Texas News http://keranews.org en Richardson Woman, Who Moved To Gaza For Love, Reflects On Life In A War Zone http://keranews.org/post/richardson-woman-who-moved-gaza-love-reflects-life-war-zone <p>Richardson native <a href="http://theexpatchronicles@tumblr.com">Mariam Muhanna</a> fell in love with a man from Gaza City. Last month, she traveled there to marry him. A week after their wedding, bombs destroyed parts of the city, killing four of her relatives.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:02:52 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 53319 at http://keranews.org Richardson Woman, Who Moved To Gaza For Love, Reflects On Life In A War Zone MillerCoors In Fort Worth Is Saving Water While Brewing Beer http://keranews.org/post/millercoors-fort-worth-saving-water-while-brewing-beer <p>The drought has tested industries across Texas in the last few years -- and it's even had an impact on beer.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Justin Martin 53254 at http://keranews.org MillerCoors In Fort Worth Is Saving Water While Brewing Beer A Friend Fleshes Out The Picture Of John Wiley Price: 'We Are All Stunned' http://keranews.org/post/friend-fleshes-out-picture-john-wiley-price-we-are-all-stunned <p>A 107-page federal indictment of County Commissioner John Wiley Price and three others painted a picture of conspiracy, tax fraud, and nearly $1 million in bribes. Rev.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gerald Britt says that’s not the whole picture. Britt, who’s vice president for public policy at </span>CitySquare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, wrote <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20140728-the-john-wiley-price-under-indictment-is-not-the-jwp-i-know.ece">an </a></span><a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20140728-the-john-wiley-price-under-indictment-is-not-the-jwp-i-know.ece">op-ed</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20140728-the-john-wiley-price-under-indictment-is-not-the-jwp-i-know.ece"> column</a> in today’s Dallas Morning News about the case and sat down with </span>KERA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:11:11 +0000 Courtney Collins & Rick Holter 53317 at http://keranews.org A Friend Fleshes Out The Picture Of John Wiley Price: 'We Are All Stunned' Salvadoran Girl Shares Her Dangerous Journey To North Texas http://keranews.org/post/salvadoran-girl-shares-her-dangerous-journey-north-texas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So far, most of the debate over the immigrant children who </span><a href="http://keranews.org/post/mayors-urge-action-curb-number-children-crossing-us-border" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">have crossed the Texas border</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been political. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday, an event featuring religious and community leaders supporting those children put a spotlight on a girl in the middle of that debate. She told her story with the help of a translator.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:56:39 +0000 Stella M. Chávez 53259 at http://keranews.org Salvadoran Girl Shares Her Dangerous Journey To North Texas Dallas Animal Shelter Overwhelmed With Cats And Dogs As Owners Return Their Pets http://keranews.org/post/dallas-animal-shelter-overwhelmed-cats-and-dogs-owners-return-their-pets <p>Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center says its shelter is full and officials are encouraging North Texans to adopt.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:16:50 +0000 Eric Aasen 53235 at http://keranews.org Dallas Animal Shelter Overwhelmed With Cats And Dogs As Owners Return Their Pets Fort Worth Celebrates National Day Of The American Cowboy http://keranews.org/post/fort-worth-celebrates-national-day-american-cowboy <p>A herd of Texas Longhorns, a cow chip throwing contest, and cowboy karaoke attracted some 12,000 people on Saturday during Fort Worth's&nbsp;National Day of the American Cowboy.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:00:30 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 53186 at http://keranews.org Fort Worth Celebrates National Day Of The American Cowboy New Bike Czar Ashley Haire On The Roadblocks To Making Dallas Bike-Friendly http://keranews.org/post/new-bike-czar-ashley-haire-roadblocks-making-dallas-bike-friendly <p>No doubt about it: North Texas is car country. <a href="http://bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/ACS_report_final_forweb_2.pdf">The League of American Bicyclists ranked</a> the 70 biggest U.S. cities in share of bike commuters, and four of the bottom 12 were in North Texas. Dallas came in at No. 65, and the city's new bike czar, Ashley Haire, is determined to change that. She sits down with KERA's vice president of news, Rick Holter, in this week's Friday Conversation.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:54:49 +0000 Krystina Martinez & Rick Holter 53098 at http://keranews.org New Bike Czar Ashley Haire On The Roadblocks To Making Dallas Bike-Friendly Neighbors React To The Arrest Of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price http://keranews.org/post/neighbors-react-arrest-dallas-county-commissioner-john-wiley-price <p>At Lake Cliff Park in southwest Dallas, across from the home of John Wiley Price, a man pulled up in his white SUV, got out of his vehicle, and raised his fists in the air, yelling “victory.” &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:28:42 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 53152 at http://keranews.org Neighbors React To The Arrest Of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price From The Newsroom: The Indictment Of John Wiley Price, A Special Report http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-indictment-john-wiley-price-special-report <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A special report from the KERA Newsroom:&nbsp;</strong>Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was arrested today on charges of bribery, conspiracy, and tax fraud. Bill Zeeble breaks down the indictment as well as the events that led up to his arrest, and county officials and constituents react.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:07:25 +0000 Krystina Martinez 53150 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: The Indictment Of John Wiley Price, A Special Report Watch John Wiley Price After His 1991 Trial: 'It's A Racist System' [Video] http://keranews.org/post/watch-john-wiley-price-after-his-1991-trial-its-racist-system-video <p>In 1991, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was found guilty of a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 75 days in jail for breaking the windshield wipers off a woman’s car during a protest.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here is news coverage from </span>KERA-TV<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of his </span>weeklong<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> trial and sentencing more than 20 years ago.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:25:51 +0000 Eric Aasen 53129 at http://keranews.org Watch John Wiley Price After His 1991 Trial: 'It's A Racist System' [Video]