Texas News http://keranews.org en Construction "Pain" For Long-Term "Gain" With Horseshoe Road Project http://keranews.org/post/construction-pain-long-term-gain-horseshoe-road-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 Horseshoe Road Project Dallas County To Exonerate Man Who Didn't Request DNA Testing http://keranews.org/post/dallas-county-exonerate-man-who-didnt-request-dna-testing <p class="Default"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;color:windowtext">Dallas County is set to exonerate another North Texan.</span></p><p class="Default"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 23px;">What makes this case different is that Michael Phillips didn’t request DNA testing or actively proclaim his innocence. That’s a first for Dallas County – or anywhere in the country, according to the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 23px;">Dallas County District Attorney’s office and</span><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 23px;"> the National Registry of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Exonerations</span><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 23px;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:55:52 +0000 Eric Aasen 53084 at http://keranews.org Dallas County To Exonerate Man Who Didn't Request DNA Testing 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 New Texas Law Led to Statewide Drop in Abortions, Report Says http://keranews.org/post/new-texas-law-led-statewide-drop-abortions-report-says <p>The number&nbsp;of abortions in Texas decreased by about&nbsp;13 percent statewide and 21 percent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley following the passage of strict abortion regulations that went into effect last November, according to a <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001078241400568X">report</a> that academic researchers released Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:58:21 +0000 Gilad Edelman Texas Tribune 53015 at http://keranews.org New Texas Law Led to Statewide Drop in Abortions, Report Says Texas Is One Of The Worst States For Kids, Survey Says http://keranews.org/post/texas-one-worst-states-kids-survey-says <p>An annual national report on children's well-being doesn’t have a lot of good news for Texas. The Kids Count study, released by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aecf.org/" target="_blank">Annie E. Casey Foundation</a>, shows that Texas still ranks in the bottom 10 states.</p><p>To be precise, Texas is No. 43.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:00:07 +0000 Stella M. Chávez 52972 at http://keranews.org Texas Is One Of The Worst States For Kids, Survey Says KERA News Adds 6 Trophies To Award Shelf; That's 21 So Far This Year http://keranews.org/post/kera-news-adds-6-trophies-award-shelf-thats-21-so-far-year <p>KERA News collected a half-dozen trophies last weekend, these from the Houston Press Club's Lone Star Awards. That brings the station's total award haul this year to 21 -- including second place for best newscast among large stations nationally from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. Here's a rundown of the station's awards this year.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:17:38 +0000 Rick Holter 52945 at http://keranews.org KERA News Adds 6 Trophies To Award Shelf; That's 21 So Far This Year Catholic Bishops Respond To Perry's Plan To Send 1,000 Guard Troops To Border http://keranews.org/post/catholic-bishops-respond-perrys-plan-send-1000-guard-troops-border <p>In Austin, Governor Rick Perry announced his plan to send a thousand members of the Texas National Guard to the border. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>“I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault, and little children from Central America are detained in squalor.”</p><p>Perry said the troops would help take the pressure off the Border Patrol.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:35:25 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 52902 at http://keranews.org Catholic Bishops Respond To Perry's Plan To Send 1,000 Guard Troops To Border Migrant Heads Home To Mexico — And Joins Fight Against Cartel http://keranews.org/post/migrant-heads-home-mexico-and-joins-fight-against-cartel In the western Mexican state of Michoacan, civilian militias have challenged a powerful drug cartel known as the Knights Templar. The vigilante uprising, which spurred the Mexican government to send soldiers and police to help counter the cartel, was fueled by migrants who returned to Mexico after years living north of the border.<p>Reny Pineda, who was raised in Los Angeles, is one of those migrants. When he returned to his homeland in Mexico, he found a new life fighting drug lords.<p>Today, Pineda's life revolves around the vast lemon groves that perfume the fertile lowlands of Michoacan. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:43:45 +0000 editor 52869 at http://keranews.org Migrant Heads Home To Mexico — And Joins Fight Against Cartel Perry Expected To Send 1,000 From National Guard To Border http://keranews.org/post/perry-expected-send-1000-national-guard-border <p><em>Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Rick Perry is expected to make an announcement about border security this afternoon, &nbsp;a Texan was one of two Americans killed in Gaza fighting over the weekend,&nbsp;</em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">it’s been 45 years since the first sighting of the “Lake Worth Monster,”&nbsp;</em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">and more.</em></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:22:00 +0000 Krystina Martinez 52850 at http://keranews.org Perry Expected To Send 1,000 From National Guard To Border Even Without Expansion, More Texans Have Enrolled In Medicaid http://keranews.org/post/even-without-expansion-more-texans-have-enrolled-medicaid <p>The number of Texans enrolled in Medicaid has grown by 80,000 despite the Texas Legislature's decision last year to reject the program's expansion under the federal Affordable Care Act.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:38:49 +0000 Associated Press 52659 at http://keranews.org Even Without Expansion, More Texans Have Enrolled In Medicaid