http://keranews.org The Dallas-To-Houston Bullet Train Could Change Everything Private Practice Doctors Help North Texas VA Meet Demand http://keranews.org/post/private-practice-doctors-help-north-texas-va-meet-demand <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">In Texas, four medical centers serving veterans have some of the nation’s worst wait times for new patients. To speed up access to health care, the North Texas VA is ramping up partnerships with local providers.</span></p><p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:48:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 54320 at http://keranews.org Private Practice Doctors Help North Texas VA Meet Demand KERA Newsroom: Paying Up For Medicaid -- And Youth Sports http://keranews.org/post/kera-newsroom-paying-medicaid-and-youth-sports <p><strong>Top stories this morning from the KERA&nbsp;newsroom: </strong>Texas could still wrangle Medicaid money under the Affordable Care Act if two impassioned lawmakers have their way;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Zeeble<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> checks in with our Class of '17 basketball player who's trading up; we&nbsp;indulge in delicacies of the State Fair.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:01:52 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht 54317 at http://keranews.org KERA Newsroom: Paying Up For Medicaid -- And Youth Sports From The Newsroom: Quints In College; DART's New Stop At DFW Airport http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-quints-college-darts-new-stop-dfw-airport <p><strong>This morning's top local stories from the</strong>&nbsp;<strong>KERA</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Newsroom: </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Diaz quintuplets moved in to their dorms at the University of North Texas over the weekend.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:54:09 +0000 Krystina Martinez 54260 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: Quints In College; DART's New Stop At DFW Airport From DART To DFW: Now You Can Take The Train To Catch Your Plane http://keranews.org/post/dart-dfw-now-you-can-take-train-catch-your-plane <p>You can now take a DART train all the way to&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">DFW International Airport.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:02:00 +0000 Shelley Kofler & Krystina Martinez 54184 at http://keranews.org From DART To DFW: Now You Can Take The Train To Catch Your Plane Gov. Rick Perry Indicted; Charged With Coercion Over Integrity Unit Veto Threat http://keranews.org/post/gov-rick-perry-indicted-charged-coercion-over-integrity-unit-veto-threat <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">A grand jury indicted Gov.&nbsp;<a data-tooltip="/directory/rick-perry/quicklook/" href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/rick-perry/" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 137, 144);">Rick Perry</a>&nbsp;on Friday on charges of abuse of power and coercion as part of an ethics inquiry into his veto of funding for the state’s public integrity unit.&nbsp;</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;"> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:28:00 +0000 Eli Okun and Gilad Edelman Texas Tribune 54181 at http://keranews.org Gov. Rick Perry Indicted; Charged With Coercion Over Integrity Unit Veto Threat Where Do Texans Come From? Oklahoma To Mexico To Vietnam http://keranews.org/post/where-do-texans-come-oklahoma-mexico-vietnam <p>It’s one thing to be a Texan – it’s another to be a native Texan. It’s a badge of pride in these parts.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">So how many Texans are natives?</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:25:55 +0000 Eric Aasen 54158 at http://keranews.org Where Do Texans Come From? Oklahoma To Mexico To Vietnam