Texas News http://keranews.org en Developers Are Suspending Efforts To Build Controversial White Rock Lake Restaurant http://keranews.org/post/developers-are-suspending-efforts-build-controversial-white-rock-lake-restaurant <p>A spokesperson for developers Lyle Burgin and Rick Kopf&nbsp;says they have decided to suspend their efforts to build a restaurant on Boy Scout Hill in Dallas' White Rock Lake Park.</p><p>The announcement follows a<a href="http://keranews.org/post/residents-opposed-white-rock-lake-restaurant-proposal-unload-developers"> raucous meeting Tuesday night </a>with 500 vocal opponents, most of whom live near the park. &nbsp;Many objected to giving up two-and-a half acres of open space <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 22px;">and native blackland prairie for a moderately upscale restaurant and 160 parking spots.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:45:28 +0000 Shelley Kofler 48500 at http://keranews.org Developers Are Suspending Efforts To Build Controversial White Rock Lake Restaurant Residents Opposed To White Rock Lake Restaurant Proposal Unload On Developers http://keranews.org/post/residents-opposed-white-rock-lake-restaurant-proposal-unload-developers <p>Residents near Dallas’ White Rock Lake unloaded on developers Tuesday night as they pitched their plan for building a restaurant in the park at a location known as Boy Scout Hill.</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:53:16 +0000 Shelley Kofler 48420 at http://keranews.org Residents Opposed To White Rock Lake Restaurant Proposal 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 Bill Blair Jr., Dallas Newspaper Publisher And Former Negro Leagues Pitcher, Dies At 92 http://keranews.org/post/bill-blair-jr-dallas-newspaper-publisher-and-former-negro-leagues-pitcher-dies-92 <p>A Negro Leagues pitcher who started Dallas’ first black weekly in the late 1940s has died. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">William “Bill” Blair Jr., was an athlete, a newspaper publisher, and a civil rights activist.</span> He was 92.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:51:30 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 48335 at http://keranews.org Bill Blair Jr., Dallas Newspaper Publisher And Former Negro Leagues Pitcher, Dies At 92 With New Cottages, Dallas' Homeless Getting Keys To A Better Future http://keranews.org/post/new-cottages-dallas-homeless-getting-keys-better-future <p></p><p></p><p>Chronic homelessness can seem unsolvable. People bounce around from the street to jail to hospitals and back to the street. On Thursday, ground was broken on an $8 million effort to stop that cycle in southern Dallas. It's called the <a href="http://www.contects.com/projects/cottages-hickory-crossing?bc=list">Cottages at Hickory Crossing</a>.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:16:09 +0000 Stella M. Chávez 48221 at http://keranews.org With New Cottages, Dallas' Homeless Getting Keys To A Better Future Marking The One-Year Anniversary Of The West Explosion http://keranews.org/post/marking-one-year-anniversary-west-explosion <p>Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the day when West, Texas, changed forever. A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant rocked the small town in McLennan County, killing 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, and injuring more than 200.</p><p>A memorial service, called West 4-17 Forever Forward, takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the West Fair and Rodeo Grounds. A moment of silence will be observed at 7:51 p.m., marking the time of the explosion.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:01:49 +0000 Eric Aasen & Doualy Xaykaothao 48121 at http://keranews.org Marking The One-Year Anniversary Of The West Explosion South Korea Ferry Disaster Sends Shock Waves All The Way To North Texas http://keranews.org/post/south-korea-ferry-disaster-sends-shock-waves-all-way-north-texas <p>The ferry that sank off the Korean peninsula is sending shock waves all the way to North Texas.</p><p>Minjung<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Kim got word of the ship sinking overnight, and immediately went to work, getting the latest details for her broadcast on <a href="http://dalkora.com/">Dallas Korean Radio</a>, AM 730.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p>“Especially the fact that most of the passengers were young high school kids makes this tragedy even more painful,” Kim told KERA. “The whole nation of Korea is in shock.”</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:19:47 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 48104 at http://keranews.org South Korea Ferry Disaster Sends Shock Waves All The Way To North Texas Dallas Is The Worst Outdoor City In America, Outside Magazine Declares http://keranews.org/post/dallas-worst-outdoor-city-america-outside-magazine-declares <p>Dallas isn’t outdoorsy, <em>Outside</em> magazine says. It calls Dallas “outdoor-challenged.” In fact, the magazine has declared that Dallas is the worst outdoor city in the country.</p><p><em>Outside</em> surveyed the 50 biggest cities in the country. So how did the magazine crunch the numbers?</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:03:04 +0000 Eric Aasen 48043 at http://keranews.org Dallas Is The Worst Outdoor City In America, Outside Magazine Declares UT-Austin To Pluck Maroon Bluebonnets, But Flower Creator Says It's No Prank http://keranews.org/post/ut-austin-pluck-maroon-bluebonnets-flower-creator-says-its-no-prank <p>There’s another twist in the scandal that should be known as Bluebonnet-gate. Or maybe we should call it Maroonbonnet-gate?</p><p>That’s not exactly the color of choice for University of Texas Longhorns. So when maroon-and-white bluebonnets began sprouting in the shadow of the UT Tower this spring, the burnt-orange brigades saw red. Accusations flew.</p><p>Two Texas A&amp;M horticulturists developed a maroon bluebonnet, but one told KERA he doesn’t think the UT version is the real thing.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:10:38 +0000 Eric Aasen & Krystina Martinez 48044 at http://keranews.org UT-Austin To Pluck Maroon Bluebonnets, But Flower Creator Says It's No Prank 15 Amazing Things You Should Know About Texas Bluebonnets http://keranews.org/post/15-amazing-things-you-should-know-about-texas-bluebonnets <p>It’s time for the bluebonnet bonanza.</p><p>For just a few sweet weeks across North Texas, bluebonnets are in bloom. But act fast: They don’t last long. They’re about to peak across the metro area. (You have until Easter weekend to catch the peak.) But the flowers should last through the end of April – and perhaps into early May if we’re lucky.</p><p>Texans have long been fascinated by bluebonnets. Join us as we travel virtually through the bluebonnets – you might just learn something new about Texas’ favorite flower.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:32:06 +0000 Eric Aasen 47833 at http://keranews.org 15 Amazing Things You Should Know About Texas Bluebonnets